Bradley: The lake was stocked Wednesday with 408 rainbow trout weighing a little more than 0.5 pounds each.
Harts: The crappie action remains very good. Boat anglers are catching larger fish, but dock anglers are still doing well. Both groups are using jigs. People also are catching rainbow trout, largemouth bass and some large bluegill.
Kapowsin: The state planted 625 rainbows on Tuesday, each weighing more than 1/2 pound.
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Lawrence: On Tuesday, the lake was stocked with 408 rainbows.
Nahwatzel: The fishing for rainbow trout has been good to very good. Some people are trolling flies behind a Wiggle Fin disk. Many of the fish being caught are around 14 inches long.
Potholes: Walleye anglers are catching some fish up to 30 inches long, but the action is inconsistent. Try using a blade bait, and trolling at the mouth of Crab Creek or among the humps off the sand dunes in 20-40 feet of water. Medicare Beach has been a good option for rainbow trout.
St. Clair: The lake was stocked Wednesday with 425 rainbow trout.
Washington: The perch fishing has been good to very good at the south end of Mercer Island. Look for schools in 40 feet of water. Anglers reported using Berkely Gulp shad to catch some fish, and then switched to strips of perch meat.
Green: The action for salmon has been slow this week.
John’s and Kennedy: The chum fishing has been fair at both of these creeks. People are fishing with anchovies under a bobber, or using green corkies and yarn.
Satsop: Might be in fishable condition this weekend, if we don’t get much more rain.
Yakima: After the river flow dropped through mid week, it jumped a bit Thursday. That could have put the fish off a bit. The flow Friday morning at Untanum was 1,600 cubic feet per second. Earlier in the week, there were hatches of blue wing olives, light cahills and October caddis.
Clams: A reminder that the razor clam dig scheduled for Twin Harbors was canceled because marine toxin levels were too high. The dig was supposed to open Friday (Oct. 28) and run through Tuesday.
Fly fishing: The action has been fair to good for searun cutthroat trout. Anglers report success using a Sea Run Bugger or a light-colored Clouser minnow.
Hood Canal: Some chum are being caught off the Hoodsport Hatchery. A state check of 18 anglers on Sunday showed they caught four chum.
North Sound: Anglers in Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) will be limited to one hatchery chinook per day as part of the two-salmon limit beginning Tuesday and running through Feb. 28. The state made the change to limit the number of chinook encounters, fish kept or released. The change also is being made in marine areas 9 (Admiralty Inlet), 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island and Skagit Bay) and 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner). Check regulations for the dates in those areas. Jigging for squid off the Edmonds pier has been very good. Crabbing in Area 10 will close at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 due to a lack of crab.
South Sound: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 13 has been slow this week. With the large tidal changes easing, the squid fishing off local docks should improve. The state announced Friday that areas 11 (Tacoma) and 13 would not open for a winter crab fishery.
Contributors: State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Annie Baltzell at MarDon Resort, Worley Bugger Fly Co., salmonuniversity.com, washingtonflyfishing.com, northwestfishingreports.com, Walt Harvey at Verle’s Sports Center, Laurie Phinney at Harts Lake Resort.
Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640