Author Archives: John L. Beath

About John L. Beath

John Beath is a writer, photographer, videographer, blogger, tackle manufacturer & Captain at Whaler's Cove Lodge in Southeast Alaska. He is also owner of www.halibut.net and host at Lets Talk Outdoors @ www.youtube.com/jbeath

Our Chinook Salmon Fisheries Policy Is Salmon Racist & Wild Centric

Wild Chinook salmon versus hatchery origin fish continues to be a hot, hugely expensive and contested topic. In one corner you’ll find a bunch of “wild only” proponents. In the other corner you’ll find sports anglers like me that believe … Continue reading

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Puget Sound Angler’s President Ron Garner Explains His Views About Gill Net Ban SB 5617

Dear Senators Saloman, Van De Wege, Washington State Senators, and Representatives, RE: Senate Bill 5617-unintended consequences. I am reaching out to you today to make sure you understand what you are signing on SB 5617. As President of the largest … Continue reading

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British Columbia Considering Massive Fishing Closure to Save Whales

This post is from our B.C. friend, Jason Assonitis, co owner of Bon Chovy Charters based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The majority of the British Columbia South Coast from Port Hardy, Port Mcneil, Telegraph Cove, Campbell River, Comox, Pender Harbour, … Continue reading

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Puget Sound Native Chinook Are Mostly Extinct According to Old NOAA Report

For years Chinook fishing in Puget Sound has been subject to the Endangered Species Act restrictions imposed on Puget Sound rivers and streams. Fisheries managers have long claimed that these rivers had runs of “Native” Chinook. Others believe any river … Continue reading

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Partridge Bank Salmon Fishing Map

Partridge Bank is a popular spot and easily accessed from Port Townsend, Keystone on Whidbey Island or John Wayne Marina in Sequim. The bank will produce fish throughout the area but my experience is limited to the areas in yellow. … Continue reading

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Dungeness Bay Salmon Fishing Map

Dungeness Bay is vast and has multiple contour lines that hold bait which in turn attracts blackmouth. The yellow lines above are a small example of trolling paths anglers can take in search of blackmouth. This area is also a … Continue reading

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Dallas Bank Salmon Fishing Map

Few anglers troll Dallas Bank for blackmouth during winter months, but they should. While countless anglers drive past this productive area blackmouth are left behind, in an area rich with bait. During incoming tides the east side of the bank … Continue reading

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