Foul weather keep anglers off the water

Tacoma News TribuneFebruary 21, 2014 


South Sound: The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports wind and rain have kept most anglers off the water. The traditional good spots this time of year are Quartermaster Harbor, and the waters around the Slag Pile, Les Davis Pier and Point Ruston. The marina staff recommends trolling with flasher and spoon, hoochie or herring at about 10 feet off the bottom.


Cowlitz: Tacoma Power recently reported it recovered five coho salmon adults and three winter-run steelhead during a five-day operation at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

Skookumchuck River: The action seems to be pretty slow this week according to reports posted at

Skykomish: The action was slow here early in the week according to a report on

Tilton: Tacoma Power released two coho adults and two winter-run steelhead adults near Gus Backstrom Park in Morton Feb. 12-18.

Wenatchee: Anglers who brave the poor weather are having success according to Dave Graybill of

Yakima: The Evening Hatch reports fly fishing has been good and it’s expected to continue to be good as long as river levels don’t fluctuate too much. Anglers are starting to use dry flies with success.


American: Several reports of good fishing here. An angler recently posted on that he had luck catching three kokanee using a green wedding ring tipped with maggots.

Scanewa: Tacoma Power recently reported it released three coho adults above the Cowlitz Falls Dam.

Spanaway – Poor weather is keeping many anglers away. Bud Herlitzka of the Spanaway Park Boat House says “there are a lot of fish out there but you have to pressure to find out what they’ll do.”



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