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Fishing report: Coho fishing best salmon action right now

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Sep. 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
September 18, 2012 2:12 pm

Here are some highlights from the fishing report that will appear in Wednesday’s newspaper:

Saltwater

North Sound: The coho salmon action is red hot, with most people bringing home their limits. Creel samples last week showed people averaged more than a salmon per person. The fishing has been good from Mukilteo down to the Shilshole area.

South Sound: The coho action in the waters off Tacoma are as good as they have been in quite a while. Some of the best action has been in the Redondo area, the slag pile, Quartermaster Harbor and the Gig Harbor shoreline. People have been finding fish on the surface before daylight and down to 200 feet, but most of the action has been 60-90 feet down.

Rivers

Green: A mix of chinook and coho are being caught, just not in great numbers. People are usng a combination of spinners, jigs and eggs.

Lewis: Fishermen in the North Fork are catching mostly fall chinook and coho jacks. Any chinook, adipose fin-clipped or not, may now be retained on the North Fork.

Nisqually: While people are still catching some chinook, the coho are making their way into the river.

Puyallup: Low river flows seem to have slowed the action, although people are still catching some coho. The flows Tuesday afternoon were at 13,90 cfs.

Lakes

Sammamish: The lake is producing lots of yellow perch. Most are measuring 10-11 inches long, but some are reaching 15 inches. People are using drop shot rigs with nightcrawlers.

St. Clair: People looking to hook some big bass might want to consider this an option. An angler reported catching this weekend a largemouth that weighed more than 6 pounds. Try using a white spinnerbait.

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