This persistent fall like weather the last few days has dampened the fishermen’s spirits a bit with the winds at 10 knots to 20 knots + it has made fishing difficult however the few including myself that have ventured out are still finding mature Chinook, Coho and Pinks along the Gig Harbor Shoreline the salmon have been running in the 30’ to 60’ range fishing in 80’ or less of water the first couple of hours in the morning, have not had reports from other areas mostly because of the winds.
When the winds calm down a little there should be Chinook salmon caught along the Gig Harbor Shoreline, Girl Scout Camp area, for Coho troll flasher and herring, spoons or artificial squid and fish anywhere from surface early to 90’ most preferred depths are 30’ to 60’and some good spots to fish should be off of the Slag near the Pt. Defiance Marina, Puyallup River area and the Girl Scout Camp area to Gig Harbor. (There is supposed to be a good Coho run this year in South Sound). Pinks are being caught around the mouth of the Puyallup River, Slag near the Pt. Defiance Marina, Gig Harbor shoreline, Girl Scout Camp area, Etc. as you can see a little bit of everywhere, trolling has been best but you can look for schools of Pinks and cast spinners , spoons and buzz bombs at them and have success.
Dungeness crabbing has been slow but you can usually find a couple for legal crab right now. Crabbing closes Sept. 8 and some of the crab are getting soft shell.
Art Tachell, Point Defiance Marina,