Fishing Report for June 26

craig.hill@thenewstribune.comJune 26, 2013 

SALT WATER

South Sound: The staff at Point Defiance Boathouse Marina said fishing in the area has been spotty, but trolling gives anglers the best chance to catch fish. Flasher and spoons, hoochie or plugs seems to work best.

North Sound: Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood said fishing in the area isn’t great. Most anglers are biding their time until Monday’s salmon opener.

Coast: The Westport Charterboat Association reports weather kept anglers off the water Tuesday, but Monday fishermen caught 20-pound fish. Coho fishing is under way, and kings are still biting.

LAKES

American: David Anderson of Bill’s Boathouse said rainbows are still biting since the lake was stocked with 1,500 fish prior to Father’s Day. Boat anglers are catching limits.

Clear: Kokanee fishing has been mostly good, according to reports from washingtonlakes.com.

Goodwin: Fishing has been slow, according to reports, but rainbow trout are occasionally rewarding those willing to put in the time.

Munn: Trout are biting occasionally, according to recent reports.

Scanewa: Trout are biting near the shoreline.

Spanaway: Worms and marshmallows are doing the trick for bank and boat anglers, said Bud Herlitzka of the Spanaway Park Boat House. Boat anglers are also doing well trolling slowly with worms and Wedding Rings.

St. Clair: A good place to land bluegill and trout, according to a report on washingtonlakes.com

Stevens: Fish at a depth of 35-40 feet for the best chance to catch kokanee.

Tapps: The most recent report at washingtonlakes.com indicated fishing for tiger muskie is best in deeper water near the weed beds.

Washington: Not great fishing here, but anglers are getting bass and some are finding perch near the weed beds.

Chelan: “What’s getting hot is trolling the bar for lake trout,” Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad’s Family Guide Service said. Jones recommends using Worden’s Lure purple glow flatfish pulled at 1.4 to 1.7 mph in depths of 120 to 160 feet. Trolling also has worked near the Yacht Club, the upper end of the trench and the face of Manson Bay.

RIVERS

Columbia: Fishing for summer chinook has been “good but not great,” Chamberlain said, and shad fishing seems to be picking up again. Bonneville Pool and the section of river from Buoy 10 near the mouth of the river upstream to the Wauna power lines near Cathlamet were closed to sturgeon fishing last week after a span of high catch rates.

Skate Creek: Fishing is tough, but there are occasional rainbows to be had, according to a report posted at washingtonlakes.com.

Skykomish: The steelhead fishery is producing some bites near Reiter Pond, Chamberlain said. Kings are biting near Monroe.

craig.hill@thenewstribune.com

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