Puget Sound SummersAugust 12, 2016
Normally this time of year we are in the absolute thick of salmon season, especially on odd numbered years when pink salmon are everywhere. This season has been a bit of a let down as much of the Sound is closed to coho in many regions due to lower than normal expected returns. That said, sea run cutthroat season is still open and because the salmon in the Sound are still in a feeding stage of their life, there is the occasional accidental by-catch of a coho which must be safely released immediately.
As fall begins to settle in around here expect the cutthroat to become even more aggressive and a bit easier to find as the sun will be lower in the sky and some of the back bays of the Sound will have cooler water temps.
All in all, still a wonderful place to wet a line for a few hours...