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Tag: San Juan Islands

May
10th

Fishing: Good reports for trout and halibut

The return of spring chinook jacks counted at Bonneville Dam is on a near-record pace. Through May 9, a total of 18,032 spring chinook jacks had been counted at the dam. The record, since at least 1960, was 18,119 fish in 2009. That year, nearly 82,000 jacks were counted through June 15, the end of the spring chinook count at the dam, said Joe Hymer with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Lakes

American: The trout fishing has been good. People are fishing down 15 feet with a worm and a bobber or trolling with some sort of flasher

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April
10th

Daily salmon limit in San Juans cut to one starting Friday

Apparently the salmon fishing in the San Juan Islands earlier this year was a little too good.

Starting Friday, anglers fishing in Marine Area 7 will be allowed to keep just one salmon per day.

State fishery managers approved Tuesday the new limit – down from two fish per day – after determining that the number of chinook salmon kept or released has exceeded pre-season projections.

Here is the rest of the news release:

“Fishing picked up in late December and held steady through the remainder of the winter fishery,” said Ryan Lothrop, a fish biologist for the state Department

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March
29th

Fishing report: Spanaway Lake producing big trout

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

With good weather in the forecast, there might be a lot of people at your favorite fishing hole. Remember to give each other some room and enjoy the Easter weekend.

The state has put some new fishing rules in place, as an emergency, while the permanent regulations approved in March by the state Fish and Wildlife Commission will take effect May 1.

Lakes

American: The trout fishing has been fair, with the best action close to shore. People are having luck fishing green or yellow

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