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Tag: Carbon River

June
26th

Sunrise opens Friday at Mount Rainier, other areas to follow

The highest point in Mount Rainier National Park that can be reached by vehicle will open ahead of schedule Friday.

Warm weather has helped melt snow, allowing staff to open Sunrise Road and Sunrise Lodge early. The visitor center is scheduled to open July 3.

The Paradise, Longmire, Ohanapecosh and Carbon River ares of the park are already open for the season. The Narada Falls trail is also open, but may close periodically due to construction.

The Cougar River Campground opens Thursday and the White River Campground follows Friday.

Mowich Lake Road is open Wednesday, July 3, but about three

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Oct.
26th

Fishing report: Clam dig this weekend, better salmon fishing

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

Saltwater

Beaches: The next razor-clam dig of the season gets under way at four ocean beaches today. Twin Harbors beach will open for digging after noon Saturday-Tuesday. The other beaches – Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks – are open for digging today and Sunday. The low tide times are: today, 5:57 p.m., +0.2 feet; Sunday, 6:36 p.m., -0.1 feet; Monday, 7:12 p.m., -0.3 feet; and Tuesday, 7:46 p.m., -0.4 feet.

Hoodsport: The chum are coming back in better numbers. Try an anchoive under a bobber

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Oct.
23rd

Fishing report: Action slows down

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

Lakes

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.

Rivers

Carbon: The fishing has been mixed in recent days, with the action hot one day

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Oct.
19th

Fishing report: Action at trout lakes improves

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

Rivers

Carbon: The coho action remains pretty good, with most people bringing home a fish. Bobber and eggs are effective when the water is clear and corkies and yarn in rocket red are another good option.

Chehalis: The river has been producing some large chinook salmon, just not a lot of fish. Fishing with eggs under a bobber has been effective. Anglers also are picking quite a few coho and some steelhead.

Green: After fishing well mid week, the river has been slow late in

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Sep.
14th

Fishing report: Lakes improve, rivers need rain

Here is a look at reports from popular fishing spots around the region. A full report will appear in Saturdays paper.

Rivers

Carbon: While a little on the slow side, people are reporting catching some chinook and coho. Some people are drifting eggs under a bobber, while others are using corkies and yarn in black and pink.

Cowlitz: Like many rivers in the region, a dose of rain would certainly help. Until then, the steelhead and chinook action has been fair at best. People are drifting eggs in the lower river for chinook.

Nisqually: It seems like the catching has

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Sep.
5th

Fishing report: River fishing has been good

Here are some of the highlights from the fishing report that appeared in today’s paper:

Rivers

Carbon: Orange corkies and yarn have been producing bites from some chinook, but the action has been fair overall.

Green: Trolling Wiggle Warts or Dick Nite spoons has been producing plenty of hits from coho on the lower river.

Nisqually: Eggs fished under a bobber seems to be the most effective method for catching salmon. The action has been off and on in recent days.

Puyallup: The fishing seems to have slowed in recent days, although there are still plenty of people on

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Sep.
30th

Puyallup and Carbon rivers will close early

The Puyallup and the Carbon rivers will be the next to close to salmon fishing as Puget Sound coho runs fail to meet expectations.

The Puyallup, from mouth (11th Street Bridge) upstream to the mouth of the Carbon River, will be closed from Monday through Oct. 31.

The Carbon, from the mouth upstream to the mouth of Voights Creek, will be closed Monday through Nov. 30.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife, in a news release, said the coho run is low and the Voights Creek Hatchery has not collected enough fish to meet its egg-take goals.

The Puyallup

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