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Tag: Wynoochee


Fishing report: Mixed reports on steelhead action

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


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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Fishing report: River levels still on low side


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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Fishing reports: Rivers are low and clear


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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Fishing report: Cold makes fishing a bit slow

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


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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Fishing report: River fishing shows signs of improving

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

As long as we don’t get a lot of rain, river conditions should be good this weekend, although they might be a bit high.


Green: People are catching a mix of steelhead and cutthroat trout near Flaming Geyser State Park. People are reporting have success fishing with pink worms or eggs.

Humptulips: People are catching a mix of coho and steelhead, and an occasional late but still bright chinook.

Olympic Coast: The steelhead action has been improving. The Bogachiel has been a good spot

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Fishing report: Plenty of good fishing to be had

Here are some early reports as I put together the fishing report for Saturday’s newspapers.


Skykomish: The river continues to produce good catches of chinook and summer-run steelhead. Try side drifting eggs, running your bait through the seams and soft edges of water.

Wynoochee: The fishing has been good for summer-run steelhead. The fish are a bit spooky, so stealth techniques are working best. Divers and prawns are working well.


North Sound: Point No Point, Jefferson Head and Mid Channel Bank all have been productive spots for chinook. Find the bait balls and troll a spoon or hoochie

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