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Tag: Nisqually River

Nov.
27th

Fishing report: River levels dropping

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

Rivers

Minter: The chum fishing has been very good, with people catching some bright fish among the darker fish. There are lots of fish in the creek, making it hard to not foul hook some.

Nisqually: The reports have shown the fishing has improved along with the weather. People are catching some limits of bright chum.

Olympic Coast: The first of the winter-run steelhead are showing up in the rivers around Forks and the action has been pretty good.

Puyallup: Anglers are

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Oct.
12th

Fishing report: Puget Sound crabbing reopens and razor clam dig begins Saturday

It should be a good weekend. Anglers are hoping the rain will bring salmon into local rivers, the first razor clam dig opens today and crabbing opens in many areas of Puget Sound, just not in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma).

Rivers

Chehalis: The salmon fishing has been decent at the Montesano bridge and upstream from there. People are catching a mix of chinook and coho. Anglers are reportedly using spinners.

Cowlitz: The salmon fishing has been slow in the last week, while some steelhead are being caught at Blue Creek.

Nisqually: Corkies and yarn in green are producing a few

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Oct.
2nd

Fishing report: Saltwater action still good for coho

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

Rivers

Green: The coho seem active, anglers just seem to be having issues hooking the fish. Most success seems to be on lure like Vibrax spinners, Dick Night spoons and Spin n Glos.

Lewis: Anglers are catching a mix of fall chinook, coho and a few steelhead.  Quite a few chinook and coho jacks are being caught. As of Monday, any chinook, adipose fin clipped or not, may be retained on the mainstem Lewis.

Nisqually: Try orange corkies and yarn for coho and chinook.

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Sep.
21st

Fishing report: Ocean salmon fishing begins shut down

Here are some reports that will be included in the full fishing report in Saturday’s paper:

Rivers

Nisqually: The action has slowed down in recent days. Anglers are catching a few dark chinook, but not much else.

Puyallup: The fishing has been slow in the latter part of the week. Most folks are blaming the low water levels.

Skokomish: The river is producing a fair number of coho, and a chum salmon here and there. Eggs seem to be the best bait to use right now.

Lakes

Black: The action remains on the slow side. Trout anglers should try slowly

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Sep.
18th

Fishing report: Coho fishing best salmon action right now

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

Saltwater

North Sound: The coho salmon action is red hot, with most people bringing home their limits. Creel samples last week showed people averaged more than a salmon per person. The fishing has been good from Mukilteo down to the Shilshole area.

South Sound: The coho action in the waters off Tacoma are as good as they have been in quite a while. Some of the best action has been in the Redondo area, the slag pile, Quartermaster Harbor and the Gig Harbor shoreline. People have

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Sep.
14th

Fishing report: Lakes improve, rivers need rain

Here is a look at reports from popular fishing spots around the region. A full report will appear in Saturdays paper.

Rivers

Carbon: While a little on the slow side, people are reporting catching some chinook and coho. Some people are drifting eggs under a bobber, while others are using corkies and yarn in black and pink.

Cowlitz: Like many rivers in the region, a dose of rain would certainly help. Until then, the steelhead and chinook action has been fair at best. People are drifting eggs in the lower river for chinook.

Nisqually: It seems like the catching has

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Sep.
11th

Fishing report: Coho fishing is good to excellent

Here are some excerpts from the fishing report that will appear in Wednesday’s paper.

Rivers

Green: Twitching jigs without a float has been the most effective method to hook coho. A lot of chinook are moving up the river as well.

Nisqually: The fishing for chinook has been fair in recent days. Try using eggs drifted under a bobber in the slack water. Others are using Glo Balls and black yarn.

Puyallup: The fishing has been good to very good for coho. Most people are using corkies and yarn. Color preference seems to depend on the angler. Orange, red and

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Sep.
7th

Fishing report: Low river levels slow action, North Sound hot spot for coho

Here is a preview of the fishing report that will run in Saturday’s Sports section.

Saltwater

North Coast: The best salmon fishing last week was off La Push, where anglers averaged 1.15 fish per person. Most of the fish were coho. At Neah Bay, the catch rate dropped to .85 salmon per person.

North Sound: The coho fishing has been excellent in recent weeks, in fact the best it has been in several years. The stretch from Browns Bay south to the Marine Area 10 line has been a great spot. Farther north, try Naketa Beach, Shipwreck and Picnic points.

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