The Strait of Juan de Fuca clear into Puget Sound continues to offer anglers good coho fishing, and in some places you can add chinook to the catch.
In fact, Larry Bennett, the head state Fish and Wildlife checker in the Strait reported that Wednesday (Oct. 1) a 23 pound chinook salmon was landed and weighed at Olson’s Resort.
“There are still some good numbers of coho out there in the Strait at Sekiu although it did slow down a bit at Port Angeles from the good action over the weekend,” said Bennett.
There are some bigger coho that showed up in catches this past week up to 16 pounds, but most are still in the 3 to 6 pound range.
Sekiu anglers are allowed to keep hatchery chinook and coho as part of their two-salmon daily limit through Oct. 31.
Port Angeles anglers are allowed to keep one chinook in a two-salmon daily limit.
The Sekiu Salmon Derby is this weekend, with the largest salmon worth $1,000. Cost is $25 per angler. Details: 360-963-2311.
Coho catches in the Puget Sound region were fair to goodfrom the Edmonds oil docks north to the Edmonds Marina; Mukilteo south to the Shipwreck area; Browns Bay; Possession Bar’s west and east sides; east side of Whidbey Island; Shilshole Bay; Jefferson Head; Richmond Beach; and Point No Point.
Salmon anglers in central Puget Sound (Marine Catch Area 10) can keep hatchery chinook as part of their two-salmon daily limit through Jan. 31.