The summer fishing options will make your head spin in every direction of the state in the coming days, with many producing off-the-charts action.

A massive wall of pink salmon — close to 7 million are forecast to return — are staging in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and catches have started to ramp up dramatically this past weekend in areas between Sekiu and Port Angeles as well as the San Juan Islands.

“There are lots of pinks coming through right now, and people are catching their limits in no time off Sekiu and Port Angeles,” said Larry Bennett, the head state Fish and Wildlife fish sampler in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Pinks tend to migrate close to shore, so this will also be a great option for shore-bound anglers to get into a bounty of fish at places like the east side of Marrowstone Island, Point No Point, the west side of Whidbey Island, and Fort Worden State Park off Port Townsend. As they move closer into Puget Sound, look for more options closer to Seattle.

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