Purse seiners working the waters off Beach Drive

I counted at least six boats making sets for the chum salmon run yesterday. It's pretty interesting seeing how these boats operate the nets. The following shots were taken as the sun was just coming over the hill…



The days and times for this type of fishing is a moving target set by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife . Purse seiners had the green light for areas 10 and 11 (Seattle/Tacoma) between 7:00AM to 6:00PM.

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  1. Thanks for this – I’m linking from WSB, had a question today about these boats, looked into our files and every year we’ve had something right about now, late October etc., with the purse seiners.

  2. My pleasure! Thanks for sharing TR.

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