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By John Kruse
For the Sentinel 

The Washington Outdoors Report: Early season trout and salmon


The first day of March brings a host of fishing opportunities for both salmon and trout anglers across Washington State. Here’s a round-up of what’s in store:

SEKIU SALMON: A special winter/spring season for hatchery Chinook salmon opened March 1 off Sekiu and the Olympic Peninsula in Marine Area 5. This is not a day trip for most of our readers, but you may well be rewarded with a limit of two hatchery fish a day averaging 5 to 10 pounds in size. Tom Burlingame is the owner of Excel Fishing Charters and expects a good season with limits being the norm rather than the exception. That’s good news for Puget Sound area anglers who have struggled to land salmon so far this winter in oth...

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