Washington Saltwater Reports



Saltwater Fishing Reports 08/28/2015



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Beaches 10/03/2014

BEACHES: The action on the westside of Whidbey Island has been consistent. People are casting Rotators or Buzz Bombs, in shades of chartreuse, to hook coho.

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Clam Digging 05/22/2015

CLAMS: The latest domoic acid update from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife released Wednesday shows levels ranging from 42 parts per million to 126 ppm. Clams are not considered safe to eat unless levels are below 20 ppm. The season is over until this fall.

Clam Digging 05/08/2015

CLAMS: A reminder that the razor clam dig that was to contiune Friday (May 8) through Sunday has been canceled because domoic acid levels were expected to rise above safe levels. The state will continue to test clams before the final two digs scheduled for the season.

Clam Digging 05/05/2015

RAZOR CLAMS: Shellfish managers from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife have approved a four-day dig on coastal beaches starting Thursday. The morning digs will be Thursday-Sunday at Long Beach and Twin Harbors and Friday-Sunday at Mocrocks. Low tide is 9:30 a.m. Thursday, 10:14 a.m. Friday, 11:03 a.m. Saturday and 11:58 a.m. Sunday. Digging typically wouldn’t be allowed after noon, but Sunday’s dig will be extended until 1 p.m, said Dan Ayres, shellfish manager. The next digs are proposed for May 15-17 and 22-24.

Clam Digging 05/01/2015

CLAMS: A razor clam dig will take place Saturday and Sunday at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks. Low tide is 6:23 a.m. Saturday and 6:50 a.m. Sunday. Digging will not be permitted after noon. The next digs are scheduled for May 7-10, 15-17 and 22-24, pending the results of marine toxicity tests.

Clam Digging 04/28/2015

RAZOR CLAMS: A dig has been approved for Saturday and Sunday at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced recently. Low tide is 6:23 a.m. Saturday and 6:50 a.m. Sunday. Digging will not be permitted after noon. Clammers must have permits. Wildlife managers urge clammers to avoid disturbing snowy plovers and streaked horned larks, birds that nest on the Long Beach and Twin Harbors beaches. The next digs are scheduled for May 7-10, 15-17 and 22-24, pending the results of marine toxicity tests.

Clam Digging 04/24/2015

CLAMS: The next razor clam dig is scheduled for May 2-3 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks. The low tides will be at 6:23 a.m. May 2 and 6:59 a.m. May 3.

Clam Digging 04/14/2015

RAZOR CLAMS: The Long Beach Razor Clam Festival is Saturday and Sunday, coinciding with an ongoing clam dig that runs through April 24.
Long Beach and Twin Harbors will be open for clamming through April 24. Digs at Mocrocks and Copalis end Sunday.
No digging allowed after noon. Diggers must have appropriate permits, keep the first 15 clams they dig, and each must keep their clams in a separate container.
Low tides are 6:52 a.m. Saturday, 7:39 a.m. Sunday, 8:25 a.m. Monday, 9:11 a.m. Tuesday, 9:57 a.m. Wednesday, 10:46 a.m. Thursday and 11:38 a.m. Friday, April 24.

Clam Digging 04/07/2015

CLAMS: A coastal razor clam dig ends Friday. Long Beach and Twin Harbors are open for morning digs and digging is allowed after noon. Diggers are required to keep the first 15 clams they dig and keep their clams separate. Low tides are 9:48 a.m. Wednesday (0.1 feet); 10:32 a.m. Thursday (0.2) and 11:23 a.m. Friday (0.4). The next razor clam digs are tentatively scheduled for April 17-24, May 2-3, 7-10 and 15-17. Wildlife managers are asking diggers to avoid disturbing snowy plovers and streaked horned larks. Both types of birds nest in dry, soft sand.

Clam Digging 04/03/2015

CLAMS: A razor clam dig will open Saturday at four beaches. The best digging is an hour or two before low tide, and no digging is allowed after noon. Here is the schedule with low tide times: Saturday (April 4), 7:23 a.m., 0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; Sunday, 7:57 a.m., 0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; Monday, 8:32 a.m., 0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Tuesday, 9:09 a.m., 0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Wednesday, 9:48 a.m., 0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Thursday, 10:32 a.m., 0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors; and Friday, 11:23 a.m., 0.4 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors.

Clam Digging 03/31/2015

RAZOR CLAMS: A razor clam dig starts Saturday on the Washington coast. Digging will be allowed April 4-10 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors, and April 4-5 at Mocrocks and Copalis. “The razor clams we’re seeing are really fattening up, and are perfect for the frying pan,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager.

Clam Digging 03/13/2015

CLAMS: The state has approved the next razor clam dig, which starts Monday and includes the switch to digs on morning low tides. Here is the information: Monday, 4:15 p.m., 0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Tuesday, 5:08 p.m., minus-0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Wednesday, 5:57 p.m., minus-0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Thursday, 6:42 p.m., minus-0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Friday, 7:26 p.m., minus-0.4 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks; March 21, 7:55 a.m., minus-0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks; March 22, 8:42 a.m., minus-0.7 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks; March 23, 9:31 a.m., minus-0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; March 24, 10:21 a.m., minus-0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors.

Clam Digging 03/03/2015

RAZOR CLAM: A razor clam dig is underway on the coast through Thursday.
Long Beach and Twin Harbors are open for digging after noon on Wednesday and Thursday. Low tide is 5:59 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Diggers must keep the first 15 clams they dig, and each digger must keep their take in a separate container.
The next scheduled clam dig is proposed for March 16-24, with the digs switching from evening to morning tides on March 21.

Clam Digging 02/27/2015

CLAMS: There will be a four-day razor clam dig at Long Beach and Twin Harbors only. Here are the low tide times: Monday, 4:49 p.m., 0.5 feet; Tuesday, 5:26 p.m., 0.4 feet; Wednesday, 5:59 p.m., 0.4 feet; and Thursday, 6:30 p.m., 0.5 feet. Digging is best an hour or two before low tide. The next dig is scheduled for March 16-24, and will include the first morning low tides of the season.

Clam Digging 02/20/2015

RAZOR CLAMS: A razor clam dig concludes this weekend on the coast. Saturday (8:16 p.m. low tide, minus-0.1 feet) the open beaches are Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis. Sunday (9 p.m., 0.6 feet) Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks are open.
The best digging is typically an hour or two before low tide. No digging is allowed before noon. State law requires diggers to have a fishing license and keep the first 15 clams they dig.
The next digs are proposed for March 2-5 and March 16-24.

Clam Digging 02/17/2015

CLAMS: A razor clam dig continues through Sunday. Here is the dig schedule and low tide information: Wednesday (Feb. 18), 6:08 p.m., minus-1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Thursday, 6:51 p.m., minus-1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Friday, 7:33 p.m., minus-0.7 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Saturday, 8:16 p.m., minus-0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; and Feb. 22, 9 p.m., 0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks. Digging is best an hour or two before low tide.

Clam Digging 02/13/2015

CLAMS: An eight-day razor clam dig begins Sunday, with some low tides taking place during daylight. Here is the dig schedule and low tide information: Sunday, 3:47 p.m., 0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Monday, 4:37 p.m., minus-0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Tuesday, 5:24 p.m., minus-0.9 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Wednesday, 6:08 p.m., minus-1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Thursday, 6:51 p.m., minus-1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Friday, 7:33 p.m., minus-0.7 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Saturday, 8:16 p.m., minus-0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; and Feb. 22, 9 p.m., 0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks. Digging is best an hour or two before low tide.

Clam Digging 02/10/2015

Razor clams: If you love clams, the day after Valentine’s Day is the time to head to the coast.
An eight-day razor clam dig has been approved for Feb. 15-22, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this week.
“We’re expecting a good turnout this upcoming Presidents Day weekend,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. “Tides will be early enough the first few days that diggers can enjoy some daylight on the beach.”
The best digging is typically an hour or two before low tide. No digging is allowed before noon.
Long Beach and Twin Harbors will be open Feb. 15-22; Mockrocks will be open Feb. 20-22.
Low tides are 3:47 p.m. on Feb. 15, 4:37 on Feb. 16, 5:24 on Feb. 17, 6:08 on Feb. 18, 7:33 on Feb. 20, 8:16 p.m. on Feb. 21 and 9 on Feb. 22.
State law requires diggers to have a fishing license and keep the first 15 clams they dig.
The next digs are proposed for March 2-5 and March 16-24.

Clam Digging 02/03/2015

CLAMS: The current razor clam dig will run through Friday at various beaches. Here are the details: Wednesday (Feb. 4), 6:59 p.m., 0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Thursday, 7:30 p.m., 0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; and Friday, 8 p.m., 0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors. Digging is best an hour or two before low tide. The next dig is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 15-22.

Clam Digging 01/30/2015

CLAMS: The current razor clam dig will run through Friday at various beaches. Here are the details: Saturday (Jan. 31), 4:32 p.m., 0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; Sunday, 5:15 p.m., 0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Monday, 5:53 p.m., minus-0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Tuesday, 6:27 p.m., minus-0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Wednesday, 6:59 p.m., 0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Thursday, 7:30 p.m., 0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; and Friday, 8 p.m., 0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors. Digging is best an hour or two before low tide.

Clam Digging 01/27/2015

CLAMS: The next razor clam dig will open Friday after tests showed the clams are safe to eat. How about some fresh chowder for Super Bowl Sunday? Here are the details on the eight-day dig: Friday, 3:43 p.m., 0.5 feet Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Saturday, 4:32 p.m., 0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; Sunday, 5:15 p.m., 0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Monday, 5:53 p.m., -0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Tuesday, 6:27 p.m., -0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Feb. 4, 6:59 p.m., 0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., 0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; and Feb. 6, 8 p.m., 0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors. Digging is best an hour or two before low tide.

Clam Digging 01/23/2015

CLAMS: The current dig comes to an end Saturday (Jan. 24) The low wide of 0.1 feet will be at 9:25 p.m.; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis will be open. The next dig has been tentatively set for Jan. 30-Feb. 6, including Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1), with another dig set for Feb. 15-22.

Clam Digging 01/20/2015

CLAMS: A razor clam continues this week on some beaches. Here are the dates, beach openings and low tide information: Wednesday (Jan. 21), 7:13 p.m., minus-1.4 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Thursday, 7:56 p.m., minus-1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Friday, 8:40 p.m., minus-0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Jan. 24, 9:25 p.m., 0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis. The next dig has been tentatively set for Jan. 30-Feb. 6, including Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1), with another dig set for Feb. 15-22.

Clam Digging 01/16/2015

CLAMS: The next razor clam dig open Saturday (Jan. 16), and includes a couple of afternoon low tides. With the best digging an hour or two before low tide, this will allow diggers to be on the beach in daylight. Here are the dates, beach openings and low tide information: Saturday, 4:15 p.m., 0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; Sunday, 5:02 p.m., minus-0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Monday, 5:47 p.m., minus-1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., minus-1.4 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Wednesday, 7:13 p.m., minus-1.4 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Thursday, 7:56 p.m., minus-1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Friday, 8:40 p.m., minus-0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Jan. 24, 9:25 p.m., 0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis.

Clam Digging 01/13/2015

CLAMS: The next razor clam dig will open Saturday, and includes some afternoon low tides the first few days of the dig. With the best digging an hour or two before low tide, this will allow diggers to be on the beach in daylight. Here is the dates, beach openings and low tide information:
Saturday, 4:15 p.m., 0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; Sunday, 5:02 p.m., -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Monday, 5:47 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., -1.4 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Jan. 21, 7:13 p.m., -1.4 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Jan. 22, 7:56 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Jan. 23, 8:40 p.m., -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Jan. 24, 9:25 p.m., 0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis.

Looking ahead, the state also has set a dig from Jan. 30-Feb. 6 that also will include some daylight digging opportunities. That dig will be approved when tests show clams are safe to eat.

Clam Digging 01/09/2015

CLAMS: The state has announced the sport clam fishery in Frye Cove Park will not open until May 1. Surveys show the clam population has decreased at the Thurston County park beach, requiring a shorter season.

Clam Digging 01/02/2015

RAZOR CLAMS: The first razor clam dig of 2015 is underway on the Washington Coast. Long Beach and Twin Harbors are open for afternoon and evening digs through Wednesday. Mocrocks is open Saturday and Sunday. Low tides are 5:32 p.m. Saturday, 6:12 p.m. Sunday, 6:48 p.m. Monday, 7:23 Tuesday, and 7:57 p.m. Wednesday. Many diggers have had luck reaching their limit of 15 clams in recent digs.

The next dig is scheduled for Jan. 17-24.

Claming Info

Claming in the Northwest

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Crabbing 07/03/2015

CRABBING: Most areas of Puget Sound have opened for crabbing. Marine Area 13 (Olympia) has been open since June 1, and two areas in the San Juan Islands will not open until later this summer. The season has started off pretty well. People are setting pots in water 50 to 80 feet deep in Quartermaster Harbor and off the mouth of the Nisqually River, and 120 to 180 feet deep in other areas.

Crabbing 06/16/2015

CRAB FISHING: The Hood Canal recreational crab fishing season opened Monday, two weeks ahead of schedule, and the action was very slow. The decision was made after testing in the area showed that crab are in hard-shell condition. Crabbing is allowed Thursdays through Mondays through Sept. 7.
Several other areas of Puget Sound are scheduled to open for crabbing on July 2.
Marine Area 13 (south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridges) is already open, but action has been slow according to the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina.

Crabbing 01/02/2015

CRABBING: The Puget Sound crab season ended Dec. 31 and crabbers have until Feb. 1 to report their winter catch. Reports are required even for those who did not catch crab. Those who do not file a report are subject to a $10 fine when they purchase their 2015 endorsement. Information from catch records is used for managing the Puget Sound crab fishery.

Crabbing 12/19/2014

CRABBING: We’re headed into the final week of crabbing for the 2014 season. Those areas that remain open will shut down Wednesday. Winter catch reports are due to the state by Feb. 1.

Crabbing 10/03/2014

CRABBING: A reminder that most areas of Puget Sound reopened Wednesday for crabbing. Open seven days a week through Dec. 31 are areas 4, 5, 6, 7, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 12 and 13 (Olympia). Areas 10 and 11 (Tacoma) did not reopen.

Additional information on the Puget Sound crab fishery is available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab.

Crabbing 01/04/2014

Crabs: Puget Sound closed to crabbing on Wednesday. All sport crabbers licensed for the season must file their catch report cards with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife by Feb. 1 regardless of whether or not they made a catch.

Crabbing 01/01/2014

Crabs: Crabbing in Puget Sound is closed starting today. All sport crabbers licensed for the season must file their catch report cards with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife by Feb. 1 regardless of whether they made a catch.

Crab & Shellfish in the Northwest

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Fly Fishing 07/03/2015

FLY FISHING: The action remains very good for coastal cutthroat trout. People are catching plenty of fish, some fairly large. An angler fishing from a kayak this week caught and released a wild chinook that weighed an estimated 30 to 35 pounds.

Fly Fishing 05/29/2015

FLY-FISHING: The action for coastal cutthroat trout has been fair to good. Some anglers are reporting having success fishing a top water sand lance pattern.

Fly Fishing 05/22/2015

FLY-FISHING: Fishing for coastal cutthroat trout remains good. Fish are still taking chum fry patterns, but also flies that mimic juvenile shiner perch and juvenile sculpin, and soon juvenile herring, smelt and sand lance.

Fly Fishing 05/08/2015

FLY FISHING: The action for coastal cutthroat trout remains good to very good, helped by the warm spring weather. The only negative anglers have had to deal with lately is wind.

Fly Fishing 05/01/2015

FLY FISHING: The action for sea-run cutthroat trout remains good, with the fish focusing on chum fry. Some good spots have been beaches on Henderson Bay, Colvos Passage and Hood Canal. Patterns such as The Keta Rose, Chum Babies and juvenile shiner perch are effective right now.

Fly Fishing 03/27/2015

FLY FISHING: The action for searun cutthroat trout remains very good. They are feeding on chum salmon fry now, so use small baitfish patterns. Also, look for them close to shore on gravel beaches, chasing the schools of chum fry.

Fly Fishing 03/24/2015

FLY FISHING: The action for searun cutthroat trout has been very good as more chum fry make their way out of area streams. Small baitfish patterns, 1 to 11/2 inches long, such as a Chum Baby, are effective.

Fly Fishing 03/17/2015

FLY FISHING: The searun cutthroat trout are starting to key on the chum fry. Try using patterns like a Clouser minnow in blue/pearl. According to reports, the fish seem a bit larger this year. A reminder: Searuns must be released.

Fly Fishing 03/13/2015

FLY-FISHING: The sea-run cutthroat trout action has been fair to good. Some fly-anglers are casting a Miyawaki popper on the surface or a Clouser minnow below the surface. Chum fry continue to show up in small schools.

Fly Fishing 03/10/2015

FLY FISHING: The action for searun cutthroat trout has picked up some. Anglers are reporting seeing some small schools of chum fry entering the saltwater, so the action should increase in the coming weeks as more fry begin their outmigration. Remember, searun cutthroat must be released.

Fly Fishing 03/06/2015

FLY FISHING: The action for sea-run cutthroat trout has been slow. Patterns that mimic a sand lance have produced some hook-ups for fly anglers.

Fly Fishing 02/27/2015

FLY FISHING: The sea-run cutthroat action has been slow lately. Most of the fish still seem to be spawning in area streams. A few resident coho also are being caught.

Fly Fishing 02/03/2015

FLY FISHING: Anglers chasing searun cutthroat trout have been having success in Hood Canal and on South Sound beaches. Try shrimp-like patterns or small baitfish patterns in olive or white. Resident coho are being hooked around the Tacoma Narrows, Fox Island and Purdy Spit.

Fly Fishing 01/23/2015

FLY FISHING: The action off area beaches has been good for sea-run cutthroat trout. Bait fish patterns have been the most effective. A few resident coho have been caught on shrimplike patterns.

Fly Fishing 01/16/2015

FLY FISHING: Anglers are using amphipod and euphausiid patterns to hook resident coho in spots along the Tacoma Narrows. Fishing the moving tides, which stir up the shrimp-like bait.

Fly Fishing 01/13/2015

FLY FISHING: The searun cutthroat trout are there, getting them to bite has been a bit of an issue in recent days. Look for water moving at a slow walking speed along rocky beaches on the outgoing tide. Try amphipod and euphausiid patterns.

Fly Fishing 01/06/2015

FLY-FISHING: The action for sea-run cutthroat trout remains very good. The best action has been off rocky beaches in the Olympia and Tacoma areas. People also are hooking some resident coho, but those fish seem scattered rather than in schools.

Fly Fishing 12/23/2014

FLY-FISHING: The South Sound is the place to look for sea-run cutthroat trout. Try a popper pattern on a floating line on the surface, or a conehead squid pattern fished under the surface. The key is to keep moving along the beach, and from beach to beach, until you find fish.

Fly Fishing 12/19/2014

FLY FISHING: The beach action for searun cutthroat trout has been fair. Try shrimp patterns, or poppers on the surface.

Fly Fishing 12/16/2014

FLY FISHING: People are catching some sea-run cutthroat trout, which must be released, but the beach action has slowed. Anglers also are hooking an occasional coho and small blackmouth. Some chum are still being caught in Hood Canal, but they are dark.

Fly Fishing 11/21/2014

FLY FISHING: The action for searun cutthroat trout has been fair to good. Look for beaches with tidal currents moving at a slow walking pace.

Fly Fishing 11/04/2014

FLY FISHING: The action for sea-run cutthroat trout is improving. Effective flies include a squid pattern fished on the surface and olive-and-white Clouser minnows fished along drop-offs. Remember, sea-run cutthroat must be released.

More info on Fly Fishing

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Shrimp 05/08/2015

SHRIMP: Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 11 will reopen Sunday for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing, with a 150-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Marine Area 7 East will be open as well, with a 200-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately.

Shrimp 0501/2015

SHRIMP: Shrimping in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) will be open from 7 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday only. Marine Area 13 (South Puget Sound) will be open daily from Saturday-May 31.

Shrimp in the Northwest

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Smelt Reports 03/29/2014

Oak Harbor: Folks looking for something to do this weekend might want to make the drive and jig for smelt. The action has been very good, with many people catching their 10-pound limit.

Smelt Reports 02/26/2014

North Sound Smelt dipping has been nonexistent.

See the River reports and or the Smelt dipping pages for more reports.

Smelt Reports 01/29/2014

Cornet Bay is producing good catches of smelt.

Smelt Reports 02/06/2013

Smelt fishing has been good at times in Oak Harbor, Cornet Bay and off the Edmonds Pier.

Smelt Reports 01/26/2013

Cornet Bay and Oak Harbor are the places to find smelt.

Smelt Reports 01/09/2013

People are catching some smelt at Oak Harbor and Cornet Bay.

Smelt Reports for 2011/2012

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Squid Reports 02/20/2015

South Sound: An epic squid fishing season has finally wound down.

Squid Reports 02/17/2015

South Sound: Some squid are still being caught off area docks.

Squid Reports 02/10/2015

South Sound: Anglers are still catching squid.

Squid Reports 01/16/2015

South Sound: Jigging for squid remains good from local docks.

Squid Reports 01/06/2015

South Sound:The squid action remains good for people jigging from local docks.

Squid Reports 01/02/2015

South Sound: Squid are still being caught off the docks in the Tacoma area, but the season is winding down.

Squid Reports 12/26/2014

The squid fishing continues to be very good, but it usually ends around the middle of January.

Squid Reports 12/23/2014

Squid jigging from local docks remains very good. A state creel check Saturday of 19 anglers at the Point Defiance Boathouse showed they had caught 393 squid.

Squid Reports 12/16/2014

North Sound: Hit the Edmonds dock for squid action.

South Sound: Jigging for squid off local docks continues to be very good.

Squid Reports 12/12/2014

SOUTH SOUND: The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports that it continues to be a “phenomenal squid year” with catches happening all day and into the evening.

Squid Reports 12/05/2014

South Sound: Jigging for squid has been very good. The squid action has been best on the latst portion of an incoming flood tide.

Squid Reports 11/28/2014

South Sound: The staff at Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports squid fishing is excellent. Otherwise, fishing in the area is quite slow due to windy conditions. There are fish to catch but scoring one will likely require patience plus a flasher and spoon or hoochie.

The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina will host a squid fishing clinic Dec. 6. The 4-6 p.m. clinic run by Gene Anderson will go over the basics of gear and catching and cooking squid. The clinic is $10.

North Sound: Squid fishing continues to be good in this area.

Squid Reports 11/14/2014

South Sound: The squid action on local docks has been hit or miss. But when the action is on, people are landing some large squid.

Squid jigging in the Northwest

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Tuna Reports

Tuna Fishing in the Northwest

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PUGET SOUND AND OCEAN WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

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Admiralty Inlet

Admiralty Inlet

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Allyn Public Ramp 02/21/2012

Allyn shoreline-- Feb. 19: One angler caught no fish.

Allyn Waterfront Park

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Anacortes

Cap Sante Marina

Cap Sante Boat Haven

Cap Sante Inn

Skyline Marina 04/30/2013

Skyline Marina, Anacortes — April 27: Three boats with nine anglers caught two chinook.

Skyline Marina 03/12/2013

Skyline Marina, Anacortes — March 8: Four boats with nine anglers caught one chinook.

Skyline Marina 02/05/2013

Skyline Marina, Anacortes — Feb. 1: Eight boats with 13 anglers caught nine chinook; Feb. 2: Four boats with 10 anglers caught seven chinook.

Skyline Marina 01/29/2013

Skyline Marina, Anacortes -- Jan. 25: Five boats with nine anglers caught seven chinook.

Skyline Marina

Washington Park Ramp 04/06/2014

Washington Park Ramp - 11 Boats with 17 Anglers caught 1 Chinook.

Washington Park Ramp 04/05/2014

Washington Park Ramp - 2 Boats with 3 Anglers caught 1 Chinook.

Washington Park Ramp 01/27/2014

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes — Jan. 22: Eight boats with 14 anglers caught 10 chinook; Jan. 24: 15 with 27 caught three chinook; Jan. 25: 19 with 45 caught seven chinook; Jan. 26: 16 with 33 caught five chinook.

Anacortes Marina

Port of Anacortes

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Arcadia Point Ramp (Shelton)

No Reports!

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BELLINGHAM AREA REPORTS

Bellingham Ramp Squalicum Harbor 04/05/2014

Bellingham Squalicum Harbor Ramp - 1 Boats with 2 Anglers caught 0 fish.

Glenn Street Ramp 12/17/2013

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham — Dec. 14: Four boats with six anglers caught three Chinook; Dec. 15: Two with four caught no fish.

Glenn Street Ramp 07/15/2013

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham — July 8: Four boats with 12 anglers caught one chinook; July 12: Two boats with six anglers caught one chinook; July 13: 34 boats with 88 anglers caught 36 chinook and nine pinks; July 14: 26 boats with 79 anglers caught 45 chinook, one coho and one pink.

Squalicum Harbor Ramp 07/06/2014

Squalicum Harbor ramp, Bellingham — Jul. 06: 18 boats with 49 anglers caught 6 Chinook.

Bellingham's new Downtown Marina
Squalicum Harbor
Bellingham Boat Ramps

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Blaine Wa. Ramp 10/30/2012

Blaine ramp -- Oct. 26: Two boats with four anglers caught four coho.

Blaine Harbor

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Buoy 10 (mouth of Columbia River)08/19/2015

BUOY 10 (mouth of the Columbia River): Anglers are averaging close to a fish per rod. Watch out for high winds though. Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood said there are a lot of people headed there this week and over the next couple weeks.


Bremerton Wa.

Evergreen Park Ramp

Bremerton Marina

Port of Brownsville

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Buoy 10

See Columbia River Reports in the River Reports Page.

How to fish Buoy 10

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Camano Island 04/05/2014

Camano Island State Park Ramp - 16 Boats with 43 Anglers caught 2 Chinook.

Camano Island State Park

Island County Parks

Maple Grove Ramp 04/05/2014

Maple Grove Ramp - 3 Boats with 6 Anglers caught 0 fish.

Maple Grove Ramp 03/12/2013

Maple Grove ramp, Camano Island — March 9: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish.

Maple Grove Ramp 02/19/2013

Maple Grove ramp, Camano Island - Feb. 14: One boat with one angler caught no fish. Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island - Feb. 14: One boat with one angler caught no fish; Feb. 16: Four boats with seven anglers caught two chinook; Feb. 17: Two boats with five anglers caught one chinook.

Maple Grove Ramp 02/05/2013

Maple Grove ramp, Camano Island — Jan. 31: One boat with two anglers caught one chinook.

Maple Grove Ramp 01/08/2013

Maple Grove ramp, Camano Island — Jan. 6: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Onamac Point Ramp, Camano Island

No New Reports........

Utsalady Bay Ramp

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Central Puget Sound 01/05/2013

Central Sound: Salmon fishing has been fair to good in Marine Area 10. There has been good action on the west side, from Skiff Point down to Blakely Rock. Anglers are having to contend with some hungry sea lions when they hook a fish.

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Coastwide 08/28/2015

COAST: Starting Saturday (Aug. 29), anglers fishing in Marine Area 1 can keep up to two chinook salmon as part of their two-salmon daily limit, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Anglers also can keep two chinook per day off Westport (Marine Area 2). Anglers fishing off La Push (Marine Area 3) and west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line off Neah Bay (Marine Area 4) can keep one chinook per day as part of the two-salmon limit, as well as two additional pink salmon. The ocean salmon fisheries are currently scheduled to continue through Sept. 30 in all four marine areas.

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Dash Point Pier

See Tacoma Reports.....

Dash Point Public Fishing Pier

Dash Point State Park

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Deception Pass

Deception Pass State Park

Deception Pass State Park Camping sites.

Bowman Bay Ramp



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Des Moines Marina

Des Moines Marina

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Edmonds Marina 04/06/2014

Edmonds Marina - 3 Boats with 6 Anglers caught 3 Chinook.

Edmonds Marina

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Everett Area Reports 07/06/2014

Everett Public Ramp - 21 Boats with 41 Anglers caught 1 Coho.

Everett Bayside Marine
Everett State Park
Port of Everett Marina

All Star Charters (Everett)

No recent Reports.

All Star Charters (Fishing Reports)

Bayside Marina

No Reports!

Dagmar's Landing

No Reports!

Dagmar's Marina

Norton Street ramp Everett

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Fox Island Ramp

Fox Island Fishing Pier

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Freshwater Bay Ramp 08/25/2013

8 Boats with 13 Anglers caught 2 Coho and 27 Pinks.

Freshwater Bay Ramp 08/24/2013

3 Boats with 4 Anglers caught 3 Coho and 9 Pinks.

Freshwater Bay Ramp 08/21/2013

3 Boats with 6 Anglers caught 6 Kelp Greenling.

Freshwater Bay Ramp 07/15/2013

Freshwater Bay ramp — July 13: 39 boats with 59 anglers caught 29 chinook, 29 coho and 16 pinks.

Freshwater Bay

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Gig Harbor Ramp 04/05/2014

Gig Harbor Ramp - 1 Boat with 2 Anglers caught 1 Chinook.

Gig Harbor Ramp 01/27/2014

Gig Harbor ramp — Jan. 26: Three boats with seven anglers caught no fish.

Arabella's Landing
Kopachuck State Park

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Gorst (Near Bremerton)

No Reports!

Grapeview Ramp

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Grays Harbor 10/20/2012

Grays Harbor: The north and south channels are producing salmon. Try using a cut-plug herring trolled about 4 feet off the bottom and just fast enough to make it spin.

Port Of Grays Harbor
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport

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Hartstene Island 10/13/2012

Around Harstine and Squaxin islands, people are catching silvers, and chum are starting to come in pretty good.

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Hood Canal 06/12/2015

HOOD CANAL: A reminder that crabbing in Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal) will open Monday, two weeks earlier than scheduled. Test fishing has shown the crab are in hard-shell condition, allowing for the early opening.

Hood Canal 05/08/2015

HOOD CANAL: Shrimping was very good on the opener. Anglers can set their pots from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Monday and Wednesday.

Hood Canal 02/17/2015

HOOD CANAL: There were 124 anglers checked by the state Friday through Sunday, but those checked brought in just 13 blackmouth.

Hood Canal

Hood Canal Info

Big Beef Creek 10/30/2012

Big Beef Creek shoreline, Hood Canal -- Two anglers caught one coho.

Dewatto Creek Ramp 11/14/2012

Dewatto Creek ramp, Hood Canal – Nov. 8: One boat with three anglers caught no fish.

Dewatto Creek Ramp

No Reports!

Hood Canal Ramp near Potlatch

No Reports!

Hoodsport Shoreline 11/24/2013

12 Anglers caught 1 Chum.

Hoodsport Shoreline 08/25/2013

3 Angler caught no fish.

Hoodsport Shoreline 08/23/2013

5 Anglers caught no fish.

Mike's Beach Resort

No New Reports......

Mike's Beach Resort

Misrey Point Ramp 04/06/2014

Misery Point ramp, Hood Canal — 5 Boats with 7 Anglers caught 0 fish.

Misrey Point Ramp 04/05/2014

Misrey Point Ramp - 4 BOats with 7 Anglers caught 0 fish.


North Shore Dock & Launch

No New Reports....

North Shore Dock & Launch - Hood Canal

Pleasant Harbor Ramp 12/17/2013

Pleasant Harbor ramp, Hood Canal — March 23: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Pleasant Harbor Marina

Point Whitney Ramp 02/08/2014

Point Whitney Tidelands: The sport clam season closed until further notice. Surveys show the clam population on the small beach has decreased, requiring a closure. The Point Whitney Lagoon, located behind the cyclone fence, remains open for clamming through March 15. Oyster season at Point Whitney Tidelands remains open through June 30.

Potlatch

No New Reports......

Potlatch State Park

Quilcene Bay Ramp

No Reports!

Salsbury County Park Ramp 03/12/2013

Salsbury County Park ramp, Hood Canal — March 6: One boat with three anglers caught two chinook; March 8: Five boats with 11 anglers caught five chinook.

Salsbury County Park Ramp 02/05/2013

Salsbury County Park ramp, Hood Canal — Jan. 31: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Salsbury Point County Park

Saltwater Park Ramp 02/19/2013

Saltwater State Park ramp, Hood Canal - Feb. 15: One boat with one angler caught one chinook.

Saltwater Park Ramp 10/30/2012

Saltwater Park ramp, Hood Canal -- Oct. 28: Two boats with eight anglers caught two chum.

Seabeck Marina 02/13/2012

Seabeck Marina, Hood Canal -- Feb. 11: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Seabeck Marina

Skokomish Ramp 07/15/2013

Skokomish ramp, Hood Canal — July 12: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish; July 13: Four boats with seven anglers caught no fish; July 14: Eight boats with 13 anglers caught one pink.

Sunrise Motel & Dive Resort

No New Reports........

Sunrise Motel & Dive Resort

Tahuya Ramp Hood Canal

Triton Cove State Park Ramp 03/25/2013

Triton Cove State Park ramp, Hood Canal — March 23: Two boats with five anglers caught no fish.

Triton Cove State Park

Twanoh State Park Ramp 07/15/2013

Twanoh State Park ramp, Hood Canal -- Sept. 23: Three boats with seven anglers caught no fish.

Twanoh State Park

Union Ramp 12/17/2013

Union ramp, Hood Canal — Dec. 15: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

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Ilwaco 07/03/2015

ILWACO: There have been plenty of limits of salmon being caught, with the majority being coho. The average catch last week rose to 1.66 salmon per person.

Ilwaco 06/12/2015

ILWACO: Nearshore halibut fishing will be open seven days a week beginning Monday. The fishery is currently open three days a week. Salmon fishing was steady last week, based on state creel sampling. There were 213 anglers checked, and they had 152 chinook.

Ilwaco Washington
The Long Beach Peninsula
Port of Peninsula at Nahcotta
Shellfish & Fin-fish of Willapa Bay
Map's of Longbeach Penninsula

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John's Creek Estuary

No Reports!

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Kennedy Creek 11/13/2013

Kennedy Creek Nov. 10th. 21 anglers caught 4 chum.

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Kingston Ramp 01/27/2014

Kingston ramp — Jan. 22: Four boats with eight anglers caught two chinook; Jan. 24: Seven with 13 caught six chinook; Jan. 25: 22 with 49 caught 24 chinook.

Port of Kingston

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Laconner Ramp

La Conner Marina

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LaPush 07/13/2014

La Push – 19 anglers checked from May 16-17 caught no hatchery-marked chinook; six anglers checked from May 23-24 caught no hatchery-marked chinook; 11 anglers checked from May 31-June 1 caught no hatchery-marked chinook; 46 anglers from June 2-8 caught six hatchery-marked chinook for 0.13 per angler catch average; 14 anglers from June 14-15 caught four chinook and three hatchery coho for 0.29 per angler catch average for chinook, 0.21 for coho and 0.50 overall; 177 anglers from June 16-22 caught 161 chinook and 64 hatchery coho for 0.91 per angler catch average for chinook, 0.36 for coho and 1.27 overall.

89 anglers from June 23-29 caught 54 chinook and 34 hatchery coho for 0.60 for chinook and and 0.38 for hatchery coho and 0.98 overall; 216 anglers from June 30-July 6 caught 216 chinook and 151 hatchery coho for 0.70 for chinook and 0.66 for hatchery coho and 1.36 overall.

LA PUSH

A total of 216 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery during the week of June 30, landing 151 Chinook and 142 coho. Through Sunday, July 6, a cumulative total of 370 Chinook (16% of the area guideline) and 243 coho (5% of the area sub-quota) have been landed.

LaPush 06/14/2014

La Push: Last week, Ocean Area 3 (Queets River and Cape Alava) produced six marked chinook for 46 anglers.

LaPush 06/07/2014

La Push: Through Sunday, 36 anglers failed to catch any chinook.

Salmon University Lapush Fishing


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Luhr Beach Ramp 07/06/2014

4 Boats with 9 Anglers caught 0 fish.

Luhr Beach to Anderson Island Map

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Manchester Ramp 07/15/2013

Manchester ramp — July 8: Five boats with 10 anglers caught four flounder.

Manchester State Park

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Marrowstone Island Ramp

No Reports!

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Mukilteo Lighthouse Park Ramp 12/17/2013

Mukilteo ramp — Dec. 15: One boat with two anglers caught three Chinook.

Mukilteo State Park Boat Launch

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Neah Bay 08/14/2015

NEAH BAY: Anglers are allowed to keep one chinook Friday and Saturday. The area was closed to chinook retention earlier this month when anglers came close to meeting the harvest guideline.

Neah Bay 08/04/2015

NEAH BAY: State fishery managers are reminding anglers all chinook caught in ocean waters off Neah Bay must be released. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife estimated that chinook harvest limits were met by Saturday.

Big Salmon Resort
Jambo's Sportfishing
Makah Marina
Neah Bay Fishing
The Snow Creek Resort

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North Coast 07/04/2014

North Coast: The action has been better off La Push, where the average was .98 salmon per person, while Neah Bay has been slow. The average there was down to .35 fish a person.

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North Sound 08/19/2015

NORTH SOUND: Great pink salmon fishing in areas 9 and 10, and it should continue from now until the end of September’s first week. More and more coho also are showing up — though not huge numbers — but this is typically when things start to pick up. Chinook are doing very well in Area 7.

North Sound 08/14/2015

NORTH SOUND: Fishing has been really good, according to Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center. There have been a fair number of 2-to-4-pound coho being caught in the area. Anglers have also reported success catching pinks in marine areas 9 and 10. Anglers have also reported catching a fair amount of chinook on the east side of Vashon Island at Dolphin Point.

North Sound 08/07/2015

NORTH SOUND: Anglers in areas 2, 8, 9 and 10 have reported catching a lot of pink salmon and some silver salmon as well, according to Mike Chamberlain at Ted’s Sports Center. The beaches on Whidbey Island also have been producing well as of late. Anglers there are catching mostly pink salmon and a few silver salmon.

North Sound 08/04/2015

NORTH SOUND: More pink salmon than anything, which should last until mid-September. At the Everett Boat Ramp Sunday, fishermen averaged better than three pinks per boat. Beach fishing on Whidbey Island at Lagoon Point and Bush Point has been very good. Starting to see a few coho salmon in Area 9 though not in huge numbers.

North Sound 07/31/2015

NORTH SOUND: There are a lot of pink salmon, a few resident coho and few migrant coho being caught, said Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood. Small white flashers with little pink squids behind them have worked best to catch the pink salmon.

North Sound 07/24/2015

NORTH SOUND: The salmon have been biting for the last two days, said Mike Chamberlain at Ted’s Sports Center. In the last week, the fish caught have weighed in the lower teens and 20s. The chinook salmon fishery in Marine Area 9 will close at the end of Sunday. State fishery managers expect the catch quota to be met. Fishing for coho and pink salmon will continue, but all chinook must be released. Anglers fishing from the Edmonds Fishing Pier can still retain chinook.

North Sound 04/14/2015

NORTH SOUND: Anglers have had some luck trolling the Saratoga Passage, said Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood.

North Sound 03/24/2015

NORTH SOUND/STRAIT: The action has been inconsistent and mostly on the slow side. The best action last weekend was in the Port Angeles area Sunday. The fishing off Sekiu has really slowed down.

North Sound 03/17/2015

NORTH SOUND: The salmon fishing has been slow from Sekiu through the San Juans Islands and down to Whidbey Island. At the Everett ramp on Saturday, for example, 106 anglers were checked and they had only nine blackmouth among them.

North Sound 03/06/2015

NORTH SOUND: The action has been spotty, but people are catching some blackmouth off the south end of Hat Island. Look for fish holding near the bottom in water 105-115 feet deep. A Kingfisher Lite spoon in Irish cream pulled behind a flasher has been effective. Point No Point, Double Bluff and Possession Bar also have produced salmon.

North Sound 02/27/2015

NORTH SOUND: The blackmouth action seems to be improving, and the fish are getting bigger. Coho Killers trolled closed to the bottom do a good job mimicking the candlefish that anglers are finding in the bellies of their catch. Point No Point, Lip Lip Point and Skunk Bay have been holding bait.

North Sound 02/24/2015

NORTH SOUND: Jerry Thomas of Mount Vernon caught an 18.95-pound salmon to win the $10,000 first prize in the Olympic Peninsula Derby last weekend. Anglers brought in 292 blackmouth to be weighed. Michael McLean of Tacoma finished in ninth place with a 14.05-pound salmon.

North Sound 02/17/2015

NORTH SOUND: The most consistent action has been in the Port Angeles to Sequim area along the Olympic Peninsula. On Saturday, anglers averaged about 0.5 blackmouth per person. A reminder to anglers that Marine Area 7 closed to salmon fishing Sunday.

North Sound 02/13/2015

NORTH SOUND: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) will close at the end of the day Sunday. The closure is being done to protect wild-chinook stocks. In January, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife reduced the catch limit in the San Juan Islands to one salmon per day, down from two, and later limited fishing to Fridays through Sundays. Marine areas 6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), 8-1 (Deception Pass), 8-2 (Port Susan) and 9 (Admiralty Inlet) are scheduled to remain open into April. There have been positive reports from Elger Bay, Cama Beach and East Point.

North Sound 02/10/2015

North Sound: Results for the 12th Roche Harbor Salmon Classic are in with 338 anglers in 99 boats weighing in with 84 fish on Feb. 6 and 63 on Feb. 7.
David Reep of Mount Vernon won the $10,000 first prize with a 22.3-pound fish. Michael Surdyk of Bellingham was third with a 19.6-pound fish ($3,000) and was on the top boat. The boat, based in Snohomish, also included Larry Surdyk and Jason Henning caught five fish weighing a combined 64.3 pounds. The top boat price was $2,000.

North Sound 02/03/2015

NORTH SOUND: The best salmon fishing has been from the San Juan Islands south toward Port Townsend.

North Sound 01/30/2015

NORTH SOUND: Anglers should note that salmon fishing in Marine Area 7 is now open Fridays-Sundays only. The reduction, and an earlier cut in the daily limit, are efforts by the state to keep the fishery open while reducing impacts on wild-chinook populations. The change means the Roche Harbor Salmon Derby will go ahead as planned beginning Thursday.

North Sound 01/27/2015

NORTH SOUND: The most salmon are being caught in the Port Angeles-Port Townsend area, and by anglers in the Bellingham-Anacortes area. Based on state creel samples, the fishing improved through the weekend. There have been concerns salmon fishing in Marine Area 7 would close, but organizers of the Roche Harbor Salmon Derby said the state they will not have to cancel the Feb. 5-7 event.

North Sound 01/23/2015

NORTH SOUND: The salmon fishing has been consistent in the San Juan Islands. Look for the fish to be suspended in the water column, rather than hugging the bottom. Hoochies seem to be most effective right now. Just a few fish are being caught at Mid-Channel Bank and Point No Point.

North Sound 01/20/2015

NORTH SOUND: The blackmouth fishing at Mid-Channel Bank is off to a fair start, if the weather allows folks to stay on the water. Blackmouth topping 10 pounds are being caught by people trolling anchovies or Silver Horde Coho Killers behind a glow flasher.

North Sound 01/16/2015

NORTH SOUND: Marine Area 9 reopened to salmon fishing Friday. Typical hot spots are Double Bluff, Mid-Channel Bank, Possession Bar and Skunk Bay.

North Sound 01/13/2015

NORTH SOUND: The best action is in the San Juan Islands based on creel reports from boat ramps in Bellingham and Anacortes. A reminder that the daily limit in Marine Area 7 is now one salmon.

North Sound 01/09/2015

NORTH SOUND: Effective Monday, anglers in Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) will be allowed to keep just one salmon. The current limit is two. The state is reducing the daily limit to control the impact on depleted salmon stocks. The fishery might close before the scheduled end date of April 30 if the area’s catch guideline is met. Fishing has been fair to good in waters off Jefferson Head and Kingston.

North Sound 01/06/2015

NORTH SOUND: Anglers fishing out of Anacortes and Bellingham continue to have the best luck for salmon.

North Sound 01/02/2015

NORTH SOUND: According to multiple reports, anglers have had some luck landing fish in the Seattle and Bellingham areas.

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Olympia Area

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp 08/25/2013

13 Boats with 26 Anglers caught no fish.

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp 08/24/2013

20 Boats with 42 Anglers caught 11 Chinook.

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp 08/23/2013

14 Boats with 30 Anglers caught 5 Chinook.

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp 08/22/2013

16 Boats with 27 Anglers caught 13 Chinook.

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp 08/21/2013

16 Boats with 36 Anglers caught 4 Chinook.

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp 08/20/2013

17 Boats with 31 Anglers caught 15 Chinook.

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp 08/19/2013

12 Boats with 23 Anglers caught 14 Chinook.

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp (Olympia) 07/15/2013

Boston Harbor Marina — July 8: Five boats with 12 anglers caught no fish.

Boston Harbor Marina

East Bay Marina 10/02/2012

East Bay Marina near Olympia — Sept. 25: Four boats with five anglers caught no fish.

Zittels Marina 04/06/2014

Zittels Marina - 2 Boats witth 5 Anglers caught 0 Fish.

Zittel's Marina (on Johnson Point)

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Olympic Peninsula area 02/24/2015

OLYMPIC PENINSULA: Anglers are catching blackmouth from Sekiu to Port Townsend. The best catch rate per angler has been in the waters off Sekiu, but there just haven’t been a lot of people fishing from there.

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Padilla Bay

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

PadillaBay

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Penninsula Area 07/15/2014

Peninsula area: Anglers are catching a mix of chinook and coho off Sekiu and a good number of chinook in the Port Angeles area.

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Perry Creek 12/17/2013

Perry Creek estuary — Dec. 9: Two anglers caught no fish; Dec. 15: Three anglers caught no fish.

Perry Creek 11/24/2013

21 Anglers caught 11 Chum.

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Point No Point - Shoreline

No Reports!

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Point Roberts Lighthouse Ramp

Lighthouse Marine Park

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Port Angeles Area Reports

Ediz Hook Ramp 07/06/2014

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles — 47 Boats with 97 anglers caught 16 Chinook.

Port Angeles Boat Haven Marina 03/25/2013

Port Angeles Boat Haven ramp — March 24: Three boats with five anglers caught seven chinook.

Port Angeles Boat Haven Marina 01/27/2014

Port Angeles Boat Haven Marina — Jan. 22: One boat with two anglers caught one chinook; Jan. 25: One with one caught no fish.

Port Angeles East Ramp

Port Angeles West Ramp 07/15/2013

Port Angeles West ramp — July 9: Three boats with six anglers caught four chinook and three pinks; July 12: 19 boats with 40 anglers caught 14 chinook, five coho and 47 pinks; July 14: 33 boats with 75 anglers caught 23 chinook, two coho and 61 pinks.

Port Angeles Boat Haven

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Port Orchard Ramp 07/15/2013

Port Orchard ramp — July 8: One boat with three anglers caught no fish; July 12: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Port Orchard Boat Ramp

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Port Townsend

Fort Worden State Park 02/05/2013

Fort Worden State Park ramp — Feb. 2: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish.

Hadlock Ramp 02/21/2012

Hadlock ramp -- Feb. 13: Two boats with two anglers caught no fish.

Midchannel Bank

No Reports!

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina Ramp 04/06/2014

9 Boats with 18 Anglers caught 9 Chinook.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina Ramp 04/05/2014

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina Ramp - 17 Boats with 37 Anglers caught 26 Chinook.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina Ramp 01/27/2014

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina ramp — Jan. 24: Three boats with six anglers caught two chinook; Jan. 25: Six with 12 caught one chinook; Jan. 26: Five with eight caught two chinook.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina

Point Wilson

No Reports!

Port Wilson Lighthouse

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Possession Bar

No Reports!

Possession Point Fishing Charters

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Redondo Beach Ramp 07/15/2013

Redondo Beach ramp — July 10: Five boats with nine anglers caught no fish; July 14: 62 boats with 137 anglers caught three chinook, one coho and 20 flounder.

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Saltwater State Park 04/09/2012

Saltwater State Park ramp, Hood Canal -- April 2: Two boats with three anglers caught one chinook.

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SAN JUAN ISLANDS REPORTS 08/19/2015

SAN JUANS: Chamberlain said the fishing is doing very well in that area right now.

Port of Friday Harbor

Griffin Bay Ramp 08/25/2013

1 Boat with 3 Anglers caught 1 Chinook, 1 Coho and 5 Pinks.

Griffin Bay Ramp 08/24/2013

4 Boats with 11 Anglers caught 1 Chinook, 1 Coho and 20 Pinks.

Griffin Bay Ramp 08/23/2013

2 Boats with 5 Anglers caught 2 Chinook and 2 Pinks.

Orcas Island

West Beach Resort

West Sound Marina

Roche Harbor

Roche Harbor Marina

San Juan County Park Ramp

Snug Harbor Marina

No Reports!

Snug Harbor Resort

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SEATTLE AREA REPORTS

14th ave northwest boat ramp

14th ave northwest boat ramp


Bell Harbor Marina

No New Reports.....

Bell Harbor Marina

Boat World Marina

No New Reports.......

Boat World Marina's

Don Armeni Ramp (West Seattle) 12/17/2013

Don Armeni ramp, West Seattle — Dec. 14: Two boats with three anglers caught four Chinook; Dec. 15: 10 with 22 caught no fish.

Don Armeni Ramp (West Seattle) 07/06/2014

4 Boats with 8 Angler's caught 0 fish.

Don Armeni Ramp

Duwamish River Ramp

Eddie Vine Ramp 01/27/2014

Eddie Vine ramp, Shilshole Bay — Jan. 25: Seven boats with 15 anglers caught four chinook; Jan. 26: Nine with 18 caught one chinook.

Eddie Vine Boat Ramp

Elliott Bay

No Reports!

Elliott Bay Marina

First Ave So Ramp

No Reports!

Fisherman's Terminal

No New Reports.......

Fisherman's Terminal

Harbor Island

No New Reports.......

Harbor Island Marina

Lake Union Ramp


Lake Union

Seacrest Pier

No New Reports.......

Seacrest Boathouse & Pier

Shileshole Bay Ramp 01/27/2014

Eddie Vine ramp, Shilshole Bay — Jan. 25: Seven boats with 15 anglers caught four chinook; Jan. 26: Nine with 18 caught one chinook.

Shilshole Bay Marina

South Park Marina

No New Reports.......

South Park Marina & Boatyard

Sunnyside Boat Ramp

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Sekiu Wa. 07/31/2015

SEKIU: Olson’s Resort reports chinook fishing has picked up in the last week. Starting this weekend, Area 4 will shut down for fishing. But there are 18 days left for chinook fishing at Area 5. There have been reports of 20-plus-pound hatchery fish coming in.

Sekiu Wa. 03/10/2015

SEKIU: The salmon fishing has slowly improved, but still is not great. Anglers over the weekend averaged a chinook per every three people, according to state creel checks.

Clallam Bay and Sekiu

Coho Resort

Coho Resort -RV Park and Marina

Curley's Resort 07/15/2013

Curley’s Straitside Resort, Sekiu — July 10: 16 boats with 37 anglers caught 15 chinook, nine coho and 23 coho; July 12: 16 boats with 43 anglers caught 12 chinook, 11 coho, 27 pinks and four rockfish.

Curley's Resort

Olson's Resort 04/06/2014

Olson's Resort - 10 Boats with 20 Anglers caught 5 Chinook.

Olson's Resort

Van Riper's Resort 07/15/2013

Van Riper’s Resort, Sekiu — July 10: 43 boats with 98 anglers caught 54 chinook, 46 coho and 66 pinks; July 11: 53 boats with 136 anglers caught 85 chinook, 36 coho, 54 pinks, one rockfish and one flounder; July 12: 50 boats with 119 anglers caught 38 chinook, 35 coho, 78 pinks, three rockfish and five lingcod; July 14: 49 boats with 135 anglers caught 41 chinook, 41 coho, 40 pinks and nine rockfish.

Van Riper's Resort 07/02/2013

Van Riper’s Resort, Sekiu — June 27: One boat with three anglers caught six rockfish; June 29: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Van Ripers Resort

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Sequim, Wa.

John Wayne Marina 04/06/2014

John Wayne Marina - 7 BOats with 13 Anglers caught 2 Chinook.

John Wayne Marina 04/05/2014

Johyn Wayne Marina Ramp - 2 Boats with 3 Angler caught 4 Chinook.

John Wayne Marina 01/27/2014

John Wayne Marina, Sequim — Jan. 24: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish; Jan. 25: Two with four caught four chinook; Jan. 26: Three with six caught two chinook.

John Wayne Marina

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Solo Point (South of Tacoma) 07/15/2013

Solo Point ramp south of Tacoma — July 12: Eight boats with 14 anglers caught three flounder.

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South Sound 08/28/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Salmon fishing has been good. Anglers report they’re catching coho, chinook and pink salmon around the area. The action has been good off the Girl Scout camp on Vashon Island and along the Gig Harbor shoreline. The Redondo area is also producing mostly pinks. Salmon fishing in the Olympia area has been slow. Crabbing has been good to very good.

South Sound 08/19/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Jaeger Maxfield won the All South Sound Salmon Derby on Sept. 15 after he wrangled in a 20-pound salmon. That netted him a nice check for $2,000. Stephanie West took second with a 19.05-pound salmon.

South Sound 08/04/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Cody Wright landed a 21-pound, 14.88-ounce salmon to win Saturday’s salmon derby held by the South King County chapter of Puget Sound Anglers. He took home a check for $3,500. In second place ($1,500) was David B. Conrad, at 17 pounds, 14.72 ounces. Taking third place ($1,000) was Marcus Kyle with a 17-pound, 1.92-ounce salmon. The Gig Harbor chapter will holds its derby this Saturday. Fishing for pinks is starting to pick up in the Browns Point area. Anglers also are catching a few pinks off the mouth of the Puyallup River. The action is getting better every day.

South Sound 07/24/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Salmon fishing remains spotty, but there are a few pink salmon here and there. The crabbing has been fair, with a lot of females being caught, according to people at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina.

South Sound 07/03/2015

SOUTH SOUND: The salmon fishing has been slow, but some large fish are being caught.

South Sound 06/16/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Lingcod fishing closed Monday, and salmon fishing has been slow, according to the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff. There were 12 blackmouth checked during creel samples Thursday-Saturday.

South Sound 06/12/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Salmon fishing has been slow this week. Jigging off Point Evans, mooching with herring off Point Dalco or trolling from the clay banks to the flats off the Point Defiance Marina have been producing a few fish.

South Sound 05/29/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 13 has been a bit slow recently, with a few fish being caught at Green Point, Point Gibson and Wollochet Bay. Lingcod fishing has been slow. Salmon fishing in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma/Vashon Island) reopens Monday. The minimum size for chinook will be 22 inches. Crab fishing in Area 13 will open Monday. See Sunday’s Adventure section for details.

South Sound 05/26/2015

SOUTH SOUND: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reported some fish are being caught in the waters near Fox Island and the mouth of Wollochet Bay. Marine Area 11 (Tacoma and Vashon Island) reopens for salmon fishing Monday.

South Sound 05/22/2015

SOUTH SOUND: There are consistent reports of anglers catching salmon off Point Gibson on the outgoing tide. Green Point is another productive spot. Trolling and jigging have been effective. Lingcod fishing is fair at best in the Tacoma Narrows and Toliva Shoals.

South Sound 05/19/2015

SOUTH SOUND: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing has been hit and miss around Fox Island. Trolling with flasher and either hoochie or spoon is giving anglers the best chance.

South Sound 05/08/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Some salmon are being caught off Point Gibson, Green Point and the sand spit area. Bob Tachell won the recent Point Defiance Marina Ling Cod Derby with a 7-pound, 8-ounce fish.

South Sound 05/05/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Ling cod season is underway, while Marina Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) is closed to salmon fishing. Marine Area 13 (south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge) is open for salmon fishing and the staff at Point Defiance Boathouse Marina recommends trying the waters near Point Gibson and Fox Island.

South Sound 05/01/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Ling cod season opened Friday (May 1), and the Point Defiance Marina is hosting a ling cod fishing derby Saturday. The derby will run from sunrise to noon. The cost is $15 a person. For more information, call 253-591-5325. Salmon fishing in Marine Area 11 is closed. A few blackmouth are being caught in Marine Area 13.

South Sound 04/28/2015

SOUTH SOUND: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing has been slow in the area, but some anglers are catching fish near Point Evans, Point Dalco and the clay banks. Action is best on the tide changes. Thursday is the last day for salmon fishing in Marina Area 11 (Tacoma/Vashon Island), but ling cod fishing opens Friday. Salmon and ling cod fishing open Friday in Marine Area 13 (south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge).

South Sound 04/24/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Salmon fishing in the area remains slow. Those fish being caught are weighing 6 to 14 pounds. The most productive area has been the shelf between the Point Defiance Marina and Point Dalco during the tidal changes. Trolling with flashers and spoons, and jigging have been effective.

South Sound 04/14/2015

SOUTH SOUND: The action is a bit slow with fish typically on the smaller size (5-7 pounds), but the staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina expects things to pick as the months winds down. Those having the best luck are trolling.

South Sound 04/07/2015

SOUTH SOUND: The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reported fishing is slow. Some salmon are available for those who have “patience and persistence,” Art Tachell said on the marina’s recorded fishing report. The best approaches: Try trolling or mooching but jigging is starting to pick up.

South Sound 04/03/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Salmon fishing has been showing some signs of improvement, although the fishing pressure remains light. Mooching with herring or trolling with a flasher and hoochie have been the most effective methods. The clay banks at the tidal changes and Point Dalco during the incoming tide have been good spots.

South Sound 03/31/2015

SOUTH SOUND: The staff at Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing in the area has been inconsistent, but anglers are landing salmon 5 pounds and larger. The staff says about half of the salmon caught have adipose fins meaning they must be released.

South Sound 03/27/2015

SOUTH SOUND: The salmon fishing slowed down during the week. Mooching seems to have been more effective in the past few days. The story has been the same in the waters south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, with just a few blackmouth being caught off Anderson Island and Fox Island.

South Sound 03/24/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Anglers are working hard to land just a few salmon. Point Dalco, Point Evans, Point Gibson and in front of the Point Defiance Boathouse have been producing a few fish for those trolling with a flasher and hoochie or spoon.

South Sound 03/17/2015

SOUTH SOUND: The few people catching salmon are having to put in a lot of time and effort. Most people are trolling with a flasher and spoon or hoochie near the bottom in water 120-160 feet deep. The fish being caught are weighing 5-15 pounds.

South Sound 03/13/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Salmon fishing in the Tacoma area remains slow but has gotten a little better this week. One fish brought in weighed close to 13 pounds. Trolling in order to cover lots of water has been the preferred method. Hit the slag pile and Quartermaster Harbor area. In Marine Area 13, people are hooking salmon off Point Gibson and Green Point.

South Sound 03/10/2015

SOUTH SOUND: A handful of blackmouth were caught during the weekend. A few fish are being caught in Quartermaster Harbor area and Point Dalco, and off Point Gibson on Fox Island.

South Sound 03/06/2015

SOUTH SOUND: People have been fishing off Point Dalco to get out of the north winds and have been picking up a few blackmouth. Some salmon up to 13 pounds have been caught off Point Gibson and off Anderson Island in Marine Area 13. People trolling a spoon or artificial squid have been hooking fish, although some fish are being hooked mooching with a herring or salmon jig.

South Sound 03/03/2015

SOUTH SOUND: More than 891,000 coho (approximately 20,000 more than last year) are expected to return to Puget Sound rivers with the central and south Sound anticipated as the “bright spots,” the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced recently. The forecast also calls for 6.5 million pink salmon to return, on par with 2013. However, the number of returning chinook is expected to lag a bit.
Until then, Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports salmon fishing in the South Sound is promising with anglers landing fish as large as 12½ pounds despite light pressure. Fox Island and Point Gibson are good places to test your luck.

South Sound 02/27/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Reports indictate a slight improvement in the salmon fishing off Tacoma. While the pressure is still light, a few blackmouth are being caught. Try the Quartermaster Harbor area, as well as the flats between Point Dalco and Point Defiance. Most people are trolling a spoon or artificial squid behind a flasher.

South Sound 02/24/2015

SOUTH SOUND: More of the same, poor catching when it comes to salmon.

South Sound 02/20/2015

SOUTH SOUND: The staff at Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing in the area is very slow but some anglers are catching flounder and sole. An epic squid fishing season has finally wound down.

South Sound 02/17/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Salmon fishing remains very slow overall, with anglers kept ashore by strong winds. Some squid are still being caught off area docks.

South Sound 02/13/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Salmon fishing remains slow. A few blackmouth are being caught off the clay banks in Tacoma, with anglers trolling flashers and spoons about 10 feet off the bottom in water 120-150 feet deep. Some folks are still catching squid by jigging off local docks.

South Sound 02/10/2015

South Sound: The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports salmon fishing in the area has slowed “to almost nothing” since the Feb. 1 opening. Poor weather has kept people away.
For the best chance try using flasher and spoon or hoochie at a depth of 120-140 feet between Owen Beach and the clay banks.
Anglers are still catching squid.

South Sound 02/03/2015

SOUTH SOUND: The salmon fishing in Tacoma waters has been slow since fishing opened Sunday. A few blackmouth were caught opening day and the action has been hit and miss since then. A few squid are still being caught off local docks. An angler reported online have success catching some large flounder by jigging on the Nisqually flats.

South Sound 01/30/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 13 is producing some fish, but the vast majority are too small to be kept. Fox Island and Point Gibson are yielding some keeper fish. Fishing in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma) reopens Sunday.

South Sound 01/27/2015

SOUTH SOUND: It has been a very slow month for salmon anglers in Marine Area 12 (Olympia). The weather and poor fishing has kept most people home. In fact, through Sunday, just 48 anglers have been checked by the state. That would be a low number on a good summer day. Marine Area 11 (Tacoma) will reopen Sunday.

South Sound 01/23/2015

SOUH SOUND: The Fox Island area, especially Point Gibson, has been fair for blackmouth. Troll with a spoon or hoochie about 10 feet off the bottom in water 120-150 feet deep.

South Sound 01/20/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Salmon fishing remains very slow in Marine Area 13. A few fish are being caught off Point Gibson and other spots around Fox Island by trolling flashers with a hoochie in water 120-150 feet deep.

South Sound 01/16/2015

SOUTH SOUND: The salmon action in Marine Area 13 remains slow overall. Popular locations this time of year are the mouth of Wollochet Bay, Point Gibson and Green Point. Jigging for squid remains good from local docks.

South Sound 01/13/2015

SOUTH SOUND: It seems to be a broken record for salmon anglers from Olympia to Tacoma, but the action remains very slow. Creel checks from Friday-Sunday showed no salmon caught buy the handful of anglers who did go out.

South Sound 01/09/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Anglers in Marine Area 13 (Olympia) are catching a few blackmouth off Point Gibson, Green Point and the mouth of Wollochet Bay. Watch for fish feeding on midges at the surface. Trolling has been the most effective method.

South Sound 01/06/2015

SOUTH SOUND: Salmon fishing is slow in the Olympia area. Point Gibson, Green Point and the mouth of Wollochet Bay are producing a few hatchery blackmouth. Try trolling in water 120-150 feet deep. Salmon fishing in Tacoma waters is closed. The squid action remains good for people jigging from local docks.

South Sound 01/02/2015

SOUTH SOUND: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports anglers are catching salmon in Marine Area 13 (south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridges). Mooching and jigging are working in the Point Gibson area, but trolling with flasher and spoon or artificial squid might be the best bet. Squid are still being caught off the docks in the Tacoma area, but the season is winding down. Marine Area 11 (Tacoma and Vashon Island) is closed for salmon fishing.

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Steilacoom Ramp 02/19/2013

Steilacoom ramp - One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

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Strait of Juan Defuca 09/23/2014

STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA: Fishing for coho has been excellent off Sekiu. The average catch last weekend approached two coho per person. The Port Angeles area remains a coho good spot, even though the action has slowed some. Ace Hi flies in green or blue behind a flasher have been effective.

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Swinomish Channel Ramp 03/12/2013

Swinomish Channel ramp — March 9: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Swinomish Channel Ramp 02/19/2013

Swinomish Channel ramp - Feb. 15: Four boats with seven anglers caught no fish; Feb. 16: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Feb. 17: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Swinomish Channel Ramp 02/05/2013

Swinomish Channel ramp — Feb. 3: Two boats with four anglers caught one chinook.

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Tacoma Area Reports 08/07/2015

TACOMA: Fishing in the area was a bit scattered and on the slow side, according to the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina. Some nice chinook were caught that weighed 15-18 pounds. Trolling has worked the best as of late, and there hasn’t been a specific spot that is producing many fish. The Gig Harbor Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers is holding its salmon derby Saturday.

Tacoma Area Reports 07/31/2015

TACOMA: The chinook action has been productive, but 95 percent had to be released, according to the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina. Fish that were kept ranged from 8 to 10 pounds. The pink salmon catch has been fair to good at Browns Point (be careful where you park), and a bit better at Dash Point and Redondo. Shore anglers report success using pink Buzz Bombs or jigs, said Todd Rock at Auburn Sports and Marine. The South King County Puget Sound Anglers Salmon Derby will take place Saturday, with weigh-in at 1 p.m. Fishing is allowed in Marine Areas 10, 11 and 13.

Boathouse Marina

No New Reports.........

Boathouse Marina

Breakwater Marina

No Reports!

Breakwater Marina

Commencement Bay

Commencement Bay

Commencement Bay Maritime Fest

Concrete Dock (Tacoma)



Dash Point 09/24/2012

Dash Point Pier -- Sept. 18: 18 anglers caught four coho.

Fox Island 08/31/2010

Fox Island ramp - Aug. 29: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Les Davis Pier

No Reports!

Pic of the Les Davis Pier

Narrows Marina Ramp 04/05/2014

Narrows Marina ramp - 6 Boats with 8 Anglers caught 6 Chinook.

Narrows Marina

Narrows Properties Park 04/30/2013

Narrows Properties Park Pier — April 22: One angler caught no fish.

Point Defiance Boathouse 08/14/2015

POINT DEFIANCE: Fishing has picked up a bit but remains on the slow side. Pink salmon action has picked up recently in Redondo and Gig Harbor. Chinook are scattered along the Gig Harbor side, off the Girl Scout Camp and Chambers beach. The South Sound Salmon Derby is Saturday (Aug. 15). Douglas Dixon II won the Gig Harbor Puget Sound Anglers salmon derby Aug. 8. He earned the $3,500 first-place prize with a 21-pound, 6 1/4-ounce salmon. Bill Thackeray took second ($2,000) with a 19-pound, 15 1/2-ounce fish and Tom Sullivan was third ($1,000) with an 18-pound, 9 3/4-ounce salmon.

Point Defiance Marina

Titlow Beach

Vaughn Public Ramp 06/11/2012

Vaughn Public ramp -- June 4: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

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Tulalip Bay


Vashon Island

Quartermaster Marina

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Westport 08/19/2015

WESTPORT: Recent success had been found off Copalis in deep waters, but it seems they have moved elsewhere. Chinook have been found off the jetty at shallower waters, about 45 feet. Ocean conditions have been reasonable the past two days.

Westport 08/14/2015

WESTPORT: Two chinook can be retained daily beginning Saturday (Aug. 15). Anglers off Westport were previously limited to one as part of a two-salmon daily limit to ensure that the fishery would remain open for the entire season. Through Sunday, anglers fishing out of Westport had caught 13,515 chinook of the 29,295 guideline.

Westport 08/07/2015

WESTPORT: The salmon fishing has been consistently good this week, with most anglers taking home a chinook, according to the Westport Charter Boat Association. Some coho are being caught as well. Look for fish off Copalis in water about 200 feet deep.

Westport 08/04/2015

WESTPORT: Anglers have only been averaging about one coho per day, but the catch was better today. Success is being found off Copalis, according to Westport Charters.

Westport 07/31/2015

WESTPORT: The chinook fishing has been fair to good, with most boats heading north toward Copalis. Look for fish in water about 150 feet deep, according to the Westport Charter Boat Association. Bad conditions this weekend could be a factor for small boats.

Westport 07/24/2015

WESTPORT: Mostly coho have been caught in the last week. The chinook catch rate has improved, with most fish coming in shallow water off the Quinault casino area.

Westport 07/03/2015

WESTPORT: The salmon fishing has been very good to excellent this week. Coho are being caught around the Grays Harbor buoy, while boats are heading out 12 miles to find the chinook. Anglers last week caught 1.33 salmon per person last week. There were an estimated 3,162 people who fished last week.

Westport 06/16/2015

WESTPORT: The Westport Charterboat Association reports the water was very choppy Monday resulting in unproductive salmon fishing. But bottom-fishing continues to be good.

Westport 06/12/2015

WESTPORT: Salmon fishing is showing signs of improving, with most boats averaging close to one chinook per angler. That is better than last week, when there were 83 anglers checked and they had 237 chinook. On May 30-31, there were 981 anglers checked, and they had 431 chinook. Conditions are keeping most boats close to the bar.

Westport 05/29/2015

WESTPORT: Good ocean conditions have made for some good action on rockfish and ling cod.

Westport 05/26/2015

WESTPORT: “The ocean is flat and rockfish and lingcod are biting very well,” the Westport Charterboat Association reported Monday night.

Westport 05/22/2015

WESTPORT: Fishing for rockfish and lingcod remains very good to excellent, with most boats bringing in limits. Ocean conditions are expected to be good this holiday weekend.

Westport 05/19/2015

WESTPORT: Bottom fishing continues to be good according to the most recent report from the Westport Charterboat Association.

Westport 05/08/2014

WESTPORT: When conditions have allowed boats to get out, the action for halibut and lingcod have been very good. Some boats have been running out about 35 miles to find large fish. Some halibut have topped 50 pounds, with some lingcod reaching 30 pounds. People are using herring with hoochies or pipe jigs.

Westport 05/05/2015

WESTPORT: The Westport Charterboat Association most recent report, from May 2, says fishing is good and ling cod action is picking up. Halibut season is underway.

Westport 05/01/2015

WESTPORT: Conditions have improved, and anglers are again catching plenty of rockfish and lingcod. The lingcod action has been good when the weather has been good. Anglers are hooking fish using shrimp flies, jigs, herring and anchovies.

Westport 04/28/2015

WESTPORT: The most recent report from the Westport Charterboat Association says, “Rockfish have been no problem, but the ling cod have been good weather dependent.”

Westport 04/24/2014

WESTPORT: When boats have been able to get out, they have been consistently catching limits of rockfish and near limits of lingcod. Some of the lingcod have been weighing 30 pounds or more. Poor conditions, however, kept boats in the harbor much of this week.

Westport 04/14/2015

WESTPORT: The weather has improved, but in its Thursday report, the Westport Charterboat Association says the ocean was still a bit rough. Rockfish were biting, lingcod were not. Better weather is in the forecast for the weekend.

Westport 04/07/2015

WESTPORT: The Westport Charterboat Association reported lingcod and rockfish are biting when the weather allows fishing.

Westport 04/03/2015

WESTPORT: The bottom fish action continues to be very good to excellent, with many boats bringing in limits of rockfish and ling cod. One angler last weekend caught a ling cod weighing 331/3 pounds, and there were reports of a 39-pounder landed.

Westport 03/24/2015

WESTPORT: The bottom fishing has been very good to excellent, with charter boats bringing back limits of rockfish and lingcod most days. Some rockfish also are being caught off the jetty by people using jigs with scented plastic grubs or sand shrimp.

Westport Wa.

City of Westport Wa.

Westport Surf Report and Forecast

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WHIDBEY ISLAND REPORTS

Island County Parks

Bush Point

Bush Point Wharf Bed and Breakfast

Cornet Bay Ramp 04/05/2014

Cornet Bay Ramp - 1 Boats with 2 Anglers caught 1 Chinook.

Cornet Bay Ramp 08/24/2013

48 Boats with 111 Anglers caught 16 Chinook, 9 Coho, 70 Pinks and 3 Sockeye.

Cornet Bay Ramp 08/23/2013

29 Boats with 77 Anglers caught 7 Chinook, 7 Coho, 57 Pinks.

Cornet Bay Ramp 11/13/2013

2 Boats with 3 anglers caught no fish.

Coupeville Ramp



Deception Pass State Park 09/24/2012

Deception Pass State Park shoreline, North Whidbey Island -- Sept. 17: 12 anglers caught no fish; Sept. 23: 30 anglers caught four coho.



Freeland Ramp

No New Reports.........

Freeland Chamber of Commerce

Fort Casey Ramp 08/20/2012

Fort Casey ramp, West Whidbey Island -- Aug. 17: 25 boats with 51 anglers caught 18 chinook and three coho.

Oak Harbor Marina 01/27/2014

Oak Harbor Marina — Jan. 25: One boat with four anglers caught no fish.

Oak Harbor Marina 12/17/2013

Oak Harbor ramp, Whidbey Island — Dec. 15: One boat with three anglers caught no fish.

Oak Harbor Marina

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Wildcat Cove Ramp

No Reports!

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Willapa Bay 08/12/2014

Willapa Bay: Willapa Harbor has provided some good fishing for those willing to make the trip, Chamberlain said.

Willapa Bay Oysters and Clams

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Wollochett Bay 02/13/2012

Wollochet Bay ramp -- Feb. 6: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

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Contributing to this report:

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640 jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com blog.thenewstribune.com/adventure

Mark Yuasa myuasa@seattletimes.com The Seattle Times

A lot of the reports came from the following sources, however some came from fishermen and other sources. If you have reports to contribute to this page, please send them to my email at: fishinginthenorthwest@centurylink.net thank you.

Contributing to the 06/12/2015 Report: State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Westport Charter Boat Association, Joe Rotter at Red’s Fly Shop, Mike Chamberlain at Ted’s Sports Center, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, salmonuniversity.com, steelheaduniversity.com, Rainbow RV Resort, Bud Herlitzka at Spanaway Lake Boathouse, Mineral Lake Resort.

Contributing to the 05/29/2015 Report: Annie Meseberg at MarDon Resort, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad’s Family Guide Service, washingtonflyfishing.com, Westport Charter Boat Association, The Evening Hatch, Mike Chamberlain at Ted’s Sports Center, Red’s Fly Shop, washingtonlakes.com, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, Doreen Douglas at Mineral Lake Resort.

Contributing to the 05/22/2015 Report: Blake Merwin at Gig Harbor Fly Shop, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, Steve Joyce at Red’s Fly Shop, Mike Chamberlain at Ted’s Sports Center, Westport Charter Boat Association, washingtonlakes.com, Annie Meseberg at MarDon Resort, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, washingtonflyfishing.com, Bill Kenney at Henley’s Silver Lake Resort, Becky Pogue at Offut Lake Resort, Harts Lake Resort and Deli, Bud Herlitzka at Spanaway Lake Boathouse.

Contributing to the 05/08/2015 Report: Annie Meseberg at MarDon Resort, Tom Nelson of salmonuniversity.com, Point Defiance Marina, steelheaduniversity.com, Joe Rotter at Red’s Fly Shop, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, washingtonlakes.com, Bud Herlitzka at Spanaway Lake Boathouse, Becky Pogue at Offut Lake Resort and Doreen Douglas at Mineral Lake Resort.

Contributing to the 05/01/2015 Report: State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Annie Meseberg at MarDon Resort, salmonuniversity.com, Joe Rotter at Red’s Fly Shop, Blake Merwin at Gig Harbor Fly Shop, washingtonlakes.com, steelheaduniversity.com, Becky Pogue at Offut Lake Resort, Bill Kenney at Henley’s Silver Lake Resort.

Contributing to the 04/24/2015 Report: State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Rhett Weber of Slammer Charters, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, salmonuniversity.com, Annie Meseberg at MarDon Resort, steelheaduniversity.com.

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