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Fishing report: Clam dig continues, decent salmon fishing

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Nov. 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
November 13, 2012 1:04 pm

Here are some highlights as I work on the fishing report that will appear in Wednesday’s Sports section.

Rivers

Green: Anglers are reporting there are plenty of chum and coho in the river. Effective methods for catching them have been drifting shrimp on a pink jig. The action seems to be best in the upper river, above the state Route 18 bridge.

Kennedy: The chum action is heating up, with more fish entering the creek and drawing a crowd. Many of the fish are already dark. Green is a good color to start with, but it seems getting your gear in front of the fish is the most important factor.

Skokomish: The river is full of chum, according to mulitple reports. Try fishing with a green or pink jig tipped with a prawn under a bobber. People also are reporting landing some bright coho.

Lakes

Chelan: Trolling Worden Lures T4 Purple Glow Flatfish has been productive for lake trout as well as Mack’s Lures Cha Cha Squidder. Trolling off the yacht club at speeds of 1.2-1.6 mph worked best.

Omak: The action for Lahontan cutthroat trout has been fair to good. Try the north end of the lake. Silver Horde Kingfisher Lite spoons in cookies and cream and chartreuse Silver Horde plugs are effective. The fish have varied from 12 inches to 5 pounds.

Washington: Trolling a white shrimp fly in water 40-60 feet deep is producing some decent catches of cutthroat trout. In recent days, the action has been best of the Interstate 90 bridge.

Saltwater

Beaches: Digging for razor clams continues. Here are the openings and times for low tide: Wednesday, 6:41 p.m., -1.9 feet, Twin Harbors; Thursday, 7:29 p.m., -1.9 feet, Long Beach and Twin Harbors; Friday, 8:18 p.m., -1.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks; and Nov. 17, 9:09 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks.

Fly fishing: The beach action has been pretty good for searun cutthroat trout. People also are still catching some resident coho in the Tacoma Narrows. People are using baitfish patterns in olive over white for both species.

Hoodsport: Creek samples by the state show people are averaging well over a chum per person, and two fish on some days.

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