CHEHALIS: The rivers in the system are fishable right now, but the action has been light. The coho action should be very good when flows drop.
COWLITZ: The barried dam has been producing coho for boat and bank anglers. Bait fished under a float, or twitching jigs, should result in hook ups.
KENNEDY: Most anglers are using corkies and yarn in varying shades of green, or an anchovy under a bobber, to hook chum salmon. There have been lots of fish coming into the creek this week.
Never miss a local story.
SKOOKUMCHUCK: People are catching some coho, but the majority of the fish have been dark. Pink jigs or flies have been working best.
SKYKOMISH: People are having some success catching steelhead, but overall the action has been fair. Try using a pink or red jig fished under a float. The bite has been best mid-day when the water can warm up some.
YAKIMA: The trout should be biting again now that the ice floes have stopped floating downstream. Running streamers on a sink tip line or nymphs under an indicator through holes 3-4 feet deep with slowly moving water should be effective.
CHELAN: The best action has been trolling in water 220-245 feet deep, keeping your gear within 3-5 feet of the bottom. Glow in the dark Smile Blades from Mack’s Lure trailed by a 4-inch needlefish squid rig bait with a piece of northern pikeminnow has been effective. Shore anglers are catching rainbow trout using Pautzke’s Firebait in American Wildfire on a 30-inch leader on a slip sinker rig.
HARTS: The fishing has been fair overall.
OFFUT: The fishing pressure has been light, but those people trying their luck are catching trout measuring 16-22 inches long. Power Bait and worms fished off the bottom has been working best.
POTHOLES: The Medicare Beach area is producing rainbow trout up to 20 inches long. People fishing from docks are catching perch and crappie on days when the wind is not blowing.
WASHINGTON: With water temperatures dropping, the cutthroat trout have moved closer to shore. Needlefish spoons and Apex Trout Killers have been effective.
CLAM DIG: Here are the remaining dates in the current razor clam dig, with low tide information and which beaches are open: Saturday, 6:26 p.m., -1.0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; Sunday, 7:05 p.m., -0.9 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Monday, 7:44 p.m., -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; and Tuesday, 8:21 pm, -0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors. The next dig has been tentatively set for Dec. 19-23. See Sunday’s Adventure section for a listing of upcoming digs.
SOUTH SOUND: If the weather allows you to get out, look for blackmouth holding in water 150-160 feet deep off the clay banks to the Point Defiance Marina. Run your gear, most are trolling hoochies or spoons behind a flasher, about 10 feet off the bottom. Jigging for squid has been very good. The squid action has been best on the latst portion of an incoming flood tide.