The Salmon are running again at Point No Point! Grab your pole and gear and head on out. Point No Point LightHouse Park is a great place to fish from shore.
Judy Odell was born and raised in the Northwest, consequently she is naturally drawn to the sea. She has an incredible view of Puget Sound from her home and in recent years has discovered sport fishing by casting her line from her own beach on Puget Sound. Her abstracts, seascapes, landscapes, sea birds and brightly colored florals, for which she is nationally acclaimed, represent the abundance and color of the West Coast.
Here is the dock at Jefferson Beach outside of Kingston WA during a winter day. It is true the sky was blue and it was a gorgeous day, but what doesn’t show in the photo is how incredibly cold it was that day. Clear and cold. The wind was howling which made the very high tide even more dangerous and wild.
This fishing pier is a very popular salmon fishing spot in the fall. It can be virtually lined with fishermen and young boys doing some crabbing.
This photo shows how high the tide was — all the way up to the steps going out on the pier.
The tide was so high it covered most of the boat launch and tossed up large logs.
This photo demonstrates the powerful waves as it was tossing large logs like toothpicks. Bainbridge Island is in view in the distance. The tide is normally low enough on this side of the beach to walk all the way to Indianola Wa. A great walk completed by a stop at the wonderful Indianola store.
The wind was blowing so strongly that this local Jefferson Beach standard poodle was barely able to walk toward the beach. Mother Nature was giving her a brushing!!
We recently went Salmon fishing in the Puget Sound between Suquamish, Bainbridge Island and Indianola. We tried using buzz bombs, fake squid and shiners, shiners and herring and lures. No Salmon on this outing. We did see one fisherman haul in a good size silver.
We did catch a few bullheads and one dog fish, but more importantly we had a good time out on the Sound enjoying the salty sea and relaxing views. If any of you have some fishing tips, they are welcome.
A good area to go salmon fishing is under the Agate Passage bridge. The bridge connects Bainbridge Island with Kitsap county and there is beach access from the Bainbridge Island side. If you are crossing the bridge toward Bainbridge, take the first left after the bridge and follow the road until you get to a large power line tower park then walk down the short trail.
From the Suquamish side I usually access the beach from Chief Seattle Park and walk to the bridge. There may be access from the park and ride area on the Kitsap side of the bridge.
Even if you don’t catch a salmon, it is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the beaches, views and salty air of Puget Sound.