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2020 Seattle Boat Show Fishing, Crabbing Seminar Schedule Set

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SEATTLE BOAT SHOW

The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is known far and wide for the quantity, quality and variety of its free boating and fishing seminars. For the 2020 show, there will be more than 200 free seminars on everything from diesel engine and electrical troubleshooting to cruising in Croatia, plus  advanced seminars for a fee through Boat Show University.

On the fishing and crabbing stage there will be 77 fishing seminars by the Northwest’s top-notch fishing experts. Whether it’s downrigger trolling techniques, using electronics to target trophy fish or learning about tuna fishing on the Washington Coast, the Seattle Boat Show is the place to be, Friday Jan. 24 through Saturday Feb. 1, 2020.

DEL STEPHENS WILL LEAD TWO SEMINARS ON ALBACORE TUNA FISHING OFF THE NORTHWEST COAST AT THE UPCOMING SEATTLE BOAT SHOW. (JOHN BEATH)

New presenters and topics for 2020 include:

  • Leland Miyawaki, well known for his fly the “Miyawaki Beach Popper, will give an in-depth seminar on saltwater fly-fishing for coastal cutthroat trout and salmon in Puget Sound.
  • Aaron Peterson, owner of Peterson’s  Northwest Guide Service,  will offer his knowledge of mid-Columbia River fisheries.
  • Chris Long, owner of Jolly Mon Charters in Anacortes, will give his perspective on fisheries in the San Juan Islands.
  • Del Stephens, also known as Tuna Dog by many and chairman of  the Oregon Tuna Classic for the past 15 years, will offer his in-depth knowledge of tournament and offshore fishing for albacore tuna.
  • Larry Philips, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Region 6 Director, will  host two seminars on coastal tuna, salmon and bottomfish fisheries. He and staff members will also host a Q&A session on all things fishing/hunting, killer whale issues, salmon season setting issues, licensing, the WDFW budget and more.
  • Highlights of returning presenters with new topics  include Tommy Donlin who will not only cover tuna, but provide insights on king salmon, lingcod and halibut fishing off the coast, and Austin Moser, owner of Austin’s Northwest Adventures, providing tips for successful fishing at Columbia River’s Buoy 10.

All seminars take place at CenturyLink Field Event Center. The complete schedule of seminars can be found at www.SeattleBoatShow.com/seminars. It is searchable by type, topic, date, stage and key word, making it easy for attendees to research and plan their show visits. For those attending seminars on two or more days, a 9-day pass for $30 offers the best ticketing value.

Friday, January 24th
12:00 PM Dungeness Crabbing Curriculum Tom Nelson Stage #3 North Hall
1:00 PM Coastal Tuna, Salmon and Bottomfish Fisheries and More Larry Phillips Stage #3 North Hall
2:00 PM Successful Puget Sound Shrimping Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
2:00 PM Bring Your Boat for Fantastic Fishing in Central Washington Dave Graybill Stage #3 North Hall
3:00 PM Downrigger Trolling Tactics Kent Alger Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Columbia River fall king fishing above Bonneville Dam Aaron Peterson Stage #3 North Hall
4:00 PM Using Electronics to Target Trophy Fish in Pacific Northwest Mike Surdyk Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Learn to Mooch, Puget Sound Salmon Keith Robbins Stage #3 North Hall
5:00 PM Trolling for Salmon Downrigger Techniques Chris Long Stage #1 North Hall
5:00 PM Tuna Fishing off the Washington Coast: Anyone Can Catch a Tuna Tommy Donlin Stage #3 North Hall
Saturday, January 25th
11:00 AM Using Electronics to Target Trophy Fish in Pacific Northwest Mike Surdyk Stage #3 North Hall
12:00 PM Saltwater Structure Strategies Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
12:00 PM Tuna Fishing off the Washington Coast: Live Bait Tuna Success Tommy Donlin Stage #3 North Hall
1:00 PM Downrigger Trolling Tactics Kent Alger Stage #1 North Hall
1:00 PM Bring Your Boat for Fantastic Fishing in Central Washington Dave Graybill Stage #3 North Hall
2:00 PM Dirty Downrigger Tricks Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
2:00 PM Learn to Mooch, Puget Sound Salmon Keith Robbins Stage #3 North Hall
3:00 PM Fly-Fishing Puget Sound with a Dry Fly Leland Miyawaki Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM WDFW Q&A Session on Fishing, Hunting, Killer Whales and More Larry Phillips Stage #3 North Hall
4:00 PM Winter Blackmouth Fishing in Puget Sound Nick Kester Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Trolling the Columbia River Gorge for fall kings Aaron Peterson Stage #3 North Hall
5:00 PM Bring Your Boat for Fantastic Fishing in Central Washington Dave Graybill Stage #1 North Hall
Sunday, January 26th
11:00 AM Learn to Mooch, Puget Sound Salmon Part I Keith Robbins Stage #3 North Hall
12:00 PM Learn to Mooch, Puget Sound Salmon Part II Keith Robbins Stage #3 North Hall
1:00 PM Dirty Downrigger Tricks Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
1:00 PM Using Electronics to Target Trophy Fish in Pacific Northwest Mike Surdyk Stage #3 North Hall
2:00 PM Coastal Tuna, Salmon and Bottomfish Fisheries and More Larry Phillips Stage #1 North Hall
2:00 PM Downrigger Trolling Tactics Kent Alger Stage #3 North Hall
3:00 PM Hunting for Halibut and Lingcod Tommy Donlin Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Lingcod Fishing in Puget Sound Nick Kester Stage #3 North Hall
4:00 PM Triple Threat Salmon Angling Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Trolling for Salmon in San Juan Islands Chris Long Stage #3 North Hall
5:00 PM Bring Your Boat for Fantastic Fishing in Central Washington Dave Graybill Stage #1 North Hall
Monday, January 27th
2:00 PM Successful Puget Sound Shrimping Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Learn to Mooch, Puget Sound Salmon Keith Robbins Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Saltwater Structure Strategies Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
5:00 PM Columbia River’s Buoy 10 Tactics for Success on Coho, Chinook and More Austin Moser Stage #1 North Hall
6:00 PM Dirty Downrigger Tricks Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
7:00 PM Trolling for Salmon in San Juan Islands Chris Long Stage #1 North Hall
Tuesday, January 28th
2:00 PM Columbia River Springers in Your Boat! Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Columbia River’s Buoy 10 Tactics for Success on Coho, Chinook and More Austin Moser Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Fishing for San Juan Islands Chinook Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
5:00 PM Chasing Coastal King Salmon Tommy Donlin Stage #1 North Hall
6:00 PM Lingcod Fishing in Puget Sound Chris Long Stage #1 North Hall
7:00 PM Using Electronics to Target Trophy Fish in Pacific Northwest Mike Surdyk Stage #1 North Hall
Wednesday, January 29th
2:00 PM Dungeness Crabbing Curriculum Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Columbia River’s Buoy 10 Tactics for Success on Coho, Chinook and More Austin Moser Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Successful Puget Sound Shrimping Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
5:00 PM Learn to Mooch, Puget Sound Salmon Keith Robbins Stage #1 North Hall
6:00 PM Kayak Fishing the Pacific Northwest Brad Hole Stage #1 North Hall
Wednesday, January 29th
7:00 PM Trolling for Salmon Downrigger Techniques Chris Long Stage #1 North Hall
Thursday, January 30th
2:00 PM Using New Technology to Find and Catch Tuna Del Stephens Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Triple Threat Salmon Angling Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Downrigger Trolling Tactics Kent Alger Stage #1 North Hall
5:00 PM Dirty Downrigger Tricks Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
6:00 PM Fly-Fishing Puget Sound with a Dry Fly Leland Miyawaki Stage #1 North Hall
7:00 PM Kayak Fishing the Pacific Northwest Brad Hole Stage #1 North Hall
Friday, January 31st
12:00 PM Dungeness Crabbing Curriculum Tom Nelson Stage #3 North Hall
1:00 PM Columbia River fall king fishing above Bonneville Dam Aaron Peterson Stage #3 North Hall
2:00 PM Fishing for San Juan Islands Chinook Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
2:00 PM Using Electronics to Target Trophy Fish in Pacific Northwest Mike Surdyk Stage #3 North Hall
3:00 PM Downrigger Trolling Tactics Kent Alger Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Fly-Fishing Puget Sound with a Dry Fly Leland Miyawaki Stage #3 North Hall
4:00 PM Hunting for Halibut and Lingcod Tommy Donlin Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Early Season Resident Coho Salmon Fishing in Puget Sound Nick Kester Stage #3 North Hall
5:00 PM Catching Winter Blackmouth, How, When & Where John Keizer Stage #1 North Hall
Saturday, February 1st
11:00 AM Using Electronics to Target Trophy Fish in Pacific Northwest Mike Surdyk Stage #3 North Hall
12:00 PM Catching Winter Blackmouth, How, When & Where John Keizer Stage #1 North Hall
12:00 PM Downrigger Trolling Tactics Kent Alger Stage #3 North Hall
1:00 PM Tuna Fishing off the Washington Coast: Live Bait Tuna Success Tommy Donlin Stage #1 North Hall
1:00 PM Trolling the Columbia River Gorge for fall kings Aaron Peterson Stage #3 North Hall
2:00 PM How to Maximize your Marine Electronics to Locate Fish John Keizer Stage #1 North Hall
2:00 PM Early Season Resident Coho Salmon Fishing in Puget Sound Nick Kester Stage #3 North Hall
3:00 PM Fly-Fishing Puget Sound with a Dry Fly Leland Miyawaki Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Downrigger Salmon Fishing the Ocean and Puget Sound John Keizer Stage #3 North Hall
4:00 PM Albacore Tuna Fishing A to Z Del Stephens Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Kayak Fishing the Pacific Northwest Brad Hole Stage #3 North Hall

 

Northwest Fishing Derby Series

The Northwest Salmon Derby Series has been renamed the Northwest Fishing Derby Series,  diversifying the fish species to include bass and kokanee and increasing the number of derbies to 20, up from 14 in 2019. While at the show, stop by to view the grand prize for the series, a fully-loaded, KingFisher 2025 Escape HT powered with Yamaha 200hp and 9.9hp trolling motors on an EZ Loader Trailer. The boat is equipped with Shoxs Seats for maximum comfort in the roughest of seas, a custom engraved WhoDat Tower, Raymarine Electronics, Burnewiin Accessories, Scotty Downrigger and a Dual Electronics stereo. It is valued at $75,000. Anglers do not need to fish all the derbies to be eligible for the boat and motor package. When an angler purchases a derby ticket, the angler is automatically entered into the drawing for the grand prize boat

 

Washington Coast Salmon Fishing Report (7-26-17)

THE FOLLOWING REPORTS ARE FROM WENDY BEEGHLEY OF WDFW (TOP) AND JOHN KEIZER OF SALTPATROL.COM (BOTTOM)

Columbia Ocean Area (including Oregon)

A total of 2,701 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery July 17-23, landing 281 Chinook and 2,527 coho.  Through July 23, a cumulative total of 2,845 Chinook (22% of the area guideline) and 4,330 coho (21% of the area sub-quota) have been landed.

Westport

A total of 2,587 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery July 17-23, landing 987 Chinook and 2,054 coho.  Through July 23, a cumulative total of 2,540 Chinook (12% of the area guideline) and 3,404 coho (22% of the area sub-quota) have been landed.

JENN STAHL SHOWS OFF A COHO SHE CAUGHT OUT OF WESTPORT LAST WEEKEND WHILE FISHING WITH JOHN KEIZER. (SALTPATROL.COM)

La Push

A total of 75 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery July 17-23, landing 28 Chinook and 39 coho.  Through July 23, a cumulative total of 184 Chinook (7% of the area guideline) and 92 coho (8% of the area sub-quota) have been landed.

Neah Bay

A total of 1,698 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery July 17-23, landing 1,156 Chinook and 570 coho.  Through July 23, a cumulative total of 5,854 Chinook (74% of the area guideline) and 1,258 coho (29% of the area sub-quota) have been landed.

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Had a great weekend fishing the Jenn Stahl on Saturday. Jenn caught some kings and coho. The fished have arrived in numbers now and we’re just south of the harbor with most of the fishing taking place just outside the GH buoy. We had great action on a Green Spatterback squid behind a Pro-Flasher and on a Fish Flash and KingFisher spoon. Pro-Cure Bloody Tuna Gel scent worked very well as a scent.

I also had Amercian Idol winner Taylor Hicks on the boat this weekend. Taylor hosts a new show called State Plate which airs on the INSP network. This episode will air in the upcoming season.

Washington Coast Salmon Fishing Report (7-12-17)

THE FOLLOWING REPORTS ARE FROM WENDY BEEGHLEY OF WDFW (TOP) AND JOHN KEIZER OF SALTPATROL.COM (BOTTOM)

Columbia Ocean Area (including Oregon)

A total of 1,885 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery July 3-9, landing 770 Chinook and 177 coho.  Through July 9, a cumulative total of 2,212 Chinook (17% of the area guideline) and 318 coho (2% of the area sub-quota) have been landed.

“I JUST LOVE HOW THESE OCEAN ‘NOOKS REFUSE TO QUIT!” SAYS JEFF ANDERSON, HERE WITH A RECENT ONE. (FISHING PHOTO CONTEST)

Westport

A total of 2,355 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery July 3-9, landing 498 Chinook and 261 coho.  Through July 9, a cumulative total of 1,269 Chinook (6% of the area guideline) and 261 coho (2% of the area sub-quota) have been landed.

La Push

A total of 86 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery July 3-9, landing 54 Chinook and 6 coho.  Through July 9, a cumulative total of 89 Chinook (4% of the area guideline) and 25 coho (2% of the area sub-quota) have been landed.

Neah Bay

A total of 1,975 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery July 3-9, landing 1,472 Chinook and 245 coho.  Through July 9, a cumulative total of 2,346 Chinook (30% of the area guideline) and 397 coho (9% of the area sub-quota) have been landed.

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Fished Westport this weekend landed 2 kings and a coho Saturday and one king one coho Sunday pretty slow fishing overall. Top producer for us was a Gold Star Spatter squid behind a Pro-Troll flasher with Bloody Tuna Jell Scent on it. We fished 300 ft of water NW of the harbor best downrigger depth was 110ft. The ocean is full of pink Pyrosome Tunicates. They are a colony of plankton eating clones. They get caught on the downrigger wire and will also trip your rod off the release clip.

THE BANE OF COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN EARLIER IN THE YEAR, RECREATIONAL ANGLERS ARE ALSO FINDING PYROSOMES CLOGGING UP THEIR GEAR. (SALTPATROL.COM)