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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 21, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Latest west side trout plants will boost action clear into winter holidays

The fall and winter trout fisheries around Western Washington will get a huge boost as state Fish and Wildlife plans to dump 340,000 trout into 47 local lakes. Lakes planted between Oct. 13-15 in King County are Angle, 18,700 trout; Bitter, 1,712; Deep, 2,160; Green, 20,766; Langlois, 5,200; Fenwick, 2,200; Rattlesnake, 19,209; and Shadow, 1,980. Other counties…

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October 21, 2014 at 8:38 AM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead Lower portions of Abernathy, Cedar (North Fork Lewis tributary), Coal, Germany, Mill (Cowlitz Co.) creeks and the Coweeman River – Re-open to fishing for hatchery steelhead and other game fish November 1. Elochoman River – No report on angling success. Oct. 31 is the last day of night closure, anti-snagging rule, and stationary gear restrictions….

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October 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater fish checks

October 19, 2014 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Armeni Ramp 17 35 0 4 1 0 0 Bellingham Ramp Squalicum Harbor 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 Cornet Bay Public Ramp 7 14 0 4 0 0 0 Ediz Hook, Port Angeles Public Ramp 31 70 0 62 0 0 0 Edmonds Marina 14 31 0 5 0 0 0 Olson’s East Docks 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 Olson’s Ramp & Docks 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Port Angeles West Ramp 21 51 0 38 3 0 0 Port Orchard Public Ramp 3 5 0 0 2 0 0 Shilshole Public Ramp 29 59 1 9 1 0 0 Solo Point (Tatsolo Pt-Ft Lewis) Rm 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 • Flatfish-general (4) Washington Park Launch Ramp 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 October 18, 2014 Ramp/Site…

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October 19, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Grand opening for new Bass Pro Shops in Tacoma is Wednesday

The new Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Store at 7905 South Hosmer Street in Tacoma opens its doors on Wednesday (Oct. 22). There will be an opening ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. followed by a ribbon cutting at 6:30 p.m. The store will be themed after the Pacific Northwest with a large log and rock work,…

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October 19, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Potholes Reservoir comes alive for fishing and bird hunting

Here is the latest fishing report for the Potholes Reservoir by Annie Meseberg at MarDon Resort: Cooling weather this week has only helped the walleye, bass and perch bite on Potholes Reservoir. Jumbo crappie 12 inches and larger have been caught by many fishers trolling at the mouth of Crab Creek and the face of the sand…

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October 19, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Rock Creek winter hatchery steelhead fishery begins next month

The hatchery steelhead fishery at Rock Creek from the mouth up to the fall in Skamania County will reopen Nov. 1 until further notice. The creek located in the town of Stevenson was planted in the spring of 2013 with 20,000 hatchery steelhead smolts, and are expected to return this winter. Daily limit is two hatchery steelhead….

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October 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational is Feb. 5-7

The Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational will be held Feb. 5-7 on San Juan Island. The derby is limited to 100 boats with a maximum of four anglers per boat. Cost is $810.75, and includes tax, all dinners for registered anglers and moorage. First place is $10,000, second place is $5,000, and third place is $3,000. There…

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October 18, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Lake Chelan lake and rainbow trout on the fall fishing menu

Here is the latest fishing report from Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad’s Family Guide Service: What continues hot is trolling the Barrens and the Trench for Mackinaw on Lake Chelan.   Heating up is fishing Mill Bay and other near shore areas for rainbow trout and big Northern Pikeminnow. We are looking for lakers from 165 to…

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October 17, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Next coastal razor clam digs approved and will begin this Wednesday

State Fish and Wildlife approved the next series of coastal razor clam digs scheduled to begin Wednesday, Oct. 22. The upcoming digs open during evening low tides (noon to midnight) are: Wednesday, Oct. 22, low tide is 0.3 feet at 6:31 p.m. at Long Beach and Twin Harbors Thursday, Oct. 23, -0.1 at 7:07 p.m. at Long Beach,…

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