South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports fishing has been decent with anglers catching salmon almost everywhere. Off of the clay banks and shelf areas have been especially good. Trolling works, but so does mooching and jigging. State creel sampling showed 32 chinook were checked during the weekend at area boat ramps.
North Sound: Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood says anglers are having success catching chinook. The best action has been in the waters off Anacortes.
Crabbing: All but the San Juan Islands and Bellingham area of Puget Sound are open to crabbing.
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Ilwaco: The only ocean area where anglers are allowed to fish for coho. The coho quota of 18,900 is the lowest since 1998.
La Push: Open for salmon fishing until Aug. 21. Weather has made fishing challenging since the opener.
Neah Bay: Open for salmon fishing until Aug. 21. Weather not good so far.
Westport: The Westport Charterboat Association reports that chinook have been elusive, but there are some deep off Willapa Bay. Ling cod and rockfish continue to bite well. Tuna have been caught about 35 miles out.
American: David Anderson of Bill’s Boathouse reports the long run of good fishing continues with anglers still having luck off the dock.
Mayfield: Tacoma Power released 4,000 rainbow trout last week and plan to release another 4,000 this week.
Offut: Trout fishing is best in the mornings and evening. Bass and perch are also biting.
Spanaway: Bud Herlitzka of the Spanaway Lake Boathouse says anglers are still catching limits of rainbow trout from boats, but the action has been slow off the dock. Some rainbows have been as long as 15 inches. One angler reported catching five cutthroat trout.
Stevens: Those hitting the lake in the morning have had luck catching their limit of kokanee.
Summit (Thurston): A pink hoochie, tipped with corn, pulled behind a sling blade has worked for catching kokanee and trout.
Columbia: Salmon and steelhead fishing usually heat up in July.
Cowlitz: Last week, Tacoma Power recovered 302 spring chinook adults, 95 jacks, 18 mini-jacks and 300 summer-run steelhead adults at the salmon hatchery separator. At Packwood’s Franklin Bridge, 55 spring chinook adults and 54 jacks were released.
Rainey: This Lewis County creek was stocked last week with nearly 5,000 rainbow trout.
Skagit: Sockeye fishing has been good, but not great, Chamberlain said.
Skykomish: Steelhead fishing has been OK, Chamberlain said.
Olympic Peninsula: The Boachiel, Calawah, Humptulips and Wynoochee are often good for steelhead fishing in July.