Here you'll find articles and fishing techniques information for many different kinds of fishing techniques as well as photos and overviews of the different species of fish that you will find in Northwest Washington, Whatcom County, Skagit County, and Puget Sound waters. From warm water bass fishing to winter steelhead fishing, the techniques and tips listed on this page will help you on your way.
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Bobber and Worm Fishing for
Bluegills are a perfect target for fisher people who want something that’s easy to catch, but still tasty if you choose to keep a few for the pan (hence the term panfish).
Spinner and Spoon Fishing
An article on how to fish for salmon and steelhead using spinners and spoons. Hardware, like Mepps Spinners and spoons can be a very productive method for catching salmon and steelhead.
Sandshrimp Rig; Plunking for salmon
Plunking for salmon is a popular method for bank fishermen and women. Usually plunking uses bait such as sandshrimp or eggs.
Float Fishing with Jigs, Pink Steelhead worms, Eggs and more.
Float fishing for salmon and steelhead is popular due to its effectiveness and versatility. This rig can be fished using jigs, pink worms, or bait such as eggs or sandshrimp.
Bass fishing Worm Rig
This popular rig can be used with curly tail plastic worms, Senkos, salamanders, frogs, and more and is a very productive method for catching bass in all situations.
Drift Fishing for
Salmon & Steelhead
Drift fishing for salmon and steelhead often entails the use of floating corkies, bait, and yarn. Often times salmon find this rig irresistible.s
How to Catch and Release
Catch and release fishing is an important aspect of fishing. Oftentimes, fish are inadvertently caught that must be released and if not done correctly, the fish may not survive to reproduce.
Trout Fishing Techniques
Trout fishing is a favorite pastime for many anglers. This article touches on many of the basics of trout fishing.
Knots - Good link to
Popular Pacific Northwest Game Fish
Pacific Salmon and Steelhead
Chinook (King) Salmon
Chum (Dog) Salmon
Pink (Humpy) Salmon
Silver (Coho) Salmon
Steelhead (Searun Rainbow Trout)
Salmon Identification WDFW Link
Click Here to link to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Salmon Identification chart.
Warm Water Species