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Tag: Skookumchuck River

March
26th

Fishing report: Weekend outlook filled with sun, warm temps

Good weather in the weekend forecast should bring plenty of people out to local lakes, coastal beaches for a razor clam dig and to rivers looking to hook a steelhead. The National Weather Service is predicting mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low to mid-60s Saturday and Sunday. Could it be that spring fishing is finally here?

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

Rivers

Cowlitz: The fishing is picking up, but slowly. People are catching a handful of steelhead and a few spring chinook. Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered

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March
19th

Fishing report: Reports are mixed, in part because of the weather

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

Rivers

Columbia: The state last week we sampled 2,348 anglers who had 82 adult and one jack spring chinook and five steelhead. Fishing success improved in the Cathlamet area as the week progressed. Remember, the the mainstem below Bonneville Dam will be closed to fishing for salmon, steelhead and shad Tuesday and April 2. Sturgeon fishing is slow, but some legal-size fish are being caught in the The Dalles and John Day pools. Just an FYI, there have been lots of smelt

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March
8th

Fishing report: Lake fishing for trout getting better

Rivers

Olympic Coast: The rivers are in good shape and should be that way through early next week. The Hoh and Sol Duc would be good options for this weekend, although the Hoh will likely draw a crowd. The Bogachiel and Calawah are not fishing quite as well.

Skookumchuck: The fishing has been fair, with anglers reporting they need patience as well as eggs, jigs and floats or corkies and yarn, to hook a steelhead.

Yakima: The fishing has been fair to good. For the most part, people are drifting nymphs like a 20 Incher and skwalas in sizes 6-10.

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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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Feb.
22nd

Fishing report: Weather could make weekend dicey

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

This weekend’s success – and safety – will largely be predicated by the weather. Rivers were rapidly rising Friday, so if the rain continues it could make water conditions unfishable. The strong winds in the forecast will make fishing Puget Sound difficult and could make for dangerous conditions for the weekend razor clam dig. Wave heights off Cape Elizabeth were at 17 feet Friday morning. State officials warn digs to be extra cautious when waves there top 11 feet.

WEATHER UPDATE 11:40 A.M.

The

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