Fishing heats up in July for salmon, steelhead and crab

  Washington summer fishing seasons are now in full swing, requiring anglers to make some tough decisions about how to spend their time on the water. Scores of lakes and streams throughout the state are open for trout and other species, while salmon fisheries are underway in Washington’s ocean waters and several marine areas of …

Recreational salmon fishery opens June 24 in the salt

  OLYMPIA – Sport anglers will have the opportunity to reel in salmon off the Washington coast starting Saturday, June 24. That’s when marine areas 1 (Ilwaco), 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah Bay) open daily for salmon fishing. Marine Area 2 (Westport) will open a week later on July 1. Fish managers expect slightly …

Washington State salmon fisheries regulations now set for 2017

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Washington anglers can expect a mixed bag of salmon fisheries this year with slightly increased opportunities in the ocean, seasons similar to last year in the Columbia River, and continued restrictions in Puget Sound.  The state’s 2017 salmon fishing seasons, developed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and …

Projections indicate Washington salmon fisheries will again be manipulated by low coho runs

  OLYMPIA – Returns of hatchery chinook and coho salmon to Washington’s rivers and ocean waters are expected to vary this year, but low returns of wild salmon projected to several rivers will again make setting fisheries a challenge.  That was the prediction of fishery managers at a public meeting today, when forecasts for chinook, …

Ocean salmon fishery opens July 1

Photo courtesy of Big King Salmon Charters 06/28/2016 – John Snyder – Northwest Fishing News    OLYMPIA – Anglers can reel in salmon off the Washington coast beginning July 1, when the ocean sport fishery gets underway daily in all four marine areas. This year’s sport fishing opportunities are mostly focused on chinook salmon, which …

Spring chinook fishing extension split between May, June on lower Columbia

May 24, 2016 – John Snyder – NWFN   Spring chinook fishing extension split between May, June on lower Columbia   OLYMPIA – Anglers fishing the lower Columbia River can catch and keep spring chinook salmon for four more days in May – including Memorial Day weekend – and up to 13 days in June under …

Salmon season gets under way in several popular Washington fishing areas

Deal of the Week! Use Promo Code LUNKER and save 20% off when booking with Water West   It’s that time of year, dust off your hip waders, and gear up because several of Washington’s top fishing destinations are opening to salmon retention.   Freshwater Areas Chambers Creek – Fishing regulation area (714) from mouth …