OP Trip Report

Sean Visintainer - 02/24/20

Kenyon Pitts found some.

Chrome far from home

Some BIG Monday Motivation brought to you by shop all star Kenyon Pitts. Kenyon and Kelby recently took a trek over to the Olympic Peninsula in search of some wild, winter chrome steelhead.

The boys covered some ground in a handful of days and fished the Hoh, Bogachiel, and Queets Rivers. They both landed fresh fish and had some big ones come unbuttoned late in the battle.

While the rivers were in good shape, towards the end of the trip they started to become very clear and conditions a little more difficult.

Gin clear waters and blue bird skies quickly turned to 40 mph winds and driving rain forced them to leave a day early.

The journey was still worth it when you land a fish like the ones in the pics, not to mention the stunning coastal scenery found in the Olympic National Park is unlike anything we have here in the Inland Northwest.

Good job guys!

Drifting the Olympic Peninsula for wild steelhead.

Kelby Braun with a hard fighting Olympic Peninsula steelhead.

Sunset on the Olympic Peninsula.

Wintertime green water conditions, prime for steelhead fishing on the Washington coast.

Bluebird skies in Washington's Olympic National Forest.

Kenyon Pitts hucking spey line while steelheading the Olympic Peninsula.

Swinging spey flies on the Olympic Peninsula with the Winston AIR TH Spey.

SKenyon Pitts with an Olympic Peninsula steelhead.