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Tag: Puyallup River

March
19th

Fishing issues on Skokomish, Nisqually and Puyallup rivers topic of meeting tonight

UPDATED 1:04 P.M.

The state is holding a meeting tonight to discuss potential changes in fishing rules to curb illegal fishing practices, particularly on the Skokomish River.

The meeting is set to run from 6-8 p.m. in Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. S.E., Olympia.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife scheduled the meeting to discuss this year’s salmon returns and potential fishing seasons in southern Puget Sound as part of the season-setting process, also known as North of Falcon.

Attendees will have the chance to talk to fishery managers about the pre-season

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March
1st

Pink and coho salmon should provide good fishing this year

Anglers in the South Sound should see this year fishing seasons and quotas that will be similar to those last year.

That was the assessment offered Friday by Pat Pattillo, the salmon policy lead for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife following a meeting at which salmon forecasts for the coming year were released.

The forecasts will be the basis of negotiations over the next month leading to the establishing of recreational, commercial and tribal fishing season.

The bright spots for Puget Sound anglers this year will be pink and coho salmon.

More than half of the 6.2 million

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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.
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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