Here are some of the highlights from the fishing report that will appear in Wednesday’s Sports section.
Minter: The chum fishing has been very good, with people catching some bright fish among the darker fish. There are lots of fish in the creek, making it hard to not foul hook some.
Nisqually: The reports have shown the fishing has improved along with the weather. People are catching some limits of bright chum.
Olympic Coast: The first of the winter-run steelhead are showing up in the rivers around Forks and the action has been pretty good.
Puyallup: Anglers are reporting catching some bright chum salmon, as well as a few coho. Water levels and turbidity have improved thanks to the colder weather.
American: The trout fishing has slowed down quite a bit.
Chelan: The lake trout fishing has been best by trolling off the yacht club. Worden Lures T4 purple glow Flatfish has been productive as well as Mack’s Lures Cha Cha Squidder and Silver Horde’s Ace Hi Flies.
Lone: The fly-fishing action at this Whidbey Island lake has been good for rainbow trout. Look for fish along the south shore. Try chironomids fished slow or streamers or leeches on a fast retrieve.
Hood Canal: The chum action has been good, there just haven’t been a lot of people trying their luck at the Hoodsport hatchery. The catch rate is about a fish per person.
North Sound: The Edmonds pier has been a great spot for squid. Try your luck during the last couple of hours of an incoming tide through the high slack and on darker nights with either a heavy cloud cover or no moon.
South Sound: The salmon fishing has been on the slow side, with only a handful of blackmouth being caught. The squid action has been best at Des Moines.