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2017 Umpqua River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!   09/12/2017   2017 Umpqua River Fishing Report   Latest Report From the ODFW   UMPQUA RIVER, MAINSTEM: Chinook, bass Chinook fishing in the estuary is steady, but slow. Bank anglers in Half Moon Bay are consistently catching Chinook and a good number of hatchery coho. There have been reports of folks catching … Continue reading »

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2017 Quilcene river fishing report

  Lunker Alert!   09/15/2017   2017 Quilcene river fishing report:   Another day of limits on the Big Quil. I was a little late to the scene this morning showing up at 7:00 AM, wasn’t there long though, limited out and was headed home by 9:00 AM. There is a ton of Coho still … Continue reading »

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2017 Quilcene River fishing report

  Lunker Alert!   09/14/2017   2017 Quilcene river fishing report:   Today was one of the faster ones. I got to the river at around 6:30 AM. and was headed home limited out at quarter after 7:00 AM. Someone had commented on one of my reports the other day, stating that the tribes netted … Continue reading »

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2017 Wallace River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   09/13/2017   2017 Wallace River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Wallace River to close to fishing Action: Close the Wallace River from the mouth to Wallace Falls to all fishing. Effective dates: Sept. 16 through Nov. 30, 2017 Species affected: All fish species. Location: The Wallace River from the mouth upstream to … Continue reading »

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2017 Nooksack River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   09/14/2017   2017 Nooksack River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change:   Nooksack River to close to pink salmon fishing Action: Closes the mainstem Nooksack River to the retention of pink salmon effective Sept. 15. The North and South Forks of the Nooksack River will not open for pink salmon retention as scheduled Oct. … Continue reading »

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2017 Rogue River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   09/12/2017   2017 Rogue River Fishing Report:   Latest Report From the ODFW –   Rogue River, lower: Chinook, summer steelhead, half pounder steelhead, coho Chinook are spread throughout the lower river and estuary. The Chinook fishery has been one of the best is recent years and should continue into October. Anglers are … Continue reading »

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2017 Quilcene river fishing report

  Lunker Alert!   09/12/2017   2017 Quilcene river fishing report:   Coho are running up the river like crazy right now. Limited out in an hour at the Wall hole. Anglers were also catching limits at Rogers Street and the tribes were hauling out huge coolers of Coho they were dip netting. The Big … Continue reading »

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2017 Quilcene river fishing report

  Lunker Alert!   09/11/2017   2017 Quilcene river fishing report:   This morning there were more Coho in the river than I have seen all season long. The wall hole was packed with about 50-100 Coho and around 15-20 Chum. I arrived at 7:00 AM by 8:30 Am I had limited out and was … Continue reading »

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2017 Quilcene river fishing report

  Lunker Alert!   09/09/2017   2017 Quilcene river fishing report: When I showed up this morning at the Big Quil it was dumping. The rain was coming down pretty good for a while making in hard to fish. The water visibility was murky as well due to the increased water levels. Lot’s of fish … Continue reading »

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2017 Quilcene river fishing report

  Lunker Alert!   09/08/2017   2017 Quilcene river fishing report:   It was another great day on the Big Quilcene river. The rain was coming down hard during the early morning making visibility difficult. Tons of Coho and Chum were stewing back and forth at the wall hole. Hooked into several Chum that had … Continue reading »

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2017 Puyallup River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   09/07/2016   2017 Puyallup River Fishing Report:   The fishing is definitely picking up on the Puyallup. Got this nice little coho, even with the mob of pinks coming up. Lots of fish being caught with some guys limiting out on Pinks. Coho are not as plentiful, but there are still … Continue reading »

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2017 Quilcene River fishing report

  Lunker Alert!   09/07/2017   2017 Quilcene river fishing report:   After a week of slow to no go action on the big Quil today was Hot! Hot! Hot! The run was definitely on this morning, lot’s of Coho coming up the river with anglers getting limits all around. The Chum were there in … Continue reading »

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2017 Quilcene River fishing report

  Lunker Alert!   09/03/2017   2017 Quilcene river fishing report:   It was up and down this morning. Not near as many fish in the river as a week ago. Near the end I thought I’d be walking out with only half a limit when all of a sudden, Whammy! It was on. Within … Continue reading »

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2017 Quilcene river fishing report

  Lunker Alert!   09/01/2017   2017 Quilcene river fishing report:   Been fishing the Big Quilcene river for the last two weeks and the fishing has been great up until last Wednesday when I only caught one. Thursday I got skunked for the first time since season opener. Today however was a completely different … Continue reading »

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2017 Humptulips River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!!!   09/01/2017     2017 Humptulips River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change    Anglers fishing the Humptulips River must release wild chinook Action: Anglers fishing the Humptulips River must release all wild chinook salmon.   Effective dates: Immediately, until further notice. Location:  Humptulips River, from the mouth to the confluence of the East and West … Continue reading »

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2017 Snake River Fishing Report

Photo Courtesy of Dave’s Guide Service   Lunker Alert!   08/29/2017   2017 Snake River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Snake River steelhead fishing limited to catch-and-release Sept. 1; daily limit reduced on tributaries OLYMPIA – Beginning Sept. 1, anglers will be restricted to catch-and-release fishing on the Snake River due to an extremely … Continue reading »

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2017  Columbia River fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   08/25/2017   2017 Columbia River Fishing Report:   Release chinook marked with hole punch in upper Columbia River fisheries Action: Anglers are required to release chinook salmon that have a ¼-inch diameter (round) hole punched in the upper lobe of the caudal (tail) fin. Effective dates: Aug. 28 through Oct. 31, 2017. Species affected: Fall … Continue reading »

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2017 Bogachiel River Fishing Report

For Bogachiel River Guide Services Check out Dave’s Guide Service   Lunker Alert!   08/25/2017   2017 Bogachiel River Fishing Report:    WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE    South Pond at Bogachiel Hatchery to open for trout fishing Action: Open the South Pond at Bogachiel Hatchery to trout fishing on April 22 at 6 a.m. The … Continue reading »

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2017 Quilcene river fishing report

Lunker Alert!   08/25/2017   2017 Quilcene river fishing report:   The fishing it still hot on the Big Quil. Plenty of Coho in the river and the Chum have showed up as well. If your going to be fishing the Big Quil, be aware that it’s against the law to remove a Chum from … Continue reading »

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2017 Quilcene river fishing report

Lunker Alert!   08/23/2017   2017 Quilcene river fishing report:   Another great day on the Big Quilcene river. Took a while to limit out today! Got there at sun up and caught my last fish at 11:30 AM. The Coho are running fast right now and they’re not sticking around for long before they … Continue reading »

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Quilcene river fishing report

  Lunker Alert!   08/22/2017   2017 Quilcene river fishing report:   This morning a school of about 100 fish came up the river. They were moving fairly fast, but a big pile of them held up at the wall hole and I was fortunate enough to limited out in an hour after getting there. … Continue reading »

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2017 Quilcene river fishing report

Lunker Alert!   08/15/2017   2017 Quilcene river fishing report: Season opener on the Big Quilcene river starts tomorrow. Daily limits of 4 Coho a day allowed. Anti Snagging rule will be in effect. This years season opener looks to be a good one. Our eye’s and ears on the water indicated that decent number … Continue reading »

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2017 Carbon River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   08/12/2017   2017 Carbon River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Clarifies daily limit of adult salmon on Carbon River   Action: Specifies that the adult salmon daily limit on the Carbon River is 4 fish. Effective dates: Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, 2017. Species affected: Salmon Location: Mouth of the Carbon River upstream … Continue reading »

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2017 Snake River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   08/11/2017   2017 Snake River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Snake River to open for fall chinook salmon fishing Action: The Snake River will open for harvest of fall chinook salmon. Locations: The Snake River from the mouth (Burbank-to-Pasco railroad bridge at Snake River mile 1.25) to the Oregon state … Continue reading »

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2017 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   07/03/2017   2017 Columbia River Fishing Report:   Fall salmon seasons kick off Aug. 1 with mixed forecasts   CLACKAMAS, Ore. – The popular Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River opens on Tuesday, Aug. 1 with a mixed forecast for Chinook, coho and steelhead returns. The biggest change for the 2017 … Continue reading »

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Skagit River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   07/11/2017   2017 Skagit River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Skagit River sockeye fishery extended after added two-day river-wide closure Actions, effective dates, and areas: Extends the fishing season for all species, including sockeye salmon, through July 21 on the Skagit River from Hwy. 536 at Mt. Vernon (Memorial Hwy. Bridge) … Continue reading »

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2017 Yakima River Fishing Reports

  Lunker Alert!   06/13/2017   2017 Yakima River Fishing Reports:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Middle Yakima River spring chinook fishery to close Action: Closes the middle section of the Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon. Species affected: Spring chinook salmon. Location: From the Interstate 82 bridge at Union Gap (river mile 107.1) to the … Continue reading »

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2017 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   07/03/2017   2017 Columbia River Fishing Report:   Summer chinook fishery reopens on the lower Columbia River   OLYMPIA – The fishery for summer chinook salmon is scheduled to reopen tomorrow (July 7) and run through July 31 on the lower Columbia River. A new, higher projection of this year’s summer … Continue reading »

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Icicle River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   06/24/2017   2017 Icicle River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change    Icicle River will open late for spring chinook fishing Action: Open the Icicle River to salmon fishing. Effective dates: June 24 through July 31, 2017. Species affected: Hatchery spring chinook salmon. Effective Locations: Icicle River (Chelan County). From the … Continue reading »

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Skagit River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   06/23/2017   2017 Skagit River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Action: Amends the area of the Skagit River scheduled to close to all fishing to include the river from its mouth to the highway 530 bridge in Rockport. Effective dates: June 29, 30 and July 6, 7 and … Continue reading »

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Hoh River Fishing Reports

    Lunker Alert!   06/15/2017   2017 Hoh River Fishing Reports:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Hoh River and South Fork Hoh River to open July 1 for trout and steelhead Action: The Hoh River and South Fork Hoh River outside of Olympic National Park will open. Effective date: July 1 through Aug. 31, 2017. … Continue reading »

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2017 Yakima River Fishing Reports

  Lunker Alert!   06/13/2017   2017 Yakima River Fishing Reports:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Lower Yakima River to open for spring chinook fishing Action: Open two sections of the lower Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon. Species affected: Chinook salmon. Dates: April 28 through June 15, 2017. Locations: Area 1: From the … Continue reading »

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2017 Columbia River fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   06/09/2017   2017 Columbia River Fishing Report:   WDFW restricts summer steelhead fishery on Columbia River due to low projections OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced restrictions on summer steelhead fishing in the Columbia River Basin in response to projections of the lowest returns in 37 … Continue reading »

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2017 Skagit River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   06/09/2017   2017 Skagit River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   WDFW rescinds selective gear rules on the Skagit River Action: Rescinds the selective gear requirement scheduled to be in place during the first five days (June 11-15) of the Skagit River sockeye fishery. Bait may be used throughout … Continue reading »

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2017 Nooksack River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   06/08/2017   2017 Nooksack River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change:   South Fork Nooksack closes to all fishing Action: Closes a portion of the South Fork Nooksack River to all fishing. Effective dates: June 9 through Sept. 30, 2017. Species affected:  All species. Location: South Fork Nooksack from the … Continue reading »

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2017 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   06/08/2017   2017 Columbia River Fishing Report:   McNary Dam Pool and Hanford Reach summer salmon fishery changes Action: Opens McNary Dam Pool and Hanford Reach recreational salmon fisheries.  Effective date:  June 16 through June 30, 2017.  Species affected: Chinook, sockeye and steelhead. Area 1:  Columbia River from McNary Dam to the Hwy. … Continue reading »

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2017 Willamette River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   06/08/2017   2017 Willamette River Fishing Report:   Lower Willamette fishing restored to seven days a week   CLACKAMAS, Ore.—The lower Willamette River is open to retention for spring Chinook and steelhead seven days per week as of 12:01 a.m. today. The daily adult bag limit is two hatchery salmonids for … Continue reading »

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2017 Cowlitz River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   06/08/2017   2017 Cowlitz River Fishing Report:   The Cowlitz river hatchery is reporting decent numbers of Spring Chinook in holding tanks. Right now they have had over a 5000 spring chinook in the traps for the season, with around 1000 fish still in the tanks. To date they have released … Continue reading »

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2017 Sacramento River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   5/31/2017   2017 Sacramento River Fishing Report:   SACRAMENTO RIVER BETWEEN KESWICK DAM AND THE HIGHWAY 44 BRIDGE CLOSED TO FISHING Regulations went into effect as of May 26, 2017 to close a 5.5 mile stretch of the Sacramento River to all fishing, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. … Continue reading »

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2017 Skagit River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   06/01/2017   2017 Skagit River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Skagit River to open to sockeye fishing   Action: Open a section of the Skagit River to fishing for sockeye salmon. Effective dates: June 11 through July 15, 2017. Species affected: Sockeye salmon. Location: SKAGIT RIVER (Skagit County) … Continue reading »

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2017 Lewis River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   05/30/2017   2017 Lewis River Fishing Report.   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Spring chinook fishing reopens on the Lewis River   Action: Lewis River, anglers are allowed a daily limit of one hatchery adult chinook. Effective date and locations: June 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017 on the Lewis River from the … Continue reading »

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2017 Snake River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   05/16/2017   2017 Snake River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Snake River spring chinook fisheries to close Action: Closes the chinook fishery on the Snake River. Species affected: Spring chinook salmon. Effective date: Immediately. Locations: Below Ice Harbor Dam: Snake River from the South Bound Highway 12 Bridge near … Continue reading »

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2017 Icicle River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   05/11/2017   2017 Icicle River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change    Icicle River will not open for spring chinook fishing Action: The Icicle River will not open for salmon fishing on May 15 as scheduled in the 2016-17 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. The river will remain closed to salmon fishing. … Continue reading »

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2017 Cowlitz River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   05/08/2017   2017 Cowlitz River Fishing Report:   The Cowlitz river system is fishing good from bottom end to the top with a catch rate of 2.5 fish a boat for Springers. There are a few Steelhead still being caught as well. Scanawa has started to fish as well but that … Continue reading »

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Yakima River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   04/17/2017   2017 Yakima River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Lower Yakima River to open for spring chinook fishing Action: Open two sections of the lower Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon. Species affected: Chinook salmon. Dates: April 28 through June 15, 2017. Locations: Area 1: From the … Continue reading »

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Bogachiel River Fishing Report

For Bogachiel River Guide Services Check out Dave’s Guide Service   Lunker Alert!   04/17/2017   2017 Bogachiel River Fishing Report:    WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE    South Pond at Bogachiel Hatchery to open for trout fishing Action: Open the South Pond at Bogachiel Hatchery to trout fishing on April 22 at 6 a.m. The … Continue reading »

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2017 Kalama River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   04/12/2017   2017 Kalama River Fishing Report:   Currently on the Kalama river, the water is in excellent condition with a few hatchery steelhead and the occasional springer being caught. I would definitely focus down lower in the system to try and get a mixed bag. Float fishing has been the ticket … Continue reading »

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2017 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   04/05/2017   2017 Columbia River Fishing Report:   Even after the water has dropped down to trolling conditions, it still seems to be a anchor and fish show. This is largely because you still can’t go slow enough for a good presentation. Find a good slow current break in 14ft or … Continue reading »

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Cowlitz River Fishing Reports

  Lunker Alert!   04/12/2017   Cowlitz River Fishing Reports:   This past week Tacoma power has dropped the water and there are still good numbers of winter steelhead and descent numbers of Spring Chinook as well. Side drifting for steelhead using Ezzy Eggs and yarn, corky and yarn as well as Beads from Lured beads. … Continue reading »

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2017 Nehalem River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   04/06/2017   2017 Nehalem River Fishing Report:    The Nehalem main stem is finally dropping into a fishable condition, and there should be wild steelhead throughout the system. The Salmonberry and North Fork Nehalem rivers closed to steelhead angling March 31 to protect spawning wild steelhead.   This Report courtesy of Schmidty’s … Continue reading »

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2017 Deschutes River Fishing Report, OR

Lunker Alert!   04/07/2017   2017 Deschutes River Fishing Report:   ODFW announces new rules for Deschutes River arm of Wickiup Reservoir fishing   BEND, Ore. – Fishery managers have announced two new rule changes that will affect the kokanee bag limit, and fall fishing in the Deschutes River arm of Wickiup Reservoir. The first … Continue reading »

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2017 Nestucca River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   04/06/2017   2017 Nestucca River Fishing Report:    The Nestucca is in good shape and there are still plenty of hatchery and wild winter steelhead available. Anglers are reminded that the upper river from Moon Creek (Blaine) to Elk Creek closed to steelhead angling March 31 to protect spawning wild steelhead. Three … Continue reading »

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2017 Trask River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   04/06/2017   2017 Trask River Fishing Report:    ODFW RECREATION REPORT   TRASK RIVER: steelhead,   The Trask is in prime shape and there are steelhead throughout the system. The Trask has mostly wild fish, but the occasional hatchery fish is caught.   This Report sponsored by Schmidty’s Guide Service! If you … Continue reading »

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2017 Wilson River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   04/06/2017   2017 Wilson River Fishing Report:  The Wilson is in great shape and fished really good last weekend. There are still plenty of both hatchery and wild steelhead throughout this river system.   This Report sponsored by Schmidty’s Guide Service! If you looking for a Wilson river fishing guide give Schmidty’s a … Continue reading »

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2017 Alsea River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   04/06/2017   2017 Alsea River Fishing Report:    Steelhead fishing is open on the Alsea River and listed tributaries. Fishing has picked up on the north fork around the hatchery. Casting spinners, drifting bait or using a bobber and jig can be effective.   This concludes our 2017 Alsea River Fishing Report.   … Continue reading »

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2017 Chehalis River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   04/05/2017   2017 Chehalis River Fishing Report:   The flows on this system should drop in to good shape by Monday for a chance at late winter steelhead. I would side drift eggs cured in Zilla Bait Red Radzberry as this is a very good vibrant color. Remember to check your … Continue reading »

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2017  Columbia River fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   04/05/2017   2017 Columbia River Fishing Report:   The Columbia river flows are double in size from the 10 year average and as the waters start to drop the bite will happen. The water temps are definitely colder than normal so the down hill troll will have to be slow. Focus … Continue reading »

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2017 Kalama River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   04/05/2017   2017 Kalama River Fishing Report:   The Kalama river is running high and green with a few Springers being caught down low. This will be a anchor fishery with this high water so try and find the soft seems and let the fish come to you as they will … Continue reading »

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2017 Cowlitz River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!   04/05/2017   2017 Cowlitz River Fishing Report:   The water on the Cowlitz is high and green with about 3 feet of visibility, there is a descent number of winter steelhead by the Blue creek hatchery as well as Springers in the lower river. Side drifting for steelhead using beads … Continue reading »

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2017 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   03/30/2017   2017 Columbia River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Columbia River Spring chinook fishery extended four days below Bonneville Dam OLYMPIA – State fishery managers have extended the initial sportfishing season for spring chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River by four days in response to poor fishing conditions … Continue reading »

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2017 Chehalis River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   03/24/2017   2017 Chehalis River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Chehalis River will not open for spring chinook fishing   Action: The Chehalis River will remain closed to salmon fishing and will not open to fishing for spring chinook on April 16 as scheduled in the 2016-17 Sport Fishing Rules … Continue reading »

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2017 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   01/29/2017   2017 Columbia River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Sturgeon retention by sport fishery to close in Bonneville, The Dalles pools Action: Closes retention of sturgeon in Bonneville and The Dalles pools. Effective date: March 25, 2017, until further notice. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations: The Columbia River and … Continue reading »

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2017 Tucannon River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   02/28/2015   2017 Tucannon River Fishing Report:   Changes to Tucannon River fishery regulations   Action: Rule changes for steelhead fishery and other gamefish. Dates: March 1 through April 15, 2017   Species affected: Hatchery steelhead (with a missing adipose fin) and all other gamefish. Daily limit is increased to 3 hatchery … Continue reading »

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2017 Satsop River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   02/15/2017   2017 Satsop River Fishing Report:   The Satsop River was the hot system to fish this past week. One thing we soon discovered that there were more wilds than hatchery fish. We still managed to find a couple keepers and it was definitely fun to catch and release. If you’re going to … Continue reading »

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2017 Lewis River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   02/15/2017   2017 Lewis River Fishing Report.   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Spring chinook must be released on the Lewis River   Action: Lewis River anglers must release all spring chinook. Species affected: Chinook salmon. Effective date: March 1, 2017, until further notice. Location: Lewis River from the mouth upstream to Merwin … Continue reading »

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2017 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   01/29/2017   2017 Columbia River Fishing Report:   The latest reports from Bill Swan of Swanny’s Fishing are that the water on the Columbia is cold with visibility at about 3-4 feet. There is still some catch and release sturgeon fishing going on above the Bonnevile dam, but the Key note to this river … Continue reading »

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2017 Wallace River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   01/25/2017   2017 Wallace River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Wallace River re-open for fishing Action: Re-opens portions of the Wallace River to fishing for trout (steelhead) and gamefish. Effective dates and times: Jan. 26 through Feb. 15, 2017. Species affected: Trout and gamefish. Locations: Wallace River:  From … Continue reading »

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2017 Skykomish River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   01/26/2017   2017 Skykomish River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Skykomish River (near Reiter Ponds) re-open for fishing Action: Re-opens portions of the Skykomish River around Reiter Ponds to fishing for trout (steelhead) and gamefish. Effective dates and times: Jan. 26 through Feb. 15, 2017. Species affected: Trout and gamefish. Locations: … Continue reading »

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2017 Hoh River Fishing Reports

  Lunker Alert!   01/26/2017   2017 Hoh River Fishing Reports: The Hoh river is offering up decent numbers of winter Steelhead. Word is that anglers have been having success at the Oil City Hole. Now is the time to hit the Hoh for record class wild steelhead. Keep in mind these are wild fish … Continue reading »

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2017 Sol Duc River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   01/26/2017   2017 Sol Duc River Fishing Report:   Steelhead have entered the river in good numbers. Angler’s are reporting decent catch rates on the Sol Duc right now, with ample steelhead numbers through out the river system. Best bets are to drift the river from Maxfield down, or if your … Continue reading »

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2017 Satsop River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   01/08/2017   2017 Satsop River Fishing Report:   There was a small push of steelies that had came in earlier this week but with the cold temps the water plummeted and turned gin clear. I have said this many times about staying off the holes and creating a stealth approach when the water conditions … Continue reading »

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2017 Chehalis River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   01/08/2017   2017 Chehalis River Fishing Report:   I was fortunate enough to get a hold of top fishing guide Bill Swan of Swannys fishing the other day and Swannys says it’s definitely time to fish the Chehalis river system. Since the cold weather has caused the Chehalis river water levels and … Continue reading »

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2017 Cowlitz River Fishing Report

      Lunker Alert!   01/08/2017   2017 Cowlitz River Fishing Report:   The flows on the Cowlitz river system are very unstable, not sure why given the water levels are controlled by the dam. However there are still a few Steelhead and Coho around. Focus on the stretch from blue creek to Barrier dam. … Continue reading »

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2016 Skykomish River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   12/29/2016   2016 Skykomish River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Skykomish near Reiter Ponds and Wallace River to close to fishing Action: Close part of Wallace and Skykomish rivers to fishing. Effective date: Fishing to close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 through Feb. 15, 2017. Species affected: … Continue reading »

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2016 Nooksack River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   12/27/2016   2016 Nooksack River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change:   Closes the Nooksack River to fishing Action: Close the Nooksack River and all forks to fishing. Species affected:  All species. Locations and effective dates: This closure is in effect beginning Jan. 1, 2017, until further notice in the … Continue reading »

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2016 Humptulips River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   12/23/2016     2016 Humptulips River Fishing Report:     It was the night before Christmas and all through the Humptulips river where piles and piles of Steelhead waiting to be caught. Now is the time to hit the Humptulps for winter steelhead. Lots of limits being caught right now, making … Continue reading »

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2016 Smith River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   12/14/2016   2016 Smith River Fishing Report: Still fairly slow on the Smith with reports of only an handful of adult steelhead being caught earlier this week. The river is expected to rise with rain in the forecast and should be driftable by the weekend. By early next week you can expected … Continue reading »

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2016 Trinity River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   12/14/2016   2016 Trinity River Fishing Report:   After the heavy rains last week the Upper Trinity was pretty blown out. From Lewiston to Junction City the Trinity has come back into shape and flowing nice and clear right now. Healthy numbers of new winter fish should arrive any day. There … Continue reading »

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2016 Snoqualmie River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   12/02/2016   2016 Snoqualmie River Fishing Report:   Snoqualmie River fishing hours to be restricted   Snoqualmie river, Tokul Creek, Tolt and Raging rivers close to fishing   Action: Close Tokul Creek and the Snoqualmie, Tolt, and Raging rivers to fishing. Effective date: Dec. 16, 2016 through Feb. 15, 2017. Species … Continue reading »

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2016 Stillaguamish River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   12/02/2016   2016 Stillaguamish River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Stillaguamish River and tributaries to close to fishing Action: Close the Stillaguamish River, North and South Forks of the Stillaguamish River, and Canyon and Pilchuck Creek, to fishing. Species affected: Trout and other game fish. Locations and effective date:  The closure … Continue reading »

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2016 Sol Duc River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!   11/30/2016   2016 Sol Duc River Fishing Report:   Retention of hatchery coho on the Sol Duc River extended through Dec. 15   Action:  Salmon retention on the Sol Duc River is scheduled to end Nov. 30. This action extends the harvest of hatchery coho on the Sol Duc River … Continue reading »

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2016 Hoh River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   11/16/2016   2016 Hoh River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   HOH RIVER (Jefferson Co.) from Olympic National Park boundaryupstream to Morgans Crossing boat launch WDFW regulation area code (350) and (348). TROUT November, 21st through April, 15th. Minimum size reguired is 14″. Daily limit 2, except Nov. 21-Feb. 15: 1 additional hatchery STEELHEAD … Continue reading »

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2016 McAllister Creek Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   11/16/2016   2016 McAllister Creek Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Mcallister Creek –  fishing regulation area (770) from mouth to Olympia-Steilacoom Rd.Bridge Opens to Salmon retention from November 16th through November 30th, Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained.   This concludes our 2016 … Continue reading »

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2016 Humptulips River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   11/16/2016   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   2016 Humptulips River Fishing Report:   HUMPTULIPS RIVER – (Grays Harbor Co.) from mouth (Jessie Slough) to confluence of the East and West forks. WDFW Regulation area code (358) Rule change for salmon retention as of November, 16th through January 31st.  Minimum size required 12″. Daily limit 6. … Continue reading »

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2016 Calawah River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   11/13/2016   2016 Calawah River Fishing Report     WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE    CALAWAH RIVER (Clallam Co.) from mouth to Hwy. 101 Bridge. WDFW Regulation area code (400). TROUT retention re-opens on November 16 the through April 30th. The Minimum size allowed is 14″ Daily limit 2 fish per day, except November 16th … Continue reading »

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2016 Bogachiel River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!   11/13/2016   2016 Bogachiel River Fishing Report:    WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE    BOGACHIEL RIVER (Clallam Co.) from mouth to Mill Creek (upstream of Bogachiel Hatchery) WDFW regulation area code (398) TROUT retention re-opens on November 16 the through April 30th. The Minimum size allowed is 14″ Daily limit 2 fish per day, except … Continue reading »

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2016 Wynoochee River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!!!   11/10/2016   2016 Wynoochee River Fishing Report:   The Wynochee River water levels are high but color is still very good. There is a ton of wild Coho in the Wynoochee right now, but the retention limit is hatchery only so if you want a catch and release fishery look no … Continue reading »

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2016 Nisqually River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!!!   11/10/2016   2016 Nisqually River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Nisqually River to close to recreational fishing Action: Close Nisqually River to recreational angling. Effective dates: 12:01 a.m., Nov. 16, 2016. Species affected:  All species. Location: Nisqually River from the mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located … Continue reading »

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2016 Kalama River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   11/09/2016   2016 Kalama River Fishing Report:   Although the Kalama River flows are high the color has held pretty good. Good numbers of Coho have moved in this little system making it a good option for your next fishing trip. The key to catching these hard fishing fish is casting Hardware … Continue reading »

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2016 Cowlitz River Fishing Report

      Lunker Alert!   11/09/2016   2016 Cowlitz River Fishing Report:   The Cowlitz river flows have been above average for this river system. There are still good numbers of Coho to be caught as well as a few early Steelhead and some late summers. I like to side drift spinners with a very … Continue reading »

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2016 Humptulips River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!!!   11/09/2016   2016 Humptulips River Fishing Report:   Humptulips River: This river system is a good river to be on right now, however you may have to pocket fish with the water levels. You will have to focus up high at the hatchery area as the Coho and kings will stack up there. … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!   11/08/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   All Ringold Hatchery steelhead may now be retained Action: The requirement that anglers must release Ringold Hatchery steelhead that have a ¼-inch diameter (round) hole punched in the upper lobe of the caudal (tail) fin is repealed. … Continue reading »

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2016 Lewis River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   11/08/2016   2016 Lewis River Fishing Report.   As of the beginning of the week the water levels on the Lewis river were flowing above average. There are also still plenty of Coho to be caught in the river right now. Pitching hardware and twitching jigs have been effective.   This concludes … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report – WA

  Lunker Alert!   11/03/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Columbia River reopens for coho, steelhead from the mouth to Pasco Action: Beginning Nov. 5, anglers may again catch and retain coho salmon and steelhead on the mainstem Columbia downstream of the Highway 395 Bridge near Pasco, Washington. … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report -OR

  Lunker Alert!   11/03/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   ODFW Fishing Rule Change Columbia reopens to coho and steelhead fishing   CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Recreational coho salmon and steelhead fishing will reopen at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 on the mainstem Columbia River from the mouth at Buoy 10 upstream to the … Continue reading »

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2016 Sacramento River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   11/03/2016   2016 Sacramento River Fishing Report:   Public Meeting to be Held on Proposed Sacramento River Fishing Closure Alternatives The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is holding a public meeting to solicit comments on proposed fishing closure alternatives for 5.5 miles of the Sacramento River above the Highway 44 … Continue reading »

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2016 Green River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   11/02/2016   2016 Green River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Coho retention in the Green River continues through Dec. 31  Action: Re-opens coho retention and closes steelhead retention on the Green (Duwamish) River through Dec. 31, 2016.  Effective dates: Immediately through Dec. 31, 2016. Species affected: Salmon. Locations and closure … Continue reading »

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2016 Green River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   10/30/2016   2016 Green River Fishing Report:     WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   GREEN (DUWAMISH) from 1st Ave. South Bridge to the water pipeline walk bridge (½ mile downstream of Tacoma Headworks Dam). WDFW fishing area code (746) SALMON retention rule change as of November, 1st through December, 31st.  Minimum size 12″. Daily limit 3 CHUM … Continue reading »

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2016 Clackamas River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   10/28/2016   2016 Clackamas River Fishing Report: Looks like the Coho fishing on the Clackamas has peaked, with over a couple thousand coho at the Eagle Creek hatchery since last week. There is expected to be some late run fish coming in, but the majority of the fish have made it back, … Continue reading »

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2016 Sandy River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   10/28/2016   2016 Sandy River Fishing Report: With the recent rains decent numbers of Coho have started to show at the hatchery. Fish managers have stated that the numbers are very good so far this year. If your looking to get some quality Coho on the Sandy catch rates have been … Continue reading »

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