The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions
Wayne Kruse | kruse@heraldnet.com
Published: Thursday, September 6, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Tuna fishing

Still lots of tuna fishing effort being recorded by state creel samplers on the coast over the weekend, according to coordinator Wendy Beeghley, but the catch dropped off a little.

A few private boaters scored in the 8- to 10-fish-per-rod range, but more had three to four fish per person, Beeghley said. Most boats were running 40 to 45 miles, which is approaching the limit most private-craft fishermen will attempt. Beeghley said the catch rate dropoff isn’t unusual at this point in the season, although last year’s unusual fishery held up through October.

“The charter boat catch was solid,” Beeghley said, “which might indicate more fish farther out.”

On the salmon front, most charters took their one-coho limits out of Westport over the weekend, with fish averaging 7 or 8 pounds.


Subscribe to Explore NW
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent Hunting and Fishing posts

HeraldNet Classifieds

HeraldNet highlights

A very slow invasion
A very slow invasion: Non-native snails take over the Northwest
Girls H.S. Athlete of the Year
Girls H.S. Athlete of the Year: Lynnwood High School three-sport star Mikayla Pivec
Boys H.S. Athlete of the Year
Boys H.S. Athlete of the Year: Lake Stevens High School quarterback Jacob Eason
In all its glory
In all its glory: The North Cascades on display at the Burke Museum