Sekiu, Washington though is all about fishing for wonderful salmon! Not far from the San Juan Islands, the Peninsula is a beautiful place to travel.
If you're looking for the ultimate travel destination with 5 star hotels this is NOT the place - lol! No sir, this is a fishing community, and no one seems to care about the places to stay which were for the most part in disrepair!
Several years ago we were invited to go fishing with a friend on his boat in Sekiu!
This was my first time deep sea fishing, so I was quite excited, but not so much at the thought of getting up before the birds to catch the big fish!
I grew up on a small fresh water lake, so fishing I knew, but I never had the pleasure to experience deep sea salmon fishing! Prior to my trip to Sekiu the largest fish I ever caught was a 13" cat fish in the lake where I grew up. Nothing compared to deep sea fishing!
|That's me with my 1st Salmon!|
When we took our trip we could not have asked for better weather that July. In fact the water was unbelievably calm, with only occasional swells, which was good in that my sea legs were very much out of practice!
The down side of the fishing trip was having to throw so many wild salmon back into the water! Unfortunately, by law we could only keep the fish raised in the hatcheries, and not the wild ones, but I caught a keeper!
Although my husband caught the largest fish on our trip, it had to be thrown back because it was wild, much to our disappointment!
I must confess due to my inexperience I had to have some assistance with reeling this one in, but it was worth every minute of it! Be sure to get your fishing and sailing vacations planned soon!