Discover Great Fishing and Shellfishing in Sequim

The great fishing around Sequim has been a locals’ secret for some time. This unique region of the Olympic Peninsula has fresh and saltwater fishing at sunsethabitats and includes a wide variety of species. Halibut and salmon are found in abundance in the waters around Sequim. Chinook salmon are in Sequim Bay year-round, while the halibut season begins in May and lasts until June. Find shrimp, oysters, and Dungeness crab in Sequim and Discovery Bays. Head out to the Strait of Juan de Fuca to catch halibut, cutthroat, and steelhead. The Dungeness River has silver salmon while the Dungeness Spit has winter blackmouth. Sequim also has less rainfall than most Pacific Northwest towns and mild temperatures. So it’s always a good day to take the boat out, making this a wonderful place for anglers to call home.

Fishing Resources in Sequim

Sequim has an active fishing community, in addition to great resources. There’s an anglers club, many marinas and boat launches. High quality sporting goods stores offer tours and gear.

The Puget Sound Anglers (North Olympic Peninsula Chapter) meet every third Thursday in Sequim. They’re dedicated to preserving quality fisheries. Members post photos and share great locations on the website. Also members volunteer at the Dungeness Fish Hatchery and the Dungeness River Audubon Center in Sequim. Additionally, they host a Kids Fishing Day every May.

fly fishing gear by a riverSequim has many boat ramps and two local marinas. Sequim Bay State Park offers 424 feet of moorage and a watercraft launch. The John Wayne Marina has moorage, fuel, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities and an on-site restaurant. Multiple boat launches dot the Sequim coastline including the Port Williams, the Dungeness Landing and the Cline Spit ramps.

The sporting goods stores in Sequim offer angler supplies, gear and friendly advice. Brian’s Sporting Good and More has saltwater and freshwater gear for fishing and shellfishing. Pick up your tackle and license, along with up to date reports. Discovery Bay Marine Gear carries quality recreational and light commercial crabbing, shrimping, and fishing equipment. While Build 2 Fish has custom rods. For premier fly fishing gear and guided tours, check out Water West Fly Fishing. Their guided tours include boat trips, half day walk and wade trips. 

Visit Sequim and see why it’s a angler’s paradise. Fishing rod over a lakeThe many habitats and diverse seasons keep it interesting year round. And the ideal weather within Sequim’s rain shadow make fishing a pleasure. Contact our friendly agents at Schwab Realty and get the inside scoop on living and fishing in Sequim.