Area 10 Seattle - Bremerton Fishing Report

Wow! Fished at first light this morning and had three limits on boat by 9:30. The biggest fish was about 6lbs the rest were around 4 lbs. no size but a lot of fun for the three of us.
Fished slack high just west of Elliot Bay boundary southwest of West Point about 2 miles trolling north in 6 to 700 fow with 120 feet on cable. Used fish Washington app to be sure I was out of Elliott Bay but as close to boundary as possible. I’ve been fishing this area for last 2 weeks very successfully. I read about everyone off Shillshole or Edmonds not doing great! I’ve been slaying them.

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10/11/2018 8:34 PM

Ooops, at least three of those look like Blackmouth which is close in MA 10.

10/11/2018 8:44 PM

I would agree. Certainly not Coho.

10/11/2018 8:51 PM
Although MA 10 is closed for Chinook retention, the pictured fish are wonderful to see demonstrating what appears to be a healthy robust hatchery resident Chinook (Blackmouth) population! Make sure everyone knows how to ID all Pacific Salmon species. Tight lines!
10/11/2018 11:16 PM

Yea these are blackmouth. I would advice you to learn to identify salmon to avoid a hefty fine/penalty and to learn how to interpret the regs. I assume (hope) you just made an honest mistake but it could be harder to convince a game warden

10/12/2018 7:22 AM

I've learned that by the first/2nd week of October all your catching in this area are shakers and small blackmouth. The coho run has moved through. You might fish all day and catch the one odd large buck coho during the first week. The creel reports show the numbers.

10/12/2018 11:32 AM

Get a paper copy of the regulations and turn to the page where they Id the five species of salmon that migrate in these waters. Then study, study, study. Should not be out fishing for salmon if you cant ID them properly.

10/12/2018 5:55 PM gums. Coho....white gums Easiest way to tell...

10/13/2018 1:42 PM
Not always. I see ppl always misidentify salmon because of this rule. It really takes learning each species several features to "easily" identify salmon. The gum rule is just a starting point