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Fishing report: River fishing has been good

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Sep. 5, 2012 at 11:52 am with No Comments »
September 5, 2012 11:52 am

Here are some of the highlights from the fishing report that appeared in today’s paper:


Carbon: Orange corkies and yarn have been producing bites from some chinook, but the action has been fair overall.

Green: Trolling Wiggle Warts or Dick Nite spoons has been producing plenty of hits from coho on the lower river.

Nisqually: Eggs fished under a bobber seems to be the most effective method for catching salmon. The action has been off and on in recent days.

Puyallup: The fishing seems to have slowed in recent days, although there are still plenty of people on the river. Anglers are reminded that the river downstream of the City of Puayllup outfall structure will be closed Sunday-Tuesday.

Skokomish: Drifting eggs continues to produce catches of chinook, although the action seems to have slowed down compared to two weeks ago. The river from the mouth to the state Route 101 bridge is closed after today, and reopens Sept. 16. The stretch from the route 106 bridge to the U.S. Highway 101 bridge reopens Oct. 1.


Clear (Pierce): The lake is still producing limits of kokanee. Look for the fish holding about halfway to the bottom in water 60-90 feet deep. People are trolling pink artificial squid behind a dodger.

Mineral: A 7 pound, 8 ounce rainbow trout was landed Sunday by an angler using rainbow Power Eggs. People are catching limits from a boat while the dock action has been a little slow.

Offut: The trout action has been on these warm days, but the perch and bass fishing has been good. Nightcrawlers are working for all species, Power Bait for the trout and topwater lures for bass.


South Sound: The coho action has been good in the Redondo area, with anglers trolling pink/white hoochies behind a blue flasher. In Tacoma, the clay banks to the slag pile have been producing coho on the outgoing tide. People are hooking some salmon on the Nisqually Reach.

Westport: Boats have been heading straight out from Grays Harbor, with a few boats heading north toward Pacific Beach. Most people are catching coho, with a few chinook as well.

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