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Sea Run Cutthroat Fishing in Puget Sound


Sea Run Cutthroat Fishing on Hood Canal

The Puget Sound, especially Hood Canal, is famous for its vibrant Sea Run Cutthroat fishery.  These hard fighting sea trout will impress you, and the backdrop of the Olympic Mountains is absolutely spectacular.

Come fish with a fully licensed captain, Chad Gillespie of Fjord Fly Fishing.  You will be fishing out of a great 16' aluminum open style power boat, the ideal boat and platform to pursue these game fish. The luxury of fishing from this platform is that you can cover MILES in just a few minutes.  You'll cherry pick the best spots and cover water rapidly. There are even drift boat style leg braces for the caster on deck!

Your guide, Capt. Chad Gillespie, who owns Fjord Fly Fishing has been chasing these wily game fish with a fly rod for the past 25 years on the Kitsap Peninsula and has a deep knowledge of the area.  Plus he's just a great guy to spend time with.  


Joe Rotter, part owner of Red's, and Captain Chad go way back.  Since Chad works full time as a firefighter in addition to guiding, Red's helps manage Chad's fishing schedule as he is often working his other job.  Call (509) 933-2300 for reservations and we can take care of everything.  


The Prime Fishing Season

Fly Fishing Puget Sound and Hood Canal for Sea-Run Cutthroat is a year round catch and release fishery.  The prime months to pursue Sea-Run Cutthroat are from May through October, primarily because the weather is fair and the Sea-Run Cutthroat have emerged from their spawning streams.  However, there is a great winter fishery from December -February for Sea-Run Cutthroat particularly in Hood Canal.


Tides and Conditions

Don't overthink this part.  You are with an experienced guide and no matter the day or tides, he'll find the right beach or adjust your  meeting time to coincide with the best bite.  Just pick a day that works for you and let Chad do the rest.



Where Do We Meet?

For your convenience, you will meet Captain Chad at the WDFW boat launch on Misery Point Rd., Seabeck, WA

Directions to Misery Point water access site from Seabeck:
  • Southwest from Seabeck .6 mi on Seabeck Holly Rd, 
  • Right .6 mi n Miami Beach Rd, 
  • Left 1.4 mi on Miami Beach Lp Rd to public fishing sign, WDFW access on right.


Trips Include

  • Rods and Reels if needed
  • Tippet and Leader
  • Flies
  • Water and Light Snacks
  • Life Jackets


Cost and Details

  • $450 per 2 Anglers, plus tax
  • 6-7 Hours on the Water

Call for Reservations!  (509) 933-2300