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Tag: rockfish

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
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
26th

Washington releases new management plan to protect Puget Sound rockfish

I was out of town Monday when this news release was issued by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife Monday released a new management plan designed to protect and restore rockfish populations in Puget Sound.

The Puget Sound Rockfish Conservation plan includes policies, strategies and actions designed to help restore and maintain abundance, distribution, diversity and long-term productivity of rockfish populations in Puget Sound.

Developed with input from an ad-hoc advisory group, the new plan includes suggestions made during an extensive public review process in 2009-10 that included 1,100 public comments received

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April
27th

Three rockfish species listed under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA’s Fisheries Service earlier today announced that it is listing three populations of rockfish in Puget Sound and the rest of the Georgia Basin for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

The populations of two of the rockfish species – canary and yelloweye – have been designated as “threatened” and a third rockfish species – bocaccio – as “endangered.”

An endangered species is at high risk of extinction; a threatened species is vulnerable to extinction in the near future and in need of protection.

Populations of all three rockfish species in the Georgia Basin, which encompasses Puget Sound and

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