puget sound

  1. Caspore

    Total Newbie

    I’m pretty much brand new to the fishing world. I have fished regularly with bait before, but never seriously and I’ve never gone fly fishing. I live on the western Puget Sound and I’m most interested in catching salmon, trout and flounder (I assume fly fishing isn’t the best choice for...
  2. Spawnflyfish

    FS New Marabou for Puget Sound!

    Hareline has helped perfectly match and complement our Spawn Simi Seal with the addition of Spawn’s Southern Peach Marabou! If you love peach colored flies as much as we do here in Western WA then you’re going to love this product! Now available on our site and to all Hareline Dealers! Thank you...
  3. Spawnflyfish

    Trip Report Puget Sound is HOT!

    Puget Sound has been unreal over the last several weeks. This time of year is just too much fun! My friend Kody and I have been using the Spawn 90 Degree Shanks with a 5.5mm Slotted Bead! The body of the fly is made up of Spawn Simi Seal which we designed just for Puget Sound and Creamsicle...
  4. Spawnflyfish

    Trip Report 20 inch Sea Run

    90 degree Shanks, Spawn Simi Seal, Marabou and some flutter legs made for a memorable afternoon on the sound yesterday! First 20 inch sea run of the fall! Also, found a group of small residents eager to eat anything that touched the water!
  5. Spawnflyfish

    Salish Sea Simi Seal

    Wanted to share a couple photos of the new Spawn Simi Seal, (Salish Sea Collection) that we’ve been working on for the last several months with John Rohmer. These colors are all specifically for our home waters of Puget Sound! Colors like Chum Fry and Ghost Shrimp have been my go to colors. We...
  6. Buck Nasty

    FS Puget Sound Rod

    I'm looking to purchase a 6wt for the sound as this seems to be the ideal from what I've read. I'm leaning towards the Sage Motive but would love to get some input from you all....and if someone has a rod for sale, I might be interested.
  7. Geared

    NFR Looking for a Competent Puget Sound Contractor

    I guess this could be fishing related as I'd rather fund someone's fishing addiction than their golf addiction... My previous contractor pulled-the-plug and I still have projects I'd like to complete. My priority projects are a front door replacement including enlarging/moving the rough opening...
  8. Salmo_g

    Puget Sound wading boots

    Following up on the thread about flats wading boots, I'm curious what PS beach anglers prefer, felt, lug sole, or other footwear for wading and fishing the PS and HC beaches. Does it vary by season, with the increased algal growth in the summer?
  9. RichieRich

    Puget Sound mud

    Anybody know how long it takes to clear up the water in the Everett area after all the mud coming down the rivers? I'm looking to hit the east side Whidbey beaches.
  10. Jonathan Tachell

    Puget Sound Commercial Squid Fishery

    A Puget Sound commercial squid fishery will open for the first time in the next few days. I had heard last year that this was coming, but it is official now. Please see below. Reference number: 3674696H-24 PUGET SOUND SQUID REGULATION NO:2017-214-105 TULALIP TRIBES FISHING REGULATION DATE...
  11. SUSteelie

    Hatching More Salmon to Feed Starving Puget Sound Orcas

    Endangered Orcas Are Starving. Should We Start Feeding Them? Saw this article this morning. Thoughts? My reaction was that the idea is pretty absurd, and that the understanding of salmon hatchery programs and how well they work by the people quoted/contributing in this article was excessively...
  12. Nick Clayton

    FS Puget Sound SRC flies

    A project I've been working on the last few days, I tied up some Puget Sound SRC fly selections for the Boise FF show. Ended up with a couple extra selections so thought I'd throw them up here. 12 flies in a selection, two each of the following : Rubber Legged Clouser, the Stonefish UV Resin...
  13. chris stiemert

    Winter fly box for Puget Sound

    Starting a fresh box for winter in the sound. Going to try and keep it limited to the “must haves”, curious what others have if they have a specific winter specific box for the sound? Next up to tie I have some green and silvers, crazy plankton, squimp, fj pink, bristle worms Justin waters...
  14. SquatchinSince86

    Puget Sound Beach cleanup, potluck, saltwater fly swap.

    I would like to organize a beach cleanup this winter. Currently I are looking at January/February time frame. I don't have any specific dates in mind, but soon I would like to have two or three dates to offer up then go from there. The idea is to have a good time cleaning up a beach and potluck...
  15. Woodman60

    Need Puget Sound SRC Advice

    Hey all, I've got a business trip to PDX coming up in two weeks with a couple of days to fish prior (Nov 5 -6). I had originally thought about driving over to Maupin, but it seems like I can be at the southern end of the Puget Sound in similar time, and I'd really like to fish for SRC's. Any...
  16. hbmcc

    Puget Sound Orcas losing most pregnancies due to Salmon Decline

    WHY DO MOST ORCA PREGNANCIES END IN MISCARRIAGE - LOOK UPSTREAM Orcas are losing their babies at an unprecedented rate. The solution may lie 400 miles away. By: HANNA BROOKS OLSEN For: Pacific Magazine, September 21, 2017 Follow the link to full article...
  17. V

    SRC Mending

    Hello I am relatively new to SRC beach fishing and am read Richard Stoll's new SRC book and have some questions about how to mend, strip, and swing flies, both streamers and dries. Where I fish usually has a pronounced seam from the fast incoming tide and am trying to figure out how to fish it...
  18. S

    Puget Sound Steelhead Advisory Group

    Some may remember that WDFW was looking to form a Puget Sound Steelhead Advisory Group (PSSAG) last summer. The group has finally been formed and began their efforts in March. To date the group has had 4 meetings and expect to meet approximately twice a month for most of the year. The goal...
  19. para_adams

    Bamboo and Glass Rod Conclave, Puget Sound style 6/24 10am

    Just to make this "official" (we are anything BUT an "official" group), the plan is set for this year's Bamboo and Glass Rod Conclave. Details... Saturday June 24th 10am. CASCADE VIEW NEIGHBORHOOD PARK 16202 NE 40th St, Redmond, WA http://binged.it/1LqAjAB Across the street from part of the...
  20. MikeC


  21. Stonefish

    Puget Sound Sardine

    One of the things I enjoy about fishing the sound is seeing things you don't see to often or for the first time. I've fished the sound for over 50 years and have seen the usuall suspects when it comes to forage fish, herring, sandlance, anchovies and smelt. I can't recall ever actually seeing...
  22. o mykiss

    Puget Sound Anti-Net Pen Campaign

    Check out this website, Our Sound, Our Salmon, https://www.oursound-oursalmon.org/ Here's a summary of the campaign: Our Sound, Our Salmon is a collaborative campaign of businesses, commercial fishermen, conservation organizations, and individuals across the Puget Sound Region working together...
  23. R

    Skunked at Cabo but not on Puget Sound "home" water

    I was down in Cabo most of April and beach fished most mornings at sunrise. I got skunked but the sunrises were worth getting up early. Most years we go down there late Feb. through mid March and I usually catch some sierra's on this beach north of the Pueblo Bonito Rose' towards the...
  24. Augy

    Orca sighting

    Went out in the late afternoon yesterday. No fish. Nothing. Not even a tap. Then I hear a huge "phooosh" from about 200 yards out. I spotted a pod of Orca's gingerly swimming north. Got a poor video of them. You can hear them however. Watch in full screen to see the Orcas. I stopped fishing...
  25. jeff bandy

    Puget Sound Fishing Report

    So yesterday, 3/14, myself and one of the guys from my club had booked a day fishing with Chad of Fjord Fly Fishing. We were already in the ferry line when he called to say the weather was not going to let it happen. (good call) We decided to go fish anyway. Figured we would try to find a beach...
  26. Steelhead ©

    FS Salmon Trolling Gear- Puget Sound Favorites

    Selling some spoons, hootchies, ace hi-flies, etc. I'm also including a 100yd spool of 40# Seagaur flouro carbon leader also. All gear is new or in fishing catching condition. 30$ shipped to WA state zip codes only. Colors and sizes: 4.0 glow cop car 4.0 glow and green 3.5 cookies and cream...
  27. T

    Salmon Predation In Puget Sound

    Good article with some nice comparisons, hopefully not posted elsewhere here: https://eopugetsound.org/magazine/is/predators-Chinook It's the seals?
  28. rapido101

    Washington Leader Deals A Blow To Coal Exports On The Columbia River, Puget Sound

    "Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark announced Tuesday he will deny a sublease request for the coal export project proposed in Longview and expand an aquatic reserve at Cherry Point in Puget Sound where another coal terminal was proposed. Goldmark, who is leaving his...
  29. 4sallypat

    Puget Sound & Seattle - Personal Safety Question

    So I'm traveling to Seattle to attend a UW college tour/orientation for my son next week and have a question about personal safety. I have been checking out PS beaches to fish from while I was there and hearing on various review / peer forums that there are druggie / unscrupulous folks causing...
  30. Steelhead ©

    Free Flies For The Puget Sound

    I'm giving away these flies and fly box to the first person that says they want them. They are mostly Puget sound flies for pinks, sea run cutthroats, coho, flounders, etc. I'm hoping these go to a newbie who is looking for some flies and wants to get into the sport. Also for shipping costs I...
  31. Stonefish

    Lost - Wood Trout Net In Puget Sound

    This is a long shot, but I lost a wood trout net with a clear rubber ghost bag a week or so ago on Puget Sound. Based on the tides, it is likely currently residing in either MA 9 or MA 10. ;) Please let me know if you find it. Thanks, SF
  32. Bob Triggs

    2015-2016 Puget Sound Marine Waters Overview

    This weighs heavily in our discussion and concerns over salmon, steelhead, cutthroat trout, and other marine species. http://www.psp.wa.gov/PSmarinewatersoverview.php
  33. Dipnet

    Puget Sound re-opens!

    From the WDFW: WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE Print Version NEWS RELEASE 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 June 24, 2016 Contact: Laurie Peterson, (360) 902-2790 Puget Sound-area waters reopen for fishing OLYMPIA – Puget Sound-area fisheries that...
  34. B

    Sooo Puget Sound Steelhead open today?

    Well it's the long awaited June 24th. Any announcement on PS river openings? Dave
  35. DimeBrite

    SILVER SALMON 2015 (pink free zone)

    COHO. White gum line, Medium size sharp teeth, Spots on only upper lobe of tail, Spots on back, Wide caudal peduncle. Hard striking salmon that will quickly take you to the reel. Known for acrobatic fight, leaps, and fast runs. Excellent table fare with prime red/orange fillets. The...