Looking to catch escaped Atlantic salmon? Here are some fishing tips

Up to 305,000 escaped salmon are heading for “every river in Puget Sound,” and Washington state has asked for the public to help catch them. If you’re headed out fishing this weekend, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has tips for you:

 Fish shallow waters along the shoreline. WDFW authorities say the fish are staying closer to shore.

Look for finning and jumping fish.

State officials encourage fishing with spinners, buzz bombs or rotators. “Trolling doesn’t appear to work very well, so cast with a spinning rod instead,” WDFW said on its Facebook page Thursday night.

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