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Pierce County and Tacoma are part of the most urbanized places in Washington, but don’t let that fool the angler in you: There are plenty of wide-open spaces and lots of fishing here.

Pierce County pretty much has it all, including the shoreline of Puget Sound at sea-level clear up to the top of 14,411-foot Mount Rainier, Washington’s tallest peak.

Between those extremes are plenty of trout, salmon, steelhead, bass, kokanee and other game fish.

Parts of Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge are all located here.

Besides Tacoma, the other cities and communities in Pierce County include Auburn (part), Bonney Lake, Buckley, DuPont, Eatonville, Edgewood, Fife, Fircrest, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Milton (part), Orting, Pacific (part), Puyallup, Roy, Ruston, Sumner, Spanaway, Steilacoom and University Place, as well as plenty of smaller communities.

The McChord Air Force Base and several university and college campuses also are in Pierce County.

But let’s get to the fishing!

The following waters (listed alphabetically) are among the best for fishing or are otherwise noteworthy to readers interested in sport angling.

We also have a ton of specific articles on the best fishing spots in Pierce County, so follow the links for more detailed information.

Before we get to those, we’d also like to recommend that you take a peek at the “Fishing in Neighboring Counties” feature down below.

This feature is a curated listing of the counties bordering Pierce County that offer an even wider selection of fishing spots a short drive from the wider Tacoma area. It just takes a click to check any of them out.

Alder Lake

This big Nisqually River reservoir is most commonly fished for its large numbers of kokanee salmon, which are pan-sized land-locked sockeye salmon.

Alder Lake also is home to cutthroat trout and several species of bass and panfish that at times can provide good secondary fishing options to the kokanee.

Alder Lake is on the boundary of three counties: Pierce, Thurston and Lewis.

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American Lake

American Lake is a big suburban lake with surprisingly good fishing for kokanee, trout, bass and yellow perch just minutes from downtown Tacoma.

The Lakewood-area spot is busy during the high season but offers year-round fishing success.

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Bay Lake

This Key Peninsula fishing lake has very good trout fishing during the spring, when it’s stocked.

The shallow lake is open year-round but best fished for bass, sunfish and other panfish during the warmer months.

More:Fishing at Bay Lake in Pierce County

Bonney Lake

This is a small (17 acres) lake on the north side of the community of the same name east of Sumner and Puyallup is stocked with a modest number of hatchery rainbow trout.

Bonney Lake (or Lake Bonney) might get catchable trout in the early spring and perhaps some larger “jumbo” trout in the fall. Check WDFW’s annual stocking schedule for specifics.

Between those two trout-fishing times, Bonney Lake is best fished for resident largemouth bass, yellow perch, sunfish and bullhead catfish.

There is a small boat launch on the northwest shoreline, off 74th Street E.

Bradley Lake

This park pond in Puyallup is open only to fishing by anglers who are youths, seniors or have qualifying disabilities.

The year-round lake is well-stocked with hatchery trout in the spring and may see some larger trout added in the fall.

When the trout aren’t biting, there are bass and panfish to catch.

More:Bradley Lake Fishing in Puyallup

Carbon River

A tributary of the Puyallup River with a limited fishing season and some fair prospects for fall salmon, including hatchery Chinook, coho and (odd-year) pink salmon. Most of the catches are in September and October and are restricted to the lower river below Voight Creek.

Winter steelhead and trout fishing remains open for a spell after salmon angling closes, but wild steelhead and most trout must be released and there are selective rules that ban bait (among other restrictions).

Definitely check the latest regulations before fishing.

Carney Lake

This nearly 40-acre lake straddling the Pierce-Kitsap county line is stocked with a decent number of catchable rainbow trout during the spring.

Some brown trout have been stocked here in the past, and some sources say hatchery coho may also be present.

There is a WDFW gravel boat launch with a little bit of bank access on the west side of the lake, right along Carney Lake Road (Wright-Bliss Road).

The lake is about 25 minutes northwest of Gig Harbor and about the same drive time southwest of Bremerton.

Clear Lake

Clear Lake near Eatonville (not to be confused with nearby Clear Lake near Yelm) offers good fishing prospects for both stocked rainbow trout and kokanee salmon.

This is a seasonal lake that opens hot for trout and then transitions nicely into kokanee fishing, with largemouth and smallmouth bass a viable alternative during the warmer months.

More: Fishing at Clear Lake Near Eatonville

Crescent Lake

This 47-acre lake near Gig Harbor with a common name is stocked with several thousand catchable rainbow trout during the spring, when trout fishing is best.

Pierce County’s Crescent Lake currently opens to fishing in late April, but check regulations before fishing.

There is a WDFW access and boat launch at the north end of Crescent Lake, which is largely surrounded by homes.

Crescent Lake is about six miles north of Gig Harbor heading up Crescent Valley Drive to 152nd Street.

DeCoursey Pond

This is a very small pond (barely over an acre) in DeCoursey Park in Puyallup.

The seasonal pond is open to youths, seniors and people with qualifying disabilities (and the proper permit).

Historically, DeCoursey Pond has been seasonally stocked with hatchery rainbow trout, but it hasn’t been on the stocking schedule recently.

Check the listing for Bradley Lake (above in this article) for a larger Puyallup park pond that also is restricted to these populations of anglers and is being seasonally stocked with trout.

Eatonville Mill Pond

This pond immediately south of the community of Eatonville in south-central Pierce County has at times been stocked with a few hundred trout, most likely during the spring.

The pond is on the edge of Mill Pond Park on Mashell Avenue S.

Florence Lake

This 65-acre lake on Anderson Island is stocked each spring with several thousand hatchery rainbow trout and should offer good fishing by about April.

The lake has been stocked with brown trout in the past, but WDFW’s recent planting schedules don’t show these fish being added.

There are naturally reproducing populations of some warmwater fish, namely largemouth bass and bluegill.

The best public access, including an unimproved boat launch, is at Lowell Johnson Park on the north side of the lake off Guthrie Road.

Josephine Lake, just south of Florence, reportedly has some residential bass and panfish but isn’t stocked with trout.

Gravelly Lake

This large lake in Lakewood is prominent on maps between American Lake and Steilacoom Lake, but it’s not particularly prominent for anglers.

That’s because public access to the lake isn’t available.

Gravelly Lake, should you have permission to fish there, reportedly is home to the usual bass and panfish found in other area lakes but isn’t stocked with trout or kokanee.

Harts Lake

This southern county lake offers very reliable trout fishing during the spring, when it’s stocked, and often another good burst of action in the fall (when it might be stocked again).

The lake, southeast of McKenna, also can be pretty good for a variety of bass, panfish and catfish.

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Jackson Lake

This 15-acre seasonal fishing lake on Key Peninsula is primarily known for hatchery rainbow trout, which are stocked in modest numbers during the spring, when catching them will be easiest.

Jackson Lake is located off Jackson Lake Road NW between Haley State Park and the community of Home. It’s about a half hour’s drive from Gig Harbor.

Use 177th Avenue off Jackson Lake Road NW to reach WDFW’s gravel boat launch on the north end.

Kapowsin, Lake

This is a good-sized lake (about 500 acres) in an area north of Eatonville dotted with good fishing lakes.

Lake Kapowsin is among the most heavily planted lakes in Pierce County, so you can reasonably expect trout limits here if you come prepared during the spring season peak.

Kapowsin also is home to pretty good largemouth bass fishing (with a few big bass around) and has a variety of panfish.

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Lake Tapps Fishing

This sprawling lake spreads its bass, panfish and even tiger muskies out across some 2,400 acres during the summer.

Severe winter drawdowns impact the fish populations and summers are busy here, but it’s still a place where you can hone your skills around lots of different types of fishy habitat while looking for big, toothy predatory fish.

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Louise, Lake

This smallish lake on the west side of suburban Lakewood is most enthusiastically fished during the spring months, when WDFW plants it with a modest number of hatchery rainbow trout.

You may also be able to find some of the warmwater fish common to area lakes, perhaps including largemouth bass and the ubiquitous bullhead catfish.

The nearly 40-acre lake, also known as Louise Lake, is encircled by private homes.

Minter Creek

This little hatchery stream’s tidewater on the west side of upper Carr Inlet can put out thousands of chum salmon in the late fall.

The system accounted for well over 6,000 chum tagged in a recent season, with most of those coming in November but still going into December.

With those kinds of numbers in a small space, it can get pretty crowded, not surprisingly.

Chinook and coho must be hatchery-marked to keep them here.

The creek is about 20 minutes around the inlet from Gig Harbor and about a half hour from Tacoma or Bremerton.

Nisqually River

Historically a river rich in multiple salmon, steelhead and trout runs, today the Nisqually is primarily fished for its fall runs of hatchery Chinook and coho salmon.

In odd years, pink salmon join the fishing fray but runs sizes of these smaller salmon swing wildly.

There are lots of restrictions on harvests for wild runs of steelhead, trout and chum and unclipped Chinook, so read up on the regulations before fishing.

The lower Nisqually River (below Alder Lake) forms the boundary between Pierce and Thurston counties and is where the salmon action is located. The upper river flows through Lewis County.

More:Nisqually River Fishing

Ohop Lake

This fair-sized fishing hole in the lake-filled Eatonville area is very nicely stocked with hatchery rainbow trout every spring, when fishing for them peaks.

The lake also is home to decent fishing for a variety of warmwater fishing including largemouth bass and panfish. Bluegill fishing can be very good.

More: Ohop Lake Fishing

Puget Sound

The South Puget Sound is fished for a variety of species including for migratory salmon as well as blackmouth (locally feeding Chinook) and for saltwater perch.

The salmon fishing here can be fair to good, with migratory Chinook and coho salmon caught during the summer and blackmouth providing a winter and early spring opportunity.

If it’s an odd-numbered year and the pink salmon run is decent, these small salmon will add to the catch in about August.

There also are some prospects for shellfishing in the region, including for prized Dungeness crabs.

Some key angling access points in Pierce County include Gig Harbor and Point Defiance.

Puyallup River

This big river still can put out some pretty good salmon fishing these days, when the runs are decent.

The prime targets are hatchery-reared fall Chinook and coho salmon returning to a hatchery near Orting.

Pink salmon join the fishery during odd-numbered years, but run sizes swing wildly for these smaller salmon.

Steelhead and trout are present in modest numbers but fishing for them isn’t a big draw here.

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Rapjohn Lake

This relatively small lake near Eatonville offers very good trout fishing when it opens in late April and May.

That’s when the lake is stocked with more than 5,000 hatchery rainbow trout.

Rapjohn also has decent fishing for a collection of warmwater fish, particularly largemouth bass, crappie and perch.

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Silver Lake

Pierce County’s Silver Lake is loaded with stocked rainbow trout in the spring, when limits should be fairly easy.

There also are a variety of bass and panfish to catch at the Eatonville-area lake.

Silver Lake is accessed from a private resort open to both daytime and overnight use, with a fee of course.

More:Fishing at Silver Lake in Pierce County

Spanaway Lake

This good-sized suburban lake is nicely stocked with trout for the spring season and then holds up well for largemouth bass and other warmwater fish through summer and fall.

Spanaway Lake has pretty good largemouth bass fishing and is one of the best spots to catch a rock bass, which is smaller and technically a member of the sunfish family.

Crappie and yellow perch are other favorite game fish here.

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Steilacoom Lake

This good-sized Lakewood lake offers very good springtime fishing for stocked rainbow trout.

Bass anglers can catch chunky smallmouth and largemouth bass, and Steilacoom already holds the state record for rock bass.

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Tanwax Lake

This mid-sized lake in the popular Eatonville area is filled with hatchery rainbow trout during the spring.

When trout fishing starts to wane, try fishing for largemouth bass, crappie and other warmwater fish around the lily pads and other hiding places rimming the lake.

There is a public boat ramp and several private resorts offering services to visiting anglers.

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Wapato Lake

This park pond in South Tacoma is nicely stocked with rainbow trout during the spring.

But if you’re old enough to shave you might need to pick somewhere else from this list, because Wapato Lake is only open to fishing for kids under age 15 (and people with qualifying disabilities).

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Waughop Lake

Waughop Lake, just north of Louise Lake in Lakewood, has been stocked with trout (and perhaps coho salmon) in the past but is currently not on WDFW’s planting schedule.

While access from parks and trails in this area is good, there is a health advisory about eating fish caught here, so consider catch-and-release fishing for the lakes resident populations of bass and panfish.

Whitman Lake

This is one of the smaller so-called Benbow Lakes located between Kapowsin and Tanwax lakes in the lake-filled Eatonville area.

Whitman lake is just under 30 acres but still is the largest and most developed of this small handful of lakes, and the only one of the pond-sized lakes with public fishing access.

WDFW stocks it with a couple thousand hatchery rainbow trout in the early spring, when trout fishing will be best.

You can launch a boat at the WDFW access on the south shore, where there also is a limited amount of bank fishing access.

Fishing in Neighboring Counties

King County: To the north, the home of Seattle may have lots of people but it also has scores of excellent fishing lakes and streams from the city to the high country.

Yakima County: To the east, the eastern slope of the Cascades offers lots of trout, kokanee and other fish in lakes and rivers in the Yakima River drainage.

Lewis County: To the southeast, the best salmon and steelhead fishing on the Cowlitz River plus excellent trout, bass and other fishing.

Thurston County: To the southwest, rich in lakes full of trout, bass and kokanee, plus South Sound salmon and steelhead runs.

Mason County: To the west, lots of trout, bass and kokanee in lakes, plus access to the lower Puget Sound including Hood Canal.

Kitsap County: To the northwest, the Kitsap Peninsula has quite a few nicely stocked trout lakes as well as access to much of the South Puget Sound and Hood Canal.

Washington Resources

WDFW Fishing and Stocking Reports
WDFW Fishing Regulations
National Weather Service forecasts

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Cowlitz Fish Report

Attention anglers at Gust Backstrom Park: Please help protect everyone’s safety by giving our fish trucks ample room during their deliveries and staying off of the ramp. Please respect the area closed to fishing that is marked by posted WDFW signs. Fishing is allowed outside the posted closed waters area as described in the current WDFW Sport Fishing Rules. The closed area is needed to help allow salmon to recover and disperse after transport and release. Thank you for your cooperation!

October 11, 2021

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 6,699 coho adults, 1,977 coho jacks, 608 fall Chinook adults, five fall Chinook jacks, 37 summer-run steelhead adults, and 46 cutthroat trout during six days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power released 512 coho adults and 209 coho jacks at Franklin Bridge in Packwood and they released 407 coho adults and 148 coho jacks into the Cispus River near Yellow Jacket Creek.

Tacoma Power released 1,753 coho adults, 424 coho jacks, and five cutthroat trout into Lake Scanewa and 3,565 coho adults, 1,051 coho jacks, 100 fall Chinook adults, two fall Chinook jacks, and one cutthroat trout into the Tilton River.

River flow below Mayfield Dam is 3,660 cubic feet per second on Monday, October 11, 2021. Water visibility is 10 feet and water temperature is 53.6 degrees F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

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Tacoma-Vashon Island - Marine Area 11

Due to COVID-19, some recreation areas may still be closed or have limited facilities. For the latest from WDFW, please visit the COVID-19 webpage

Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) is located south from the north tip of Vashon Island to the most Northern Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

This area provides plenty of shoreline and pier access for those without a boat, as well as protected areas for small boats to chase resident and migratory salmon and bottomfish.

Winter resident salmon fishing is a unique opportunity to catch salmon in the 'off-season' and typically runs from February through April. Fishing for squid in the winter is a popular activity at many of the piers (particularly at night).

Legal description

South from a line projected true east west through the north tip of Vashon Island to the northernmost Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

Major fishing areas

Browns Point

Migratory coho and pink salmon are accessible here for shoreline anglers using buzz bombs, jigs, and flies. In addition, sea-run cutthroat trout and resident coho can be caught here in the fall and winter using flyfishing gear or small spinning tackle.

Accessible by Shoreline
Park at Browns Point Light House Park and walk northwest to the beach to fish. Please be respect and be aware of private property or tidelands.

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Species: Coastal cutthroat, Flatfish, Pink salmon

Browns to Dash Point

Fish between the two points within the bottom 10 to 20 feet between 90 to 140 feet deep with the current for migratory Chinook and coho, as well as for blackmouth. During odd years, troll for pink salmon 20-60 feet deep or even cast at them if they are jumping.

Accessible by Boat

Species: Chinook salmon, Pink salmon

Dash Point

Migratory coho and pink salmon are accessible here for shoreline anglers using buzz bombs, jigs, and flies. In addition, sea-run cutthroat trout and resident coho can be caught here in the fall and winter using flyfishing gear.

Accessible by Shoreline
Enter Dash Point State Park and park at the parking lot and walk north to the beach. A Discovery Pass is required. Please be respect and be aware of private property or tidelands.

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Species: Chinook salmon, Coastal cutthroat, Pink salmon

Des Moines

Both blackmouth and summer Chinook are caught on the north and south side of Three Tree Point, typically on the outgoing tide. Later during the summer, pink salmon will be in the area and accessible if you decide to target them.

Accessible by Boat

Species: Chinook salmon

Point Defiance

Troll for summer Chinook following the 100 foot contour along the shoreline. Later during the summer, you will likely encounter good numbers of pink salmon.

Accessible by Boat

Species: Chinook salmon

South Maury Island

English sole and sanddab can be caught on mud flats and soft bottoms in this region and throughout this marine area.

Accessible by Boat

Species: Flatfish

Pink Salmon Fishing

During odd years, pink salmon returning must first pass through most of Puget Sound, making them accessible to small boat and shore anglers that uses only basic fishing gear and techniques. Pink salmon are not the strongest swimmers, so they often hug the shorelines and stay out of big rip tides. Best catch rates often occur in the mornings and evenings. The color pink is most commonly used for all lures and flies by anglers. Pink salmon are often mistaken for small wild chinook or even wild coho so be sure you know to properly identify it.

Boat Fishing
There are two main methods of fishing for pink salmon from a boat, trolling and casting.

  • Trolling uses a downrigger to get your tackle to the depth you want to fish. Most pink salmon are caught in depths of 20-60 feet. The key to trolling is using a small flasher of any color, which is an attractor for the pink salmon to swim along and hopefully strike at your lure. The most common lure is a pink mini squid (hootchie), followed by a pink spoon. Feel free to scent up your lure, however bait is not needed. Tie the lure 16-24 inches behind the flasher (18-25 lb. monofilament) and deploy your gear 10-30 feet behind the boat. The boat speed moving through the water should be 2 to 4 mph.
  • Casting at pink salmon from a boat uses the methods and gear described in shoreline fishing.

Shoreline Fishing
There are two main methods used for shore fishing pink salmon, casting lures and flyfishing. Anglers using both fishing methods target the same type of water and can have similar success. As pink salmon are more prone to swim close to shore, most public parks and public piers throughout Puget Sound offer good fishing opportunities.

  • Casting Lures - The pink buzz bomb and a pink mini squid (hootchie) jig are most commonly used and are fished the same way by casting out away from shore and attempting to jig it as you reel it in. A medium to medium/heavy rod with 20-30 pound line is all you need to land these fish.
  • Flyfishing - The most common fly used is a pink clouser. A seven to eight weight fly rod and with either floating or a slow sink tip line will provide enough backbone to land the salmon and also create the necessary action on your fly to entice a few strikes.

Accessible by Boat

Accessible by Shoreline
Public access sites, such as parks and piers

Species: Pink salmon

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Puget Sound South

PSSMarine Area Maps 11 and 13, ranging from the Northern end of Vashon Island to the farthest reaches of southern Puget Sound. This is the heart of South Puget Sound salmon fishing.

This area has yielded many a wild ride for thumbs pressed to disappearing turns of monofilament following a surging salmon into the blue depths. If this area could only talk, the stories it would tell, big fish, hundreds of salmon derbies, countless hours of fishing enjoyed by thousands of anglers. This is the gateway to some of the best Chinook fishing and the longest salmon seasons in Washington State. Click on the area that interests you.

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Browns Point

bpForming the northern boundary of Tacoma’s Commencement Bay, Browns Point is squarely on the migration route for Chinook and Silver salmon bound for the nearby Puyallup River.

Browns Point sees its fair share of winter blackmouth action, especially between the Browns Point lighthouse and Dash Point farther to the north. Trolling the area between the points can produce some nice resident kings. Best fishing would be on the 120-ft. line with your tackle trolled just off the bottom.

During July you start to see the return of the kings to the Puyallup River with action peaking in August.

Following the Kings, silvers bound for the Puyallup will start to show and depending on the amount of rain we get this area can be productive through all of September.

Where to Fish

I have had my best luck on Chinook during August fishing the deep drop offs located in front of Browns Point.

Here baitfish are pushed into a pocket on the outgoing tide. As the tide picks up flow, the bait from Commencement Bay gets sucked into a pocket here along the ledges, making it a target rich environment for salmon.

Tackle

Silver Horde glow white 5″ rattle plugs work well, as do flasher and squid combinations for fall kings and blackmouth. Let’s not leave out the whole and cutplug fresh herring, the trusted bait of choice for most local anglers.

For fall silvers, trolling cutplug herring off downriggers or from a diving planer in the top 30 ft. of the water in the early hours can produce nice catches of fall Coho. Later in the day I have taken fish 50-90 ft. off the riggers trolling a figure S-pattern off the Point.

Most of the Coho are hatchery fish and gearing down to lightweight rods and line can make the day’s fishing a lot more fun.

One of my favorite techniques is to troll a flasher off the downrigger ball and run a Silver Horde Sonic Edge spoon or a cutplug herring just above it. Many times referred to as the “Ace in the Hole”, this setup gives you the attraction of a flasher without the pull on the line of the flasher when you hook up with a salmon.

Boat Ramps

The closest public boat ramp to Browns Point is located just across the bay at Point Defiance Park.

Carr Inlet

carrCarr Inlet reaches up into the fertile Oyster County of the Key Peninsula. Not known as a top south sound salmon location but it can produce some limited opportunities when the season allows.

The area between the West tip of Fox Island to Green Point will hold fish at times and is a good place to start fishing.  Motor mooching just off the bottom accounts for most of the fish. If you don’t find bait here move on up into the Inlet.

Trolling off Cutts and Raft Island can be productive and almost always you have the water to yourself.  Moving farther up, Allen Point can be another sleeper spot along with trolling the middle of Henderson Bay near Purdy.

In the fall Chinook and Coho return to Minter Creek hatchery and motor mooching out front can account for some decent fishing also.  I would also try off Thompson Spit near Glen Cove.

Ramps

There is a ramp next to the Wauna Post Office in Purdy, it is very primitive and has a very small parking lot that requires you to pull out into Hwy 302 traffic to use. There is an unimproved ramp located next to the Fox Island Bridge.  There is no dock and very limited parking.

Narrows Marina 253-564-3474.  They have a bait and tackle store and offer a full service marina with a gas dock and boat ramp.

Chambers Creek

ccreekIn 2012, in a volunteer effort, the second fish ladder was restored at Chambers Creek.  The new ladder should assist runs of Coho and chum to get upstream which means increased runs of these species in the fall months.

Salmon seasons can vary, so be sure to check WDFW regulations.

Chambers Creek is located just north of Steilacoom. The Railroad Bridge crossing the creek mouth easily identifies it. Fishing takes place in front of the Railroad Bridge and to the north of it.  Water depth at the creek mouth can run as little as 8-10 feet. As you move 50 yards off the creek mouth the water depth increases to 20-25 ft. This is the prime trolling area.

The best producing setup is to run a 2-3-oz. cannon ball sinker on a dropper 8-10 in. long off the main line. Then attach a 6-7 ft leader with 2/3-3/0 razor sharp hook to a flasher. Bait up with a cut plug herring and you’re ready to troll. Let the setup down until the dropper makes steady contact with the bottom. The 10 in dropper will keep the thick cover of eelgrass from fouling your bait. Troll slowly; just keep the cutplug spinning.  The nice thing about a Fish Flash flasher it has zero drag in the water, great for light tackle work.

Troll parallel to the beach moving in and out until you hit concentrations of fish. Best fishing will be first light, not early morning first light, but the kind you find at 4:30 am. Dusk and then flood tide are the next best times.

Jigging takes place 100 yards north of the creek mouth. There is a serious drop off here from 25-125 ft. The kings will concentrate on this drop off. The kings will stack at different depths along this drop off depending on the tide and the amount of sunlight each day.   Pt Wilson Darts in the herring and candlefish patterns rule here. Try the 2-3oz. white and green & yellow color.

Start jigging by setting up on the drop off, watch for concentrations of fish and stay on top of them. Most of the time lifting your rod 2-3 inches and allowing the jig to flutter down will produce strikes.

Ramps

Closest ramp is in Steilacoom.  It’s just a driveway to the water and only for small boats (16’ or less).  Open 24 hours.

Narrows Marina 253-564-3474. They have a bait and tackle store and offer a full service marina with a gas dock and boat ramp.

Fox Island

foxSalmon seasons can vary, so be sure to check WDFW regulations.

One of the top locations to target salmon is the southern end of Fox Island. Three of the top locations are Fox Point on Hale passage, the Concrete Dock on the South end and Point Gibson farther to the south can all produce fish.

Fishing

Fox Point is best to fish on an outgoing tide. Target the area just off the point. The bottom drops from 60-ft out to 150-ft.  Blackmouth will hold on this deeper ledge. Trolling circles off the point shallow to deep can produce strikes. Watch for bait balls in the area the local fish will hone in on these.  You can also troll the Northwestern shore in the 100-120 water up into Hale passage this spot can put out some fish.

Point Gibson is better fished on the incoming tide. From Gibson Point troll the 90-ft of water up the shoreline to the big rock on the beach. The bottom is very irregular here and you will really have to keep an eye on your sonar.

My best tactic has been to troll just above bottom, when I mark a bait ball on my sonar in one of the many dips along the troll, I kick the boat out of gear until my downrigger balls bounce bottom.  I then put it back in gear. This tactic can really excite a blackmouth to bite.  You can also pick up fish trolling out into the deeper 120-140 water off the point when the bait moves out.

The public fishing pier (locally referred to as the concrete dock) on the south end of the Island can be a good spot to try on the last half of the incoming tide. Bait will get swept in here and fish will follow after it. The summer returning kings will rest in holes just south of the pier.  Troll the 90-ft to 150-ft water out front of the dock. Best action on blackmouth will be one hour before to two hours after the tide change. Summer kings it’s a get the offering in the face deal, just troll with the tide.

Tackle

I will start with fresh herring on a 20 pound leader trolled behind the downrigger, if this doesn’t work, several spoons have over the years work well for me. Try an Apex Spoon by itself or a Silver Horde Kingfisher or if the bait is bigger a Sonic Edge fished behind an 11”  flasher works real well. Top colors have been army truck, green & white and the police car for the spoons.

Ramps

Narrows Marina (253-564-3474) is only a mile away.   They have a bait and tackle store and offer a full service marina with a gas dock and boat ramp.

There is an unimproved ramp located next to the Fox Island Bridge. There is no dock and very limited parking.

Manchester

manOver the past few years, Manchester pops up more and more frequently among top winter spots for Central Puget Sound salmon fishing.

This Kitsap Peninsula workhorse sometimes takes a back seat to its well-known cousins Jeff Head just to the north, and Pt. Defiance to the south, but prudent anglers know Manchester provides consistent winter blackmouth action right up to the April 10th closer.

Manchester inlet is one of the most reliable, wind sheltered and close by fisheries for winter blackmouth and is a quick boat ride from Elliott Bay, Tacoma or Bremerton.

This area is good fishing for one simple reason, it holds lots of bait and all good anglers know if you find the bait you will find blackmouth. It’s a really short run from Elliott Bay and about 11 miles from Gig Harbor by water.

One of the great things about fishing Manchester is you’re not restricted to one area, if the bite is off that day you have several other close by options.

Where To Fish
The majority of the fish will be taken between the fuel dock, and the turquoise boathouse located a mile just to the south. This troll or drift for moochers puts out the majority of the fish. The bottom is gently sloping in this area with a relatively smooth bottom, no big ledge or points. This makes mooching a good bet in the 90-100 ft water. Trollers will catch fish out in the deeper water here targeting suspended bait schools that attract the local blackmouth in to feed.

Tide Change
Like most locations in this area the ebb tide seems to be the most favorable. You can catch fish on either tide, and normally the bite will happen 2 hours on either side of a tide change.  The bottom is nice with few obstructions to hang up on so you can really get the downrigger balls right down there where Mr. Blackmouth lives.

Seals can be a problem here, so be aware when lots of boats start to show up, so do the salmon belly eaters.

In the Winter, blackmouth normally run from the just legal fish up to 10 pounds and of course there are always a few in the teens taken every year.

Trollers
Work the long trolling path from Orchard Point towards the Navy Fuel dock then in toward Manchester boat ramp and on down south about a mile. This area stays relatively flat with only a couple of humps. The majority of the bait holds in the 90-120 ft water here.

When the bottom starts to come up turn east towards Blake Island and follow this ledge out until the bottom starts to drop off, then it’s a simple turn back North to complete the circle back to Orchard Point and do it again. Pay close attention to the fishfinder when you make the turn north, the bait tends to move up to the mid water depths here and the fish will follow, target just under the bait ball with the rigger, this is where the fish will be feeding.

Mooching
The best mooching happens between the Fuel Dock and the Manchester ramp.  There is also great mooching on the North end of Blake Island the shallow bank here can really producer for moochers. The top mooching water is in 80-120 ft. Fish just off the bottom, with 10-12 pound leaders and a tight spinning cutplug herring. Use only the amount of lead you need to stay in contact with the bottom.

Boat Launch
There is a ramp at Manchester, it has a dock and it is only 5 minutes from the best fishing. The parking lot however, is small and won’t hold many rigs.

For the Seattle crowd the Don Armeni boat ramp in Elliot Bay is a straight shot across the Sound from Manchester. There is also a small ramp in the city center of Port Orchard and at Evergreen City Park in Bremerton.

If The Bite Is Off
Head south to Southworth and then run over to Allen Bank. At Southworth there’s a great hole just north of the ferry terminal. Troll the ledge here or move in close and pitch a herring in toward the beach and drift down the ledge.

Allen Bank
Is a great piece of salmon holding water that runs south off the southwest corner of Blake Island north of Vashon outward to perfect blackmouth holding water.

This is a big drift, and almost always there are some fish around waiting to hammer tight spinning bait, even when the Manchester fishing turns off. The blackmouth can be caught here on either tide but the best action is on the ebb.

Moochers will want to run 10-15 pound test main lines, with long 10-12 pound test, 4-5 foot  leaders, with a selection of 2-6 oz mooching sinkers. Size your hooks to the bait. Insure the herring has a drill bit like spin in the water.

Nisqually

nisquallyBig ocean bright kings come rolling in at the beginning of August. They’re heading to the south sound mecca where Chinook still school in tide rips in numbers that make depth finders go crazy. Where the bite can happen so fast that the water looks like anglers are havinga butterfly-netting contest. Destination the Nisqually River. Home of one of the largest runs of south sound hatchery Chinook.

You will start seeing these fish showing up around Pt. Defiance, Pt. Evans and on the south end of Fox Island near Fox Pt. and Gibson Pt. around the middle of July. Early August Lyle Point on the south end of Anderson Island is where you want to be. Over the years I have fished here that’s one of the most popular areas for kings. They take a bunch at Lyle Pt. and by Thompson Cove and fishing the eddies near Anderson Island.

Near the tide changes you will definitely see rips forming off either side of the point near Lyle. This area holds plenty of bait and has been a consistent king producer.

The first part of August, the action switches over to the green can off the mouth of the Nisqually River. Mooching and jigging are most popular here.  The incoming and high tides are when the bite happens. Anglers have their best fishing at the tide changes, from one hour before to two hours after.

Lyle Point at Anderson Island is where the action begins before moving to McCallister Creek-Nisqually Delta. Cut plug herring works well at Anderson Island mooched or trolled off downriggers. The green can near the Nisqually Delta Area produces better on Pt. Wilson Darts in white and green.

Thompson Cove is a small cove just north of Lyle Point. Lots of bait in here, light line motor mooching herring works well, kings are taken every year in here in as little as 15-20 ft of water. Troll slow with the current and keep your bait near the bottom.

Off Lyle Pt. the emphasis is on the southwest shoreline where it eddies on both sides. It’s a good mooching area. The bottom tapers off near shore from 30-100 ft. There’s a trough that holds baitfish. This is great holding & feeding water for kings.

Moochers can get a good drift swinging parallel with the southwest shoreline. That will allow you to drift the deepest point. The water runs south to west. Constant adjustments are needed to stay near the bottom here. You will need 4-6 oz. of lead and a cut-plug. The closer to the flood tide the more emphases you should put on fishing the broken bottom on the shallow ledge. You will be able to see the edge of the ledge by the choppy water created by changing tide.

Jigging
When the kings move towards the delta fishing off the green can be a jigger’s paradise. 60-90 ft of prime water, when the tide run is slow will allow you to work your Dart right on top of the holding Chinook. Use the smallest size you can maintain bottom contact with. Use a stiffer rod like a steelhead back bouncer and one of the new super lines like Tuff-Line to a ball bearing swivel. From the swivel use a 4-5 ft. piece of clear 15-pound leader to the jig. Keep your line vertical in the water; you may have to back your kicker motor into the current to do it. Stay in contact with the bottom raising the rod tip and allowing the jig to flutter back down.

Trolling
One area that gets overlooked is the shoreline from the Nisqually River north. There was at one time a gunpowder loading pier on the beach, just north of the river. This shoreline all the way up to Ketron Island is good trolling water. A flasher rigged with a whole herring or a Silver Horde spoon in green and white glo can add to your score card. If the tide is out going troll north, on the incoming tide troll south along the shoreline.

Tide changes
The bite is a distinct creature that tends to change day after day. Sometimes its dawn or dusk. Most of the time it will happen at the change of the tide. Fish as many of these prime times as you can to increase your odds.

South Sound Kings
Starts mid July peaks mid August. Fish Lyle Point to start then the green can mid August.

Boat Ramps

1)  Nearest is Zittel’s Marina (360-459-1950) is a full service Marina

2)  Narrows Marina (253-564-3474) is a full service marina

3)  Steilacoom is just a driveway to the water and only for small boats (16’ or less).  Open 24 hours.

Bring
Fresh herring, mooching tackle, flashers and salmon spoons.  If you jig, Pt. Wilson Darts in 2-4 oz. size.

Point Defiance

pdefTacoma – Point Defiance, the South Sound’s most famous salmon hole. If this area could only talk, the stories it would tell, big fish, hundreds of salmon derbies, countless hours of fishing enjoyed by thousands of anglers. Best of the entire gateway to the first of the returning summer king runs.

The Clay Banks is the No.1 spot in the Pt. Defiance Area. The Point is the best fishing spot for one pretty simple reason. There’s a giant back eddy formed around the point on the outgoing tide when water flows out of the Narrows and around Pt. Defiance. The current forces the bait in to the Clay Banks rip and the salmon follow it there. The drift starts just off Owen Beach on the rip line and runs towards the lighthouse. The kings tend to hold just inside this rip line in the 100-160 ft. depth.

If you’re going to mooch, set up your drift just off the picnic area near Owen Beach, get in line with the other boats and drift through the drift working your gear off the bottom. When you pick up, run outside the boats fishing, not through them, and start procedure over again.

The other spots that hold summer returning kings in this area are in front of the Pt. Defiance Lighthouse, in the little pocket and drop-off in front of it. This is normally good on the beginning of the tide change and north of the Point out into the Narrows. The bottom out in the channel is a series of pockets and drop offs that will hold salmon.

On the incoming tide move north and fish the sister hole to Pt. Defiance, Point Dalco on the south end of Vashon Island. The drift here starts in front of the ferry dock in about a 100-ft of water and you drift down to Pt. Dalco. The water increases in depth the closer you get to Point Dalco. Fish are caught along this drift. Trolling just like at the Clay Banks takes place outside the moochers’ drift. Trolling too close with downriggers will bring angry calls and one-fingered salutes from the mooching crowd.  Best fishing happens at first light, dusk and one hour before to two hours after a tide change.

Mooching herring
The fresh cut plug herring is the number one bait in this neck of the woods. Begin your bait preparation with a sharp knife.  Lay the herring on the cutting board with the head to the right, make one clean cut at a 45-degree angle behind the gills with the knife slightly angled toward the tail. Remove the head and viscera from the body cavity. Pre-tie several leaders with barbless 2/0-3/0 hooks in 12-14 lb. test mono, about 6-to 8ft. long. Take the first hook and run it through the abdomen and out through the lateral line on the side of the herring, leave it hanging free. Take the top hook, the 3/0, and run it out the top of the spine of the herring near the front of the cut. If you did it right it will spin like a drill bit in the water. Big kings like a tight spinning herring. Add a mooching sinker 2-6 oz. depending on the current and you’re good to go. Fish the total water column dropping to the bottom and reeling up slowly or watch your fishfinder and target feeding Chinook under the bait schools.

Trolling
Flashers in green glo with a cutplug herring or whole herring rigged in a helmet are super producers off a downrigger.  Spoons like the Silver Horde Kingfisher have been recent arrivals and are gaining in popularity. The old tried and true produce, the salmon plug is still fished hard here. White and green have been good color choices.

Unlike blackmouth you don’t necessarily find ocean returning kings always on the bottom, this is especially true in the morning hours. I have caught countless fish over the years trolling 40-60 ft down on the downrigger. These migratory fish heading back to the Puyallup River, Nisqually River and Chambers Creek will often travel in the mid water column.

Look for the first of the Puyallup fish to show in the middle of July through the end of August. When the fishing starts to die near Pt. Defiance anglers will often move east and fish the Puyallup River mouth. Fish will stage here before heading up the river. This area opens on 1 August and over the years has proven to be an excellent fishery.

Pt. Defiance Summer Kings

Who to call: Pt. Defiance Boathouse 253-591-5325

Launches

1) Narrows Marina 253-564-3474 is the closest. They have a bait and tackle store and offer a full service marina with a gas dock and boat ramp.  Narrows Marina is a short run from just south of the Narrows Bridge.

2) Pt. Defiance Park  253-591-5325. A newly renovated eight-lane launch ramp, open year round sunrise to sunset is located next to the Vashon Ferry Terminal at Point Defiance Park.   They also offer a bait and tackle shop, gas dock and boat rentals.  Pt. Defiance ramp is the most popular and the closest.

3) There is a launch in Gig Harbor but it does not have a dock and parking is limited.

What to bring
Mooching tackle, sinkers, leaders, and fresh herring, flashers, and Kingfisher spoons.

Redondo

erThe closest and best salmon fishing off Redondo starts just about 100 yards away from the Salty’s Restaurant and the public fishing pier. Trolling from just off Saltwater State Park south to Dumas Bay is where most salmon seekers generally try. This productive area is best fished in the 90-100 ft. water before moving further off the beach as the sun gets brighter later in the day.

Winter blackmouth are regularly caught on Pro-Troll flashers and Silver Horde spoons just off the bottom. Look for concentrations of baitfish; these will be the top producing areas for winter fish.

Summer will see Chinook migrating past here on their way to south sound river systems. Top action on these fish will be fishing mid water, 40-60 ft. Trolling plugs and herring will be some of the top producers.

Running west across the sound from Redondo brings you to one of Puget Sounds top southern fisheries Robinson Point. The deep drop off here holds a ton of baitfish. Salmon will round this point on their way south. This area doesn’t receive near the angler pressure of Pt. Defiance but can be just as good of fishing spot especially for summer kings. Troll with the tide and bracket the area from shallow to deeper water until you find the depth the fish are migrating through. Then concentrate your gear in that depth range. A good sonar unit pays for it self here. Both moochers and trollers score fish here.

Note: The Redondo boat ramp can be a tough launch and recovery on a windy day or a low tide, take both into account before using it.

Tacoma Narrows

tn-269x300One of the top salmon locations in the South Sound is the Tacoma Narrows.

Point Evans is the first Point just north of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge on the Gig Harbor side of the bridge.  The currents through this area are strong and will push tons of baitfish into the area during tidal movements.

The top fishing takes place between Pt. Evans and the bridge.  On an incoming tide start your drift under the power lines near Pt. Evans and drift towards the Narrows Bridge. The second red ball on the power line from the shore is over 80-ft. of water and a good place to set up for a drift.

If you’re mooching, drop your fresh cutplug herring down so it’s just off bottom. The strength of the current will dictate the amount of lead you will need to stay there. As you move south the Narrows will increase in depth and it’s important to keep your tackle just off the bottom to produce strikes.

If you’re a jigger then bring a selection of Point Wilson Darts in herring and needlefish sizes or several different weights of Buzz Bombs.  If the current picks up on you while jigging you may have to back into it with your kicker motor to slow your drift and keep the jig vertical in the water column to produce strikes.

On the outgoing tide start just north of the bridge and drift back up to Point Evans.

Since this area has such strong currents the best fishing will take place one hour before to an hour after the tide change on big tide changes. On days with lesser tidal movements you can fish two hours either side of the tide.  Pt. Evans is a good year round producer for winter blackmouth and summer returning kings.

Check your WDFW regulations for season openings and closings, as the Narrows Bridge is the boundary between Marine Areas 11 & 13. The season and salmon limits can vary depending on what side of the bridge you are fishing on.

During May, lingcod is targeted on the Tacoma side of the Narrows, drifting from Salmon Beach back to the bridge fishing large horse herring and sole. You need to hit a slack tide, but some nice fish are taken every year. Avoid fishing directly under the bridge as the wreckage from Galloping Gerty, the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge is laying there. This is a tackle grabbing nightmare for anglers.

Another hazard in the area, besides the strong current, is shipping.  Large ships, yachts and barge traffic pass through here so you need to keep an eye peeled at all times.

Boat Launch

Narrows Marina (253-564-3474) is the closest. They have a bait and tackle store and offer a full service marina with a gas dock and boat ramp.

Pt. Defiance Park  (253-591-5325) A newly renovated eight-lane launch ramp, open year round sunrise to sunset is located next to the Vashon Ferry Terminal at Point Defiance Park.   They also offer a bait and tackle shop, gas dock and boat rentals.

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