Updated for for the week of September 2nd â€“ September 8th, 2005
Washington Fishing Update
Pro Guide Brad Shride of Onco Sportfishing & Guide Services, Inc. (877-483-0047)
tells us that fishing in South Puget Sound area 11 & 13 has been pretty decent this past week for the Silvers and Humpies and a few Kings still in the area. There have been Silvers to 10 pounds along the beaches and points where these fish travel & more in the Northern area of Vashon Island, (area-11). The Humpies are pretty thick in the Puyallup River mouth for those of you that target these guys pulling anything pink.
Pro Guide Jeff Knotts (503.366.4052) tells us that fishing at the Hanford Reach has been slow. Salmon have not arrived yet and though the steelhead are coming through, the season is not open yet. Walleye fishing seems to have slowed but bass fishing is good just about everywhere. Focus on the lower snake and below McNary for bass.
Pro Guide Pat Long (509.751.0410)
sends in this information – The Clearwater steelhead fishery is slowly improving, the C&R area has improved since the outflow from Dworshak Dam was reduced (now around 7,000 cfs). The lower catch and keep area is holding its’ own and improving somewhat.