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Fishing report: Salmon slowly making their way into local rivers

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Aug. 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm with No Comments »
August 21, 2012 2:15 pm

Here are some early reports from the fishing report that will appear in Wednesday’s paper:

Saltwater

Sekiu: The fishing has dropped off, but a good number of coho are still being caught. The number of anglers has dropped since the area is closed to keeping of chinook.

South Sound: Salmon anglers have been having some luck catching chinook and a handful of coho. The fish are scattered with anglers hooking fish off the Gig Harbor shoreline, Point Dalco, slag pile and the clay banks. Most people are trolling flashers with with bait or hoochies, running their gear 60-90 feet deep early and 30-120 feet deeo during the day. Anglers are catching a few chinook in Marine Area 13.

Lakes

Drano: Including fish released, boat anglers averaged just over a steelhead per rod. A few fall chinook also are being caught.

Tapps: People are catching a few tiger muskies, mainly by trolling bucktails in deeper water than normal.

Rivers

Buoy 10: The fishing improved for Chinook over the weekend. A few coho are also being caught.

Nisqually: There are fish in the river, anglers have yet to figure out what will cause them to bite.

Puyallup: Not many reports of success, but anglers are catching an occasional coho using orange corkies and yarn, as well as a few chinook.

Skokomish: The river has been hot one day and dead the next. People are having success using corkies and yarn, drifting eggs or using beads and yarn. A lot of fish are weighing 10-15 pounds, and there was a report of a 35-pounder being caught.

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