North Puget Sound: Cutthroat trout: Catch-and-release fishing for sea-run cutthroat picks up in March. Shoreline anglers often have success with chum fry patterns and small spinners during tidal changes near rivers and on beaches.
Puget Sound Salmon: Marine areas 7 (San Juan Islands), 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, and Skagit Bay), 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gamble), and 9 (Admiralty Inlet) are open to salmon fishing. Anglers should check the Puget Sound creel reports to see where people are having the most success.
Steelhead: Anglers can chase wild steelhead during a catch-and-release fishery on the Skagit and Sauk rivers. The Skagit River is open from the Dalles Bridge in the town of Concrete to the Cascade River Road Bridge in Marblemount. The Sauk River is open from the mouth to the Sauk Prairie Road Bridge in Darrington.
Squid: There are still opportunities for people to jig for squid in Puget Sound. Squid fishing is a fun group activity that is easy to learn and doesnt require a boat.
Lowland lakes: As spring approaches, lowland waters are warming and will provide good fishing for bass (smallmouth and largemouth), panfish (yellow perch, pumpkinseed, rock bass, bluegill), and catfish (channel and brown bullhead). Angle, Meridian, Stevens, Samish, and Cavanaugh lakes should be prime fishing spots for spring kokanee.