The best way to catch a fish is to think like a fish, which means fretting about how to put all 4,000 of your kids through fish college. Catch a whole school with this Groupon.
Choose between Two Options
- $270 for half-day fishing trip on the Skagit for up to three, valid December and January ($450 value)
- $240 for full-day fishing trip for two in Forks on the Olympic Peninsula, valid February–April ($400 value)
Petosa's Guide Service
In accordance with the famous maxim, Nick Petosa sees it as his duty to do more than just give his guests a fish—he wants to teach them a thing or two as well. To that end, the owner of Petosa's Guide Service leads his fisher-folk through the Skagit, Sauk, and Sol Duc rivers in pursuit of salmon and steelhead. All the while, he taps into the deep well of knowledge that has earned him a spot as co-host on Northwest Wild Country radio, speaking engagements throughout the area, and multiple assassination attempts by local fish. But it's on the water, not the lectern, where Nick's talents manifest most visibly.
Aboard his 21-foot custom-built jet sled or 16-foot Hyde Drift Boat, Nick charters his guests through the Northwest Washington waterways. He keeps his boats heated with propane and furnished with comfortable Tempress High Seats, and uses Edge Rods and reels from Shimano—equipment he stands by and relies on personally to land salmon and steelhead. Once the expedition has ended, Nick cleans and bags the fish so passengers can cook them at home without having to do the grisly prep work themselves or pay the neighborhood black bear to do it for them.