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Category: Jeffrey P. Mayor

July
5th

Fishing report: Cooler water temperatures improve trout fishing

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

Rivers

Cowlitz: The summer-run steelhead fishing has been slow, but it is expected to pick up in the next couple of weeks as more fish move into the system.

Sol Duc: The river wiil close to all fishing in the vicinity of Sol Duc Hatchery Saturday. The closure, in place until further notice, extends from the Sol Duc Hatchery outfall creek upstream to the concrete pump station. The return of spring/summer chinook salmon to the hatchery are well below egg take needs. The closure is

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July
5th

Road to Windy Ridge is open

Forest Road 99 in Gifford Pinchot National Forest opened Thursday, giving visitors access to Mount St. Helens eastside attractions such as Windy Ridge, Meta Lake and the Miner’s Car as well as the Mount Margaret Backcountry.

Here is the rest of the news release:

Visitors to this remote and unique location deep within the blast-zone can see the amazing impact and recovery from the 1980 eruption. It is an experience to be had nowhere else in the world and only for a short time each year due to snow.

Mount St. Helens Ranger Cory Wall said interpreters hope to see

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July
2nd

Fishing report: Good trout action in area lakes

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

Rivers

Green: The steelhead action is slowly improving. The Flaming Geyser State Park and state Route 18 bridge area have been the best spots. Bank anglers should try sand shrimp on a jig or under a bobber, or spinners and spoons. Boat anglers are having the best success, pulling plugs.

Naches: The fishing has been good for cutthroat trout. Use any terrestial pattern in size 10. The river level is still high enough to float with a raft.

Nisqually: There have been few reports, but

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July
2nd

Beat the heat at Mount Rainier

People looking to Mount Rainier National Park as an escape from the  current heatwave, best be prepared for a challenging hike.

The National Weather Service forecast for Longmire (2,700 feet elevation) calls for a high Tuesday of 90 degrees. At Paradise, (5,400 feet), the high is expected to be 82 degrees. It is a Camp Muir, at 10,188 feet and a 4-5 hour hike from Paradise, where temperatures will reach a cool 50 degrees.

June
18th

Fishing reports: Lots of good action these days

Here are some of the reports that will be included in the fishing report that runs in Wednesday’s Sports section:

Rivers

Columbia: The spring Chinook action was fairly slow last week, based on state creel samples. There were 1,031 bank anglers checked, and they kept 59 adult Chinook and eight jacks, plus 16 steelhead. They released 42 adults and 18 jacks. There also were 605 boaters checked and they kept 39 adults, seven jacks and 22 steelhead. They also released 42 adults and eight jacks. The best action was in the Kalama area. Shad fishing below Bonneville Dam has picked

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June
14th

Fishing reports: Plenty of good fishing news

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

Lakes

Black: The afternoon fishing has been pretty good for all species but trout. The crappie and yellow perch action has really improved.

Harts: The crappie fishing has picked up in recent days, while the trout action has been in ther slow side. Mini-jigs in green-white or yellow-white fished under a bobber have been effective for crappie.

Potholes: Perch fishing continues to be excellent. The walleye action continued to improve this week, but still is a bit inconsistent. Some days people are bringing in limits,

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June
7th

Fishing report: Good prospects for the weekend

Rivers

Cowlitz: The river has been slow to fair for summer-run steelhead in the Blue Creek area. Free drifting eggs from a boat has been most effective, but try back trolling baits or plugs when eggs are not working. The spring chinook action has been best at the barrier dam. Try using eggs and sand shrimp.

Green: People are catching a few steelhead and the water is in good shape. Floats and jigs or spinners are the most popular gear. Try No. 3 size spinners with a black blade and gold body or a gold blade and black body.

Skykomish:

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