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Tag: fishing report

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

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Sep.
25th

FISHING REPORT: Chinook biting in Cowlitz, Kalama, Lewis and other rivers

A look at how fish are biting in local rivers:

Columbia: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports salmonid effort is down especially below Warrior Rock. Chinook must be released in this area. Anglers are landing fall Chinook, coho, steelhead and sturgeon in The Dalles Pool. Try the Bonneville Pool for Walleye.

Cowlitz: Anglers are landing fall Chinook and coho according to the WDFW. Fish Country Inc. says bank anglers at Barrier Dam are doing well when they throw “big gobs of eggs with sand shrimp. We have our corky guys wading out to the point and picking up

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Sep.
18th

Fishing report: Coho fishing best salmon action right now

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

Saltwater

North Sound: The coho salmon action is red hot, with most people bringing home their limits. Creel samples last week showed people averaged more than a salmon per person. The fishing has been good from Mukilteo down to the Shilshole area.

South Sound: The coho action in the waters off Tacoma are as good as they have been in quite a while. Some of the best action has been in the Redondo area, the slag pile, Quartermaster Harbor and the Gig Harbor shoreline. People have

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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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Aug.
17th

Fishing report: Skokomish chinook attracting crowds

UPDATED AT 3:32 P.M.

I got this two calls after I had filed my report for Saturday’s paper, so I thought I would include them here.

Mineral Lake: People are catching rainbow and brown trout, fishing with worms and marshmallows off the bottom with a 6-foot leader, said Doreen Douglas at Mineral Lake Resort. The lake is warming up, so fish early or late in the day.

Silver Lake (Pierce): The trout fishing has been good, especially before the sunshine hits the water. The trout have been cruising near the docks looking for small largemouth bass. The fishing

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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

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July
20th

Fishing report: Saltwater action has been pretty good

UPDATED 2:31 P.M.

As I’m working on the fishing report for Saturday’s paper, here is some of what I’m hearing.

The saltwater action has been pretty good overall, from the ocean to Port Townsend and even off Tacoma.

Ilwaco/Westport: Anglers out of Ilwaco averaged .98 fish per person last week, the best of the season. Coho made up 62 percent of the catch. At Westport, anglers averaged .82 fish a person, with almost 75 percent of the fish caught being chinook, according to a state report. The weather, including high winds, made fishing tough. People are catching albacore

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