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Fishing report: Action at trout lakes improves

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Oct. 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm with No Comments »
October 19, 2012 1:59 pm

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


Carbon: The coho action remains pretty good, with most people bringing home a fish. Bobber and eggs are effective when the water is clear and corkies and yarn in rocket red are another good option.

Chehalis: The river has been producing some large chinook salmon, just not a lot of fish. Fishing with eggs under a bobber has been effective. Anglers also are picking quite a few coho and some steelhead.

Green: After fishing well mid week, the river has been slow late in the week. Try casting spinners like a Blue Fox spinner in bright colors.

Humptulips: The chinook action has been fair. People are having success drifting eggs through the holes. The river flows are good for drifting and fishing.


Fly fishing: The searun cutthroat trout action has been very good to excellent. Medium to large streamers in brown are working well. Anglers also are starting to catch some chum, who prefer anything in green.

Grays Harbor: Both the north and south channels are producing salmon. Try using a cut-plug herring trolled about 4 feet off the bottom and just fast enough to make it spin.

Tacoma: The salmon fishing has been fair to good for blackmouth and a few coho. Some of the chinook are topping 15 pounds. Try trolling a green flasher followed by a green-and-white hoochie. The fish seem to be holding about 50 feet down in water 120 feet deep. The clay banks on outgoing tides and Point Dalco on incoming tides have been best.


Cady: The trout fishing has been very good in the last week or so. Black leeches fished on a fast sinking line is a good set up.

Kapowsin: Anglers report the fishing for trout has been very good. They are using Power Eggs and worms, drifted off the bottom.

Offut: The trout fishing has been very good in the last week, with lots of limits of trout being caught. Most people are fishing worms and Power Bait off the bottom.

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