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Tag: Puyallup River

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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Sep.
5th

Fishing report: River fishing has been good

Here are some of the highlights from the fishing report that appeared in today’s paper:

Rivers

Carbon: Orange corkies and yarn have been producing bites from some chinook, but the action has been fair overall.

Green: Trolling Wiggle Warts or Dick Nite spoons has been producing plenty of hits from coho on the lower river.

Nisqually: Eggs fished under a bobber seems to be the most effective method for catching salmon. The action has been off and on in recent days.

Puyallup: The fishing seems to have slowed in recent days, although there are still plenty of people on

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Aug.
21st

Fishing report: Salmon slowly making their way into local rivers

Here are some early reports from the fishing report that will appear in Wednesday’s paper:

Saltwater

Sekiu: The fishing has dropped off, but a good number of coho are still being caught. The number of anglers has dropped since the area is closed to keeping of chinook.

South Sound: Salmon anglers have been having some luck catching chinook and a handful of coho. The fish are scattered with anglers hooking fish off the Gig Harbor shoreline, Point Dalco, slag pile and the clay banks. Most people are trolling flashers with with bait or hoochies, running their gear 60-90 feet deep

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Aug.
17th

Fishing report: Skokomish chinook attracting crowds

UPDATED AT 3:32 P.M.

I got this two calls after I had filed my report for Saturday’s paper, so I thought I would include them here.

Mineral Lake: People are catching rainbow and brown trout, fishing with worms and marshmallows off the bottom with a 6-foot leader, said Doreen Douglas at Mineral Lake Resort. The lake is warming up, so fish early or late in the day.

Silver Lake (Pierce): The trout fishing has been good, especially before the sunshine hits the water. The trout have been cruising near the docks looking for small largemouth bass. The fishing

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Aug.
10th

Fishing report: Local rivers are slow

Here are some early reports as I work on the fishing report for Saturday’s newspaper:

Rivers

Nisqually: The chinook are starting to move up the river, they just aren’t in a biting mood, based on a number of online reports. Only a few jacks are being caught at this time.

Puyallup: The salmon fishing is slow right now, even though some 15- to 20-pound chinook have returned to Voights Creek Hatchery, with the water off color. River flows were at 2,370 cfs Friday morning, just a bit above normal.

Yakima: Fly anglers are hooking plenty of rainbow trout on the

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Jan.
6th

Puyallup River system to close early to fishing

Fishing for steelhead and other game fish will close early in several river systems in Puget Sound and along the Strait of Juan de Fuca to protect wild steelhead. The early closures will affect the Puyallup, Nooksack, Skagit, Stillaguamish and Snohomish systems, along with several streams along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced earlier today.

Most river systems will close Feb. 1. However, the Puyallup River system will close Jan. 16, and some waters near state fish hatcheries are scheduled to close Feb. 16.

The Puyallup closure involves the White River

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Sep.
30th

Puyallup and Carbon rivers will close early

The Puyallup and the Carbon rivers will be the next to close to salmon fishing as Puget Sound coho runs fail to meet expectations.

The Puyallup, from mouth (11th Street Bridge) upstream to the mouth of the Carbon River, will be closed from Monday through Oct. 31.

The Carbon, from the mouth upstream to the mouth of Voights Creek, will be closed Monday through Nov. 30.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife, in a news release, said the coho run is low and the Voights Creek Hatchery has not collected enough fish to meet its egg-take goals.

The Puyallup

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