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Tag: Strait of Juan de Fuca

July
16th

Fishing report: Best salmon fishing in the Strait

Lakes

Offut: The trout fishing has been best in the cool of the morning. Try Power Bait and nightcrawlers. The bass and perch fishing is picking up. Crappie jigs and nightcrawlers are effective for the perch.

Silver: The largemouth bass action has been good to very good. Some of the fish are weighing 3-6 pounds. The crappie action also has been very good, especially at sunset. Trolling Wedding Rings with a worm right above the grass line has been producing catfish. The action is best early or late in the day.

Tanwax: The bass fishing has been good, with people

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May
21st

Fishing report: Marine Area 11 shrimping reopens Wednesday

Recreational spot shrimp fishing will reopen Wednesday in Marine Area 11 and most of Marine Area 10 for just one day. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said the areas could reopen because sufficient recreational spot shrimp quota remains in the waters off Tacoma and central Puget Sound for one more day of fishing.

The exception in Marine Area 10 is Elliott Bay, defined as all waters east of a line from West Point to Alki Point. The Elliott Bay portion of Marine Area 10 has a separate spot shrimp quota, and the quota has been reached in that

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Oct.
9th

Fishing report: River salmon action slows, local lakes stocked

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

Rivers

Green: Floating eggs or a stop-and0go retrieve on a plug seem to be working best for coho right now. Of the area rivers, the Green has been one of the best places to consistently catch fish.

Lewis: Boat anglers in the mainstem are catching some coho while those in the North Fork are mainly catching fall chinook.

Snohomish: Drifting corkies and yarn in orange or red beads paired with black yarn is the way to go when fishing for coho. There are lots of

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Oct.
2nd

Fishing report: Saltwater action still good for coho

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

Rivers

Green: The coho seem active, anglers just seem to be having issues hooking the fish. Most success seems to be on lure like Vibrax spinners, Dick Night spoons and Spin n Glos.

Lewis: Anglers are catching a mix of fall chinook, coho and a few steelhead.  Quite a few chinook and coho jacks are being caught. As of Monday, any chinook, adipose fin clipped or not, may be retained on the mainstem Lewis.

Nisqually: Try orange corkies and yarn for coho and chinook.

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