The Adventure Guys

The inside story on outside recreation for South Puget Sound and beyond

NOTICE: The Adventure Guys has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved The Adventure Guys.
Visit the new section.

Tag: Clear Lake

May
21st

Fishing report: Marine Area 11 shrimping reopens Wednesday

Recreational spot shrimp fishing will reopen Wednesday in Marine Area 11 and most of Marine Area 10 for just one day. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said the areas could reopen because sufficient recreational spot shrimp quota remains in the waters off Tacoma and central Puget Sound for one more day of fishing.

The exception in Marine Area 10 is Elliott Bay, defined as all waters east of a line from West Point to Alki Point. The Elliott Bay portion of Marine Area 10 has a separate spot shrimp quota, and the quota has been reached in that

Read more »

May
7th

Fishing report: Reports are mixed

Salt water

Fly fishing: The searun cutthroat trout action remains very good. Use any type of baitfish patterns, although many anglers are still opting for flies that mimic chum fry.

South Sound: Salmon fishing south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge remains open. Good places to try include Point Gibson, Green Point and the mouth of Wollochet Bay. The lingcod fishing has been a bit slow overall.

Westport: The halibut fishing got off to a good start, with charter boats bringing in limits during Sunday’s opener, as well as some limits of lingcod.

Lakes

Clear (Pierce): People are catching some limits

Read more »

April
30th

Fishing report: It’s all about trout fishing in area lakes

Anglers are reminded that new fishing rules go into effect Wednesday. You can find all the rules online.

The bulk of Wednesday’s fishing report are opening-day stats from lakes around the South Sound.

Bay: This lake had the best catch rate among Pierce County lakes that opened Saturday. Anglers averaged 5.7 trout a person. All told, people caught 660 trout.

Clear (Pierce): Trout anglers averaged 4.9 fish a person. In addition, there were 44 kokanee caught on Saturday.

Clear (Thurston): This lake produced the largest number of opening-day trout in the county. Anglers landed 388 trout Saturday, an average

Read more »

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

Read more »

July
27th

Fishing report: Plenty of good fishing to be had

Here are some early reports as I put together the fishing report for Saturday’s newspapers.

Rivers

Skykomish: The river continues to produce good catches of chinook and summer-run steelhead. Try side drifting eggs, running your bait through the seams and soft edges of water.

Wynoochee: The fishing has been good for summer-run steelhead. The fish are a bit spooky, so stealth techniques are working best. Divers and prawns are working well.

Saltwater

North Sound: Point No Point, Jefferson Head and Mid Channel Bank all have been productive spots for chinook. Find the bait balls and troll a spoon or hoochie

Read more »