Seattle is a wonderful location to visit with families, friends and your beloved. There are numerous opportunities awaiting which will not let you stay at the resort, instead, you will enjoy having some fun, and experience something new each time. Close to Seattle are locations where you can enjoy the full extent of the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful landscape and outdoor fun.
If you or your friends are fishing enthusiasts, hop on a fishing charter in Seattle to visit and explore some fantastic fishing spots. All the fishing spots are just a short sail away from downtown Seattle. The fishing gear and scrumptious cuisines will be served and provided on board the yacht while on your charter. Get ready to cast your lines and pots to catch some of the best seafood the Puget Sound waters has to offer. Here are the top places to consider fishing in the Emerald City:
BELVOIR PLACE (UNION BAY/LAKE UNION) – Smaller and grassy Belvoir Place fishing spot overlooks the Union Bay and the Lake Union. One of the chaotic fishing locations in the Seattle area, it has got a very small dock. This is the perfect spot for first-time fisherman. Here, you can find species such as largemouth and smallmouth bass, and sometimes yellow perch, black crappie, and the coastal cutthroat. This spot is one of Seattle’s best-kept secrets, probably because it’s quite hard to find. It is not usually busy, so it’s perfect for beginners.
GREEN LAKE PARK (GREEN LAKE) – Located about ten minutes away from north of downtown, Green Lake is a popular lake and fishing spot. It is a very much crowded location for fishing. You can also be part of other water sports activities including swimming, windsurfing, and small boating while in this area. It boasts a guarded beach and a fishing pier that offers year-round fishing opportunities for rainbow and brown trout, carp, catfish and rock bass. On the 3-mile path that surrounds the lake, you can jog, walk with your dog, try skateboarding, rollerblade and cycling.
FAIRVIEW PARK (LAKE UNION) – From downtown Seattle, Fairview Park is hardly five minutes away. The fishing spot is smaller, less crowded and even the boat launch is also small. Here you can climb up to the deck with an outlook viewpoint to take in the mesmerizing views of the spectacular greenery surrounding. You might end up catching steelhead trout and migratory salmons because they commonly use the Lake Union as a pathway to the larger Lake Washington. Other fish species found here include largemouth bass, suckerfish, brown bullhead, perch, bluegill, and bream.
ELLIOT BAY – Elliot Bay runs along Seattle’s waterfront and is home to a myriad of fishing spots of people of all ages. Pier 86 – one of the city’s best-kept fishing secrets is located here. It features a 400-foot fishing pier and is equipped with its own bait shop and covered fish-cleaning stations. Another great fishing spot that sits on Seattle’s main is Elliott Bay Waterfront Park. It spans from Pier 57 to Pier 59. On clear days from here, you can take in the eye-captivating views of the Olympic Mountains. Elliot Bay is home to many fish and seafood species including squid, Dungeness crab, salmon, rockfish, lingcod, halibut, sturgeon and much more.
LAKE WASHINGTON – Just east of downtown Seattle is located a 20-mile-long body of water popularly known as Lake Washington. You can try fishing at Lake Washington all throughout the year. There are several prime spots to test your angling skills and cast a line. The very famous Reverend Murphy Fishing Pier near Seward Park offers the perfect spot to take in the unobstructed views of Mount Rainier. Other locations to try out fishing include Rainier Beach Park, Mercer Island, and Sand Point’s Magnuson Park. Lake Washington is home to more than 40 fish species, including bass, trout, salmon, coho, chinook and many others.
Seattle offers a number of opportunities for families, friends and beloved to enjoy time together. Hop on a fishing charter in Seattle to test your fishing skills – the Emerald City has got everything it takes to make your visit a great experience. Grab your fishing rod, sharpen your hooks – thousands of lowland and highland lakes in and around Seattle awaits beginner and experienced anglers with exciting family-friendly fishing opportunities.