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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

June 20, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Northern section of Central Puget Sound heating up early for catch and release king fishing

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Many anglers are wondering if the kings have made it into Puget Sound already?

The good news is yes, and the fishing in the catch and release area of Central Puget Sound north of the Meadow Point-Point Monroe line has been decent.

Just ask Keith Robbins, owner of A Spot Tail Salmon Guide in Seattle, who just returned from Florida, and hopped into his brand spanking new Grady White fishing machine to see what was going on for kings.

“We released two adult kings (on Monday, June 20), and got five on Sunday (June 19), and it has been good for about a week around Jefferson Head and Kingston,” said Robbins, who noted they also had about eight other hook ups on salmon that they never saw.

Four of the five Robbins caught on Sunday were hatchery-marked, and one of the two on Monday were hatchery-marked as well.

“All the kings were double digit weighing fish (11 or 12 pounds), and two weighed 18 and 19 pounds,” Robbins said.

“The kings showed up earlier than usual, and historically it isn’t a surprise to see them by now, but for the recent past years it is early to see them in like this in June,” Robbins said.

(Photo courtesy of Keith Robbins, owner of A Spot Tail Salmon Guide in Seattle)

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