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Tag: Spanaway Lake

April
23rd

Fishing report: Plenty of options this week and more on Saturday

Trout anglers will have more options to try when the lowland lake fishing season opens Saturday. As a bonus, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has stocked an 80,000 extra catchable-size fish in lakes in Pierce, Thurston, King, Mason, Jefferson and Snohomish counties. Go to our website to read our season preview.

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

Lakes

American: The trout fishing improved in recent days, with some anglers reporting they were taking home limits. Some people are trolling a pink Wedding Ring behind a dodger,

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April
3rd

Fishing report: Local salmon fishing improves

Here are the highlights from today’s fishing report, prepared by my co-worker Bruce Drysdale.

SALTWATER

South Sound: Anglers aren’t heading out from Point Defiance boathouse in great numbers, but those who have are seeing better luck and bigger fish recently, including a 10-pound, 14-ounce chinook over the weekend and many in the 6-to-8-pound range. Try your luck over by Vashon Island on the low tide and closer to the park on high tide.

LAKES

Spanaway: Fishing is good for hefty trout. Trollers are having good luck going slow with Rapalas around 15 feet. Bank anglers are using rainbow PowerBait or

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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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March
22nd

Fishing report: Lake action improves for trout

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

Lakes

Offut: People are catching a few trout, especially when the day warms up. Power Bait and a worm has been a good combo. People also are trolling with Wedding Rings or a Triple Teazers with a split shot.

Seep Lakes: Several lakes are producing limits of rainbow trout. Upper Goose has been the best producer with relatively quick limits in the 14- to 16-inch range. Blythe and Corral have produced occasional limits with some trout topping 18 inches. The best method has been still

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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.
15th

Fishing report: Mixed reports on steelhead action

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

Lakes

American: Anglers are reporting they have been catching smaller fish as of late. Power Eggs, in green or yellow, fished off the bottom is still the go-to method right now. People are using garlic and herring scents.

Offut: The action for the trout has been pretty consistent for this time of year. The rainbows have been measuring 14-20 inches with a good girth. Most people are using dough bait and worms fished off the bottom.

Spanaway: The fishing has been a little slow.

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Jan.
25th

Fishing report: River levels still on low side

Rivers

Cowlitz: State creel samples show the action has been pretty slow. There were 14 bank anglers checked and they had kept one steelhead, while seven boat anglers also kept just one steelhead. Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 24 winter-run steelhead, 43 coho adults and eight jacks during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

North Sound: River levels have come up a bit, but are still on the low side. The best steelhead action has been at the terminal fisheries like Reiter Ponds on the Skykomish, Tokul Creek on the Snoqalmie and Cascade River on

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Jan.
18th

Fishing reports: Rivers are low and clear

Saltwater

North Sound: The salmon fishing remains good in the San Juan Islands, where some of the fish are reaching 25 pounds. A few fish are being caught off Hat Island and Columbia Beach. Action in Marine Area 9 has been fair, with some fish being caught since it opened Wednesday. There are a few spots left in the 100-boat field for 10th annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Feb. 7-8. For details, call Debbie Sandwith at 360-378-5562.

South Sound: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 13 has been slow. Squid action has slowed at local in the last week, but people

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