Washington Saltwater Reports



Saltwater Fishing Reports 04/23/2014



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Clam Digging 04/16/2014

Razor clams: A morning razor clam dig is underway on the coast and will continue through Sunday. Twin Harbors and Long Beach are open through Sunday. Mocrocks is open Friday-Sunday. Copalis is open Saturday and Sunday.

Anyone 15 or older must have a razor clam fishing license. Low tides are 8:03 a.m. Wednesday, 8:43 a.m. Thursday, 9:26 a.m. Friday, 10:14 a.m. Saturday and 11:06 a.m. Sunday.

“This year’s season is nearing the end, but we’re not there yet,” said Dan Ayres, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s coastal shellfish manager. “We hope to offer more digging days into May.”

Clam Digging 04/12/2014

Beaches: The next razor clam dig will start Monday at Twin Harbors and expand to include three other ocean beaches next week.

No digging will be allowed at any beach after noon. The best digging takes place one to two hours before low tide.

Here is the schedule and low tide times:

Monday: 6:46 a.m.; plus-0.2 feet; Twin Harbors.

Tuesday: 7:24 a.m.; minus-0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach.

Wednesday: 8:03 a.m.; minus-0.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach.

Thursday: 8:43 a.m.; minus-0.8 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach.

Friday: 9:26 a.m.; minus-0.8 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks.

April 19: 10:14 a.m.; minus-0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks.

April 20: 11:06 a.m.; minus-0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks.

Clam Digging 03/29/2014

Beaches: A razor clam dig continues through Thursday, and Sunday will be the first dig on a morning low tide. Digging is best an hour or two before low tide. The dates and times for the low tide: Saturday, 6:23 p.m., 0.0 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks; Sunday, 6:53 a.m., minus-0.1 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks; Monday, 7:39 a.m., minus-0.5 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach; Tuesday, 8:22 a.m., minus-0.7 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach; Wednesday, 9:05 a.m., minus-0.6 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach; and Thursday, 9:49 a.m., minus-0.3 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach.

Clam Digging 03/26/2014

Beaches: A lengthy razor clam dig opens Wednesday, and includes the first daytime low tides of the season. Digging is best an hour or two before low tide. Here are the dates and times for the low tide:

Wednesday: 3:52 p.m., 0.3 feet; Twin Harbors.

Thursday: 4:48 p.m., 0.1 feet; Twin Harbors.

Friday: 5:38 p.m., 0.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks.

Saturday: 6:23 p.m., 0.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks.

Sunday: 6:53 a.m., minus-0.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks.

Monday: 7:39 a.m., minus-0.5 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach.
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Tuesday: 8:22 a.m., minus-0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach.

April 2: 9:05 a.m., minus-0.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach.
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April 3: 9:49 a.m., minus-0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach.

Clam Digging 03/19/2014

Beaches: The state announced a number of season dates for beaches in the region. Here is a quick look:

• North Bay (Case Inlet near Victor and Allyn): The sport clam and oyster season will be delayed until June 1. Digging will be allowed through July 31.

• Potlatch State Park: The opening of the sport clam and oyster season will be delayed until July 1, and run through Aug. 31. This includes Potlatch DNR Tidelands.

• Sequim Bay State Park: The sport clam season will open April 1 and remain open until further notice.

• South Indian Island County Park: The sport clam and oyster season will be delayed until July 1. Once open, the beach near Port Townsend will remain open until further notice.

Clam Digging 03/08/2014

Beaches: The state has added beach openings for razor clam digs. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is planning new digs at Long Beach in March and at Copalis and Mocrocks in April, based on updated harvest estimates showing a sufficient number of clams in those areas to support additional openings. Here are the new openings: March 31, Long Beach; April 18-20, Mocrocks; April 19-20, Copalis.

Clam Digging 03/01/2014

Beaches: A razor clam dig is underway and will run through Monday on some beaches. Twin Harbors is open for digging through Monday. Long Beach and Mocrocks is open through Sunday. Copalis is open Saturday. All digs are scheduled on the evening tide, and no digging is allowed before noon. Evening low tides are at 6:32 (Saturday), 7:13 (Sunday) and 7:53 (Monday).

Clam Digging 02/28/2014

Razor clams: There are three days left in the current coastal razor clam dig.

The dig, highlighted by clams Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says are “fattening up earlier than usual,” takes place at Twin Harbors today-Monday. Digging is also permitted at Long Beach and Mocrocks today and Sunday and at Copalis on Saturday.

All digs are scheduled on the evening tide and no digging is allowed before noon. Evening low tides are 6:32 today, 7:13 Sunday and 7:53 Monday.

Licensed diggers can take up to 15 clams per day. Each digger must keep the first 15 clams they dig and keep their take in a separate bucket.

Clam Digging 02/26/2014

Razor clams: A six-day dig starts Wednesday on the Washington coast, and officials say the clams have fattened up for the occasion.

“With all the plankton in the water, the clams seem to be fattening up earlier than usual,” said Dan Ayers, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s shellfish manager. “Those clams will make for some tasty meals.”

Beaches opening for digging include Twin Harbors on Wednesday-Monday, Long Beach and Mocrocks on Thursday-Sunday and Copalis on Saturday.

All digs are scheduled on the evening tide and no digging is allowed before noon. Evening low tides are 4:15 Wednesday, 5:04 Thursday, 5:49 Friday, 6:32 Saturday, 7:13 Sunday and 7:53 Monday.

Licensed diggers can take up to 15 clams per day. Each digger must keep the first 15 clams they dig and keep their take in a separate bucket.

Clam Digging 02/22/2014

Razor clams: A six-day dig is scheduled to begin Wednesday on the Washington coast, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The schedule calls for digging Wednesday-March 3 at Twin Harbors, Thursday-March 2 at Long Beach and Mocrocks, and March 1 at Copalis.

Clam Digging 02/05/2014

Clamming: The state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s next razor clam dig is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 26-28. Final approval for the dig won’t be issued until marine toxin tests have been conducted.

Those dates and beaches: Feb. 26, Twin Harbors; and Feb. 27-28, Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks.

Clam Digging 02/01/2014

Beaches: The latest razor clam dig wraps up this weekend. Here are the low tide times: Saturday, 7:38 p.m., minus-1.0 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks, Copalis; Sunday, 8:20 p.m., minus-0.5 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks.

Claming Info

Claming in the Northwest

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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 04/09/2014

Fly-fishing: Beach action has been fair. There are a lot of chum fry in the water, so go with baitfish patterns. An olive and white Clouser minnow is a good pattern to start with.

Fly Fishing 04/05/2014

Fly fishing: The searun cutthroat action has been fair to good. There are a decent number of fish being caught, but anglers are having to move from spot to spot to catch them. Chum fry and some pink fry are in the water, so small baitfish patterns are effective.

Fly Fishing 04/02/2014

Fly fishing: People are starting to catch more searun cutthroat trout. They are feeding baitfish right now, and seem to be holding in shallow water. Try starting with a Clouser minnow in olive over white. Remember, you must release any searun cutthroat you catch.

Fly Fishing 03/26/2014

Fly-fishing: Sea-run cutthroat trout action is beginning to gain some steam, and anglers are seeing more consistent catches. There is a good amount of chum fry available, as well as other baitfish.

Fly Fishing 03/22/2014

Fly-fishing: More chum fry are coming out of area streams and into Puget Sound. Look to use smaller fry imitations, about 1-2 inches long when fishing close to shore.

Fly Fishing 03/05/2014

Beaches: The fly-fishing action for sea-run cutthroat trout has been better than expected for this time of year, but the action for resident coho has been slow. Try using small Clouser minnows, euphausiids and brightly colored Woolly Buggers.

Fly Fishing 02/12/2014

Fly-fishing: Fishing for resident coho has been poor to fair, with a few more fish being caught than in recent weeks. Sea-run cutthroat trout action remains good for this time of year. Try using small Clouser minnows or Shock and Awes in chartreuse or olive over white.

Fly Fishing 02/01/2014

Fly-fishing: The action for resident coho has been slow, but fishing for sea-run cutthroat has been better than normal for this time of year. For trout, use smaller flies such as euphausiids and soft hackles.

More info on Fly Fishing

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Shrimp 06/05/2013

North Sound: The Area 8-1 (Deception Pass) spot shrimp fishery reopens today from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Shrimp 03/16/2013

Shrimp fishing season is set to begin May 4 and last a day to multiple weeks longer than usual, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this week.

Recreational shrimp anglers will also get a larger share of the nontribal shrimp harvest (70 percent instead of 50 percent) this season, thanks to the state’s updated policy.

“Recreational shrimp fishers will see a real difference in the length of this year’s seasons, particularly in the San Juan Islands and the Strait of Juan de Fuca,” WDFW shellfish manager Rich Childers said in a prepared statement. “Sport fisheries in other areas are also likely to pick up some extra fishing days under the updated policy.”

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 01/01/2014

Squid: Squid fishermen are having some luck in the Tacoma area and are catching even bigger ones in Seattle. However, the action seems to slow the farther north you go. “If you really put in some work, you’ll catch enough for a good batch of hors d’oeuvres,” Chamberlain said.

Squid Reports 12/07/2013

Dash Point and Les Davis piers have produced some squid.

Squid Reports 11/30/2013

Squidding has been best on the Seattle and Edmonds waterfronts.

Squid Reports 11/13/2013

Fair to good for squid off Edmonds, Port Orchard, Des Moines, Redondo and Seattle waterfront piers.

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 01/27/2014

Squalicum Harbor ramp, Bellingham — Jan. 22: Two boats with two anglers caught three chinook; Jan. 24: Four with seven caught three chinook; Jan. 25: Nine with 17 caught six 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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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 08/07/2013

Coast: As of Sunday, anglers are allowed to keep two chinook per day while ocean fishing off the coast of Westport, LaPush and Neah Bay, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced. Only one chinook is allowed near Ilwaco.

Coastwide 06/29/2013

Coast: The Westport Charterboat Association reports fishing was sporadic Thursday, when anglers got back on the water after a two-day hiatus because of weather. Fish are biting more in the morning, and anglers hope the action will increase as the weather improves.

Coastwide 06/27/2013

COASTWIDE HATCHERY CHINOOK FISHERY

May 10-11: 629 anglers caught 72 hatchery chinook for 0.11 fish per rod average (0.9 percent of the total catch quota); May 17-18: 347 anglers caught 136 hatchery chinook for 0.18 fish per rod average (1.7 percent of the total catch quota); June 8-9: 762 anglers caught 208 chinook; June 10-16: 3,511 anglers caught 1,272 for 0.36 fish per rod average (20.2 percent of the total catch quota); June 17-23: 2,648 anglers caught 1,082 Chinook for 0.41 fish per rod average (33.7 percent of the total catch quota).

COASTWIDE ALL-SPECIES SALMON FISHERY

June 22-23: 1,662 anglers caught 929 Chinook (2.3 percent of Chinook quota of 40,000) for 0.56 fish per rod, and 982 hatchery coho (1.3 percent of the hatchery coho quota of 74,760) for 0.59 fish per rod and 1.15 total per rod average.

Coastwide 06/26/2013

Coast: The Westport Charterboat Association reports weather kept anglers off the water Tuesday, but Monday fishermen caught 20-pound fish. Coho fishing is under way, and kings are still biting.

Coastwide 06/12/2013

Coast: The Westport Charterboat Association’s June 9 report said chinook fishing was improving but “not gangbusters.” Fish were caught both north and south of Westport as deep as 100 feet near the casino and in shallow water a few miles off the south jetty.

Coastwide 06/08/2013

COAST: The salmon season has started, with anglers allowed to catch hatchery chinook. The daily limit is two hatchery fish. Fishing is open seven days a week. Reports from commercial fishermen indicate they are catching some chinook. Salmon fishing also has opened off Ilwaco.

Coast 06/05/2013

Coast: Saturday marks the start of the ocean salmon fishing season off the coast of Ilwaco and Westport. Check the wdfw.wa.com for restrictions in these 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 04/05/2014

Everett Public Ramp - 9 Boats with 21 Anglers caught 7 Chinook.

Everett Area Reports 01/27/2014

Everett ramp — Jan. 22: Five boats with five anglers caught two chinook; Jan. 24: Eight with 17 caught 15 chinook; Jan. 25: 24 with 45 caught 22 chinook; Jan. 26: 14 with 30 caught four chinook.


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 03/29/2014

Hood Canal: After the dirty water cleared out, the baitfish have moved back in, at least in the north end. As a result, blackmouth fishing has improved. Very little action to speak of in the south end.

Hood Canal 03/08/2014

Hood Canal: The northern end of the canal, around Seabeck, is producing some blackmouth, most weighing 4-8 pounds. Try trolling a Kingfisher Lite or Coho Killer spoon in green or chartreuse 4 feet behind a flasher.

Hood Canal 03/05/2014

Hood Canal/North Sound: The best blackmouth action has been in the Port Angeles area and off Pleasant Harbor Marina in the canal.

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 09/14/2013

Ilwaco: Fishing has been good off the North Head Lighthouse, with the fish being found in 30 feet of water. Cut-plug herring fished close to the bottom has been effective.

Ilwaco 09/07/2013

Ilwaco: In the ocean, the action was best off Long Beach, with the fish being found in 40 feet of water.

Ilwaco 08/31/2013

Ilwaco: Anglers will be allowed to keep wild and hatchery coho salmon beginning Sunday. With a month to go in the fishery, less than half the coho quota has been caught so far.

Ilwaco 08/03/2013

Ilwaco: Tuna anglers are finding schools of fish straight out from the mouth of the Columbia River. Also, Albert DaSilva of Kelso caught a 16-pound dorado while fishing for tuna 35 miles out of Ilwaco on Thursday.

Ilwaco 07/19/2013

Ilwaco: It was a tougher week of catching fish last week, based on creel samples. Anglers averaged 0.86 fish per person, down from 1.03 fish per person the week before. Coho dominated the catch, almost 4-to-1 compared to chinook.

Ilwaco 07/13/2013

Ilwaco: Anglers last week averaged 1.03 salmon per person, down from 1.39 fish a person the week before. Sixty percent of the catch was coho. Look for fish off Long Beach 40-60 feet deep.

Ilwaco 07/06/2013

Ilwaco: The coho action has been good, with anglers coming home with limits if they spend some extra time on the water.

Ilwaco 06/27/2013

ILWACO

June 8-9: 79 anglers caught 28 hatchery chinook for 0.36 fish per rod average; June 10-16: 638 anglers caught 399 hatchery chinook for 0.62 fish per rod average; and June 22-23: 968 anglers caught 715 Chinook (7.2 percent of Chinook quota of 9,900) for 0.74 fish per rod, and 809 hatchery coho (2.2 percent of the hatchery coho quota of 37,380) for 0.84 fish per rod and 1.57 total per rod average.

Ilwaco 06/22/2013

Ilwaco: Fishing last week was fair. The state creel sample showed 638 anglers brought in 399 chinook.

Ilwaco 06/05/2013

Coast: Saturday marks the start of the ocean salmon fishing season off the coast of Ilwaco and Westport. Check the wdfw.wa.com for restrictions in these areas.

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 08/24/2013

La Push: The WDFW reports that 436 anglers last week caught 174 chinook, 348 coho, and 76 pinks. Anglers can now keep up to two kings as part of their two-salmon daily limit. They are allowed an additional two pink salmon. All wild coho must be released.

LaPush 06/27/2013

LA PUSH

May 10-11: 143 anglers caught four hatchery chinook for 0.03 fish per rod average; May 17-18: Four anglers caught no fish for 0.0; June 22-23: 63 anglers caught 29 hatchery Chinook for 0.47.

Salmon University Lapush Fishing


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Luhr Beach Ramp 04/06/2014

1 Boat with 1 Angler mcaught 0 fish.

Luhr Beach Ramp 01/27/2014

Luhr Beach ramp — Jan. 26: One boat with one angler caught no 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 08/24/2013

Neah Bay: Last week 1,031 anglers caught 389 chinook, 769 coho, and 376 pinks according to the WDFW. Anglers can now keep up to two chinook as part of their two-salmon daily limit. They are allowed an additional two pink salmon. All wild coho must be released.

Neah Bay 06/27/2013

NEAH BAY

May 10-11: 486 anglers caught 68 hatchery chinook for 0.14 fish per rod average; May 17-18: 343 anglers caught 64 hatchery chinook for 0.19; June 22-23: 369 anglers caught 199 Chinook for 0.54.

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

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North Coast 07/13/2013

North Coast: La Push had the best average last week, 1.15 salmon per person. Neah Bay was just behind at 1.12.

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North Sound 04/16/2014

North Sound: Fishing has been good in the Stanwood area, said Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center. “And it should be good in that area for another two weeks or so,” he said.

North Sound 04/12/2014

North Sound: Some bigger chinook have been caught in the San Juan Islands, with a number of fish topping 15 pounds. Anglers also are seeing larger bait in the water. The fish are hitting spoons trolled behind a flasher, but keep your gear a little higher off the bottom.

North Sound 04/09/2014

North Sound: The eastern end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca continues to produce the best catches of blackmouth right now. Weekend creel sampling done at the Ediz Hook boat ramp showed 118 anglers brought in 75 chinook. The fishing off Port Townsend has been fair to good.

North Sound 04/02/2014

North Sound: Bill Robillard of Anacortes landed a 24.62-pound chinook to earn the $15,000 first-place prize at last weekend’s Anacortes Salmon Derby. Mike Bredeson of Everson earned $5,000 for second place with a 20.24-pound fish. Steven Martin of Bellingham took third with a 18.72-pound fish, earning $2,500. Fishing conditions were difficult Saturday because of high winds. Overall, 156 fish were caught, with an average weight of 9.7 pounds. Weekend creel samples at Port Angeles showed anglers were averaging about 0.5 fish a person.

North Sound 03/29/2014

North Sound: Blackmouth action has been fair in the Everett area and in the San Juan Islands. Try a Silver Horde spoon in splatterback green with a red stripe behind a flasher. The fish have been feeding on candlefish, according to reports.

North Sound 03/22/2014

North Sound: Anglers are hoping the bite will improve now that we’re past the full moon. The blackmouth that are being caught are full of small herring, so look to use a 3- to 3.5-inch Silver Horde spoon. Also, the fish seem to be holding in shallower water looking for warmer water.

North Sound 03/19/2014

North Sound: Anglers had some success off Port Angeles, in the San Juan Islands and the waters around Oak Harbor.

North Sound 03/12/2014

North Sound: People have been catching some blackmouth in the San Juan Islands, off Possession Point and off Port Townsend. While the action is far from red-hot, those have been some of the most consistent area for catching a salmon.

North Sound 03/01/2014

North Sound: Salmon fishing has been on the slow side. It seems as if the fish are spread out, meaning it takes time to find them.

North Sound 02/28/2014

North Sound: Blackmouth fishing has been fair.

North Sound 02/26/2014

North Sound: Blackmouth fishing has been fair in the marine areas that are open, said Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood. Smelt dipping has been nonexistent.

North Sound 02/22/2014

North Sound: Starting Monday, anglers will be limited to one salmon per day in Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands). Fishery managers reduced the limit from two to offset the productive winter season anglers have in the area thanks to long stretches of nice weather.

North Sound 02/12/2014

North Sound: A reminder that the daily limit in Marine Area 9 has been dropped from two to one fish. The change took effect Monday. State fishery managers made the change to try to stay within the chinook guideline for the area.

North Sound 02/08/2014

North Sound: People are catching some blackmouth in the area bounded by Possession Bar, Double Bluff and Point No Point. Try trolling near the bottom in 120-150 feet of water with a flasher trailed by a 3-inch spoon.

North Sound 02/05/2014

North Sound: For the best blackmouth fishing, try the San Juan Islands (Marine Area 7). But it’s also decent in areas 8.1, 8.2 and 9, with an occasional 10- or 11-pounder.

North Sound 02/01/2014

North Sound: There has been some fair-to-good fishing for blackmouth around the San Juan Islands. People also are catching a few fish from Foul Weather Bluff to Apple Tree Point. Look for fish close to the bottom in water 120-150 feet deep.

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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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Padilla Bay

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

PadillaBay

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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 04/06/2014

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles — 20 Boats with 37 anglers caught 23 Chinook.

Ediz Hook Ramp 04/05/2014

Ediz Hook Ramp - 21 BOats with 36 Anglers caught 23 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

Friday Harbor Marina 04/30/2013

Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island — April 23: One boat with three anglers caught 12 flounder; April 25: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Friday Harbor Marina 03/25/2013

Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island — March 19: One boat with two anglers caught one chinook; March 24: Two boats with three anglers caught one chinook.

Friday Harbor Marina 02/05/2013

Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island — Jan. 30: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish; Feb. 1: Four boats with seven anglers caught no fish; Feb. 3: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish.

Friday Harbor Marina 01/29/2013

Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island -- Jan. 24: One boat with one angler caught no fish; Jan. 25: Two boats with four anglers caught two chinook; Jan. 26: Three boats with 14 anglers caught five chinook.

Friday Harbor Marina 01/08/2013

Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island — Jan. 3: One boat with two anglers caught one chinook; Jan. 5: Four boats with nine anglers caught 10 chinook; Jan. 6: Four boats with seven anglers caught nine chinook.

Friday Harbor Marina 01/01/2013

Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island – Dec. 27: Three boats with eight anglers caught six chinook; Dec. 28: One boat with two anglers caught one chinook.

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) 11/24/2013

12 Boats with 27 Angler's caught 4 chinook.

Don Armeni Ramp (West Seattle) 11/13/2013

Ten boats with 22 anglers caught 2 Chinook.

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. 10/19/2013

Sekiu: Anglers taking part in last weekend’s Sekiu Salmon Derby caught plenty of smaller fish, weighing 6-9 pounds. They were fishing just east of Sekiu in 45-90 feet down in 500-600 feet of water. The fishing is open until the end of the month.

Sekiu Wa. 10/12/2013

Sekiu: The action remains very good to excellent for coho. Most of the fish are weighing 8-14 pounds, with some bigger. Anglers also are catching some chinook. People are fishing in water 600-700 feet deep and taking about two hours to get their limits.

Sekiu Wa. 10/05/2013

Sekiu: Coho action is still pretty good, with people catching fish weighing 8-14 pounds, and a few chinook up to 16 pounds. People are fishing straight out from the marina, in water 600-700 feet deep.

Sekiu Wa. 10/02/2013

Sekiu: Coho fishing has been good to excellent, even with the bad weather. Anglers have been averaging more than one coho per person, according to state creel checks.

Sekiu Wa. 09/11/2013

Sekiu: The fishing remains good to very good. State creel samples last weekend showed anglers were averaging nearly a fish per person, with the majority of the catch being coho and then pinks.

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 04/23/2014

South Sound: The staff at Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing in the area is picking up. They recommend jigging on the tide changes near Point Evans and trolling near the clay banks. Fish are also biting out front of the boathouse.

South Sound 04/16/2014

South Sound: The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing in the area is slowing. For the best luck, try trolling with a flasher and spoon, or hoochie at a depth of 120-160 feet. The best places seem to be Dalco Point, the Girl Scout Camp, the slag pile or clay banks.

South Sound 04/12/2014

South Sound: When the weather has allowed people on the water, the action has shown signs of improvement. Overall the action is still slow, but blackmouth weighing up to 8 pounds were caught earlier this week. Try trolling a flasher and spoon or squid south of the slag pile. Fish are being caught in 120-160 feet of water, about 10 feet off the bottom.

South Sound 04/09/2014

South Sound: Salmon fishing is very slow. Of nine anglers checked by the state late last week at Tacoma locations, just one had a chinook. In the Olympia area, seven people were checked and only one had a chinook. It is the same story on Hood Canal.

South Sound 04/05/2014

South Sound: A few blackmouth weighing up to 8 pounds were caught this week, when the weather allows. Overall, the salmon fishing is slow. The fish being caught are hitting a trolled flasher and spoon or squid south of the slag pile and towards Point Defiance. Fish are being caught about 10 feet off the bottom in water 120-160 feet deep.

South Sound 04/02/2014

South Sound: Salmon fishing was slow over the weekend, but there was some improvement Tuesday. Try trolling along the slag pile toward Les Davis Pier, and look for the fish holding in water 110-140 feet deep. The action in the Olympia area has been very slow.

South Sound 03/29/2014

South Sound: The salmon action remains very slow. Longtime anglers expect the fishing to improve as we get into April. Look for fish in water 140-180 feet deep.

South Sound 03/26/2014

South Sound: Salmon fishing remains slow.

South Sound 03/22/2014

South Sound: Salmon fishing remains slow. You have to be patient and cover a lot of water. Some fish are being caught trolling a flasher with an artificial squid or spoon. Look for salmon on the shelf area closer to Point Dalco on the outgoing tide towards low water.

South Sound 03/19/2014

South Sound: Salmon fishing remains slow overall, but there were a couple of blackmouth brought in last weekend at Tacoma ramps checked by the state. They were the first fish checked by the state since Feb. 28. People are having to put a lot of time in and cover a lot of water to find the fish. In the Olympia area, only one angler was checked last weekend, and that person came back empty-handed.

South Sound 03/12/2014

South Sound: Salmon fishing has been very slow. Anglers are having to cover a lot of water to hook a blackmouth here and there. Most people are trolling a flasher with a hoochie or small spoon.

South Sound 03/08/2014

South Sound: Poor weather conditions have kept folks ashore during the week. In the Olympia area, experienced anglers are catching some salmon weighing 5-12 pounds. Look for fish off Devil’s Head, Tolmie State Park, Johnson Point and the north end of Harstine Island. The handful of people who have gone out in the Tacoma area came back empty-handed. If the weather allows, try off the slag pile in water 120-160 feet deep.

South Sound 03/05/2014

South Sound: The weather and a lack of anglers has meant little success. Just 14 anglers were checked at four area ramps over the weekend, and no one brought in a fish. Try along the slag pile near the old smelter site, off the Les Davis Pier and inside and outside of Quartermaster Harbor. Fish your gear about 10 feet off the bottom in water 120-160 feet deep.

South Sound 03/01/2014

South Sound: A few more blackmouth are being caught in recent days, especially on the tide change. One method that seems to be working, because it mimics large candlefish, is to bounce your downrigger off the bottom, with a flasher running off the ball so that the flasher will occasionally hit the bottom. Use that with Coho Killers or large plug cut herring with the belly removed.

South Sound 02/28/2014

South Sound: Pressure is still light, but an angler caught a 20-pound fish recently, according to the staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina. Catches of this side are rare this time of year. The staff recommends trolling near the slag pile, Les Davis Pier and Quartermaster Harbor.

South Sound 02/26/2014

South Sound: Fishing has been inconsistent but some anglers are catching blackmouth, according to the staff at Point Defiance Boathouse Marina. Try fishing Quartermaster Harbor on the incoming tide, and in front of the slag pile on the outgoing tide. Most are trolling with a flasher and spoon at depths of 110-160 feet.

South Sound 02/22/2014

South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports wind and rain have kept most anglers off the water. The traditional good spots this time of year are Quartermaster Harbor, and the waters around the Slag Pile, Les Davis Pier and Point Ruston. The marina staff recommends trolling with flasher and spoon, hoochie or herring at about 10 feet off the bottom.

South Sound 02/12/2014

South Sound: Nasty weather kept most people off the water over the weekend. A few blackmouth are being caught along the slag pile near the old smelter site, off Les Davis Pier and at Quartermaster Harbor. Troll a flasher and hoochie near the bottom at a depth of 120-160 feet.

South Sound 02/08/2014

South Sound: Fishing in Tacoma-area waters has been very slow since it opened a week ago. No one has been going out because of the cold temperatures and northerly winds. If you do go, try trolling off Les Davis Pier, Quartermaster Harbor and the slag pile. It has been the same story in the Olympia area; no one is fishing right now.

South Sound 02/05/2014

South Sound: North winds and choppy waters are keeping most anglers onshore right now, and those who brave the elements are having to work hard to catch 5- or 6-pound blackmouths. Weather permitting, there might be some fish in Quartermaster Harbor, off the Les Davis Pier or on the slag pile near the Tacoma Yacht Club.

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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 10/23/2013

Strait of Juan de Fuca: While the number of people fishing from Sekiu to Port Angeles has really dropped off, the catch rate is still holding at one coho per person, according to state creel checks.

Strait of Juan Defuca 10/09/2013

Strait of Juan de Fuca: While the number of anglers fishing off Sekiu has dropped, the action is still very good. The coho catch is averaging about 11/2 fish per person, based on weekend creel samples. In the Port Angeles area, the average is about one fish per person.

Strait of Jaun Defuca 07/17/2013

Strait of Juan de Fuca: The waters between Sekiu and Port Angeles are the place to be right now. Anglers continue to catch a mix of chinook, coho and pink salmon. At the Port Angeles boat ramp Saturday, for example, 173 anglers were checked by the state. They had brought in 80 chinook, 18 coho and 258 pinks.

Strait of Jaun Defuca 07/13/2013

Strait of Juan de Fuca: Fishing has been very good, with people catching mostly chinook but also some coho and a few early pinks. Sunday at Sekiu, a check of 160 anglers showed a catch of 93 chinook, 59 coho and 25 pinks. The same day at Port Angeles, 146 anglers brought in 28 chinook, eight coho and 151 pinks. A green flasher followed by a purple hoochie has been effective.

Strait of Juan Defuca 05/22/2013

Strait of Juan de Fuca: The halibut fishing has been fair to good in the Port Angeles area, while the lingcod action has been fair to good in the Sekiu area.

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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 02/26/2014

Fishing has been inconsistent but some anglers are catching blackmouth, according to the staff at Point Defiance Boathouse Marina. Try fishing Quartermaster Harbor on the incoming tide, and in front of the slag pile on the outgoing tide. Most are trolling with a flasher and spoon at depths of 110-160 feet.

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 - 1 Boat with 1 Angler caught 1 Chinook.

Narrows Marina Ramp 01/27/2014

Narrows Marina — Jan. 25: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Jan. 26: One with two caught no fish.

Narrows Marina

Narrows Properties Park 04/30/2013

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

Point Defiance Park Boathouse and ramp 04/23/2014

The staff at Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing in the area is picking up. They recommend jigging on the tide changes near Point Evans and trolling near the clay banks. Fish are also biting out front of the boathouse.

Point Defiance Park Boathouse and Ramp 04/05/2014

Point Defiance Ramp - 3 Boats with 4 Anglers caught 0 fish.

Point Defiance Boathouse 01/27/2014

Point Defiance Park ramp, Tacoma — Jan. 26: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

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 04/23/2014

Washington Coast: Westport Charterboat Association reported Saturday: “There was one charter boat out today, and the skipper said he wishes he hadn’t gone.” Weather hasn’t been cooperative. However, when the weather is nice, so is fishing for rockfish and ling cod.

Westport 04/09/2014

Westport: Improved ocean conditions meant better results Sunday. People were catching more ling cod, including one that weighed 37 pounds, 13 ounces.

Westport 04/05/2014

Westport: The fishing has been slow because the weather has kept many charter boats in port the past two weekends. When they can get out, anglers are coming home with black rockfish and ling cod.

Westport 03/29/2014

Westport: Charter boats have been coming back with good catches of ling cod and rockfish, including some limits.

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 09/19/2012

Willapa Bay: Chinook fishing has been very good to excellent. Because of the lack of rain, many of the fish are still holding in the salt water.

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 04/12/2014 Report: Len Throop, Eatonville Outdoor; state Department of Fish and Wildlife; washingtonflyfishing.com; Red’s Fly Shop; salmonuniversity.com; Point Defiance Boathouse; Phil Stephens, Mystical Legends Guide Service; steelheaduniversity.com; washingtonlakes.com; Becky Pogue, Offut Lake Resort; Bud Herlitzka, Spanaway Lake Boathouse.

Contributing to the 04/09/2014 Report: State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Westport Charter Boat Association, Joe Rotter at Red’s Fly Shop, washingtonlakes.com, washingtonflyfishing.com, Point Defiance Boathouse, Verle’s Sports Center.

Contributing to the 04/05/2014 Report: Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad’s Family Guide Service, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, washingtonlakes.com, salmonuniversity.com, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, Joe Rotter at Red’s Fly Shop, Bob Gooding at Olympic Sporting Goods, Bud Herlitzka at Spanaway Lake Boathouse, Offut Lake Resort, Anil Srivastava at Puget Sound Fly Co.

Contributing to the 04/02/2014 Report: Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad’s Family Guide Service, gamefishin.com, washingtonflyfishing.com, Waters West Fly Fishing Outfitters, Joe Rotter at Red’s Fly Shop, John Keizer of saltpatrol.com, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, Zittel’s Marina, washingtonlakes.com.

Contributing to the 03/29/2014 Report: State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Annie Meseberg at MarDon Resort, salmonuniversity.com, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, Westport Charter Boat Association, washingtonlakes.com, Walt Harvey at Verle’s Sports Center.

Contributing to the 03/26/2014 Report: Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad’s Family Guide Service, gamefishin.com, washingtonflyfishing.com, James Harrington at Gig Harbor Fly Shop, Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center, washingtonlakes.com.

Contributing to the 03/22/2014 Report: Don Wells at Harts Lake Resort & Deli, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, Joe Rotter at Red’s Fly Shop, gamefishin.com, washingtonflyfishing.com, washingtonlakes.com, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, Tom Pollack at Sportco, steelheaduniversity.com, Bud Herlitzka at Spanaway Lake Boathouse, Becky Pogue at Spanaway Lake.

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