Our 2020 Bass Seminar is set for Saturday April 4 from 9:30 - 3:00 at the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club. If you're a bass enthusiast you won't want to miss this free event. Not only will you see two great speakers but you'll get a chance to talk with vendors, reps from bass and other fishing clubs, see some tackle, watch demos from our demo tank (weather permitting) and get served lunch all for free!
We have learned today that there will be a short Pink season on the Snohomish. The season will be Sept. 1,2 &3. It will still be a 1 fish limit but can be a Pink or Coho. We believe this is the Snohomish only. Areas 8-2 and 9 remain red hot for Pinks and should do so for another week to 10 days. The Snohomish River will be open for Pinks Sept. 1,2 and 3. The limit remains 1 fish and can be either a Pink or a wild or hatchery Coho.The Sky and Snoqualmie remain at 1 COHO only. WDFW has said they will monitor the Pinks to see if further openings may occur. We don't anticipate another opener. Be aware that if you release any fish you must keep it in the water. Enforcement can ticket you for removing a fish from water then releasing it. Gear may be hard to
Our 49 boxes of gear has been put out ready to sell. Much of it was geared towards our inaugural ‘Kickin’ Bass Days’ Sale which runs from April 2-8. Bass tackle – on SALE! Rods and reels – on SALE! Hooks and line – on SALE! Even our new line of apparel with new logo – on SALE! Free stickers! Free entry into daily drawings for merchandise. We will also give away a St. Croix Mojo Bass Rod ($130 value) or $100 Gift Card at the end of the sale. Stop by! We want to be your #1 Bass stop. Even though we’ll have some bass gear on sale throughout the year, we want to make ‘Kickin’ Bass Days’ our biggest Bass event annually. Not only will there be good deals, we also help our customers with special orders for items we don’t carry but can easily get. The customer pre-pays
We have some nice sale items coming up for the holiday season. As promised in an earlier post we are passing on the information to our website and facebook followers before announcing it in the store. We will announce it in store Nov. 29. You can come in before that, tell us you saw our Facebook or website ad and we’ll give you the sale. Here’s some of our better deals: Fishing Rods: Shimano Scimitar salmon/steelhead rods Sale $39.99 $8.00 offDaiwa downrigger rod Sale $15.00 $4.99 offDaiwa Acculite salmon/steelhead rod Sale $35.99 $20.00 offSt. Croix Bass rods Purchase a St. Croix bass rod and get 20 % off the purchase of any reel in stock. You will also receive a free green Triangle Bait and Tackle hat ($14.99 value). Reels: Shimano Sienna 4000 Sale $29.99 $5.00 offPenn 209 right or left hand Sale $49.99 $10.00 offLews Mach 2 Spinning reel size 300 Sale $59.9
Just three days left in our annual Father’ Day Sale. There are some exciting seasons coming up and I’m sure you can find some great values on quality merchandise. Even if you just want some information on the upcoming seasons stop on by – we’re here to help. Here’s a sample of some of our popular deals: Bass rods and reels. Bass lures 20% off. Humpy combos – rod/reel/line – $29.99. Deals on all our crab pot kits. Polarized sunglasses starting at $5.99. Tremendous deals on some clearance items. Salmon/steelhead rods/reels/combos. And much, much more. Sale ends Father’s Day at 5:00pm.
This weekend, July 10 and 11, is free fishing weekend. Everyone gets to fish without a license this weekend. Great time to get someone interested in the sport. Also, no Columbia River endorsement is needed. No 2 pole endorsement is needed in areas where it is legal to use 2 poles. No parking placards are required at WDFW sites as well. However, if fishing for Salmon, Steelhead, Halibut or Sturgeon a catch record card is required. This will be free of charge. Stop by and see us or any other dealer for this catch record card. DO NOT order online – you will not get it.
WDFW has announced that the crab season opener locally will once again be July 1. This includes Areas 6, 8-1, 8-2, most of 9, 10 and 13. The season will run through Labor Day September 4. Crabbing will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Most of Area 7 will open July 15 through September 30 and be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. To crab you need a shellfish license or a combination license along with the Puget Sound crab endorsement and crab catch record card. Kids 14 and under crab for free but still need the free catch record card. Remember all catch record cards need to be turned in or reported online by October 1 to avoid a $10 penalty next year. We offer all the crab pots and gear that a person needs for crabbing. We specialize in offering a nice selection of pots at competitive prices. Also all our pots are
The Tulalip Bubble Fishery has kicked off and is currently open Fridays through noon Mondays. Open for hatchery chinook 22” and over. The daily limit is 2 fish. You may fish with 2 poles here if you have the two-pole endorsement. Unfortunately, this will be the only salmon fishing available in area 8-2 until the Blackmouth season opens this winter.
Shrimp lovers will be happy to hear the WDFW has increased the spot shrimp daily limit from 80 to 120 per person in areas 6 and 7- west beginning June 1’st. Also Coonstripe and Pink Shrimp will open in areas 7- east, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11, and 13. Area 7 east has a maximum fishing depth of 200 feet. areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, and 11 have a 150 foot maximum fishing depth. Area 13 has a max depth of 250 feet. Any spot shrimp caught in areas not open to them must be returned.
We welcome you to our new website and blog page. I plan on using our blog page to write updates and supply information regarding fishing in our state. I would also like to invite you to follow us on Facebook where we will also post short posts, pictures, videos, sales at our store and customers experiences in the outdoors. As we begin our 37th year in business, we have a lot planned for a fun and successful year for our customers. Watch for our upcoming sales, improved river fishing seasons over last year and what should be another banner crab season. And yes, the Humpies are coming to Snohomish this year (see the next blog).
The North of Falcon process has ended and the salmon seasons for this year have been set. I attended a couple of their meetings and what a long, laborious process that is. That being said, if you are a Snohomish River fisherman, you’ll love it. If not, well you’ll hate it. To start the season, the Skykomish River will have it’s usual Chinook opener June 1st. Come August 1st the Snohomish River will open for Pinks and Coho below the Hwy. 9 bridge in Snohomish. August 16th the Snohomish opens above the Hwy. 9 bridge for salmon. Most of the Skykomish and Snoqualmie Rivers will open for salmon September 1st. The limit will be three fish. The run size has been projected to be quite small for Pinks this year compared to the last several runs. The Snohomish run is projected at about 171,000 fish – leaving about 50,000 fish for sportsmen.
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