January Blackmouth fishing near Seattle
Blackmouth fishing near Seattle has been nothing short of amazing! January 1st was the opener of the Seattle blackmouth fishing season and right out of the gates fishing was good. Fishing was good at many local Seattle fishing spots; Jefferson Head, Kingston, and Edmonds to name a few. All produced fish throughout the season.
Blackmouth fishing is very effective with our mooching technique because these fish are feeding fish looking to forage for baitfish in the Puget Sound with herring being the most prevalent food source for salmon, closely followed by sand lance. Mooching for salmon in the Seattle area has not only created some fishy days but memorable moments while actively fishing for these fish has been a crowd favorite.
“This style of fishing is such a blast compared to the trolling we are accustomed to.” Said a local fisherman who recently went out with us to get a hands-on fishing experience learning how to mooch for salmon. This is definitely a common affair on our boat as people experience mooching for salmon. There is no better feeling of accomplishment when you get to “work” the bait, feel the bite, and fight the fish from start to finish. Mooching is the style for you if a Seattle fishing experience is what you are looking for.
Do you find yourself wondering what blackmouth are?
Blackmouth are chinook (King) salmon that stay in the Puget Sound to feed and grow versus heading straight out to the Pacific Ocean to do so. Blackmouth are non-migratory salmon, unlike the salmon we target in the Spring-Fall months these fish do not have a specific direction they are heading. One day they will be heading north and out of the Puget Sound the next they will be heading south; deeper in the Puget Sound. This creates a unique fishery based on tides. These fish will move with the tides and follow baitfish that get pushed on underwater ledges and on top of shelves. This creates an ambush spot for the salmon to feed in certain parts of the tide.
Blackmouth are feeding fish so when you find fish or baitfish in the area a lot of times you can get these fish to bite. Mooching for blackmouth makes for the perfect winter day of fishing as you’ll be actively fishing and keeping warm doing it! There is no sit and wait involved. Get ahold of us and book your Seattle fishing trip. Whether you are in town for visit or want to come out to learn how to mooch for salmon we can create a trip tailored to your wants and needs. Come experience what the Puget Sound has to offer just minutes away from Downtown Seattle you can be on your Puget Sound fishing adventure of a lifetime!