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Fishing report: Action slows down

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Oct. 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm with No Comments »
October 23, 2012 3:35 pm

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


Dry Falls: The trout fishing has been good, with some fishing reaching 18 inches. Dark leeches and callibaetis nymphs are working well.

Rufus Woods; Black marabou jigs have been effective as of late. If the triploid rainbow trout won’t hit your artificial offerings, try a slip sinker rig with Pautzke’s Firebait in the American wildfire. Remember, the heavier the current, the longer your leader needs to be.


Carbon: The fishing has been mixed in recent days, with the action hot one day and slow the next. Corkies and yarn in red or pink is the way to start.

Cowlitz: A mixture of fall chinook, coho, summer-run steelhead and searun cutthroat trout is being caught. Last week, Tacoma Power recovered 2,773 coho adults, 928 jacks, 983 fall chinook adults, 79 jacks, 128 summer-run steelhead and 44 cutthroat trout during seven days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

Humptulips: The fishing has been fair to good here. People are catching chum and a few chinook. It’s the best action in the area, as reports from the Satsop and Wynoochee indicate fishing is slow.

Kennedy: A creel sample Friday counted 15 chum salmon caught by the 17 anglers checked.

Yakima: The trout fishing has been good. Nymphing with Baetis patterns throughout the day has been productive. Try a Red Attacker or a beadhead Pheasant tail in sizes 14-18. Smaller stonefly nymphs also have produced some trout.


Hood Canal: The chum salmon are just starting to show up at the Hoodsport hatchery. A check of 17 anglers Sunday showed they had five chum and one coho.

South Sound: The action over the weekend was very slow. Creel samples at boat ramps over the weekend in Tacoma and Olympia showed less than a handful of chinook and coho had been caught.

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