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Tag: Lake Washington


Fishing report: River fishing shows signs of improving


Chelan: Anglers are catching a pretty decent number of lake trout one day and struggle the next. The area above the Yacht Club and in the flat below Wapato Point have been the best locations. Trolling at 1.2-1.7mph down within 5 feet of the bottom triggered the bite.

Rufus Woods: People who are still fishing are eking out a few fish, but the action can be very tough. Try using a dough bait like Pautzke’s Fire Bait in American wildfire.

Washington: The south end of Mercer Island is producing some cutthroat trout. People are trolling with herring behind a

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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.



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Fishing report: Steelhead action on the slow side


Cowlitz: The steelhead fishing has been very slow. A state creel sample of 13 bank anglers showed no catch and eight boat anglers kept just one steelhead. Thursday will be the last day to fish lower end of Blue and Mill creeks in the current two-month season.

Olympic Coast: The steelhead action has been spotty for the most part, but the fish people are catching tend to be fairly large. The Sol Duc and the Hoh have been the most consistent producers. Fishing on Bogachiel has been best in the lower river.

Rocky Ford: The trout fishing on this

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Fishing report: Clam dig continues, decent salmon fishing

Here are some highlights as I work on the fishing report that will appear in Wednesday’s Sports section.


Green: Anglers are reporting there are plenty of chum and coho in the river. Effective methods for catching them have been drifting shrimp on a pink jig. The action seems to be best in the upper river, above the state Route 18 bridge.

Kennedy: The chum action is heating up, with more fish entering the creek and drawing a crowd. Many of the fish are already dark. Green is a good color to start with, but it seems getting your gear

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Fishing report: Razor clam dig OK’d, decent salmon fishing

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


American: The lake is producing some large rainbow trout. The morning bite has been the most productive. Anglers are floating yellow dough bait 3-4 feet off the bottom.

Potholes: Anglers are catching limits of yellow perch from the Medicare Beach area. They are fishing from a boat in water 20-40 feet deep. Bass fishing has been good in Crab Creek in the afternoon The walleye fishing is slow, but should pick up as temperatures drop.

Washington: Schools of yellow perch can been found

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Lack of coho forces more fishery closures

Low or late coho runs continue to have an effect on area fisheries. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife today announced several closures.

These waters are being closed, the state said, because coho runs are lower than expected and hatcheries might not be able to collect enough eggs to meet egg-take goals.

The fisheries are expected to reopen if egg-take needs are met.

Here are the most recent closures:

Lake Washington: Saturday through Oct. 31

Lake Sammamish: Saturday through Nov. 30

Quilcene River: Close the river from mouth to the electric weir at Quilcene National Fish Hatchery; Saturday through

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Meeting will review report on Lake Washington, Cedar River sockeye salmon

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this afternoon it will host a public workshop to discuss sockeye salmon in Lake Washington. The focus of the May 26 meeting in Issaquah is to discuss a recent report that provides an analysis of data that could be used in determining management goals for sockeye salmon returning to Lake Washington and the Cedar River.

The workshop is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the department’s Issaquah Hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way. Agency staff will discuss the report, which is based on an independent review Lake Washington sockeye salmon populations, including the

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