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Tag: Skagit River


Fishing reports: Plenty of good fishing news

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


Black: The afternoon fishing has been pretty good for all species but trout. The crappie and yellow perch action has really improved.

Harts: The crappie fishing has picked up in recent days, while the trout action has been in ther slow side. Mini-jigs in green-white or yellow-white fished under a bobber have been effective for crappie.

Potholes: Perch fishing continues to be excellent. The walleye action continued to improve this week, but still is a bit inconsistent. Some days people are bringing in limits,

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Fishing report: Improved salmon action


Chehalis: Coho fishing has been good to very good. Spinners, plugs and eggs all seem to work. The key has been moving around looking for the fish or anchoring and waiting for them to come to you. It is a similar story on the Satsop.

Cowlitz: The river is producing some good numbers of coho as well as a few winter-run steelhead. Try the area around Blue Creek for steelhead and the area around the barrier dam for coho. Back troll plugs or use eggs or jigs under a float.

Green: The fishing has been fair to good, with

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Sockeye fishing extended on Baker, Skagit rivers

The state has reopened sockeye fishing on the Baker and Skagit rivers. The fishery will be open through July 31.

The Baker River is open from mouth to the state Route 20 bridge, while the Skagit is open from the Dalles Bridge in Concrete to a point 200 feet above the east bank of the Baker River.

The state said the sockeye run in the Baker is above the number needed for spawning and hatchery egg-take needs. Because of that harvestable numbers remain to extend the fishery.

The daily limit is two sockeye. Anti-snagging rule and night closure are in

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Sockeye fishing on Skagit and Baker rivers opens early Friday

Sockeye fisheries on the Baker and Skagit rivers will open at 12:01 a.m. Friday and run through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

The state will allow recreational fishing on the Baker River from mouth to state Route 20 bridge and the Skagit River from the Dalles Bridge at Concrete to a point 200 feet above the east bank of the Baker River

State fisheries managers said the run of sockeye in the Baker River is above the number needed for spawning and hatchery egg-take needs. Both state and tribal fisheries are being opened to harvest available shares.

The daily limit

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Skagit, Sauk due to close early

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced plans to close the Skagit and Sauk Rivers to all fishing because of a low return of wild steelhead.

Here are the location and effective closure dates:

Skagit River: From the mouth upstream to Highway 536 at the Memorial Highway Bridge in Mount Vernon will be closed Feb.16 through April 30.

Skagit River: From the Highway 536 bridge in Mount Vernon upstream to the Gorge Powerhouse will be closed Feb.16 through May 31.

Sauk River: From the mouth upstream to the Whitechuck River will be closed Feb. 16 through

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