As summer has arrived in Puget Sound we are seeing early runs of pink salmon nearly a month early. This fish grabbed a small spoon in adjacent Anacortes Wa waters this morning at first light. Northwest Jigs pink salmon lures are working well for these aggressive pink salmon. I am running specials on these lures when purchased in larger quantities. See the store for this offer.
Summer Kings have arrived
The week of great weather continues in Puget Sound allowing the strong winter blackmouth fishing to continue. The waters of Puget Sound have been as calm as anyone could ask for this time of year. Many boaters are getting out to enjoy the excellent winter blackmouth fishing.
Small presentation continues to be the ticket for success.
Winter Blackmouth (Chinook) fishing has exceeded seasonal expectations so the WDFW is reducing retention limits for the remainder of the season to a single fish per day.
The unusually warm and calm weather has allowed a higher than normal number of boaters out fishing in the middle of winter for some record setting local chinook.
Area 7 Chinook
It’s that time of year again when those feisty “Hatchery Brat’s” make their way up the coastal rivers around Forks, WA towards the hatchery ponds. Amazingly these fish waste no time fooling around on their rather short journeys. They literally blast up the river making it difficult to find them in the lower stretches with most fishermen focusing their attention on the terminal areas of the various hatcheries. This small buck found the 1/4 oz worm zonker jig to his liking in the slightly off-colored dropping water. The consensus seems to be that the fish came in a bit early and peaked the week before Thanksgiving this year. We’ll be keeping our eyes open for their bigger wild brothers due in early 2015.
Forks WA, Hatchery Steelhead Dec 2014
December 1, 2014 was opening day for Winter Black-mouth (Chinook) in Puget Sound. Weather was very cold (28 degrees) but absolutely beautiful on the water with no wind to speak of. Capt Gary S. of Highliner Charters was the star of the day with an easy limit of two fish on trolled flasher/spoon setup fishing deep on downriggers.
Just a few shots of client Jacob “O” on a recent salmon twitching trip