CHEHALIS: The river is producing some nice catches of chinook and coho. One angler reported catching a 35-pound chinook. Some people are drifting, fishing close to the bank with eggs, while others are using corkies and yarn or casting Blue Fox spinners.
COLUMBIA: Salmon fishing was fair to good in the lower river this past weekend. In the Gorge, boat anglers averaged 1.1 chinook and 0.35 coho caught per boat.
COWLITZ: The coho fishing has been good to very good the past few days.
HUMPTULIPS: People are catching some chinook and coho, but the action has been off and on.
OLYMPIC COAST: The rivers are fishing well, producing some coho and steelhead. River levels have jumped rapidly after the rain, but that also should bring more fish into the systems.
PUYALLUP: There were signs early this week that more coho are making their way into the river. The best sign, fish on stringers headed for shore.
YAKIMA: The key is to find those spots where the trout are holding. Once you find the fish, try small flies like a WD-40, Copper John or a Super Sinker. There has been some dry-fly action when the winds have eased.
CHELAN: Trolling the Barrens and the Trench continues to produce lake trout. Look for fish 165- to 205-feet deep early in the mornings, and then 210- to 250-feet deep later in the day. The late morning and midday bite has been the best. Keep your gear within 3 to 5 feet off the bottom and keep your speed around 1.2 mph. People fishing Mill Bay and other nearshore areas are catching rainbow trout and big northern pikeminnow.
CLEAR (Pierce) :The action for smallmouth bass has been very good, with a number of fish topping 3 pounds being caught. Look for fish holding about 25-feet deep and use drop-shot rigs with plastic works or crawfish. People also are catching limits of kokanee.
ISLAND: The lake is producing limits of rainbow trout for people fishing from shore or boats. Try Power Bait fished off the bottom, or troll a Wedding Ring tipped with a worm.
KITSAP: The lake is producing some catches of rainbow trout. Try using green Power Bait fished fairly close to the surface.
MUNN: The trout action is still a bit on the slow side, with people catching one or two rainbows each trip.
FLY-FISHING: Topwater patterns are producing catches of sea-run cutthroat trout, which must be released under state rules. There are some coho being caught, just not a lot.
NORTH SOUND: The best action is around Port Angeles, where anglers are averaging almost two coho per person, based on state creel checks. The action in the Cornet Bay area has been fair to good.
SOUTH SOUND: The salmon fishing remains slow in the Tacoma area, based on a number of reports. At the Johns Creek boat ramp in Mason County, six anglers checked by the state Sunday had caught five chum salmon.