COLUMBIA: There has been good fishing for coho in the Bonneville Pool, especially at the mouth of the Klickitat River.
COWLITZ: While the action for coho salmon has cooled, people are starting to catch winter-run steelhead.
LEWIS: The North Fork has been the best option as bank anglers are catching some coho while boat anglers are catching coho and some fall chinook. The action in the mainstem has been slow.
PERRY: The chum fishing has been good. Creel checks of 24 anglers Sunday counted 22 fish.
SATSOP: The fishing has slowly improved along with river conditions, producing some bright coho. Twitching with jigs has been effective. The river is still high and brown, as are others in the area.
TILTON: Last week, Tacoma Power employees released 1,148 coho adults, 14 jacks, three fall chinook adults, three cutthroat trout and one steelhead into the river at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.
YAKIMA: The river has dropped back in shape after last week’s rain, and should be in good fishing condition by the weekend.
CLAM DIG: The next razor clam dig began Wednesday. Here are the dates, low tide information and which beaches are open: Wednesday; 4:14 p.m., -0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Thursday, 5:02 p.m., -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Friday, 5:45 p.m., -0.9 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Saturday, 6:26 p.m., -1.0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; Sunday, 7:05 p.m., -0.9 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Monday, 7:44 p.m., -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; and Tuesday, 8:21 pm, -0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors. The next dig has been tentatively set for Dec. 19-23. See Sunday’s Adventure section for a listing of upcoming digs.
FLY FISHING: There are lots of chum in the waters around Gig Harbor. The searun cutthroat trout action has been slowed by the poor weather.
SOUTH SOUND: Salmon fishing has been very slow, in part because so few people are heading out and the uncooperative weather. A few fish are being caught of the slag pile and the clay banks on the tidal changes. Most people are trolling with flashers and hoochies or spoons in water 140-170 feet deep. Squid jigging has been very good off local docks.
AMERICAN: Anglers have been catching some rainbow trout trolling off the south end of the island. One angler reported catching a 5-pound rainbow.
GREEN: This King County lake has been producing steady catches of rainbow trout. People are casting with gold Vibrax spinners, or fishing with Power Bait or Power Eggs off the bottom.
NAHWATZEL: The fishing has been fair to good. Try fishing Power Bait off the bottom while the water is cold.
SPANAWAY: Dock anglers are catching a few rainbow trout, while boat anglers are catching some larger fish. The fishing should get better as the weather improves.
ST. CLAIR: The lake was stocked with another 11,300 rainbow trout weighing about a half-pound each. All told, the lake was planted with about 25,000 rainbows last month.
Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640