Puyallup: Count on the river being packed this weekend, so get out there early to get in on some of the hottest fishing in the area. Pinks and kings are biting. Using corkies and a small pierce of yarn with a half-ounce weight and long leader is working for most anglers.
Nisqually: Not much action, according to reports posted at gamefishin.com.
Columbia: The salmon are biting, including some large kings.
Skagit: Another good place to catch pinks, according to multiple reports.
Skykomish: Fishing is on the verge of being really good, said Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood earlier this week.
Snohomish: Boat anglers are catching pinks between Snohomish and the Highway 522 bridge.
Snake: Starting Sept. 1 anglers will be able to keep hatchery fall-chinook salmon. “This fishing opportunity for hatchery chinook salmon is a bonus for anglers during the traditionally productive Snake River steelhead fishery,” said John Whalen, regional fish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
South Sound: The staff at Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports that fishing is fair. Anglers are catching a mixture of mature and immature kings, pinks and coho. Try the Gig Harbor shoreline and the Dalco Passage for chinook. For pinks and coho, fish near the mouth of the Puyallup River and along the coastline all the way to Redondo.
North Sound: Anglers are quickly hitting their limits on pinks, which are biting at a depth of about 35 feet early in the morning and about twice that depth once the sun hits the water. Anglers are also catching coho on the west side of Whidbey Island.
La Push: The WDFW reports that 436 anglers last week caught 174 chinook, 348 coho, and 76 pinks. Anglers can now keep up to two kings as part of their two-salmon daily limit. They are allowed an additional two pink salmon. All wild coho must be released.
Neah Bay: Last week 1,031 anglers caught 389 chinook, 769 coho, and 376 pinks according to the WDFW. Anglers can now keep up to two chinook as part of their two-salmon daily limit. They are allowed an additional two pink salmon. All wild coho must be released.
Westport: Last week, 3,876 anglers landed 1,637 chinook, 2,823 coho, and four pinks according to the WDFW. All wild coho must be released.
American: The action is slow, but dock anglers are doing better than those in boats. Rainbow trout have been caught fairly deep because of warm temperatures.
Riffe: Anglers are having to put in more work than usual to find success, but they are catching fish. Try using shrimp and worms.
Sammamish: While fishing has been slow, some anglers report catching perch.
Spanaway: Bud Herlitzka of the Spanaway Park Boat House says fishing is good. Anglers are getting their limits of trout on the south end using PowerBait. Worm and marshmallows works best for browns, Herlitzka said. Trolling on the west side has produced some good results with anglers finding fish at a depth of about 10 feet.
Tapps: Washingtonlakes.com reports that fishing has been good for smallmouth bass.
Potholes: Walleye, crappie, bass and perch are biting and the action has been pretty good according to several reports.Craig Hill: 253-597-8497 email@example.com @AdventureGuys