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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

July 2, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Charters report excellent coho bite in central Puget Sound

The resident coho fishery in central Puget Sound got off to a good start with some charters making two or three trips per day.

“We did phenomenally well on coho in the 2 to 3 pound range off Jefferson Head, and on our first trip (on Monday morning, July 2) we hooked 14 coho by 7:50 a.m.,” said Gary Krein, owner of All-Star Charters in Everett. “I’m on our second trip of the already, but there were others out there that didn’t do quite as well as we did.”

Most of the coho are down 50 feet up to the surface, and Krein says they’re meandering around until they hit a school of fish.

Coho fishing in northern Puget Sound hasn’t been quite as good, but a few were being caught in the tide rips off Possession Bar and Point No Point.

The hatchery chinook fishery in central and northern Puget Sound opens July 16.

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