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September 30, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Dungeness crab fishing season reopens Wednesday in many marine areas

Dungeness crab lovers will get another chance to fish for them beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1, in most marine areas. State Fish and Wildlife conducted their summer crab assessments and found that enough in the sport quota remained to allow a fishery that will stay open daily in most areas of Puget Sound through Dec. 31. Marine areas…

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September 30, 2014 at 8:08 AM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead Cowlitz River – Fall Chinook and coho are being caught throughout the river but from the mouth of the Toutle downstream was generally the most productive area.  A few summer run steelhead and sea run cutthroats are also being caught. During five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered: 414…

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September 29, 2014 at 10:56 AM

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater fish checks

September 28, 2014 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Boston Harbor Ramp/Marina 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 Boston Harbor Ramp/Marina 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 Everett Public Ramp 195 467 0 246 0 0 0 Hartstene Is. Ramp (aka Latimer’s Landing) 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 Point Defiance Boathouse 5 6 2 0 0 0 0 Port Angeles West Ramp 26 60 0 71 0 0 0 Shilshole Public Ramp 120 266 0 198 0 0 0 Solo Point (Tatsolo Pt-Ft Lewis) Rm 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 September 27, 2014 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Armeni Ramp 49 99 0 70 0 0 0 Armeni Ramp 49 99 0 70 0 0 0 Boston Harbor Ramp/Marina 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 Dash Point Dock 0 20 0 4 0 0 0 Everett Public Ramp 188 428 0 296 0 0 0 Misery Point…

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September 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM

A variety of fish offering good fall action at the Potholes Reservoir

Here is the latest fishing report for the Potholes Reservoir by Annie Meseberg at MarDon Resort: Fishers on Pothole Reservoir are enjoying some of the best catching we have seen in decades, both bank fishing and especially boat fishing. We are enjoying many anglers that we have not seen in over ten years, returning for the…

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September 28, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill reports on Hanford Reach king fishery

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: I know that everyone is heading down to the Hanford Reach to catch fall kings, but I am short on time. I am leaving for the Oregon coast for an annual fishing trip. However, I learned that Gary Feil hadn’t ever…

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September 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Latest Columbia River northern pikeminnow catch reward program figures

Here is the weekly update on the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program happening on the Columbia River. The harvest total from Sept. 15-21 was 6,324 pikeminnow (down from 7,385 the week before) from 542 anglers (down from 574 the week before) for a catch average of 11.7 fish per angler (down from 12.9 the week before) with six…

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September 26, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Final state Fish and Wildlife ocean salmon catch figures

Here are the latest ocean salmon catch figures from state Fish and Wildlife: (Note: All the coastal ocean salmon fishing seasons are now closed. The La Push Bubble Salmon Fishery is open Saturday, Sept. 27 through Oct. 12. Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor salmon fisheries are also open, and anglers should check the regulation guide for…

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