North Puget Sound: Blackmouth salmon: Areas of northern Puget Sound open for blackmouth salmon fishing include marine areas 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island and Skagit Bay), 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner), and 9 (Admiralty Inlet). These areas have a two-salmon daily limit, one of which may be a hatchery chinook. All coho and wild chinook salmon must be released. Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) closed to salmon fishing Feb. 11 until further notice.
Cutthroat trout: Anglers should also consider targeting cutthroat trout and resident coho in the Sound. 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.
Squid: There are still opportunities for people to jig for squid in Puget Sound. Good spots include the Elliott Bay Pier in Seattle and the Edmonds Pier.
Lowland lakes: As spring approaches, lowland waters are warming and will provide productive 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.