Category Archives: Salmon Fishing

2015 Washington Coastal Salmon Season Set

Pacific Fisheries Management Council Announces 2015 Washington Coast Sport Salmon Fishing Season A mark-selective Chinook season north of Cape Falcon begins May 30 off the Columbia River and Westport, and May 16 off La Push and Neah Bay. This fishery … 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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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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Big Chinook Salmon Caught On The JIL Today!

Today my first guests arrived, Ed and Glenn Mendell from the Bay Area of California. After catching limits of halibut we moved to Hood Bay, where a few big kings have been caught recently. Within a few minutes of arriving … Continue reading

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Chaik Bay Chinook Salmon

Yesterday I joined new Whaler’s Cove Lodge Captains Bob Sauerwein and Malcolm Quentin on a test fishing trip to Chaik Bay. This scenic bay has dozens of underwater spires, rocks and reefs. Venturing inside Chaik Bay requires local knowledge and … Continue reading

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Whaler’s Cove Lodge Opens Saturday June 14th

Whaler’s Cove Lodge opens next Saturday, until then the crew busily works on getting the lodge ready for guests. The hard-working mechanics must get all of the boats de-winterized and ready to launch, a daunting task. My boat, “JIL” sat … Continue reading

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