Fishing

Fishing report for Nov. 21

LAKES

AMERICAN: A few kokanee are being landed, but the numbers are on the decline. Try trolling a small pink squid behind a dodger.

COWLITZ: The coho action has been very good to excellent. The choice of gear or bait doesn’t seem to matter, but people are using spinners, plugs, jigs and eggs.

OFFUT: People are catching limits of trout, thanks to the recent plants. The winds have kept many anglers away. Those who are fishing are using worms and Power Bait.

PASS: The trout action for fly anglers has been fair to good. Try using nymphs or streamers, fished a little slower now that the water has gotten cooler.

POTHOLES: Bank fishers casting swimbaits along the face of O’Sullivan Dam are landing walleye up to 31 inches long. People fishing for rainbow trout from the bank are catching fish up to 26 inches using Power Bait or Pautzke’s Eggs.

RIVERS

GREEN: The fishing for chum has been fair to good.

OLYMPIC COAST: The Quileute system seems to be the best option these days. The action as of late has been best by the hatchery on the Sol Duc River.

PUYALLUP: The river was low earlier this week, but Friday’s rain should bring levels back up and hopefully bring some fish with it. The action has been very slow overall, but a few coho, chum and Dolly Varden are being caught.

WYNOOCHEE: This river is fishing well for coho, along with the nearby Satsop, Humptulips and Chehalis. Spinners, plugs and jigs all have been effective.

YAKIMA: Nymphs like the Pat’s stonefly or a silver beadhead olive zebra midge have been very effective.

SALT WATER

CLAM DIG: The latest razor clam dig continues through Wednesday at coastal beaches. Here is the schedule, low tide information and beaches that are open: Saturday (Nov. 22), 6:24 p.m., -0.8 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; Sunday, 7:05 p.m., -1.0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Monday, 7:47 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Tuesday, 8:32 p.m., -0.9 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; and Wednesday, 9:19 p.m., -0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors.

FLY FISHING: The action for searun cutthroat trout has been fair to good. Look for beaches with tidal currents moving at a slow walking pace.

NORTH SOUND: There have been good reports of people catching blackmouth at some of the usual places, including off Hat Island, Posession Bar and Mid-Channel Bank near Port Townsend. Look for fish in water a bit shallower than in the summer, from 80-100 feet.

SOUTH SOUND: The salmon action remains slow, but there have been some reports of blackmouth being caught jigging with Point Wilson Darts off the clay banks at Point Defiance and off Fox Island.

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