Still Some Saltwater Ops Around Washington

It wasn’t just the Walgamottlings and I hitting the salt for crabs — other anglers have been out working the briny blue with success this September.

While Puget Sound and the Straits are no gos for coho, here are fresh fishing reports from the San Juan Islands and Westport on Chinook and albacore, respectively:

By Kevin Klein, Puget Sound Anglers

Chinook fishing in the San Juans has picked up a bit in the last week, and it my get better as the month goes on. Rain and shorter days will trigger fish to move through on their way to the rivers. We could see some bigger fish caught later this season.

(COURTESY KEVIN KLEIN)

(COURTESY KEVIN KLEIN)

1. Brenda Schmidt reeled in a very nice Chinook last weekend.

(COURTESY KEVIN KLEIN)

(COURTESY KEVIN KLEIN)

2. Frank Guard put a good one across the deck as well.

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By Mark Coleman, All Rivers & Saltwater Charters

Off of Westport we’re seeing albacore tuna upwards of 40 pounds and a good showing of yellowtail!

(ALL RIVERS & SALTWATER CHARTERS)

(ALL RIVERS & SALTWATER CHARTERS)

NOAA is calling for an Indian summer, so that means a strong October tuna fishery!!!

(ALL RIVERS & SALTWATER CHARTERS)

(ALL RIVERS & SALTWATER CHARTERS)

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