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Tag: Skykomish River

July
12th

Fishing report: Plenty of salmon action in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

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

Rivers

Columbia: Starting Saturday, anglers fishing on the lower river may keep up to two sockeye salmon as part of their daily catch limit. The new rule will be in effect through July 31 from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upriver to Bonneville Dam.

Cowlitz: The fishing has been fair, at best, based on state creel sampling.

Lewis: The summer-run steelhead fishing has been fair to good, slowed in part by low water conditions. The fish are there and will hit your offerings pretty good if you

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July
5th

Fishing report: Cooler water temperatures improve trout fishing

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

Rivers

Cowlitz: The summer-run steelhead fishing has been slow, but it is expected to pick up in the next couple of weeks as more fish move into the system.

Sol Duc: The river wiil close to all fishing in the vicinity of Sol Duc Hatchery Saturday. The closure, in place until further notice, extends from the Sol Duc Hatchery outfall creek upstream to the concrete pump station. The return of spring/summer chinook salmon to the hatchery are well below egg take needs. The closure is

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July
2nd

Fishing report: Good trout action in area lakes

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

Rivers

Green: The steelhead action is slowly improving. The Flaming Geyser State Park and state Route 18 bridge area have been the best spots. Bank anglers should try sand shrimp on a jig or under a bobber, or spinners and spoons. Boat anglers are having the best success, pulling plugs.

Naches: The fishing has been good for cutthroat trout. Use any terrestial pattern in size 10. The river level is still high enough to float with a raft.

Nisqually: There have been few reports, but

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June
7th

Fishing report: Good prospects for the weekend

Rivers

Cowlitz: The river has been slow to fair for summer-run steelhead in the Blue Creek area. Free drifting eggs from a boat has been most effective, but try back trolling baits or plugs when eggs are not working. The spring chinook action has been best at the barrier dam. Try using eggs and sand shrimp.

Green: People are catching a few steelhead and the water is in good shape. Floats and jigs or spinners are the most popular gear. Try No. 3 size spinners with a black blade and gold body or a gold blade and black body.

Skykomish:

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Jan.
23rd

Fishing report: River anglers await forecasted rain

Here are some highlights from the fishing report that ran in today’s Sports section.

Saltwater

Fly fishing: Anglers are catching resident coho are not only in the Tacoma Narrows, but in Colvos and Hales passages, and even in Case Inlet. Look for jumping or fish breaking the surface. Baitfish and krill patterns have been best, including West’s Imitator, euphasiids and pink/white Clousers.

South Sound: The salmon fishing south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge has been slow, in large part because of the less-than-ideal weather. Squid action has slowed down.

Lakes

American: The trout fishing was a bit slow over the

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Jan.
15th

Fishing report: Cold makes fishing a bit slow

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

Rivers

Olympic Coast: The action has been picking up as more wild steelhead are starting to show up. River conditions have been good early in the week, but will be low and clear by the weekend. The Bogachiel is still a bit dirty from a slide in the upper river.

Skykomish: The steelhead fishing has been slow, although a few fish are being landed in the Reiter Ponds area. People are having luck casting gold spoons or using jigs tipped with shrimp under a float.

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July
20th

Fishing report: Saltwater action has been pretty good

UPDATED 2:31 P.M.

As I’m working on the fishing report for Saturday’s paper, here is some of what I’m hearing.

The saltwater action has been pretty good overall, from the ocean to Port Townsend and even off Tacoma.

Ilwaco/Westport: Anglers out of Ilwaco averaged .98 fish per person last week, the best of the season. Coho made up 62 percent of the catch. At Westport, anglers averaged .82 fish a person, with almost 75 percent of the fish caught being chinook, according to a state report. The weather, including high winds, made fishing tough. People are catching albacore

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