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Fishing report: River salmon action slows, local lakes stocked

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:35 am |
October 9, 2012 11:35 am

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


Green: Floating eggs or a stop-and0go retrieve on a plug seem to be working best for coho right now. Of the area rivers, the Green has been one of the best places to consistently catch fish.

Lewis: Boat anglers in the mainstem are catching some coho while those in the North Fork are mainly catching fall chinook.

Snohomish: Drifting corkies and yarn in orange or red beads paired with black yarn is the way to go when fishing for coho. There are lots of fish in the river, and a good number are bright fish.


Black: The state stocked the lake last week with 1,800 1-pound rainbow trout.

Bradley: This small lake was stocked last week with 300 1-pound rainbows.

Nahwatzel: Anglers are catching plenty of rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Try trolling a pink Wedding Ring tipped with a worm. The lake was recently stocked with 1,100 2-pound trout.


North Sound: Anglers from Everett to Shilshole Bay are having lots of success fishing for coho. Most of the fish are being caught 40-65 feet down by people trolling spoons or squid behind a dodger.

South Sound: The salmon fishing has trailed off a bit, but the action is still fair. People are catching mainly coho. Look for the fish holding 60-100 feet deep. The clay banks and Point Dalco are the spots to find blackmouth. The salmon action in the Olympia area is still slow.

Strait of Juan de Fuca: The coho action remains very good to excellent, based on state creel samples. The best fishing seems to be off Port Angeles in recent days, but Sekiu remains very good.

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