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Guemes Channel

Skagit County, Washington.

Guemes Channel ends in Anacortes, Washington.

3 feet (1 meters)

5825841.36 miles (9375785.74 sq kilometers)

About The Guemes Channel

Guemes Channel is a Bay located in Skagit County, WA. Starting in the Guemes Channel has a total surface area of 3620009.6 miles. The Guemes Channel has an elevation of 3 feet. Find maps, fishing guides and recreation info at Guidesly.
 

About Guemes Channel, WA

Guemes Channel is a water body in the state of Washington that takes up an area of Rosario Strait and the northern region of Puget Sound. It serves as a passage that separates Fidalgo Island and Guemes Island. With a length of around 3 miles and a depth of about 40 to 270 feet, the waters of the channel run towards the north, merging with the waters of Bellingham Channel.

For over a hundred centuries, the residents who have lived in the Fidalgo and Guemes Island areas have leaned to Guemes Channel for their water supply. The first groups of people who lived by the water body were the native Samish and Swinomish people. Today, mainly the Samish group of people live near the channel.

Guemes Channel Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Guemes Channel, WA

Despite the fact that Guemes Channel had its fair share of incidents that resulted in pollution and the endangerment of some of the marine species that lived in the waterbody, namely the oil spill in Anarcotes, the passage has maintained to have a balanced ecosystem which is much credited to the quick action done by environmentalists, scientists, and local authorities in the area. Due to the current quality control done, various populations of marine species continue to healthily thrive in the water body.

Such marine species include crab, mollusk, and fish species that flourish in the midst of vegetated tidal habitats, the main habitat that Guemes Channel has. These fish species are mainly the pink, chum, and Coho salmon, which can be recreationally fished in Guemes. Among all the other water bodies in the area near Guemes Channel, many anglers have found Guemes Channel to be the most abundant in salmon.

In addition to the salmon, one may also find small populations of buffalo sculpin and piked dogfish within the channel from time to time.

In order to be able to catch these fish, anglers may find drift fishing to be the most effective fishing technique. Furthermore, from all of the bait that could be used for these different types of fish, anglers may find herring and shrimp as the best go-to choices for these fish species. 

Guemes Channel Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

Generally, fishing within the area by Guemes Channel is at its peak during the month of March, but when it comes to the subject of salmon, anglers may find fishing for salmon within the months of January to April (which is basically the time period for the transition of winter to spring) the easiest, compared to fishing for salmon within the duration of other seasons of the year.

While this may be, however, that does not mean that fishing would be incredibly difficult in the other seasons. The overall quality of fishing still mainly depends on the weather, temperature of the water, and the moon phases which anglers may be able to most likely experience on Wednesdays and from Saturdays to Mondays every week.

 

Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

Generally, fishing within the area by Guemes Channel is at its peak during the month of March, but when it comes to the subject of salmon, anglers may find fishing for salmon within the months of January to April (which is basically the time period for the transition of winter to spring) the easiest, compared to fishing for salmon within the duration of other seasons of the year.

While this may be, however, that does not mean that fishing would be incredibly difficult in the other seasons. The overall quality of fishing still mainly depends on the weather, temperature of the water, and the moon phases which anglers may be able to most likely experience on Wednesdays and from Saturdays to Mondays every week.

 

Guemes Channel Fish Species

All About Fishing in Guemes Channel, WA

Despite the fact that Guemes Channel had its fair share of incidents that resulted in pollution and the endangerment of some of the marine species that lived in the waterbody, namely the oil spill in Anarcotes, the passage has maintained to have a balanced ecosystem which is much credited to the quick action done by environmentalists, scientists, and local authorities in the area. Due to the current quality control done, various populations of marine species continue to healthily thrive in the water body.

Such marine species include crab, mollusk, and fish species that flourish in the midst of vegetated tidal habitats, the main habitat that Guemes Channel has. These fish species are mainly the pink, chum, and Coho salmon, which can be recreationally fished in Guemes. Among all the other water bodies in the area near Guemes Channel, many anglers have found Guemes Channel to be the most abundant in salmon.

In addition to the salmon, one may also find small populations of buffalo sculpin and piked dogfish within the channel from time to time.

In order to be able to catch these fish, anglers may find drift fishing to be the most effective fishing technique. Furthermore, from all of the bait that could be used for these different types of fish, anglers may find herring and shrimp as the best go-to choices for these fish species. 

Pink Salmon

Habitat: Onshore, Lake, River

Weight: 3 - 5 Pounds

Length: 20" - 30"

Chum Salmon

Habitat: Rivers, Nearshore, Offshore

Weight: 9 - 35 Pounds

Length: 24" - 42"

Coho Salmon

Habitat: Lake, River, Onshore, Nearshore

Weight: 8 - 12 Pounds

Length: 24" - 43"

Buffalo Sculpin

Habitat: Inshore, Rocky Bottom, Reef

Weight: 1 - 2 Pounds

Length: 10" - 15"