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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

July 3, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Big kings hitting the docks at Sekiu in western Strait

King salmon fishing started off on the rock side in the western Strait of Juan de Fuca off Sekiu with rough water and windy conditions, but things have started to settle down and some big fish have shown up in catches.

Through the first few days since the Strait of Juan de Fuca opened for hatchery king fishing, Chris Mohr, owner of Van Riper’s Resort, has seen some pretty big hatchery kings.

“It isn’t the same fishery like the last few years where we saw a lot of fish, but I will tell you there are more big kings (25 to 29 pounds) than I can remember,” said Mohr.

Mohr says somewhere out in the ocean these hatchery kings, which usually average 8 to 12 pounds, found good survival and feed.

“There was a decent king bite (Tuesday) night at the bell buoy off Slip Point,” Mohr said. “The shakers (fish under the 22-inch minimum keeper size limt) are 19 and 21 inches, and there are a whole bunch of 12 pound fish, a bunch of 18 pound fish, and a bunch in the high 20s.”

Olson’s Resort at Sekiu is celebrating their 80th anniversary with a Salmon Fishing Derby this Saturday (July 6). Cost is $25. Details: 360-963-2311.

King salmon fishing started off on the rock side in the western Strait of Juan de Fuca off Sekiu with rough water and windy conditions, but things have started to settle down and some big fish have shown up in catches.

Through the first few days since the Strait of Juan de Fuca opened for hatchery king fishing, Chris Mohr, owner of Van Riper’s Resort, has seen some pretty big hatchery kings.

“It isn’t the same fishery like the last few years where we saw a lot of fish, but I will tell you there are more big kings (25 to 29 pounds) than I can remember,” said Mohr.

Mohr says somewhere out in the ocean these hatchery kings, which usually average 8 to 12 pounds, found good survival and feed.

“There was a decent king bite (Tuesday) night at the bell buoy off Slip Point,” Mohr said. “The shakers (fish under the 22-inch minimum keeper size limt) are 19 and 21 inches, and there are a whole bunch of 12 pound fish, a bunch of 18 pound fish, and a bunch in the high 20s.”

Olson’s Resort at Sekiu is celebrating their 80th anniversary with a Salmon Fishing Derby this Saturday (July 6). Cost is $25. Details: 360-963-2311.

 

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