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Fishing report: Coho fishing is good to excellent

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Sep. 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
September 11, 2012 3:35 pm

Here are some excerpts from the fishing report that will appear in Wednesday’s paper.

Rivers

Green: Twitching jigs without a float has been the most effective method to hook coho. A lot of chinook are moving up the river as well.

Nisqually: The fishing for chinook has been fair in recent days. Try using eggs drifted under a bobber in the slack water. Others are using Glo Balls and black yarn.

Puyallup: The fishing has been good to very good for coho. Most people are using corkies and yarn. Color preference seems to depend on the angler. Orange, red and black have been popular choices.

Lakes

American: The action for dock anglers fishing for trout has been on the slow. Those people who have been having success are casting glitter dough bait out as far as they can and letting it sit near the bottom.

Leech: The trout fishing has been good. Try using wine-colored or green leech fished on a clear, intermediate line for brook and triploid rainbow trout.

Long: Anglers using green or chartreuse spinnerbaits have been having good luck catching largemouth bass, including some that are topping 5 pounds.

Saltwater

Beaches: The action for coho has been as good as it has been in about five years and the searun cutthroat trout action has been very good. For coho, try a Clouser minnow or Shock and Awe in pink and white or chartreuse and white.

North Sound: The coho fishing remains excellent. While most of the fish weigh 4-7 pounds, there are some larger fish also being caught. Anglers checked at ramps in Everett and Shilshole averaged more than a fish a person over the weekend.

South Sound: Overall the fishing has been good, but coho are dominating the catch. People have been catching coho off the slag pile, running a hoochie behind a dodger about 60 feet down in water 120 feet deep. Other options are Redondo, Browns Point and Commencement Bay. Salmon fishing in the deep South Sound has been slow.

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