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Puget sound Lingcod

Puget sound Lingcod

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A nice Puget Sound King

A nice Puget Sound King


Tyee Charters

Tyee Charters

Seattle King Salmon

Seattle King Salmon

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A little catching up to do on posts!  It’s been a great season with Lings, Kings, Silvers and lots of wildlife.  Were still catching Kings, and silvers are just making a showing.  It’s been a lot of deep fishing with warmer waters in the Sound.


A strange winter this year. Not enough water in January, then enough to float an ark in Feb. fishing has been fare lately on the Peninsula on most rivers. Little signs of spring over the past few days has Spring Chinook on my mind. LingCod opens May 1st and should provide a good fishery this year.

Capt Matt




It’s been a interesting winter here in the Great NorthWest. Dry and mild temps have been conducive to outdoor activities. My fruit trees think its spring, and damn Peck Peck is starting to patrol his drumming stations. Fishing on the Olympic Peninsula has been good for Wild Steelhead. Hopefully we get some more rain soon to keep the rivers in fishing shape. Chinook (blackmouth) fishing has been fair to good in marine areas 9 and 10.


This wheel seems to be spinning faster with each year that goes by. Happy New Year to all! 2013 was a big year. We lost some great people, and gained many more. It was a great year of fishing in the Pacific North West! I had the pleasure of meeting great folks from as far away as New Zealand, China, India, Japan, New Foundland, Ireland and all over North America. Picked up some good stories, and a few funny jokes. What is best is meeting on common ground, sharing the passion for the outdoors. Looking forward to 2014! So far it’s been a great year. We welcomed it in, fishing in a favorite spot on the Sound. A glorious sun rise and calm water, a few good fish, and many laughs and stories with good people.

Capt. Matt







Fishing has been good over the past few weeks for Winter Blackmouth on Puget Sound. We have been primarily fishing the MA 10 area, spoons and flashers have produced best on the outgoing tide. Find the bait and stay close. We have been finding fish in 30-130′ of water and fishing on or near bottom. Winter Steelhead have been on the move as well, migrating up Olympic Peninsula streams. The Bogachiel river has produced some decent catches lately.





Wild weather over the past few days had whipped the Sound with 30-40kt winds. Rain in excess of 8″ has brought the rivers up to record levels for September. Prior to the storm, fishing for Silvers had been great in the central parts of Puget Sound. Hootchies and flashers fished 30-90′ have produced best.


Old Grouse has been busy the past few weeks in Sappho. He drums up a whirl wind every time I open the front door. Dogwoods, Salmon berries, skunk cabbage, are all in bloom. This is a good indicator of Spring Kings entering the area rivers. We have had some up and down fishing this year. Early summer runs and a few Chinook are working up the rivers.
It’s time again for voting on Best of Northwest. We would really appreciate you voting for Tyee Charters as best of Northwest fishing charter! Tyee Charters has been nominated for the BEST Fishing Charter on the Best of Northwest Escapes: