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April
9th

Fishing report: Weekend rain slowed the action

If you were like me last weekend, stuck dodging the rain while running from indoor soccer games to lacrosse games, the idea of going fishing certainly would have seemed appealing. Well, it wasn’t. That’s the consensus of just about everyone regarding last weekend’s action.

Still, some people were catching fish. Here are the highlights from the fishing report that will run in Wednesday’s Sports section.

Rivers

Columbia: The salmon fishing improved some last week. In sampling done below Bonneville Dam, 3,225 anglers had 479 adult and three jack spring chinook and four steelhead. Sturgeon anglers are catching some legal-size fish

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April
5th

Fishing report: Trout fishing at area lakes improves


Here are the top finishers in last weekend’s Anacortes Salmon Derby. From left, Rich Olson of Everett, second place, 19.42-pound salmon, $5,000; Scott Fowler of Burlington,
first place, 21.52 pounds, $15,000; and Jay Murphy of Puyallup, third place, 19.10 pounds, $2,500. (Anacortes Salmon Derby)

 

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

Lakes

Black: The trout fishing is slowly picking up. According to reports, the best action has been a result of trolling with bait or spoons.

Munn: The rainbow trout action has been good. Fly anglers are

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March
8th

Fishing report: Lake fishing for trout getting better

Rivers

Olympic Coast: The rivers are in good shape and should be that way through early next week. The Hoh and Sol Duc would be good options for this weekend, although the Hoh will likely draw a crowd. The Bogachiel and Calawah are not fishing quite as well.

Skookumchuck: The fishing has been fair, with anglers reporting they need patience as well as eggs, jigs and floats or corkies and yarn, to hook a steelhead.

Yakima: The fishing has been fair to good. For the most part, people are drifting nymphs like a 20 Incher and skwalas in sizes 6-10.

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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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March
1st

Pink and coho salmon should provide good fishing this year

Anglers in the South Sound should see this year fishing seasons and quotas that will be similar to those last year.

That was the assessment offered Friday by Pat Pattillo, the salmon policy lead for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife following a meeting at which salmon forecasts for the coming year were released.

The forecasts will be the basis of negotiations over the next month leading to the establishing of recreational, commercial and tribal fishing season.

The bright spots for Puget Sound anglers this year will be pink and coho salmon.

More than half of the 6.2 million

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Feb.
22nd

Fishing report: Weather could make weekend dicey

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

This weekend’s success – and safety – will largely be predicated by the weather. Rivers were rapidly rising Friday, so if the rain continues it could make water conditions unfishable. The strong winds in the forecast will make fishing Puget Sound difficult and could make for dangerous conditions for the weekend razor clam dig. Wave heights off Cape Elizabeth were at 17 feet Friday morning. State officials warn digs to be extra cautious when waves there top 11 feet.

WEATHER UPDATE 11:40 A.M.

The

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Feb.
15th

Fishing report: Mixed reports on steelhead action

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

Lakes

American: Anglers are reporting they have been catching smaller fish as of late. Power Eggs, in green or yellow, fished off the bottom is still the go-to method right now. People are using garlic and herring scents.

Offut: The action for the trout has been pretty consistent for this time of year. The rainbows have been measuring 14-20 inches with a good girth. Most people are using dough bait and worms fished off the bottom.

Spanaway: The fishing has been a little slow.

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Feb.
12th

Fishing report: Record catch at Roche Harbor salmon derby

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

Rivers

Cowlitz: The fishing has been slow. A state creel check of six bank anglers showed they released two steelhead and one cutthroat. Last week, Tacoma Power recovered just 23 winter-run steelhead, eight coho adults and two jacks during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

Olympic Coast: The steelhead action has been fair, in terms of numbers of fish, but good in terms of the size of fish. Water levels are down and the water clear,

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