Seattle Fishing Seasons, Salmon and Bottom Fishing Seasons
Good fishing opportunities abound the saltwater fringes of Seattle Washington at nearly any time of year. King Salmon and Coho Salmon are the most often targeted sport fish in Puget Sound. There are however times when retaining Salmon is not allowed in most areas. It is at that time that we usually focus on fishing for bottom fish such as Lingcod or Flounder. We may also fish catch and release for Salmon.
Please look below to see when you might like to fish.
Flounder is fast action on smaller fish and Lingcod has been slow but much bigger fish.
SALMON OPENS June 1st for Coho only and release King Salmon until July 25th.
2019 KINGS OPEN JULY 25TH to Mid August.
(The quota is just around 6,600 Kings to be kept in areas 9 and 10 which might translate to two or three weeks of King Fishing.) After that there will be Coho (Silvers) and Pinks (Humpies) for the remainder of the summer season. Salmon will close November 16 and reopen January 1st.
we don't intend to offer much fishing November 16 to December 31st, sorry.
While the chart below reflects the peak run times, it does not necessarily show when seasons are open. You may book your trip based on the information on this page. If we have concerns about available fishing options on your date we will contact you to provide options.
We have a good history of providing a quality experience regardless of the species available.
If you have any concerns please contact us before you book.
THIS CHART WILL BE UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Sand Dabs (Flounder) Open year around, Best May through October
Dungeness Crab open July 1st through Labor Day (First Monday in September), Some years it re-opens October, November.
Kings: The Mature Chinook Salmon run peaks in early August and run from mid June through the end of August in Puget Sound. Kings are the prize of every serious salmon angler. You don't have to be an expert to land one, but it doesn't hurt to go fishing with an expert.
Blackmouth: These "Blackmouth" are Juvenile King Salmon that live in Puget Sound all year around and provide the best winter Salmon fishing November through April.
BOTTOM FISHING CHARTERS
Honestly, the most productive bottom fishing in Washington and most liberal seasons and limits are found in the much rougher Pacific Ocean ports such as Westport, but the much calmer Puget Sound does have some decent botomfish options.
Lingcod and Cabezon: May 1-June 15
Flounder: Open year around