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MARINE AREA 9 (ADMIRALTY INLET) CLOSING TO RETENTION OF CHINOOK SALMON

posted by Mike on 07/20/2018

Hatchery chinook retention to close in Marine Area 9

Action: Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) will be closed to the retention of hatchery chinook salmon beginning Monday, July 23.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2018.

Species affected: Hatchery chinook salmon.

Location: Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet), except the Edmonds Fishing Pier.

Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers have caught over half of the summer quota since the fishery opened July 16. The fishery will close to allow fishery managers to re-evaluate the catch after the weekend of fishing to determine how much available quota remains. Should there be sufficient catch available, WDFW will announce when the fishery will reopen to harvest the remaining quota.

Additional information: Anglers can continue to retain hatchery chinook in Marine Area 9 through the end of the day Sunday, July 22.

After Sunday, salmon fishing will remain open in Marine Area 9, where anglers can retain hatchery coho salmon as part of their two-salmon daily limit but must release chinook, chum, and wild coho. Hatchery chinook fishing remains open in all other marine areas of Puget Sound except Areas 8-1, 8-2, and Area 12 north of Ayock Point.

The Edmonds Fishing Pier will remain open to the retention of chinook as listed in the Washington Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet.

For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2018-19 Washington Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Anglers can check WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_plants.html for the latest information on marine areas that are managed to a quota or guideline.

Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon fishery manager, (360) 902-0058 or Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon manager, (360) 902-2807.

 

BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE NUMBERS INCREASE - FISHING HAS BEEN GOOD

posted by Mike on 07/14/2018

Baker Lake sockeye reports have been good this past week as PSE has been trucking additional fish to the lake. As of July 13th there have been 4,316 fish taken to the lake. Fishing should continue to be good a some time. If you haven't fished Bake Lake before it's something that you should do at least once. Not only is it a very unique fishery bu the surroundings are outstanding. It is perhaps one of the most senic areas here in the Pacific Northwest.

Ted's has all your tackle needs for this fishery and we'll be more than happy to help you out with setting up your gear and giving you some insights on this fishery.

MARINE AREA 11 T0 RESTRICT BOAT FISHING FOR SALMON

posted by Mike on 07/13/2018

Boat angling for salmon in Marine Area 11 limited to Fridays through Mondays

Action:  Closes salmon fishing from a boat in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) weekdays from Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Salmon fishing will remain open daily in Marine Area 11 from fishing piers and shorelines.

Effective date: Effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 17.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location:  Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island).

Reason for action:  Preliminary estimates indicate that under the current daily catch rates, the harvest quota will be exceeded prior to the Sept. 30 season closure.  This action is being taken to increase the likelihood of providing a season-long fishery while ensuring compliance with conservation objectives. 

Additional information: Anglers can fish for salmon in all other Puget Sound Marine Areas except for Area 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, and Skagit Bay), and Area 8-2 (Port Susan/Port Gardner).

Marine Area 11 fishing piers that remain open daily through Sept. 30 include Dash Point Dock, Les Davis Pier, Des Moines Pier, Redondo Pier, and Point Defiance Boathouse Dock. 

For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2018-19 Washington Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Anglers can check WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_plants.html for the latest information on marine areas that are managed to a quota or guideline.

Information contact: David Stormer, (360) 902-0058.

 

CHINOOK LIMIT INCREASE TO TWO AT NEAH BAY (MARINE AREA 4)

posted by Mike on 07/12/2018

Anglers may retain two chinook daily in Neah Bay beginning July 14

Action: Anglers will be allowed to retain two chinook as part of their salmon daily limit in Marine Area 4 beginning Saturday, July 14. The current limit is two salmon, no more than one of which may be a chinook, release wild coho.

Effective date:July 14, 2018.

Species affected:Chinook.

Location: Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay).

Reason for action:The fishery in Neah Bay has caught a significant portion of its coho quota, and sufficient chinook remain in the area's guideline to allow retention of two chinook per day.

Additional information: In accordance with previously announced rules, release wild coho. Beginning Aug. 1, anglers fishing west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line in Area 4 must release chum while those fishing east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line must release chum and chinook.

Regulations for Marine Areas 1, 2, and 3 remain unchanged.

The daily limits in Marine Areas 1 and 2 remain at two salmon, no more than one of which may be a chinook, release wild coho.

The daily limit in Marine Area 3 remains two salmon, release wild coho.

Anglers can check WDFW's webpage at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/creel/ocean/ for updates on the recreational ocean salmon fisheries.

Information contact: Wendy Beeghley, ocean salmon manager, (360) 249-1215.

 

SALMON LIMITS REVISED FOR COLUMBIA RIVER

posted by Mike on 07/12/2018

Salmon limits revised on Columbia River, tributaries
between Priest Rapids Dam and Chief Joseph Dam

Action:

  • Release all adult chinook salmon
  • Increase daily sockeye limit to 3 fish

Species affected:Adult chinook salmon and sockeye.

Locations and effective dates:

  • Priest Rapids Dam to Rock Island Dam: July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through August 31. Daily limit 6 salmon, no more than 3 sockeye may be retained. Release all adult chinook and coho. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Rock Island Dam to Wells Dam: July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through October 15. Daily limit 6 salmon, no more than 3 sockeye may be retained. Release all adult chinook and coho. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Wells Dam to Hwy 173 Bridge at Brewster: July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through August 31. Daily limit 6 salmon, no more than 3 sockeye may be retained. Release all adult chinook and coho. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Hwy 173 Bridge at Brewster to Chief Joseph Dam: July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through October 15. Daily limit 6 salmon, no more than 3 sockeye may be retained. Release all adult chinook and coho. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Wenatchee River (mouth to Icicle Road bridge): August 1 through September 30. Daily limit 6 salmon. Release all adult chinook, coho, and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Chelan River (from railroad bridge upstream to Chelan P.U.D. safety barrier below the powerhouse): July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through October 31: Daily limit 4 salmon. Release all adult chinook, coho, and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Okanogan River (from mouth upstream to Hwy. 97 Bridge immediately upstream of mouth): July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through October 15. Daily limit 6 salmon. Release all adult chinook, coho, and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Okanogan River (from Hwy. 97 Bridge immediately upstream of mouth to the second Hwy. 97 Bridge in Oroville): July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through September 15. Daily limit 6 salmon. Release all adult chinook, coho, and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Similkameen River (from mouth upstream to 400 feet below Enloe Dam): July 16 through September 15. Daily limit 6 salmon. Release all adult chinook, coho, and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.

Reason for action: The summer chinook run was downsized to a total of 44,000, which is 35% below the preseason forecast. This reduction in the chinook run decreased the allowable catch in recreational fisheries above Priest Rapids Dam. Anglers are expected to catch their allocation by July 15, 2018.

Additional information:

The decline in this year's projected summer chinook run size also prompted the closure of summer chinook fisheries below Priest Rapids Dam earlier this month. The following sportfishing seasons are in effect for salmon and steelhead on the mainstem Columbia River:

Megler-Astoria Bridge to Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco: Salmon and steelhead, July 7-July 31: Daily limit 6, up to 2 adult salmon or hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack chinook and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.

Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco to Priest Rapids Dam: Salmon, July 7-August 15: Daily limit 6, up to 2 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack chinook and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.

The Entiat River salmon season will remain unchanged and as described in the 2018-2019 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet. The fall chinook seasons between Priest Rapids Dam and Rock Island Dam will remain unchanged and as described in the 2018-2019 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet. Anglers are reminded that the Colville Confederated Tribe will be out capturing chinook for hatchery broodstock with their purse seiner.

Information contact: Region 2-Ephrata (509) 754-4624 or Wenatchee (509) 662-0452

 

WEE G's & SKINNY G's in HERRING AIDE COLOR

posted by Mike on 07/11/2018

We just received the Gibb's Wee G's and Skinny G's in the Herring Aide color this morning. This color pattern has been awaited for awhile. I am sure this shipment will not last long with the Chinook season in Marine Area 9 and 10 opening up this next Monday,16th July.

Stop by and pick up a few before they are all gone.

BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE REPORTS FROM JULY 7TH & 8TH

posted by Mike on 07/09/2018

The popular Baker Lake sockeye fishery opened this past Saturday and we have been receiving some fairly good reports from a few of the guys. Between two boats of guys we know had a total of 20 for their efforts on Saturday and Sunday. Not too bad! 

PSE has trapped 3,589 as of this AM and have trucked 1,704 to the lake. As the season progresses the number of fish trucked to the lake will only increase and bring better fishing in the next couple of weeks.

Ted's has a great selection of dodgers, squids, smile blades, rigged lures, leaders, hooks and scents for this popular fishery.

If you have an interest in this fishery just stop by and we'll be happy to set you up with the correct tackle and point out the best fishing areas etc..

 

COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON REGULATION UPDATE

posted by Mike on 07/05/2018

Columbia River anglers must release adult chinook
from Bonneville Dam to Priest Rapids Dam

Action: Release adult chinook salmon.

Effective date: Effective July 7, 2018 through July 31 from Bonneville Dam to Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco and July 7, 2018 through Aug. 15 from Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco to Priest Rapids Dam

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: Bonneville Dam to Priest Rapids Dam.

Reason for action: This action closes adult chinook retention below Priest Rapids Dam based on an updated run-size of summer chinook passage of 44,000 at Bonneville Dam, 35 percent below the preseason forecast. This reduction in the run-size decreases the allowable catch for each fishery and has already been met in fisheries below Priest Rapids Dam. 

Additional information: The following sportfishing seasons are in effect for salmon and steelhead on the mainstem Columbia River.

Megler-Astoria Bridge to Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco: Salmon and steelhead, July 7-July 31: Daily limit 6, up to 2 adult salmon or hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack chinook and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.

Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco to Priest Rapids Dam: Salmon, July 7-August 15: Daily limit 6, up to 2 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack chinook and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.

Priest Rapids Dam to Wells Dam: Salmon, July 1 until further notice: Daily limit 6, up to 4 adults may be retained. Up to 2 chinook and 2 sockeye may be retained. Release wild adult chinook and coho. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.

Wells Dam to Hwy. 173 at Brewster: Salmon, July 16 until further notice: Daily limit 6, up to 4 adults may be retained. Up to 2 chinook and 2 sockeye may be retained. Release wild adult chinook and coho. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.

Hwy. 173 at Brewster to Chief Joseph Dam: Salmon, July 1 until further notice: Daily limit 6, up to 4 adults may be retained. Up to 2 chinook and 2 sockeye may be retained. Release wild adult chinook and coho. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.

Information contact: Region 3: (509) 575-2740; Region 5: (360) 696-6211; Region 2: (509) 754-4624.

 

Happy 4th of July

posted by Mike on 07/03/2018

Hope that everyone enjoys their 4th of July no matter if you are on the water fishing or BBQing with the family & friend. Have a good time. The Ted's crew will be taking the day off to rest up ourselves.

Tags: 4th of July

SHRIMP FISHING TO CLOSE IN AREA 7 WEST & AREA 6

posted by Mike on 07/03/2018

 

Marine Area 6 to close for spot shrimp fishing;
Area 7-West to close for all shrimp fishing

Action:  Recreational fishing for all shrimp species will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6, in Marine Area 7 West (San Juan Channel, Spieden Channel, Stuart and Waldron islands).

Recreational fishing for spot shrimp will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6, in Marine Area 6 (Port Angeles Harbor, eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca, excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District), but it will remain open for coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing in waters 200 feet or less.

Effective date:  9 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2018.

Species affected: All shrimp species including spot shrimp in Marine Area 7 West; sport shrimp in Marine Area 6 (excluding Discovery Bay shrimp district).

Location:  West Marine Area 7 and Marine Area 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay shrimp district).

Reason for action:  The target share for recreational spot shrimp quota has been taken in these two areas.

Other information: Only Marine Areas 4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line) and 5 (western Strait of Juan de Fuca) remain open for spot shrimp fishing. 

Several other marine areas are open for coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing. Check WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp/ for more information.

Contact:  Don Velasquez, Mill Creek, (425) 775-1311 ext. 112.

 

CRABBING OPENS SATURDAY JUNE 30TH - PLEASE KEEP YOUR CRAB GEAR OUT OF THE FERRY LANES

posted by Mike on 06/29/2018

Keep crab pots out of ferry lanes

OLYMPIA – Harvesting crab is a Northwest tradition, but improperly set and lost crab pots can mean big trouble for the region's ferry system.

That's why the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Washington State Ferries (WSF) are joining forces this summer to urge recreational crab fishers to stay out of ferry lanes, docks, and terminals when dropping crab pots.

Several million people are expected to ride a ferry during the busy summer travel season. In 2017, three separate ferries on three different routes were temporarily disabled due to crab lines and pots either placed in the ferry lane or improperly set and swept into the routes. Recreational crab lines tangled in the shafts of the vessels led to both costly repairs and lengthy delays for ferry travelers.

"Crab pots caused the most severe damage to the propulsion system on the Salish ferry last summer," said Greg Faust, director of WSF operations for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). "The loss of this vessel alone resulted in nearly 800 cancelled sailings on the Port Townsend/Coupeville and Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth routes as we shuffled boats around to balance service needs across our system."

Most areas of Puget Sound will open for recreational crab fishing on June 30, although two areas around the San Juan Islands open later in the summer to protect molting crab. WDFW shellfish managers predict crabbing will be good again this year and more people will participate in the season.

"We need crabbers to help prevent conflicts with ferries as they hit the water this year," said WDFW Police Captain Dan Chadwick.

Chadwick recommended several ways for crab fishers to have a successful experience and avoid problems with ferries:

  • Add Weight to Lines – Propellers can sever or wrap up a line floating along the surface. Use sinking lines when possible, and add weight to keep floating lines off the surface.
  • Know Water Depth – The easiest way to lose a pot is to drop one in water deeper than the length of line attached. Use a line that is one-third longer than the water depth to keep pots from floating away.
  • Watch Pots – Stay close to dropped crab pots to ensure all are accounted for at the end of the day.
  • Add Extra Weights to Crab Pots – In many instances, adding just 10 pounds of weight can help recreational crab pots stay put.
  • Use Escape Cord – Biodegradable cotton cord, which is required on all pots, will degrade and allow crabs to escape if a pot is lost.
  • Identify Crab Pots – All recreational crab pot buoys must have the crab fisher's name and address on them, and a phone number is recommended.

Chadwick noted more than 12,000 crab pots are lost each year, with many of these pots continuing to fish killing crabs. Lost crab pots should be reported immediately online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/enforcement/lost_gear/ or by calling1-855-542-3935(WDFW). There are no penalties for reporting lost fishing gear.

Recreational crab fishing will be open Thursdays through Mondays each week during the summer. Crabbing is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week, which means crabbers should be aware that no sport crab fisheries will be open Wednesday, July 4.

All shellfish gear must be removed from the water on closed days. Crab fishers may not set or pull shellfish gear from a vessel from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise. For more information on crab fishing, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/.

Any suspected illegal activity should be reported as soon as possible by calling 1-877-933-9847.

 

HOOD CANAL KING FISHERY OPENS JULY 1ST BELOW AYOCK POINT

posted by Mike on 06/29/2018

Clarifies regulations for salmon fishery 
in Marine Area 12, south of Ayock Point

Action: Clarifies that the daily limit south of Ayock Point in Marine Area 12 is four salmon, up to four of which may be hatchery chinook. Anglers must release chum and wild chinook.

The 2018-19 Washington Sportfishing rules pamphlet erroneously states that anglers can keep only two hatchery chinook as part of the four salmon limit.

Effective date: July 1-Sept. 30, 2018.

Species affected:  Salmon.

Location:  South of Ayock Point in Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal).

Reason for action: This corrects an error in the 2018-19 Washington Sportfishing Rules pamphlet. These regulations were agreed to with co-managers during the annual North of Falcon salmon season-setting process.

Additional information: Other Puget Sound marine areas that open July 1 to salmon fishing include marine areas 5 (Sekiu) and 7 (San Juan Islands). Marine Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait) opens July 3. Check the 2018-19 Washington Sportfishing rules pamphlet, which is available online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ for more information.

Information contact: Mark Baltzell, 360-902-2807.

 

COLUMBIA RIVER SOCKEYE OPEN JULY 1ST

posted by Mike on 06/29/2018

Sockeye fishery to open on Columbia River,
but chinook season to close on lower stretch

Starting July 1, anglers can catch and keep sockeye salmon on the Columbia River, but will be required to release any chinook salmon they intercept downriver from Bonneville Dam.

Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon today agreed to modify fishing rules in joint waters of the Columbia, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) followed up by extending the sockeye fishery upstream to Chief Joseph Dam.

Before the season got underway, both states agreed to forgo scheduling any sockeye fisheries on the Columbia River due to low projected returns, especially those to the Wenatchee River.

However, an updated run forecast now projects that 209,000 sockeye will return this year – up from the 99,000 previously estimated – providing a sufficient number of fish for recreational fishing opportunities throughout the Columbia, said Bill Tweit, a WDFW special assistant.

“It’s always exciting to see salmon come in above the pre-season forecast,” Tweit said. “Sockeye can be elusive in the lower river, but anglers generally do well fishing for them from the Tri-Cities to Brewster.”

Snake River fisheries remain closed to protect Snake River sockeye listed under the federal Endangered Species Act.

While the preseason forecast for summer chinook has not yet been updated, Tweit said current data indicate that chinook returns are tracking about 20 percent below the initial projection of 67,300 adult fish. That prompted fishery managers to close the lower Columbia River summer chinook season four days earlier than previously scheduled.

“Based on the low catches to date above Bonneville, we decided to close the chinook fishery in the lower river but leave it open upriver from the dam,” Tweit said.

Starting July 1, anglers fishing from the Megler-Astoria Bridge to Bonneville Dam on the lower Columbia River can still catch a total of six salmon/steelhead a day. The daily limit for adult fish in those waters is two adult sockeye salmon or hatchery adult steelhead, or one of each. Anglers can round out their daily six-fish limit with hatchery jack chinook salmon.

For more information and details on daily limits in each section of the river, see the Fishing Rule Change at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/

SKAGIT RIVER FISHING CLOSING JUNE 28TH , 29TH , JULY 3RD & 4TH

posted by Mike on 06/25/2018

Action: Close a portion of the Skagit River to all fishing.

Effective dates: June 28, 29 and July 2, 3, 2018.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Skagit River (Skagit Co.) from the mouth to the Highway 530 Bridge in Rockport.

Reason for action: The Skagit River will close to all recreational fishing to avoid gear conflicts with treaty fisheries scheduled on those dates.

Additional information: Additional closures are anticipated. The department will announce the area closures through emergency rule changes, which can be found online at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/. Information about sockeye seasons, fishing rule updates, and fish counts at Baker Lake is also available at https: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/salmon/sockeye/baker_river.html.

Information contact: Team Mill Creek, 425 775-1311

 
Tags: Skagit River

BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE SEASON STARTS JULY 7TH

posted by Mike on 06/22/2018

Though the popular Baker Lake sockeye fishery is still a couple of weeks away it's time to start putting your tackle together. As of yesterday PSE has already trapped 68 at the Baker River facility. The numbers of fish should just steadily increase over the next month. This is a fishey that is anticipated by quite a number of anglers as the fish are fantastic eating and the scenery is spectacular.

 

We have a good supply of tackle for this fishery with all the popular dodgers, squids, smile blades, hooks, leaders and bait. 

 

If this is a fishery you have not participated in before, just stop by and we'll be happy to show you how to rig up.

OCEAN SALMON FISHERIES TO START JUNE 23RD

posted by Mike on 06/18/2018

Recreational salmon fishing gets underway June 23 in the ocean

OLYMPIA – Anglers can reel in salmon off the Washington coast beginning June 23, when three marine areas open for recreational salmon fishing.

Marine areas 1 (Ilwaco), 3 (La Push), and 4 (Neah Bay) will be open daily starting Saturday, June 23. Marine Area 2 (Westport) will be open Sundays through Thursdays beginning Sunday, July 1.

Fewer chinook salmon are expected to make their way through Washington's ocean waters this year as compared to 2017, said Wendy Beeghley, a fishery manager with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

Beeghley said the agency anticipates a return of coho fairly similar to last year's return.

The recreational chinook catch quota this year is 27,500 fish, which is 17,500 fewer fish than 2017's quota of 45,000. Meanwhile, the coho quota is 42,000 fish, the same as in 2017.

Although all four marine areas are scheduled to close Sept. 3, Beeghley reminds anglers that areas could close earlier if the quota is met. Throughout the summer, anglers can check WDFW's webpage at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/creel/ocean/ for updates.

In marine areas 1, 2, and 4, anglers will be allowed to retain two salmon, only one of which can be a chinook. Anglers fishing in Marine Area 3 will have a two-salmon daily limit. In all marine areas, anglers must release wild coho.

More information about the fisheries can be found in the 2018-19 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet, available at license vendors and sporting goods stores and online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

 

MARINE AREA 10 (SEATTLE/BREMERTON) RESIDENT COHO

posted by Mike on 06/16/2018

Coho fishing for the smaller delayed release resident coho has been quite good since it opened in Marine Area 10. Most anglers I;ve spoke with have had no problem in conecting with them. Both the area south of Edmonds and the Jefferson Head area have both held good number of fish. Most are not anything to write home about size wise but do make for some good eating. The fish are feeding highly upon krill, crab and shrimp spawn as well as some herring.

This might be a fun fishery to participate in until the king season opens July 16th in Marine Area 9 & 10.

EDMONDS FISHING PIER SALMON FISHING

posted by Mike on 06/16/2018

There have been a number of king salmon landed off the Edmonds pier over the past couple of weeks. We are not even close to the peak season but there is a chance of finding one of the early returning fish at this time. We heard of a 17 pound Chinook landed earlier this week.

Most anglers are fsihing a variety of lead minnow lures in the 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 ounce range. Some of the most popular brands are Point Wilson Darts in both the candlefish and herring models, Luhr Jensen Crippled Herring, Mega Baits, Pucci Minnows and Dungeness Stingers. The best color schemes are those of plain white or pearl white, green and chartreuse and black backed. Glow in the Dark jigs early in the AM or PM are also a plus. Make sure to change you hooks to a single barbless style to conform to the regulations.

We have a great selection of salmon jigs in stock at the present time.

NEW WASHINGTON SPORT FISHING RULES PHAMPLETS

posted by Mike on 06/15/2018

Stop by and pick up a copy of the "NEW" 2018 -2019 Washington Sport Fishing Regulations. I did a little glancing though it and I must say there are quite a number of changes. It is also apparent that it's a tad bit thicker than last years.

FANTASTIC SHAD NUMBERS OVER BONNEVILLE

posted by Mike on 06/15/2018

The past three days have seen fantastic numbers through Bonneville with 215,700 on the 12th, 202,335 on the 13th and 210,065 on the 14th. For the season there have been 2,021,643 shad over the dam. I am sure we are going to see even greater numbers than was predicted this year. If you are wanting to get some shad fishing in the time is prime. We generally see peak numbers through the 25th of June before the run starts to decline.

 

We still have a fair amout of shad darts on had though we are already out of a couple of colors.

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