Category Archives: Salmon Fishing Tips & Tricks

Freshwater Bay Winter Blackmouth Fishing Map

Freshwater Bay is by far one of the best areas to fish for winter blackmouth in Area 6. It is my favorite spot and offers scenic, relatively easy trolling because of the shoreline and well defined areas to fish. As … Continue reading

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Water-Activated Tail Lights For Flashers

The hot salmon setup right now is a flasher with a blinking light. You don’t have to buy a flasher with a light already installed. Instead, just buy the light. I use a $5 SquidPro Tail Light and put it … Continue reading

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King Kandy Salmon Fishing Lures – Hot New Colors for a Hot New Lure

The 2014 fishing season brought about the introduction of the hottest new lure of the year – the King Kandy Plugs.  Invented by Dave Sanford of Sequim, WA who also invented Dungeness Stingers and the increasingly popular rotators, this plug … Continue reading

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Eastern Bank Salmon Fishing Map

Winter blackmouth fishing in Area 6 ends April 10th, giving everyone more than two weeks of prime fishing. Many of the area’s hatchery salmon have now grown past the 22-inch minimum size requirement and increased keep rates shown at Washington … Continue reading

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How to Fish Diamond Point Inside Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay’s Bounty of Blackmouth at Diamond Point  “Click to Enlarge Map” Many of the hardcore blackmouth anglers don’t bother fishing flood tides at Protection Island or inside Discovery Bay. They say the Ebb tide produces best, which I won’t … Continue reading

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Protection Island Salmon Fishing Map For Ebb Tide

How to Fish Protection Island During An Outgoing Tide Ask any regular at Protection Island and they will tell you an outgoing (ebb) tide is best for catching blackmouth salmon. Some of the anglers I know say the ebb tide … Continue reading

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Protection Island Winter Blackmouth Fishing Map & Techniques

Winter blackmouth fishing can be a challenge, especially if you don’t know the area. After moving to Sequim two years ago I began the fun task of learning new waters, specifically the Protection Island area. This great area is close … Continue reading

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What Fish See, Why Salmon Prefer Different Colors

Guiding for Whaler’s Cove Lodge last summer gave me a unique perspective on salmon fishing. As an outdoor writer, traveling from one spot to another for story assignments I learned many tips, tricks and techniques. And fishing my home waters … Continue reading

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Herring Brine Recipe

Last summer I experimented with preserving herring. At Whaler’s Cove Lodge everyone goes out in the morning and jigs their own live herring, then put them in a bucket and use dead herring all day. Some of the captains salt … Continue reading

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Strait of Juan de Fuca Spring Blackmouth Salmon Fishing

Today we fished Protection Island, trolling with 15 pound downrigger balls hugging the bottom where the bait hovered. Yesterday I released a nice wild feeder Chinook that still had an adipose fin. Today, at the top of the high tide, … Continue reading

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