"Nick knows how to find fish and always make's it an enjoyable trip. One of the top Salmon & Steelhead Guides in Washington"
G. Aliman, Snohomish, WA
"I've fished the Skagit, the Hoh and the Kalama with Nick. Can't thank you enough for consistantly putting us on fish".
J. Gunderson, Bellingham, WA
"Nick got my boy his first ever Steelhead on the Skagit River. A memory we'll never forget."
J. & T Samuels, Seattle, WA.

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Nick Petosa Skagit river steelhead guide with trophy steelhead

Welcome to Petosa's Guide Service!

My name is Nick Petosa and I am currently a Washington Steelhead and Salmon guide on the west coasts most prolific rivers. I guide such rivers as the Skagit, Sauk, Hoh and Sol Duc using both gear fishing and fly fishing (Skagit Spey) techniques.

At Petosa's Guide Service, we use a hands on approach for both Salmon and Steelhead using techniques that not only let you succeed on your trip, but also on your own fishing adventures as well. From Skagit River guided trips, to Olympic Peninsula Steelhead and salmon, Petosa Guide Service offers the best.

We offer a monthly Newsletter which is always loaded with tips, tricks, and useful fishing info! Click here to sign up!

As well as great guided fishing opportunities, we offer total comfort and convenience to our customers. We will fish from a top of the line Hyde Drift Boat or 21 foot custom built jet sled boat. Both include propane heaters for those chilly mornings. I have personally made sure that every aspect of the trip will meet and exceed your needs. For more details please take a look at our About Your Trip page.

We offer guided trips for all ages and skill levels, and encourage you to bring your loved ones fishing with you. Seeing the face of your young angler light up as they reel in a Salmon or Steelhead is something you both will never forget, and often look back upon happily. Click here for more information!

As a Washington Steelhead guide and Washington Salmon guide, I offer premier guided trips on some of Washington's most famous fishing destinations. Check out my site to learn more about Petosa's Guide Service and what we have to offer to anglers of all ages and skill levels. If you have any other questions about a fully guided trip please feel free to call or shoot me an e-mail.

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I am proud to announce that Petosa Guide Service will now be fishing and Pro-Staffing the finest fishing rods on the market today EDGE rods. EDGE rods are hand built in the U.S.A and provide technique specific actions and lengths to meet your fishing style and technique. Gary Loomis has always been the “Godfather of [...]

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SKAGIT ROCKPORT, Wash. – Far upriver from the scene of May 23rd’s I-5 bridge collapse, I awaited the arrival of guide Nick Petosa while trying my best to prepare myself for a day of side drifting on one of the north sound’s most scenic rivers. The springer fishery on the Skagit is often overshadowed by [...]

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Hey guys, Skagit Chinook are right around the corner. This year should be a great year for both Steelhead and Salmon on the Skagit. Here is link to our latest newsletter. http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Petosa-Guide-Service-Spring-King-special-.html?soid=1105008616885&aid=7T3Vo2zVVpo

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The third week of April marks two things in my book. 1- a spike in tackle sales at local fishing shops and 2- The lakeside jogging trails that were once filled with runners, dog trainers and speed walkers will see a new user group this weekend. Welcome, the trout angler. These anglers come in all [...]

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As anglers we spend a lot of time talking about bait,corkie colors or scent. When one of the most under looked pieces to the puzzle is rarely talked about. It will not make any front page headlines or win any style awards but, it will make or break you when it comes to Salmon and [...]

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Here are some Washington Salmon guided pics. These Kings are from the Cowlitz river. The Cowlitz river.

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Low clear water got you down? Tough fishing and even tougher bites etc? Try downsizing your line or running a flourocarbon leader. Fish often get line shy but, what most dont realitze is that heavier line imparts a less realistic look to your bait or lure. On the Cowlitz I will often run 6 pound [...]

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Well, fishing has been pretty dang good down here on the Cowlitz. I have been fishing primarily in the lower reaches of the Cowlitz but, Will continue to work my way up as it gets further into the month. The hottest techniques on the Cowlitz has been Backtrolling Pautzke cured eggs and Side Drifting small [...]

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Well, this week has beem great so far! We have been getting huge numbers of Pinks a  Coho per day. As the tides get better, more and more Coho will make their way into the System. and with huge reports from Whidbey Island the Skagit is about to explode with life….anybody wanna try for a 100 fish [...]

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Well fishing for Pinks has been on the up and down the past couple of days still getting around 30 fish a morning but, the great thing is there has been a few Coho moving into the Skagit. Got one the other day that was 8 or 9 pounds and lost one this morning that [...]

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