Archive | Fishing Maps

Ilwaco

  The area around the mouth of the Columbia has been named “The Graveyard of the Pacific for good reason. Many boats are lost in this area each season, if you want to fish here you need to know how and when how to cross the Columbia Bar. Once you have this down you can […]

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Tide Point

      Trolling downriggers is the favored method for fishing when a blackmouth off Tide Point and the major fishing areas located north and east of the point.  To effectively fish this area it should be on the outgoing tide, during the slack just before the ebb or during the slack and just after the […]

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La Push

        La Push, Washington is located on the northwest coast of the Olympic Peninsula. The first building on your right is the fuel dock; a colorful mural painted by a Quileute tribal artist marks the building. The dock area follows, and at the end of the three ramps that access the boats, […]

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Westport

    Local history: Westport has been known for years as the “Salmon Capitol of the World”. Literally hundreds of charter boats fished out of Westport and nearby Ocean Shores before the salmon crash of the late 1980s, and thousands of anglers from the Pacific Northwest and the entire nation made an annual summer salmon […]

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Neah Bay

  One of the favorite fishing spots here will be on the inside the straits near the green can located just outside the mouth of the harbor near Wada Island. Trolling just off the green can and around Wada Island has produced nice kings almost every year. The area from Wada Island near the Garage […]

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Cape Alava

  Has for the past several years been one of Washington’s top producing ocean salmon fisheries. Located between the ports of Neah Bay and La Push it does take a little running to reach but the trip can be well worth the trip. This area seems to hold tons of baitfish and hungry schools of […]

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Fidalgo Head

  The trolling patterns are from Fidalgo Head to the small bay just west of the mouth of flounders Bay from inside Fidalgo Head to the northwest corner of Burrows Island and from this point along the western shore of the Fidalgo Head to Green Point. One thing to keep in mine fishing this area […]

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Port Angeles & Freshwater Bay

  It’s no surprise that good fishing attracts salmon anglers to this city located on the Northern Olympic peninsula.  Port Angeles is right on the Strait of Juan de Fuca salmon highway and withholds its reputation as a northwest destination for salmon anglers. Winter Blackmouth The spots I recommend are off Ediz Hook in 120 […]

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Possession Bar

Possession Bar is the big time salmon hang out where salmon love to pigout on the herring that the current sweeps across the bar during tidal movements. Possession Bar is the southern extension of Whidbey Island. On the flood tide, the water rushes across it from west to east and vice versa on the ebb. […]

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