Washington Saltwater Reports



Saltwater Fishing Reports 07/15/2016



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Clam Digging 05/20/2016

Clams: The 2015-16 razor clam season will shut down after this weekend. Mocrocks and Copalis will be open Saturday and Mocrocks alone will be open Sunday. The low tides will be at 7:12 a.m. Saturday and 7:47 a.m. Sunday. Digging ends at noon both days.

Clam Digging 05/17/2016

Razor clams: The final coastal razor clam dig of the season starts Friday at Copalis and Mocrocks. Digging will be permitted before noon through Saturday at Copalis and through Sunday at Mocrocks. Low tides are 6:37 a.m. Friday, 7:12 a.m. Saturday and 7:47 a.m. Sunday.

“This summer, we’ll conduct our annual assessment of razor clam stocks and will hope to open beaches again sometime in October,” state coastal shellfish manager Dan Ayres said in a prepared statement.

Clam Digging 04/26/2016

Razor clams: The Long Beach razor clam dig continues on the morning tides through April 28. Low tides are 10:39 a.m. Wednesday and 11:28 a.m. on Thursday. Another Long Beach dig is proposed for May 6-8.

Clam Digging 04/08/2016

Clams: A razor clam dig continues on morning low tides through Tuesday. Here is the schedule: Saturday (April 9), 8:42 a.m., -1.3 feet, Long Beach and Copalis; Sunday, 9:32 a.m. -1.2 feet, Long Beach and Mocrocks; Monday, 10:23 a.m., -0.9 feet, Long Beach; and Tuesday, 11:19 a.m., -0.4 feet, Long Beach.

Clam Digging 04/05/2016

Razor clams: The Long Beach Razor Clam Festival is Saturday and Sunday. The state has approved digging at Long Beach through April 12. Digging is on the evening tides through Wednesday then switches to the morning tides. Morning digs are also scheduled for Copalis (Thu.-Sat.) and Mocrocks (Thu., Fri. and Sun.).

Clam Digging 04/01/2016

Clams: The state has approved a dig on evening and morning tides from Sunday through April 12 at Long Beach. Copalis will be open on morning tides from Thursday through April 9 and Mocrocks will be open on morning tides Thursday and on April 8 and April 10.

Clam Digging 03/25/2016

Clams: A three-day razor clam dig at Mocrocks started Friday. The low tide times are: Saturday, 9:06 a.m., 0.6 feet; and Sunday, 9:42 a.m., 0.7 feet. Long Beach is open through Thursday, also on morning low tides. No digging is allowed after noon at both beach areas.

Clam Digging 03/22/2016

Razor clams: The Long Beach dig continues through March 31. Note that digging changes from evening tides to morning tides on Thursday. A Friday-Sunday dig is proposed for the morning tides at Mocrocks.

Clam Digging 03/18/2016

Clams: A razor clam dig will take place Friday (March 18) through Sunday at Mocrocks and Copalis. Digging is best an hour or two before low tide, and no digging is allowed before noon. The low tide times are: Friday, 4:15 p.m., 0.7 feet; Saturday, 5:07 p.m., 0.5 feet; and Sunday, 5:50 p.m., 0.4 feet.

Clam Digging 03/11/2016

Clams: The state has approved a three-day clam dig at Mocrocks and Copalis, starting March 18. The beaches will be open through March 20. Low tides will be at 4:15 p.m. on March 18, 5:07 p.m. on March 19 and 5:50 p.m. on March 20.

Clam Digging 03/08/2016

Razor clams: The Long Beach dig continues through March 31. State officials warn diggers that the shift in low tides from evening to morning is this month, so diggers must pay attention to when digging is allowed. No digging is allowed after noon when low tide is in the morning. No digging is allowed before noon when low tide is in the evening. Upcoming: Proposed digs at Mocrocks and Copalis March 18-20 (evening tides) and Mocrocks March 25-27 (morning tides).

Clam Digging 02/26/2016

Clams: A razor clam dig continues through March 10 at Long Beach on evening low tides. No digging is allowed before noon.

Clam Digging 02/23/2016

Razor clams: The Long Beach dig continues through March 10. Digging is allowed after noon and is best on tides of less than 1 foot.

Clam Digging 02/19/2016

Razor clams: The most widespread razor clam digging opportunity of the year takes place this weekend on the Washington coast. The Long Beach dig continues through March 10. Recent marine toxin tests performed by the state show that the clams are still safe to eat. Digging is allowed after noon and is best on tides of less than one foot.
Copalis and Mocrocks are also open for digging this weekend. Copalis is open Saturday and Mocrocks is open Saturday and Sunday.

Twin Harbors remains closed because of high domoic acid levels.

Low tides are at 5:17 p.m. Saturday (minus 0.1 feet) and 5:56 p.m. Sunday (minus 0.2 feet).

Clam Digging 02/12/2016

Clams: The clam dig at Long Beach continues on evening low tides through March 10. No digging is allowed before noon. A tentative dig has been set for Feb. 19-20 at Copalis.

Clam Digging 02/09/2016

Razor clams: The Long Beach dig continues through March 10. Digging is permitted on the evening tides and is usually best 1-2 hours before low tide. Low tides for this week are 7:52 p.m. on Wednesday (-0.7 feet); 8:34 p.m. on Thursday (-0.1); 9:17 p.m. on Friday (0.6); 10:04 p.m. on Saturday (1.4); and 10:58 p.m. on Sunday (2.2). State officials suggest digging on day when low tide is less than one foot. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has proposed a two-day dig for Copalis beach for Feb. 19-20. If toxin levels are safe, the dig will be approved a week in advance.

Clam Digging 02/02/2016

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

Clam Digging 01/26/2016

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

Clam Digging 01/19/2016

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

Clam Digging 01/12/2016

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

Clam Digging 01/08/2016

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

Clam Digging 01/05/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Claming Info

Claming in the Northwest

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Crabbing 07/05/2016

Crabbing: All but the San Juan Islands and Bellingham area of Puget Sound are open to crabbing.

Crabbing 01/29/2016

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

Crabbing 01/12/2016

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

Crab & Shellfish in the Northwest

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Fly Fishing 07/15/2016

Fly fishing: The action for coastal cutthroat trout has been fair to good. An olive and white Clouser minnow, fished on a sinking line, has been a good pattern

Fly Fishing 07/12/2016

Fly fishing: The action has been good for searun cutthroat trout.

Fly Fishing 06/03/2016

Fly fishing: The fishing for sea-run cutthroat trout has been consistent, but the fish seem spread out. Small baitfish, sculpin and sand-lance patterns have been working well.

Fly Fishing 05/27/2016

Fly fishing: Baitfish patterns, crystal flash woolly buggers and sculpins have been effective for sea-run cutthroat trout. Remember that sea-run cutthroat trout must be released.

Fly Fishing 04/22/2016

Fly fishing: The fishing for sea-run cutthroat trout remains very good along rocky beaches in the South Sound. Try using marabou Clouser minnows in olive or brown, fished on an intermediate sink line.

Fly Fishing 04/01/2016

Fly fishing: The coastal cutthroat trout action has been fair to good. With the trout keying on chum fry, try using olive-over-white or chartreuse-over-white Clouser minnows or Chum Babies.

Fly Fishing 03/18/2016

Fly fishing: More chum fry are outmigrating from creeks, and the sea-run cutthroat trout are starting to key on them. One angler reported having success using a Neil Creek Slider. Resident coho in the area are feeding on euphausiids.

Fly Fishing 02/12/2016

Fly fishing: The fishing has been good for resident coho in the Tacoma Narrows. Many of the fish are measuring 14-15 inches long. People are having success using euphausiids and baitfish patterns.

Fly Fishing 01/26/2016

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

Fly Fishing 01/15/2016

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

Fly Fishing 01/08/2016

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

More info on Fly Fishing

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Oysters 03/18/2016

Oysters: The state announced the oyster season will be open April 1-July 15 at Potlatch State Park and Potlatch DNR Tidelands, and April 1-June 30 at Sequim Bay State Park.

Oysters in the Northwest

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Shrimp 07/08/2016

Marine Area 7 South will reopen for spot shrimp Saturday and run through July 16. The daily limit is 160 shrimp

Shrimp 06/24/2016

North Sound: People are catching plenty of spot shrimp in the San Juan Islands. The limit is 160 shrimp per person.

Shrimp 04/08/2016

Shrimp: The state announced the season details for shrimp in Puget Sound. In the South Sound, Area 11 (Tacoma) will be open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14, Area 13 (Olympia) will be open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14, 18, 21 and 31. Area 12 (Hood Canal) will be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14, 18, 28 and 30.

Shrimp 01/08/2016

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

Shrimp in the Northwest

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Smelt Reports 03/29/2014

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

Smelt Reports 02/26/2014

North Sound Smelt dipping has been nonexistent.

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

Smelt Reports 01/29/2014

Cornet Bay is producing good catches of smelt.

Smelt Reports 02/06/2013

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

Smelt Reports 01/26/2013

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

Smelt Reports 01/09/2013

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

Smelt Reports for 2011/2012

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Squid Reports 02/19/2016

South Sound: Anglers are catching squid from area docks.

Squid Reports 02/02/2016

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

South Sound: Squid action is slow.

Squid Reports 01/19/2016

South Sound: Squid jigging has been very slow.

Squid Reports 01/08/2016

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

Squid Reports 01/05/2016

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

Squid jigging in the Northwest

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Tuna Reports

Tuna Fishing in the Northwest

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PUGET SOUND AND OCEAN WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

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Admiralty Inlet

Admiralty Inlet

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Allyn Public Ramp 02/21/2012

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

Allyn Waterfront Park

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Anacortes

Cap Sante Marina

Cap Sante Boat Haven

Cap Sante Inn

Skyline Marina 04/30/2013

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

Skyline Marina 03/12/2013

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

Skyline Marina 02/05/2013

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

Skyline Marina 01/29/2013

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

Skyline Marina

Washington Park Ramp

Current Washington Park Launch Ramp Fishing Reports

Anacortes Marina

Port of Anacortes

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Arcadia Point Ramp (Shelton)

No Reports!

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BELLINGHAM AREA REPORTS

Bellingham Ramp Squalicum Harbor

Current Bellingham Ramp Squalicum Harbor Fishing Reports

Glenn Street Ramp 12/17/2013

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

Glenn Street Ramp 07/15/2013

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

Squalicum Harbor Ramp 07/06/2014

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

Bellingham's new Downtown Marina
Squalicum Harbor
Bellingham Boat Ramps

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Blaine Wa. Ramp 10/30/2012

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

Blaine Harbor

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

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


Bremerton Wa.

Evergreen Park Ramp

Bremerton Marina

Port of Brownsville

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Buoy 10

See Columbia River Reports in the River Reports Page.

How to fish Buoy 10

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Camano Island

Current Camano Island State Park Reports

Camano Island State Park

Island County Parks

Maple Grove Ramp

Current Maplegrove Ramp, Camano Is. Fishing Reports

Onamac Point Ramp, Camano Island

No New Reports........

Utsalady Bay Ramp

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Central Puget Sound 01/05/2013

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

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Coast 06/07/2016

North Coast: The La Push and Neah Bay areas will reopen for a day of halibut fishing on Saturday.

Coast 03/11/2016

Ilwaco/Westport/LaPush: Fishing for ling cod and rockfish will open Saturday. The question is whether the winds will allow anglers to get out. The minimum size for ling cod is 22 inches and the daily limit is two fish. There is no minimum size for rockfish, and the daily limit is 10 fish. No canary or yelloweye rockfish can be kept.

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Dash Point Pier

See Tacoma Reports.....

Dash Point Public Fishing Pier

Dash Point State Park

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Deception Pass

Deception Pass State Park

Deception Pass State Park Camping sites.

Bowman Bay Ramp



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Des Moines Marina

Des Moines Marina

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Edmonds Marina 04/06/2014

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

Edmonds Marina

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Everett Area Reports

Current Everett Public Ramp Reports

Everett Bayside Marine
Everett State Park
Port of Everett Marina

All Star Charters (Everett)

No recent Reports.

All Star Charters (Fishing Reports)

Bayside Marina

No Reports!

Dagmar's Landing

No Reports!

Dagmar's Marina

Norton Street ramp Everett

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Fox Island Ramp

Fox Island Fishing Pier

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Freshwater Bay Ramp 08/25/2013

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

Freshwater Bay Ramp 08/24/2013

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

Freshwater Bay Ramp 08/21/2013

3 Boats with 6 Anglers caught 6 Kelp Greenling.

Freshwater Bay Ramp 07/15/2013

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

Freshwater Bay

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Gig Harbor Ramp 04/05/2014

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

Gig Harbor Ramp 01/27/2014

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

Arabella's Landing
Kopachuck State Park

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Gorst (Near Bremerton)

No Reports!

Grapeview Ramp

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Grays Harbor 12/15/2015

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

Grays Harbor 11/03/2015

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

Grays Harbor 10/30/2015

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

Grays Harbor 10/27/2015

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

Port Of Grays Harbor
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport

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Hartstene Island

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

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Hood Canal 02/23/2016

Hood Canal: The extended crabbing season ends Sunday.

Hood Canal 02/19/2016

Hood Canal: Crabbing is allowed for another week. The current season ends Feb. 28.

Hood Canal 01/05/2016

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

Hood Canal

Hood Canal Info

Big Beef Beach

Current Big Beef Beach Reports

Dewatto Creek Ramp 11/14/2012

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

Dewatto Creek Ramp

No Reports!

Hood Canal Ramp near Potlatch

No Reports!

Hoodsport Shoreline 11/24/2015

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

Hoodsport Shoreline 11/20/2015

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

Hoodsport Shoreline 09/15/2015

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

Mike's Beach Resort

No New Reports......

Mike's Beach Resort

Misery Point Ramp

Current Misery Point Ramp Reports

North Shore Dock & Launch

No New Reports....

North Shore Dock & Launch - Hood Canal

Pleasant Harbor Ramp 12/17/2013

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

Pleasant Harbor Marina

Point Whitney Ramp 02/08/2014

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

Potlatch

No New Reports......

Potlatch State Park

Quilcene Bay Ramp

No Reports!

Salsbury County Park Ramp 03/12/2013

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

Salsbury County Park Ramp 02/05/2013

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

Salsbury Point County Park

Saltwater Park Ramp 02/19/2013

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

Saltwater Park Ramp 10/30/2012

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

Seabeck Marina 02/13/2012

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

Seabeck Marina

Skokomish Ramp 07/15/2013

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

Sunrise Motel & Dive Resort

No New Reports........

Sunrise Motel & Dive Resort

Tahuya Ramp Hood Canal

Triton Cove State Park Ramp 03/25/2013

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

Triton Cove State Park

Twanoh State Park Ramp 07/15/2013

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

Twanoh State Park

Union Ramp 12/17/2013

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

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Ilwaco 07/15/2016

Ilwaco: The coho fishing has been good, with anglers averaging just over one fish per person

Ilwaco 07/05/2016

Ilwaco: The only ocean area where anglers are allowed to fish for coho. The coho quota of 18,900 is the lowest since 1998.

Ilwaco 06/03/2016

Ilwaco: The all-depth halibut fishery is closed as of Saturday because the quota has been reached. Keeping halibut caught in the near-shore area will be allowed Mondays through Wednesdays until the subarea quota is reached.

Ilwaco 03/18/2016

Ilwaco: When ocean conditions allow, people are catching their limits of lingcod and rockfish.

Ilwaco 09/18/2015

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

Ilwaco 09/11/2015

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

Ilwaco 09/04/2015

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

Ilwaco 09/01/2015

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

Ilwaco 07/03/2015

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

Ilwaco 06/12/2015

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

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

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John's Creek Estuary

No Reports!

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Kennedy Creek 11/13/2013

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

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Kingston Ramp 01/27/2014

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

Port of Kingston

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Laconner Ramp

La Conner Marina

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LaPush 07/05/2016

La Push: Open for salmon fishing until Aug. 21. Weather has made fishing challenging since the opener.

LaPush 06/07/2016

LaPush and Neah Bay areas will reopen for 1 day on June 11th for halibut fishing on Saturday.

LaPush 05/24/2016

LaPush/Neah Bay: Halibut fishing reopens Saturday.

LaPush 05/20/2016

La Push/Neah Bay: The halibut fishing season will reopen May 28 in Marine Area 3 and Marine Area 4.

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 07/05/2016

Neah Bay: Open for salmon fishing until Aug. 21. Weather not good so far.

Neah Bay 06/07/2016

LaPush and Neah Bay areas will reopen for one day on June 11th for halibut fishing on Saturday.

Neah Bay 05/24/2016

LaPush/Neah Bay: Halibut fishing reopens Saturday.

Neah Bay 05/20/2016

La Push/Neah Bay: The halibut fishing season will reopen May 28 in Marine Area 3 and Marine Area 4.

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 07/15/2016

North Sound: A 22.04-pound salmon was the winning catch in last weekend’s Bellingham Puget Sound Anglers fishing derby. Fishing for chinook in Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) opens Saturday (July 16). Only one hatchery chinook can be kept.

North Sound 07/08/2016

North Sound: The salmon fishing has been fair to good. Coho Killers have been effective. Marine Area 7 South will reopen for spot shrimp Saturday and run through July 16. The daily limit is 160 shrimp.

North Sound 07/05/2016

North Sound: Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood says anglers are having success catching chinook. The best action has been in the waters off Anacortes.

North Sound 06/28/2016

North Sound: Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) opens to crabbing on Friday. Marine Areas 5 (Sekiu), 12 (Hood Canal) and part of 9 (Admiralty Inlet) are open for crabbing

North Sound 06/24/2016

North Sound: People are catching plenty of spot shrimp in the San Juan Islands. The limit is 160 shrimp per person.

North Sound 06/17/2016

North Sound: Anglers are cautioned that the Edmonds Pier, a popular salmon fishing spot when fishing is allowed, is undergoing repairs and is not expected to be open until mid-August.

North Sound 05/27/2016

North Sound: Prawns have been the most effective bait for anglers fishing for ling cod and rockfish in the San Juan Islands.

North Sound 05/24/2016

North Sound: Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood says ling cod fishing has been “fair at best.”

North Sound 05/20/2016

North Sound: State creel reports show that the best halibut fishing has been off Sekiu. That area, and the rest of the Puget Sound where halibut fishing is allowed, will reopen Thursday through May 29.

North Sound 05/06/2016

North Sound: The halibut season in marine areas 5-10 will open Saturday. While open for only eight days, the quota is 57,393 pounds. The fishing for rockfish has been very good in Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands).

North Sound 04/26/2016

North Sound: Most of the waters are closed to salmon fishing, said Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center. “It’s going to be a year to try alternative fisheries, I think,” Chamberlain said.

North Sound 04/08/2016

North Sound: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) will close Monday, four days sooner than scheduled, because the number of encounters (4,729) with chinook will have been reached.

North Sound 04/05/2016

North Sound: Action has been decent near Port Townsend and Point No Point, said Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood.

North Sound 04/01/2016

North Sound: The fishing has been fair in Marine Area 9. Some blackmouth, weighing up to 10 pounds, have been caught off Point No Point, Mid-Channel Bank and Double Bluff. Try using a spoon about 40 inches behind a flasher.

North Sound 03/25/2016

North Sound: There were 125 boats competing in last week’s Everett Blackmouth Derby, with 70 fish being weighed. Patrick Monroe won the event with a 14.51-pound fish.

North Sound 03/22/2016

North Sound: Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood says blackmouth are still biting in marine areas 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island and Skagit Bay), 8-2 (Ports Susan and Gardner) and 9 (Admiralty Inlet).

North Sound 03/18/2016

North Sound: Salmon fishing has been slowed by bad weather and high winds this week. Some blackmouth are being caught in Marine Area 8-1 off Onamac Point. The popular Edmonds Pier is closed for repairs through June 30.

North Sound 03/11/2016

North Sound: The state is closing salmon fishing in Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) as of Monday. By then, anglers will have reached the limit (12,248) encounters — keeping or releasing chinook — that the state and tribal co-managers agreed on prior to the season.

North Sound 03/08/2016

North Sound: Starting Saturday, the limit fisherman in the San Juan Islands will be limited to two salmon (one chinook) per day.

North Sound 03/04/2016

North Sound: The fishing in the San Juan Islands has been fair, and slow from Possession Point to Point No Point and Mid-Channel Bank. Beginning March 12, anglers in Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) will be limited to one chinook as part of the two-salmon daily limit.

North Sound 02/26/2016

North Sound: The winter chinook fishing has been slow to fair in the San Juan Islands and farther south. Danny Davis of Anacortes won the Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby. His 20-pound, 7-ounce blackmouth earned him the $10,000 first-place prize. Davis’ winning fish topped the second-place fish by more than five pounds.

North Sound 02/23/2016

North Sound: Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood said anglers are “scratching pretty hard to get fish.” Activity is slowing around the San Juan Islands, but it’s still the best opportunity for chinook. Marina Area 6 (East Strait of Juan de Fuca) closed Monday for salmon fishing.

North Sound 02/19/2016

North Sound: Marine Area 6 (East Strait of Juan de Fuca) closes Monday for salmon fishing.

North Sound 02/12/2016

North Sound: The blackmouth fishing in the San Juan Islands has slowed, but has been fair as of late. Some better options are Point No Point and Possession Point, but watch for seals and sea lions. Coho Killers and Goldstar Needlefish squids have been effective. At the Port Townsend ramp last weekend, anglers averaged 0.5 chinook per person.

North Sound 02/09/2016

North Sound: The waters around the San Juan Islands have yielded blackmouth. Some anglers have had luck using small spoons.

North Sound 02/02/2016

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

North Sound 01/29/2016

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

North Sound 01/26/2016

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

North Sound 01/19/2016

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

North Sound 01/15/2016

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

North Sound 01/12/2016

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

North Sound 01/05/2016

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

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Olympia Area

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp 08/25/2013

13 Boats with 26 Anglers caught no fish.

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp 08/24/2013

20 Boats with 42 Anglers caught 11 Chinook.

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp 08/23/2013

14 Boats with 30 Anglers caught 5 Chinook.

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp 08/22/2013

16 Boats with 27 Anglers caught 13 Chinook.

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp 08/21/2013

16 Boats with 36 Anglers caught 4 Chinook.

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp 08/20/2013

17 Boats with 31 Anglers caught 15 Chinook.

Boston Harbor Marina Ramp 08/19/2013

12 Boats with 23 Anglers caught 14 Chinook.

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

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

Boston Harbor Marina

East Bay Marina 10/02/2012

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

Zittels Marina 04/06/2014

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

Zittel's Marina (on Johnson Point)

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Olympic Peninsula area 02/24/2015

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

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Padilla Bay

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

PadillaBay

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Penninsula Area 07/15/2014

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

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Perry Creek

Current Perry Creek Fishing Reports

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Point No Point - Shoreline

No Reports!

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Point Roberts Lighthouse Ramp

Lighthouse Marine Park

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Port Angeles Area Reports

Ediz Hook Ramp

Current Ediz Hook, Port Angeles Public Ramp Fishing Reports

Port Angeles Boat Haven Marina 03/25/2013

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

Port Angeles Boat Haven Marina 01/27/2014

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

Port Angeles East Ramp

Port Angeles West Ramp 07/15/2013

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

Port Angeles Boat Haven

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Port Orchard Ramp

Current Olalla Public Ramp Fishing Reports

Port Orchard Boat Ramp

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Port Townsend

Fort Worden State Park 02/05/2013

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

Hadlock Ramp 02/21/2012

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

Midchannel Bank

No Reports!

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina Ramp 04/06/2014

9 Boats with 18 Anglers caught 9 Chinook.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina Ramp 04/05/2014

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

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina Ramp 01/27/2014

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

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina

Point Wilson

No Reports!

Port Wilson Lighthouse

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Possession Bar

No Reports!

Possession Point Fishing Charters

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Redondo Beach Ramp 07/15/2013

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

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Saltwater State Park 04/09/2012

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

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SAN JUAN ISLANDS REPORTS

Friday Harbor

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

Port of Friday Harbor

Griffin Bay Ramp 08/25/2013

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

Griffin Bay Ramp 08/24/2013

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

Griffin Bay Ramp 08/23/2013

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

Orcas Island

West Beach Resort

West Sound Marina

Roche Harbor

Roche Harbor Marina

San Juan County Park Ramp

Snug Harbor Marina

No Reports!

Snug Harbor Resort

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SEATTLE AREA REPORTS

14th ave northwest boat ramp

14th ave northwest boat ramp


Bell Harbor Marina

No New Reports.....

Bell Harbor Marina

Boat World Marina

No New Reports.......

Boat World Marina's

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

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

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

4 Boats with 8 Angler's caught 0 fish.

Don Armeni Ramp

Duwamish River Ramp

Eddie Vine Ramp 01/27/2014

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

Eddie Vine Boat Ramp

Elliott Bay

No Reports!

Elliott Bay Marina

First Ave So Ramp

No Reports!

Fisherman's Terminal

No New Reports.......

Fisherman's Terminal

Harbor Island

No New Reports.......

Harbor Island Marina

Lake Union Ramp


Lake Union

Seacrest Pier

No New Reports.......

Seacrest Boathouse & Pier

Shileshole Bay Ramp

Current Shilshole Public Ramp Fishing Reports

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

Shilshole Bay Marina

South Park Marina

No New Reports.......

South Park Marina & Boatyard

Sunnyside Boat Ramp

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Sekiu 05/24/2016

Sekiu: The area will be open for halibut fishing Thursday through Sunday. “That’s where I’d head if you want the odds in your favor,” Chamberlain said.

Clallam Bay and Sekiu

Coho Resort

Coho Resort -RV Park and Marina

Curley's Resort 07/15/2013

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

Curley's Resort

Olson's Resort 04/06/2014

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

Olson's Resort

Van Riper's Resort 07/15/2013

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

Van Riper's Resort 07/02/2013

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

Van Ripers Resort

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Sequim, Wa.

John Wayne Marina

Current John Wayne Marina Fishing Reports

John Wayne Marina

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

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

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South Sound 07/15/2016

South Sound: Chinook fishing has been pretty good in the Tacoma area, with anglers averaging close to a salmon each. Most fish are being caught near the clay banks and the shelf area between Point Defiance and Point Dalco. Trolling and jigging are more productive right now. People mooching with herring have to contend with dogfish. Crabbing remains a little slow. The key is to change your depths and bait until you find the crab. Some squid are being caught off local docks at night.

South Sound 07/12/2016

South Sound: The average catch per angler is still low, but a good number of chinook salmon are being caught in the area, according to state creel reports. The clay banks and the shelf off Point Defiance have been the most productive. Crabbing has been on the slow side. Fishing in the Olympia area is still very slow.

South Sound 07/08/2016

South Sound: The salmon fishing has been slowed some by large tidal changes this week. Some chinook are being caught off the clay banks and the shelf area off the Point Defiance Boathouse. Trolling with an artificial squid or a spoon behind a flasher has been working well. Anglers throughout the Sound are having to deal with lots of dogfish. Crabbing has been fair, with most crab being found in water 120-150 feet deep. In the Olympia area, few people have been heading out, so the reports have been scant. The crabbing has been fair to good, especially when compared with last year.

South Sound 07/05/2016

South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports fishing has been decent with anglers catching salmon almost everywhere. Off of the clay banks and shelf areas have been especially good. Trolling works, but so does mooching and jigging. State creel sampling showed 32 chinook were checked during the weekend at area boat ramps.

South Sound 06/28/2016

South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports salmon fishing has been fair since it reopened. Trolling the Clay Banks and mooching and jigging in the Dalco area have produced fish in the range of 6-8 pounds. Marine Area 13 (south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge) is open five days per week for crabbing. Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) is among several scheduled to open Friday for crabbing.

South Sound 06/24/2016

South Sound: Crabbing in Marine Area 13 has been fair, and it will open July 1 in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma). People fishing in the Tacoma area have been bringing in good catches of flounder and sole.

South Sound 06/17/2016

South Sound: Not much to do in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island). Lingcod fishing closed Wednesday and salmon fishing remains closed. Marine Area 13 (south of the Narrows bridges) is open for crabbing. Some have luck but action hasn’t been especially hot. Crabbing opens July 1 in Marine Area 11.

South Sound 06/14/2016

South Sound: Puget Sound remains closed to salmon fishing. The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina says lingcod fishing has been slow. Wednesday is the last day of lingcod fishing.

South Sound 06/10/2016

South Sound: Ling cod fishing has been improving a little as the tidal changes have lessened. That fishery will be open through Wednesday. Crabbing is open in the waters off Olympia.

South Sound 06/07/2016

South Sound: Puget Sound remains closed to salmon fishing. The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina says fishing has been slow because of big tide changes. Ling cod fishing is open through June 15. Marine Area 13 (Olympia) is open to crabbing Thursdays-Mondays through Sept. 5. Crabbing in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma) will open July 1 and run through Sept. 5, the state announced Tuesday. Crabbing will be allowed Thursdays-Mondays.

South Sound 06/03/2016

South Sound: Crab fishing in Marine Area 13 (Olympia) is open through Sept. 5. Crabbing is open Thursdays-Mondays. The daily limit is five male Dungeness crabs and six red rock crabs. The opening date for Marine Area 11 (Tacoma) has not been announced. Ling cod fishing has improved in the last week, with Toliva Shoals and the Tacoma Narrows producing the most fish.

South Sound 05/31/2016

South Sound: Puget Sound remains closed to salmon fishing even though an agreement has been reached to reopen recreational fishing. The National Marine Fisheries Service must approve the agreement between the state and tribal co-managers.

According to the staff at Point Defiance Boathouse Marina, ling cod fishing has picked up, but pressure has been light.

South Sound 05/27/2016

South Sound: People will be able to set their pots for spot shrimp on Tuesday, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m., in Marine Area 13 (Olympia), and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday in Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal). The Tacoma Narrows remains the best spot for hooking ling cod, but the pressure has been very light.

South Sound 05/24/2016

South Sound: Puget Sound remains closed indefinitely for salmon fishing. The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff say anglers are have some luck catching ling cod, but pressure is light. The Tacoma Narrows is a good place to try.

South Sound 05/20/2016

South Sound: Ling cod fishing has been slow, in part because few anglers have been on the water. Look for fish in the Tacoma Narrows and Toliva Shoals. Shrimping will be open in waters south of the Narrows Bridge from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and on May 31. Hood Canal shrimping will reopen on May 28 and May 30 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

South Sound 05/17/2016

South Sound: The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse reports lingcod fishing is slow and pressure is light. Puget Sound is closed to salmon fishing.

South Sound 05/06/2016

South Sound: The ling cod action has been slow to fair. Toliva Shoals and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge area have been producing keeper fish (between 26-36 inches). Using live herring as bait has been producing the most strikes.

South Sound 04/26/2016

South Sound: The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports salmon fishing around the area is slow. Salmon fishing in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma) closes at the end of April.

South Sound 04/22/2016

South Sound: The fishing must be getting a little better because there are reports of seals taking fish being reeled in by anglers. Look for chinook from the Vashon Island ferry dock to Quartermaster Harbor and the clay banks out to the flats between the Point Defiance lighthouse and Point Dalco.

South Sound 04/08/2016

South Sound: The salmon fishing has been fairly consistent, even though the numbers aren’t large. People are hooking chinook in the Quartermaster Harbor area, the shelf between points Defiance and Dalco, and the clay banks. Fishing the incoming tide has been best lately. Trolling and mooching have been effective.

South Sound 04/05/2016

South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports salmon fishing was good before nasty weather kept most anglers off the water Monday. Anglers were catching blackmouth as large as 13 pounds. Recommendations include trolling with flasher and spoon in Quartermaster Harbor, or mooching or trolling near Point Dalco.

South Sound 04/01/2016

South Sound: The best action has been from Quartermaster Harbor to Point Dalco at the south end of Vashon Island. Trolling a flasher with a spoon or artificial squid in water 120-150 feet deep has been working.

South Sound 03/25/2016

South Sound: The salmon fishing is slow, although an occasional blackmouth is being caught when the weather allows people to hit the Sound. Look for fishing in the Quartermaster Harbor area, and off the clay banks and slag pile. The fish seem to be holding within 10 feet of the bottom in water 150-210 feet deep.

South Sound 03/22/2016

South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports salmon fishing has been good when weather allows. Try trolling with artificial squid or flasher and spoon to catch blackmouth. Coho have been biting along the shoreline. Remember, coastal cutthroat must be released.

South Sound 03/18/2016

South Sound: There has been some slight improvement in the blackmouth fishing in the Tacoma area. Some fish up to 7.5 pounds have been caught about 10 feet off the bottom in water 120-150 feet deep. Trolling a flasher and hoochie has been the most effective method.

South Sound 03/11/2016

South Sound: Storms this week have meant that few people have been on the water. When people have been out, they have been finding some blackmouth near the mouth of Quartermaster Harbor to about 1 mile past Point Dalco. People are trolling with spoons or artificial squid behind flashers. Shore anglers are hooking a number of resident coho, most measuring 14-18 inches long.

South Sound 03/08/2016

South Sound: Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports few anglers heading out the past few days, but when weather was better, anglers were catching salmon near Vashon Island. Action hasn’t been great by trolling — mooching seems to be the best approach. Seals have been swiping fish, the staff reports.

South Sound 03/04/2016

South Sound: The salmon fishing remains very slow, in part because so few people are out fishing. A few blackmouth, most weighing just under 5 pounds, have been caught this week. There seem to be quite a few resident coho off area beaches. The fish seem to be holding close to shore, especially on windy days. There are some reports of chum fry already entering the Sound from streams.

South Sound 02/26/2016

South Sound: Salmon fishing from Tacoma to Olympia remains slow. The best action has been near the Skokomish boat ramp.

South Sound 02/23/2016

South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports that salmon fishing is slow and pressure is light despite nice weather. Some chinook were checked by the state at the Skokomish boat ramp over the weekend.

South Sound 02/19/2016

South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports that salmon fishing is still quiet and few anglers are bothering to try. Anglers are catching squid from area docks.

South Sound 02/12/2016

South Sound: The salmon fishing is still very slow, in large part because so few people have been trying their luck. Look for fish close to the bottom in water 120-160 feet deep. Trolling is the best option because you need to cover a lot of water to find the bait.

South Sound 02/09/2016

South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports salmon fishing has been slow north of the Tacoma Narrows bridges. South of the bridges, anglers are catching fish by trolling in areas such as Point Gibson and Eagle Island. Mooching and jigging also seems to be working near Point Gibson.

South Sound 02/02/2016

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

South Sound 01/29/2016

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

South Sound 01/26/2016

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

South Sound 01/19/2016

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

South Sound 01/15/2016

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

South Sound 01/12/2016

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

South Sound 01/08/2016

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

South Sound 01/05/2016

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

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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 07/12/2016

Strait of Juan de Fuca: The best salmon fishing has been from Sekiu to Port Angeles, according to state creel samples. On Sunday, 120 anglers checked in Port Angeles brought in 40 chinook. The Sekiu area is attracting lots of anglers, but the catch isn’t as strong there.

Strait of Juan Defuca 02/12/2016

Strait of Juan de Fuca: The state has announced it will close Marine Area 6, the east end of the strait, to salmon fishing on Feb. 22. The closure is being done to limit the number of encounters with chinook. The Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby will take place Feb. 19-21.

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Swinomish Channel Ramp 03/12/2013

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

Swinomish Channel Ramp 02/19/2013

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

Swinomish Channel Ramp 02/05/2013

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

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Tacoma Area Reports 08/07/2015

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

Tacoma Area Reports 07/31/2015

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

Boathouse Marina

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

Boathouse Marina

Breakwater Marina

No Reports!

Breakwater Marina

Commencement Bay

Commencement Bay

Commencement Bay Maritime Fest

Concrete Dock (Tacoma)



Dash Point 09/24/2012

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

Fox Island 08/31/2010

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

Les Davis Pier

No Reports!

Pic of the Les Davis Pier

Narrows Marina Ramp 04/05/2014

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

Narrows Marina

Narrows Properties Park

Current Narrows Park (aka Narrows Properties Park) Fishing Reports

Point Defiance Boathouse

Current Point Defiance Boathouse Fishing Reports

Point Defiance Public Ramp

Current Point Defiance Public Ramp Fishing Reports

Point Defiance Marina

Titlow Beach

Vaughn Public Ramp 06/11/2012

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

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Tulalip Bay


Vashon Island

Quartermaster Marina

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Westport 07/15/2016

Westport: Trolling with bait seems to be the best option for salmon anglers. Look for the fish 90-140 feet down in water 200-300 feet deep. The action is far from red hot, but is improving. The tuna are out about 45 miles and hit jigs and bait.

Westport 07/12/2016

Westport: The salmon fishing was slowed by poor weather Saturday, but it improved Sunday. Some chinook being caught are topping 30 pounds. Look for salmon about 12 miles west of the harbor. Herring or a Silver Horde Kingfisher behind a Fish Flash has been effective. The action for rockfish and ling cod remains very good overall.

Westport 07/08/2016

Westport: The salmon fishing has been slowly improving. Look for chinook in water about 200-260 feet deep. Trolling with bait has been effective early in the season. The action for rockfish and ling cod remains very good.

Westport 07/05/2016

Westport: The Westport Charterboat Association reports that chinook have been elusive, but there are some deep off Willapa Bay. Ling cod and rockfish continue to bite well. Tuna have been caught about 35 miles out.

Westport 06/24/2016

Westport: The deep-water ling cod fishing has been good, while plenty of black rockfish are being caught each day. There are reports of tuna already being found off the coast. Salmon fishing will open July 1.

Westport 06/17/2016

Westport: People fishing for rockfish are having best success with live anchovies, while jigs and shrimp flies are also working. People fishing for lingcod are headed north, looking for fish holding near rock structures on the bottom. Lingcod fishing opened Thursday with anglers catching their limit according to the Westport Charterboat Association.

Westport 06/14/2016

Westport: Weather conditions have impacted the ability to fish for lingcod.

Westport 06/10/2016

Westport: The rockfish action has been better, as charter boats are having to search for ling cod willing to bite.

Westport 06/07/2016

Westport: The Westport Charterboat Association reports that rockfish and ling cod fishing are going strong.

Westport 06/03/2016

Westport: The warm weather should help fishing. Charter boats have been bringing back limits of rockfish and some good catches of ling cod. Crabbing in the area has been very good.

Westport 05/31/2016

Westport: Most reports from the Westport Charterboat Association indicate good fishing for ling cod and rockfish.

Westport 05/27/2016

Westport: Fishing for ling cod and rockfish has improved during the week. Ocean conditions are expected to be good over the weekend.

Westport 05/24/2016

Westport: Most recent report from the Westport Charterboat Assocation said ling cod fishing was “scratchy,” but the rockfish are biting.

Westport 05/20/2016

Westport: The shallow-water fishery remains very good, with rockfish hitting flies and jigs, and ling cod hitting bait. The northern nearshore halibut fishery will close Saturday.

Westport 05/17/2016

Westport: A report posted Sunday by the Westport Charterboat Association said “rockfish and lingcod continue to be awesome.” All-depth recreational halibut fishing closed last week when quotas were met. The nearshore area will remain open.

Westport 05/06/2016

Westport: The ling cod fishing has been very good. Anglers heading to deeper water have been landing fish weighing up to 44 pounds. Large herring covered with artificial octopus skirts have been the best baits. The halibut fishing has been good.

Westport 04/26/2016

Westport: A weekend report from the Westport Charterboat Association stated that lincod fishing seemed to be really good before the foul weather kept boats off the water Sunday.

Westport 04/22/2016

Westport: The bottom fishing remains very good to excellent. Some lingcod are weighing up to 30 pounds. Some rockfish are weighing 6 pounds.

Westport 04/08/2016

Westport: The bottom fishing remains very good when the weather and ocean conditions allow boats to get out. Many charter boats are reporting limits of ling cog and rockfish. Fish over the rock piles to the north of the harbor.

Westport 04/05/2016

Westport: Bottom fishing has been good. The Westport Charter Boat Association reports that over the weekend boats were returning with rockfish and lingcod limits by about 2:30 p.m.

Westport 04/01/2016

Westport: The weather has improved and so has the fishing. Many charter boats are coming in with limits of ling cod and rockfish. Fish are being found on rock piles and over hard bottom areas in water 60-160 feet deep.

Westport 03/25/2016

Westport: When the weather and ocean conditions allow, the fishing has been good to very good. Many charter boats are bringing in limits of ling cod and rockfish. Some ling cod are topping 25 pounds. Look for fish in water 80-160 feet deep. Ling cod are hitting bait in the deeper water; rockfish are going after flies.

Westport: When ocean conditions allow, people are catching their limits of lingcod and rockfish.

Westport Wa.

City of Westport Wa.

Westport Surf Report and Forecast

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WHIDBEY ISLAND REPORTS

Island County Parks

Bush Point

Bush Point Wharf Bed and Breakfast

Cornet Bay Ramp

Current Cornet Bay Public Ramp Fishing Reports

Coupeville Ramp



Deception Pass State Park



Freeland Ramp

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

Freeland Chamber of Commerce

Fort Casey Ramp



Oak Harbor Marina



Oak Harbor Marina

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Wildcat Cove Ramp

No Reports!

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Willapa Bay 08/12/2014

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

Willapa Bay Oysters and Clams

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Wollochett Bay 02/13/2012

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

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Contributing to this report:

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

Mark Yuasa myuasa@seattletimes.com The Seattle Times

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

Contributing to the 07/15/2016 Report: Carolyn Burdick at MarDon Resort, Kevin Lanier of KC Sportfishing Charters, salmonuniversity.com, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, washingtonflyfishing.com, northwestfishingreports.com, Salmon Shores Resort, Bud Herlitzka at Spanaway Lake Boathouse.

Contributing to the 07/12/2016 Report: State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Mike Chamberlain at Ted’s Sports Center, Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad’s Family Guide Service, Westport Charterboat Association, northwestfishingreports.com, John Keizer of saltpatrol.com, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, washingtonflyfishing.com.

Contributing to the 07/08/2016 Report: Salmonuniversity.com, Kevin Lanier of KC Sportfishing Charters, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, northwestfishingreports.com, washingtonflyfishing.com, Zittel’s Marina and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Contributing to the 06/24/2016 Report: State Department of Fish and Widlife, MarDon Resort, Kevin Lanier of KC Sportfishing Charters, salmonuniversity.com, Red’s Fly Shop, northwestfishingreports.com, Doreen Douglas at Mineral Lake Resort, Ron Adams at Verle’s Sports Center.

Contributing to the 06/17/2016 Report: State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Mike Chamberlain at Ted’s Sports Center, salmonuniversity.com, The Evening Hatch, washigtonflyfishing.com, Zittel’s Marina, Bud Herlitzka of the Spanaway Park Boat House, Rainbow RV Resort and Becky Pogue of Offut Lake Resort.

Contributing to the 06/10/2016 Report: State Department of Fish and Wildlife, MarDon Resort, salmonuniversity.com, northwestfishing.com, Creekside Angling, Bud Herlitzka at Spanaway Lake Boathouse, Doreen Douglas at Mineral Lake Resort, Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse, Verle’s Sports Center.

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