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Winter Steelhead on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula


Experience the beauty of the Pacific northwest and chase bright steelhead with the guides from Jack Mitchell’s, The Evening Hatch.

The Olympic Peninsula is some of the best fly fishing for these incredible sea going winter runs. There are a myriad of rivers on the Olympic Peninsula – The Hoh, Upper Queets, Upper Quinault, Clearwater, Humptulips, Wynoochee etc… These watersheds all originate from the foothills, glaciers and peaks of the Olympic Mountain range. The Evening Hatch is well versed in both single hand and double hand rod tactics for pursuing these hard fighting fish. They will cater to whatever technique suits you, and will work with you to create the perfect itinerary whether you want to fish a day or several in this amazing place.

Private Water:
The Upper Wynoochee River

The Upper Wynoochee flows through private timber land and some of it is accessible for the general public. However, they have secured a lease on the initial 17 miles of the river . This particular river offers a substantial population of big hatchery brood stock and SOME wild fish that will test your gear and your skills. The best of the best on the ‘Nooch’ is January – February so book early to experience this prime time!

Overnight packages:

Available March 1- April 15: Cost is $500 per person based on double occupancy – per day/night. This all inclusive package features lodging at our beautiful Quinault Lakeshore Cabin. Fishing can be a combination of private water and/or public water.
*We always recommend two days fishing if at all possible as conditions can change quickly.

We invite you to take a few moments and enjoy the video below by Todd Moen and learn more about the Olympic Peninsula and Jack Mitchell.



An OVERNIGHT ITINERARY  includes 1 night of lodging and  then 1 day of fishing.  You can combine as many days as you would like!

Day 1
Arrive at the cabin @ 7PM
Dinner on your own previous to arrival

Day 2
Fishing/ Lunch provided

For more information please contact us at (208) 351-9037 or

Our recommended gear list for the Olympic Peninsula:

All-Purpose Double Hand Rod:  Diesel 7136-4
Summer Steelhead Double Hand Rod:  Diesel 6126-4
Double Hand Fly Reel:  Diesel Chrome Fly Reel
Double Hand Fly Line:  Skagit Fly Lines
Single Hand Rod:  Diesel 7100-4
Single Hand Reel:  Diesel 7/8 Fly Reel

– Green Butt Skunks
– Silver Hiltons
– Blue Charms
– Purple Perils
– Polar Shrimp
– Buggers
– Intruder style flies
– Hoh Bo Spey