Ever since I moved to Puget Sound 12 years ago, I’ve wanted to fish in La Push. I worked with some guys that fished there every year, and they would supply the fish for our company fish fry that fed 40. I would annually hear the statements of “halibut limits every day”, “ling cod that [...]
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Anglers can expect good salmon fishing this year on Puget Sound, Washington’s ocean waters and the Columbia River, according to forecasts released this week. Coho and pink salmon runs are expected to be strong this year in Puget Sound, as are levels of chinook in coastal areas and on the Columbia River. The forecasts, developed [...]
If you missed last year’s recreational crab fishery in Puget Sound, you really missed out. All over the region, fishers were pulling up potfuls of crabs, maxing out their catch limits with some of the biggest, juiciest Dungeness seen in recent history. From the South Sound to the San Juan Islands, the region experienced what [...]
If you’re planning on going crabbing on Puget Sound, better do it soon — recreational crabbing in most areas of the region closes at sunset on Labor Day, Sept. 5. The only two areas of the Sound that will remain open to crab fishing after Labor Day are marine areas 7-North and 7-South, near the San [...]
Seattle Times reporter Craig Welch has this story about an uptick in illegal crabbing on Puget Sound: Officer Chris Moszeter squatted on the deck of his 28-foot patrol boat and measured the shells of a bucketful of crab. The fishermen idling alongside his Boston whaler watched uneasily as the state wildlife cop pushed aside [...]
Recreational crab fishing opens on Monday, Aug. 15, north of the San Juan Islands. Marine Area 7 North includes Hale Passage, Boundary Bay, Birch Bay, Drayton Harbor and waters near Point Roberts. The fishery will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 16 and 17, then reopen from Thursdays through Mondays until Sept. 30. The [...]