South Puget Sound fishing report for November 1: Many lowland lakes closed for season

South Sound area fishing report.
South Sound area fishing report. Staff file, 2010


The arrival of November means many lowland lakes are now closed to fishing. Check state regulations at Options for late fall and winter fishing around the South Sound include American, Black, Harts, Munn, Offutt, Spanaway and Tanwax lakes.

Bonney: Stocked last week with 102 rainbows.

Bradley: This South Hill lake was stocked last week with 408 rainbow trout.

Kapowsin: Last week, the lake was stocked with 625 rainbows.

Lawrence: Last week, the state stocked Lawrence with 408 rainbows.

Scanewa: Last week, Tacoma Power released 677 coho adults, 230 jacks and one cutthroat above Cowlitz Falls Dam.

St. Clair: Stocked last week with more than 400 rainbow trout.

Eastern Washington: On the Potholes Reservoir, anglers were catching walleye on an inconsistent basis last week.


Clams: The next coastal razor clam dig is planned for Nov. 12-19 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors and Nov. 17-19 at Copalis and Mocrocks. The most recent dig was canceled because of high marine toxin levels.

South Sound: Anglers are catching hatchery coho and blackmouth south of the Narrows bridges, the only part of the South Sound open to salmon fishing. Squid fishing has been solid in the Tacoma area. There will not be a winter crab season in Marina Areas 11 (Tacoma) and 13 (Olympia).

Hood Canal: Some anglers have caught chum near the Hoodsport Hatchery.

North Sound: Starting Tuesday, anglers in Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) are limited to one hatchery chinook per day as part of their two-salmon limit. Anglers are doing well jigging for squid off the Edmonds pier.


Columbia: Catch-and-release fishing is permitted for white sturgeon between Buoy 10 and the Oregon-Washington border. Anglers are landing walleye in the John Day and The Dalles pools.

Cowlitz: Salmon are being caught at the salmon hatchery and steelhead and sea-run cutthroat are biting near the trout hatchery. Last week, Tacoma Power recovered 3,077 coho adults, 875 jacks, 272 fall chinook adults, 13 jacks, 153 summer-run steelhead adults, two jacks and 52 cutthroat at the salmon hatchery separator. The agency released 201 coho adults and 64 jacks at Packwood’s Franklin Bridge.

Cispus: Last week, Tacoma Power released 316 coho adults and 75 jacks upstream of Yellow Jacket Creek.

Green: Action has been slow.

Kalama: Boat anglers are outperforming those on the bank according to state creel reports.

Lewis: Anglers are catching coho on the north fork, while bank anglers are also catching chinook.

Tilton: Last week, Tacoma Power released 687 coho adults, 105 coho jacks, 135 fall chinook adults, 10 jacks and nine cutthroat at Morton’s Gust Backstrom Park.