Category Archives: Washington Salmon Fishing

Fisheries Managers In Washington & Canada Continue Mismanaging Salmon Stocks!

Fisheries managers on both sides of the border continue to mismanage our fisheries. This week WDFW announced massive Draconian cuts throughout Puget Sound. Meanwhile, British Columbia Fisheries managers announced massive no fishing zones that will have untold negative effects to … Continue reading

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2019-2020 Puget Sound Recreational Chinook Seasons Modeling Proposal

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WDFW Increases Area 6 Salmon Limits to 2 Starting March 15th through April 15

Yesterday the WDFW increased the daily salmon limit from one to two because just 34% of the quota had been caught. The increase will be in effect from March 15th 2019 through the end of the season as long as … Continue reading

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Former WDFW Fisheries Manager Says I’m Highly Misinformed. Sorry, I won’t Drink The WDFW Kool Aid

Response by Pat Pattillo, retired WDFW Salmon Resource Manager Policy Lead. About wild salmon and hatchery reform. I think this view (My last post) is highly misinformed, but may be prevalent within the sport fishing community. While I support expanded … Continue reading

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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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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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