Puget Sound Blackmouth opens…


This Tuesday in areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 10.

It’s time to get some of the pound for pound best eating best fighting fish of the season.

This fishery has always been by far one of my favorites! Often overlooked with hunting seasons going on and the kids back in school this fishery tends to have plenty of uncrowded areas to fish.

We all know the general rule of find the bait find the fish. However the golden rule is keeping your gear in the mud! Staying on top of your downriggers and working that bait on the bottom is the key to success with these aggressive feeding fish.

Hot Spot flashers in the Purple Haze, Gremlin and the Gibbs Delta Highliner UV Moon Jelly/Red Stripe are some of my favorites. On the business end Silver Horde Kingfisher spoons in the 3.0 Herring aides, White lightning’s and Irish cream tied on with 48” 20lb Seguar Blue label leader are all killer combos along with Tomic plugs in the 4.0 Tubby series.

In areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 10 it is a 1 fish limit of hatchery Chinook.

Remember to release wild Chinook and all Coho.

Don’t forget to bring your crab pots and a winter crab catch card. Winter crabbing is also open 7 days a week so you can throw out a couple pots and let em’ soak while fishing.That is a 5 star dinner in my book, fresh salmon and Dungeness is pretty tough to beat!

Stop by or give us a call for any reports or help setting up to get out fishing!

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