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Fishing report: Lowland lake season opens Saturday, fishing good at year-round

Saturday is the opening of the lowland lake trout fishing season, and some people will be on the water at 12:01 a.m. If you do plan to head out, remember to have a current fishing license and to give other anglers enough room.


American: Trolling Wedding Rings and Dick Nite spoons is producing good catches of rainbow trout. Also, trolling a pink mini squid behind a pinl dodger also is effective.

Nunnally: The fishing is good, especially if you are looking to catch a lot of fish, just not large ones. Most people are retrieving leeches and catching plenty

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Fishing report: Reports are mixed, in part because of the weather

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


Columbia: The state last week we sampled 2,348 anglers who had 82 adult and one jack spring chinook and five steelhead. Fishing success improved in the Cathlamet area as the week progressed. Remember, the the mainstem below Bonneville Dam will be closed to fishing for salmon, steelhead and shad Tuesday and April 2. Sturgeon fishing is slow, but some legal-size fish are being caught in the The Dalles and John Day pools. Just an FYI, there have been lots of smelt

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Fishing report: River anglers await forecasted rain

Here are some highlights from the fishing report that ran in today’s Sports section.


Fly fishing: Anglers are catching resident coho are not only in the Tacoma Narrows, but in Colvos and Hales passages, and even in Case Inlet. Look for jumping or fish breaking the surface. Baitfish and krill patterns have been best, including West’s Imitator, euphasiids and pink/white Clousers.

South Sound: The salmon fishing south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge has been slow, in large part because of the less-than-ideal weather. Squid action has slowed down.


American: The trout fishing was a bit slow over the

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Washington Fly Fishing Club to offer fly tying classes at Green Lake and Mercer Island

The Washington Fly Fishing Club will host fly tying classes starting in January. Here is the information on the programs courtesy of club publicity chairman Robert Tovar:

What:     Beginning Fly Tying Class taught by members of the Washington Fly Fishing Club.  You will learn to tie 15 Northwest trout fly patterns as well as receive personal instruction on common fly tying skills.  Each student will receive a class manual.  A DVD showing close-ups of the flies being tied is also available.

When:    Eight weekly sessions starting Thursday, January 5, 2012 ( 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm)

Where:   Mercer Island Covenant Church, 3200 78th S.E. on Mercer Island.

Cost:      The

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Gig Harbor Fly Shop plans move to larger location

The Gig Harbor Fly Shop is moving to a new, larger store, across the street from its present location.

Owner Blake Merwin announced that the shop open in its new spot, 3115 Harborview Dr., on Jan. 1. He said it will be business as usual at the current location, 3100 Harborview Dr., through Christmas.

“The new space is a lot larger. It will expand our retail space by three times,” Merwin wrote in making the announcement. “We already have a list of the new tying materials we’re going to bring into the shop.”

“Not only will there be a

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Fly Fishing Tour stops Thursday in Gig Harbor

The Fly Fishing Film Tour will come to the Galaxy Theater in Gig Harbor on Thursday. The event is for people 21 and older. On hand will be 7 Seas Brewing with beer on tap.

Tickets are $12 in advance at the Gig Harbor Fly Shop, $15 online at the fly shop, or $15 at the door.

Not only will folks have a chance to see some fly fishing films, if you bring a pair of breathable waders to trade in and get recycled, the shop will give you $50 off a new pair of Patagonia waders.