Until then, Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports salmon fishing in the South Sound is promising with anglers landing fish as large as 12½ pounds despite light pressure. Fox Island and Point Gibson are good places to test your luck.
Long Beach and Twin Harbors are open for digging after noon on Wednesday and Thursday. Low tide is 5:59 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Diggers must keep the first 15 clams they dig, and each digger must keep their take in a separate container.
The next scheduled clam dig is proposed for March 16-24, with the digs switching from evening to morning tides on March 21.
WDFW counted nearly 100 boats and 200 bank anglers on Feb. 28 but has yet to conduct its first spring chinook sampling. Bank anglers are catching steelhead in the John Day Pool. Boat anglers average a walleye per rod in The Dalles Pool and two per rod in the John Day Pool. An estimated 149 (13.6 percent) of the 1,100 sturgeon guideline were taken during the winter season. Fishery managers will meet in March and April to set the summer retention season.