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May
10th

Fishing: Good reports for trout and halibut

The return of spring chinook jacks counted at Bonneville Dam is on a near-record pace. Through May 9, a total of 18,032 spring chinook jacks had been counted at the dam. The record, since at least 1960, was 18,119 fish in 2009. That year, nearly 82,000 jacks were counted through June 15, the end of the spring chinook count at the dam, said Joe Hymer with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Lakes

American: The trout fishing has been good. People are fishing down 15 feet with a worm and a bobber or trolling with some sort of flasher

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May
6th

Razor clam dig opens Wednesday at Twin Harbors; Copalis and Mocrocks closed for season

Another way to take advantage of the warm weather this week is to take part in the razor clam dig that will open Wednesday.

The dig will run through May 14 at Twin Harbors and Friday and Saturday at Long Beach. No digging will be allowed at either beach after noon.

Here are the low tide times for this dig:

  • Wednesday: 6:22 a.m., -0.5 feet, Twin Harbors
  • Thursday, 7 a.m., -0.8 feet, Twin Harbors
  • Friday, 7:37 am, -0.9 feet, Twin Harbors and Long Beach
  • Saturday: 8:12 a.m., -0.8 feet, Twin Harbors and Long Beach
  • Sunday: 8:48 a.m., -0.7 feet,

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April
4th

Next razor clam gets OK to open Tuesday

State shellfish managers have approved a morning razor clam dig that will run Tuesday-April 14 at Twin Harbors beach and April 12-14 at Long Beach, Copalis, and Mocrocks beaches.

No digging will be allowed at any beach after noon.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin test showed the clams are safe to eat on those beaches.

The dates, along with morning low tides, are:

  • Tuesday: 6:39 a.m., 0.0 feet, Twin Harbors
  • Wednesday: 7:19 a.m., -0.3 feet, Twin Harbors
  • April 11: 7:57 a.m., -0.4 feet, Twin Harbors
  • April 12: 8:34 a.m., -0.4

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March
26th

Fishing report: Weekend outlook filled with sun, warm temps

Good weather in the weekend forecast should bring plenty of people out to local lakes, coastal beaches for a razor clam dig and to rivers looking to hook a steelhead. The National Weather Service is predicting mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low to mid-60s Saturday and Sunday. Could it be that spring fishing is finally here?

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

Rivers

Cowlitz: The fishing is picking up, but slowly. People are catching a handful of steelhead and a few spring chinook. Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered

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March
5th

Fishing report: Conditions improve on Olympic Coast rivers

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

Rivers

Columbia: During the first three days of March they state checked 760 anglers who had caught 17 spring chinook and eight steelhead. All but one of the chinook were caught by boat anglers from Kalama to Vancouver. The steelhead were caught from Vancouver downstream. During Saturday’s effort flight count, there were 280 boats and 355 bank anglers. Sturgeon has been on the slow side below and above Bonneville Dam.

Olympic Coast: After being blown out over the weekend, rivers are dropping and the steelhead

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Feb.
7th

More razor clam digs announced through March

The state Department of Fisn and Wildlife earlier today announced more dates for razor clam digs. The schedule includes the first dig on morning low tides, set for the end of March.

Here is the press release:

Clam diggers who miss the razor clam dig that runs through next Tuesday (Feb. 12) will have plenty of other chances to hit the beach in the weeks ahead.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced a tentative schedule for razor clam openings through March.

The current dig, previously approved by WDFW, runs Feb. 7-12 after noon each day at

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Jan.
31st

Next razor clam dig will open Feb. 7

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife just announced plans for the next razor clam dig, set to open Feb. 7.

Here is the press release:

State fishery managers have approved an evening razor clam dig that will run Feb. 7-12 at Twin Harbors and some of those days at three other ocean beaches.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the evening dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.

Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager, said the dig will extend for six consecutive evenings at Twin Harbors, the beach with the

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Jan.
17th

Next razor clam dig will open Jan. 25

The second dig this month for razor clams will open Jan. 25 and run through Jan. 27 on various beaches. State shellfish managers approved the evening dig after tests showed clams are safe to eat.

Digging will be allowed all three evenings at Long Beach and Twin Harbors – the two beaches with the most clams available for harvest, said Dan Ayres, the state’s coastal shellfish manager. Copalis and Mocrocks beaches, popular areas that include Ocean Shores, will be open for just one night of digging, on Jan. 26.

No digging will be allowed at any beach before noon. The

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