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By Capt. Pete Rosko
The negative to this phenomenon was a colder, and wetter, winter season, especially for Western Washington state. The positive is the cold water, nutrient-rich up-dwelling that produced an explosion in the krill population that extended throughout the Strait of Juan de Fuca and into the Puget Sound. La Nina is expected to last from 3- to 4-years, which should produce an exceptional fishery for all salmon species during that time period.
This past Chinook salmon fishery in the Port Angeles area was one of the best in recent memory. Another fishery affected by La Nina is the sockeye fishery in the mid-Strait area off Port Angeles.
Good luck locating a blue hook, but my contact states that it makes a big difference.
NOTE: I would be interested in seeing the trolling results of substituting the squid skirt with a 1/10- or 1/16-oz., nose-attached Sonic BaitFish Glow Orange or Glow Pink. This curiosity is based on its dominance as a jigging lure for kokanee.