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Minter Creek at the hatchery.

Minter Creek Located on the Key Peninsula, WA


Minter Creek Fishing:

Minter creek is a small creek that runs into the Henderson bay and is home of the dreaded Chum. Chum come back to minter creek every year most of which are hatchery fish and anglers are allowed high bag limits of the beasts. Granted Chum is not considered the best eating of the species but when smoked they can be pretty tasty.


Salmonid Species:


Chum (Dog Salmon)



When to Fish

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This river is catch and release pretty much year round, but from mid August till the end of October it is open to Salmon fishing.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 4 Salmon per day, Min size of 12″ in length.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.


Preferred Fishing Tackle:

One single point barbless hook. Corky and yarn, Jigs or spinners,



Not Allowed!



Not Allowed!


Tackle Tips:
Top Recommendation for this location is plunking or drifting sand shrimp or eggs. next possibly a steelhead jig, or corky and yarn and lastly spinners.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended!


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