Hi!  My name is Mike Schmitz and I run West Coast Outfitters.

Fishing Guide Services. I fish the rivers surrounding Forks and those only. I am a 2nd gen fishing guide, and have been at this since i was suppost to be in class haha, I'm 32 years old, and i absolutely love taking people out on the water, and doing my best to put them in the fish , and that is what i believe makes me a cut above the rest. I will however admit, I'm no computer genius, and operating this website is a bit harder than catching fish so feel free to check out my facebook page for up to the minute information and fishing pictures.

I was born and raised in Forks and am a 2nd generation fishing guide. My dad moved to Forks in the late 70's and was a guide up until a couple years ago. Its really all I know.

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Fishing Photo of the Day

I am now booking Steelhead for December hatchery fish and also native steelhead on my hometown rivers in forks Washington on the Olympic Peninsula. Also some exciting news for west coast outfitters, I am honored to be selected by Scott Capestany and Capestany films to be part of a new tv series called Northwest waters, We have been filming mainly on the hoh this salmon season and will continue filming into steelhead season, It's been fun and a challenge with having a camera crew and trying to capture everything on camera. We are striving to get the hook up on film, which is something you rarely see on tv, and yes, we are doing quite well, for anymore info on this go to my facebook at westcoastoutfitters and like it to keep tabs, and also capestany films to see upcoming times for episodes.

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My prices for 2 people for 6-8 hours of fishing is 400 and 275 for 1.  


I have a heated willie drift boat and a outcast raft for low water conditions. I provide quality g loomis poles and tackle and all you need is a license, lunch and rain gear ... and don't forget the camera.  I can also accomodate group fishing trips.




I recommend that you check out Sol Duc Cabin Fever.

USGS (United States Geological Survey)

Take a look at the water flow charts for the following rivers: Bogachiel, Calawah, Hoh, Sol duc.

Flash Photo Tour

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