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Fishing Report 8/6/12

While crabbing has not been the windfall it was last year, it is still by and large a good season. If you’re having trouble getting the limits you’re used to, the best advice is to drop your pots deeper(around 80-100 feet) because many of the shallow keepers got scooped up by tribal and commercial fishers earlier last month.

While Coho is indeed open around Camano, chances of hitting them are pretty slim until mid-late August simply because they’re not quite here yet.

Important season updates to know:
*Sturgeon are now catch and release in the Puget Sound until September 1st
*Crabbing is open Thurs-Monday until Labor Day with a daily limit of 5 dungeness and 6 red rock crab. Dungeness must be at least 6 1/4″ diameter, males only and in hardshell condition*San Juan CRABBING opens on July 15th, same rules as above
*Area 9 opens for Chinook, Sockeye and Coho(release Chum and wild Chinook) July 16 – Aug. 31. Daily limit of 2 combined, Chinook must be 22″ minimum.
*Areas 8-1 & 8-2 are open Aug. 1- Oct. 31 for Salmon, release Chinook. Daily limit of 2 combined, no min. size.
*Area 7, Open for Chinook August 1-Sept 30


August 6, 2012 - Posted by | Fishing Reports | , , , , , , , , , ,

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