The Kitsap Sun’s fishing columnist, Dave Shorett, posted an article about the coho salmon that are coming through Agate Pass this fall. Giving props to the Suquamish Tribe’s net pen program that started again after a nearly decade-long hiatus, Shorett also gives some tips on how well the fish are biting and where.
Tribal biologists expected up to 14,000 net pen produced coho to return this year. At this point, probably a few thousand have shown up and they expect more to arrive with the first heavy rains. If that’s the case, we are in for another couple of weeks hunting down schools of coho, flailing away from the beach or a boat, and with a bit of luck, bringing home some decent size salmon.