West Seattle scenes: Gone fishing, from the pier to the beach

Two photos shared by your neighbors:

That’s from Don Brubeck, who writes, “Lots of people fishing from the bridge on Spokane St. Not me – I had to keep going, riding to work.” (Don is president of West Seattle Bike Connections, which meets tonight, as noted in our daily calendar highlights.) Next, from TS:

He writes, “Just a nice coho caught off Lincoln Park on Sunday afternoon. Fun to share.” According to the state Fish and Wildlife month-by-month advice, that’s what’s peaking on inland waters this time of year.

9 Replies to "West Seattle scenes: Gone fishing, from the pier to the beach"

  • John September 1, 2015 (12:34 pm)

    It’s amazing…. Yesterday morning on my ride into work I didn’t see a single fisherman…but this morning the dock was packed shoulder to shoulder. What gives?

    I’ll have to check out West Seattle Bike Connections. I didn’t know of them and I’ve been riding year round since Feb/2000.

  • Jeff September 1, 2015 (1:41 pm)

    John, the bridge opens for fishing September 1st. The day before would have been a not fun fine and loss of license.

    • WSB September 1, 2015 (2:01 pm)

      Thanks for the info on the opening date! Someone had sent a photo of bridge fishing earlier in the summer, I seem to remember, so I didn’t even think about looking up seasonal dates…

  • Born on Alki 59 September 1, 2015 (1:44 pm)

    That portion of the Duwamish opened to fishing today, Sept. 1. It had been previously closed. I guess you can call it fishing, but more like a snag festival. Sad.

  • sbre September 1, 2015 (2:19 pm)

    John, We, WSBC hope to see you tonight.

    There are some really neat people in our group who strive to make this area (west Seattle and beyond) safer, easier and more enjoyable for all riders; beginners to the year-around daily commuters.

    Come sit down with us and let’s get acquainted!


  • mrsMarty September 1, 2015 (2:53 pm)

    Alki59…why do you call it a snag festival? Fishing is fishing whether you’re in a boat, standing on a dock or standing in a river wearing hip boots so long as you have a rod and reel in your hand (license) it’s fun and food on the table.
    And I for one enjoy it and also believe that the State and all other agencies and people too are doing all possible to keep the great salmon around for years to come.

  • TM September 1, 2015 (5:06 pm)

    It’s been a fun last month fishing here. I’m usually on my kayak off of the beach at Lincoln Park, some days getting not even a bite, other days 1-4 salmon. Regardless it’s always great to be out, and pretty awesome to be able to fish for salmon in our local park.

  • Born on Alki 59 September 1, 2015 (7:20 pm)

    MrsMarty, some of their fishing techniques are less than ethical in that area. You would have to be an avid fisherperson to understand. Most are fishing legally, but a few are not. Snagging/flossing with large treble hooks is not legal. I have witnessed this from the east waterway on numerous occasions. Go have a look for yourself. I agree with you, great resource. I’ve fished that area for quite a few decades. Nothing quite like it in a big city.

  • mrsMarty September 1, 2015 (7:35 pm)

    Alki59…I have not been down to the docks in a very long time so wasn’t aware that some people “fished” in that matter. :>(
    I was raised to enjoy fishing, camping and to respect NATURE so BOO to those people who are fishing illegally and hopefully the D.O.F will catch them.

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