Come use the best equipment on the market, Fetha Styx’s Custom made these rods just for JP’s Guide Service. They are an Ultra Light counter balanced 6-12 blank with a rose wood reel seating. These rods will out perform anything you’ve ever used on any other gear based guided trip, hands down. The bend on big fish is unprecedented.
This is my biggest steelhead of my life. He was roughly measured inside of a knotless, rubber coated “conservation” catch and release net. He was roughly 39″x21″, a true trophy and a very memorable experience that will stick with me the rest of my life. The big fish are moving in the river systems now and specially after this rainfall we just late in late February the Native Steelhead catch & release fishery should begin its climb, now until the peak which is usually around mid-march. During this time of year, I switch from #4 hooks to #2 sized hooks and up my main line to 12lb P-line CX premium. If i’m fishing Pink Worms, I will use 17lb CX Premium to a 1/0 Owner Mosquito hook. Pink Worms are normally fished in more “dangerous” river situations, meaning they are fished close to log-jams, boulders, overhanging tree’s, clay shelves and other “obstacles” which requires an angler to stretch the limits of “powering” the fish away from these obstacles which could result in breaking off with the lighter tackle used for smaller hatchery fish. Continue reading
My new video with over 2,000 views in its two weeks! you have to see the beauty of Alaskan Steelheading and the Adventures you will find on all my trips!
Footage from 2013′s steelhead season as well as some extravagant adventures to Mexico & Alaska for mahi mahi & rainbows on the fly! Some of these clips are Actual Guided trip’s and some are for fun in my own pursuit of this passion that made me become a Guide.
Outdoor Line “Young Gun” Joseph Princen checks in with some late season steelhead strategies.
Steelhead are showing in good numbers on the coast of Washington already this December, we are averaging 5 — 10 hookup’s per day on these elusive and beautiful fish.
Im targeting Steelhead in the Wynoochee, Humptulips, Hoh, Bogecheil and Satsop rivers.
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
Going With The Flow / The Outdoor Line
By Joseph Princen
The past few weeks have been nothing short of challenging, trying to persuade those silvery ghosts to commit to the presentation you spent hours prepping, tying, wrapping and curing. One thing is certain, when it all works out there is nothing more spectacular than rolling fresh chrome in shallow gin-clear water. Its an image you’ll never forget. Its burned into your mind and it will replay over and over in slow motion bringing you back again and again for more. Continue reading