Action NW Guide Service

Welcome to Action NW!
Seasoned angler Tom Moonan, sharing and teaching his life-long passion for salmon & steelhead fishing.

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Trip Information

Chinook (Kings)

Spring Chinook: March 15th-May 31st, Kalama River, Cowlitz River Fall Chinook: September-November Humptulips River

Coho (Silver Salmon)

October-December31st Humptulips River, Satsop River and Chehalis River

Winter Run Steelhead

January-March Humptulips River, Satsop River, Chehalis River, Clearwater River, Wynoochee River

Summer Run Steelhead

June-September Wynoochee River, Cowlitz River, Kalama River

Chinook (Kings)

Chinook are the largest species of Pacific Salmon. Chinook are anadromous fish native to the North Pacific Ocean and the river systems of western North America, ranging from California to Alaska. A large Chinook is a prized and sought-after catch for a sporting angler. The flesh of the King salmon is also highly valued for its dietary nutritional content, which includes high levels of important omega-3 fatty acids. The hard fighting and aggressive characteristics of a King Salmon are incredible enough that they will remain memorable to an angler for some time.

Coho (Silver Salmon)

Coho Salmon are another sought after species of Pacific Salmon due to their  aggressive chasing behavior towards spinners and jigs along with the excellent table fare they possess. It has a moderate to high amount of fat, which is considered to be essential when judging taste. Only spring chinook and sockeye salmon have higher levels of fat in their meat. Along with their quality taste they also put up quite a fight when hooked into that is a blast to experience!

Winter Run Steelhead

Summer Run Steelhead

The steelhead is an anadromous (sea-run) form of the coastal rainbow trout that usually returns to fresh water to spawn after living two to three years in the ocean. Like salmon, steelhead return to their original hatching grounds to spawn. Steelhead are iteroparous, which means they are able to make several spawning trips between fresh and salt water, although its said that fewer than 10 percent of native spawning adults survive from one spawning to another. There are two different runs—”summer-run steelhead” and “winter-run steelhead”. Summer-run fish leave the ocean and head for their spawning grounds between May and October where they finish maturing in freshwater then spawn in the spring. Summer-run fish usually spawn in longer, more inland rivers such as the Columbia River and it’s tributaries. Winter-run fish are ready to spawn when they leave the ocean, typically between November and April, and spawn shortly after returning to fresh water. Winter-run fish generally spawn in shorter, coastal rivers such as those found in Washington State in the Olympic Peninsula and British Columbia coastline. Steelhead are highly prized game fish. Many anglers consider the Steelhead one of the hardest-fighting species pound for pound, as it is known for leaping out of the water when hooked and putting up a powerful struggle. A Steelhead fresh out of the saltwater is described as having tender flesh and a mild, nutty flavor.

Standard Day Rate

The standard day rate is $200.00 per person (Up to 3 people). Note: 1 day trip (1 person) $325.00.   *All fishing gear is included (rods, reels, tackle) and bait. If you want to bring your own that is fine too. 

**Clients need to provide their own cold/wet weather gear, boots (waders are preferred but not needed), sunglasses, camera and lunch, along with a WA State Freshwater Fishing License and a Salmon/Steelhead Catch Record Card.
 

Military Service Veterans Discounts

Inquire about special pricing for Active Duty Military and Veterans. *All fishing gear is included (rods, reels, tackle) and bait. If you want to bring your own that is fine too.

**Clients need to provide their own cold/wet weather gear, boots (waders are preferred but not needed), sunglasses, camera and lunch, along with a WA State Freshwater Fishing License and a Salmon/Steelhead Catch Record Card.

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