The Cedar River offers impressive summertime fly fishing and lure angling for big wild trout just a short drive from Seattle and Tacoma.
Central Washington’s Lenore Lake is the place to go to catch giant Lahontan cutthroat trout on a fly (or lure). Read up to learn the best times, places and fly patterns.
Lone Lake on Whidbey Island doesn’t get as much attention as some fly fishing spots, but you can practically have the place to yourself and land a 20-inch trout.
The Methow River in north-central Washington offers excellent fly fishing for wild trout in a stunning setting. The river also can open to steelhead fishing when the runs are good.
The Sauk River is as rugged and wild as its massive winter steelhead and bull trout, but it’s actually not that far of a drive from Seattle and Bellingham.