Spring has started off pretty slow in Puget Sound. Scratching my head and wondering what was going on, I called a fish and game dude. The bulk of cutthroat spawning tends of occur in April, not all fish do this, but most. This year with warmer water temps and such the fish did their deed in March. This is fantastic for April. Things have picked up considerably and we are happy. Chum salmon smolts are still hanging around but not in the numbers that we are used to seeing. Success has been had on orange/white, pink/white and general baitfish patterns.
Central and South Puget Sound have been putting out decent numbers of cutthroat in the last week. The North Sound has turned on and I am getting more great reports on excellent bull trout/dolly fishing. This is just the beginning. So pumped for the summer!
For those of you new to cutthroat fishing on Puget Sound keep in mind that now is the time to be out. April-November is absolutely your best months to be out on the water. This is also what we call our guide season. We get extremely busy, so if you are planning on booking a trip give us a call and let’s get it on the books. April and May are booked and August is almost full.
We appreciate all of our loyal customers and are looking forward to meeting the new clients that have yet to experience what this cool cutthroat fishery is all about.