Jun 11, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
Early chinook action in Tacoma like the “good old days” and Puget Sound crab seasons announced

If the first 10 days of June are any indication of what’s to come this summer for Puget Sound chinook then hold on tightly to your fishing pole as there will be plenty of action on the horizon. The spotlight is shining brightly on south-central Puget Sound in the Tacoma...

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May 28, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
Early summer salmon fisheries get underway June 1 in freshwater and marine areas

All eyes are on early returning salmon runs including sockeye – one of the first summer migrating salmon species – and chinook making the journey from the ocean back to natal streams and lakes. Anglers have already started prepping their fishing gear to hit the Skagit River and Baker Lake...

May 03, 2018 by Tom Nelson
Englefield Bay: Your annual angling trip of a lifetime!

To be completely honest, I cannot really recall how I became aware of the magnificent fishing in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) but I'm certain that I was a very young angler that was quite impressionable. However, the reverent tones that this incredible location inspired among the anglers that...

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Apr 12, 2018 by Jason Brooks
2018 Salmon Season’s Set

by Jason Brooks North of Falcon has finished up and now we know what to expect for our salmon season’s this year. Like a tide change during a wind storm, it all depends on how you look at the opportunities, either a turbulent crashing of waves or a few rollers...

Apr 02, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
Halibut sport quotas set and season starts May 11, and salmon season process meeting is Tuesday

The halibut catch quotas were finalized this past week, and anglers can start making plans to pursue these hard-fighting bottom dwellers when the season gets underway on May 11 off the coast and open areas of Puget Sound. “The catch quota of 1.19-million pounds (for sport, tribal and non-tribal commercial...

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Mar 19, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
Preliminary salmon fishing options come to light, and Puget Sound anglers could see more time on the water

State fisheries and Pacific Fishery Management Council developed ocean salmon fishing options, and some early work was made for Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca fisheries at meetings that ended last week in Sonoma, California. Chinook and coho returns are still in the recovery phase after several grim...

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Mar 05, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
2018 salmon forecasts unveil a mixed bag of highlights and lowlights for possible salmon fisheries

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) unveiled salmon forecasts, and there are some improvements peppered with returns that could restrain opportunities as fishery managers take the first steps in a lengthy process of setting fishing seasons. “Overall Puget Sound hatchery chinook are up 21 percent based on the...

Feb 26, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
UPDATED: More 2018 salmon news coming to light ahead of Tuesday WDFW forecast meeting in Lacey

With the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) salmon forecast meeting looming on the near horizon – Tuesday, Feb. 27 – to be exact we now have word leaking out on early expectations for the 2018 fishing seasons. “We are still compiling the tables so they aren’t complete yet...

Feb 20, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
Coastal bottomfishing season starts soon, plus word on springer and razor clams

The popular of the coastal black rockfish and lingcod sport fishery gets underway on March 10 off some coastal ports, and anglers can expect some blissful spring days on water weather permitting. The black rockfish population remains healthy in coastal waters, according to Heather Reed, a Washington Department of Fish...

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Feb 06, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
Focus this month is marine salmon fishing action as more areas reopen soon

The clock on the wall says it’s time to hitch up the boat for some chinook fishing opportunities in the months ahead. The San Juan Islands (Marine Catch Area 7) continue to produce some stellar hatchery chinook fishing although rough seas and bad weather has been an issue of late....

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