OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today that many Puget Sound marine areas will reopen for recreational crab fishing beginning Oct. 1.
Openings were approved based on preliminary harvest estimates using catch record card information from the 2023 summer season and what is expected to occur during the winter season.
Waters reopening to sport crabbing Oct. 1 include:
Continue reading “Puget Sound Winter Crab Season October 2023”
Action: Changes salmon retention to include two (2) additional pink salmon.
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma/Vashon). Continue reading “Pink salmon limit increased in Marine Area 11 Sep 2023”
Action: Changes salmon retention to include two (2) additional pink salmon. Maintains previously announced changes to coho retention.
Species affected: Salmon. Continue reading “Pink salmon limit increased in Marine Area 10 Sep 2023”
Time to report summer crab catch with sport crabbing closed in much of Puget Sound; days added in Marine Area 7 North.
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“That’s why they call it fishing” a statement often issued after a difficult fishing trip, or maybe during chinook season when things don’t always line up to put fish in the box.
What’s going on right now in the Puget Sound though is called catching!
Continue reading “Puget Sound Catching is at its peak! Sep 2023”
Despite there being no announcement to remind us, Marine Area 11 did re-open to fishing for coho and pinks from a vessel on September 1st.
Continue reading “Marine Area 11 fishing from a boat re-opens Sep 2023”
Every year I have a friend who fishes with me from Arizona for the past 14 years. We’ve done many fisheries all over Western Washington and this year we decided to take on the mother of them all: Buoy 10.
Keep reading to learn why we chose Buoy 10, why you should consider it and a few lessons we learned as Buoy 10 newbs.
Continue reading “Why you should fish Buoy 10 and our lessons learned”
After a brief delay, we’ve got this crab opener opportunity. Marine Area 7 and the Gulf of George is one of the very best places to crab in the entire state. So, go get em!
Continue reading “Marine Area 7 Gulf of Georgia Crab season open August 2023”
Marine Area 5, 6 and 7 all get a big boost in pink limits and with many pinks still pouring their way through the Strait, not to mention the large run of pinks on the Fraser River, it’s great we get this expanded opportunity.
Continue reading “Strait and Islands Pink limit increased”