No boat bottomfish: Jetty fishing on the Washington Coast

Cast from the rocks to bring home fresh fish tacos in this iconic spring and summer fishery.

Anglers head out on the Westport Jetty at Westhaven State Park on the morning of the March 2021 bottomfish opener.
A bag to keep your gear close at hand and prevent it from falling into the rocks can be important on the jetty. Many anglers bring only a stout spinning rod, a net, and a handful of jigs in various sizes and colors.

Good luck, be safe, and don’t forget to share your fishing success with the hashtags #FishWashington and #LifeOutdoorsWA!

An average-size jetty lingcod sporting bright blue colors. This ling was caught with a 1 oz, 4” long green and silver swimbait fished close to the rocks. Photos by Chase Gunnell.

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