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Fishing Report 4/17/2014

Fishing Report 4/17/14

April 26th is opening day of Trout Fishing for most lakes in Washington state; don’t forget to renew your license before you hit the water!

Stanwood Eagles 27th Annual Blackmouth Fishing Derby Results:

 

What a great turnout this year, we broke the 100 marker this year with 103 fishermen!  There was 27 fish turned in, ranging from 3 pounds up to 20 pounds!  Couldn’t have asked for better weather for everyone; great weekend to be out on the water. 

 

First Place – $2,317.50 (45%)             Bill Doane       20.13 pounds   Caught @ Greenbanks

Second Place – $1,030. 00 (20%)        Bill Hayes        16.07 pounds   Caught @ Onamac

Third Place – $772.50 (15%)               Jason Jensen    15.14 pounds   Caught @ Onamac

Fourth Place – $515.00 (10%)             Glen Helton     14.13 pounds   Caught @ Onamac

Fifth Place – $257.50 (5%)                   Chick Crane     13.12 pounds   Caught @ Camano head

2014/2015 Puget Sound Salmon Fishery: Anglers will have an opportunity to take advantage of a strong return of coho and Skagit River sockeye salmon but will see adjustments to wild chinook fisheries. The forecast for sockeye returning to Baker Lake is strong enough this year to allow for both a lake fishery, open July through September, and a fishery on the Skagit River, which will be open June 14 through June 29. A portion of the estimated 23 million sockeye returning to Canada’s Fraser River will make their way to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the waters around the San Juan Islands. Anglers fishing for sockeye in Marine Areas 5-7 will be allowed to keep two sockeye in addition to daily catch limits for other salmon during July and August. In fall and winter, several Puget Sound marine areas will be converted to mark-selective fisheries to help protect wild chinook returning to Lake Washington and other watersheds. In the following areas, anglers will only be allowed to keep hatchery fish:

  • Marine Area 11 (Tacoma/Vashon Island) will become a mark-selective fishery October through December. Anglers in Marine Area 5 (Sekiu) must release wild chinook and wild coho during the month of October and must release wild chinook from Feb. 16 through April 10.
  • Marine Area 7 (the San Juan Islands) will convert to a mark-selective fishery for the month of October and the South Sound (Marine Area 13) will be restricted to hatchery chinook from Oct. 1 through April 30.
  • Marine areas 9 (Admiralty Inlet) and 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) are scheduled from July 16 through Aug. 31, but will have more restrictive in-season management triggers.

The mark-selective fishery for hatchery chinook on the Skykomish River is scheduled June 1 through July 31. Meanwhile, day closures will be in effect for all anglers on the Puyallup and Nisqually rivers this year.

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April 17, 2014 - Posted by | Community Events, Fishing Reports

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