Master Washington Fishing Guide

Captain Eli Rico offers Washington fishing charters on Washington’s most popular rivers and lakes. Washington fishing guides from the Puget Sound to the Idaho border and on the Olympic Peninsula, the Columbia River and all the popular area rivers. Eli Rico is one of the most well-rounded Washington Fishing Guides! Throughout the year he fishes Oregon and Washington for Salmon, Steelhead, Walleye, Trout, Bass and Sturgeon on Washington fisheries ranging from the Olympic Peninsula to the Northern tributaries of the Columbia River.

Eli guides Oregon and Washington fishing clients more than 300 days a year. He fishes Salmon and Steelhead on the Snohomish / Skykomish River system, the Quillayute River system and Olympic Peninsula (including the Hoh, Sol Duc, Bogachiel, Queets and mainstem Queets rivers), the Columbia River systems (including tributary fisheries like the Cowlitz, Klickitat, Wind and Yakima rivers) and the Chehalis River system. He also fishes Trout and Salmon in Lake Sammamish and Lake Washington; walleye, sturgeon and smallmouth bass on the middle Columbia River. Eli is commonly featured on the Northwest Wild Country Radio, Washington Fishing & Hunting News, Game and Fish and Salmon, Trout & Steelheader – Oregon Fishing Washington Fishing Guides

We offer Salmon, Steelhead, Trout and Sturgeon charters for trips on our most popular rivers, streams and lakes. From the Puget Sound to the Snake River and on the Olympic Peninsula, the Columbia River and all the popular area rivers including the Columbia River an Cowlitz Rivers. Call now for a Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon or Trout fishing trip with Eli Rico – one of the top fishing guides in Washington State

Based in Kirkland (near Seattle), I spend over 250 nights a year on the road traveling to the fish. I am not tied to a certain river system – I travel to the best place in the Washington to put my clients in best spot at the time of their fishing trip!

This mean’s your Washington fishing trip with Hotshot Guide Service and Eli Rico will be at the right place and the right time to yield a memorable fishing experience – more hookups and more fish in the boat.

We offer Washington guide trips for Steelhead, Salmon, Trout and Sturgeon fishing.

  • Steelhead Trips
  • Salmon Trips
  • Sturgeon Trips
  • Trout Fly Fishing Trips

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