Edmonds Fishing Pier King Fishing
Thus far this season the king salmon fishing off the Edmonds fishing pier has seen some fairly good results. Last season saw the pier closed to fishing for most of the summer season as it was undergoing reconstruction. The prior couple of seasons saw only fair king fishing at best. Hopefully, this season will show some good results for pier anglers. We are still quite some time away before the peak of the run comes into this area of Puget sound. We usually reach the peak of the migration in the first week in August.
The pier fishery is a bonus to the shore based salmon angler as it is open year around. It also allows one to keep either wild or hatchery king salmon. The minimum size is still 22" and you are allowed just a single king salmon.
The most popular method is to cast lead minnows in the 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 ounce range and work them back to the pier. Some of the favorites are Point Wilson Darts in both the candlefish and herring models, Gibbs Minnows, Crippled Herring, Mega Baits and Pucci Minnows. Colors are varied but whites, pearl, pearl green, green glows and black back silver or pearl bodies are some of the most favored.
We have been seeing some nice fish landed over the past three weeks by some of our regular pier fishermen. Fish have been landed from just legal into the upper teens.
If you have any interest in the pier fishing feel free to stop by and we can give you a run down on the tackle, how to rig it as well as the technique.