The fishing has been off the last few days, in part because of the change in the weather. But some waters are showing improvement, such as the Cedar River and Munn Lake.
Alder: Some anglers have been trolling deep, 80 to 100 feet, for kokanee, said Len Throop at Eatonville Outdoor.
Kapowsin: Chuck-a-muck lures, made by a local angler, continue to produce trout for anglers, said Harry Erickson at Erickson Boat Rentals. The crappie action also is heating up. Try a worm or maggot under a bobber. The bass fishing is slowly improving.
McIntosh: This Thurston County lake is producing some largemouth bass, including a 5-pounder, according to reports on Washingtonlakes.com. Try working in the timber.
Munn: The trout fishing has been very good. Try black leech patterns, such as the Hale Bop leech. Fish it on an intermediate sinking line, going deeper the clearer the skies, said Anil Srivastava at Puget Sound Fly Co.
Offut: The action has been slowed by the change in the weather, said a staffer at Offut Lake Resort. If you hit the lake this weekend, use green Wedding Rings with worms or green Power Bait and a worm.
Riffe: Some decent-sized kokanee are being caught near the dam, Throop said. Try using worms and shrimp alone or in combination.
Spanaway: The pressure has been very light in recent days, said Bud Herlitzka at Spanaway Park Boathouse. Dock anglers are catching trout with Power Bait. Boat anglers can catch limits on the east side.
Cedar: The river flows have been steadily dropping and were down to 780 cfs Friday morning. That should at least make it safer to fish. If you are going to give it a try, use large stonefly patterns, in sizes 4 or 6, Srivastava said.
Cowlitz: The river is fishing a little tougher these days, in part because of the higher water. Try fishing the slower water close to the bank looking for the fish resting, said Phil Stephens of Mystical Legends Guide Service on Steelheaduniversity.com.
Green: The water is pretty high, but the color is good, said Todd Rock at Auburn Sports and Marine. Anglers are catching some summer-run steelhead near Icy Creek. The action has been very good for sea-run cutthroat trout between Auburn Golf Course and Soos Creek. Try small spoons or drifting a night crawler.
Kalama: The river is finally in good shape, said Wayne Orzel at Pritchard’s Western Angler. Boat anglers are floating down from the red barn, and some are going all the way to the Interstate 5 bridge. Most folks are using jigs and spinners in pinks and purples.
Skykomish: The river is producing some steelhead in the stretch from Sultan and upstream, Srivastava said.
Yakima: The trout fishing has been fair to good in the last week. The pale morning dun hatches have been good, said a report from The Evening Hatch.
South Sound: Crabbing opened on Friday. The season is open seven days a week through Jan. 2 in waters south of the Narrows Bridge. The salmon fishing has been fairly slow, but people are getting some fish off Gibson, Green and Fox points, said a staffer at Narrows Marina Bait & Tackle.
Tacoma: The salmon fishing has been picking up the last few days. Jigging and mooching are most effective, on the shelf and along the clay banks. Trollers were having some luck on the Point Dalco side, said Art Tachell at Point Defiance Boathouse Marina.
Westport: The boats going out have been dealing with rough ocean conditions, said Kelly Westrick at Westport Charters. But boats going out Thursday were having success. The chinook have been averaging about 15 pounds.
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