- Anglers are still landing chinook and coho near Westport.
- Rivers are producing catches for anglers.
- Trout are biting in local lakes.
SOUTH SOUND: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing for coho has been good for those staying tight to the Gig Harbor and Dash Point shorelines. Anglers are also catching fish near the slag pile. Fishing for chinook has been quiet.
NORTH SOUND: Coho fishing has been excellent when the weather cooperates.
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LA PUSH: The Washington Department of Fish Wildlife reports that 24 anglers combined to land nine chinook and seven coho last week. Through Sept. 20, 2,199 chinook (80 percent of guideline) and 161 coho (26 percent) have been landed.
NEAH BAY: A total of 101 anglers last week landed five chinook and 33 coho, according to the WDFW. The department reports 8,310 chinook (94.2 percent of guideline) were caught through Sept. 20.
WESTPORT: Anglers are still doing well catching salmon and tuna, according to the Westport Charterboat Association. The WDFW says an all-species fishery last week resulted in 1,127 anglers catching 239 chinook and 586 coho. So far this season (as of Sept. 20) 18,245 chinook (64.4 percent of guideline) and 5,344 coho (41 percent) have been landed.
CARBON: Anglers have had luck landing cohos and pinks.
COLUMBIA: Nearly 1.5 million coho and chinook salmon are expected to return to the river this fall. Anglers are doing well catching walleye below Bonneville Dam and chinook at the mouth of the Klickitat. Salmon season is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon-Washington border above McNary Dam.
COWLITZ: Anglers have been catching chinook, coho, steelhead and cutthroat trout.
GREEN: Multiple reports indicate anglers are doing well landing pink salmon.
LEWIS: The most recent report from the WDFW reports bank anglers near the hatchery are landing coho and steelhead.
OLYMPIC COAST: The upper section of the Sol Duc reopened last week along with several others, including the Bogachiel. Dean Simms of Hansville learned Sept. 20 he won a $65,000 boat, trailer and motor package in the Northwest Salmon Derby Series drawing. He was entered by fishing in February’s Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby.
YAKIMA: Action started picking up last week.
AMERICAN: Anglers have been catching fish off the dock at Bill’s Boathouse. But anglers are warned to guard their catches from the opportunistic lake otter.
CLEAR: The action is on the slide side at this Pierce County lake, according to a recent report posted at northwestfishingreports.com.
MAYFIELD: Trolling has yielded trout for some anglers.
MINERAL: Fishing season ends here Sept. 30.
TANWAX: Use PowerBait for the best chance in the improving trout fishing, the Rainbow Resort staff said earlier this week.
POTHOLES: Participants cleaned up on walleye and bass at last weekend’s MarDon Marathon Dock Tournament. The biggest largemouth bass was 4.22 pounds and the biggest walleye was 5.82 pounds. The winning catfish was 18.46 pounds.