Washington Saltwater Reports



Saltwater Fishing Reports 02/02/2016



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Clam Digging 02/02/2016

Razor clams: More than a month of digging starts Thursday afternoon in Long Beach. The dig runs through March 10. No digging is allowed before noon. Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife coastal shellfish manger recommends going when tides are less than one foot. Tides for the first week are as follows: Thursday, 3:41 p.m., 0.8 feet; Friday, 4:28 p.m., 0.2 feet; Saturday, 5:11 p.m., -0.3 feet; Sunday, 5:52 p.m., -0.7 feet; Monday, 6:32 p.m., -1.0 feet; Feb. 9, 7:12 p.m., -0.9 feet; and Feb. 10, 7:52 p.m., -0.7 feet.

Clam Digging 01/26/2016

Clams: The current razor clam dig ends Wednesday (Jan. 27) at Long Beach. Low tide time will be at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday and 8:39 p.m. Wednesday. Digging is best one to two hours before low tide.

Clam Digging 01/19/2016

Clams: The state announced Tuesday the next razor clam dig will open Thursday and run through Jan. 27 at Long Beach. Copalis will be open only Friday. Low tide times will be: 4:49 p.m. Thursday, 5:35 p.m. Friday, 6:16 p.m. Saturday; 6:54 p.m. Sunday, 7:31 p.m. Monday, 8:05 p.m. Jan. 26 and 8:39 p.m. Jan. 27. Digging is best one to two hours before low tide. Domoic acid levels remain too high to open Twin Harbors and Mocrocks.

Clam Digging 01/12/2016

Razor clams: The first dig of 2016 wraps up Thursday on Long Beach. The beach is open for digging after noon, with success rates typically best an hour or two before low tide. Low tides are at 8:56 p.m. Wednesday and 9:40 p.m. Thursday.

Clam Digging 01/08/2016

Clams: A razor clam dig continues through Thursday. Both Long Beach and Copalis are open Saturday, with Long Beach remaining the only option Sunday through Thursday. Low tides are in the evening: Saturday at 6:16 p.m.; Sunday at 6:55 p.m.; Monday at 7:34 p.m.; Tuesday at 8:14 p.m.; Wednesday at 8:56 p.m.; and Thursday at 9:40 p.m. Digging is best an hour or two before low tide. Twin Harbors and Mocrock beach areas are closed because the clams are not safe to eat.

Clam Digging 01/05/2016

Razor clams: The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved razor clam digs for Copalis and Long Beach starting this week.

The state approved the digs after determining that marine toxins were at a safe level. The evening digs are scheduled for Thursday through Jan. 14 on Long Beach and Friday and Saturday only on Copalis Beach.

“The season opener at Copalis over the Christmas holiday was a huge success with most diggers filling their limits,” Dan Ayres, WDFW’s coastal shellfish manager, said in a prepared statement. “We’re excited that we can open Long Beach for the first time this season.”

Other beaches remain closed, but the state continues to monitor toxin levels.

Low tides are 4:57 p.m. on Thursday (0.1 feet), 5:37 p.m. on Friday (-0.4), 6:16 p.m. on Saturday (-0.8), 6:55 p.m. on Sunday (-1), 7:34 on Monday (-1), 8:14 p.m. on Tuesday (-0.8), 8:56 p.m. on Jan. 13 (-0.4) and 9:40 p.m. on Jan. 14 (0.2).

Ayres says the best digging is usually an hour or two before low tide. The limit is 15 clams, and diggers must keep the first 15 clams they dig. Diggers must have a license and must keep their clams in a container separate from others.

Clam Digging 12/25/2015

Razor clams: The three-day razor clam dig at Copalis Beach on the Washington coast wraps up Saturday night. Other beaches remain closed because of high levels of domoic acid, a natural toxin produced by algae. Low tide on Saturday is at 7:12 p.m. Diggers usually find the most success about two hours before low tide.

Clam Digging 12/22/2015

Razor clams: Thursday marks the end to the long wait to dig razor clams on the Washington coast. Copalis Beach is open Dec. 24-26 for razor clam digs.

The beach stretches from the Copalis River south to the Grays Harbor north jetty.

Washington beaches have been closed most of the year because of high domoic acid levels. Other beaches remain closed to clam digging. The Copalis dig was approved by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife when toxin levels dipped to a safe level.

Domoic acid is a natural toxin produced by algae.

“This first razor clam dig of the season couldn’t come at a better time for diggers hoping to add clams to their holiday dinners,” said Dan Ayres.

Low tides will be at 5:47 p.m. on Thursday, 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 7:12 p.m. on Saturday. Ayres says digging is usually best two hours before low tide.

Clam Digging 12/18/2015

Clams: The first razor clam dig of the delayed season will take place Dec. 24-26 at Copalis only, after tests showed clams are safe to eat, the state announced Thursday. Digging will be allowed only at Copalis (from the north jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor to the Copalis River) because domoic acid levels are too high at other beaches. Here are the low tide times for the dig: Thursday, 5:47 p.m., minus-1.2 feet; Friday, 6:30 p.m., minus-1.3 feet; and Dec. 26, 7:12 p.m., minus-1.1 feet.

The state has announced Belfair State Park will be open to digging for clams year round, beginning Jan. 1. Point Whitney Lagoon will be open Jan. 1-April 30, and Point Whitney Tidelands will be open Jan. 1-March 15.

Clam Digging 12/15/2015

The first razor clam dig of the delayed season will take place Dec. 24-26 on evening tides at Copalis Beach, if tests show clams are safe to eat. The season, which typically opens in October, has been delayed because domoic acid levels have been too high. Eating clams and other seafood with high levels of domoic acid can lead to illness or even death.

Test results from Copalis posted Nov. 23 showed levels at 14 parts per million. The safety threshold is 20 ppm.

If clams are safe to eat, here are the low tide times for the upcoming dig at Copalis: Dec. 24, 5:47 p.m., -1.2 feet; Dec. 25, 6:30 p.m., -1.3 feet; and Dec. 26, 7:12 p.m., -1.1 feet.

Claming Info

Claming in the Northwest

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Crabbing 01/29/2016

Crab: Sunday is the last day to turn in your winter crab catch record card to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. You can also submit the information online at wdfw.wa.gov.

Crabbing 01/12/2016

Crabbing: Most of Puget Sound is closed to crabbing, but pots can still be dropped in Hood Canal and north of the Hood Canal Bridge to the Foulweather Bluff-to-Odele Point line.

Crabbing 12/29/2015

Crabbing: Crab season ends Thursday for most of Puget Sound, but an abundance of crabs in Hood Canal means an extended season in some areas. The state announced last week that the season will continue until Feb. 28 in Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal) and the portion of Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) north of Hood Canal to the Foulweather-Bluff-to-Olele-Point line.

Crabbers must submit catch reports to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife by Feb. 1 even if they don’t catch crabs. Those who don’t submit catch reports will be fined $10 when they purchase their 2016 endorsement. They will not be required to record catches in January and February, but they must have a shellfish license with a Puget Sound crab endorsement. WDFW will survey the area to estimate the catch for the extended season.

Crabbing 12/15/2015

Crabbing: Action has been good lately. Dash Point, Quartermaster Harbor and Commencement Bay are the most popular spots, according to Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff.

Thursday marks the end of the season for most of Puget Sound.

State officials announced earlier this week the season will be extended to Feb. 28 in Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal) and the area from the Hood Canal Bridge to the Foulweather-Bluff-to-Olele-Point line.

“We’re seeing a lot of crab especially in the northern section of Hood Canal,” Rich Childers of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a prepared statement.

Crabbing 11/27/2015

South Sound crabbing has been fair.

Crabbing 11/20/2015

South Sound: People setting their crab pots are getting some Dungeness and rock crab in locations such as Quartermaster Harbor, along the shore of Commencement Bay and around Dash Point.

Crabbing 11/13/2015

South Sound: Crabbing has been fair. People are setting their pots in water 50-150 feet deep, and leaving them in quite a while to catch keeper crab.



Crab & Shellfish in the Northwest

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Fly Fishing 01/26/2016

Fly fishing: People are catching resident coho and coastal cutthroat trout off South Sound beaches. Look for the fish holding in current seams during tidal changes. Try using an olive-over-white Clouser Minnow with some ultraviolet flash material, fished on an intermediate sink line.

Fly Fishing 01/15/2016

Fly fishing: Beach anglers are hooking plenty of resident coho, with some fish measuring 16-17 inches long. Euphausiid patterns like the Killa Krilla fished on a floating line with 9-foot leader have been effective. There also are plenty of coastal cutthroat around, which must be released. Woolly buggers in peach and marabou clousers in peach/yellow have been effective.

Fly Fishing 01/08/2016

Fly fishing: Some resident coho and coastal cutthroat trout are being caught off rocky beaches in Marine Area 10. Clouser minnow and sculpin patterns were effective. Action has been good when the tide is moving the water.

Fly Fishing 12/04/2015

Fly-fishing: The beach fishing has been very good in the Tacoma Narrows and on Fox Island. Resident coho are keying in on euphausiid patterns. The coastal cutthroat action has been fair to good. Anglers targeting cutthroat are using bait fish patterns.

More info on Fly Fishing

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Shrimp 01/08/2016

Shrimp: The state has announced it will delay the opening of the Puget Sound recreational shrimp fishery one week, allowing fishing to start May 14. This will avoid extremely low tides that are expected May 7, what would traditionally be the opening day of the season. Full season details have not been released.

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 02/02/2016

North Sound: “Squidding is on its last hurrah,”

South Sound: Squid action is slow.

Squid Reports 01/19/2016

South Sound: Squid jigging has been very slow.

Squid Reports 01/08/2016

South Sound: People are still catching some squid off area docks.

Squid Reports 01/05/2016

South Sound: Squidding is slowing down after a strong season.

Squid Reports 12/29/2015

South Sound: Squidding has been slow but patience has paid off for some.

Squid Reports 12/25/2015

Squidding: Action is slowing around the South Sound, but it is still fair for most people. “But I think a lot of people aren’t going out,” Chamberlain said earlier this week. “Their freezers are already full. It’s been a really good year.”

Squid Reports 12/15/2015

South Sound: Squidding remains good to very good at night fishing from local docks.

Squid Reports 12/11/2015

Squidding: Squid fishing from the South Sound to Edmonds has been good this year. The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff expects action to wane after a few more weeks.

Squid Reports 12/08/2015

Squidding: Squidding isn’t as hot as it was last month in the South Sound, but action is still decent, according to Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff. Up north, Chamberlain says the action is still some of the best he’s seen.

Squid Reports 11/27/2015

South Sound: Squid fishing has been good and should improve as the water clears.

Squid Reports 11/20/2015

South Sound:Squid fishing remains very good to excellent.

Squid Reports 11/13/2015

SQUIDDING: The action remains some of the best ever seen. Anglers fishing off docks from Edmonds south are going home with consistent catches. Squid jigs in green and white have been effective. You just have to be patient and wait for the schools to come by your spot. The Point Defiance Boathouse is going to hold a squid jigging class on Dec. 5. Call 253-591-5325 for info or to sign up.

Squid Reports 11/10/2015

The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports people are still catching squid.

Squid Reports 10/27/2015

South Sound: Squidding continues to be very good on area docks.

Squid Reports 10/16/2015

South Sound: Jigging for squid at night has been very good on local docks. The pressure has been very light in Olympia.

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

Current Washington Park Launch Ramp Fishing Reports

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

Current Bellingham Ramp Squalicum Harbor Fishing Reports

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

Current Camano Island State Park Reports

Camano Island State Park

Island County Parks

Maple Grove Ramp

Current Maplegrove Ramp, Camano Is. Fishing Reports

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 10/02/2015

COAST: Ocean salmon fisheries closed on Wednesday. For those who still want to try their luck, anglers are catching coho in the Westport marina, including one angler who landed an 8-pounder. Fish the incoming tide with spinners or a fresh anchovy and under a float.

Coastwide 09/04/2015

COASTWIDE: People fishing in all four ocean marine areas can keep wild and hatchery coho. The change took effect Friday. With just 43 percent of the state’s coho quota caught so far, anglers can keep hatchery and wild coho without exceeding conservation objectives for wild salmon. The ocean salmon fisheries are currently scheduled to continue through Sept. 30 in all four areas.

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

Current Everett Public Ramp Reports

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 12/15/2015

Grays Harbor: On Tuesday, the state lifted the fishing restrictions in Grays Harbor (Catch Area 2-2) and all tributaries to allow anglers to pursue hatchery steelhead. The state did change the salmon daily limit to one hatchery coho in those areas open to salmon fishing.

Grays Harbor 11/03/2015

GRAYS HARBOR: Closed until further notice because coho runs have not met forecasts.

Grays Harbor 10/30/2015

GRAYS HARBOR: Fishing in Grays Harbor Catch Area 2-2 and all its tributaries was closed Friday (Oct. 30) until further notice. The closure includes the Chehalis, Humptulips, Satstop, Black, Skookumchuck and Wynoochee rivers. The state put the closure in place because coho runs are far below preseason forecasts.

Grays Harbor 10/27/2015

GRAYS HARBOR: The state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the early closure Monday of the harbor and its tributaries. The closure is an effort to protect coho salmon. Returns are significantly lower than forecasts, said Steve Thiesfeld, regional fish program manager. “With such a low return, we need to take this step now to help us reach spawning goals and other conservation objectives,” he said.

Port Of Grays Harbor
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport

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Hartstene Island

Current Hartstene Is. Ramp (aka Latimer's Landing) Fishing Reports

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Hood Canal 01/05/2016

Hood Canal: Remains open until Feb. 28 for crabbing. The portion of Admiralty Inlet north of the Hood Canal Bridge to the Foulweather-Bluff-to-Odele-Point line is also open to crabbing.\

Hood Canal 11/13/2015

HOOD CANAL: Twitching green-colored jigs seems to be more effective than fishing with herring in recent days. Anchovies might be a better option than herring right now. Boaters should look for the fish in water 6-8 feet deep.

Hood Canal 11/10/2015

HOOD CANAL: Chum salmon have been biting near the Hoodsport Hatchery.

Hood Canal 11/06/2015

HOOD CANAL: Chum fishing is rapidly improving at the Hoodsport Hatchery. Some anglers are using small herring about 4 feet under a float, while others are using a green jig. According to a state creel check Sunday, 52 anglers landed 121 chum.

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 Beach

Current Big Beef Beach Reports

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 11/24/2015

Hoodsport: Based on various reports, chum action has been hit and miss. On Saturday, a state creel check of 25 anglers showed they caught 41 fish. People fishing from shore are using herring under a float. On other days, the catch has been much lower.

Hoodsport Shoreline 11/20/2015

Hoodsport: Chum fishing is tapering off every day. This might be the best weekend to head there before that fishery comes to an end.

Hoodsport Shoreline 09/15/2015

HOODSPORT: Salmon fishing opened Tuesday in the Hoodsports Hatchery Zone within a 2,000-foot arc seaward of the yellow marker buoys at the mouth of Finch Creek. A statement from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said the reason for the opening is “as of Sept. 8, roughly 1,900 chinook broodstock have been trapped at the hatchery, leading tribal and state fisheries managers to expect the collection goal (about 2,000) will be met. Also of note, the Hoodsport ADA-accessible fishing platform is only open to anglers with disabilities.

Mike's Beach Resort

No New Reports......

Mike's Beach Resort

Misery Point Ramp

Current Misery Point Ramp Reports

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 09/18/2015

ILWACO: The action has slowed some for the week that ended Sunday, with the average catch dropping to one salmon per person. The coho catch fell more than 1,000 fish to 1,954.

Ilwaco 09/11/2015

ILWACO: Since the fishery switched to nonselective for coho, the average catch rate has been about 1.45 fish a person. That is double what it was when anglers could keep only hatchery fish.

Ilwaco 09/04/2015

ILWACO: Salmon fishing has been very good. Anglers were averaging 1.25 salmon a person recently, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Anglers on the North Jetty were catching 1.26 fish per rod. Through Aug. 30, people have caught 8,795 chinook and 38,047 coho.

Ilwaco 09/01/2015

ILWACO: Anglers can now keep two chinook as part of a two-fish limit. There are enough chinook remaining under the guideline to allow an increase, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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 09/25/2015

LA PUSH: The Washington Department of Fish Wildlife reports that 24 anglers combined to land nine chinook and seven coho last week. Through Sept. 20, 2,199 chinook (80 percent of guideline) and 161 coho (26 percent) have been landed.

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 09/25/2015

NEAH BAY: A total of 101 anglers last week landed five chinook and 33 coho, according to the WDFW. The department reports 8,310 chinook (94.2 percent of guideline) were caught through Sept. 20.

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 02/02/2016

North Sound: Fishing has been slow in Marina Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet), said Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood. “Squidding is on its last hurrah,” he said.

North Sound 01/29/2016

North Sound: Anglers are searching for salmon right now. Try Point No Point, Marrowstone Island, Skunk Bay and Dounle Bluff. As of Feb. 5, anglers in Marine Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait) will be able to keep just one chinook as part of their two-fish daily limit.

North Sound 01/26/2016

North Sound: For Duke Fisher of Burlington, 10 ounces meant winning the 2016 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic and $10,000. Fisher won the event with a salmon weighing 17 pounds, 12 ounces, a fish he hooked 30 minutes before fishing closed for the event. In second, and winning $5,000, was Peter Nelsen of Shaw Island with a salmon weighing 17 pounds, 2 ounces. Blake Stiller of Anacortes took home the $3,000 third-place prize with a fish weighing 14 pounds, 7 ounces. Ralph Thomas of Puyallup won $1,000 with his fifth-place fish weighing 14 pounds, 1 ounce. Overall, 345 anglers aboard 100 boats weighed in 92 fish.

North Sound 01/19/2016

North Sound: Some chinook salmon are being caught, but not very many. On Saturday, for example, 38 anglers were checked at the Everett public boat ramp and they brought in just three blackmouth. While the numbers aren’t large, the best catch rate has been in the Port Angeles-Sekiu area. On Friday, 17 anglers were checked, and they brought in 12 chinook.

North Sound 01/15/2016

North Sound: The most consistent blackmouth action has been in the San Juan Islands. Hoochies and Coho Killers behind a flasher, trolled about 115-130 feet deep, have been effective. Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) will reopen to fishing for chinook Saturday. All wild chinook must be released.

North Sound 01/12/2016

North Sound: Anglers are doing well, when the weather cooperates, near the San Juan Islands. Mike Chamberlain of Ted Sports Center in Lynnwood said anglers are anxious for blackmouth fishing to start Saturday.

North Sound 01/05/2016

North Sound: Action is very slow, with inconsistent weather perhaps keeping some anglers home, according to Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood.

North Sound 12/29/2015

North Sound: Squidding has been picking up the last few days says John Albertson of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood. Blackmouth fishing has been slow but wind has kept most anglers off the water.

North Sound 12/25/2015

North Sound: Marine Areas 8.1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island and Skagit Bay) and 8.2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner) are open but there haven’t been many reports of success of late, said Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood. The action has been better in the San Juan Islands.

North Sound 12/22/2015

North Sound: Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood says most anglers are heading to the San Juans, where blackmouth fishing has been fair. Squidding has slowed down.

North Sound 12/11/2015

North Sound: Not many anglers on the water because of the poor weather. Some fish have been caught in Saratoga Passage, and the San Juan Islands have been good for a few bites.

North Sound 12/08/2015

North Sound: Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood says the weather and fishing have been poor. Some fish are biting in the Saratoga Passage and San Juan Islands.

North Sound 12/04/2015

North Sound: Two derbies are taking place this weekend, the Resurrection Derby in Anacortes and the new Friday Harbor Salmon Classic.

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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

Current Perry Creek Fishing Reports

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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

Current Ediz Hook, Port Angeles Public Ramp Fishing Reports

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

Current Olalla Public Ramp Fishing Reports

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

Current Port of Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Is. Fishing Reports

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

Current Shilshole Public Ramp Fishing Reports

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. 09/08/2015

SEKIU: The coho action has been in this area, with anglers averaging more than a coho per person.

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

Current John Wayne Marina Fishing Reports

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 02/02/2016

South Sound: Salmon fishing in Tacoma waters north of the Narrows opened Monday. Anglers have been catching fish south of the Narrows bridges trolling with a flasher and spoon according to the staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina. Squid action is slow.

South Sound 01/29/2016

South Sound: People are hooking some blackmouth off Fox Island, as well as off Devil’s Head and Eagle Island. Look for fish holding about 10 feet of the bottom in water 120-150 feet deep. Marine Area 11 (Tacoma) reopens for salmon fishing Monday. Squid fishing is pretty much over for the season.

South Sound 01/26/2016

South Sound: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 13 remains very slow. Some fish are being caught around Anderson Island and just south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. From Friday-Sunday, there were 47 anglers checked by the state, and they brought in a lone coho. Marine Area 11 will reopen Monday

South Sound 01/19/2016

South Sound: Salmon fishing south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge remains very slow. A handful of chinook and coho were caught over the weekend, based on state creel checks. Fox Island remains the most mentioned place for hooking fish. Try trolling your gear about 10 feet off the bottom in water 120-150 feet deep. Squid jigging has been very slow.

South Sound 01/15/2016

South Sound: The action south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge has been spotty. Some fish are being caught off Point Gibson, Green Point and the mouth of Wollochet Bay. Try trolling with a hoochie or spoon behind a flasher 10 feet off the bottom in water 120-150 feet deep. Some squid are still being caught off local docks.

South Sound 01/12/2016

South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports anglers are having success trolling near Fox Island. Mooching and jigging is generating bites near Point Gibson on the outgoing tide. Salmon fishing is closed north of the Narrows bridges in Marina Area 11 (Tacoma/Vashon Island). Anglers willing to put in the work are still catching squid. A beach cleanup event is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Point Defiance Marina.

South Sound 01/08/2016

South Sound: Salmon anglers in Marine Area 13 are catching a few fish by trolling or mooching at Point Gibson, or trolling off Green Point and the mouth of Wollochet Bay. People are still catching some squid off area docks.

South Sound 01/05/2016

South Sound: The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports that action is slow, but anglers are catching blackmouth near Wollochet Bay, Point Gibson and Green Point. Trolling or mooching has been the best option. Marine Area 11 (Tacoma and Vashon Island) is closed to salmon fishing in January. Squidding is slowing down after a strong season.

South Sound 12/29/2015

South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina says salmon fishing has been slow. Squidding has been slow but patience has paid off for some.

South Sound 12/25/2015

South Sound: Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reported Thursday that salmon fishing is still slow.

South Sound 12/22/2015

South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports salmon fishing is still slow. For those who want to try, trolling near the Clay Banks with flasher and spoon or hoochie is recommended. Crabbing is good and squid fishing remains fair.

South Sound 12/18/2015

South Sound: Salmon fishing is extremely slow. Most people are hooking chinook that are too small to keep. People setting pots for crab have been getting some limits. The action has been good on the southwest shoreline of Commencement Bay. The squid action remains fair to good.

South Sound 12/15/2015

South Sound: The salmon fishing has been very slow, in large part because of the lousy weather. According to the state’s creel sample report, there were 42 anglers checked at boat ramps across Puget Sound on Friday and Saturday, and they caught just seven chinook. Squidding remains good to very good at night fishing from local docks.

South Sound 12/11/2015

South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports salmon fishing is slow with light pressure because of wind and rain. For the best results, try trolling with flash and spoon or hoochie at a depth of 120-150 feet. Crabbing has been fair, but give pots plenty of time to soak.

South Sound 12/08/2015

South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports salmon fishing is slow and pressure is light thanks to nasty weather. Catching blackmouth requires putting in some work. Trolling and patience is the best approach. Crabbing has picked up recently, with the best luck coming in 50-150 feet of water in areas such as Quartermaster Harbor and near Dash and Browns points.

South Sound 12/04/2015

South Sound: Salmon fishing remains slow throughout the area. Crab fishermen are soaking their pots for a long time to bring up a few Dungeness crab. The squid fishing from area docks is fair to good.

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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 10/20/2015

STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA: This remains the best area to catch coho headed for Puget Sound rivers. State creel checks over the weekend showed anglers were averaging about 1.25 coho per person. A few chum salmon also are being caught.

Strait of Juan Defuca 10/16/2015

STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA: The numbers have dropped, in terms of people fishing and fish being caught, but the average catch is still more than a coho per person. The action seems a little better in the Sekiu area than in the Port Angeles area.

Strait of Juan Defuca 10/06/2015

STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA: Creel samples at boat ramps from Sekiu to Port Angeles show anglers are catching more than a coho a person. The biggest numbers of fish caught have been in the Port Angeles area.

Strait of Juan Defuca 10/02/2015

STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA: This is where the coho fishing is the hottest right now. Anglers being checked at Sekiu are averaging more than one fish a person.

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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

Current Narrows Park (aka Narrows Properties Park) Fishing Reports

Point Defiance Boathouse

Current Point Defiance Boathouse Fishing Reports

Point Defiance Public Ramp

Current Point Defiance Public Ramp Fishing Reports

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 10/23/2015

WESTPORT: The action overall has been slow for coho in the marina, but people are still catching some nicely-sized fish. Some anglers are using herring under a float and casting in front of moving fish. Others are using chartreuse or pink jigs. People willing to make the run are still catching plenty of tuna, some weighing up to 35 pounds.

Westport 10/16/2015

WESTPORT: Fishing for coho in the marina has slowed down, but the fish that are there are willing biters.

Westport 10/09/2015

WESTPORT: The action for coho inside the boat basin remains good, with people hooking a lot of jack salmon.

Westport 09/25/2015

WESTPORT: Anglers are still doing well catching salmon and tuna, according to the Westport Charterboat Association. The WDFW says an all-species fishery last week resulted in 1,127 anglers catching 239 chinook and 586 coho. So far this season (as of Sept. 20) 18,245 chinook (64.4 percent of guideline) and 5,344 coho (41 percent) have been landed.

Westport 09/22/2015

WESTPORT: Coho and tuna fishing have been good, according to the Westport Charterboat Association. On Monday, coho were biting 13 miles south of Westport at a depth of 20-40 feet.

Westport 09/18/2015

WESTPORT: The average catch rate for the week that ended Sunday was 1.55 salmon per person. Fishing was slow early this week but improved with the weather. Most boats are heading northwest from the harbor.

Westport 09/15/2015

WESTPORT: Fishing has been better than the weather, according to the Westport Charter Boat Association. When the weather cooperates, anglers have been catching salmon, but it kept anglers off the water Sunday and Monday.

Westport 09/11/2015

WESTPORT: Salmon have been found from the Grays Harbor buoy south to the entrance of Willapa Bay. Look for fish in about 120 feet of water. People trolling have been having success with 3.5- and 4-inch spoons in Irish cream and cookies and cream colors. The catch rate was 1.68 fish a person after anglers were allowed to keep hatchery and wild coho.

Westport 09/08/2015

WESTPORT: The action for chinook has been very good in recent days, with fish weighing up to 20 pounds. The best action has been 60-80 feet deep off the south beach about five miles from the Gray Harbor mouth. A Silver Horde Kingfisher Lite behind a fish flash has been effective.

Westport 09/04/2015

WESTPORT: Wind slowed things early this week, but the salmon action has been good. Anglers were averaging 1.41 salmon per person. Charter boats have been running north toward Ocean Shores to find chinook weighing 15-22 pounds. Through Aug. 30, people have caught 15,689 chinook and 22,527 coho.

Westport 09/01/2015

WESTPORT: Fishing for coho is going well right now, according to Westport Charters, and some chinook also are in the mix. Head north, and fish at about 120 feet.

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

Current Cornet Bay Public Ramp Fishing Reports

Coupeville Ramp



Deception Pass State Park



Freeland Ramp

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

Freeland Chamber of Commerce

Fort Casey Ramp



Oak Harbor Marina



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 01/29/2016 Report: Carolyn Burdick at MarDon Resort, salmonuniversity.com, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, northwestfishingreports.com, Mike Chamberlain at Ted’s Sports Center, Joe Rotter at Red’s Fly Shop, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bud Herlitzka at Spanaway Lake Boathouse, Becky Pogue at Offut Lake Resort.

Contributing to the 01/26/2016 Report: Roche Harbor Salmon Classic, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, northwestfishingreports.com, Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad’s Family Guide Service, washingtonflyfishing.com, Ron Adams at Verle’s Sports Center, Troutwater, Creekside Angling Co.

Contributing to the 01/19/2016 Report: State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Joe Rotter at Red’s Fly Shop, northwestfishingreports.com, Harts Lake Resort & Deli, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, Ron Adams at Verle’s Sports Center.

Contributing to the 01/15/2016 Report: Gig Harbor Fly Shop, Red’s Fly Shop, steelheaduniversity.com, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, MarDon Resort, Waters West Fly Fishing Outfitters, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad’s Family Guide Service, northwestfishingreports.com, Becky Pogue at Offut Lake Resort, Bud Herlitzka at Spanaway Lake Boathouse, Walt Harvey at Verle’s Sports Center.

Contributing to the 01/08/2016 Report: State Department of Fish and Wildlife, The Evening Hatch, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, salmonuniversity.com, northwestfishingreports.com, steelheaduniversity.com, washingtonflyfishing.com, Becky Pogue at Offut Lake Resort.

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