Recreational Salmon Fishing
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These articles describe the basics of salmon fishing for the beginning angler. It is intended only as a starting point, and is not meant to cover every aspect of salmon fishing. After getting your feet wet, a good angler will constantly search for additional information to improve their abilities and skills.

Marine Areas


Lake Washington Sockeye

Estuaries & Tidewater

Two fishermen standing in shallow water fishing for pink salmon on the Puget Sound
Shore fishing for pink salmon on Puget Sound
Three men standing in a small boat holding up black mouth salmon catches.
Blackmouth salmon fishing success