Fishing on Orcas Island

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Fishing on Orcas Island

Our most recent fishing info can be found in this interview with local saltwater and freshwater fishing expert Marty Mead of North Shore Charters. There are two parts... 1) Self Guided Fishing Advice and 2) All you wanted to know about Fishing Charters in the San Juan Islands.

Fishing charter outfitters servicing Orcas Island:

Saltwater Fishing Faq's:

Question: What is the best time of year to fish?

Answer: Sport fishing is available all year round in the San Juan's but the most species are available for catch in July through November. Click here for detailed info about what's available for sport fishing and what time of year to catch. Provided by Trophy Charters.

Question: What types of fish can I expect to catch?

Answer: Salmon, Rock Cod, Ling Cod, Halibut, Shark, Red Snapper, Steelhead, Sturgeon and more.

Freshwater Fishing Faq's:

Question: What kind of fish are available?

Answer: Rainbow Trout, Bass,

Question: Where do I buy a fishing license?

Answer: can pick one up at Eastsound Sporting Goods on Orcas (360. 376.5588) they have 2 day permits available for $8.00.

Question: When is opening day?

Answer: Fishing season opens April 30 on Cascade Lake.

In 2004 there were 20,000 cutthroat, 25,000 rainbow and 80,000 Kokanee trout planted in the lake. "The Kokanee will be ready to catch in 2007," said Park Manager Dennis Flowers.


Orcas Island Fishing Photos:
Click to view Orcas Island fishing photos
North Shore Charters provides a nice fishing photo gallery.

More Orcas Island Fishing Info:
Moran State Park
Orcas Island's Moran State Park has five fishable lakes.

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