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Tag: Lake Tapps

July
12th

Fishing report: Plenty of salmon action in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

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

Rivers

Columbia: Starting Saturday, anglers fishing on the lower river may keep up to two sockeye salmon as part of their daily catch limit. The new rule will be in effect through July 31 from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upriver to Bonneville Dam.

Cowlitz: The fishing has been fair, at best, based on state creel sampling.

Lewis: The summer-run steelhead fishing has been fair to good, slowed in part by low water conditions. The fish are there and will hit your offerings pretty good if you

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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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April
23rd

Fishing report: Plenty of options this week and more on Saturday

Trout anglers will have more options to try when the lowland lake fishing season opens Saturday. As a bonus, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has stocked an 80,000 extra catchable-size fish in lakes in Pierce, Thurston, King, Mason, Jefferson and Snohomish counties. Go to our website to read our season preview.

Here are some of the reports that will appear in the fishing report in Wednesday’s Sports section.

Lakes

American: The trout fishing improved in recent days, with some anglers reporting they were taking home limits. Some people are trolling a pink Wedding Ring behind a dodger,

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April
19th

Fishing reports: Lakes warm, fishing improves

Lakes

Munn: The trout fishing has picked up. People still doing well with chironomids. Most people are fishing chironomid patterns under an indicator. Or try leeaches and woolly buggers in dark colors.

Rattlesnake: The trout fishing has been good to very good. Try leeches fished on an intermediate sinking line. Be willing to change the color of your fly, from olive to black to brown, until you find a color that is productive.

Tapps: The lake is producing a few smallmouth bass, but not in great numbers or size. The water temperatures have dropped, likely slowing the action. The fish

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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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Aug.
21st

Fishing report: Salmon slowly making their way into local rivers

Here are some early reports from the fishing report that will appear in Wednesday’s paper:

Saltwater

Sekiu: The fishing has dropped off, but a good number of coho are still being caught. The number of anglers has dropped since the area is closed to keeping of chinook.

South Sound: Salmon anglers have been having some luck catching chinook and a handful of coho. The fish are scattered with anglers hooking fish off the Gig Harbor shoreline, Point Dalco, slag pile and the clay banks. Most people are trolling flashers with with bait or hoochies, running their gear 60-90 feet deep

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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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Sep.
11th

Fitness update: Local results from the triathlon and Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Beijing and Vegas

As promised in today’s fitness column, here are the results from some local athletes competing on the big stage.

IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Henderson, Nev.

Heidi Hubler, a 37-year-old Bonney Lake resident and elementary school teacher, just finished her first appearance at the Ironman 70.3 (half Ironman) world championships in a time of 5 hours, 28 minutes, 7 seconds. She finished 40th in her age group and made up ground throughout the cycling and running legs. She was 49th after the swim and 44th after the bike portion.

Other locals:

Kristi Moen, 48, Burien, 5:45.49, 38th in age group

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