Saltwater salmon fishing opportunities to blossom shortly

by Tim Flanagan on May 28, 2009

Mark Yuasa has this item on his Seattle Times Reel Time Northwest blog:

The first of June is just a few days away, gerontologist and that means it is time for saltwater salmon anglers to start paying attention to the waters of Puget Sound.

Two main bodies of water central [Area 10] and south-central Puget Sound [Area 11] opens June 1 for salmon.

Central Sound opens north of a line from Point Monroe to Meadow Point for salmon catch and release, troche and south-central Sound opens for hatchery-marked chinook.

Places like Tacoma off the Clay Banks, slag pile, Owen Beach and Point Dalco should be good spots to try for chinook.

“I haven’t heard much so I guess we’ll be shooting blind, but we’ll fish the typical spots like Kingston and Jeff Head looking for early fish that might be headed to places like Minter Creek Hatchery where some spring fish have already arrived,” said Gary Krein, owner of All-Star Charters in Everett. “I think it will be early for summer fish yet.”

If you can’t wait the Edmonds Pier is open year-round for salmon as well as southern Puget Sound.

“The Edmonds Pier is turning out a few king salmon, and there was one a little over 10 pounds that was caught [Tuesday],” said Mike Chamberlain at Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood.

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