The inner-Elliott Bay king fishery reopened this morning, and it still hasn’t kicked into high gear yet, but the good news is that all the fish caught are mature adult kings.
Pete Sergeef, a state Fish and Wildlife creel checker at the Armeni boat ramp in West Seattle saw five adult kings and eight resident coho for about 50 boats.
“The biggest was 17 pounds,” he said. “They’re trickling in, and the good news is we’re not seeing any blackmouth. I had a couple boats come in from the outside areas like Dolphin Point off Vashon Island and they got nothing.”
Inner-Elliott Bay is open today through Monday, south central Puget Sound is open daily.
Northern and Central Puget Sound opens for hatchery-marked kings starting this Thursday.
The Elliott Bay Salmon Derby is July 18. For more information, go to the
Northwest Salmon Derby Series Web site.