Saltwater Fly Fishing in Washington State
When most people think of saltwater fly fishing their minds drift to tropical climates and fish species such as tarpon and bonefish. While the Pacific Northwest lacks the hot weather and the typical saltwater gamefish, it more than makes up for it with outstanding fly fishing and spectacular scenery.
I have spent some time fishing in warmer climates, but I always want to return back to Washington State. Whether it's casting along the beaches of Hood Canal for sea-run cutthroat or fighting the swells and currents casting flies for coho salmon in the Pacific Ocean, I cannot get enough of the saltwater fly fishing opportunities available right here.
Much of my summer is spent fly fishing the Pacific Ocean for salmon and bottomfish. Bottomfishing is targeting fish such as rockfish and lingcod. This is fishing right up near the rugged rocks and shorelines that line the Northern coast of Washington. The fishing is often fast and furious. Once you find the schools of black rockfish, you will catch them one after another. They are aggressive, and can even be caught on poppers occasionally. While fishing along the coast, you will see sea lions, seals, tons of birds, and possibly a whale.
The other primary saltwater fly fishing target in the Pacific Ocean is the coho salmon. Neah Bay is located in a perfect place to intercept millions of salmon as they return to rivers from Oregon, British Columbia, and Washington. The strong currents concentrate the fish as they feed on baitfish and shrimp. This is incredible saltwater fly fishing, with 10-30 fish days possible. Most coho salmon run between 4-6 pounds, but fish in the high teens are landed every year. Casting baitfish patterns on sinking lines is the primary way to catch salmon, but fishing on the surface is becoming more popular. Pink salmon are also available every other year, and they only add to the fun.
The offshore fishery requires a sturdy boat and some experience, but Washington State also offers great saltwater fly fishing right around the Seattle metro area. Stretching from Bellingham to Olympia, Puget Sound is a large protected body of water. Draining into Puget Sound are numerous rivers and creeks. These watersheds produce annual runs of coho, pink, and chum salmon that are available to not only anglers with boats, but can be caught from shore. Along with the salmon, Puget Sound and Hood Canal offer outstanding habitat for the sea-run cutthroat trout. This native trout moves into the saltwater to feed. Casting flies along the beaches is a popular fishery for these trout.
The cutthroats are like ghosts as they cruise along the beaches. The beaches I like to fish typically are rocky or have large amounts of oysters. This habitat supports the feed, such as sculpins, baitfish and shrimp that cutthroat love to eat. Fishing surface patterns such as Gurglers is becoming much more popular, and is a great way to search for fish. The cutthroat will often show themselves boiling at the dry, and then switching to a subsurface baitfish pattern will result in a solid hookup.
If you are traveling through the Pacific Northwest, you might want to remember that where there is saltwater, there is saltwater fly fishing.
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Free fishing opportunity for kids KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2
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Reels humming: Mama said there’ll be days like this fishing off Hilton Head, mama said - Hilton Head Island Packet
Reels humming: Mama said there’ll be days like this fishing off Hilton Head, mama said Hilton Head Island Packet
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DNREC cuts ribbon for new Little Creek boating and fishing access area, managed by Division of Fish & Wildlife - news.delaware.gov
DNREC cuts ribbon for new Little Creek boating and fishing access area, managed by Division of Fish & Wildlife news.delaware.gov
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Two young men became heroes over the weekend after saving two people from a sinking boat during a weekend fishing tournament in Sheffield.
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How much can you win fishing for shad? 'I wouldn't rule $25,000 out,' contest organizer says - lehighvalleylive.com
How much can you win fishing for shad? 'I wouldn't rule $25,000 out,' contest organizer says lehighvalleylive.com
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Fishing boat captain reels in 757-pound swordfish in the Florida Keys Fox 35 Orlando
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Florida fishing boat captain reels in 757-pound swordfish UPI News
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'Emergency fish salvage' calls on anglers to catch as many fish as they want at Crystal Creek Reservoir - KKTV 11 News
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Gaza fishermen: Israel extending fishing zone is token gesture Al Jazeera English
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Variable weekend weather could boost spring walleye, trout: Lake Erie Fishing Report April 9: cleveland.com
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Fishing report: Crappie are getting better but not quite in spawn mode in most areas - Kansas City Star
Fishing report: Crappie are getting better but not quite in spawn mode in most areas Kansas City Star
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MS Hunters can now renew hunting and fishing licenses automatically WDAM
The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says in a news release that the new feature is on the customer portal of its website.
Utah lakes bloom with fish; Where do experts recommend casting lines this spring? KSL.com
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Environmental groups sue to restrict salmon fishing off West Coast Fox News
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Elk Grove Regional Park to Place Moratorium on Pond Fishing KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento
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The Fishing Beat (April 3, 2019) Buffalo News
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Feds rescue a Cuban fishing boat drifting for days at sea and ask: ‘Where are you going?’ - Miami Herald
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A fishing captain in the Florida Keys says he caught a 757-pound swordfish.
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Open Forum: California’s whale protections must also protect crab fishing industry San Francisco Chronicle
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Crappie fishing blossoms come springtime Houston Chronicle
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Trout Species - Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout
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The Ubiquitous Woolly Bugger
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Bass Fishing Tips
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On The Road...With Jack Karpawack
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A Guide to Non-Typical Catfish Fishing Techniques Part III
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The Old Man And His Bluegills
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Dry Fly Techniques
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My Fishing Trip With The Pro
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There Is Bass In The Grass
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The Challenge of Brown Trout Fishing
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Hawaii Sport Fishing
If you're coming to experience Hawaii sport fishing, you have one heck of an adventure awaiting you! Anglers from all over the world journey to these deep blues waters teeming with trophy fish. This is where you come to get the big ones.
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