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Tag: Skokomish River

March
19th

Fishing issues on Skokomish, Nisqually and Puyallup rivers topic of meeting tonight

UPDATED 1:04 P.M.

The state is holding a meeting tonight to discuss potential changes in fishing rules to curb illegal fishing practices, particularly on the Skokomish River.

The meeting is set to run from 6-8 p.m. in Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. S.E., Olympia.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife scheduled the meeting to discuss this year’s salmon returns and potential fishing seasons in southern Puget Sound as part of the season-setting process, also known as North of Falcon.

Attendees will have the chance to talk to fishery managers about the pre-season

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Nov.
13th

Fishing report: Clam dig continues, decent salmon fishing

Here are some highlights as I work on the fishing report that will appear in Wednesday’s Sports section.

Rivers

Green: Anglers are reporting there are plenty of chum and coho in the river. Effective methods for catching them have been drifting shrimp on a pink jig. The action seems to be best in the upper river, above the state Route 18 bridge.

Kennedy: The chum action is heating up, with more fish entering the creek and drawing a crowd. Many of the fish are already dark. Green is a good color to start with, but it seems getting your gear

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Oct.
26th

Fishing report: Clam dig this weekend, better salmon fishing

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

Saltwater

Beaches: The next razor-clam dig of the season gets under way at four ocean beaches today. Twin Harbors beach will open for digging after noon Saturday-Tuesday. The other beaches – Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks – are open for digging today and Sunday. The low tide times are: today, 5:57 p.m., +0.2 feet; Sunday, 6:36 p.m., -0.1 feet; Monday, 7:12 p.m., -0.3 feet; and Tuesday, 7:46 p.m., -0.4 feet.

Hoodsport: The chum are coming back in better numbers. Try an anchoive under a bobber

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Sep.
21st

Fishing report: Ocean salmon fishing begins shut down

Here are some reports that will be included in the full fishing report in Saturday’s paper:

Rivers

Nisqually: The action has slowed down in recent days. Anglers are catching a few dark chinook, but not much else.

Puyallup: The fishing has been slow in the latter part of the week. Most folks are blaming the low water levels.

Skokomish: The river is producing a fair number of coho, and a chum salmon here and there. Eggs seem to be the best bait to use right now.

Lakes

Black: The action remains on the slow side. Trout anglers should try slowly

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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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