Spring Salmon Report

Apr 15, 14 Spring Salmon Report

Posted by in Salmon Fishing, Trending

Columbia River Finale The mighty Columbia cranked out a lot of spring chinook this past week! Monday, 4/14/14 was the last fishing day under the current rules but it will list likely reopen in May after run size updates. Keep an eye on that! Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Update Until then, the Puget Sound has been producing...

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Puget Sound Spot Shrimp Season 2014

Apr 01, 14 Puget Sound Spot Shrimp Season 2014

Posted by in Spot Shrimp, Trending

Harvesting your own food is one of the great benefits of living in the Pacific Northwest. And for all of the seafood aficionados reading this, one of our region’s true delicacies is about to open for harvest. Fishing season for Spot Shrimp opens at the beginning of May. Here are the details. Spot Shrimp in our inland marine areas...

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Puget Sound Late Season Crabbing: Winter 2013

Oct 04, 13 Puget Sound Late Season Crabbing: Winter 2013

Posted by in Dungeness Crab

Washingtonians have been eagerly awaiting news about the fate of our beloved 2013 late-season Puget Sound crab fishery: the word is out, and the word is opportunity! Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife staffers have tabulated the harvest data from the 2013 Summer Crabbing Season and have figured out where there is still...

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Trolling for Pink (Humpy) Salmon

Jul 12, 13 Trolling for Pink (Humpy) Salmon

Posted by in Salmon Fishing

When Pink Salmon surge into the waters of Washington, British Columbia and Alaska, catching them on the troll is usually an easy proposition. Trolling is an extremely effective method to catch all species of salmon, especially the abundant Humpy Salmon that returns to nearby saltwater areas in droves. Whether you are fishing for...

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Puget Sound Chinook Salmon Hot Spots

Jul 08, 13 Puget Sound Chinook Salmon Hot Spots

Posted by in Salmon Fishing

Many Pacific Northwest residents are excited to wet a line this year for salmon in Puget Sound. The return of Chinook Salmon to the Sound draws the greatest excitement, afterall they are the King of all Salmon. The chance at a hefty Chinook leads many to head out on our local waters all summer long. The Puget Sound has several...

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Puget Sound Crab Season 2013

Jul 06, 13 Puget Sound Crab Season 2013

Posted by in Dungeness Crab

Puget Sound’s 2013 summer crabbing season has just kicked off! Get in on some great summertime fun out on the Sound. Early reports are rolling in and crabbing in all areas of Puget Sound has been great! Here is a rough outline of the 2013 Puget Sound Crab Season, always consult the Washington Fishing Rules Pamphlet before...

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Puget Sound Dungeness Crabbing

Jul 04, 13 Puget Sound Dungeness Crabbing

Posted by in Dungeness Crab

On the calm summer waters of our Puget Sound, many local seafood connoisseurs indulge in a tradition that has lasted for the last half dozen generations. Small boats work the nearshore waters, the baiting and setting and pulling of pots all for a payout of big hardshell crab. Dungeness Crab are one of the tastiest critters that we...

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Puget Sound Resident Coho Fishing

Jun 26, 13 Puget Sound Resident Coho Fishing

Posted by in Salmon Fishing

Throughout much of the year we see the salmon runs of Puget Sound return. Each species returns on their own unique schedule but with surprising regularity, much like the ebb and flow of the tides. Young Coho Salmon are flushed out of our rivers every spring, headed to the rich feeding grounds of the Pacific. While most of these...

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Crabbing: Rigging & Setup

Jun 22, 13 Crabbing:  Rigging & Setup

Posted by in Dungeness Crab

Dungeness Crabs are readily available along the Pacific Coast and are an extremely sought after local delicacy. Seafood lovers from California to Alaska head out to their local waters to capture these tasty shellfish, and with the proper setup, so can you! If you are just getting into crabbing on the West Coast, here are a few...

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Seafood, Catfood… A Shrimper’s Tale.

May 12, 13 Seafood, Catfood… A Shrimper’s Tale.

Posted by in Spot Shrimp, Videos

Seattle Shrimping Video from May 2013. The crew heads out on the Puget Sound for the delicious Spot...

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Spot Shrimp & Sunburns

Day Two of our two day Spot Shrimp season! With such a huge haul of Spot Shrimp on Saturday, how could we not hit it again on Wednesday! While we ended up with a cooler full of Spot Shrimp we didn’t quite reach our limits, and although our hunt for live bait was more than successful, our hope to live bait a Lingcod was not, but oh...

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Shrimping with Friends in Everett May 2013

May 07, 13 Shrimping with Friends in Everett May 2013

Posted by in Fishing Reports, Spot Shrimp

Saturday was our very first chance at Spot Shrimp here in Puget Sound Country. We are blessed with such tasty critters thriving in our local waters, even if we only have two days each year to catch them. Spot Shrimp are one of the most delicious shellfish I’ve experienced. They are a large coldwater shrimp that has the sweetest...

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