Semiahmoo Spit Co. Pk.
July-Jan. Beaches around and south of the headquarters buildings at the base of the spit on the west (outer) shore. May possibly be a year-round spawning stock.
Squalicum Mall Marina winter Jigging off marina floats. Contact Bellingham WDF Office for the current information.
Fidalgo Bay - March Pt.
year round Raking. East of the Shell Oil pier and north of the Railroad Bridge on the east shore of Fidalgo Bay.
Cap Sante & Skyline Marinas winter Jigging.
LACONNER WATERFRONT Oct.-March Jigging off floats. Best jigging in the northern boat basin. Annual Smelt Derby in February.
Hunter Bay Co. Pk., Lopez I.
year round Raking on the DNR public beach immediately east of the County Park launch ramp. Year round spawning stock.
Coupeville Waterfront
June- Oct. Raking. Coupeville waterfront and areas to the east, mostly boat access.
Cornet Bay year round Jigging mixed baitfish off state park docks.
Camp Grande
Grove Co. Pk.
June-Oct. Raking. The most famous of the "classic" smelt fishing Maple areas, now almost closed to the public.
Cavelero's Beach June-Oct. Raking. Many potential sites on the eastern shore between Triangle Cove and Camano Head.
Oct.-Feb. Raking. Small spots at the southern edge of town. Mostly private, poor parking.
Elwood Point Rec. Area
Silverdale City Park
Oct-Jan. Raking. Relatively unknown accesses.
Ross Point
Oct.-Feb. Raking. WDF purchased public smelt beach. One mile west of the town of Port Orchard. Limited parking and no facilities. Some smelt spawning occurs year round, with winter peak of activity.
Burton Acres Co. Pk.
Oct.-Feb. Raking. North side of the point to the launch ramp.
GIG HARBOR Oct.-March Possible raking on the beach fronting the launch ramp at Randle Street.
Percival Landing, Olympia
winter Occasional concentrations of smelt and herring taken while jigging and dip-netting.
Priest Point Park, Olympia
Burfoot Co. Pk. Budd Inlet
Sept.-Feb. Raking. Probably other little known spots among the many miles of spawning beach in Henderson, Budd, Eld and Totten Inlets.
Twanoh State Park
Sept.-Feb. Raking on the east and west edges of the park where Happy unaltered beach remains. Documented spawning season has been extended. Check park regulations for late evening use. Currently all other fishing areas are subject to trespass violation.
John Wayne Marina
winter Jigging. Reported dense concentrations of smelt.
Cline Spit
Oct.-Jan Raking. Beaches around the launch ramps and on the south shore of the spit.
P. A. Boat Haven
winter Jigging. Occasional concentrations of smelt in the boat basin.
Deep Creek
Twin Rivers
May-Sept. Raking. East of the mouth of Deep Creek, at the East and West Twin Rivers and at Clallam Bay. Largely private.
Rialto Beach (N. Lapush)
Ruby Beach
Beach Accesses #4 & #6, (N. Kalaloch)
May-Sept. Dipping in high surf. The area north of Kalaloch is the most popular.
Castle Rock
Jan-March Dipping and jigging for "Columbia River smelt", eulachons. Possible access on the Grays and Elochoman Rivers. Call the Battleground Office for the current situation.
COLUMBIA RIVER Jan-March Consult the Battleground Office for the latest dipping information. Fishing in the Lewis, Kalama and other local rivers.
NOOKSACK RIVER winter Dipping along the river bank downstream from Ferndale. Smelt are "hooligans" or longfin smelt



Surf smelt spawn has been found at the Washington State beach parks and public access beaches listed below, with presently unknown sport fishery potential:

San Juan Islands
DNR Beach 260 (Shaw Isl.)
Cattle Pt., Nat'l Hist. Pk. Beach (San Juan Isl.)
English Camp Nat'l Hist. Pk. (San Juan Isl.)
E. Mud Bay St. Pk. tidelands (Lopez Isl.)

Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca
and Admiralty Inlet

Old Fort Port Townsend St. Pk.
Fort Worden State Park

Canadian Border to Everett
Lighthouse Co. Pk. (Point Roberts)
Squalicum Park (W. Bellingham)
Kayak Pt. Co. Pk.

Fidalgo and Whidbey Island
South Harbor Pk. (Anacortes)
E. Hoypus Pt. (Deception Pass St. Pk.)
Hope Island State Park
DNR Beach 144, (N. Whidbey Isl)
Oak Harbor City Park
Freeland Co. Pk. (Holmes Harbor)

Camano Island
Camano Isl. St. Pk.
Hope Isl. St. Pk. (N. Skagit Bay)

Outer Coast
North Jetty Access (Ocean Shores)
Westport Lighthouse St. Pk.
Everett to Tacoma
Howarth Park (S. Everett)
Brackett Landing Pk. (Edmonds)
Richmond Beach Co. Pk.
Alki Beach Pk. (West Seattle)
Lincoln Park (West
Seahurst Park (Des Moines)
Point Robinson Co.
Saltwater State Pk.
Dash Point State Pk.
Brown's Point Park

Suquamish Public ramp
S. Illahee St.
Randall Street launch ramp (Gig Harbor)

Hood Canal
Misery Point ramp (Seabeck)
Senic Beach State

South Sound
Penrose Pt. St. Pk.
Jarrell's Cove St. Pk.
Stretch Isl. St. Pk.
DNR Beach 18, Vaughn Bay Spit
Latimers Landing ramp (Pickering Pass)

"This is a reproduction of a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife document and is not the official document or regulations of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The accuracy of the reproduction cannot be guaranteed by WDFW."