retired11 wrote:No fishing for me last week, had some plumbing and septic tank issues.
I'm going to give the Hood Canal a try this coming Wednesday and if that goes well I will go out again on Friday.
If anyone has any pointers for that area please share.
The Canal is a pretty long stretch of water, broken into two separate MA12 areas, with 3 separate MA12 sets of rules - including the 'Hatchery Zone'
South of Ayock it looks to be open for Chinook since July 1, with a 2 fish daily unless within the HZ, which affords you 4 fish.
North of Ayock it looks to be Coho only since it's month long later opener (08/01) than south HC.
These are only my interpretations, and I've been wrong before - but study the rules and regs before you go.
During the Chum season in the fall, tribes net Tue - Thur, traditionally. Please look into the summer Chinook season before you go - as you may arrive with zero opportunity to fish due to tribal activity.
Should also mention crabbing is open only Thursday through Monday throughout MA12 through the summer season.
The best of luck, and be safe out there.