Puget Sound Cutthroats Thriving

August 23, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Puget Sound’s sea-run cutthroat fishing just gets better and better, even for those who’ve been fishing there for decades. “‘Cutthroat prowl South Sound beaches almost year-round — they do shoot up the little creeks to spawn and eat salmon eggs during the winter and early spring — and they all are wild fish,’ [Les] Johnson said. ‘We’re really starting to see the fruit of the 1997 no-kill decision,’ said Johnson, who has fished for Puget Sound cutthroat for 60 of his 72 years. ‘We’re seeing more fish and more big fish.'” Chester Allen in the Olympia, Washington Olympian.