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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 30, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Plenty of late-summer fishing choices at Potholes Reservoir

Here is the latest fishing report for the Potholes Reservoir by Annie Meseberg at MarDon Resort: With night time temperatures typically dropping to 56 degrees in late September some more responsive fish like crappie are already feeding heavily to prepare for our winter in Easter Washington. Each year Crappie, Bass and Walleye go on a fall…

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August 30, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Latest Columbia River northern pikeminnow reward catch program figures

Here is the weekly update on the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program happening on the Columbia River. The harvest total from Aug. 18-24 was 4,821 pikeminnow (down from 5,215 the week before) from 610 anglers (down from 681 the week before) for a catch average of 7.9 fish per angler (up from 7.7 the week before) with five tags recovered…

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August 29, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Sno-King Puget Sound Anglers Edmonds Coho Derby is Sept. 6

The Puget Sound Anglers Sno-King Chapter Edmonds Coho Derby is Saturday, Sept. 6. Cost is $30 by Friday, Sept. 5. First place for the largest coho is $5,000; second is $2,000; and third is $1,000. Money from the derby benefits salmon conservation, Everett Lions Club Fishing for the Blind and Kids Fishing Programs. Last year’s Edmonds Coho Derby…

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August 29, 2014 at 8:38 AM

State Fish and Wildlife latest ocean salmon catch figures

Here are the latest ocean salmon catch figures from state Fish and Wildlife: Ilwaco – 221 anglers checked from May 31-June 1 caught 196 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.88 per angler catch average; 458 anglers from June 2-8 caught 237 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.52 per angler catch average; 319 anglers from June 14-15 caught 54 chinook and…

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August 28, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Hoodsport area in Hood Canal to close to fishing starting this Saturday

The Hoodsport Hatchery in Hood Canal is falling short on their chinook salmon spawning escapement goal, and state Fish and Wildlife will close the fishing zone off the hatchery beginning Saturday, Aug. 30 until further notice. The spawning escapement goal is 2,000 kings, and through Aug. 26, only 36 adult fish had been trapped at the…

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August 27, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Buoy-10 salmon fishery moving at a good pace heading into the final days where anglers may keep kings

The Buoy-10 salmon fishery at the Lower Columbia River mouth continues to be productive at midweek with a 0.3 chinook per rod average and 0.3 on hatchery coho. More than 2.6 million chinook and coho are predicted to enter the Big-C, and the preseason catch expectations at Buoy-10 is 45,700 chinook and 56,500 hatchery coho. Through…

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August 27, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill looks at late-summer eastside fishing options

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: The spectacular sockeye fishing season on Lake Wenatchee is coming to an end on September 1st. This allows anglers the opportunity to enjoy a last chance to fish the lake through Labor Day Weekend. I fished the lake recently and my…

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