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Fishing report: Saltwater action still good for coho

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Oct. 2, 2012 at 10:30 am |
October 2, 2012 10:30 am

Here are some early reports from the fishing report that will appear in Wednesday’s Sports section.

Rivers

Green: The coho seem active, anglers just seem to be having issues hooking the fish. Most success seems to be on lure like Vibrax spinners, Dick Night spoons and Spin n Glos.

Lewis: Anglers are catching a mix of fall chinook, coho and a few steelhead.  Quite a few chinook and coho jacks are being caught. As of Monday, any chinook, adipose fin clipped or not, may be retained on the mainstem Lewis.

Nisqually: Try orange corkies and yarn for coho and chinook.

Puyallup: People are still catching coho, just not in great numbers. Most people are drfiting corkies and yarn, in dark colors or going bright with chartreuse gear.

Saltwater

Fly fishing: If you have the time, hit the beaches. Anglers are landing coho, a few chum salmon and lots of searun cutthroat trout right now. Remember, the searun trout have to be released.

South Sound: Salmon anglers are still catching coho, just not as many compared to recent weeks. A state creel sample at Point Defiance Beach Sunday counted 16 anglers with 11 coho, while a check of 15 anglers at two Olympia area ramps showed they landed six coho. One chum was checked Saturday at Narrows Marina.

Strait of Juan de Fuca: Salmon anglers continue to average more than a coho a person, based on state creel checks at ramps from Sekiu to Port Angeles. At Olson’s Resort in Sekiu, weekend creel samplers checked 671 anglers who had 873 coho, an average of 1.3 fish per person.

Lakes

American: The fishing has been on the slow side. A few kokanee are being caught. Try trolling a pink hoochie behind a dodger.

Kapowsin: People are catching lots of largemouth bass, just not large fish. A white spinnerbait is the hot lure.

Spencer: The lake is producing good catches of yellow perch, and a few rainbow trout. A fly angler reported some success trolling a black woolly bugger on a sinking line.

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