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Seattle Fishing

Seattle Fishing

Seattle is perched on the Pacific Ocean and has sweeping views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier. This port city has been home to many rock stars and bands including Alice and Chains, Foo Fighters, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and many more. Enjoy the views, jam out to some tunes, and experience what Seattle fishing has to offer in the rich waters along the coast and up into the mountains.

Anyone interested in Seattle fishing will probably be interested in Salmon. Salmon is an iconic species in the Pacific Northwest, and it is known up and down the coastline thanks to its migratory habits. Although Salmon thrives in salt water, these fish spawn in the freshwater inlets. Every year, Salmon runs up and down the coast, and anglers from all over the world come to cast their lures. Salmon in Seattle is common in the summer with peak months of June and August. Anglers frequently target with success Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye Salmon.

Another popular species for your Seattle fishing excursions is Halibut. Halibut is a springtime fish, and it can be found in the salt water of the Pacific or Puget Sound. There are also many Lingcod, Rockfish, and Sculpin in these waters. In the summer, local fishermen also like snagging Dungeness Crab.

As for freshwater options, Seattle does not disappoint. Rainbow Trout (Stealhead) and Cuttroat Trout are popular options, but there also lots of good Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and Yellow Perch in these waters. Notable freshwater sources in Seattle include Green Lake, Lake Sammamish, Lake Washington, Lake Union, Snoqualmie River and the Duwamish River all nearby.

Seattle Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Seattle, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Pacific Herring

  2. Pacific Herring

    There is a 44.98% catch rate for Pacific Herring, based on 426 Pacific Herring counted.

    Seattle Pacific Herring Counts Chart


  3. Pink Salmon

  4. Pink Salmon

    There is a 28.83% catch rate for Pink Salmon, based on 273 Pink Salmon counted.

    Seattle Pink Salmon Counts Chart


  5. Starry Flounder

  6. Starry Flounder

    There is a 5.39% catch rate for Starry Flounder, based on 51 Starry Flounder counted.

    Seattle Starry Flounder Counts Chart


  7. Coho Salmon

  8. Coho Salmon

    There is a 4.54% catch rate for Coho Salmon, based on 43 Coho Salmon counted.

    Seattle Coho Salmon Counts Chart


  9. Chinook Salmon

  10. Chinook Salmon

    There is a 3.06% catch rate for Chinook Salmon, based on 29 Chinook Salmon counted.

    Seattle Chinook Salmon Counts Chart


  11. Flathead Sole

  12. Flathead Sole

    There is a 2.96% catch rate for Flathead Sole, based on 28 Flathead Sole counted.

    Seattle Flathead Sole Counts Chart


  13. Rainbow Trout

  14. Rainbow Trout

    There is a 1.8% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 17 Rainbow Trout counted.

    Seattle Rainbow Trout Counts Chart


  15. American Shad

  16. American Shad

    There is a 1.27% catch rate for American Shad, based on 12 American Shad counted.

    Seattle American Shad Counts Chart


  17. Lingcod

  18. Lingcod

    There is a 1.16% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 11 Lingcod counted.

    Seattle Lingcod Counts Chart


  19. Cutthroat Trout

  20. Cutthroat Trout

    There is a 0.74% catch rate for Cutthroat Trout, based on 7 Cutthroat Trout counted.

    Seattle Cutthroat Trout Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 33 species of fish and 947 fish counted for June around Seattle.

To date, there are 56 species of fish and a total of 3306 fish counted for Seattle and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1889 (134 years).

Last Update: 6/8/2023 12:06:23 PM

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Seattle Fishing Spots

The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Seattle are the following:

  1. Wollochet Bay Boat Ramp

  2. Tulalip Bay Boat Ramp

  3. Tillicum Beach Boat Launch

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  6. Mukilteo shipwreck

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  7. Unknown-LW87

  8. Blake Island Reef

  9. Vaughn Bay Boat Ramp

  10. Tulalip Bubble

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Top Seattle Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. The Avid Angler
    The Avid Angler is a Seattle area fly fishing shop that carries a full array of products for the fly fisher. Whether you are a beginning to advanced fly fisher, we will have the equipment you need to maximize your time on the water. Our staff is expe

  2. Emerald Water Anglers
    Seattle’s only professional fly fishing guide service, spey specialists, travel experts and premier retail store, located in West Seattle. We look forward to guiding your next fly fishing experience.

  3. Patrick's Fly Shop

  4. Seattle Marine & Fishing Supply
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Top Seattle Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. The Avid Angler
    The Avid Angler is a Seattle area fly fishing shop that carries a full array of products for the fly fisher. Whether you are a beginning to advanced fly fisher, we will have the equipment you need to maximize your time on the water. Our staff is expe

  2. All Star Charters
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  3. Tyee Charters
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  4. A Spot Tail Salmon Guide
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  5. Emerald Water Anglers
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  6. Adventure Charters
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  7. Arch Anglers - Fly Fishing Guides

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  9. Fish Finders Private Charters
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  10. Tight Lines Sport Fishing

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  1. Narrows Marina

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