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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

April 29, 2013 at 1:36 PM

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater and freshwater fish checks

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Salmon and saltwater

Mukilteo ramp — April 27: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish.

Everett ramp — April 23: 11 boats with 18 anglers caught two chinook; April 24: 11 boats with 17 anglers caught two chinook; April 25: 10 boats with 18 anglers caught two chinook; April 26: Nine boats with 19 anglers caught no fish; April 27: 12 boats with 25 anglers caught no fish; April 28: 10 boats with 22 anglers caught one chinook.

Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island — April 23: One boat with three anglers caught 12 flounder; April 25: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham — April 23: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish; April 27: Five boats with 12 anglers caught one chinook; April 28: Six boats with 20 anglers caught six chinook.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island — April 23: Three boats with five anglers caught 30 kelp greenling and 57 herring; April 28: Three boats with five anglers caught two kelp greenling.

Camano Island State Park ramp — April 23: Five boats with 10 anglers caught no fish; April 27: Three boats with six anglers caught two chinook; April 28: Six boats with 12 anglers caught no fish.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes — April 23: Five boats with 10 anglers caught two chinook; April 26: Three boats with four anglers caught no fish; April 27: Two boats with three anglers caught one chinook; April 28: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish.

Skyline Marina, Anacortes — April 27: Three boats with nine anglers caught two chinook.

Olson’s Resort, Sekiu — April 24: One boat with one angler caught eight kelp greenling; April 26: One boat with two anglers caught two rockfish; April 27: One boat with two anglers caught one rockfish and one kelp greenling.

Misery Point ramp, Hood Canal — April 23: Four boats with six anglers caught one chinook; April 25: Three boats with five anglers caught no fish; April 26: One boat with one angler caught no fish; April 27: Three boats with six anglers caught no fish.

Skokomish ramp, Hood Canal — April 23: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Gig Harbor ramp — April 28: April 28: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish.

Point Defiance Park ramp and Boathouse, Tacoma — April 23: 17 boats with 23 anglers caught three chinook; April 26: Three boats with five anglers caught no fish; April 27: 17 boats with 31 anglers caught no fish; April 28: Eight boats with 20 anglers caught three flounder.

Narrows Properties Park Pier — April 22: One angler caught no fish.

Zittel’s Marina — April 28: One boat with three anglers caught no fish.

Boston Harbor Marina — April 22: Two boats with five anglers caught no fish.

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Rivers and lakes

(Lake checks were taken for opening day on Saturday, April 27)

King County — Wilderness, 94 anglers with 128 trout for 1.4 fish kept; Steel, 44 with 87 for 2.0; Margaret, 60 with 107 for 1.8 (10 percent of catch averaged 15 inches); Cottage, 70 with 94 for 1.3; Walker, 22 with 74 for 3.4; Geneva, 34 with 106 for 3.1; Pine, 33 with 105 for 3.2; and North, 34 with 155 for 4.6.

Skagit County — Erie, 67 with 305 for 4.6; Heart, 97 with 328 for 3.4; and McMurray, 75 with 266 for 3.5.

Snohomish County — Armstrong, 23 with 67 for 2.9 (largest fish was 18.5 inches and many limits); Stickney, 16 with 54 for 3.4 (largest fish was 14.5 inches with many limits); Ki, 53 with 302 for 5.7 (many limits); Serene, 25 with 76 for 3.0 (10 percent of the catch averaged 15 inches and success rate was good); Echo, 18 with 56 for 3.1; Wagner, 12 with 52 for 4.3 (fish in great condition with many limits); Bosworth, 26 with 78 for 3.0 (many limits); and Martha at Alderwood Manor, 28 with 126 for 4.5 (largest fish was 18 inches).

Whatcom County — Toad, 69 with 175 for 2.5; Silver, 149 with 451 for 3.0 (average size 10-14 inches); Cain, 37 with 147 for 4.0; and Padden, 79 with 265 for 3.4.

Thurston County — Clear, 69 with 251 for 5.6 (Anglers were very satisfied and reported too many big fish); Deep, 54 with 224 for 4.3; Hicks, 19 with 49 for 3.9; Long, 32 with 117 for 3.7 (19 inch holdover and lots of limits); McIntosh, 66 with 238 for 3.6 (One nice bass caught, 18 inch was the biggest trout); Pattison, 51 with 163 for 3.1; Summit, 66 with 191 for 4.8 (15 kokanee caught, many big jumbo rainbow trout, anglers were happy); and Ward, 60 with 233 for 4.7 (Very happy fishermen, 1 carry-over, no kokanee and many jumbos).

Pierce County — Bay, 116 with 449 for 3.8; Clear, 57 with 165 for 2.8 (Big rainbows, 44 kokanee and happy anglers); Rapjohn, 68 with 168 for 4.3; Ohop, 48 with 175 for 4.1; and Tanwax, 61 with 121 for 4.6.

Mason County — Stump, 42 with 35 for 0.8 (one rainbow trout was 23.5 inches).

Grays Harbor County — Aberdeen, 63 with 155 for 2.5 (derby winner was 7 pounds); Failor, 32 with 64 for 2.0 (largest fish was 22 inches); Sylvia, 16 with 41 for 2.6 (largest fish was 22 inches); Vance Pond 1, 112 with 202 for 1.8 (derby winner was seven-years-old and fish weighed 7 pounds, and longest fish was 25 inches); and Vance Pond 2, 70 with 99 for 1.4 (largest was 24.5 inches).

Pacific County — Black, 45 with 146 for 3.2 (largest fish was 4 pounds, and vegetation control improved fishing conditions from shore.)

Grant County — Warden, 65 with 232 for 3.6; Blue, 36 with 129 for 3.6; Park, 76 with 184 for 2.4; Deep, 91 with 343 for 3.8; Perch, seven with 25 for 3.6; and Vic Meyers, eight with 31 for 3.9.

Spokane County — 61 with 124 for 2.0; Clear, 22 with 85 for 3.9; Fish, 52 with 137 for 2.6; Williams, 78 with 330 for 4.2; and West Medical, 114 with 477 for 4.3.

Lincoln County — Fishtrap, 37 with 161 for 4.4.

Lewis County — Plummer, 23 with 24 for 1.04; Carlisle, 37 with 75 for 2.03; Fort Borst Pond, 59 with 91 for 1.54; and Mineral, 67 with 171 for 2.55 (largest trout was about 10 pounds).

Skamania County — Kidney, 45 with 141 for 3.13; and Swift Reservoir, 25 with 109 for 4.36.

Klickitat County — Spearfish, 35 with 151 for 4.31; Rowland, 51 with 162 for 3.18; and Horsethief, 51 with 115 for 2.25.

Chelan County — Beehive, 44 with 58 for 1.3 (the weather was sunny but extremely windy, which resulted in many anglers only fishing for a short period of time. Few carry-overs with largest fish checked was 16.5 inches. Some tiger trout also caught); Clear, 22 with 59 for 2.7 (Very windy, which resulted in some anglers only fishing for a short period of time. A few carry-overs with the largest fish checked were 18 inches. Not many limits but there were still many happy anglers); and Wapato, 75 with 167 for 2.2 (Weather was partly cloudy with calm conditions early in the morning then the wind kicked in, which pushed off a fair number of anglers earlier than normal. The wind made it crazy” one person said. A lot of nice quality fish with most in the 14-15 inches range. Several of the largest fish were 19-plus inches. Good participation as usual with 275 anglers counted early on).

Douglas County — Jameson, 40 with 121 for 3.0 (The weather was sunny but the wind started pushing some anglers off the lake by 11 a.m. However angler participation was way up from last year with 216 counted early on. There was a wide range of fish size, anywhere from 9 to 24 inches. Most anglers were satisfied regardless of many of the fish being smaller than usual due to the prospect of catching one of the larger fish that other anglers had been catching.)

Mason County — Devereaux, 31 with 103 for 3.3; Tiger, 25 with 88 for 3.5 (Good cutthroat survival; 25-percent of creel); Panther, 25 with 90 for 3.6 (Lots of catch and release folks, flyfishers in tubes driving up catch rate but not harvesting); Robins, 11 with 46 for 4.2; Aldrich, 11 with 52 for 4.7; Clara. 13 with 46 for 3.5; Haven, 26 with 147 for 2.1; Wooten, 45 with 128 for 2.8; Limerick, 22 with 80 for 1.0; and Howell, 11 with 44 for 4.0.

Jefferson County — Silent, eight with 29 for 3.6 (light pressure); Wood, seven with 32 for 4.6; Phillips, 50 with 214 for 4.3; Ludlow, 11 with 22 with 2.0; Horseshoe, five with none for 0.0; and Anderson, 60 with 198 for 3.3.

Kitsap County — Mission, 35 with 142 for 4.1 (Commented on quality of catchables, windy cold for the kids); Horseshoe, 20 with 76 for 3.8; Wildcat, 61 with 203 for 3.3 (Very busy at the boat launch, shore anglers outdid the boats as wind rose up); Benson, 29 with 102 for 3.5; and Buck, 14 with 48 for 3.4.

Okanogan County — Alta, 35 with 92 for 2.6 (Very windy conditions limited angler effort, yearling rainbows 11-12 inches, largest was 18 inches); Pearrygin, 23 with 86 for 3.8 (Local derby weighed 5 pound brown and 5 pound triploid rainbow, yearling rainbows 10-11 inches, largest was 17 inches); Conconully Lake, 46 with 99 for 2.2 (Yearling rainbows 9-11 inches, largest was 14 inches, kokanee 11-13 inches); Conconully Reservoir, 31 with 132 for 4.3 (Very windy, catch composition was third kokanee, two-thirds rainbow, yearling rainbows 9-11 inches, kokanee 11-13 inches); Fish, 35 with 75 for 2.1 (Yearling rainbows 10-11 inches, largest fish was 15 inches).

(Checks provided by state Fish and Wildlife are taken randomly and do not reflect all fish caught during that period. Photos by Mark Yuasa.)

 

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