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Fishing On San Juan Island


Faq's About Salt Water Fishing:

Question: When is the best time of year to fish San Juan Island?

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 type of fish can I expect to catch?

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

Question: Do I have to be an experienced fisherman to fish the area?

Answer: It depends on whether or not you want to have a fishing trip chartered or rent a boat. Charter services will take care of all the work when fishing but if you rent a boat yourself then experience on the ocean is a must.

Question: Do I need a fishing license to salt water fish?

Answer: Yes, you can pick one up at Ace Hardware or Kings Marine. Both located in downtown Friday Harbor. Or you can purchase one online at the Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife at, http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishcorn.htm

Ocean Charter Services:
Trophy Charters
Take a trip with Captain Monty a US Coast Guard licensed captain and knows the San Juan Islands like no one else.

North Shore Charters
Fishing charters for up to 6 people and their pets. They also have adventure tours, island hopping, and sunset tours.

Grey Eagle Charters
(360) 378-6403 Skippered fishing charters on San Juan Island.

Faq's About Freshwater Fishing on San Juan Island:

Question: Where can I go fresh water fishing on San Juan Island?

Answer:

Egg Lake:
Located on the northeast end of San Juan Island. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass and rainbow trout, with good rainbow fishing in April and May.

Sportsman's Lake:
A 66 acre lake located 3 miles northwest of Friday Harbor on Roche Harbor Road.

San Juan Lake Resorts:
Lakedale Resort
Located off Roche Harbor Road about four miles out of Friday Harbor. They offer camping, fishing, cabin rentals, swimming, and more.

Best Photos:
Click here to view photos
North Shore Charters Provides some nice fishing photos.

Further Info:
Salmon University
Two salmon fishing experts insight on salmon fishing off San Juan Island.

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