▪ Chinook are being caught in Tacoma-area waters, mostly from 8-12 pounds.
▪ Fishing for pinks in the Puyallup Rivers is red-hot, and silvers also are beginning to show.
▪ Lake fishing has slowed in the area, making Eastern Washington lakes more attractive.
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TACOMA: Mostly chinook, from 8 to 12 pounds, are being caught, according to Point Defiance Marina. Shoreline and off the Girl Scout Camp have been the most consistent areas. Trolling has been the best technique lately. There are still pink salmon scattered around the area in small bunches.
NORTH SOUND: Anglers fishing for pinks have been very successful lately, according to Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood. There are a few more ocean coho starting to show up and the pinks are plentiful, which should continue for the next three weeks. Most anglers are using a dodger with a pink squid behind it, and are starting early in the day as the fish are mostly towards the surface. The fish head deeper as the water gets warmer.
POTHOLES: Many people are reporting catching a lot of fish in the Lind Coulee arm of the reservoir, according to the staff at MarDon Resort. Walleye are being caught, but not in big numbers, at the mouth of Crab Creek where it enters Potholes Reservoir. Many are over 25 inches long. Bass anglers are catching a nice amount of 4-pound smallmouth at the face of O’Sullivan Dam, the Lind Coulee arm, in Frenchman’s Wasteway and at the face of the sand dunes. The MarDon Resort will be holding a dock fishing tournament Sept. 18-20. Call 509-346-2651 for more information.
SPANAWAY: Fishing has been incredibly slow, according to Bud Herlitzka of the Spanaway Park Boat House. Several anglers have caught perch and trout with worm and bobber.
TANWAX: Fishing has been really slow, according to the Rainbow Resort. Trout have been the hardest to catch. A couple of catfish were caught using a worm along the bottom. Anglers are doing OK with bluegill, crappie and perch using jigs with a maggot. Bass anglers are having a bit of success using rubber worms.
SNOHOMISH: Fishing has been OK, according to Chamberlain. Most anglers are using jigs from a quarter to a half size. Some others have been having success by using a dropper with a spin and glow with shrimp attached.
PUYALLUP: Fishing for pink salmon has been phenomenal lately, according to Todd Rock Auburn Sports and Marine, who added that some coho are beginning to show. Anglers are having a lot of success using a variety of different colored corky-and-yarn combinations.
GREEN RIVER: The lower section of the river just opened Thursday, and there are a few pinks in there, according to Rock. There are no bait restrictions until Sept. 1, according to Rock, and the best bait currently is a sling blade with a Dick Nite Spoon attached.