Four fishing guides, one Wynoochee steelhead.

Four fishing guides, one Wynoochee steelhead.

All the stars aligned today to allow a few good buddies a day off from “work” to take part in some “fun” fishing. First off, I use quotation marks for those two terms not to downplay my friends’ occupation, nor state that it wasn’t an amazingly entertaining day. Seeing that everyone in the boat holds a Washington State fishing guide license, and being kept busy with plenty of trips this fall and early winter, a day to “fun” fish comes once in a blue moon this time of year. Fishing guides that do get the much needed day off usually need it to wrap up loose ends, deal with the business side of guiding, or head home to loved ones. But today, Ian, Joey and Mike all threw caution to the wind to meet me on the Wynoochee River this morning for a little steelhead...