Hey everyone! Need some help... My father is turning 60 this year and my brother and I want to take him on a memorable trip up north. It is a secret to him right now, and will remain that way as long as possible. My questions are below, please help if you can, any information is good information… We are possibly looking at flying to Washington State, it seems there are more species of salmon to catch over on the West Coast, plus the East Coast is highly regulated on its salmon from what I have heard… We did attempt to go on a salmon fishing excursion once while on an Alaskan cruise about 18 years ago, with no luck.
What would be your recommendation on state to travel to salmon fish?
What is the best time of year to go?
What kind of rod/reel/tackle do you recommend?
Do you know of any outfitters or guides that you recommend?
Any additional info on salmon fishing would be much appreciated!