Fishing Report for Aug. 28

craig.hill@thenewstribune.comAugust 28, 2013 

SALT WATER

South Sound: The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports fishing has been good near the Girl Scout camp and the Gig Harbor shoreline. Head to Commencement Bay for silvers and pinks.

North Sound: Coho fishing has been good on the west side of Whidbey Island. The Whidbey Island Coho Derby is scheduled for Sept. 7.

Westport: Guide John Keizer said he fished with former NFL players Robby Tobeck and Mike Pawlawski, who also hosts “Familiar Waters” on the Outdoor Channel, over the weekend and did well landing kings and hatchery coho from the north beach of Ocean Shores. They used Fish Flash and green brined herring on divers. They also caught 15 tuna.

RIVERS

Puyallup: Anglers are still flocking to the river to catch pinks. They have been having luck using corky and yarn.

Nisqually: Mixed reports on gamefishin.com, but some anglers are having luck catching chinook.

Columbia: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports fall chinook fishing is excellent at Buoy 10 and fair from Tongue Point to Bonneville Dam. Summer-steelhead fishing is fair on the lower river, and walleye fishing is excellent near Troutdale, Ore. Anglers averaged one king for every 4.5 rods Aug. 19-25 near Buoy 10. Coho fishing was slow, but catches are increasing below Bonneville Dam. Last week’s WDFW sampling resulted in 2,475 anglers (654 in boats) catching 403 adult and 22 jack chinook and 88 steelhead, but no coho. Chinook and steelhead are also biting at the Bonneville and The Dalles pools. Walleye and bass fishing has been slow.

Cowlitz: Anglers are still catching spring-chinook mini-jacks near the barrier dam.

Kalama: No reports of angling success, according to the WDFW.

Klickitat: One steelhead, two chinook and five released steelhead were all 58 bank anglers and 34 boat anglers could combine to catch last week.

Skykomish: Anglers are catching salmon and steelhead.

Snohomish: The report on washingtonlakes.com says anglers doing well catching pinks.

Washougal: The action seems to be slow, according to the WDFW.

Wind: Some anglers are catching steelhead near the mouth of the river.

Snake: Anglers can keep hatchery fall chinook starting Sunday.

LAKES

Drano: The WDFW reports boat anglers are catching chinook and steelhead. About half of the steelhead caught were hatchery fish.

Mayfield: Salmon season starts Sunday.

Riffe: Shrimp, worms and patience are needed to land fish here.

Tapps: Anglers are still catching bass, according to washingtonlakes.com.

Scanewa: Action has been slow, but starting Sunday anglers can keep up to 10 hatchery rainbows.

Potholes: Walleye, crappie, bass and perch are biting.

craig.hill@thenewstribune.com @AdventureGuys

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