Public survey available on Puget Sound recreational fisheries enhancement program

Public survey available on Puget Sound
recreational fisheries enhancement program

OLYMPIA – One lucky person will win gift cards to a variety of local sportfishing businesses by taking a short survey on a state program established to enhance recreational fisheries in Puget Sound.

The survey is designed to gauge public understanding of the Puget Sound Recreational Salmon and Marine Fish Enhancement Program. The survey is available through March 31 on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/advisory/psrfef/survey.html.

The program was created by the state Legislature in 1993 to improve and promote recreational fishing for Washington citizens and support sustainable populations of salmon and marine bottomfish in Puget Sound. The program is supported by revenue generated from the sales of certain fishing licenses.

Participants in the survey will be entered into a random drawing, which will take place in April. The winner will be awarded a total of $200 in gift cards from sportfishing businesses.

Information from the survey will help state fishery managers shape future fishing opportunities, said Ryan Lothrop, Puget Sound recreational salmon fishery manager for the department.

“This is a short survey designed to give us a better idea of people’s understanding of the program and where our efforts should be focused in the future,” Lothrop said. “We are looking at how best to improve recreational fisheries in this state, particularly in Puget Sound, and our efforts to introduce people to sportfishing.”

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2014 Northwest Salmon Derby Series

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Welcome to the Northwest Salmon Derby Series
The Northwest Salmon Derby Series, presented by Allstate Boat Insurance and Northwest GMC Dealers, is a fishing promotion program directed by the Northwest Marine Trade Association – producers of the Seattle Boat Show. In 2014, the Northwest Salmon Derby Series partners with 15 derbies throughout the region to promote fishing opportunities and events. At the conclusion of the Everett Coho Derby in September*, the Derby Series will award the grand prize boat to one lucky winner!

Mercury Marine Salmon Derby Challenge
Mercury Marine is proud to be the exclusive engine sponsor of the 2014 Northwest Salmon Derby Series. Mercury is announcing a new contingency program – the “Mercury Marine Salmon Derby Challenge!” At each of the 15 tournaments, Mercury will award the following prizes to the Top 3 finishers in each derby if their boat is equipped primarily by Mercury outboard engines (2009 or newer):

  • $3,000 for first place
  • $2,000 for second place
  • $1,000 for third place

2014 Northwest Salmon Derby Series Schedule

  • ROCHE HARBOR SALMON CLASSIC, February 6-8 Information: Website Phone: 360-378-5562 E-mail: market@rocheharbor.com Kids Division: No
  • OLYMPIC PENINSULA SALMON DERBY, DISCOVERY BAY, February 15-17 Information: Website E-mail: mldtatum@embarqmail.com Kids Division: No
  • EVERETT BLACKMOUTH DERBY, BAYSIDE MARINE, March 22 Information: Website Phone: 425-501-4024 E-mail: wowoody1@yahoo.com Kids Division: No
  • BELLINGHAM SALMON DERBY, July 11-13 Information: Website Phone: 360-966-2621 E-mail: roylentz@zeninternet.com Kids Division: Yes
  • HARBOR MARINE SALMON TOURNAMENT, EVERETT July 26-27 Information: Website Phone: 425-259-3285 E-mail: james@harbormarine.net Kids Division: No
  • SOUTH KING COUNTY PSA SALMON DERBY, PT DEFIANCE, August 2 Information: Website Phone: 206-387-9293 E-mail: twiest@sooscreek.com Kids Division: Yes
  • GIG HARBOR PSA SALMON DERBY, August 9 Information: Website Phone: 253-255-8168 E-mail:jeff@zuniga-family.com Kids Division: Yes
  • SOUTH SOUND SALMON DERBY, OLYMPIA, August 16 Information: Phone: 360-250-9808 E-mail: bartoldo@yahoo.com Kids Division: Yes
  • SEKIU SALMON DERBY, August 23-24 Information:Coming Soon
  • WILLAPA BAY SALMON DERBY, TOKELAND, August 30 Information: E-mail: dfdbones@aol.com Kids Division: No
  • COLUMBIA RIVER FALL SALMON DERBY, VANCOUVER, August 30 Information: Facebook Page, Website Phone: 360-256-3935 E-mail RGI@q.com Kids Division: Yes
  • EDMONDS COHO DERBY, September 6 Information: Website Phone: 206-920-2468 E-mail :tdstumpf@yahoo.com Kids Division: Yes
  • * EVERETT COHO DERBY, September 20-21 Information: Website Phone: 425-923-8405 E-mail: everettcohoderby@gmail.com Kids Division: Yes
  • BAYSIDE MARINE SALMON DERBY, EVERETT, November 1-2 Information: Website Phone: 425-252-3088 E-mail: jeff@baysidemarine.com Kids Division: No
  • RESURRECTION SALMON DERBY, FRIDAY HARBOR, December 5-6 Information: Website Phone: 360-202-2664 E-mail:chris@jollymonanacortes.com Kids Division: No


* Drawing for Grand Prize Derby Series Boat will be held at Everett Coho Derby, September 21st. Anglers participating in derby events after September 21 will be entered to win the 2015 Series grand prize.


Focused on Salmon Recovery

The Northwest Salmon Derby Series, presented by Allstate Boat Insurance and Northwest GMC Dealers, was created in 2004 by the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) for the purpose of promoting salmon fishing opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. In the first year of the Series, six existing derbies were identified to become partners of the Series. Since that year, the Series has expanded to 15 tournaments in 2014.

Carefully and selectively, the Series has been very keen to partner with derbies that are wild fish friendly. Each event occurs within the guidelines of open fishing seasons that occur at a time of the year and area where hatchery chinook and coho salmon exist. In fact, some of the tournaments have gone to “hatchery fish only” even during times and places where retention of unmarked chinook and coho are acceptable for retention in accordance with the Department of Fish and Wildlife rules.

We, at the Northwest Salmon Derby Series and NMTA, are a partner to the protection and enhancement of wild chinook and coho stocks. We encourage anglers to fish selectively and carefully to release unmarked chinook and coho salmon, particularly when the rules require release.

By working with government agencies to protect wild stocks, while accessing abundant hatchery salmon, we believe this formula is the road map to the future of sport fishing for salmon in the Pacific Northwest.

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Get ready Western Washington 800,000+ Chums are starting to show!

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A return of 800,000-plus chum to Puget Sound and Hood Canal will let the good times roll for anglers well into the holiday months.

Chum, better known as dog salmon for their gnarly looking jawline at spawning time, are one of the hardest fighting fish and can feel like a king salmon when hooked on the end of a line.

Those targeting chums will be glad to know that some of the traditional hot spots are giving up some early chums, and it will only get better in the next few weeks as that is the peak time to be out there wetting aline for them in Hood Canal and for chum returning south of Kingston.

Some early chum have already shown up in catches around estuaries off Kennedy Creek in Totten Inlet, Johns Creek in Oakland Bay and the Hoodsport Hatchery in Hood Canal.

Here is a rundown from the creel checks that showed chum in catches:

  • Chico Creek estuary in Dyes Inlet — Oct. 14: Three anglers caught no fish; Oct. 15: Two caught no fish; Oct. 17: One caught no fish; Oct. 18: 20 caught two chum; Oct. 19: 18 caught one chum; Oct. 20: 10 caught four chum.
  • Curly Creek estuary near South-worth — Oct. 14: Six anglers caught two chum; Oct. 16: Two caught one chum; Oct. 20: Four caught one coho and two chum.
  • Hoodsport shoreline, Hood Canal — Oct. 18: Six anglers caught one chum; Oct. 19: 21 caught 12 chum; Oct. 20: 14 caught three chum.
  • Hartstene Island shoreline — Oct. 20: One angler caught three chum.
  • Johns Creek estuary in Oakland Bay —Oct. 18: 14 anglers caught one chum.
  • Tahuya ramp, Hood Canal — Oct. 17: One boats with three anglers caught 12 chum.
  • Kennedy Creek estuary in Totten Inlet — Oct. 18: Three anglers caught no fish; Oct. 19: 17 caught seven chum; Oct. 20: Four caught no fish.


  • Hoodsport fish check:

  • November 1 (26 anglers) (26 chum)
  • November 2 (57 anglers) (110 chum)
  • November 8 (29 anglers) (68 chum)
  • November 9 (87 anglers) (210 chum)

Other good places to try for chum are North Bay near Allyn, Perry Creek in Eld Inlet, Whatcom Creek in Bellingham, McLane Creek, Eagle Creek south of Potlatch State Park, and the public-access shores off Highway 101 from Eldon to Hoodsport.

Edmonds Coho Derby Results 2013

This years winner was little ten year old Essix Kelly with her 11lb 8.16oz fish. All fish had to be gutted and gilled before weigh-in. This little girls fish was most likely around 14 pounds!

Essix Kelly 2013 Edmonds Coho Derby Winner!

20th place fish out of 395 fish weighed!, Good for a new 9′ Fenwick Salmon Rod!

20th place edmonds coho derby shawn calkins with lip rippers fishing

Well it turned out to be a good day on the water for some, and not so good for others. As reported the pinks being late by two weeks, I’m thinking the silvers are also late as well. With 395 fish being weighed at the derby there was only 10 hooked-nose silvers all in the ten to eleven pound range. The good news was that there where over 1,000 entries. I was lucky enough to finish 20th place, and won a sweet new Fenwick salmon rod! Here is a link to the final results. Tight lines and onto Grays Harbor for 10 days!

http://www.fisharc.com/derbies/55-2013_Edmonds_Coho_Derby_Limited/leaderboard?division=Adult

My father and I’s limits Friday night and Saturday’s derby out of Edmonds.

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Edmonds Coho Derby 2013

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The Puget Sound Anglers Sno-King Chapters 10th annual Edmonds Coho Derby is this Saturday, Sept. 7 from dusk till 2:00 PM.

Cost is $30 by Friday, Sept. 6. First place for the largest coho is $5,000 second is $2,000 and third is $1,000. Last years winning fish was just over 11 lbs.

Money from the derby goes into enhancing sportsfishing through FishNW and promoting sportfishing. The club’s charity funds also go to kids fishing, Everett Central Lion’s Club Derby for the Blind, Wounded Warriors fishing, Food Banks and NW Straits Commission to clean up derelict nets.

For more information, go to http://www.fisharc.com/derbies/55-2013_Edmonds_Coho_Derby_Limited/page/1868-Derby_Home

The event is also part of the Northwest Salmon Derby Series, which hosts 15 derbies throughout the year. Drawing for a Grand Prize Derby Series fully-equipped 21-foot River Hawk boat will be presented to one lucky winner on Sept. 22 during the Everett Coho Derby Sept. 21-22.

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Anglers participating in derby events after Sept. 22 will be entered to win the 2014 Series grand prize. For details, go to http://www.northwestsalmonderbyseries.com/.

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Washington State Fish and Wildlife Fishing Reports July 30th – August 4th

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Everett ramp – July 30: 37 boats with 84 anglers caught 13 chinook, four coho and 18 pinks; July 31: 38 boats with 76 anglers caught 18 chinook, six coho and nine pinks; Aug. 2: 79 boats with 178 anglers caught 35 chinook, 16 coho and 26 pinks; Aug. 3: 231 boats with 564 anglers caught 30 chinook, 56 coho and 95 pinks; Aug. 4: 246 boats with 587 anglers caught 44 chinook, 56 coho and 101 pinks.

Shilshole Bay ramp – July 30: 42 boats with 87 anglers caught 19 chinook, 16 coho and 25 pinks; July 31: 73 boats with 133 anglers caught 22 chinook, 16 coho and 26 pinks; Aug. 1: 41 boats with 82 anglers caught 23 chinook, nine coho and 13 pinks; Aug. 2: 76 boats with 162 anglers caught 29 chinook, 31 coho and 24 pinks; Aug. 3: 140 boats with 309 anglers caught 28 chinook, 31 coho and 39 pinks; Aug. 4: 72 boats with 165 anglers caught 10 chinook, 33 coho and 55 pinks.

Kingston ramp – July 31: 24 boats with 49 anglers caught two chinook, 23 coho, four pinks and five herring.

Don Armeni ramp, West Seattle – Aug. 2: 13 boats with 23 anglers caught four chinook, one coho and three chum; Aug. 4: 77 boats with 177 anglers caught 22 chinook, seven coho and 29 pinks.

Port Orchard ramp – July 29: Six boats with nine anglers caught two chinook; July 31: Six boats with 12 anglers caught three chinook.

Manchester ramp – July 30: 11 boats with 18 anglers caught no fish.

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles – July 30: 29 boats with 51 anglers caught 22 chinook, one coho and 40 pinks; July 31: 27 boats with 56 anglers caught 33 chinook and 33 pinks; Aug. 1: 14 boats with 23 anglers caught eight chinook, one coho and five pinks; Aug. 2: 39 boats with 73 anglers caught 31 chinook, one coho and 66 pinks; Aug. 3: 62 boats with 135 anglers caught 38 chinook, five coho and 139 pinks; Aug. 4: 54 boats with 116 anglers caught 17 chinook and 84 pinks.

Olson’s Resort, Sekiu – July 30: 41 boats with 100 anglers caught 46 chinook, nine ocho and 77 pinks; July 31: 23 boats with 52 anglers caught nine chinook, two coho and 77 pinks; Aug. 1: 70 boats with 166 anglers caught 51 chinook, 11 coho, 97 pinks, three rockfish and 13 kelp greenling; Aug. 2: 76 boats with 193 anglers caught 103 chinook, seven coho and 124 pinks; Aug. 3: 15 boats with 41 anglers caught 13 chinook, five coho, 11 pinks and seven rockfish; aug. 4: 152 boats with 419 anglers caught 74 chinook, 38 coho, 219 pinks and five rockfish.

Van Riper’s Resort, Sekiu – July 30:
39 boats with 97 anglers caught 38 chinook, 11 coho and 89 pinks; Aug. 1: 42 boats with 103 anglers caught 38 chinook, eight coho and 101 pinks; Aug. 2: 41 boats with 97 anglers caught 58 chinook, five coho and 88 pinks; Aug. 3: 13 boats with 25 anglers caught 12 chinook, seven coho and 27 pinks.

John Wayne Marina, Sequim – Aug. 4: Eight boats with 16 anglers caught four chinook.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham – July 29: Six boats with 17 anglers caught three chinook and three pinks; Aug. 2: Two boats with six anglers caught one chinook and three pinks; Aug. 3: 15 boats with 42 anglers caught five chinook and 11 pinks; Aug. 4: 21 boats with 46 anglers caught five chinook and 37 pinks.

Blaine ramp – July 29: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Aug. 3: Two boats with seven anglers caught two chinook; Aug. 4: Three boats with eight anglers caught no fish.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island – July 29: Seven boats with 15 anglers caught two chinook, four coho and 10 pinks; Aug. 2: Seven boats with 21 anglers caught 12 chinook, one coho and 13 pinks; Aug. 4: 31 boats with 71 anglers caught seven chinook, two coho and 32 pinks.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes – July 29: 17 boats with 44 anglers caught five chinook and 10 pinks; Aug. 2: Nine boats with 19 anglers caught one chinook and two pinks; Aug. 3: 17 boats with 40 anglers caught four chinook and three pinks; Aug. 4: 17 boats with 47 anglers caught nine chinook and 14 pinks.

Griffin Bay ramp, San Juan Island – Aug. 2: One boat with one angler caught no fish; Aug. 3: Four boats with 13 anglers caught 13 pinks; Aug. 4: Five boats with 11 anglers caught 24 pinks.

Swinomish Channel ramp – Aug. 2: Three boats with seven anglers caught one chinook.

Redondo Beach ramp – July 29: 31 boats with 89 anglers caught one chinook, five coho, 13 pinks and 10 flounder; July 30: 51 boats with 93 anglers caught six chinook, one coho, 33 pinks and 13 flounder; Aug. 3: 122 boats with 268 anglers caught seven chinook, one coho, 146 pinks and 98 flounder.

Dash Point Pier – Aug. 3: 103 anglers caught 44 pinks, 36 flounder and 12 herring.

Brownsville ramp – Aug. 3: 27 boats with 60 anglers caught seven chinook, 10 coho, 17 pinks and one flounder.

Solo Point ramp, South Tacoma – July 29: One boat with four anglers caught two flounder.

Narrows Park Properties Pier – July 29: 14 anglers caught five pinks.

Point Defiance Park Boathouse, Tacoma – July 29: 27 boats with 31 anglers caught seven chinook, one coho and five pinks; July 30: 24 boats with 31 anglers caught eight chinook and five pinks; Aug. 2: 30 boats with 36 anglers caught seven chinook, two coho and three pinks; Aug. 4: 33 boats with 62 anglers caught three chinook, two pinks and 19 flounder.

Point Defiance Park ramp, Tacoma – July 29: 30 boats with 58 anglers caught four chinook and 13 pinks; July 30: 52 boats with 111 anglers caught 10 chinook, 22 pinks and nine flounder; July 31: Seven boats with 16 anglers caught eight chinook, one coho and 12 pinks; Aug. 4: 178 boats with 398 anglers caught seven chinook, two coho, 76 pinks and 56 flounder.

Gig Harbor ramp – July 29: 18 boats with 28 anglers caught two pinks; July 31: 12 boats with 24 anglers caught one chinook and five pinks; Aug. 4: Five boats with nine anglers caught one chinook and two pinks.

Narrows ramp – July 29: Seven boats with 18 anglers caught one pink; Aug. 3: Four boats with eight anglers caught one pink; Aug. 4: Seven boats with 16 anglers caught one pink and one flounder.

Narrows Marina – Aug. 3: Eight boats with 12 anglers caught six chinook.

Zittel’s Marina – July 29: Five boats with 10 anglers caught no fish; Aug. 4: 16 boats with 35 anglers caught 35 flounder.

Boston Harbor Marina – July 30: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Aug. 3: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish.

Steilacoom ramp – July 30: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; July 31: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Luhr Beach ramp – July 30: Six boats with 12 anglers caught five flounder; Aug. 3: Eight boats with 16 anglers caught no fish.

Hartstene Island ramp – Aug. 3: One boat with two anglers caught one chinook.

Hoodsport shoreline, Hood Canal – July 29: 29 anglers caught three pinks; Aug. 4: 24 anglers caught five chinook and one pink.

Skokomish ramp, Hood Canal – July 29: Five boats with 10 anglers caught no fish; Aug. 2: Six boats with 12 anglers caught one chinook; Aug. 4: 13 boats with 31 anglers caught two pinks.

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Washington State Fish and Wildlife Fishing Reports July 15th – 21st

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Don Armeni ramp, West Seattle — July 19: 19 boats with 39 anglers caught three chinook and seven coho; July 20: 57 boats with 120 anglers caught nine chinook, 11 coho and 103 flounder; July 21: 50 boats with 120 anglers caught four chinook, 15 coho and two pinks.

Eddie Vine ramp, Shilshole Bay — July 16: 75 boats with 153 anglers caught 66 chinook, 22 coho, one pink and 25 flounder; July 17: 19 boats with 39 anglers caught 11 chinook; July 19: 93 boats with 180 anglers caught 24 chinook, 20 coho and 29 flounder; July 20: 115 boats with 244 anglers caught 30 chinook, 28 coho, four pinks and 80 flounder; July 21: 107 boats with 215 anglers caught 24 chinook, 29 coho, five pinks, one sockeye and 68 flounder.

Everett ramp — July 16: 94 boats with 212 anglers caught 96 chinook, 11 coho, three pinks and nine flounder; July 17: 25 boats with 61 angles caught 19 chinook and one coho; July 19: 98 boats with 217 anglers caught 54 chinook, 10 coho and 53 flounder; July 20: 211 boats with 498 anglers caught 60 chinook, 25 coho, three pinks and 126 flounder; July 21: 175 boats with 390 anglers caught 39 chinook, 10 coho, 10 pinks and 155 flounder.

Manchester ramp — July 17: Nine boats with 19 anglers caught one chinook and two coho; July 19: 20 boats with 36 anglers caught two coho and 16 herring.

Kingston ramp — July 16: 33 boats with 75 anglers caught 12 chinook, three coho and 17 flounder; July 21: 59 boats with 134 anglers caught eight chinook, 15 coho, one pink and four flounder.

Port Orchard ramp — July 15: Five boats with 10 anglers caught no fish; July 16: Three boats with three anglers caught no fish; July 18: Four boats with eight anglers caught one coho; July 21: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham — July 20: 25 boats with 60 anglers caught nine chinook, one coho and 37 pinks.

Blaine ramp — July 19: Three boats with six anglers caught no fish; July 20: Two boats with seven anglers caught one kelp greenling and three lingcod; July 21: Three boats with six anglers caught eight pinks and two lingcod.

Swinomish Channel ramp — July 20: Eight boats with 21 anglers caught two chinook and five pinks; July 21: Six boats with 14 anglers caught two chinook and one pink.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island — July 15: Six boats with 14 anglers caught 12 pinks; July 19: Three boats with five anglers caught two pinks; July 20: 11 boats with 28 anglers caught one chinook and 18 pinks; July 21: Four boats with nine anglers caught no fish.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes — July 15: 24 boats with 43 anglers caught 13 chinook and four pinks; July 19: Eight boats with 22 anglers caught six pinks; July 20: 20 boats with 59 anglers caught 11 chinook, one coho and 38 pinks; July 21: 13 boats with 38 anglers caught 21 pinks.

Olson’s Resort, Sekiu — July 16: 45 boats with 110 anglers caught 37 chinook, 53 coho, 19 pinks and three rockfish; July 17: 22 boats with 50 anglers caught 19 chinook, 14 coho, four pinks, 11 rockfish and one kelp greenling; July 18: 37 boats with 85 anglers caught 70 chinook, 18 coho, seven pinks and one rockfish; July 19: Five boats with 14 anglers caught 13 chinook, three coho, two pinks and two rockfish; July 20: 86 boats with 206 anglers caught 130 chinook, 10 coho and 61 pinks; July 21: 62 boats with 168 anglers caught 44 chinook, 10 coho, 13 pinks and one rockfish.

Van Riper’s Resort, Sekiu — July 16: 20 boats with 39 anglers caught 10 chinook, nine coho, four pinks, one rockfish, two lingcod and two kelp greenling; July 18: 37 boats with 85 anglers caught 70 chinook, 18 coho, seven pinks and one rockfish; July 19: 50 boats with 123 anglers caught 46 chinook, 13 coho, 33 pinks and one rockfish; July 20: 51 boats with 141 anglers caught 70 chinook, five coho, 16 pinks and three rockfish.

Curley’s Straitside Resort, Sekiu — July 18: 13 boats with 39 anglers caught 11 chinook, seven coho and three pinks; July 20: 13 boats with 33 anglers caught five chinook, four coho and 15 pinks.

Freshwater Bay ramp — July 19: 18 boats with 31 anglers caught 27 chinook, four coho and 10 pinks; July 21: 22 boats with 41 anglers caught 28 chinook, six coho and 15 pinks.

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles — July 17: 36 boats with 71 anglers 34 chinook and nine pinks; July 18: 41 boats with 81 anglers caught 37 chinook, one coho and 13 pinks; July 19: Four boats with 10 anglers caught no fish; July 20: 44 boats with 91 anglers caught 26 chinook, two coho and two pinks; July 21: 59 boats with 139 anglers caught 51 chinook, one coho and 10 pinks.

Fort Worden State Park ramp north of Port Townsend — July 21: 31 boats with 68 anglers caught 42 chinook.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina — July 16: 79 boats with 169 anglers caught 194 chinook and one pink; July 17: 67 boats with 149 anglers caught 70 chinook and one coho; July 19: 63 boats with 130 anglers caught 55 chinook, three coho and one pink; July 20: 67 boats with 154 anglers caught 37 chinook, two coho and three pinks; July 21: 43 boats with 98 anglers caught 24 chinook and one pink.

Hoodsport shoreline, Hood Canal — July 15: 10 anglers caught one pink; July 20: 20 anglers caught four pinks; July 21: Nine anglers caught one chinook and five pinks.

Salsbury County Park ramp, Hood Canal — July 18: Two boats with three anglers caught one chinook.

Skokomish ramp, Hood Canal — July 20: Eight boats with 22 anglers caught two chinook; July 21: Nine boats with 17 anglers caught four chinook.

Redondo Beach ramp — July 16: 13 boats with 23 anglers caught three chinook, one pink and 16 flounder; July 19: 44 boats with 94 anglers caught one chinook, two coho and 165 flounder.

Narrows Marina and ramp — July 15: Five boats with 10 anglers caught no fish; July 18: Five boats with eight anglers caught one chinook; July 21: 11 boats with 25 anglers caught one chinook and six flounder.

Gig Harbor ramp — July 21:
Five boats with seven anglers caught no fish.

Dash Point Park Pier — July 16: Two anglers caught one pink.

Point Defiance Park ramp and Boathouse, Tacoma — July 15: 48 boats with 73 anglers caught seven chinook, one coho and 41 flounder; July 16: 36 boats with 72 anglers caught one chinook and 22 flounder; July 17: 22 boats with 36 anglers caught three chinook and 24 flounder; July 19: 53 boats with 114 anglers caught nine chinook, two pinks and 17 flounder; July 21: 103 boats with 223 anglers caught 12 chinook, one coho, one pink and 162 flounder.

Solo Point ramp south of Tacoma — July 19: Three boats with six anglers caught no fish.

Luhr Beach ramp — July 16: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; July 21: Five boats with eight anglers caught no fish.

Zittel’s Marina — July 15: Five boats with 12 anglers caught no fish; July 19: Four boats with nine anglers caught no fish.

Wollochett Bay ramp — July 20: Two boats with three anglers caught one coho.

Boston Harbor Marina — July 21: Five boats with 11 anglers caught no fish.

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam — July 15-21: 1,445 bank anglers caught four sockeye and 150 steelhead, and released seven chinook, and 285 sockeye; 237 boats with 536 anglers caught 113 steelhead, and released one chinook and 178 steelhead; five boats with 10 anglers released 13 sturgeon; one bank angler caught no shad; 12 boats with 20 anglers caught eight walleye.

Columbia River in The Dalles Pool — July 15-21: Three bank anglers released 20 sturgeon; five boats with nine anglers released 53 sturgeon; 14 bank anglers released one wild steelhead; two boats with four anglers caught two walleye and released four; two boats with four anglers released 50 bass.

Cowlitz River— July 15-21: 20 bank anglers caught 19 mini jack chinook and one cutthroat trout; 74 boat anglers caught 43 steelhead and released one cutthroat trout.

Lewis River mainstem — July 15-21: Nine boat anglers released one steelhead.

Lewis River North Fork — July 15-21: 11 bank anglers caught no fish.

Drano Lake — July 15-21: Two bank anglers caught no fish; 15 boat anglers caught one steelhead and released eight.

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2013 Puget Sound King Salmon Season Opener, Epic!

With reports of limits from various sources the Selective Chinook fishery is under way!. Reports from Mid-Channel Bank to Posession Bar have all been awesome. The only thing tempering the enthusiasm for the opener is the fact that this was coming on the largest hatchery Chinook forecast in over a decade!. So gear up and be ready for a crazy weekend on the water!. Here are a few pictures from today’s catches. Courtesy of Tom Nelson and Captain Nick Kester from All Star Charters.

Tom and Kathy Nelson with Mathew Nelson taking the picture, with a nice 26 pound hatchery fish in the middle!

Tom Nelson Chinook Opener July 16, 2013

Posession Bar 2013 July 16th Puget Sound Chinook Opener

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