Fishing in Puget Sound offers a diverse range of fish as well as some of the longest fishing seasons you will find anywhere in Washington state.
For us Puget Sound is primarily for fishing its many Salmon runs. With Coho, Chinook, Sockeye and Pink Salmon to be had there are few times when there aren’t at least some fish coming through. Unless of course the Indians have been netting them all again. To make things better you also can’t forget that there is ample Crabbing and Shrimping seasons. Nothing is better than really fresh Crab with a little butter!
Fishing Seasons & Regs!
Fishing Puget Sound – Know your Salmon!
With the wide variety of Salmon swimming in Puget Sound and the very distinct regulations for each one, it is essential that when you are fishing in Puget Sound, that you know exactly what each Salmon (or other fish) looks like and if it is in season! The following links will give you some guidelines to identifying the Salmon you catch, but experience and actually looking at fish in your hands is the best teacher.
|Chinkook Salmon||Coho Salmon|
|Pink Salmon||Chum Salmon|
|Atlantic Salmon||Sockey Salmon|
Fishing Puget Sound – When to Fish for Salmon!
The salmon come through Puget Sounds in waves and knowing where they will be and when is about as important as it gets. The first rule of fishing is ‘fish where the fish are’ so read up on the links below to find out just exactly where and when the fish will be in your part of Puget Sound!
Chinook, Coho, Pink & Chum Salmon
in & around Puget Sound & it’s rivers with the links below!
When & Where to Fish for Salmon Reports
Marine Areas / Puget Sound Rivers / Columbia and Tributaries
Coastal Rivers / Strait of Juan de Fuca and Hood Canal Rivers
King, Silver, Humpy & Chum Salmon
in Puget Sound & it’s rivers with the links below!