Early January Wynoochee Steelhead

In addition to the amazing wild steelhead catch and release fishery JP’s Guide Service excels with, we also know our hatchery steelhead very well. The Wynoochee Offers great fishing the first 2-3 weeks of January. typically the average sized steelhead here is bigger than most of the hatchery systems in our state. With a 2 hatchery steelhead per-person limit, the typical steelhead weighs near 10lbs. Commonly catching 15lb, 18b and even 20lb hatchery steelhead that pull hard. Techniques include, bobber dogging bait, float and jig fishing and sometimes plug fishing. Visit the booking calendar below to book your wynoochee steelhead trip.

(visit booking calendar below on this page to book, in the notes mention wynoochee steelhead)


John with a 20lb wynoochee hatchery buck

Edwin pictured here with a set of beautiful twin hens on the Wynoochee

Edwin pictured here with a set of beautiful twin hens on the Wynoochee



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Olympic Peninsula Trophy Winter Steelhead

First Class Winter Steelhead Trips

Wynoochee Humptulips Clearwater Queets Upper Quinault
Specializing in guided trips with Centerpin Rods
Specialized Catch and Release trips targeting only Trophy Natives
Brand new 2016 GLoomis & Shimano Reels
Beautiful 17×60′ heated willie driftboat
Professional Riverside Photography
Fun, Educational Environment for all Experience Levels



If you are interested in Booking a First Class Guided Trip for the winter Steelhead season? Please Scroll through the Calendar Below and Select the day that works best for you. Fill out the details and please be sure to leave me a note on the details of your trip, such as; Names or Questions regarding the trip. If you have additional questions about these trips and are NOT sure about booking, please send me a message by clicking the “contact” tab at the top of menu bar of the website.
Please visit my booking page for my “booking policy” I don’t require deposits but you may want to glance at my policy’s, thanks! and lets catch your dream Steelhead. book with confidence.


Timing of Wild Fish runs
Early January Lots of hatchery fish on the wynoochee and few wilds but BIG. Mid-Late Janaury for Biggest wild Fish and shot at decent numbers as well as the peak for Hatchery Fish – February for peak of wild return late month and chance at a big one – March for Big fish and all around numbers of fish. April – for low pressure and big fish on two remote rivers.

Cost – (minimum of two anglers)

 $250 Per Person
♦Wynoochee ♦Humptulips♦Clearwater

$275 Per Person
Queets and Upper Quinault Olympic National Park

$375 – Single Angler (Private Boat)
♦Any of the above rivers

$225 – Per Person – 3 Anglers Total – Discounted
♦Any of the above rivers

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November Coho 2016!

October has started off with a bang for coho! Coho have been Massive this year and showing in Good Numbers. Typically the peak for Coho on the coast doesnt come until around mid/late November! 


Past week has been stellar for coho with no end in site! october 12th 2016


The Coho Return is very healthy on the coast this year, November is prime time for coho with the return peaking around thanksgiving, we will have huge chrome coho running all the way into early december this year. This is a great fishery for all ages, Trips usually include: Twitching Jigs and Retrieving Hoochie Spinners


230 Per Person (2 anglers)
200 Per Person (3 anglers total)
375 for a single to (book the boat)
Gratuities are welcome, if your trip is satisfactory

I have only a few november dates left! 

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Learning new Techniques with JPS Guide Service (Fall Salmon 2016)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to Back Bounce eggs over a ledge gently into the mouth of an oversized chinook? Or properly rig a Float & Egg setup for heavy water Chinook fishing? What about how to effectively Twitch a Jig with the perfect rhythm motion for that feisty Coho to snap. JP’s Guide Service wants you to learn anything you want to learn about River Fishing Fall Salmon or Winter Run Steelhead. All you need to do is book a trip come along and ask any question you may have.

Techniques Include:
Swinging Spinners:
“Proper Presentation, Custom Colors and Hoochies”
Float and Eggs: “Proper Presentation, Which hooks, weights and floats for different types of water”
Twitching Jigs: “Proper Presentation, Kings or Coho, Colors and Styles”
Back-Bouncing: One of the hardest… “Which Weights, Droppers, Type of water and Boat maneuvering and the Presentation and Feel of the bite”
Back-Trolling Plugs or Divers: “Which Colors, Styles, How to properly Wrap Plugs so they run correctly and cures for plug baitwraps”
Bobber Dogging: “Proper Setup, Floats, Weights leader lengths, Bobber Stops and Presentation, salmon setups vs steelhead setups
Float and Jig: A chums favorite! colors, sizes and types of water to find those striped feisty creatures”

Watch out - Bob's pretty deadly with his Perfect "Low and Slow" Hoochie spinner technique. Those silvers dont stand a chance!

Watch out – Bob’s pretty deadly with his Perfect “Low and Slow” #5 Vibrax hoochie spinner techniques. Those silvers dont stand a chance with the custom colors!


One of the biggest Float and Egg Chinook ever caught with JP’s Guide Service over 40lbs!!! Using Heavy 1oz, Floats, 1oz weights and additional UV-bait weight to get down deep enough to the biggest kings

Wendy with a MONSTER coho caught with 1/2oz Cerise Head Purple and Black body Hawken Twitching Jig, using dramatic Up and down motions that attracted bigger fish this day.

Wendy with a MONSTER coho caught with 1/2oz Cerise Head Purple and Black body Hawken Twitching Jig, using dramatic Up and down motions that attracted bigger fish this day.