4 Best Locations to go Squidding in Seattle

I’ve been OBSESSED with squidding this fall season in Seattle. Random, right?

girl with full pot of freshly caught squid in Seattle

Something about feeling the tug on your fishing line and reeling that sucker in brings me so much joy. And at the same time, you’re bringing home delicious, fresh catches for your dinner table! My favorite recipes so far has been a traditional fried calamari or a spicy gochujang squid and pork belly dish.

Best time to catch squid

cooler of freshly caught squid in Seattle
Squid caught at Edmonds Pier, WA

Squidding season is from September to December. Many people go late at night around 11pm, but I’ve also experienced large schools of squid swimming around after sunset at about 5pm.

Best places to catch squid near Seattle

1. Edmonds Pier

You can always count on tons of people bringing in their own flood lights. Is it me, or are there always large schools of squid here? Definitely my favorite spot to go squidding by far!

It’s not quite Seattle, but it’s definitely worth the 25 minute drive. Park on the street near Waterfront Cafe.

Link for Waterfront Cafe: https://goo.gl/maps/9JkzKyWSrZ46c7CdA

2. Alki Beach

Best location for squidding with a view of the Seattle skyline! Search for the Marination Ma Kai address. Parking lot available.

Link for Marination Ma Kai: https://goo.gl/maps/x6tdaJXqPoB1c24A8

3. Downtown Seattle

First time squidding at this location, and I definitely had beginner’s luck here. Not that many people, but the people who come here are definitely pros.

There are multiple piers to check out in this area, like the one behind Elliot’s Oyster House or next to the Seattle Aquarium.

4. Shilshole Bay Marina

Two piers available in Shilshole. If one isn’t working out, the drive to the other is less than 5 minutes away.

Link for Shilshole Bay Marina: https://goo.gl/maps/dXn826sbmzzgVLqP6

Final Thoughts

If you haven’t tried squidding yet, definitely try it this next upcoming season.

As always, feel free to comment below if you have any questions!

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