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Tag: Marine Area 11

May
21st

Fishing report: Marine Area 11 shrimping reopens Wednesday

Recreational spot shrimp fishing will reopen Wednesday in Marine Area 11 and most of Marine Area 10 for just one day. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said the areas could reopen because sufficient recreational spot shrimp quota remains in the waters off Tacoma and central Puget Sound for one more day of fishing.

The exception in Marine Area 10 is Elliott Bay, defined as all waters east of a line from West Point to Alki Point. The Elliott Bay portion of Marine Area 10 has a separate spot shrimp quota, and the quota has been reached in that

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May
16th

Spot shrimp fishing will open for one day Wednesday in Marine Area 11 and most of Marine Area 10

Recreational spot shrimp fishing will reopen in Marine Area 11 and most of Marine Area 10 for one day on Wednesday.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the opening, saying sufficient recreational spot shrimp quota remains in the waters off Tacoma and central Puget Sound for one more day of fishing

The exception in Marine Area 10 is Elliott Bay, defined as all waters east of a line from West Point to Alki Point. The Elliott Bay portion of Marine Area 10 has a separate spot shrimp quota, and the quota has been reached in that area.

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April
26th

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.

Lakes

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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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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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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April
3rd

Fishing report: Local salmon fishing improves

Here are the highlights from today’s fishing report, prepared by my co-worker Bruce Drysdale.

SALTWATER

South Sound: Anglers aren’t heading out from Point Defiance boathouse in great numbers, but those who have are seeing better luck and bigger fish recently, including a 10-pound, 14-ounce chinook over the weekend and many in the 6-to-8-pound range. Try your luck over by Vashon Island on the low tide and closer to the park on high tide.

LAKES

Spanaway: Fishing is good for hefty trout. Trollers are having good luck going slow with Rapalas around 15 feet. Bank anglers are using rainbow PowerBait or

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