CLAMS: A razor clam dig continues through Sunday. Here is the dig schedule and low tide information: Wednesday (Feb. 18), 6:08 p.m., minus-1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Thursday, 6:51 p.m., minus-1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Friday, 7:33 p.m., minus-0.7 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Saturday, 8:16 p.m., minus-0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; and Feb. 22, 9 p.m., 0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks. Digging is best an hour or two before low tide.
HOOD CANAL: There were 124 anglers checked by the state Friday through Sunday, but those checked brought in just 13 blackmouth.
NORTH SOUND: The most consistent action has been in the Port Angeles to Sequim area along the Olympic Peninsula. On Saturday, anglers averaged about 0.5 blackmouth per person. A reminder to anglers that Marine Area 7 closed to salmon fishing Sunday.
SO UTH SOUND: Salmon fishing remains very slow overall, with anglers kept ashore by strong winds. Some squid are still being caught off area docks.
COWLITZ: People putting in the time are catching some steelhead, mainly in the Blue Creek area. There also are reports of some of the first spring chinook of the season being caught. Most of the steelhead are in the 5- to 8-pound range.
OLYMPIC COAST: It was a good weekend for wild steelhead on the rivers around Forks, based on state creel samples. On the Sol Duc, 174 anglers were checked and they caught 103 wild fish and nine hatchery fish. The Calawah was productive, as was the Bogachiel.
YAKIMA: Trout fishing has been fair to good. The best action has been on skwala nymphs and various attractor nymph patterns. The river’s flow, measured at Untanum, is still nearly twice as high as normal for this time of year but has been slowly falling for the past six days.
AMERICAN: The action for rainbow trout and kokanee was slow over the weekend. Anglers were reporting trout feeding on the surface once the temperatures warmed.
OFFUT: This one might be a good option. It was recently stocked by the state with 900 cutthroat trout
RIFFE: Fishing for landlocked silver salmon was slow over the weekend.
ROOSEVELT: Trout fishing has been fair to good. A fly-angler reported having success using an extra-long, size 4, egg-sucking black Woolly Bugger to hook some trout in the Seven Bays area, while other anglers said they were trolling Kekeda flies in orange.
SPANAWAY: Dock anglers have been catching some nicely sized rainbow trout, some weighing 3.5 pounds and higher. Most people are using worms with a marshmallow. Boat anglers are catching a few trout.
WASHINGTON: Anglers hitting the south end were catching kokanee and cutthroat trout. Pink mini hoochies are effective for the kokanee, while a Brad’s mini cut plug lure trolled at least 25 feet down worked for the cutthroat.