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Tag: Lewis River

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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June
6th

Anglers can keep hatchery spring chinook on Lewis River starting Friday

The state has announced that anglers can again keep hatchery spring chinook on the Lewis River including the North Fork, beginning Friday.

The opening, which will run through July 31, inclides the mainstem Lewis from the mouth to the mouth of the East Fork and the North Fork Lewis from the mouth of the East Fork to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is allowing anglers to keep hatchery springers because the hatchery’s brood stock goal has been met.

The salmon daily limit will be 6 hatchery chinook of which no more

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May
14th

Fishing report: Action improves as bad weather clears out

Lakes

American: Some anglers are catching their limits of kokanee, trolling the west side of the lake. Pink seems to be the most productive color, both for a dodger and squid-style lures. The fish were holding 20-25 feet down, according to one report.

Crescent: Trolling Wedding Rings in orange or pink is producing catches of rainbow trout.

Drano: Boat anglers averaged almost a chinook per every four rods last week. About 30 percent of the catch were jacks.

Pattison: The action has not been red hot, but people fishing from shore are catching rainbow trout fishing a worm under a

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Jan.
4th

Fishing report: Decent river action, lakes a little slow

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

Rivers

Cowlitz: Anglers are catching mostly steelhead these. The best action has been around the trout hatchery. Fish close to the brush with small gear with current river conditions.

Lewis: Anglers are catching steelhead and some fall chinook, primarily from the North Fork around the salmon hatchery. Most of the chinook were released.

Olympic Coast: The steelhead action has been pretty good with the rivers in really good shape. The Hoh has been fishing as well as any other river in the area. There is

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Oct.
9th

Fishing report: River salmon action slows, local lakes stocked

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

Rivers

Green: Floating eggs or a stop-and0go retrieve on a plug seem to be working best for coho right now. Of the area rivers, the Green has been one of the best places to consistently catch fish.

Lewis: Boat anglers in the mainstem are catching some coho while those in the North Fork are mainly catching fall chinook.

Snohomish: Drifting corkies and yarn in orange or red beads paired with black yarn is the way to go when fishing for coho. There are lots of

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