Fly-fishing: While the action for pinks was pretty slow the last week, coho fishing is picking up in Marine areas 11, 12 and 13. The few people fishing for sea-run cutthroat trout have found plenty of fish. Remember, they must be released.
Ilwaco: In the ocean, the action was best off Long Beach, with the fish being found in 40 feet of water.
South Sound: The best action has been in the Chambers Creek area. Much like the Point Evans area, anglers are having the most success jigging Point Wilson Darts or Point Wilson Herring. An increasing number of coho are being caught, with people using 3- or 31/2-inch Coho Killers or Kingfishers.
Westport: The action was slow after a good morning bite Thursday. Anglers can now keep hatchery or wild coho.
American: The weather has slowed the trout action from the docks, but some fish up to 2 pounds are being caught. Most people are using garlic-scented PowerBait with worms.
Offut: Anglers are catching a mix of perch, bass and trout. Boat anglers are having more success for perch, using crappie jigs tipped with worms. There has been a good hexagenia hatch going on the last few days.
Potholes: A lot of largemouth bass are being caught at the face of the dunes, while smallmouth bass are most catchable at the rock piles in the main lake between Goose Island and O’Sullivan Dam. Fish the shady side of the weed matts, rock piles, beaver huts and points of the sand dunes on the main lake. Perch fishing remains excellent.
Silver: Fishing has been on the slow side, with anglers catching just a fish or two. Crappie, however, are starting to come up to the surface. Try slowly trolling a Henley Special fly for the crappie. Bass fishing also is picking up.
Tanwax: Fishing for yellow perch and crappie has been very good to excellent. People are using a crappie jig tipped with maggots. Bass fishing has been fair to good. Trout fishing is slow.
Washington: Perch fishing has been very good. Look for fish in about 20 feet of water, along the points on the east side. Using night crawlers on a spreader rig has been the way to go.
Buoy 10: Chinook action has been best from the Desdemona Flats upriver to the Astoria Bridge during the incoming tide, while the area off the Sawdust Pile on the Oregon side has been the spot for coho.
Carbon: Anglers are catching mostly pink salmon right now, with an occasional chinook. Corkies and yarn have been working best.
Green: Fish are in the river, but getting them to bite has been the problem. Black jigs were effective for pinks and the occasional coho in the lower river.
Klickitat: Steelhead fishing has been fair, with most boats landing one or two fish. Water clarity has been an issue. Fly-anglers are running nymphs through the deep slots during the day.
Nisqually: People are catching a mix of chinook and pink salmon, just not in large numbers. Corkies and yarn has been the most common setup.
Puyallup: Pink salmon fishing has been very good, while the coho are hard to come by. Most people are using corkies and yarn, in pink, red or orange. State fishery managers are reminding people about closures on the river. During the remainder of this month, the following days are closed to sport fishing on the river, below the mouth of the White River: Sunday-Tuesday, Sept. 15-17, 22-25, 29-30.Contributors: Blake Merwin at Gig Harbor Fly Shop, Mike Meseberg at MarDon Resort, Joe Rotter at Red’s Fly Shop, Tom Pollack at Sportco, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, salmonuniversity.com, gamefishin.com, David Anderson at Bill’s Boathouse, Dave Potter at Rainbow RV Resort, Becky Pogue at Offut Lake Resort, Bill Kenney at Henley’s Silver Lake Resort. Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640 firstname.lastname@example.org thenewstribune.com/outdoors