Marine Area 10 continues to be a good bet for silvers going 7 to 9 pounds and with a few from 10 pounds to the mid-teens. The north dividing line between areas 9 and 10 runs from Edwards Point (just south of Edmonds) across to Apple Cove Point on the Kitsap Peninsula, about a mile north of Kingston.
The majority of local anglers have been fishing down-Sound from the Edmonds area, although Gary Krein, owner/skipper of All Star Charters in Everett, said coho can be found almost anywhere in Area 10, and the best bet is to keep moving at a fast troll — maybe 3 mph or better — until you locate a school.
Try to pick a day with a strong tide running, and avoid a couple of hours around both high and low slack. Start at 30 to 50 feet early in the day, going down as deep as 90 feet, later, Krein says. A standard rig would include a Gibbs moon — glow flasher, 30 to 34 inches of leader and a glow-white or purple haze squid.
Mike Chamberlain at Ted’s Sport Center in Lynnwood said the fishery should hold up for the remainder of this month and into early October. The bite can be off and on, Chamberlain says, so persistence pays.