Buoy 10: Anglers were catching a hatchery coho per rod at times last week. As of Monday, the salmonid daily limit increases to six fish, of which two may be adult salmon or hatchery steelhead or one of each. Salmon minimum size is 12 inches.
Columbia: Last week in the river below Bonneville Dam, the state sampled 497 anglers with 87 adult and 33 jack fall chinook, eight steelhead, 10 adult and five jack coho. In the Bonneville Pool, boat anglers at the mouths of the White Salmon and Klickitat are catching fall chinook and some coho and steelhead. Boat anglers are catching some legal-size sturgeon in The Dalles Pool.
Cowlitz: Anglers are catching a mix of chinook, coho and searun cutthroat trout.
Green: The coho seem active; anglers just seem to be having issues hooking the fish. Most success seems to be on lures such as Vibrax spinners, Dick Nite spoons and Spin
Lewis: Anglers are catching a mix of fall chinook, coho and a few steelhead. Quite a few chinook and coho jacks are being caught. As of Monday, any chinook, adipose fin-clipped or not, may be retained on the mainstem Lewis.
Nisqually: Try orange corkies and yarn for coho and chinook.
Puyallup: People are still catching coho, just not in great numbers. Most people are drifting corkies and yarn, in dark colors or going bright with chartreuse gear.
Snohomish: This and other North Sound rivers are producing some coho. Most people are trolling Dick Nite spoons or Brad’s Wigglers.
Tilton: People are catching a mix of native and hatchery chinook and coho. Drifting eggs through the deep holes is working best, but corkies and yarn also are producing fish. One angler reported catching a 30-pound native chinook, which had to be released.
Yakima: The fishing has been fair; the problem has been finding where the fish are holding. But anglers are seeing that blue wing olives are coming off during the day as well as October caddis. In the lower river, there were an estimated 786 angler trips last week with 200 adult fall chinook and 74 jacks harvested.
Fly fishing: If you have the time, hit the beaches. Anglers are landing coho, a few chum salmon and lots of searun cutthroat trout right now. Remember, the searun trout have to be released.
South Sound: Salmon anglers are still catching coho, just not as many compared with recent weeks. A state creel sample at Point Defiance Beach on Sunday counted 16 anglers with 11 coho, while a check of 15 anglers at two Olympia-area ramps showed they landed six coho. One chum was checked Saturday at Narrows Marina.
Strait of Juan de Fuca: Salmon anglers continue to average more than a coho a person, based on state creel checks at ramps from Sekiu to Port Angeles. At Olson’s Resort in Sekiu, weekend creel samplers checked 671 anglers who had 873 coho, an average of 1.3 fish per person.
American: The fishing has been on the slow side. A few kokanee are being caught. Try trolling a pink hoochie behind a dodger.
Kapowsin: People are catching lots of largemouth bass, just not large fish. A white spinnerbait is the hot lure.
Spencer: The lake is producing good catches of yellow perch and a few rainbow trout. A fly angler reported some success trolling a black woolly bugger on a sinking firstname.lastname@example.org 253-597-8640 Contributing to this report: Blake Merwin at Gig Harbor Fly Shop, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, washingtonlakes.com, Ted’s Sports Center, Verle’s Sports Center, Red’s Fly Shop.