The Grays Harbor salmon fishery has been going very strong, and it’s catches like this by Frank Urabeck of Bonney Lake and his grandsons Spencer (white hat) and Alexander Ewing.
Urabeck says the two kings weighed about 20 pounds, and they also took home two coho weighing 9 and 15 pounds.
The best action has been along the channel markers off the Johns River.
Some of the kings (preseason forecast is 29,706) in this shallow-water fishery along the Grays Harbor south channel markers are known to exceed 40-plus pounds, and they’ll be followed by a strong coho return of 184,235.
This fishery will only improve in the coming days.
The king fishery is open through Oct. 7. Daily limit is three, and only two may be wild coho and one may be a chinook. Release chum. From Oct. 8 to Nov. 30, anglers must release chinook and chum.
(Photo courtesy of Frank Urabeck)