Crabbing: While marine toxin levels will delay the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery on the state’s southern coast (originally planned to start Thursday), recreational crabbing is still permitted. While marine toxin tests show that crabs caught off the Washington coast are safe to eat, state officials want to do additional testing before opening the commercial fishery.
Razor clams: The next coastal dig is planned to start Dec. 10. If approved, digging will be allowed on the evening tides Dec. 10-18 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors and Dec. 10-11 at Copalis and Mocrocks.
South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina staff reports anglers are catching salmon in the open waters south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Fox Island, Point Fosdick, Green Point and Point Gibson are good places to troll with a flasher and hoochie or spoon. Mooching and jigging have also been productive around Point Gibson.
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North Sound: Salmon fishing is slow, according to state creel reports. Squid fishing has been good.
American: Stocked last week with 1,998 catchable-size rainbow trout. Yellow perch have also been biting.
Anderson: Last week, this Jefferson County lake was stocked with more than 1,000 trout.
Black: Stocked last week with 1,998 rainbow trout.
Long: Stocked last week with 975 rainbow trout.
Offutt: On Monday, the state added 950 rainbows to the lake.
Lewis County: Last week, the state stocked Fort Borst Park Pond with 1,980 rainbows and South Lewis County Park Pond with 2,000 rainbows.
Scanewa: Last week, Tacoma Power released 439 coho adults and 34 jacks above Cowlitz Falls Dam.
Tanwax: Anglers have been catching trout. Last week, the lake was infused with 975 rainbow trout.
Cispus: Last week, Tacoma Power released 148 coho adults and 20 coho jacks near the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek.
Cowlitz: Last week, Tacoma Power recovered 1,343 coho adults, 161 jacks, 12 fall chinook adults, 18 summer-run steelhead adults, five winter-run steelhead and 14 cutthroat at the salmon hatchery separator. The agency released 124 coho adults and 10 coho jacks at Packwood’s Franklin Bridge.
Kalama: State creel reports show that last week 19 bank anglers kept two steelhead and nine boat anglers released one chinook.
Lewis: Last week four bank anglers failed to catch a fish according to state creel summaries.
Olympic Coast: After peaking over the weekend, river flows have dropped and water conditions have improved. Reports indicate the salmon being caught are dark, but a few bright steelhead are being hooked.
Perry: The state creel reports shows that 24 anglers caught 20 chum at the creek. Nine anglers caught three chum at the mouth of Kennedy Creek.
Tilton: Last week, Tacoma Power released 272 coho adults, 38 coho jacks, seven fall chinook adults and three cutthroat at Morton’s Gust Backstrom Park.
Skykomish: Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood reports steelhead fishing seems to be picking up in the Skykomish and Wallace rivers.