• The Kalama River has been the hot spot for spring chinook.
• Lake fishing for trout has been fair to good.
ISLAND: The trout fishing has been good her and at other nearby lakes. Most people are using rainbow-colored PowerBait, woolly buggers or Mack’s Smile Blade Flies.
PASS: Fly anglers are catching a mix of rainbow and brown trout, with some fish measuring up to 20 inches. People are using chironomids and micro leeches.
POTHOLES: Anglers are catching some big largemouth bass in the sand dunes area. The walleye action has been best in Lind Coulee and Crab Creek. Most of the walleyes being landed are prespawn males measuring about 22 inches.
SODA: One of the seep lakes below Potholes Reservoir, the lake is producing good catches for bass, walleye and some very hefty yellow perch.
WASHINGTON: The action isn’t great, but people are catching some cutthroat trout around the south and west side of Mercer Island. The fishing have been holding 40-60 feet deep. Some people are using a Brad’s cut plug lure wrapped with herring.
WHITMAN: Anglers are reporting catching a few largemouth bass, but the action has been slowed by the recent winds. Using a jointed swimbait has produced a few hits.
KALAMA: This has been one of the best options for spring chinook and steelhead in the past week. Most people looking for springers are drifting eggs or running plugs in the lower river.
OLYMPIC COAST: The rivers dropped back into shape Thursday, but there is more rain in the weekend forecast. Overall, the steelhead fishing has been fair to good when river conditions allow.
WYNOOCHEE: The action seems to have slowed, because few people have been on the river.
YAKIMA: The river level came up and water temperatures dropped earlier this week, and that has slowed the trout fishing. Fishing with stonefly nymphs under an indicator might be the best approach right now. Watch for hatches of blue wing olives if the conditions are right.
CLAMS: Saturday (March 21) marks the switch to morning low tides. The current dig runs through Tuesday. Here is the info, including which beaches are open: Saturday, 7:55 a.m., -0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks; Sunday, 8:42 a.m., -0.7 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks; Monday, 9:31 a.m., -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; and Tuesday, 10:21 a.m., -0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors.
NORTH SOUND: While the salmon fishing has been fair, the best action has been on the west side of the Sound, in the Marrowstone Island-Port Townsend area. Some fish are being caught in Saratoga Passage and off Hat Island, Possession Bar and Scatchet Head.
SEKIU: This area has been the most productive and consistent for salmon. Some of the fish are pushing 20 pounds.
SOUTH SOUND: The salmon fishing has been slow in Tacoma- and Olympia-area waters. Marine Area 13 anglers have been catching some fish off Gibson Point, Ketron Island and Devil’s Head by trolling in water 100-120 feet deep with herring, hoochies or spoons.