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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

January 27, 2015 at 8:08 AM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead Cowlitz River – 35 bank anglers kept 3 steelhead. During four days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered: 270 coho adults and 1 jack 68 winter-run steelhead one cutthroat trout During the past week Tacoma Power employees released: 33 coho adults, 20 winter-run steelhead and one cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust…

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January 26, 2015 at 4:31 PM

Next coastal razor clam digs will begin this Friday

The next series of coastal razor clam digs were approved to begin Jan. 30 through Feb. 6. Digging will be open at Long Beach and Twin Harbors from Jan. 30 through Feb. 6; Mocrocks is open Jan. 30 through Feb. 1; and Copalis will be open Jan. 31 only. Digging will be open from noon to…

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January 26, 2015 at 10:38 AM

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater salmon creel checks

January 25, 2015 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Armeni Ramp 4 8 4 0 0 0 0 Ediz Hook, Port Angeles Public Ramp 18 32 14 0 0 0 0 Edmonds Marina 6 15 1 0 0 0 0 Everett Public Ramp 28 54 2 0 0 0 0 John Wayne Marina 17 26 9 0 0 0 0 Kingston Public Ramp 12 26 1 0 0 0 0 Narrows Marina 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 Narrows Ramp 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 Port Townsend Boat Haven Ramp 10 18 2 0 0 0 0 Shilshole Public Ramp 4 8 0 1 0 0 0 January 24, 2015 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Ediz Hook, Port Angeles Public Ramp 12 22 7 0 0 0 0 John Wayne Marina 13 27 7 0 0 0 0 Kingston Public Ramp 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 Port Angeles Boat…

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January 25, 2015 at 10:08 AM

State Fish and Wildlife northern Olympic coast steelhead checks

Bogachiel/Quillayute River Dates No. of Anglers Interviewed Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours Fished Comments Kept Released Kept Released Dec.4-7 184 0 1 66 4 993.0 98 bank anglers and 86 boat anglers interviewed. Dec.9-11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High water. Dec.12-14 101 0 1 14 3 495.5 66 bank anglers and 35 boat anglers interviewed. Dec.15-18 76 0 1 10 0 386.5 39 bank anglers and 37 boat anglers interviewed on Dec. 17 and 18. Dec.19-21 51 0 1 5 2 171.5 49 bank and 2 boat anglers interviewed. River out on Sunday. Dec.22-25 38 0 0 6 7 156.5 34 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers interviewed on…

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January 24, 2015 at 9:08 AM

Washington Sportsmen’s Show in Puyallup this weekend

The Washington Sportsmen’s Show – the largest adventure exhibit in the state – is this weekend at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Fishing pros discussing their secrets, tactics and techniques include Buzz Ramsey on steelhead methods that work; Del Stephens on catching albacore tuna; fly anglers Jim Teeny, Don Simonson and David Paul Williams; Terry…

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January 24, 2015 at 8:05 AM

Public welcome to attend Washington Fly Fishing Club dinner and speaker engagement on Feb. 17 in Seattle

The Washington Fly Fishing Club dinner and speaker engagement is 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Seattle Tennis Club. Guests are welcome to attend and the cost is $30. Writer and fly-tier Kelly Glissmeyer will make a presentation on spring creek strategies. Learning how to successfully fish spring creeks is a challenge for all fly fishermen….

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January 23, 2015 at 8:08 AM

San Juan Islands continue to be hotspot for winter chinook action

The San Juan Islands continues to be the “place” for winter chinook action after hitting a slight doldrum early last week. “Fishing is better now especially the last couple of days, and it had been slow up until this point,” said Derek Floyd, owner of Anglers Choice Fishing Charter in Anacortes. “We fished until 1 p.m….

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