AMERICAN: The lake is still producing kokanee, but the fish seemed to have moved into shallower locations. Look for them about 30 feet down in water 40-50 feet deep. Pinks dodger and mini-squid are still an effective setup.
BRADLEY: The lake was stocked last week with 200 1-pound rainbow trout.
CHELAN: Trolling the Barrens and the Trench continue to produce lake trout. Look for fish in water 185-245 feet deep, and run your gear about 1.3 mph and keep it within 3-5 feet of the bottom. Bank anglers are using Pautzke’s Firebait on a 30-inch leader and a slip sinker.
HARTS: The lake was stocked again on Monday with rainbow trout. The perch and crappie fishing is still good.
KAPOWSIN: The lake was stocked last week with 625 1-pound rainbow.
ST. CLAIR: The state planted the lake last week with 10,000 rainbow trout weighing about 0.5 pounds each. There have been nearly 20,000 trout planted in the lake this month.
COWLITZ: The fishing has been very good to excellent in the last week. Bank and boat anglers are catching plenty of coho, averaging two fish a person when including fish that are released. Anglers at the barrier dam are catching some fall chinook.
GREEN: People are starting to catch some chum salmon. Start with green corkies and yarn and then change corky colors until you find one that works. The river level is high, so be cautious. The upper river is scheduled to open Saturday.
KENNEDY: The action has been fair for chum salmon, with the catch rate averaging about 0.5 fish per person.
LEWIS: People are catching some chinook and coho on the main stem, while the action for both species seems a little better on the North Fork. The East Fork is producing some summer-run steelhead.
NISQUALLY: The salmon fishing has been very slow.
OLYMPIC COAST: The rivers are dropping into good shape. The question is how long will that last? There is rain in the forecast through the weekend.
PUYALLUP: A few people are braving the high water, but having little success. One angler reported landing a chum salmon.
TILTON: Last week, Tacoma Power employee released 175 fall chinook adults and 22 jacks; 974 coho adults and 35 jacks; and six cutthroat trout into the river at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.
YAKIMA: Swinging streamers like a size-8 olive Sculpzilla, fished on a sink tip line, has been effective method for catching rainbow trout.
FLY FISHING: The searun cutthroat trout action has been fair to good. Try a topwater pattern like a floating squid. Remember that searun cutthroat must be released.
HOOD CANAL: The chum salmon are starting to return to the Hoodsport Hatchery, just not in large numbers. Typically any gear in green or chartreuse works well.
NORTH SOUND: The coho action from Port Angeles to Port Townsend really dropped off last week. Catch rates dropped from a coho per person early in the week to one in three people landing a coho by Sunday.
SOUTH SOUND: Creel checks and boat ramps in Olympia and Tacoma showed few anglers were heading out and they were bringing back even fewer salmon. A few chum are being caught in the salt water.
Contributors: Joe Rotter at Red’s Fly Shop, Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad’s Family Guide Service, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, washingtonflyfishing.com, washingtonlakes.com, Todd Rock at Auburn Sports and Marine, Don Wells at Harts Lake Resort & Deli.