Screaming Reels : Fall Salmon Run

  • Written by Screamin’ Reels Guide Service

The latter part of August brings the early stages of the fall salmon run.

King salmon in Puget Sound has been very good fishing as well as fishing for the 6.2 million pink salmon due to return.

Our local Snohomish River opened for salmon fishing on August 16th. This local fishery is excellent for introducing your kids to salmon fishing.

Pink salmon are averaging 4 to 7 pounds which is just perfect for kids to reel in. The fish are very aggressive which makes it a popular fishery because everyone catches.

The go-to gear is an ultra-light rod about seven feet in length paired with a 2500 series spinning reel spooled with 10-pound test. The fish love Dick Nite Spoons size #1 in all colors starting with pink, and the 50/50 nickel and brass work very well. Visit your local tackle store for getting rigged up at a very reasonable price. While there you can pick up the required fishing license.

You can also go to and click on the picture of the week for tips and to see how to rig up for great success.

The pink salmon are now in the river and will peak the third week in September. From there we will roll right into Coho salmon season which extends well into October so be sure to get your family out for a day of fishing fun. There is nothing like seeing your child’s eyes light up and hear them giggle as a pink salmon pulls on the end of their rod. It truly is a lot of fun for everyone!

Tight Lines,

Screamin’ Reels Guide Service

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