Here’s why it’s a big morning for fishing on Elliott Bay

Lots of boats on Elliott Bay right now. Thanks to Jim Borrow for the photo and explanation – it’s the always-popular one-day season for spot-shrimp fishing. (Not even one full day – 7 am to 1 pm in Elliott Bay, 7 am to 11 am west of the bay – but the state’s announcement notes, “Additional dates and times may be announced if enough quota remains” afterward.) ADDED: This of course has filled Don Armeni Boat Ramp’s lot – this photo, from early morning, is by Stewart L:

17 Replies to "Here's why it's a big morning for fishing on Elliott Bay"

  • West Seattle Hipster June 11, 2020 (10:20 am)

    Sorry I missed this.  Nothing tastes better than ocean caught shrimp.

    • WSB June 11, 2020 (10:38 am)

      Still 2 hours and 23 minutes to get out there.

      • West Seattle Hipster June 11, 2020 (10:46 am)

        Unfortunately stuck at work.  I also hate  missing the super low tides we have this time of year.

        • WSB June 11, 2020 (10:59 am)

          4th of July, 11 am, -3.0.

  • John June 11, 2020 (10:41 am)

    Thanks for reporting this. I was wondering what all the boats were about, and I knew WSB would have the answer.

  • Liz June 11, 2020 (10:59 am)

  • WSRedux June 11, 2020 (11:01 am)

    For those who can’t get out & fish for the tasty crustaceans themselves, Uwajimaya in the International District & Mutual Fish on Rainier Ave. should have local spot shrimp, kept live in salt water tanks.

  • vlt June 11, 2020 (11:18 am)

    There are actually shrimp in Elliott Bay?  I didn’t know that!

    • Kate June 11, 2020 (9:05 pm)

      We’re also home to the six gill shark. Most sharks have five gills, but the six gill needs an extra one because it lives in deeper waters and needs the extra gill for oxygen. Because they live in deeper water the don’t disturb people or marine animals; they’re pretty shy creatures, too. That’s my party trick!

      • grocerylist June 13, 2020 (9:55 am)

        They’re delicious, I’ve had hákarl in Iceland. 

  • Jeff Cowan June 11, 2020 (12:03 pm)

    Thanks,  I wondered

  • TM June 11, 2020 (4:12 pm)

    Right off of Lincoln Park 

    • Alkires June 11, 2020 (9:12 pm)

      WOW! that’s super cool! 

  • Conservationalist June 11, 2020 (8:38 pm)

    Please respect the environment.  Hope you put it back. Opportunity to teach children how precious all of God’s creatures, how all important to eco system.

  • Scott Collins June 11, 2020 (10:15 pm)

    or ate it

  • 22blades June 12, 2020 (12:31 am)

    Wow… Looks like Seattle again!

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