Fishing Report: 5 days left in coastal razor clam dig

Tacoma News TribuneApril 15, 2014 

SALT WATER

Razor clams: A morning razor clam dig is underway on the coast and will continue through Sunday. Twin Harbors and Long Beach are open through Sunday. Mocrocks is open Friday-Sunday. Copalis is open Saturday and Sunday.

Anyone 15 or older must have a razor clam fishing license. Lowtide are 8:03 a.m. Wednesday, 8:43 a.m. Thursday, Friday at 9:26 a.m., Saturday at 10:14 a.m. and Sunday at 11:06 a.m.

"This year's season is nearing the end, but we're not there yet," said Dan Ayres, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s coastal shellfish manager. "We hope to offer more digging days into May."

South Sound: The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing in the area is slowing down. For the best luck trying trolling with a flasher and spoon, hoochie at a depth of 120-160 feet. The best places to try seem to be Dalco, the Girl Scout Camp, the slag pile or the Clay Banks.

North Sound: The fishing has been good in the Stanwood area, said Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center. “And it should be good in that area for another two weeks or so,” he said.

RIVERS

Cowlitz: Some anglers are scoring steelhead here.

Olympic Peninsula: Steelhead fishing has been slow, Chamberlain said, but some anglers are still trying rivers on the Peninsula with occasional good fortune.

LAKES

American: Kokanee fishing has been good here according to multiple reports. Corn-tipped pink hoochie trailing a pink dodger seems to be doing the trick.

Spanaway: Bud Herlitzka of the Spanaway Park Boat House says anglers are doing well trolling both the north and south ends of the lake. “They’re using pretty much everything they got … and getting limits,” Herlitzka said. Still fishing with PowerBait is working for catching rainbow trout too. Browns are biting in the shallows.

The action has been slow on the dock.

 

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