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Recreational Salmon Fishing
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How to Catch Salmon

These articles describe the basics of salmon fishing for the beginning angler. It is intended only as a starting point, and is not meant to cover every aspect of salmon fishing. After getting your feet wet, a good angler will constantly search for additional information to improve their abilities and skills.

Marine Areas


Lake Washington Sockeye

Estuaries & Tidewater