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Fishing report: Ocean salmon fishing begins shut down

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Sep. 21, 2012 at 4:49 pm with No Comments »
September 21, 2012 4:49 pm

Here are some reports that will be included in the full fishing report in Saturday’s paper:


Nisqually: The action has slowed down in recent days. Anglers are catching a few dark chinook, but not much else.

Puyallup: The fishing has been slow in the latter part of the week. Most folks are blaming the low water levels.

Skokomish: The river is producing a fair number of coho, and a chum salmon here and there. Eggs seem to be the best bait to use right now.


Black: The action remains on the slow side. Trout anglers should try slowly trolling a Ford Fender with a worm-tipped Wedding Ring.

Kapowsin: The action for largemouth bass has been very good lately. People are catching some big fish. An angler warned that the water level is down, so boaters should be wary of stumps.

Leech: Anglers are catching brook trout on size 10 olive or tan callebaetis nymphs. Midges and small chironomids also have been productive.


Ilwaco: The action has slowed down, with anglers averaging just .50 fish per person last week. The majority of fish caught were coho. The salmon fishing remains open until Sept. 30.

South Sound: The coho fishing has been very good in the waters around Tacoma, the best it has been in a long time. In the morning, the fish seem to be holding 30-50 feet down, then dropping to 70-150 feet later in the day. People are having success using just about everything, including spoons, hoochies, flies and plugs.

Westport: The salmon fishing was the best is has been all season, it terms of average catch. Anglers last week, took home 1.10 fish per person, thanks in part to a change in the coho catch limit. Unfortunately, the season ends Sunday, as it does off La Push and Neah Bay.

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