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I have some business to take care of in Seattle the first weekend of Oct. I can stay an extra day and fish if I choose... I would be staying about 50 miles north of Seattle by the Navy base. Anyone know how the fishing is around there? Is the time of my trip a good time? I am on the fence as to what I am gonna do.

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I'd look into a guided trip on one of the rivers for silvers, especially the Snohomish river. It's a pink year as well so the rivers should be loaded with pinks, but they will probably be starting to turn by then.... Which Navy base?
 

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Well, My niece is stationed there...she called it Nas whidbey island.
 

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Well, My niece is stationed there...she called it Nas whidbey island.
You will be on the island. That kind of changes everything unless your willing to drive a little. Google Three Rivers Marine and a tackle in Woodinville WA and talk to them. They have a pretty good Pro Staff and should be able to put you on fish. Most everyone will be fishing silvers and pinks at that time.
 

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I agree with Jet about the pinks. What I have read is that the run ends mid Oct. I'll find the article in American Angler and give you what info they had for rivers, shops and gear.

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How was your trip last weekend?
 

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Thanks for the info Jet...

CF, It was great... basically fished 2 days at 11 mile and I boated 8 fish... nothing huge, with the biggest being 35". We were a little early (2 weeks ago). Water was still 65+ degrees.
 

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J, I have fished out of Anacortes a few times. You are probably a little early for Salmon. You may be a able to get into some see run cuts, one of my favorites! You also may be able to fish for lingcod this time of year. Let me know if you want a Guide recommendation.
 

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J, I have fished out of Anacortes a few times. You are probably a little early for Salmon. You may be a able to get into some see run cuts, one of my favorites! You also may be able to fish for lingcod this time of year. Let me know if you want a Guide recommendation.
It's the middle to the tail end of salmon season in the Puget Sound are. Most of the Kings are in the tributaries already. The silvers are just pushing into the rivers, but they do seem a little late this year however. Pinks will be everywhere, but probably not very good to eat. Silvers on the coast are HOT however. But that's a 4-5hr drive to fish Willipa, Greys harbor, or Bouy-10. Luckily silvers linger a while so there should be some decent fishing into early November. This might help you out as well Oyey.

http://whidbeycamanoislands.com/things-to-do/beaches-and-waterways/fishing-clamming-crabbing/
 

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Oyey, if you've never been up in that part of the country, I'd skip fishing and just go check out Whidbey Island. Start up on the North end at Deception Pass and just wind your way south checking out any and all beaches and scenic areas. There are SOOOOOO many up there. I grew up in Seattle and Moms idea of a perfect weekend was hitting the beaches of Whidbey or the Olympic coast. End up on the south end of the island and catch a ferry over to Edmonds and enjoy one of the coolest little towns on Puget Sound. Give me a shout if you need other ideas. There is always a charter boat for salmon or bottom fish if you MUST fish.
 

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Bottom fishing is like craneing up cinder blocks with a winch. More fun than beating off but not much.

Just grab a medium heavy rod with 30lb braid and a few kastys and spoons. Find some riffles and you will catch salmon-
 

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Bottom fishing is like craneing up cinder blocks with a winch. More fun than beating off but not much.

Just grab a medium heavy rod with 30lb braid and a few kastys and spoons. Find some riffles and you will catch salmon-
lol, what would this site be without you slayer??
 

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Oyey

forgot to bring magazine in today to get that info. it does pertain to fly fishin, not sure you want that info or not(for what gear, flies, fly shops, ect)
Let me know if you want that info. I will bring it tomorrow for the info on what areas(rivers. bays, beaches, ect) to look for the pinks in. The article did mention that island you will be on. :thumb:

Have you considered a guide seeing that you only have one day?
 

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J, I have fished out of Anacortes a few times. You are probably a little early for Salmon. You may be a able to get into some see run cuts, one of my favorites! You also may be able to fish for lingcod this time of year. Let me know if you want a Guide recommendation.
Thanks man... And everyone else as well.

I just found out the trip is being moved back. Will be later in the year. I will keep you posted and probably ask more then.
 

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Thanks man... And everyone else as well.

I just found out the trip is being moved back. Will be later in the year. I will keep you posted and probably ask more then.
PM me. If you have time to plan, I can probably get you into fish with someone. Depending on the time your going, you might want to take a day or two extra to fish. If you enjoy river fishing, one of the Peninsula rivers with an Indisn guide would be a lifetime experience. When the steelhead are running in Cook Creek on the Quinalt Reservation, it's not uncommon to hook 40-50 steelhead in a day. In the early Spring, the big steelhead are running and there is a realistic shot at a 20+lb steelhead, and they get fish in the nets every year that break the 30lb mark.... I'm pretty much addicted to fishing in the PNW. Once you almost get spooled by a big king or steelhead, you will realize how addicting fishing there can be. You will also realize why I want a boat that I can take out there to fish, as well as fish in CO with.

Fish like this 30+lb steelhead are a real possibility on the Quinalt.
 

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Nice steelhead Jet!
 
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