Looking ahead to 2023, salmon fishing enthusiasts in the north sound region of Washington should mark their calendars for a trip to the Samish River. This river, which winds its way from the mountains and foothills east of Bellingham to Samish Bay and the Puget Sound, boasts a robust hatchery that helps to ensure an abundance of chinook salmon come September.
This is the big forecast news dump we’ve been waiting for! There’s so much information on what we can expect with regards to salmon fishing in Puget Sound revealed at the beginning of North of Falcon with these forecasts now released.
There was also some framing of the kind of salmon seasons we can expect. I will unpack all of it for you in this blog post, including details about the nearly 4 million pinks (humpies) expected to return to Puget Sound in 2023!
The Samish river has a fairly distance to travel from the mountains and foothills east of Bellingham and west of Mt Baker south to wind around and eventually dump into the saltwater of Samish Bay and the Puget Sound.
The Samish has a robust hatchery that helps the river be absolutely loaded with chinook come September and is one of the best places to hook a king salmon from the bank in western Washington.