Humptulips Chinook 2016 (NOW BOOKING)

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September and October Olympic Peninsula  Chinook are coming!

Kings are here! the Pre-Season predictions are healthy with almost 14,000 fall Chinook coming to the Humptulips river this year. This is a IDENTICAL preseason forcast from last seasons excellent return. I am offering First class guided trips down the Humptulips for Kings in September for the low-water tidal influenced special fishery. I also have a few backup options available if deemed necessary. Brand new Shimano reels for this season, im looking forward to bending some rods on BIG KINGS! visit my calandar below and select the day or days you would like to fish. Float and Egg, Backbouncing, Twitching Jigs and Swinging Spinners are a few of the techniques commonly used on my guided trips for chinook.

Also booking late october trips for the Queets River inside the Olympic National Park. These trips are offered mid-late October. (Possibility this system will close for October)

Listen to my recent LIVE ESPN 710am The Outdoorline radio report on Humptulips Kings and surrounding rivers ⇓

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

**We are offering AM and PM trips for tidewater chrome chinook! limits should be easy enough to obtain both morning and evening trips! need to work a certain day in the morning but still want to catch chrome in the evening?! afternoon trips start at 1pm! limits should be easy before dusk, message me if you have a day in mind for an afternoon trip**


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King Salmon Photos from 2015 season!

How about a true 50lb Washington Wild Chinook! – Released to spawn
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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.


(EARLY BOOKING) Olympic Peninsula Winter Steelhead 2017!

First Class Winter Steelhead Trips
On some of the BEST steelhead water in our state
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
Wynoochee Humptulips Clearwater Queets Upper Quinault

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If you are interested in Booking a First Class Guided Trip for the 2015-2016 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 “message tab” at the top of the website. Please visit my booking page for my “booking policy” I dont require deposits but you may want to glance at my policy’s, thanks! and lets catch your dream steelhead. PLEASE NOTE: I am not the cheapest guide, but my price reflects the Quality of my trips, from my equipment to the riverside photography, book with confidence. 

Cost – (minimum of two anglers)

 $250 Per Person
Wynoochee Humptulips Satsop Clearwater

$275 Per Person
Queets and Upper Quinault Olympic National Park

$375 – Single Angler (Private Boat)

$225 – 3 Anglers 

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Tips for Early Season Hatchery Steelhead Success

By: Joseph Princen (JP)

Listen to my most recent 710-AM ESPN RADIO LIVE INTERVIEW (12-12-15) on early season steelhead success!


Hatchery Steelhead are similar to the big brother, the wild steelhead, but their feed and aggression levels can be much different at times. There is simply no denying the Hatchery Steelhead loves their snacks; Eggs, Prawns, Sand shrimp, Tuna belly’s and even Burkley Powerbait.
Without a doubt the most common form of success when targeting terminal hatchery fish inside a river system with light or heavy pressure is bait. The type of bait can set you apart on a day with heavy traffic. Being that one person from the bank or boat simply offering something with a slightly different color, flavor or scent can make your success much higher, buying the one product in the Isle at the sporting good store that hasn’t been used and mixing it with the most used product or most common prodcut/color is an example of standing out and being creative.
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Husband and Wife / Father and Son Trip Freindly!!

Have an inexperienced wife? A first time with your son or just want to get out and do some Olympic Peninsula scenic fishing for fall salmon yourself, I’ve ran many trips over the past 5 years for people with all levels of experience and ages and have made some very fun priceless memories! its no sweat, we will take our time. I’m Booking Fall Salmon trips on the Humptulips and surrounding river systems starting with kings this September/October, message me for details. I will be posting reports on Steelhead University starting next week all season.

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(New) Alaska Steel 2015 | Centerpin Fishing Alaska Steelhead

Watch us tear up “The Last Frontier!”
Interested in a Firstclass Guided Centerpin Trip? feel free to view my, Centerpin Fishing Page and email or call me with any questions!

Winter Steelheading with JPsGuideService

20+-26Steelhead are showing in good numbers on the coast of Washington already this December, we are averaging 5-8 hookup opportunities per day on these elusive and beautiful fish. Our biggest nemesis for the 2015 season will be the massive amount of rainfall that we have just experienced during the ladder part of 2014, lets hope it stops!

Im targeting Steelhead in the Wynoochee, Humptulips, Hoh, Queets, Clearwater and Satsop rivers as options for our guided trip.

Your chance of catching a large hatchery Steelhead in the 14-20lb range is at its highest chance in early January and throughout the rest of the month. Continue reading