It’s Spring! It’s Salmon Season!!

While one of the true signs of spring is fresh LOCAL asparagus! Here in Puget Sound we have a second measure – salmon!

Jon and Paula, from Wild Salmon Seafood Market, have put together this great chart of wild salmon “openers” to help you choose the kind of salmon and the source.

Click on the image to get a PDF of the chart.

You’ll notice that salmon is pretty much a late spring-summer-early fall meat.

Why? Although troll fishermen can go out pretty much year ’round, fishing in the North Pacific in the dead of winter is not for the faint of heart. Smart to wait for better weather!

Note that there are “catch codes” included in the product name/description:

Troll: fishermen use a fishing pole and bait to target a variety of fish
GN – Gill Net: Gill netting uses curtains of netting that are suspended by a system of floats and weights; they can be anchored to the sea floor or allowed to float at the surface. The netting is almost invisible to fish, so they swim into it.
SN – Seine Net: Purse seining establishes a large wall of netting to encircle schools of fish. Fishermen pull the bottom of the netting closed – like a drawstring purse – to herd fish into the center.

Read more about fishing methods here.