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The Salt Water Sportsman’s Magazine has come out with their top best fishing cities in the United States, and for the second year in a row Seattle has made the list.

Here is a brief write-up on why they voted on the Emerald City:

“Pike Place Fish Market exists here for a reason. Fishing for sea-run cutthroats and all five species of salmon – king, silver, sockeye, pink and chum– is excellent, though seasonal, in Puget Sound. Ling cod, cabezon (popular bottomfish of the Pacific Northwest) and flounder are also plentiful, and usually the preferred target species in May and June, when keeping salmon is not allowed. Halibut and tuna are accessible, but require longer runs.”

“The marinas and fishing charters track through the cut of Salmon Bay running eastwards into Union Bay. You’ll find charter boats docked at Shilshole Bay Marina, 6 miles from downtown, and Port Everett, 25 minutes north of the city. Boatless do-it-yourselfers will find area beaches, many of them city or county parks, offer pretty good chances at salmon and sea-run trout within 30 minutes of downtown.”

Other cities that made the cut were Tampa Bay; San Diego; Ocean City; New York City; New Orleans; Miami; Houston; Charleston; and Boston.

Here is a link to the on-line story: