The opening day for salmon fishing is set by the state Fisheries Department; we’ll post details when we get them, in April 2017. We’re hearing that the Chinook numbers are again going to be very good!
Coho is another excellent sport fishing which gets going good by mid-June and continues on into August and September. Our salmon fishing here is great! Westport is nicknamed “The Salmon Capital of the World!”
Fighting a King is one of the ultimate tests for any angler. These fish are fast and big. Fish topping 40-lbs are not uncommon. They will rip line from your spool, challenge your strength, and take you on a journey around the boat multiple times before you have a chance to land them.
Silvers might not get as big as kings, but what they lack in size, they more than make up for in dogged tenacity. Get one of these fish on your pole and you will see acrobatics, speed, and power. Fishing for Silvers and Kings usually require anglers to practice a mooching technique that gives you complete control over hooking and fighting your own fish. Mooching is done by lowering your bait to a desired depth, and then fishing the water column as you reel back up.
Obviously, fishing in Westport for salmon can be non-stop, exciting, and result in plenty of fillets for the freezer. When you take one of our salmon fishing trips, our captains and courteous deckhands will give you a full rundown on how to hook and land your fish, and will do everything they can to make sure everything possible is being done to ensure your fishing experience is of the highest quality.