Salmon fishing in the San Juan's continues to be pretty hot. The Kings just keep hanging in there, Coho are plentiful, and Pinks are still moving through in huge numbers.
It's been one of the best summers from fishy start to fishy finish in quite a while. Everything from Hootchies, to spoons, to bait has been producing.
Limits of salmon in the morning, and Seahawks domination in the afternoon. This has got to be my favorite time of year.
The Puget Sound Anglers Fidalgo-San Juan Islands Chapter had their September meeting in Friday Harbor. Thanks to Silver Horde, Village Pizza, San Juan Propane, and Haley's Bar and Grill for great prizes for our club derby. Terry Nemeth took the top fish, trolling right outside Friday Harbor. Here's the top four, in it to grin it!
Lots of fish were caught by club members, and lots of fun was had. If you're not a member of a PSA club near you, join up. It's a great way to meet other anglers, and pick up useful tools to put more fish in the boat.
Kids are always welcome in the PSA events and meetings. I bet this reel gets a ton of use for years to come.
Vicki got into this nice King on a foggy morning. Even with radar, fog is dangerous. As we saw last weekend, collisions can happen. Know where and when the ferry routes are, and try to give them a wide berth.
Tessa Aydelotte shows off a beautiful Chinook, caught in Open Bay.
Joe Crisanti and Maya Danielson had an awesome day on the water, and brought back this big sluggo.
Ben and Laura dialed in the smiles while fishing with Paul Anderson. Nice feesh!
Mellissa Derksma has one headed for the BBQ.
Isabelle Derksma shows off her kitty cat face paint, and all the Salmon and crab caught with dad Andy. Crab is open until the end of the month in certain parts of the San Juans, but you'll need to be on a winter catch card now. As always, check the regulations before you go, and remember to get those Summer cards turned in.
Vicki with the last haul of Prawns for the season. Shrimping is now closed, but how great was it to be getting fresh Prawns in September? Pretty darn cool indeed.