1. TJ Fisher

    Survive the sound

    Survive the sound is open for those that would like to participate!
  2. WildBrookie

    Prince William Sound?

    Hey everyone, it's looking like I may be joining some friends on a kayaking trip in Prince William Sound, AK at the end of May - does anyone know if there is any fishing potential there at this time of year in either the Sound itself or creeks/rivers flowing into the sound? It seems like it may...
  3. Stonefish

    Survive The Sound

    As a past fish sponsor, I received an email earlier this week that Survive the Sound is back. My sponsored fish last year, Bruce from the Skok made it 90+ miles and nearly out of the canal before meeting its demise. Long Live the Kings does a lot of good work for our local fisheries. Please...
  4. B

    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.
  5. chris stiemert

    South sound report

    Finally back on the water after almost 2 months. Wasn’t excited about the forecast for sun but today was my one day to fish, and I managed to get into a few nice cutthroat, all nice and healthy plus chunky, if they were post spawn they didn’t look like it, no sea lice of any kind. First fish...
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. chris stiemert

    South sound

    Great morning on the water, only fished the one fly and the fish seemed to like it, had 7 or 8 opportunities.
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. chris stiemert

    South sound report

    Resolution #1- get 50 days on the water resolution #2 - explore new beaches So far so good, pacing for 365 days on the water and 730 new beaches. On the first beach at 8:15 this morning, little activity with rezzies but most just out of my range. Caught one small 12” or so on a white/chart...
  14. dustind

    South sound report

    Fished a well known beach in tacoma again the 26th (my birthday) and the fish gods gave me a few gifts. A beautiful cutt, A good size blackmouth and a loy of rezzies. Tide was outgoing most of the time. I fished only one fly, pink and white clouser with some pink rubber legs.
  15. Greg Pucilowski

    South Sound Report

    The last year or so I haven't fished nearly as much as I would have liked. Unfortunately it seems that the longer you go without making time for yourself the easier it is to make excuses to keep grinding away at work or to catch up on some sleep. But the few times that I have gotten out I've...
  16. napawino (Roger Craft)

    This doesn't sound good. Severe restrictions?
  17. Nick Clayton

    Sound Report

    Gonna keep this short since I haven't thawed out yet.... Fished the sound today with my good buddy Justin. Fished from sun up till sun down. Took one short break about lunch time to grab a cup of coffee at a gas station. Last reader board sign I saw this morning said 25 degrees. I don't know...
  18. chris stiemert

    South sound report

    finally back on the water after a 3 week drought. On the water right before Sunrise, about 7:30 am. No activity that I could see, started with a white wooly bugger and hooked into a fish within the first 10 mins, got off, same thing few mins later, the 2nd one was a nice fish. Decided to switch...
  19. Salt and Barley

    Around the Sound

    Have really enjoyed reading the forums the last few months. Lots of great info from past threads, and I always get stoked seeing photos and hearing reports of how everyone is doing. I called in sick to my employees on Friday, and headed down to MA 13 from Seattle. I haven't walked and stalked...
  20. 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...
  21. troutslayer1

    FS Topwater Salt Flies

    Topwater Gurgler Sliders Tied on Gamakatsu SC 15 salt hooks White - size 6 Colors - size 10 Work extremely well for Sea Run Cutts, Coho, etc. $20 for the group Custom ties available, willing to ship Conner
  22. 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...
  23. chris stiemert

    South sound report

    Got out early for a couple hours this morning. Right about first light caught the fish above, plenty of bait and birds around, caught a few small ones. Only fished one fly, a chart/white fox tail clouser.
  24. JudyG

    Baitfish in South Sound

    The last several times I've been fishing South Sound beaches I've been surrounded by millions of baitfish. I thought they were Sand Lance at first but now I'm not sure. Any insight would be helpful. Thanks.
  25. 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...
  26. S

    Atlantic salmon are now in deep South Sound

    Squaxin tribe has caught a few, including in Pickering and Peale Passages.
  27. scifidelity

    Our Sound Our Salmon

    anyone planning to attend? I'll be volunteering there and it would be great to see some of the WFF member participate. Regardless, please sign the petition to help stop Atlantic salmon farming in the sound. Our neighboring states with much less...
  28. bart morrow

    South Sound Report

    Set out this morning with @thatguyryry to see what we could scare up in MA 11... Put the boat in the water around 5:45 a.m. & Ryan was throwing flies by 6:00. Although we were smack in the middle of the incoming swing the current was fairly sedate and sort of a non factor. Ryan tied on a...
  29. chris stiemert

    South sound report

    Took the day off work to fish and...slept in, on accident. Didn't get to the first beach until 10:00, saw some larger coho a ways out, caught a couple little ones. Headed to next beach around 11:30, same story, some bigger cohos but a ways out. Got the 3rd beach around 12:30 and didn't see any...
  30. Nick Clayton

    Sound Report

    After a long string of going offshore for tuna every day we were given a reprieve today by offshore water conditions that were not very pleasant. Since we finally had a day off, my buddy and fellow deck hand Justin and I got up at 2 am and ran up to Tacoma to spend the day fishing with @bart...
  31. msteudel

    Nootka sound?

    I'm heading up to Nootka sound in early august to go paddling. Anyone done any fly fishing for fish while up there? I'm curious about Beano Creek and Escalante river ... I've already found some good information on salmon univeristy's site on popular places to troll for fish. I'm hoping maybe I...
  32. SeattleFarq

    North Sound fly suggestions?

    I'll be up in Anacortes for a wedding this weekend and plan to fish some beaches in the area on Saturday morning. I've spent a lot of time in the South Sound, but never fished north of Carkeek Park. Are there any patterns that work better for the North Sound this time of year? Thanks in advance...
  33. 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...
  34. 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 Across the street from part of the...
  35. wadin' boot

    "Survive the sound courtesy" of Long Live the Kings

    Paul Allen has been putting some money aside to work on Salmon and Steelhead outmigration and return to Puget sound, his organization is called Long live the kings. They have chipped some fish in a project called "Survive the sound", and you can "sponsor" a fish and track it to see if it...
  36. 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...
  37. bek41

    South sound report

    Found a new beach today and caught 10 fish total in less than 2 hrs. Some rezzies and some cutthroat. I had a 18-19inch chunky cutthroat but wasnt able to take a picture. But the one in the picture is still awesome!!
  38. o mykiss

    Puget Sound Anti-Net Pen Campaign

    Check out this website, Our Sound, Our Salmon, 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...
  39. 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...
  40. Ian Horning

    North Sound Report and (more) Rio Woes

    Finally the wind guy decided to turn it down a couple notches for an afternoon, and naturally I had to get out and enjoy this small, small sliver of sunlight literally between two massive rain clouds. I saw no fry moving and very few fish showing at the beach, but good tidal movement, so I felt...
  41. Nick Clayton

    South Sound Report 4/15 Pic Heavy

    Bit of a delayed report as I got called down to Westport earlier than expected so my life has gotten incredibly busy pretty much over night... On Saturday I fished the south sound with @bart morrow yet again, and I'm not even sure I can write adequately enough to describe the day we had. We...
  42. bek41

    South sound report

    I went out for a couple hours on a south sound beach and caught a resident coho and a blackmouth. I have never caught a salmon before today!! I didnt realize these small blackmouth fought so hard! Btw they were feeding on chum fry but i caught them on a wooly bugger :)
  43. Nick Clayton

    South Sound report

    Today my good friend and I headed south to meet up with @bart morrow and once again fish off his sweet little Whaler. We watched the wind forecasts right up till the last minute but ultimately decided to just go for it. I'm glad we did. We launched around 7:30 or so and headed out through...
  44. S

    Connecting Puget Sound and Hood Canal

    Apparently in the 60s they proposed connecting the Puget Sound and hood canal together between Belfair and Allyn. It's only about a 2 mile span and totally feasible. Would this improve or hurt fishing and shellfishing? Maybe we should resurrect this plan, what do you think? Is it the weekend...
  45. S

    Connecting Puget Sound and Hood Canal

    Apparently in the 60s they proposed connecting the Puget Sound and hood canal together between Belfair and Allyn. It's only about a 2 mile span and totally feasible. Would this improve or hurt fishing and shellfishing? Maybe we should resurrect this plan, what do you think? Is it the weekend...
  46. MG driver

    North sound beach report

    I always read here~ "Spend gas and time and find the beaches that you can access on foot and that hold fish........" I did that today. I checked 9 beaches on a small area of the north sound. 1/4 tank of gas and 7 hours later this is what I found; one site posted no fishing by the local...
  47. 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...
  48. S

    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...
  49. Augy

    WTB 6wt Fly Line For The Sound Cutts/rezzies

    Long story. Just need something cheap and fast until back order comes in to LFS. You can text if preferred. I need it asap. 847-757-8913 - Augy
  50. T

    Salmon Predation In Puget Sound

    Good article with some nice comparisons, hopefully not posted elsewhere here: It's the seals?
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