[Editor’s Note: This month, three trout guides from Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge have embarked on a steelhead trip through Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. They’ll be filing frequent updates on their progress. The anglers—all steelhead novices—are Eric Strader (from Missouri), Robert McCallister (from New Mexico), and Ted Morris (from Pennsylvania).]
The weather forecast for the next 7 days is all rain! Yikes! That’s okay, though. We found a great little creek outside of Forks that was fantastic! We drove probably 20 minutes south of town and fished Mosquito Creek. It was the most beautiful spot we have fished, by far. It’s a small, narrow creek that runs to the ocean. It is a tributary of the Hoh, so the fish enter from the ocean and head up this tiny creek to the Hoh. Robert hooked his first steelhead swinging a big, nasty streamer pattern. Ted took off the other direction and ended up catching 4 or 5 sea run cutthroats! It was a great day and a beautiful spot.