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has anyone fished in the puget sound south of Seattle for Halibut? I am new, and I see that the game laws permit it, I'm just not sure where would be a good area to go? Thanks, Bo
I dont think the butts make it in to south sound I fish Port Angeles and Sekiu Sekiu is still open to aug 4 let me know if you want some gps co and I can give you some where I have cought some.
Hi I;m new at halibut fishing this year is the first time I have taken my boat out into the straights. I have been fishing out of John Wayne marina. We have hooked 3 out on the Dallas Bank. I don;t really Know where to go out of port Angelas. In your letter you offered some GPS locations Would you mind sending them to me? I dont know if I can make it back out to fish but if there is a way I would like to catch a fish. Gas is killing me I live in Olympia. Thanks.
Fellas, I`d be cautious about eating any fish from the south sound. The dioxin and mercury is way worse than they thought. Even in Port Angeles where I live, they banned fishing inside the harbor due to the pcb and dioxin being 100 times too high in crabs and bottomfish.
Fish WEST of Freshwater bay to be safe....
Does anyone know how to test fish for the levels of toxin?
Hi, Basic rule is the further from the ocean the fewer the fish, and in the south sound they would probably glow in the dark. I live in Issaquah and find it is well worth the trip to head west. I just got back today from Neah Bay and it wasn't if you caught fish but how many. A good place to get fishing areas is SalmonUniversity.com also fish-n-maps and try to talk to locals they might not give all of there hot spots away but will usually give some pointers. By the way we fished 1 day for Lings and Rockfish and 1 day for Butts, Caught 6 Lings (Smallest was 33") 18 Rocks and 2 Butts (70# & 90#) Squid and rubber squid jigs and herring all kicked ass with plenty of weight.
Good Luck Fishing
Tight lines and sore arms
Point no point and east to to useless bay on Wigby is as far south as they go.