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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. Chinook Salmon

  2. Chinook Salmon

    There is a 19.25% catch rate for Chinook Salmon, based on 31 Chinook Salmon counted.

    Seattle Chinook Salmon Counts Chart
    Chinook

    ENLARGE SEATTLE CHINOOK SALMON COUNTS CHART


  3. Pacific Herring

  4. Pacific Herring

    There is a 14.91% catch rate for Pacific Herring, based on 24 Pacific Herring counted.

    Seattle Pacific Herring Counts Chart
    Pacific

    ENLARGE SEATTLE PACIFIC HERRING COUNTS CHART


  5. Coho Salmon

  6. Coho Salmon

    There is a 13.66% catch rate for Coho Salmon, based on 22 Coho Salmon counted.

    Seattle Coho Salmon Counts Chart
    Coho

    ENLARGE SEATTLE COHO SALMON COUNTS CHART


  7. Rainbow Trout

  8. Rainbow Trout

    There is a 8.07% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 13 Rainbow Trout counted.

    Seattle Rainbow Trout Counts Chart
    Rainbow

    ENLARGE SEATTLE RAINBOW TROUT COUNTS CHART


  9. Starry Flounder

  10. Starry Flounder

    There is a 8.07% catch rate for Starry Flounder, based on 13 Starry Flounder counted.

    Seattle Starry Flounder Counts Chart
    Starry

    ENLARGE SEATTLE STARRY FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  11. Yellow Perch

  12. Yellow Perch

    There is a 6.21% catch rate for Yellow Perch, based on 10 Yellow Perch counted.

    Seattle Yellow Perch Counts Chart
    Yellow

    ENLARGE SEATTLE YELLOW PERCH COUNTS CHART


  13. Cutthroat Trout

  14. Cutthroat Trout

    There is a 4.97% catch rate for Cutthroat Trout, based on 8 Cutthroat Trout counted.

    Seattle Cutthroat Trout Counts Chart
    Cutthroat

    ENLARGE SEATTLE CUTTHROAT TROUT COUNTS CHART


  15. Flathead Sole

  16. Flathead Sole

    There is a 4.97% catch rate for Flathead Sole, based on 8 Flathead Sole counted.

    Seattle Flathead Sole Counts Chart
    Flathead

    ENLARGE SEATTLE FLATHEAD SOLE COUNTS CHART


  17. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

  18. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

    There is a 4.97% catch rate for Pumpkinseed Sunfish, based on 8 Pumpkinseed Sunfish counted.

    Seattle Pumpkinseed Sunfish Counts Chart
    Pumpkinseed

    ENLARGE SEATTLE PUMPKINSEED SUNFISH COUNTS CHART


  19. Rex Sole

  20. Rex Sole

    There is a 4.35% catch rate for Rex Sole, based on 7 Rex Sole counted.

    Seattle Rex Sole Counts Chart
    Rex

    ENLARGE SEATTLE REX SOLE COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 18 species of fish and 161 fish counted for April around Seattle.

To date, there are 56 species of fish and a total of 3469 fish counted for Seattle and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1889 (135 years).

Last Update: 4/15/2024 4:16:10 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
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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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


  4. Unknown


  5. Unknown-LW90


  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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  3. Tyee Charters
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  5. Emerald Water Anglers
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  6. Adventure Charters
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