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April 19, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Northern coast lingcod fishery off to a great start

Here’s a lingcod fishing report from Joey Lawrence of Big Salmon Fishing Resort in Neah Bay: “We opened for lingcod on the 16th fishing was good lots of ling around most of the fish were caught inside around sailrock third beach area heard most of the ling were caught in 60 to 80 feet of water,”…

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April 19, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Kayakers find good fishing east of the Cascades

Brad Hole with Kayak Fishing Washington recently spent a couple of days fishing east of the mountains, and with good success. “My buddy and I hit Omak Lake on the first day and the weather was perfect,” Hole said. “I managed to land 27 Lahontan Cutthroat trolling from my kayak.” Hole says the fish were in fairly…

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April 19, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Lake trout action in Lake Chelan going strong

Here is the latest fishing report from Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad’s Family Guide Service: What’s hot is trolling in the early morning above the Yacht Club and along the face of Manson Bay on Lake Chelan for nice numbers of Lakers.  What’s new is jigging Manson Bay. On Chelan, fish Colyar Ledge above the Yacht…

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April 18, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Clam diggers warned of a high surf expected to hit the coast

Razor clam diggers planning on heading to the coast on Saturday should be aware of a high surf warning issued this weekend by the National Weather service. Those heading to Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks should be especially cautious of large waves 16 to 19 feet expected to reach the coast Saturday into Sunday. Be alert for…

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April 18, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Fly angler Skip Morris hosting Saturday seminar in Gig Harbor

The Gig Harbor Fly Shop is getting fly anglers ready for the upcoming statewide lowland lakes trout on April 26 with an event Saturday April 19 that features educational presentations, fly rod casting demos, and a seminar with world-renowned angler, author and fly-tyer Skip Morris. Morris will host two short free sessions in the morning, and…

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April 18, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill reports Lake Chelan kokanee derby a success

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: I have learned that the first kokanee derby on Lake Chelan was a great success.  It was held last weekend and over 80 anglers bought tickets for the “Something Catchy Kokanee Derby”. Fishing was good, too. There were 275 kokanee caught,…

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April 18, 2014 at 8:09 AM

State Fish and Wildlife northern Olympic Coast steelhead checks

Here are the latest state Fish and Wildlife sport fishing winter steelhead checks from the northern Olympic coastal rivers: Bogachiel/Quillayute River Dec. 1-5: 11 bank anglers and seven boat anglers caught two steelhead for total of 70.0 hours fished. Dec. 6-8: 12 bank anglers and 51 boat anglers caught 17 steelhead for total of 305.5 hours fished….

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April 17, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA RIVER REGIONAL FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to The Dalles Dam, but remains an option for catch and release angling. Sturgeon retention is open in The Dalles and John Day pools until the respective guidelines are met. Sturgeon retention is open during February 1-July 31 from McNary Dam upstream…

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