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Tag: resident coho

Feb.
26th

Fishing report: River fishing shows signs of improving

Lakes

Chelan: Anglers are catching a pretty decent number of lake trout one day and struggle the next. The area above the Yacht Club and in the flat below Wapato Point have been the best locations. Trolling at 1.2-1.7mph down within 5 feet of the bottom triggered the bite.

Rufus Woods: People who are still fishing are eking out a few fish, but the action can be very tough. Try using a dough bait like Pautzke’s Fire Bait in American wildfire.

Washington: The south end of Mercer Island is producing some cutthroat trout. People are trolling with herring behind a

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Jan.
23rd

Fishing report: River anglers await forecasted rain

Here are some highlights from the fishing report that ran in today’s Sports section.

Saltwater

Fly fishing: Anglers are catching resident coho are not only in the Tacoma Narrows, but in Colvos and Hales passages, and even in Case Inlet. Look for jumping or fish breaking the surface. Baitfish and krill patterns have been best, including West’s Imitator, euphasiids and pink/white Clousers.

South Sound: The salmon fishing south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge has been slow, in large part because of the less-than-ideal weather. Squid action has slowed down.

Lakes

American: The trout fishing was a bit slow over the

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Dec.
7th

Fishing report: It’s a mixed bag out there

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

Rivers

Cowlitz: Freedrifting has been producing some steelhead, even though water levels remain high. Shore fishing has been best around Blue Creek.

Green: There are still plenty of chum in the river, but the vast majority of the fish are very dark. Any kind of gear in green has been producing bites. The steelhead fishing has been slow.

Humptulips: The late coho are starting show up and the fishing has been fair to good. A few steelhead also are being caught. Spinners and plugs have

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