Washington Fishing Reports

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 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 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 Quilcene river fishing report

  Lunker Alert!   October 28, 2016   2016 Quilcene river fishing report: The Big Quilcene river closes to sport fishing for 2016 as of October 31st. This years salmon season on the Big Quil was by far one of the better ones with several limits having been caught. Next year the Big Quil is expected to … Continue reading »

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2016 Minter Creek Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   10/28/2016   2016 Minter Creek Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   MINTER CREEK (Pierce/Kitsap Co.) from mouth to boundary markers (approx. 50′ downstream of the hatchery rack) WDFW regulation area code (778) Salmon season set to open on 11/01/2016 through 12/31/2016. Minimum size required is 12 inches. Daily limit of 4 fish allowed per day. … Continue reading »

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2016 Yakima River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   10/26/2016   2016 Yakima River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Zillah Bridge water-access site remains closed until further notice OLYMPIA – The Zillah Bridge water access site on the Yakima River will likely remain closed through 2017, while construction continues on the new North Meyers Road Bridge. The Washington Department … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   10/26/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Lower Hanford Reach steelhead harvest limited to Ringold Hatchery fish beginning Nov. 1 Action: Only Ringold Hatchery steelhead with both adipose and ventral fins clipped may be retained. Effective dates: Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016. Species affected: … Continue reading »

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2016 Cowlitz River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!   10/22/2016   2016 Cowlitz River Fishing Report:   The Cowlitz has been offering up some good numbers of Coho and the bite has been pretty decent up at the barrier dam. Drifting eggs, in cured in Zillabait have been working great, as well as 10MM beads #1001 and #521 pearl from … Continue reading »

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2016 Wallace River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!!!   10/21/2016   2016 Wallace River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Wallace river to open for gamefish and state extends coho season Action: WDFW Opens the Wallace River to fishing for gamefish beginning Oct. 22. Extends the coho fisheries on these three rivers through Nov. 30. Species affected: Coho salmon … Continue reading »

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2016 Snohomish River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   10/21/2016   2016 Snohomish River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Snohomish river set to open for gamefish and coho fishing season extended Action: WDFW opens the Snohomish River to fishing for gamefish beginning Oct. 22. and extends the coho fisheries on these the Snohomish through Nov. 30. Species affected: Coho salmon and … Continue reading »

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2016 Skykomish River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   10/21/2016   2016 Skykomish River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Skykomish river to open for gamefish and coho fishing season gets extended Action: WDFW opens the Skykomish River to fishing for gamefish beginning Oct. 22. Extends the coho fisheries on these three rivers through Nov. 30. Species affected: Coho salmon and gamefish. … Continue reading »

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2016 Nisqually River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!!!   10/21/2016   2016 Nisqually River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Nisqually River open to retention of hatchery coho and gamefish Action: Retention of hatchery coho and gamefish is permitted. Salmon, trout and other gamefish fishing open on the mainstem Nisqually River from mouth to the military tank … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   10/20/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Fishing for salmon, steelhead to close from mouth of Columbia River to Pasco Action:  Fishing for salmon and steelhead will close Oct. 22 on the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 near the mouth of the river upstream … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   10/18/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Low returns of upper Columbia River steelhead mean no fishing season. EPHRATA – A precipitous drop in the abundance of the upper Columbia River steelhead run means there will be no fishing season for them this year in northcentral … Continue reading »

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2016 Puyallup River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   10/14/2016   2016 Puyallup River Fishing Report:   WDFW  FISHING RULE CHANGE   Puyallup River will open to retention of hatchery coho Action: Retention of hatchery coho is permitted.  Effective dates: Oct.16, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016. Species affected: Coho salmon Location: Mainstem Puyallup River from 11th Street Bridge to the … Continue reading »

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2016 Puyallup River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   10/13/2016   2016 Puyallup River Fishing Report:   WDFW  FISHING RULE CHANGE   PUYALLUP RIVER (Pierce Co.) from 11th St. Bridge to Carbon River. WDFW Regulation area code (804)   SALMON  retention opens on October, 16th through December, 31st. Minimum. size allowed 2″. Daily limit 2 CHUM only.   This Concludes our 2016 Puyallup … Continue reading »

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2016 Dungeness River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   10/13/2016   2016 Dungeness River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Dungeness River opens to sport fishing for hatchery coho Oct. 16 Action: The river will be open from the mouth to the hatchery intake pipe at river mile 11.3. Effective date: Oct. 16 through Nov. 27, 2016. Species … Continue reading »

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2016 Snohomish River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   10/10/2016   2016 Snohomish River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change    Snohomish, Skykomish and Wallace rivers to open for coho salmon fishing Action: Opens the Snohomish River, the Skykomish River downstream of the Wallace River, and the Wallace River to the fishing for coho salmon through Oct. 31. Effective … Continue reading »

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2016 Skykomish River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   10/10/2016   2016 Skykomish River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Snohomish, Skykomish and Wallace rivers to open for coho salmon fishing Action: Opens the Snohomish River, the Skykomish River downstream of the Wallace River, and the Wallace River to the fishing for coho salmon through Oct. 31. Effective dates and … Continue reading »

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2016 Wallace River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!!!   10/10/2016   2016 Wallace River Fishing Report:   Snohomish, Skykomish and Wallace rivers to open for coho salmon fishing Action: Opens the Snohomish River, the Skykomish River downstream of the Wallace River, and the Wallace River to the fishing for coho salmon through Oct. 31. Effective dates and times: Open … Continue reading »

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2016 Humptulips River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   10/01/2016   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 October 1st, through November 15th. Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up … Continue reading »

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2016 Nooksack River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   10/01/2016   2016 Nooksack River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change:   NOOKSACK RIVER, NORTH FORK (Whatcom Co.) from mouth to Maple Creek WDFW Regulation area code (790) Opens for salmon retention on October 1st through November 30th Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2 plus 2 additional hatchery COHO. Release wild COHO.     … Continue reading »

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2016 Dakota Creek Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   10/01/2016   2016 Dakota Creek Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Dakota Creek (Whatcom Co.) regulation area (724) from the mouth to Giles Rd. Bridge.   Salmon retention on the Dakota Creek begins October 1st and runs through December 31st.   Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Release wild CHINOOK and wild COHO. Selective gear … Continue reading »

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2015 Kennedy Creek Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   09/28/2016   2016 Kennedy Creek Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   KENNEDY CREEK (Mason/Thurston Co.) from mouth (500 yards east of the northbound Hwy. 101 Bridge) to northbound Hwy. 101 Bridge. WDFW Fishing regulation area code (754)   SALMON opener begins on October, 1st. through November, 30th, Minimum size allowed 12″. Daily … Continue reading »

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2016 Snohomish River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   09/28/2016   2016 Snohomish River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change    Snohomish River opens for coho salmon fishing Action:  Opens the Snohomish River to fishing for coho salmon Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, and Oct. 6 through Oct. 9. Effective dates and times: Night closure in effect (fishing is … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   09/28/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Release steelhead marked with hole punch in Upper Columbia River fisheries Action: Anglers are required to release hatchery steelhead that have a ¼-inch diameter (round) hole punched in the upper lobe of the caudal (tail) fin Effective dates:  … Continue reading »

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2016 Dewatto River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   9/27/2016   2016 Dewatto River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   DEWATTO RIVER (Mason Co.) from mouth to Dewatto-Holly Rd. Bridge. WDFW fishing regulation area code (732).   SALMON retention runs October, 1st through October, 31st. Minimum size allowed 12″. Daily limit 2 COHO only.   This concludes our 2016 Dewatto River … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

Photo Courtesy of Swanny’s Guided Fishing   Lunker Alert!   09/22/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   I finally got ahold of the Swanny and was able to get the low down on the Columbia river system. Right now above warrior rock the fishing has been decent to fare with good numbers of fish being … Continue reading »

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2016 Chehalis River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   09/27/2016   2016 Chehalis River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Anglers can retain wild jack salmon on Chehalis River Action:  Open Chehalis River to the retention of wild chinook jack (a chinook jack is less than 24 inches) and wild coho jack salmon (a coho jack is less … Continue reading »

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2016 Skagit River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!!!   09/27/2016   2016 Skagit River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Skagit and Cascade rivers open to coho and gamefish; Sauk River opens for gamefish Action: Open the Skagit and Cascade rivers to fishing for coho salmon and gamefish. Open the Sauk River to fishing for gamefish. Species affected: Coho … Continue reading »

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2016 Humptulips River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   09/26/2016   2016 Humptulips River Fishing Report: This past week we were fishing several river systems, fishing was good to fair with an OK Jeanal very good day. We started out on the coast fishing the Humptulips for several days and we were catching our limits of kings and sometimes Silvers, … Continue reading »

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2016 Skykomish River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   09/23/2016   2016 Skykomish River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Opens a portion of the upper Skykomish for hatchery steelhead fishing Action: Opens the portion of the Skykomish River from Gold Bar/Big Eddy access (Hwy. 2 Bridge) to confluence of the North and South Forks to fishing for trout (steelhead) … Continue reading »

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2016 Green River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   09/23/2016   2016 Green River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Two sections of Green River to open for coho, gamefish; rules change on the lower reach Action: Opens sections of the Green (Duwamish) River to fishing for coho salmon, trout, and other game fish. Changes daily limit and size restrictions on … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

Photo Courtesy of Swanny’s Guided Fishing   Lunker Alert!   09/22/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Columbia River sport fishery for fall chinook remains open Action:  Allows retention of hatchery chinook on the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Warrior Rock.  Species affected: Hatchery chinook, which can be … Continue reading »

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2016 Nooksack River Fishing Report

Need a Noocksack River Fishing Guide give Danny of River Chrome a call (360)-305-9675   Lunker Alert!   09/21/2016   2016 Nooksack River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change:   South Fork Nooksack River opening to fishing Action: Reopens the South Fork Nooksack reach previously closed to all fishing. Species affected: All species. Location: South … Continue reading »

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2016 Green River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   09/15/2016   2016 Green River Fishing Report:   Fishing for coho, game fish to open Sept. 16 on a section of Green River Action: Opens the portion of the Green (Duwamish) River from 1st Ave. South Bridge upstream to I-405 to fishing for salmon, trout, and other game fish. Effective dates: Sept. … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

Photo Courtesy of Swanny’s Guided Fishing   Lunker Alert!   09/14/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   Columbia River sport fishery remains open for fall chinook Action:  Allows retention of hatchery chinook on the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Warrior Rock.  Species affected:  Hatchery chinook, defined as having a clipped adipose … Continue reading »

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2016 Chehalis River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   09/13/2016   2016 Chehalis River Fishing Report:   WDFW Fishing Rule Change   CHEHALIS RIVER (Grays Harbor/ Thurston/Lewis Co.) from mouth (Hwy. 101 Bridge in Aberdeen) upstream to high bridge on Weyerhaeuser 1000 line approx. 400 yards downstream of Roger Creek (south of Pe Ell) WDFW regulation area cods (317) and (315).   SALMON retention opens from … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

Photo Courtesy of Swanny’s Guided Fishing   Lunker Alert!   09/13/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   Columbia River steelhead daily limit reduced to one fish upstream of the McNary Dam Action: The current two (2) hatchery steelhead daily limit is reduced to one (1) hatchery steelhead, consistent with all other downstream steelhead fisheries. Effective … Continue reading »

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2016 Carbon River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   09/05/2016   2016 Carbon River Fishing Report: WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   CARBON RIVER (Pierce Co.) from mouth to Voight Creek WDFW Fishing Regulation area code (802) SALMON season opener begins on September, 10th through September, 24th.  Minimum size allowed 12″. Daily limit 6 per day. Up to 2 may be adult hatchery … Continue reading »

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2016 Nisqually River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   9/2/2016   2016 Nisqually River Fishing Report:   Nisqually River to close Sept. 6 to recreational angling   Action: Close Nisqually River to recreational angling. Effective dates: Sept. 6, 2016 Species affected:  All Species. Location: Nisqually River (Pierce/Thurston counties) from the mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

Photo Courtesy of Swanny’s Guided Fishing   Lunker Alert!   09/01/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   Columbia River – Buoy 10 Chinook retention allowed after Labor Day   Action:  Chinook salmon retention allowed. Species affected:  Chinook salmon. Area: Mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line.  Effective date:  … Continue reading »

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2016 Quilcene River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   August 30, 2016   2016 Quilcene river fishing report:   The Chum are starting to show in numbers making it more difficult to get to the Coho. The runs have been fairly slow the last couple days but limits can still be caught hole hunting the river. The next few days … Continue reading »

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2016 Quilcene River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   August 23, 2016   2016 Quilcene river fishing report:   The action has definitely picked up on the Quilcene river. Over the last couple days there have been pretty good numbers coming up the river with regular limits being caught. The crowd in there as well, so be combat fishing ready. … Continue reading »

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2016 Quilcene River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   August 19, 2016   2016 Quilcene river fishing report:   Anti-snagging rule in effect on the Big Quilcene River Action: Anti-snagging rule in effect. Effective Date: Aug. 20 through Oct. 31, 2016. Species affected: Salmon. Location:  All waters of the Big Quilcene River from Rodgers Street to Highway 101. Reason for action:  The anti-snagging … Continue reading »

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2016 Nooksack River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   08/08/2016   2016 Nooksack River Fishing Report:   Portion of the South Fork Nooksack River closes to all fishing Action: Close the South Fork Nooksack River from Saxon Bridge upstream to Skookum Creek to all fishing. Species affected:  All species. Location: South Fork Nooksack River from Saxon Bridge to Skookum Creek. … Continue reading »

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2016 Naselle River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!!!   08/12/2016   2016 Naselle River Fishing Report   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Salmon fishing area extends up river on the Naselle from the Hwy. 4 Bridge to the upstream entrance of the Naselle Hatchery Attraction Channel.   Season begins in this section of the river on August 16th through September 15th. Min. size 12″. … Continue reading »

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2016 Quilcene River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   August 11, 2016   2016 Quilcene river fishing report:    Coho season opener to start on 8/16/2016   Reports have come in that the Coho are already showing in numbers at the Quilcene river. This years season opener should offer some great opportunities to catch high quality Coho. These fish are … Continue reading »

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2016 Samish River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   08/01/2016   2016 Samish River Fishing Report: The Samish river in Skagit county opens to salmon retention from mouth (Bayview-Edison Rd.) to I-5 Bridge today August 1, 2016. through November 30th 2016. Minimum. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained. Release wild COHO.   This Concludes our … Continue reading »

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2016 Icicle River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   07/27/2016   2016 Icicle River Fishing Report:   Spring chinook sport fishery on the Icicle River closes Actions: Closes the Icicle River (Chelan County) to fishing for hatchery spring chinook. Effective time and date: One hour after official sunset on July 31, 2016. Species affected:  Spring chinook salmon.  Location: Icicle River From … Continue reading »

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2016 Klickitat River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   07/11/2016   2016 Klickitat River Fishing Report:   Hatchery adult spring chinook must be released on upper Klickitat River Action: Closes a portion on the Klickitat River to the retention of hatchery adult spring chinook. Species affected: Hatchery spring chinook Effective date: July 14 through July 31, 2016. Location: The area from posted … Continue reading »

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2016 Nisqually River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   6/29/2016   2016 Nisqually River Fishing Report: SALMON season opener begins July 1-Aug. 31 Minimum. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adults may be retained. Release COHO and wild CHINOOK.     This Concludes our 2016 Nisqually River Fishing Report.     Nisqually River Water levels     For … Continue reading »

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2016 Skykomish River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!!!   06/28/2016   2016 Skykomish River Fishing Report:   Skykomish area (844) from the mouth to the confluence of the Wallace river –  SALMON opener starts July 1-July 31 & June 1-June 30 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 4 hatchery CHINOOK only, of which only 2 may be adults. Season subject to … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   06/27/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   Hanford Reach to open for sockeye fishing Actions: Opens sockeye salmon to retention Effective date:June 28 through Aug. 15, 2016 Species affected: Sockeye salmon. Area 1: Columbia River from Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco to the Interstate 182 Bridge at Richland near Columbia … Continue reading »

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2016 Calawah River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   06/26/2016   2016 Calawah River Fishing Report     WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE    CALAWAH RIVER (Clallam Co.) from mouth to HWY 101 bridge. WDFW Regulation area code (400).   SALMON retention opens as well on July 1st through August 31st, Minimum size allowed 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be … Continue reading »

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2016 Bogachiel River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!   06/26/2016   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) SALMON retention opens as well on July 1st through August 31st, Minimum size allowed 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may … Continue reading »

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2016 Chehalis River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   06/25/2016   2016 Chehalis River Fishing Report:   Salmon season closes on the Chehalis as of June 30, Salmon retention is expected to reopen again on in the fall in September and October. See Washington sport fishing regs for details.   This Report sponsored by Bill Swann of Swanny’s Guided Fishing.   … Continue reading »

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Halibut fishing will re-open June 23 in marine areas 3 and 4

Photo Courtesy of Terry Rudnick at Halibut Hunters   Lunker Alert!    WDFW Fishing Rule Change    06/17/2016   Halibut fishing will re-open June 23 in marine areas 3 and 4 Action:  Recreational halibut fishing in Marine Area 3 (La Push) and Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) will re-open for one additional fishing day on … Continue reading »

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2016 Skagit River Fishing Report

      Lunker Alert!!!   06/16/2016   2016 Skagit River Fishing Report:   SALMON season opener in area (830) from Hwy. 536 at Mt. Vernon (Memorial Hwy. Bridge) to mouth of Gilligan Creek from June 16-July 15, 2016 Minimum. size 12″. Daily limit 3 SOCKEYE only. Season may close earlier if guideline is attained. Refer to … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   06/09/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   Columbia River spring chinook sport fishing Boat boundary lifted below Bonneville Dam Action: Lifts the boat boundary from Beacon Rock upstream to Bonneville Dam. Allows both boat and bank angling for salmonids in this area. Species affected: Spring chinook and steelhead Area: The mainstem … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   06/03/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   Hanford Reach summer salmon fishery changes   Actions: Closes sockeye salmon to retention Effective date:  June 16 through Aug. 15, 2016   Species affected: Sockeye salmon Area 1:  Columbia River from Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco to the Interstate 182 Bridge at Richland near Columbia Point (CRC … Continue reading »

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2016 Calawah River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!!!   06/01/2016   2016 Calawah River Fishing Report     WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE    CALAWAH RIVER (Clallam Co.) from mouth to North and South forks. WDFW Regulation area code (400).   TROUT retention opens on June, 4th through August, 31st.  The Minimum size allowed is 14″ Daily limit 2 fish per day. no minimum size for … Continue reading »

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2016 Bogachiel River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!   06/01/2016   2016 Bogachiel River Fishing Report:    WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE    BOGACHIEL RIVER (Clallam Co.) from mouth to Olympic National Park boundary. WDFW regulation area code (398) TROUT retention opens on June, 4th through August, 31st.  The Minimum size allowed is 14″ Daily limit 2 fish per day. no minimum size for … Continue reading »

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2016 Cascade River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   05/26/2016   2016 Cascade River Fishing Report:   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   CASCADE RIVER (Skagit Co.) from mouth to Rockport-Cascade Rd. Bridge. WDFW Regulation area code (826) SALMON retention runs from June, 1st through July, 15th.  Minimum size allowed 12″. Daily limit 4 hatchery CHINOOK only. Up to 2 may be adults.    This conclude … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!   05/18/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   Spring chinook fishery reopens May 20-22 below Bonneville Dam   OLYMPIA – Anglers can catch and keep spring chinook salmon May 20-22 on a section of the lower Columbia River under a three-day extension approved today by fishery managers from Washington and … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   05/10/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   Large numbers of spring chinook are entering the Columbia and the Willamette… Will the catch rates sustain with all the above normal weather headed our way? Just a reminder,  The Columbia river fishery is only open above Bonnevile. Huge numbers have moved up this system , … Continue reading »

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2016 Cowlitz River Fishing Report

      Lunker Alert!   05/10/2016   2016 Cowlitz River Fishing Report:   The water levels are lower than normal right now on the Cowlitz, however there are descent numbers being caught below I-5 to castle rock. Also good numbers are being caught at Barrier dam area. This past week Tacoma power tricked good numbers of … Continue reading »

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2016 Chehalis River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   05/10/2016   2016 Chehalis River Fishing Report:   Catch rates have dropped on the Chehalis as well as the water levels, Spring Chinook on the Chehalis is fairly slow. This Report Provided by Bill Swann of Swanny’s Guided Fishing.   This concludes our 2015 Chehalis River fishing report.   Chehalis River Water Levels … Continue reading »

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2016 Kalama River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   05/10/2016   2016 Kalama River Fishing Report:   Not many fish being caught in the lower reaches of the Kalama river right now compared to up higher in the system. Float and eggs is very effective. Remember with all these warmer days coming catches rates will be higher early morning or late in the … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   05/06/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   States extend spring chinook fishery through Sunday above Bonneville Dam OLYMPIA – Anglers have through Sunday (May 8) to catch and keep spring chinook salmon on a section of the Columbia River above Bonneville Dam under a two-day extension approved today by fishery managers … Continue reading »

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2016 Cowlitz River Fishing Report

      Lunker Alert!   05/05/2016   2016 Cowlitz River Fishing Report:   The water levels on the Cowlitz river have dropped again but there are still a good number of fish being caught between the two hatcheries on float and eggs cured in Zilla Bait. The upper Cowlitz at Cowlitz falls has been like a … Continue reading »

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2016 Kalama River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   05/05/2016   2016 Kalama River Fishing Report:   With all this warm weather the water levels have dropped tremendously on the Kalama river and catch rates have dropped as well. Most the fish in the system have moved up in the upper stretches. Remember with the low water levels try and stay … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   05/05/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   The fish counts have definitely soared over Bonnevile dam over the last week and the catch rates have increased at the Wind river and Drano lake. These two systems should only get better. The Dalles dam and John day have increased numbers as well with … Continue reading »

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2016 Chehalis River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   03/26/2016   2016 Chehalis River Fishing Report:   The Chehalis river can be a tough river system to fish, there are a few spring Chinook coming in but you’ll have your work cut out for ya. Eggs under a floating works pretty well on the Chehalis so make sure you have a good … Continue reading »

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2016 Cowlitz River Fishing Report

    Lunker Alert!   04/26/2016   2016 Cowlitz River Fishing Report:   The Cowltiz river system is defiantly the system to fish right now. Throughout pretty much the entire river you will find decent numbers of spring chinook, however most people are focusing their efforts around barrier dam. Float and eggs is the go … Continue reading »

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2016 Kalama River Fishing Report

  Lunker Alert!   April 26, 2015   2016 Kalama River Fishing Report:   There are tons of Springers through out the Kalama river system, even a few early summer runs have poked in to the lower River. Make sure you bring the kitchen sink with you because they might want plugs, herring, eggs. You just … Continue reading »

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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   04/26/2016   2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:   The fish counts have definitely climbed over Bonnevile dam so now it is time to get on up to the Wind river and Drano Lake. These are among the upper tier chinook fisheries in the area so the fishing should be good. The method … Continue reading »

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2016 Kalama River Fishing Report

Lunker Alert!   April 15, 2015   2016 Kalama River Fishing Report:   The fishing has been outrageous for this little river sytsem, large amounts of spring chinook have entered the Kalama river and the limit is 2 hatchery Springers per person. You can catch them back trolling plugs, bait. Or you can back bounce them … Continue reading »

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2016 Cowlitz River Fishing Report

      Lunker Alert!   04/15/2016   2016 Cowlitz River Fishing Report:   The Cowlitz river has been lights out for steelhead and Springers. Back trolling has been good but most guys are side drifting eggs around the trout hatchery! If your going to target Springers either focus up high by the salmon hatchery … Continue reading »

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