This year I learned about the magic of fishing for coho salmon in Puget Sound. The action started for me just after September 1st when my buddy, Mark, and I fished this point near the mouth of Hood Canal. I managed two good days of coho fishing this year in Hood Canal.
I used white, pink, and chartreuse clouser minnows tied on hook shanks with trailing hooks. I tied a bunch of coho flies on tubes, but I'll have to wait until next year to see if they will really work. I also fished some top water sand lance tube flies and got some impressive boils, but no hookups.
Next year I plan to be fishing the salt by the end of July. Should be a great year for pinks and coho.
I live in Seattle Washington and have been fly fishing and tying flies for about 20 years. I am a high school teacher, and although I love teaching, I love fly fishing even more. I have fly fished all over the western United States and Canada. I fish for trout, salmon, steelhead, bass, carp, northern pike, musky, and other species I can't remember. Although I rarely troll, one of my fondest fishing memories involves trolling for perch with son's batman fishing rod! Since he was only 3-years-old, I hooked the fish and he reeled them in. Finally, I am a husband and a father. My wife and I have a 5-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl.