Trolling for Pink Salmon in Puget Sound
This video goes over tips and techniques to improve success at catching pink salmon in marine waters by trolling from a boat. Fish identification tips were also provided to help anglers determine what salmon species they have caught.
Puget Sound Pink Salmon Fishing Basics
This video highlights the basics on when, where, and how to catch pink salmon returning to Puget Sound in both marine and freshwaters. Pink salmon fishing lends itself to fishing by both a boat (troll or cast) and shore (lures or flies) at these acrobatic fish during late summer which is ideal for taking out the whole family.
Fishing for Burbot in Washington
This video highlights fishing for Burbot (Freshwater Ling) in Washington, the only freshwater member of the Cod family (Gadidae). Biology, gear, and habitat are briefly discussed.
Fishing for Lake Whitefish in Washington
This video highlights fishing for Lake Whitefish in Washington, an underutilized species that is very abundant in the Columbia River Basin, including Banks Lake, and Potholes and Scooteney Reservoirs. Biology, management, gear, and habitat are briefly discussed.
Fishing for Dogfish Shark in Puget Sound
This video highlights fishing tactics to catch dogfish shark in Puget Sound, in addition to how to handle the fish when releasing it. Additionally a few important tips regarding preparing the meat for a meal were provided.
The Recreational Crab Fishery in Puget Sound, Washington
This video showcases the recreational Dungeness Crab fishery in Puget Sound, Washington. Highlights include "Gear 101," "Crabbing with Kids," and "Regulations and Management." The determination of crab size, sex, and shell condition are discussed.
The Largemouth Fishery at Sprague Lake
This film highlights the developing largemouth bass fishery at Sprague Lake in 2013, six years after rehabilitation.
Opening Day Fishing in Washington Part 1: The Hatchery Component
This 3-minute short highlights the stocking of Martha Lake (Alderwood Manor) with catchable rainbow trout from the Arlington Fish Hatchery. Filmed April 18th, 2013.
Fall Trout Fishing in Washington
This video highlights fall trout fishing opportunities in Washington. Basic techniques for catching trout are briefly discussed.
Opening Day Fishing in Washington Part 2: The Fishing Experience
This short film captures the Opening Day fishing experience as it unfolds on Martha Lake (Alderwood Manor) in Snohomish County. Filmed April 27th, 2013.
Fishing for Yellow Perch in Western Washington
This video highlights yellow perch fishing opportunities in western Washington. We discuss some of the tactics and gear used to locate and catch yellow perch during mid to late-summer. We also discuss how WDFW currently manages yellow perch in western Washington and we demonstrate two methods for filleting yellow perch.
Winter Trolling Tactics for Trout in Washington This short film highlights winter trout fishing opportunities in Washington, with particular emphasis on the 750,000 net-pen rainbow trout
that are released into Lake Roosevelt annually. Winter trolling tactics are discussed that can be applied across the state of Washington.
Ice Fishing for Trout in Washington Ice fishing is a unique experience that is relatively unknown to many Washington residents. Basic techniques for ice fishing and safety considerations are discussed in this short film shot at Hog Canyon Lake.
Basic Techniques for Trout Fishing in Washington
This video showcases basic techniques for catching trout in lowland lakes throughout Washington. Techniques include the slip-sinker rig for bottom fishing and the slip-bobber rig for fishing at any depth. Various bait choices and knot tying are also discussed.
Fishing Puget Sound Chum Salmon
This video highlights a simple fishing tactic to catch chum salmon in Puget Sound marine waters from both shore and a boat, with an emphasis towards fishing in south Puget Sound and Hood Canal. This affordable set-up and simple tactic, a slip bobber with an anchovy on an mooching rig set-up, can be used to fish with kids and other new anglers during the fall months.
Fishing for Coho Salmon in Puget Sound
This video highlights opportunities for coho salmon in Puget Sound during late-summer/early-fall. Basic techniques for trolling are discussed including trolling speed, direction, and depth and proper use of downriggers. We also discuss popular gear choices such as flasher boards and squid hoochies. Management topics include proper handling of hooked fish, gear regulations, species identification, and adipose-clipping of hatchery fish.
This video highlights fishing tactics, specifically trolling for Chinook salmon during the summer months in Puget Sound in addition to a few tips on how to catch coho salmon. While out fishing with WDFW’s sampling unit, a few important management and regulational items were also mentioned.
Fly Fishing for Tiger Muskie in Washington
This video highlights angling for tiger muskie, a sterile cross between true muskie and northern pike. These exciting fish are stocked in seven lakes in Washington. Our special guest, Ed Walzer, specializes in catching tiger muskies on fly fishing gear.
Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Banks Lake
This short film highlights fly fishing opportunities for Smallmouth Bass in Washington, with particular emphasis on gear and fly selection. With special guests David Williams and Michael Bennett.
Trolling for Walleye in Eastern Washington
This video highlights trolling tactics for Walleye in Eastern Washington and provides basic information on population monitoring and management goals. A special thanks to Shelby Ross of Ross Outdoor Adventures.