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Fishing report: Lake action improves for trout

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on March 22, 2013 at 10:45 am |
March 22, 2013 10:47 am

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

Lakes

Offut: People are catching a few trout, especially when the day warms up. Power Bait and a worm has been a good combo. People also are trolling with Wedding Rings or a Triple Teazers with a split shot.

Seep Lakes: Several lakes are producing limits of rainbow trout. Upper Goose has been the best producer with relatively quick limits in the 14- to 16-inch range. Blythe and Corral have produced occasional limits with some trout topping 18 inches. The best method has been still fishing with bait.

Spanaway: The trout fishing has been good. Still fishing in the south end with Power Bait for rainbow and worms and marshmallows for brown trout. The dock fishing has been good, with some people land fish up to 4 pounds. Trolling with a Rapala also has been effective.

Spencer: The lake, as well as Island Lake, have been fishing well. Everything seems to be working, from Pop Gear, Power Bait, worms or trolling flies like Carey Special or woolly buggers.

Rivers

Olympic Coast: The river levels rose during the week, but the rivers should be back to fishable levels by late today or Sunday. With good weather in the forecast through next week, this might be the time to make a trip to the peninsula. The Sol Duc has been attracting the most attention in the last week.

Wynoochee: People are catching a mix of large wild and hatchery steelhead, just not in great numbers. Eggs or jigs fished under a float seems to be the most effective method these days. Some of the lingcod are weighing more than 25 pounds.

Saltwater

South Sound: The salmon fishing has been very slow. Most fish being caught are fairly small, but a few weighing up to 10 pounds are coming in.

Westport: The lingcod fishing has been fair to good since the season opened earlier this month. A good number of fish weighing at least 20 pounds have been landed.

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