South Sound: The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports salmon fishing around the area is slow. Salmon fishing in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma) closes at the end of April.
North Sound: Most of the waters are closed to salmon fishing, said Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center. “It’s going to be a year to try alternative fisheries, I think,” Chamberlain said.
Westport: A weekend report from the Westport Charterboat Association stated that lincod fishing seemed to be really good before the foul weather kept boats off the water Sunday.
Razor clams: The Long Beach razor clam dig continues on the morning tides through April 28. Low tides are 10:39 a.m. Wednesday and 11:28 a.m. on Thursday. Another Long Beach dig is proposed for May 6-8.
American: David Anderson of Bill’s Boathouse says anglers are having luck on the recently stocked lake using bobber and bait.
Bradley: Another 1,000 fish were added to this small Puyallup lake last week.
Crescent: This Pierce County lake was stocked recently with 2,662 trout.
Dolloff: This Lakeland North lake was planted last week with 2,000 rainbows from the Puyallup hatchery.
Hicks: More than 4,000 fish were deposited here last week.
Horseshoe (Kitsap): More than 2,500 rainbows were added to this lake last week:
Horseshoe (Cowlitz): Stocked last week with nearly 6,800 fish.
Long: The state recently put more than 10,300 fish at this Thurston County lake.
McIntosh: A popular fishing spot that was recently stocked with 3,240 fish.
Offut: Stocked last week with 9,900 rainbow trout.
Ohop: Stocked last week with 2,000 rainbows.
Pattison: This popular fishing spot in Thurston County was recently infused with 4,000 rainbow trout.
Stevens: Reports of good kokanee fishing have been coming from this Snohomish County lake.
Summit: This Thurston County lake received 2,300 rainbow trout last week.
Tanwax: This lake was stocked last week with 2,461 rainbows.
Ward: This Thurston County lake got 2,000 additional trout last week.
Wildcat: Stocked last week with 3,815 fish.
Grays Harbor County: Among lakes stocked last week were the Aberdeen Reservoir (4,550 trout), Duck (1,050), Sylvia (1,700) and Failor (1,600).
Mason County: Rainbow stocking highlight include large rainbow trout infusions for lakes such as Benson (3,700), Haven (5,100), Limerick (7,800) and Wooten (4,235).
Chelan: Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad’s Family Guide Service says “Trolling for Lake Trout is hot on Lake Chelan in the Barrens and along Colyar Ledge.” Moore and Rocky points are producing some kokanee. Cutthroat fishing has been good on the shoreline.
Columbia: According to state reports, boat anglers last week averaged four walleye and 19 bass per rod in The Dalles Pool, while John Day Pool anglers averaged three walleye and almost eight bass per rod. Walleye have also been biting for bank anglers.
Cowlitz: The chinook action has been good and some anglers are catching steelhead too. Chinook have been biting on eggs, sand shrimp and tuna belly for those fishing from the bank or floating the river. For steelhead, anglers have had success at night near the trout hatchery using glow-in-the-dark lures.
Kalama: Some anglers have been catching spring chinook.
Lewis: Effort has been light around the hatchery, according to state reports. In May, the north fork from Johnson Creek upstream to Merwin Dam will be closed to all fishing.