Washington Saltwater Reports



Saltwater Fishing Reports 10/21/2014



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Beaches 10/03/2014

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

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Clam Digging 10/21/2014

RAZOR CLAMS: A weeklong razor clam dig starts Wednesday afternoon on the coast.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the dig after marine toxin test results showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed before noon.

The dig is scheduled for Oct. 22-28 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors, Oct. 24-26 at Mocrocks and Oct. 25 at Copalis.

“Most diggers were able to harvest their 15-clam daily limit fairly easily during the season opener earlier this month, except for one evening when some rough weather blew in,” WDFW shellfish manager Dan Ayres said in a prepared statement. “Some diggers noticed smaller clams at a few beaches, but those clams are growing quickly.”

Low tides are 6:31 p.m. (0.3 feet) Oct. 22; 7:07 p.m. (minus-0.1) Oct. 23; 7:44 p.m. (minus-0.4) Oct. 24; 8:22 p.m. (minus-0.6) Oct. 25; 9:03 p.m. (minus-0.6) Oct. 26; 9:47 p.m. (minus-0.4) Oct. 27; and 10:36 p.m. (minus-0.2) Oct. 28.

The best results are typically an hour or two before low tide, Ayres said.

The next razor clam dig is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 4-11.

Clam Digging 10/10/2014

CLAMS: The first razor clam dig of the season wraps up this weekend. Here are the low tides: Saturday (Oct. 11), 9:28 p.m., -0.8 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; and Sunday, 10:15 p.m., -0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks. The next dig is tentatively scheduled to open Oct. 22.

Clam Digging 10/07/2014

CLAMS: The first razor clam dig of the season remains underway. Here are the low tides: Wednesday, 7:13 p.m., -0.9 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Thursday, 7:58 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Friday, 8:43 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Saturday, 9:28 pm, -0.8 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; and Sunday, 10:15 p.m., -0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks.

Clam Digging 09/30/2014

RAZOR CLAMS: The first razor clam dig of the fall is proposed for Oct. 7-12 on the Washington coast. The proposal calls for digs at Long Beach and Twin Harbors on those day plus Mocrocks Oct. 10-12 and Copalis on Oct. 11.

Clam Digging 09/12/2014

People who enjoy digging for clams can expect another good season. That is the forecast after the summer’s clam population assessment showed strong numbers on most beaches. The season is expected to open the second week of October.

Clam Digging 05/31/2014

Beaches: There are just two more days to dig for razor clams before the 2014-15 season opens in the fall. The open beaches and low tide times are: Saturday (May 31), 9 a.m., minus-1 foot, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks; and Sunday, 9:37 a.m., minus-0.7 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks.

Clam Digging 05/28/2014

Beaches: The final razor clam dig of the season is underway (with the low-tide times): Wednesday (May 28), 7:06 a.m., minus-1.3 feet, Twin Harbors and Long Beach; Thursday, 7:45 a.m., minus-1.4 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks; Friday, 8:23 a.m., minus-1.2 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks; Saturday, 9 a.m., minus-1 foot, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks; and Sunday, 9:37 a.m., minus-0.7 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks.

Clam Digging 05/24/2014

Beaches: The final razor clam dig of the season is next week (with the low-tide times): Tuesday, 6:24 a.m., minus-1 foot, Twin Harbors and Long Beach; Wednesday, 7:06 a.m., minus-1.3 feet, Twin Harbors and Long Beach; Thursday, 7:45 a.m., minus-1.4 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks; Friday, 8:23 a.m., minus-1.2 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks; May 31, 9 a.m., minus-1 foot, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks; and June 1, 9:37 a.m., minus-0.7 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks.

Clam Digging 05/21/2014

Beaches: The final razor clam dig is scheduled to start next week. Here are the dates, with the low tide times: Tuesday, 6:24 a.m., minus-1 foot, Twin Harbors and Long Beach; May 28, 7:06 a.m., minus-1.3 feet, Twin Harbors and Long Beach; May 29, 7:45 a.m., minus-1.4 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks; May 30, 8:23 a.m., minus-1.2 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks; May 31, 9 a.m., minus-1 foot, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks; and June 1: 9:37 a.m., minus-0.7 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks.

Clam Digging 05/17/2014

Razor clams: Mocrocks opens for razor clam digging Saturday, joining three other coastal beaches. Mocrocks is open Saturday and Sunday, as are Long Beach and Copalis. Twin Harbors is open through Tuesday. Diggers are limited to the first 15 clams they dig. Information on permits is available at wdfw.wa.gov. The next digs for these beaches are proposed for May 27-June 1.

Clam Digging 05/14/2014

Beaches: An eight-day razor clam dig started Tuesday in Twin Harbors. A second dig is proposed for May 27-June 1. The current dig runs through Tuesday at Twin Harbors and includes opportunities at Long Beach (Wednesday-Sunday), Copalis (Friday-Sunday) and Mocrocks (Saturday-Sunday). Diggers are limited to the first 15 clams they dig. Information on permits is available at wdfw.wa.gov.

Clam Digging 05/10/2014

Beaches: An eight-day razor clam dig will start Tuesday. The digs will take place during morning low tides, so no digging will be allowed on any beach after noon. The dig is set for:

Tuesday: 6:21 a.m., -0.6 feet, Twin Harbors.

Wednesday: 7:02 a.m., -1.2 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach.

Thursday: 7:44 a.m., -1.5 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach.

Friday: 8:27 a.m., -1.7 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis.

May 17: 9:12 a.m., -1.7 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks.

May 18: 9:59 a.m., -1.5 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks.

May 19: 10:50 a.m., -1.1 feet, Twin Harbors.

May 20: 11:44 a.m., -0.6 feet, Twin Harbors.

Clam Digging 05/03/2014

Beaches: A razor clam dig will come to an end this weekend. Here are the openings and low tide times: Saturday, May 3, 10:04 a.m., minus-0.3 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks; and Sunday, 10:47 a.m., plus-0.1 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks. No digging is allowed after noon each day.

Clam Digging 04/30/2014

Beaches: A razor clam dig continues through Sunday. Here is the schedule with dates, beaches and low tide times: Wednesday, April 30: 8:03 a.m., minus-1.2 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach; Thursday: 8:43 a.m., minus-1.0 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach; Friday: 9:23 a.m., minus-0.7 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks; Saturday: 10:04 a.m., minus-0.3 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks; Sunday: 10:47 a.m., plus-0.1 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks.

Clam Digging 04/26/2014

Beaches: The next razor clam dig will open Sunday. Here is the schedule with dates, beaches and low tide times: Sunday, April 27: 5:53 a.m., minus-0.3 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach; Monday: 6:39 a.m., minus-0.8 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach; Tuesday: 7:22 a.m., minus-1.1 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach; Wednesday: 8:03 a.m., minus-1.2 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach; Thursday: 8:43 a.m., minus-1.0 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach; Friday: 9:23 a.m., minus-0.7 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks; Saturday: 10:04 a.m., minus-0.3 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks; and May 4: 10:47 a.m., 0.1 feet, Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks.

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.

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).

Claming Info

Claming in the Northwest

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Crabbing 10/03/2014

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

Crabbing 09/30/2014

Most of Puget Sound opened for recreational crab fishing at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Marine areas 12 (Hood Canal) and 13 (South Puget Sound) are among the areas opening. Also opening are marina areas 4 (Neah Bay), 5 (Sekiu), 6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), 7 (San Juan Islands), 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, and Skagit Bay), 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner) and 9 (Admiralty Inlet).

Daily crabbing will be allowed in these areas through Dec. 31.

Sport crabbing is not reopening in marine areas 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) and 10 (Seattle and Bremerton)

According to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations: “The daily catch limit in Puget Sound is five Dungeness crab, males only, in hard-shell condition with a minimum carapace width of 61/4 inches. In addition, fishers may catch six red rock crab of either sex per day, provided those crab measure at least 5 inches across.”

Crabbing 09/02/2014

CRABBING: Most of the Puget Sound area is now closed to recreational crab fishing and summer catch reports are due by midnight Oct. 1. Those who fail to file a catch report on time face a $10 fine when they purchase their 2015 Puget Sound crab endorsement.

Marine Areas 7-North and 7-South near the San Juan Islands remain open.

There is potential for a winter crab season. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife isn’t expected to make an announcement until October.

Crabbing 08/29/2014

Recreational crab fishing in most areas of Puget Sound will close at sunset Monday. Summer catch reports are due by midnight Oct. 1.

The only two areas that will stay open are Marine areas 7-North and 7-South near the San Juan Islands.

All sport fishermen licensed to fish for Dungeness crab anywhere in the Sound have until midnight Oct. 1 to submit summer catch reports to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Crabbers who fail to file their catch reports on time will face a $10 fine when they purchase a 2015 Puget Sound crab endorsement, according to a department news release.

The department expects to announce any winter crab seasons for the Sound in early October, after completing assessing the summer fishery.

Crabbing 05/31/2014

Crabbing: Marine Area 13 (Olympia) opens Sunday, the first area in Puget Sound to open. It will be open every day through Sept. 1. Crabbing in Tacoma (Marine Area 11) and Hood Canal (Area 12) doesn’t open until July 3.

Crabbing 05/28/2014

Crabbing: Marine Area 13 (Olympia) will be the first area in Puget Sound to open for crabbing. The area opens Sunday, and will be open every day through Sept. 1. Crabbing in Tacoma (Marine Area 11) and Hood Canal (Area 12) will open July 3 and run through Sept. 1. Crabbing in those areas will be allowed Thursdays-Mondays each week; and closed Tuesdays-Wednesdays.

Crabbing 05/24/2014

The summer crab fishing season will kick off June 1 south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, a month earlier than most other areas of Puget Sound. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the seasons Friday.

Crabbing in Marine Area 13 will be open seven days a week through Sept. 1.

The early opening will give crabbers in the deep South Sound an extra month to catch the quota for those waters.
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“Sport crabbers in that area have fallen short of reaching their catch quota in recent years, so we can afford to give them more time to fish during the upcoming season,” Rich Childers, shellfish policy lead, said in a news release.

Crabbing in the waters off Tacoma (Marine Area 11) and Hood Canal (Area 12) will open July 3 and the season will run through Sept.1. Crabbing will be allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week; and closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Childers said recent test fisheries indicate that Dungeness crab remain abundant throughout Puget Sound.

“We continue to see healthy numbers of crab throughout the Sound,” Childers said in the release. “With such strong numbers, crabbing should be good from opening day all the way through the end of the summer season.”

Tests conducted in recent years have shown that crab in southern Puget Sound are in hard-shell condition by June 1, allowing for an earlier starting date for the season in that area, Childers said. Two areas around the San Juan Islands are slated to open later this summer to protect molting crab.

The daily limit is five Dungeness crab, males only, in hard-shell condition with a minimum carapace width of 6¼ inches. Fishmen may catch six red rock crab of either sex per day, as long as those crab measure at least 5 inches across.

Here are the seasons for the other area in the Sound:

Marine areas 4 (Neah Bay east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line), 5 (Sekiu), 6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), 8-1 (Deception Pass to East Point), 8-2 (East Point to Possession Point), 9 (Admiralty Inlet), 10 (Seattle/Bremerton): July 3- Sept. 1. Crabbing will be allowed Thursdays-Mondays each week; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Marine Area 7 South (San Juan Islands/Bellingham): July 17-Sept. 29. Crabbing will be allowed Thursdays-Mondays each week; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Marine Area 7 North (Gulf of Georgia): Aug. 15- Sept. 29. Crabbing will be allowed Thursdays-Mondays each week; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Crabbers may not set or pull shellfish gear from a vessel from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise. All shellfish gear must be removed from the water on closed days. Puget Sound crabbers are reminded they are required to record their harvest of Dungeness crab on their catch record cards immediately after retaining crab.

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

Crabbing 01/04/2014

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

Crabbing 01/01/2014

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

Crab & Shellfish in the Northwest

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Fly Fishing 10/14/2014

FLY-FISHING: Topwater patterns are producing catches of sea-run cutthroat trout, which must be released under state rules. There are some coho being caught, just not a lot.

Fly Fishing 10/07/2014

FLY FISHING: Beach anglers are catching some resident coho, mainly to the north of Browns Point. You have to be patient and wait for the schools to come by, but some are cruising quite close to shore.

Fly Fishing 09/26/2014

FLY FISHING: The coho are late coming in, but the action is starting to pick up. People have been catching fish off Dash and Browns points, and the action has been very good at Point No Point. Try small baitfish patterns such as a pink Clouser minnow.

Fly Fishing 09/16/2014

FLY FISHING: The fishing for searun cutthroat (which must be released) continues to be good, while fishing for coho has been mixed. A lot of the migrating coho seem to be headed straight into the rivers and are not biting at offerings from beach anglers.

Fly Fishing 09/12/2014

FLY FISHING: The coho are showing up in better numbers in the South Sound and the sea-run cutthroat fishing has been very good. Bright flies in pinks and greens have been working best.

Fly Fishing 09/09/2014

FLY FISHING: The beach action is starting to pick up as the coho are returning, especially along the eastside of Puget Sound at spots like Browns and Dash points. Some fish also are being caught in the Tacoma Narrows. Try using bright, sparse flies 3-4 inches long, such as a stinger Clouser.

Fly Fishing 08/08/2014

FLY FISHING: The searun cutthroat trout action has been good as of late. In addition to hitting bait fish patterns, the trout also are taking terrestial dry flies such as a Stimulator or steelhead caddis fished in the evening.

Fly Fishing 08/01/2014

FLY FISHING: The action has been fair in the last week or so. People are reporting catching some resident coho and a few searun cutthroat trout, just not a lot of them. Clouser minnows are an effective pattern to begin with. Remember, searruns must be released.

Fly Fishing 07/18/2014

Fly-fishing: Locally, people are catching sea-run cutthroat trout and resident coho. Try using brown Shock and Awes, sculpin patterns or surface flies like a popper. Salmon are starting to make their way to the eastern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, giving beach anglers a chance to hook one.

Fly Fishing 06/27/2014

Fly-fishing: The action for sea-run cutthroat has been good and continues to improve as some larger fish are moving into the area. Some more salmon also are being caught. Try using a chartreuse Clouser or a brown and purple Shock and Awe. Remember that sea-run cutthroat must be released.

Fly Fishing 06/04/2014

Fly-fishing: The beach action has been good for sea-run cutthroat trout. Use baitfish patterns, Woolly Buggers and worm patterns, but go bigger than you would in the winter. Remember, release all cutthroat.

Fly Fishing 05/21/2014

Fly fishing: Sea-run cutthroat fishing has been very good lately. Use some larger baitfish patterns such as sand lance, herring and sea-run bugger. There also are some chum fry still around, so don’t forget to try those patterns.

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 05/31/2014

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 05/17/2014

Shrimp: Recreation spot shrimp fishing will reopen from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday in Marine Areas 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island and Skagit Bay) and 8-2 (Ports Susan and Gardner).

Shrimp 05/07/2014

Shrimp: The short spot shrimp fishing season in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma) wraps up this week. It is open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. In Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal), shrimping is open Wednesday, Saturday and May 21, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marine Area 13 (Olympia) is open daily until May 31.

Shrimp 05/03/2014

Shrimp: South Sound anglers can begin fishing for spot shrimp. Marine Area 11 (Tacoma) opens Saturday, Wednesday and May 10, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal) opens Saturday, Wednesday, May 10 and May 21, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marine Area 13 (Olympia) is now open daily until May 31. Go to wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp for details. The northern portion of Area 11 is a good place to start, including Beal and Three Tree points. Try setting your pots in depths close to 200 feet.

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 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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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 09/19/2014

OCEAN AREAS: The state shut down the season off Westport on Friday, as the total salmon catch neared the quota. Fishing there was some of the best in the last 15 years or so. Salmon fishing in Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) will close Sunday, as will areas 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah Bay).

Coastwide 09/02/2014

COAST: Anglers can now keep both wild and coho salmon in the Westport, La Push and Neah Bay areas. However, anglers in the Ilwaco area must continue to release wild coho.

Coastwide 08/19/2014

Washington coast: John Keizer of saltpatrol.com said he had a good weekend fishing in about 40 feet of water near Ocean Shores. “We had all but one salmon in the box by 8 a.m. and ran out and did some bottom fishing,” he said via email. His recommendation: “Most of our action was on a whole herring behind a fish flash. The herring were brined in Pro-Cure Brine N Bite Complete in green. The other setup was a green Silver Horde Gold Star squid behind a flasher. The squid was scented with Pro-Cure Bloody Tuna Jell scent.”

As of Monday, anglers can now keep two chinook as part of their daily limit off the coast of Westport.

The waters about 17-20 miles south of Westport have produced limits for charter boats.

Coastwide 07/13/2014

Coastwide – 429 anglers checked from May 16-17 caught 63 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.15 chinook per angler catch average; 367 anglers checked from May 23-24 caught 82 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.22 per angler catch average; 1,066 anglers checked from May 31-June 1 caught 633 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.59 per angler catch average; 1,910 anglers from June 2-8 caught 627 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.33 per angler catch average; 1,109 anglers from June 14-15 caught 410 chinook and 835 hatchery coho for 0.37 per angler catch average for chinook, 0.75 for coho and 1.12 overall; 4,867 anglers from June 16-22 caught 2,451 chinook and 4,414 hatchery coho for 0.50 per angler catch average for chinook, 0.91 for coho and 1.41 overall.

4,279 anglers from June 23-29 caught 1,892 chinook and 3,620 hatchery coho for 0.44 for chinook and and 0.85 for hatchery coho and 1.29 overall; 8,709 anglers from June 30-July 6 caught 3,988 chinook and 7,403 hatchery coho for 0.46 for chinook and 0.85 for hatchery coho and 1.31 overall.

Coastwide 05/31/2014

Coast: Prospects for the start of the hatchery salmon season Saturday (May 31) are good, based on commercial troll-fishing reports. Remember, baitfish are a little smaller this time of year, so use lures that are 3.5 to 4 inches long.

Coastwide 05/28/2014

Coast: Marine areas 1-4 will open to fishing Saturday for hatchery chinook. The hatchery chinook season will run through June 13. Regulations will change beginning June 14. The daily limit is two fish and all coho and wild chinook must be released.

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Dash Point Pier

See Tacoma Reports.....

Dash Point Public Fishing Pier

Dash Point State Park

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Deception Pass

Deception Pass State Park

Deception Pass State Park Camping sites.

Bowman Bay Ramp



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Des Moines Marina

Des Moines Marina

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Edmonds Marina 04/06/2014

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

Edmonds Marina

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Everett Area Reports 07/06/2014

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

Everett Bayside Marine
Everett State Park
Port of Everett Marina

All Star Charters (Everett)

No recent Reports.

All Star Charters (Fishing Reports)

Bayside Marina

No Reports!

Dagmar's Landing

No Reports!

Dagmar's Marina

Norton Street ramp Everett

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Fox Island Ramp

Fox Island Fishing Pier

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Freshwater Bay Ramp 08/25/2013

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

Freshwater Bay Ramp 08/24/2013

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

Freshwater Bay Ramp 08/21/2013

3 Boats with 6 Anglers caught 6 Kelp Greenling.

Freshwater Bay Ramp 07/15/2013

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

Freshwater Bay

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Gig Harbor Ramp 04/05/2014

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

Gig Harbor Ramp 01/27/2014

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

Arabella's Landing
Kopachuck State Park

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Gorst (Near Bremerton)

No Reports!

Grapeview Ramp

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Grays Harbor 10/20/2012

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

Port Of Grays Harbor
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport

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Hartstene Island 10/13/2012

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

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Hood Canal 09/02/2014

HOOD CANAL: Salmon fishing in the Hoodsport Hatchery Area, excluding the ADA-accessible platform, closed Aug. 30 because fish collection is well behind its goal of 2,000 fish.

Hood Canal 08/29/2014

HOOD CANAL: Salmon fishing in the Hoodsport Hatchery zone, excluding the ADA-accessible platform, is closed effective Saturday. The area closed is the waters within a 2,000-foot arc seaward of the yellow marker buoys at the mouth of Finch Creek. Chinook broodstock collection at the hatchery is well behind the goal of about 2,000 fish. As of Tuesday, only 36 broodstock chinook have been trapped.

Hood Canal 07/11/2014

Hood Canal: Crabbing has been slowed in the canal, with lots of undersize crab.

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 09/12/2014

ILWACO: The fishing remains very good, although the catch was 95 percent coho for the week. The average catch rate was 1.60 salmon per angler.

Ilwaco 08/22/2014

ILWACO: Anglers are catching limits of salmon, with a mix of mostly coho and some chinook in the bag. Some chinook are weighing 30 pounds. The average catch last week was 1.41 salmon per angler.

Ilwaco 08/08/2014

ILWACO: The salmon fishing keeps getting better, with last week’s average catch of 1.67 salmon per person the best of the season. The coho catch outpaced the chinook catch by a 5-1 ratio.

Ilwaco 08/01/2014

ILWACO: The salmon fishing continues to be very good, although the average catch dropped just a big last week. Data through Sunday showed angler’s averaged 1.33 salmon per person. The ratio of coho caught versus chinook was 6-1. Look for fish in water 260-280 feet deep.

Ilwaco 07/18/2014

Ilwaco: Salmon fishing has been very good, with anglers hooking chinook — some weighing around 25 pounds — and plenty of coho weighing 7-9 pounds. Reports from early tuna trips are that boats are landing 15-50 fish after making the 60-mile journey to the best fishing areas.

Ilwaco 07/13/2014

Ilwaco – 221 anglers checked from May 31-June 1 caught 196 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.88 per angler catch average; 458 anglers from June 2-8 caught 237 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.52 per angler catch average; 319 anglers from June 14-15 caught 54 chinook and 274 hatchery coho for 0.17 per angler catch average for chinook, 0.86 for coho and 1.03 overall; 1,221 anglers from June 16-22 caught 338 chinook and 1,388 hatchery coho for 0.28 per angler catch average for chinook, 1.14 for coho and 1.41 overall.

797 anglers from June 23-29 caught 135 chinook and 989 hatchery coho for 0.17 for chinook and 1.24 for hatchery coho and 1.41 overall; 2,852 anglers from June 30-July 6 caught 835 chinook and 3,509 hatchery coho for 0.29 for chinook and 1.23 for hatchery coho and 1.52 overall.

ILWACO (INCLUDING OREGON)

A total of 2,852 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery during the week of June 30, landing 835 Chinook and 3,509 coho. Through Sunday, July 6, a cumulative total of 1,350 Chinook (10% of the area guideline) and 6,184 coho (7% of the area sub-quota) have been landed.

Ilwaco 07/11/2014

Ilwaco: State sampling last week showed anglers averaged 1.52 salmon per rod, the highest catch rate for the area so far this summer. Of the catch, 81percent were coho.

Ilwaco 07/04/2014

Ilwaco: The salmon fishing remains very good, with the average catch last week at 1.41 fish per person. More than 90 percent of the fish caught were coho.

Ilwaco 06/27/2014

Ilwaco: Fishing improved last week, with the average catch rising to 1.41 fish per person. The catch was 4 to 1 coho versus chinook.

Ilwaco 06/25/2014

Ilwaco: The fishing has been very good with most anglers bringing home a limit of salmon. Over two-thirds of the catch has been coho, while the rest are chinook.

Ilwaco 06/14/2014

Ilwaco: Last week, anglers averaged a little more than one hatchery chinook for every two rods, according to the WDFW. Starting Saturday, any chinook can be retained.

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

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John's Creek Estuary

No Reports!

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Kennedy Creek 11/13/2013

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

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Kingston Ramp 01/27/2014

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

Port of Kingston

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Laconner Ramp

La Conner Marina

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LaPush 07/13/2014

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

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

LA PUSH

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

LaPush 06/14/2014

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

LaPush 06/07/2014

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

Salmon University Lapush Fishing


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Luhr Beach Ramp 07/06/2014

4 Boats with 9 Anglers caught 0 fish.

Luhr Beach to Anderson Island Map

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Manchester Ramp 07/15/2013

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

Manchester State Park

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Marrowstone Island Ramp

No Reports!

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Mukilteo Lighthouse Park Ramp 12/17/2013

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

Mukilteo State Park Boat Launch

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Neah Bay 07/22/2014

Neah Bay: Anglers are catching fish offshore in deep water, Chamberlain said.

Neah Bay 07/13/2014

Neah Bay – 410 anglers checked from May 16-17 caught 63 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.15 chinook per angler catch average; 361 anglers checked from May 23-24 caught 82 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.23 per angler catch average; 54 anglers checked from May 31-June 1 caught 10 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.18 per angler catch average; 265 anglers from June 2-8 caught 95 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.36 per angler catch average; 194 anglers from June 14-15 caught 78 chinook and four hatchery coho for 0.40 per angler catch average for chinook, 0.02 for coho and 0.42 overall; 754 anglers from June 16-22 caught 449 chinook and 124 hatchery coho for 0.60 per angler catch average for chinook, 0.16 for coho and 0.76 overall.

920 anglers from June 23-29 caught 268 chinook and 55 hatchery coho for 0.29 for chinook and and 0.06 for hatchery coho and 0.35 overall; 1,700 anglers from June 30-July 6 caught 877 chinook and 424 hatchery coho for 0.52 for chinook and 0.25 for hatchery coho and 0.77 overall.

NEAH BAY

A total of 1,700 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery during the week of June 30, landing 877 Chinook and 424 coho. Through Sunday, July 6, a cumulative total of 1,672 Chinook (24% of the area guideline) and 607 coho (3% of the area sub-quota) have been landed.

Neah Bay 06/14/2014

Neah Bay: In Ocean Area 4 (Cape Alava to the U.S. Canada border), 265 anglers caught 95 marked chinook last week.

Neah Bay 06/07/2014

Neah Bay: Through Sunday, 825 anglers combined to catch 155 chinook in the area between Cape Alava and the U.S.-Canada border.

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 10/21/2014

NORTH SOUND: Recent reports indicate fishing has been good near Port Townsend and Port Angeles.

North Sound 10/14/2014

NORTH SOUND: The best action is around Port Angeles, where anglers are averaging almost two coho per person, based on state creel checks. The action in the Cornet Bay area has been fair to good.

North Sound 10/07/2014

NORTH SOUND: The best coho action has been off Port Angeles, where weekend anglers averaged more than 1.25 coho. On Sunday, for example, state creel samples showed 231 anglers checked at two Port Angeles ramps brought in 323 coho.

North Sound 09/23/2014

NORTH SOUND: Gary Hamlin of Marysville topped a field of 1,939 adult anglers, landing an 11.96-pound coho to win the top prize of $10,000 in last weekend’s Everett Coho Derby. Participants brought in 928 coho, which weighed an average of 6.12 pounds.

North Sound 09/19/2014

NORTH SOUND: The coho fishing has been very good in the Port Angeles area, with most people bringing home limits. There are good reports of coho being caught from West Point north to the Edmonds area to Possession Bar. Fish have been found 30-50 feet early in the day, then 70-90 feet later.

North Sound 09/09/2014

NORTH SOUND: Daniel Lejnieks won the Edmonds Coho Derby’s $5,000 first prize with a 11.15-pound fish. There were 331 fish weighed in during Saturday’s derby.

North Sound 08/26/2014

NORTH SOUND: The most consistent action has been on the beaches on Whidbey Island’s west side. Popular locations are Fort Casey, Lagoon Point and Bush Point. Most people are casting Rotators or Buzz Bombs. Try adding a small hoochie to your hook.

North Sound 08/19/2014

North Sound: Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood said salmon fishing has been pretty good from the beaches of Whidbey Island.

North Sound 08/15/2014

North Sound: Admiralty Inlet (Marine Area 9) closed Friday for chinook fishing. But coho are starting to show up. The area south of Foulweather Bluff opens Saturday, Aug. 16 — two weeks early — for coho fishing. Chum and chinook must be released.

“With the chinook season wrapping up and a strong run of coho expected, we are able to open the area two weeks early this year,” Ryan Lothrop, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Puget Sound recreational salmon manager, said in a prepared statement.

North Sound 08/12/2014

North Sound: Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) closes for king salmon fishing on Friday, but Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood says the season has been “only ho-hum.”

“We’re starting to see a few, and I do mean a few, ocean coho,” Chamberlain said. “Hopefully that will ramp up and fill in where the kings left off.”

North Sound 08/01/2014

NORTH SOUND: There has been some improvement in the salmon fishing in marine area 9 and 10. Fishing has been fair to good from Pilot Point to Point No Point on the morning tide, as well as the eastside of Marrowstone Island.

North Sound 07/29/2014

North Sound: There have been reports of good hatchery chinook action off Point No Point. Most of the fish are weighing between 10-13 pounds. Mooching has been the most effective method at the point.

North Sound 07/22/2014

North Sound: Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood said crabbing continues to be excellent. Salmon fishing, on the other hand, has only been fair, he said. The area that has been most consistent has been Jefferson Head to Point No Point.

North Sound 07/01/2014

North Sound: The salmon fishing has been very slow in all areas that are open.

North Sound 06/14/2014

North Sound: Not particularly hot, but one angler recently caught a 17-pound king salmon off the Edmonds pier.

North Sound 06/11/2014

North Sound: Anglers are catching king salmon off the Edmonds Pier.

North Sound 05/24/2014

North Sound: Fishing for halibut, ling cod and shrimp has been very good. Best results for halibut have come when anchoring and putting out a scent trail.

North Sound 05/21/2014

North Sound: Halibut fishing has been fair in the eastern portion of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A state creel sample Saturday of 407 anglers in Port Angeles and Sequim showed a catch of 136 halibut. People are catching a mix of halibut, ling cod and greenlings in the San Juan Islands.

North Sound 05/17/2014

North Sound: Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood says halibut fishing has been solid. The best reports have been coming from the straits, he said.

North Sound 05/14/2014

North Sound: Good-but-not-great halibut fishing, according to Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood. Fishing seems to be best in the Straits.

North Sound 04/26/2014

North Sound: The blackmouth action has been good in the San Juan Islands in Marine Area 7 and around Hat Island in Area 8.2. Some of the fish are topping 20 pounds. Trolling spoons behind a flasher has been most effective,

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.

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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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Penninsula Area 07/15/2014

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

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Perry Creek 12/17/2013

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

Perry Creek 11/24/2013

21 Anglers caught 11 Chum.

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Point No Point - Shoreline

No Reports!

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Point Roberts Lighthouse Ramp

Lighthouse Marine Park

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Port Angeles Area Reports

Ediz Hook Ramp 07/06/2014

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

Port Angeles Boat Haven Marina 03/25/2013

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

Port Angeles Boat Haven Marina 01/27/2014

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

Port Angeles East Ramp

Port Angeles West Ramp 07/15/2013

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

Port Angeles Boat Haven

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Port Orchard Ramp 07/15/2013

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

Port Orchard Boat Ramp

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Port Townsend

Fort Worden State Park 02/05/2013

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

Hadlock Ramp 02/21/2012

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

Midchannel Bank

No Reports!

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina Ramp 04/06/2014

9 Boats with 18 Anglers caught 9 Chinook.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina Ramp 04/05/2014

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

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina Ramp 01/27/2014

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

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina

Point Wilson

No Reports!

Port Wilson Lighthouse

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Possession Bar

No Reports!

Possession Point Fishing Charters

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Redondo Beach Ramp 07/15/2013

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

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Saltwater State Park 04/09/2012

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

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SAN JUAN ISLANDS REPORTS

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) 07/06/2014

4 Boats with 8 Angler's caught 0 fish.

Don Armeni Ramp

Duwamish River Ramp

Eddie Vine Ramp 01/27/2014

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

Eddie Vine Boat Ramp

Elliott Bay

No Reports!

Elliott Bay Marina

First Ave So Ramp

No Reports!

Fisherman's Terminal

No New Reports.......

Fisherman's Terminal

Harbor Island

No New Reports.......

Harbor Island Marina

Lake Union Ramp


Lake Union

Seacrest Pier

No New Reports.......

Seacrest Boathouse & Pier

Shileshole Bay Ramp 01/27/2014

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

Shilshole Bay Marina

South Park Marina

No New Reports.......

South Park Marina & Boatyard

Sunnyside Boat Ramp

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Sekiu Wa. 10/03/2014

SEKIU: The coho fishing remains very good to excellent, with lots of limits of fish being caught. Look for the fish holding 75-95 feet down in water 250-600 feet deep.

Sekiu Wa. 09/26/2014

SEKIU: The coho action remains very good to excellent. Most people are trolling with hoochies in green or blue, from 30-60 feet down.

Sekiu Wa. 09/09/2014

SEKIU: The coho fishing has been good since the weekend.

Sekiu Wa. 08/26/2014

SEKIU: The action has slowed down, and the catch is now entirely coho. This weekend could see the first big push of coho through the western end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Anglers averaged about 0.75 coho per person over the weekend.

Sekiu Wa. 08/05/2014

SEKIU: The coho fishing remains very good, based on weekend creel checks. Anglers checked at resorts here average just about a coho per person, with some chinook landed as well.

Sekiu Wa. 07/29/2014

Sekiu: The Coho salmon are making their way into the eastern portion of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. According to state creel samples, anglers are averaging almost a Coho per person, with some Chinook as well.

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 10/21/2014

SOUTH SOUND: Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports blackmouth fishing has slowed after a good start, and the activity is quiet.

South Sound 10/14/2014

SOUTH SOUND: The salmon fishing remains slow in the Tacoma area, based on a number of reports. At the Johns Creek boat ramp in Mason County, six anglers checked by the state Sunday had caught five chum salmon.

South Sound 10/10/2014

SOUTH SOUND: There are reports of more coho being caught, as well as a couple blackmouth, in the Tacoma area. Look for blackmouth in water 120-160 feet deep from the slag pile to Point Defiance. Some coho are being caught off the Girl Scout camp on Vashon Island.

South Sound 10/07/2014

SOUTH SOUND: The salmon fishing is still slow, with a handful of coho and chinook being checked at Tacoma-area boat ramps. Anglers are having better success in the northern portion of Marine Area 11, in the Redondo-Des Moines area. The action is even slower around Olympia.

South Sound 10/03/2014

SOUTH SOUND: A few coho are being caught, just not in the same numbers farther north in Puget Sound. A few blackmouth are being caught by people trolling a flasher and hoochie about 10 feet off the bottom in water 20-160 feet deep. Try fishing from the slag pile to the clay banks. People are hooking some squid from local docks.

South Sound 09/30/2014

SOUTH SOUND: Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reported blackmouth fishing has been OK but pressure has been light. Coho aren’t biting. Those catching fish are trolling near the Clay Banks and in front of the boathouse at a depth of 120-160 feet using a flasher with either bait, spoon or hoochie.

South Sound 09/26/2014

SOUTH SOUND: The salmon fishing is slow overall, with some fish being caught north of Browns Point. Anglers fishing from local docks are catching some coho, and there have been squid showing up already. Few anglers have been heading out in the Olympia area, but they are catching some coho, but the action has been spread out.

South Sound 09/23/2014

SOUTH SOUND: Lots of people are heading out, but they are coming back with few salmon. On Sunday, for example, state creel samplers checked 153 anglers in Tacoma and Gig Harbor, and they had brought in just 14 coho. In the Olympia area, very few people are going out, and very few salmon are coming back.

South Sound 09/19/2014

SOUTH SOUND: The best action for coho has been along the eastside of Vashon Island, including off Redondo and Browns Point. Most people are trolling 40-60 feet down with a flasher and a Coho Killer or Kingfisher Lite. The fishing in the Olympia area remains slow.

South Sound 09/16/2014

SOUTH SOUND: The best action remains in the northern portion of Marine Area 11. There were 85 anglers checked on Sunday at the Redondo ramp, and they had 21 coho. At the Point Defiance ramp, 123 anglers were checked, and they had 14 coho. Just a few coho are being caught on the Solo Point area.

South Sound 09/12/2014

SOUTH SOUND: The eastside of the Sound in the Tacoma area and north remains the best option for catching coho. Try from Three Tree Point to Browns Point. The pressure has been light in the waters around Olympia, but a few fish are being caught. Trolling spoons in water 45-50 feet deep off Tolmie State Park has been producing some catches of chinook.

South Sound 09/09/2014

SOUTH SOUND: People are catching far more coho than chinook in the Tacoma area, just not in great numbers, according to state creel sampling. The salmon fishing in the Olympia area has been slow.

South Sound 09/02/2014

SOUTH SOUND: Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing in the area is pretty slow but silvers should be showing up soon. Those who are catching fish are doing so between the Slag Pile and Owen Beach.

South Sound 08/29/2014

SOUTH SOUND: The chinook action continues to improve with consistent catches each day. Three Tree Point, Dolphin Point, Point Robinson and the slag pile all have been producing fish on the tide changes. Run your gear close to the bottom.

South Sound 08/26/2014

SOUTH SOUND: Anglers are catching a mix of chinook and coho, just not in huge numbers. The most consistent action has been trolling from Owen Beach to the slag pile. Early in the day, try trolling in water 40-80 feet deep, and then fish near the bottom in water 120-150 feet deep later in the day. The action in the Olympia area has improved, with people landing chinook.

South Sound 08/22/2014

SOUTH SOUND: Salmon fishing has been good in the last week. Try trolling with hoochies, spoons or a 4-inch Tomic Lures plug behind a flasher. Keep your gear close to the bottom in water 130-220 feet deep. Crabbing has been fair as the final days of the season loom. Crabbing in marine areas 11 and 13 closes Sept. 1.

South Sound 08/19/2014

South Sound: Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reported fishing in the area has picked up in recent days. One angler caught a 22-pound Chinook on Aug. 6. Action has been best for those trolling between the slag pile and Owen Beach in about 70-100 feet of water. Early morning and evening has been best. Reports have also been good from Gig Harbor.

South Sound 08/15/2014

South Sound: Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing in the area is good with anglers having success in a variety of areas, including Gig Harbor, the clay banks and the mouth of the Puyallup River. Most are trolling, but anglers are also having luck mooching and jigging.

South Sound 08/12/2014

South Sound: Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing in the area is good for those trolling with flasher and spoon in the clay banks and Dalco areas.

South Sound 08/08/2014

SOUTH SOUND: Dan Rice of Gig Harbor netted a 20.85-pound salmon to win the $3,500 first prize in the South King County Puget Sound Anglers salmon derby last weekend. Tom Fisher took second ($1,500), with a 19.46-pound fish, followed in third ($1,000) by Bob Vick, who landed a 19.29-pound salmon. Overall, there were 58 chinook weighed for the event. The Gig Harbor chapter of PSA holds its derby Saturday at Point Defiance Boathouse.

South Sound 08/05/2014

SOUTH SOUND: The chinook fishing showed signs of improvement, with some of the best numbers of fish landed in Tacoma waters this summer. While certainly not great, it was an uptick in the action. Trolling along the clay banks has produced fish each day recently, while jigging off Point Evans during the high tide also has been good. The mouth of the Puyallup River is now open and should produce a few fish. Crabbing has been fair in recent days, with lots of females being caught. Fishing pressure around Olympia has been light, and so has been the catch.

South Sound 08/01/2014

SOUTH SOUND: A few chinook weighing more than 20 pounds have been caught, which is a good sign headed into Saturday’s South King County Puget Sound Anglers Salmon Derby. The derby is headquartered at Point Defiance Boathouse Marina.

South Sound 07/29/2014

South Sound: The salmon fishing around Tacoma has been fair, with some fish being caught off Point Dalco and the clay banks. Some of the chinook are weighing around 20 pounds. The crab action has been good. Down in Olympia, the salmon action has been slow, but the crab action has been good, especially for red rock crab. Crabbers are reminded to keep their pots out of the water when areas are closed. The state is conducting crab pot sweeps, picking up gear when waters are closed.

South Sound 07/22/2014

South Sound: Fishing has been decent, according to the staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina. One angler recently landed a 29-pound salmon. Mooching and jigging is working best, with fish scattered in various location. However, the best fishing spot seems to be the Clay Banks.

South Sound 07/18/2014

South Sound: There has been some improvement in the salmon fishing, with chinook being caught from Beal Point north on the east side of Vashon Island and off the clay banks and shelf area. Crabbing remains good. The keys to success are using fresh bait and changing the depth of the pots.

South Sound 07/15/2014

South Sound: Salmon anglers are having some success, but there just are not a lot of fish being caught. Trolling the clay banks to the flats has produced some salmon weighing up to 20 pounds. Seals and dogfish are an issue. Point Evans and Point Dalco are places to try as well. The action in the deep South Sound has been slow. Crabbers are having better luck setting their pots deeper than normal. Start around the 180-foot depth level.

South Sound 07/11/2014

South Sound: There have been good reports from salmon anglers fishing in the Dolphin Point area and down to Beal Point. The Silver Horde Tail Wagger spoon and new Point Wilson herring seem to be working. Another angler fishing off the clay banks caught a 25-pound chinook. The crab fishing has been better than expected. The best action seems to come for those soaking their pots in water out to 200 feet deep. That means weight in the pots and extra flotation.

South Sound 07/04/2014

South Sound: The action has been fair this week. People are catching some fish from Gig Harbor down to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Try fishing during the slack tide using a Point Wilson Dart used as a free sliding system. Crabbing in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma) opened Friday. At this time, move your pots around until you find crab, instead of soaking them all day in one location. Also try fishing deeper, starting around 150 feet deep. Early reports indicate there are limits to be caught.

South Sound 07/01/2014

South Sound: The salmon action in the Tacoma area has improved early this week. Trolling off the Girl Scout camp, Gig Harbor shoreline and the clay banks has produced fish. Run your gear 10-20 feet off the bottom in water 120-180 feet of water. People also are having some success jigging off Point Evans. People are catching a handful of salmon in the Olympia area.

South Sound 06/27/2014

South Sound: The action has picked up as the drastic tidal changes have eased. The Gig Harbor side has been productive, especially around Point Evans and Point Richmond. A 29-pound chinook was caught off Point Evans on Sunday. Try using a Point Wilson candlefish, whole herring or cut-plug herring.

South Sound 06/25/2014

South Sound: Salmon anglers had some success over the weekend, based on state creel samples. The average catch rate is not great, but some chinook are coming to the net. Most of the fish are weighing 8-14 pounds, with one weighing just shy of 30 pounds. The most consistent spot has been Point Evans, where people are jigging or mooching. Trolling the clay banks and the shelf also is producing some fish. The action in the Olympia area has been slow.

South Sound 06/18/2014

South Sound: The salmon fishing around Tacoma has been fair but requires some work to land a chinook. The Gig Harbor shoreline, Point Dalco and the Girl Scout camp have been producing some fish. The action near Olympia has been slow.

South Sound 06/14/2014

South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports fishing in the area is slow. The tides are most favorable for fishing in early morning or late evening.

South Sound 06/11/2014

South Sound: The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina says fishing in the area is hit and miss, but those putting in time are catching fish. Those having luck are finding it in locations such as Point Evans, the Gig Harbor shorelines, Point Gibson and Dalco. Lingcod fishing remains slow, and the season ends Sunday.

South Sound 06/07/2014

South Sound: The staff at Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing in the area is good. Try jigging or mooching near Point Evans. Anglers also are doing well in other areas, including the Gig Harbor shoreline and near the Clay Banks and Girl Scout camp. Lingcod fishing is slow, and pressure has been light.

South Sound 06/04/2014

South Sound: In terms of sheer numbers, the action around Tacoma has been pretty good since the opener. On Sunday, there were 62 chinook checked at Point Defiance ramps. But considering there were 287 anglers checked, the average catch is less than one-quarter fish per person. The biggest fish caught weighed a little more 20 pounds.

South Sound 05/31/2014

South Sound: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 11 opens Sunday. Concentrate on the Gig Harbor side because there have been good catches there early in previous seasons. Trolling close to the bottom or jigging has been effective.

South Sound 05/28/2014

South Sound: The salmon fishing has been fair off Point Gibson, Point Fosdick and Green Point. The ling cod action has been sporadic. Salmon fishing in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma) will reopen Sunday. Anglers can keep chinook 22 inches or longer, with a daily limit of two fish. All wild chinook must be released.

South Sound 05/24/2014

South Sound: Few people have been out, so just a few salmon are being caught in the Point Gibson area in Marine Area 13. Ling cod fishing also has been slow. Large tidal changes have been one reason for the slow action.

South Sound 05/21/2014

South Sound: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 13 was on the slow side over the weekend, even with more anglers hitting the water. Jigging and mooching at Point Gibson has produced a few salmon. Ling cod fishing in the Tacoma Narrows has produced a few fish. In the Tacoma area, anglers were bringing in lots of flatfish, according to state creel checks at Point Defiance.

South Sound 05/17/2014

South Sound: The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports anglers are catching salmon south of the Narrows Bridges. Most are having luck trolling near Point Gibson, the sand spit, Green Point, Anderson Island and Lyle Point. But mooching and jigging is working for some near Point Gibson.

South Sound 05/14/2014

South Sound: The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports that lingcod fishing near the Narrows Bridges is good. Anglers are doing best with live bait, but jigging also works. Anglers must fish at depth of 120 feet or less to protect rock fish. Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) is closed for salmon fishing, but Area 13 (South Puget Sound) is open.

South Sound 05/10/2014

South Sound: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 13 (Olympia) has been producing just a few fish off Point Gibson and Green Point. The ling cod action has been fair. Try using live flounder or live herring, or jig heads with a rubber grub. Shrimping in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma) will end at 3 p.m. Saturday. People were getting their limits Wednesday. Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal) is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and May 21. Marine Area 13 is open daily until May 31.

South Sound 05/07/2014

South Sound: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 13 (Olympia) has been fair. Some fish are being caught around Fox and McNeil islands. Ling cod fishing has been fair, with lots of small fish being caught. Of 23 anglers checked over the weekend at Point Defiance, there were five ling cod brought in.

South Sound 05/03/2014

South Sound: Ling cod fishing was slowed by the tides, but a few fish weighing 5-10 pounds were hooked. The best opportunity will be in the Tacoma Narrows. The Point Defiance Ling Cod Derby is Saturday. Salmon anglers can still fish in Marine Area 13. Try places such as Fox Island, Sand Spit, Green Point and Wollochet Bay. Salmon fishing in Marine Area 11 is closed.

South Sound 04/30/2014

South Sound: Bad weather over the weekend kept lots of people off the water, but a few blackmouth are being caught. The fish are weighing 5-12 pounds. People are finding fish off Point Dalco, the clay banks, Point Evans, Green Point and Point Gibson. Salmon fishing in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma) closes Wednesday, April 30.

South Sound 04/26/2014

South Sound: The action has improved slightly, with people catching blackmouth around Point Dalco and off the slag pile and clay banks. Anglers having success have been trolling a flasher and a spoon in water 110-160 feet deep, keeping their gear about 10 feet from the bottom. In the Olympia area, people have been catching salmon off Devil’s Head. The blackmouth have been weighing 5-15 pounds

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.

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Steilacoom Ramp 02/19/2013

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

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Strait of Juan Defuca 09/23/2014

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

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Swinomish Channel Ramp 03/12/2013

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

Swinomish Channel Ramp 02/19/2013

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

Swinomish Channel Ramp 02/05/2013

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

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Tacoma Area Reports 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 - 6 Boats with 8 Anglers caught 6 Chinook.

Narrows Marina

Narrows Properties Park 04/30/2013

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

Point Defiance Boathouse 07/06/2014

31 boats with 51 anglers caught 8 Chinook.

Point Defiance Ramp 07/06/2014

73 boats with 152 anglers caught 8 Chinook.

Point Defiance Boathouse and Ramps 06/04/2014

In terms of sheer numbers, the action around Tacoma has been pretty good since the opener. On Sunday, there were 62 chinook checked at Point Defiance ramps. But considering there were 287 anglers checked, the average catch is less than one-quarter fish per person. The biggest fish caught weighed a little more 20 pounds.

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 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 10/10/2014

WESTPORT: The coho salmon fishing in the marina remains steady. People are using yellow Mepps Flying C spoons or a No. 4 Vibrax spoon in pink or orange. Cast among the rocks and use a slow, steady retrieve.

Westport 09/26/2014

WESTPORT: The coho fishing in the marina is improving, with 25 fish caught one day earlier this week. Cast spinners along the rock edges. Also, this weekend is the third annual Salmon Tales festival. Get details at facebook.com/SalmonTales.

Westport 09/16/2014

WESTPORT: Anglers fishing in the marina are starting to catch coho salmon. If lures aren’t working, try eggs under a bobber or cut-plug anchovy fished slow and deep. In the ocean, coho continue to dominate the catch. They also are getting bigger, with most fish weighing 10-15 pounds.

Westport 09/12/2014

WESTPORT: The fishing was excellent last week, with anglers averaging 1.82 salmon per trip, one of the best averages of the season. Of the salmon caught, 91 percent were coho. The best action remains to the north of the harbor, and in water about 150 feet deep.

Westport 09/09/2014

WESTPORT: The action since the weekend has been mostly for coho. Charter boats are running north about 15 miles from the harbor mouth, then heading west about 8 miles in water about 150 feet deep. The tuna action has slowed as the fish have moved south and far offshore for now.

Westport 09/02/2014

WESTPORT: John Keizer of saltpatrol.com says he had a good weekend fishing in the Westport area. While filming an episode of “Angler West TV” his group caught six king salmons heavier than 20 pounds. They also caught 30 albacore tuna — almost all using live bait — about 40 miles southwest of the harbor. “Fishing was off the charts,” Keizer said via email.

Westport 08/29/2014

WESTPORT: Most charter boats have been heading straight out 15 miles from the harbor mouth. Most boats are coming back with limits, although coho have been dominating the catch the last few days. Last week’s average catch was 1.70 salmon per person, one of the best of the season.

Westport 08/26/2014

WESTPORT: The best action again seems to be in shallow water just north of the jetty. Look for fish holding about 15-25 feet down in water 40 feet deep. Trolling a herring or a Silver Horde Kingfisher lite spoon behind a flasher.

Westport 08/22/2014

WESTPORT: Salmon fishing remains very good, with most anglers heading home with a limit. Most boats are running about 17 miles south-southwest of the harbor mouth. Fishing down about 100 feet in water up to 300 feet deep. A chinook caught Monday now tops the derby leaderboard at 34 pounds, 5 ounces. Last week’s average catch was 1.47 fish per person.

Westport 08/15/2014

Westport: Starting Monday, Aug. 18, anglers in the Westport area can keep up to two chinook as part of their two-salmon daily limit, the WDFW announced earlier this week. Anglers are allowed to keep two chinook per day in the ocean waters of Marine areas 2 (Westport), 3 (La Push and 4 (Neah Bay). Marina Area 1 (Ilwaco) fisherman are still limited to one chinook as part of their two-salmon limit. Wild coho must be released in all four areas.

Westport 08/12/2014

Westport: The Westport Charterboat Association’s most recent report indicated anglers are catching kings about 20 miles south of town.

Westport 08/08/2014

WESTPORT: The best action seems to be in close to shore, a few miles north of the North Jetty. Most charter boats are fishing in water 30-90 feet deep. Some of the chinook are weighing 20 pounds after being cleaned. Last week’s average catch was 1.31 salmon per person. Matthew Carr won the youth division, landing a 20.5-pound salmon.

Westport 08/05/2014

WESTPORT: The salmon fishing remains the same, very good. Some boats are running out about 17 miles, while others are staying close to shore off Ocean Shores. During Saturday’s Washington Tuna Classic, the tuna were about 45 miles southwest of the harbor. Team All Rivers & Saltwater Charters topped the 60-team field with a total catch of 130.04 pounds. The largest tuna landed was a 33-pounder caught by Team One Time.

Westport 08/01/2014

WESTPORT: The average catch last week rose a bit, from 1.31 salmon per anglers to 1.40, with anglers catching three coho for each chinook caught. The best action continues to be about 23 miles straight west from the harbor mouth. A 35-pound chinook was brought in earlier this week, and the coho are getting larger.

Westport 07/22/2014

Westport: The Westport Charterboat Association’s most recent report indicated charters landed five or six chinook per boat while fishing near the casino at a depth of about 100 feet.

Westport 07/18/2014

Westport: The action has slowed this week. Not everyone is catching limits, but the average catch is still more than one salmon per person. The majority of the catch right now is coho. The fish seem more scattered right now than they have been in the last week or so.

Westport 07/15/2014

Westport: Salmon fishing remains excellent, with charter and private boats catching their limits of chinook and coho by mid to late morning. Fishing close to the beach 5-6 miles north of the harbor mouth — near the Quinault Casino, in water 60-100 feet deep — has produced the best results. The chinook bite has been best early in the day.

Westport 07/13/2014

Westport – 780 anglers checked from May 31-June 1 caught 427 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.55 chinook per angler catch average; 1,142 anglers from June 2-8 caught 288 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.25 per angler catch average; 582 anglers from June 14-15 caught 274 chinook and 554 hatchery coho for 0.47 per angler catch average for chinook, 0.95 for coho and 1.42 overall; 2,715 anglers from June 16-22 caught 1,503 chinook and 2,838 hatchery coho for 0.55 per angler catch average for chinook, 1.05 for coho and 1.60 overall.

2,472 anglers from June 23-29 caught 1,435 chinook and 2,543 hatchery coho for 0.58 for chinook and and 1.03 for hatchery coho and 1.61 overall; 3,941 anglers from June 30-July 6 caught 2,124 chinook and 3,328 hatchery coho for 0.54 for chinook and 0.84 for hatchery coho and 1.38 overall.

WESTPORT

A total of 3,941 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery during the week of June 30, landing 2,124 Chinook and 3,328 coho. Through Sunday, July 6, a cumulative total of 5,336 Chinook (19% of the area guideline) and 9,263 coho (14% of the area sub-quota) have been landed.

Westport 07/11/2014

Westport: Last week’s average catch fell to 1.38 salmon per person, but reports from this week indicate the fishing remains very good. Some charter boats are returning to port by 10 a.m. Most boats have been heading out about nine miles and north of the jetty. The catch has been mostly coho as of late.

Westport 07/04/2014

Westport: The action remains excellent, with the average catch at 1.61 salmon per person. While the majority of fish being caught are coho, some large chinook are being caught. Some fish are pushing the 35-pound mark.

Westport 07/01/2014

Westport: The salmon fishing has slowed down some, in part because of the weather and in part because bar conditions kept smaller boats in port Sunday. People are catching some fish to the north and straight out from the harbor mouth. Look for fish from 160-200 feet deep in water about 300 feet deep.

Westport 06/27/2014

Westport: The best action on the coast was off of Westport last week, where the average catch was 1.60 fish per person, according to state creel samples. The catch was about 2 to 1 coho versus chinook. The very good action continued this week, with limits being caught when weather conditions allow. Some of the chinook are topping 30 pounds.

Westport 06/25/2014

Westport: The fishing was good to very good for chinook and coho. Anglers were fishing in 280-300 feet of water west to southwest of Grays Harbor. Coho could be hooked at just about every depth, while the chinook were running deep at 200 feet. The best action came on a Fish Flash with a white lighting Kingfisher spoon.

Westport 06/18/2014

Westport: The fishing was very good over the weekend, with many charter boats coming back early with their limits of chinook and coho. Many boats were headed north of the Quinault Casino, finding fish in water about 200 feet deep.

Westport 06/14/2014

Westport: Since the May 31 opener for the area between Leadbetter Point and the Queets River (Ocean Area 2), 1,142 anglers have caught 288 marked chinook.

Westport 06/11/2014

Westport: Westport Charters says the fishing is pretty slow but could pick up a bit this weekend, when fishing restrictions switch from two hatchery kings to either one king and one silver, or two silvers. But the staff at Westport Charters says the action should really pick up by the end of June.

Westport 06/07/2014

Westport: Salmon fishing has been good. Last weekend, the first of the season for Ocean Area 2 (Leadbetter Point to the Queets River), 780 anglers caught 427 fish.

Westport 06/04/2014

Westport: Salmon fishing since the opener has been good, but not red-hot. Many of the chinook were weighing 15-20 pounds. Look for them in the north beach area off Ocean Shores in 30-60 feet of water. Many people were pulling a herring or Silver Horde spoon behind a flasher.

Westport 05/28/2014

Westport: The ling cod and rockfish action has been slowed by ocean conditions.

Westport 05/24/2014

Westport: Action for ling cod and rockfish has been good. One angler landed a 39- pounder. People were having success with pipe jigs. Salmon fishing opens in Marine Area 2 on May 31.

Westport 05/17/2014

Washington coast: The Westport Charterboat Association reports anglers are taking advantage of good weather to land halibut and lingcod. Halibut fishing closes in most of Marine Area 2 (Westport-Ocean Shores) starting Monday.

Westport 05/14/2014

Washington coast: The Westport Charterboat Association reports anglers did well over the weekend catching halibut and lingcod.

Westport 05/10/2014

Westport: The halibut season is off to a good start after bad ocean conditions halted fishing the first few days, with most anglers bringing home a fish. The ling cod action has been fair to good.

Westport 05/03/2014

Westport: Unfavorable ocean conditions have made fishing more difficult. People are catching some ling cod and rockfish, but not too many limits.

Westport 04/26/2014

Westport: Poor weather and difficult ocean conditions have made for few charter boat trips heading out for ling cod and rockfish.

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 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 10/14/2014 Report: State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad’s Family Guide Service, Point Defiance Boathouse, Luke Hoisington at Red’s Fly Shop, washingtonlakes.com, Jim Kerr of Rain Coast Guides.

Contributing to the 10/10/2014 Report:Annie Meseberg at MarDon Resort, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, salmonuniversity.com, Tom Pollack of Sportco, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, washingtonlakes.com, theeveninghatch.com and David Anderson of Bill’s Boathouse.

Contributing to the 10/07/2014 Report: Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad’s Family Guide Service, Anil Srivastava at Puget Sound Fly Co., washingtonfly fishing.com, Todd Rock at Auburn Sports and Marine, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, washingtonlakes. com, The Evening Hatch, Amy Kenney at Henley’s Silver Lake Resort, Rainbow RV Resort.

Contributing to the 10/03/2014 Report: State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Annie Meseberg at MarDon Resort, Joe Rotter at Red’s Fly Shop, Mike Chamberlain at Ted’s Sports Center, washingtonlakes.com, salmonuniversity.com, Tom Pollack at Sportco, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Marina.

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