Here are some quick fishing tips to look at once the stormy weather passes.
A few big steelhead have been caught off the west side beaches of Whidbey Island at Fort Casey, and Bush and Lagoon points in recent days.
Put in the time, and you might be rewarded like a source who fished the beaches on Tuesday caught and released two wild fish, and caught one nice gorgeous dime-bright summer buck, and saw another angler hook and release a fish that weighed about 18 pounds.
There is some good fly fishing opportunities at Pass Lake near Deception Pass, and Lone Lake on Whidbey Island. It is mainly a chrinomid and mini-leech fly pattern show. At Lone there are some nice carryovers up to 20 inches peppered in with the recent plant of 10 to 12 inch trout.
East of the Cascades, Lenice Lake fly fishing with chrinomids has been good especially for a two brothers from this region who headed over last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and caught/released between 15 to 25 fish daily.
One of the hottest things going on right now is reported by Anton Jones a guide on Lake Chelan who reported big kokanee in upwards of 17 inches. Some said they look like sockeye that came out of Brewster Pool area this past summer!
In Southwest Washington, Riffe Lake is very good for landlocked silvers averaging 11 to 13 inches, and there doesn’t seem to be any problem with a daily limit of them.
Mike Chamberlain, owner of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood says mark you calendar for Saturday, May 18 which is when the Kokanee Derby will happen at Lake Stevens.