Fishing Report for June 12

craig.hill@thenewstribune.comJune 12, 2013 

LAKES

American: Looking for a way to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday? American Lake might be a good place to give your dad a solid chance at landing a fish. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to stock this lake with 1,500 triploid rainbow trout before the weekend.

Alder: There have been reports of good kokanee fishing coming from this lake. Try using wedding rings tipped with maggots.

Black: Fish are biting, according to the most recent report on washingtonlakes.com.

Clear: This is another of the 20 lakes the WDFW plans to stock with rainbows by the weekend. Clear Lake is scheduled to get 250 fish.

Hicks: This Lacey lake is scheduled to be stocked with 250 triploid rainbows this week.

Kapowsin: A report on gamefishin.com indicates trout regularly are biting for those trolling very slowly.

Mason: The WDFW plans to stock this lake with 500 fish.

Spencer: The action has been slow, according to reports on washingtonlakes.com.

Vance Creek Pond No. 2: This Elma fish spot will be stocked with 100 rainbows this week.

RIVERS

Columbia: Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center says fishing on the Columbia is worth the drive; shad going through Bonneville ranging from 128,000 to 212,000 per day. The sport fishery for hatchery spring chinook salmon between the Bonneville Dam to the Washington-Oregon line remains open through Saturday. Starting Sunday, daily limits and fishing areas change for the start of the summer chinook fishery. Go to wdfw.wa.gov for more information.

Cowlitz: Try the Barrier Dam for spring chinook.

Green: Anglers are catching steelhead here.

Klickitat: Thursday marks the start of hatchery salmon fishing on the upper river.

Lewis: Action has been slow.

Skykomish: Chamberlain says fishing has been excellent in the Reiter Ponds area, with anglers easily landing summer-run steelhead.

SALT WATER

South Sound: The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing in the area “has been pretty spotty.” Big tides likely are having a negative impact on the fishing. Trolling probably is the best bet for catching fish right now, the staff reports. Try the Dalco and Point Evans areas.

Coast: The Westport Charterboat Association’s June 9 report said chinook fishing was improving but “not gangbusters.” Fish were caught both north and south of Westport as deep as 100 feet near the casino and in shallow water a few miles off the south jetty.

craig.hill@thenewstribune.com @AdventureGuys

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