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Chinook Fishing To Close At Neah Bay - Last Day Will Be Saturday August 1st

posted by Mike on 07/31/2015

Chinook retention to end off Neah Bay

 

 

OLYMPIA – Anglers must release any chinook salmon they catch in ocean waters off Neah Bay beginning Sunday, Aug. 2, state fishery managers announced today.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) estimates that anglers will meet the chinook harvest guideline by the end of the day Aug. 1 in  the section of Neah Bay that is west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line. The section east of the line is already scheduled to close to chinook retention at the end of the day July 31.

Last week, the department had dropped the daily chinook limit in Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) to one, down from two, in an effort to keep the chinook fishery open longer, said Doug Milward, ocean salmon manager for WDFW.

“Chinook catch rates have remained high and now we’re bumping up against the chinook guideline,” Milward said.

As of July 26, the catch total for the chinook fishery had reached 82 percent of the guideline for Neah Bay.

This change does not affect fishing for other salmon species in Marine Area 4. Anglers fishing in the area will continue to have a daily limit of two salmon, plus two additional pink salmon. 

Chinook retention remains open in marine areas 1 (Ilwaco), 2 (Westport) and 3 (La Push). 

Additional information on the ocean fishery, including catch guidelines and size limits, can be found in the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

 

Chinook To Close In Tulalip Bubble Fishery

posted by Mike on 07/29/2015

Release chinook salmon in the Tulalip Bubble fishery

 

 

Action: Close chinook retention in the Tulalip Bubble fishery.

Effective Date: 12:01 a.m. July 31, 2015, until further notice.

Species affected: Chinook.

Location: Waters west of Tulalip Bay and within 2,000 feet of shore from the pilings at Old Bower's Resort, to a fishing boundary marker approximately 1.4 miles northwest of Hermosa Point.

Reason for action: Chinook brood stock collection efforts at the Tulalip and Wallace River Hatchery are well behind the goal. The closure of the chinook retention within the Tulalip Bubble is necessary in order to fulfill brood stock collection requirements for both hatcheries. The chinook retention may re-open if brood stock collection efforts indicate the goal will be met.

Other information: Tulalip Bubble fishery has a daily salmon limit of 2 salmon plus 2 additional pink salmon, release chinook. 2 pole endorsement is still valid in the Tulalip Bubble. Other waters in Marine Area 8-2 remain unaffected by this rule change.

Information contact: Ryan Lothrop (360) 902-2808, Jenni Whitney (425) 775-1311

Lake Wenatchee Sockeye Fishery To Open Thursday July 30th

posted by Mike on 07/28/2015

 

 

 

Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery opens

 

Action: Lake Wenatchee opens for sockeye salmon fishing.

Effective date: July 30, 2015 (one hour before official sunrise).

Species affected: Sockeye salmon

Daily limit: The daily limit per angler is 4 sockeye, minimum size of 12 inches.

Location: Lake Wenatchee (Chelan Co.)

Reason for action: Based on current passage over Tumwater Dam, at least 30,000 sockeye are projected to enter into Lake Wenatchee. This provides at least 7,000 sockeye for harvest above the natural spawning escapement goal of 23,000 fish.

Other information: Selective gear rules (up to three single-point barbless hooks per line, no bait or scent allowed, and knotless nets required) in effect. Anglers may fish with 2 poles as long as they possess a valid two-pole endorsement. A night closure will be in effect. Legal angling hours are one hour before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset. Bull Trout, Steelhead, and chinook salmon must be released unharmed without removing the fish from the water.

NOTE: The Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery may be closed on short notice depending on participation and catch rates. Anglers are advised to check the fishing hotline at 360-902-2500 or WDFW's website daily (https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/rules_all_freshwater.j).

Anglers are required to possess a Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement as part of their valid fishing license. Revenue from the endorsement supports salmon or steelhead seasons on many rivers in the Columbia River system, including enforcing fishery regulations and monitoring Columbia River fisheries. The endorsement has generated more than $1 million annually for WDFW to maintain and increase fishing opportunities throughout the Columbia River basin.

Information contact: Travis Maitland, District 7 Fish Biologist, (509) 665-3337 (Wenatchee District Office). Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager (509) 754-4624.

Columbia River Sockeye Fishery To Close - Sunday 26th July Is The Last Day

posted by Mike on 07/25/2015

Upper Columbia to close for sockeye salmon retention

 

Actions: Close the Columbia River to sockeye retention from Rocky Reach Dam to Chief Joseph Dam.

Effective date: One hour after official sunset on July 26, 2015.

Species affected: Sockeye salmon

Location: From Rocky Reach Dam upstream to Chief Joseph Dam.

Reason for action: Elevated water temperature in the Columbia River has resulted in higher than expected mortalities of sockeye salmon returning to the Okanogan River. Fish destined to return to the Okanogan River are staging in the Columbia River above the Rocky Reach Dam. This fishing closure for sockeye salmon is needed to protect these fish from harvest and allow them to migrate to their spawning grounds when water temperatures improve.

Check the fishing hotline at 360-902-2500 or the webpage at https: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/rules_all_freshwater.j

Information contacts: Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager, (509) 754-4624, Ryan Fortier, District 6 Fish Biologist, (509) 997-0316, Travis Maitland, District 7 Fish Biologist, (509) 665-3337.

Fresh Sand Shrimp, Thursday 23rd July

posted by Mike on 07/23/2015

If you are needing fresh sandshrimp for Sockeye fishing at Baker Lake or the Columbia River we have a fresh shipment that just arrived a little while ago.

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Chinook Fishing In Marine Area 9 To Close After Sunday 26th July

posted by Mike on 07/23/2015

Chinook salmon fishing in Marine Area 9
will close at the end of the day Sunday

 

 

OLYMPIA – The recreational chinook salmon fishery in Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) will close at the end of the day, Sunday, July 26, when state fishery managers expect the catch quota to be met.

Fishing for coho and pink salmon in Marine Area 9 will remain open but all chinook must be released. The daily limit for the area will be two salmon plus two additional pink salmon. Anglers fishing from the Edmonds Fishing Pier can still retain chinook.

“Anglers have been doing well since the fishery opened last week,” said Ryan Lothrop, Puget Sound recreational salmon fishery manager. “The fishery was scheduled to be open through Aug. 15, but anglers have already caught 80 percent of the chinook catch quota for the area.”

As of July 23, anglers had harvested an estimated 1,953 chinook in Marine Area 9. The catch quota for the area is 2,483 fish.

Beginning Monday, anglers will be able to fish for salmon in the area south from the line between Foulweather Bluff and Olele Point, Lothrop said. This section of Marine Area 9 was closed during the chinook fishery. Anglers fishing in this section have the same daily limit for salmon as the rest of Marine Area 9.

 

River Fishing Closed Or Restricted Due To Extreme Low Water Conditions

posted by Mike on 07/17/2015

Drought conditions prompt fishing
closures, restrictions on numerous rivers

 

 

OLYMPIA – State fishery managers are closing or restricting fishing on more than 30 rivers throughout Washington to help protect fish in areas where drought conditions have reduced flows and increased water temperatures.  

The closures and restrictions take effect Saturday (July 18) at 12:01 a.m. The changes will remain in effect until further notice.

Fishing will be closed in some waters, and limited in others each day to the hours between midnight and 2 p.m. These “hoot-owl” restrictions will go into effect on rivers where fishery managers want to reduce stress on fish during the hottest time of day.

High water temperatures can be deadly for fish, such as trout, while diminished stream flows can strand migrating salmon and steelhead, said Craig Burley, fish program manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

“With such extreme drought conditions in several areas of the state, we needed to take these steps to help protect vulnerable fish in waters where we have concerns,” Burley said. “We’ll continue monitoring stream conditions throughout Washington this summer and take additional actions if necessary.”

For details on the closures and restrictions, check the emergency regulations, which will be posted tomorrow on WDFW’s webpage at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/.

Fishing closures and restrictions are listed by region below. Today’s action does not include any rivers in Region 6 (South Sound/Olympic Peninsula). However, earlier this summer, the department closed fishing on a section of the Sol Duc River to protect returning chinook during drought conditions.

Region 1 – Eastern Washington

Closed to fishing:

  • North Fork Touchet River above Spangler Creek.
  • South Fork Touchet River from the mouth to Griffen Fork and above Griffen Fork.
  • Wolf Fork Touchet River from the mouth to Coates Creek and Robinson Fork.
  • Asotin Creek and tributaries (Asotin Co.) from the mouth to headwaters.
  • Kettle River and all tributaries (Ferry Co.) from the Barstow Bridge to the headwaters, all portions contained within Washington.

Hoot-owl restrictions:

  • Walla Walla River (Walla Walla Co.) from McDonald Road Bridge to the Oregon State Boundary.
  • Touchet River (Columbia/Walla Walla Co.) from the mouth to the confluence of the North and South forks.
  • North Fork Touchet River from the mouth to Spangler Creek.
  • Tucannon River (Columbia/Garfield Co.) From the Highway 12 Bridge to Cow Camp Bridge.
  • Spokane River (Spokane/Lincoln Co.) from upstream boundary at Plese Flats Day Use Area to the Idaho State Boundary.
  • Spokane River tributaries, including Little Spokane River and tributaries (Spokane/Pend Oreille/Stevens Counties) from the State Route 25 Bridge upstream to Monroe Street Dam.
  • Colville River and all tributaries (Stevens Co.) from the mouth to the headwaters.
  • Sullivan Creek and all tributaries (Pend Oreille Co.) from the mouth to the headwaters.

Region 2 – North Central Washington

Closed to fishing:

  • Wenatchee River (Chelan Co.) from the mouth to the Icicle River Road Bridge.
  • Icicle River (Chelan Co.) from the mouth to 500 feet downstream of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Barrier Dam.
  • Lake Wenatchee (Chelan Co.)
  • Okanogan River from the Hwy 97 bridge upstream to Zosel Dam, except open to game fish fishing.
  • Similkameen River from the mouth upstream to Enloe Dam.

Region 3 – South Central Washington

Closed to fishing:

  • Ahtanum Creek, including the north and middle forks
  • Little Naches River
  • Teanaway River, including west, middle and north forks

Hoot-owl restrictions:

  • Naches River from Tieton River to Bumping River/Little Naches River
  • Rattlesnake Creek

Region 4 – North Puget Sound

Closed to fishing:

  • Raging River (King Co.) from the mouth upstream.
  • Skykomish River (Snohomish Co.) from the mouth upstream closed to all fishing, except the section around Reiter Ponds remains open from the Gold Bar/Big Eddy Access (Hwy. 2 Bridge) upstream to the confluence of the North and South forks.
  • Wallace River (Snohomish Co.). From the mouth upstream including all tributaries.
  • Stillaguamish River (Skagit/Snohomish Co.) From Marine Drive upstream including the North and South forks and all tributaries.
  • South Fork Nooksack (Whatcom Co.) From the mouth to Skookum Creek, and from Wanlick Creek to headwaters including Wanlick and all tributaries.
  • Suiattle River (Skagit Co.) Tributaries Buck, Downey and Sulpher Creeks.

Hoot-owl restrictions:

  • North Fork Skykomish River (Snohomish Co.) From the mouth upstream including all tributaries.
  • South Fork Skykomish River (Snohomish/King Co.) From Sunset Falls upstream and all tributaries, including the Beckler, Foss, Miller and Rapid rivers and their tributaries.
  • Sauk River (Skagit/Snohomish Co.) Above the Suiattle River including the North Fork to the falls and the South Fork to headwaters.
  • Samish River (Skagit Co.) From I-5 to headwaters, and Friday Creek upstream.

Region 5 – Southwest Washington

Closed to fishing:

  • East Fork Lewis River from Lewisville Park downstream.
  • Washougal River from Mt. Norway Bridge downstream.

Hoot-owl restrictions:

  • East Fork Lewis River from Lewisville Park upstream.
  • Washougal River from Mt. Norway Bridge upstream.

WDFW has also closed fishing for spring chinook on the Grande Ronde River in eastern Washington due to low river flows.

For more information about drought’s impact on fish and wildlife, visit WDFW’s drought webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/drought/.

They Are Here! Pinks Have Hit The Beaches Of Western Whidbey Island

posted by Mike on 07/11/2015

It seems the pink salmon fishery will have an extremely early start this year. We started to hear about an odd pink salmon being caught this past weekend and this week the numbers have just steadily increased. We heard of a few pinks being landed at Point No Point in the middle of the week and a fair number being caught at Bush Point and Lagoon Point all week long. Today we had one of the guys have a four fish limit off Lagoon Point in short order. Lots of pinks were caught all this week off the west side of San Juan Island. We even heard of a couple of pinks caught off Edmonds this morning.

 

Without a doubt this is the earliest I have ever seen pinks showing up in the catches. Hopefully it's a sign of an outstanding run!

 

Ted's is stocked up will pink gear! We have everything you will be needing to pursuit them. Just stop by and we'll be more than happy to help you rig up.
 

Baker Lake Sockeye Reports

posted by Mike on 07/10/2015

The reports that we received from Baker Lake today were very good. Most of the guys we spoke with had their four fish limit without too much effort. As of today there have been 11,401 sockeye transported into the lake from the trap in the Baker River.

 

Fishing should be very good for quite some time to come.

 

Ted's has everything you need for your sockeye needs this season. Stop by and we'll be glad to help you out.

Coon Stripe Shrimp For Baker Lake & Skagit River Sockeye Fishing

posted by Mike on 07/10/2015

We have cured coonstripe shrimp on hand for you sockeye fishing at Baker Lake and the Skagit River. We have them in hot pink, purple and natural colors.

 

We wish we could keep fresh sand shrimp on hand but it has been hard to get them on a regular basis.

Mac's Double D Dodgers For Baker Lake

posted by Mike on 07/10/2015

We have been going though the Mac's Double D Dodgers this season for the sockeye fisheries. We have them in two finishes Silver/Silver Scale & White/Silver Scale. Start out with a leader 1 1/2 X the length of the dodger and if you are not doing well shorten it up to as short as 1 X the length of the dodger. These dodgers have 5 different positions that you can tow the leader from giving it a different action.

 

Stop by and take a look.

Lake Cavanaugh Kokanee Report

posted by Mike on 07/10/2015

If fishing Lake Stevens has become a little bit of a bore recently you might want to give Lake Cavanaugh a try. Though the fish are a little smaller than those at Stevens and the limit is just five it will give you a change of scenery. The customers that we have spoke with have been finding easy limits at this Skagit County lake. The fish have been in the 10 - 13 inch range and are in very good shape. The fish have been considerable shallower with 15 - 30 feet being the zone.

 

Besides the kokanee there are cutthroat and largemouth bass in the lake. You might even take a crawfish trap with you as there are good numbers of those tasty crustaceans.
 

3rd Annual Puget Sound Speed-Crabbing Derby, July 11th, 2015

posted by Mike on 07/10/2015

The 3rd Annual Puget Sound Speed Crabbing Derby will take place tommorrow Saturday July 11th, 2015 at the Port of Everett. This is a free event which you can sign up at www.speedcrabbing.com.  This event will be benefitting Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Who hasn't had family or friends that haven't delt with cancer - so lend a hand for this good cause.

 

There will be lots of awesome sponsor-supplied prizes!

Lake Chelan Report From Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service For 6/30/15

posted by Mike on 07/10/2015

LAKE CHELAN AREA FISHING REPORT FOR 6/30/15

What continues hot is trolling for Lake Trout on Chelan early in the morning on the Bar with the best chance of the year for big fish.   Also continuing hot is trolling the face of Manson Bay in the evenings for numbers of Lake Chelan Lakers. 

On the Bar, look for depths from 120 to 170 feet deep.  Evenings are best in Manson Bay in depths of 120 feet near Wapato Point and up to 270 feet deep in the center of the bay.  As always, fish within 3 to 5 feet of the bottom and keep your speed around 1.2 mph.  The Mack’s Lure Bead and Blade combo our guide, Jeff Witkowski has developed has been very productive.  He uses a bead combo to give the rig about a 4” long profile.  Similar in profile, the Needlefish squid rig by Silver Horde / Goldstar has also worked.  Bait these rigs with a chunk of Northern Pikeminnow.  The T4 Purple Glow Flatfish seems to be the “go to” lure for bigger fish on the Bar. 

Your fishing tip of the week is to rethink how you fight fish on Lake Chelan.  Remember, the only way these fish will get away is if they tear or shake the hooks out of themselves.   They are trapped in open water with no structure to get into and they are not a fast swimming / hard fighting fish.  The trick is to do everything in moderation.  The rod tip should be at a moderate rod angle.  Don’t point it at the fish, but don’t raise it to a high angle to increase the leverage the fish gets when it twists and turns or shakes it’s head.  The retrieval speed should be moderate.  Not glacially slow, but not fast.  When the fish isn’t doing anything, go a bit faster to keep moderate tension.  When the fish is twisting or shaking, slow down to reduce the leverage the fish has.  Keep your drag moderately light.  A good average is netting 3 of every 4 hooked fish.  If you are getting less than half, review what you are doing. 

The kid’s tip of the week is to suck it up and let the kid make mistakes.  Guide them and instruct them, but you doing it / explaining it over and over again without them getting their hands dirty will not teach the skill or hook them on the experience.  They have to try and make mistakes to become that fishing  partner you want.  While you’re at it, be gentle with the criticism… 

Your safety tip of the week is to really keep your head on a swivel now that we are in the heart of our busy summer season.  There are lots of inexperienced boaters out there traveling at various rates of speed.  Remember to get your head around and look before altering your course.  Also, with this hot weather, I can’t say enough about keeping hydrated!

Pictured are some nice fish from the past week...

First:  7/1/15 - Teresa Valdez of Manson with a 17lb 10 oz Laker

Second:  7/3/15 Rui Luo of Bellevue with a 20lb 15 oz Laker

Third:  7/6/15 Mike Quesada of Issaquah with an 18lb 14 oz Laker.  He is pictured with his boys, Max (3) and Dylan (6).

 

Wow!

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Happy 4th Of July

posted by Mike on 07/04/2015

Have A very good 4th of July! Hope that you are having a good time fishing, camping or just a family get together. Enyoy!

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Lake Stevens Kokanee Fishing - June 30th 2015

posted by Mike on 06/30/2015

We are still seeing good kokanee results coming out of Lake Stevens this past week. The fish are going deeper as the water temperature increase to stay in their temperature comfort zones. Most of the folks we have spoke with are finding them in the 30 - 50 foot zones at present. Downrigger fishing has been the norm as it is hard to reach these depths with onventional tackle or even lead core. The fish are averaging around 12 inches though there have been a few 15 - 16 inch fish caught.

 

With many other fisheries opening up such as crab and saltwter salmon fishing the pressure on the lake has wained. You are having to contend with the folks using the lake for water sports so it's a good idea to get to the lake early. The best bite has been from first light to around 8 am.

Crabbing Opens July 2nd In Many Puget Sound Areas

posted by Mike on 06/30/2015

Crab fishing seasons set for Puget Sound

 

 

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced summer crab-fishing seasons for Puget Sound, starting June 1 with an early opening in Marine Area 13 south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

Most other areas of the Sound will open for recreational crab fishing July 2, although two areas around the San Juan Islands open later in summer to protect molting crab.

Seasons for the upcoming fishery are posted on WDFW's crab fishing website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/. The website includes details on fishing regulations, as well as an educational video on crabbing.

Like last year, crabbers will have an extra month to catch their quota in Marine Area 13, said Rich Childers, shellfish policy lead for WDFW.

Recent test fisheries indicate that crab in southern Puget Sound are in hard-shell condition, allowing for an early start to the fishing season in that area, Childers said.

"Sport crabbers in that area have fallen short of reaching their catch quota in recent years, so we can afford to give them more time to fish during the upcoming season," Childers said. "Over the next couple of weeks we will continue to conduct test fisheries in Puget Sound, where we could open a few other areas to sport crabbing earlier than currently scheduled."

Crabbers should check the department's website for any announcements, Childers said.

The daily limit for crab fishers throughout Puget Sound is five Dungeness crab, males only, in hard-shell condition with a minimum carapace width of 6¼ inches. Fishers may catch six red rock crab of either sex per day, provided those crab measure at least 5 inches across.

Below is the current Puget Sound summer crab fishing schedule:

  • Marine areas 4 (Neah Bay east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line), 5 (Sekiu), 6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), 8-1 (Deception Pass to East Point), 8-2 (East Point to Possession Point), 9 (Admiralty Inlet), 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) and 11 (Tacoma/Vashon) - Open July 2 through Sept. 7. Crabbing is allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Marine Area 7 South (San Juan Islands/Bellingham) - Open July 16 through Sept. 28. Crabbing is allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Marine Area 7 North (Gulf of Georgia) - Open Aug. 13 through Sept. 28. Crabbing is allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal) – Open June 15 through Sept. 7. Crabbing is allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Marine Area 13 (south Puget Sound) - Open June 1 through Sept. 7. Crabbing is allowed seven days per week.

Crab fishers may not set or pull shellfish gear from a vessel from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise. All shellfish gear must be removed from the water on closed days.

Childers reminds Puget Sound crabbers that they are required to record their harvest of Dungeness crab on their catch record cards immediately after retaining crab. Separate catch record cards are issued for the summer and winter seasons.

Catch record cards are not required to fish for Dungeness crab in the Columbia River or on the Washington coast.

 

Lake Chelan Report From Anton Jones Of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service For June 30th, 2015

posted by Mike on 06/30/2015

LAKE CHELAN AREA FISHING REPORT FOR 6/30/15

    What’s hot is trolling for Lake Trout on Chelan early in the morning on the Bar.   Also hot is trolling the face of Manson Bay in the evenings for Lake Chelan Lakers.  Finally, when the wind lets you fish the early morning bite at Colyar Ledge, it is very good.  There has been a nice sprinkling of bigger fish mixed in.  Roses Lake has been kicking out some nice Channel Catfish. 

 

    On the Bar, look for depths from 120 to 180 feet deep.  The best depths on Colyar Ledge seem to be between 180 to 320 feet.  Evenings are best in Manson Bay in depths of 140 to 270 feet deep.  As always, fish within 3 to 5 feet of the bottom and keep your speed around 1.2 mph.  The Mack’s Lure Bead and Blade combo our guide, Jeff Witkowski has developed has been very productive.  He uses a bead combo to give the rig about a 4” long profile.  Similar in profile, the Needlefish squid rig by Silver Horde / Goldstar has also worked.  Bait these rigs with a chunk of Northern Pikeminnow.  The T4 Purple Glow Flatfish seems to be the “go to” lure for bigger fish on the Bar. 

 

    Roses Lake continues to kick out Channel Catfish.  Our Pepe’ Hernandez got a 7 pounder the other day.  Use slip sinker rigs with Firebait for them as well as trout on Roses. 

 

    Your fishing tip of the week is to check your leaders for frays.  Since we pound the lures into the bottom here on Chelan, it is inevitable that you get snags and hang ups.  When you are successful in working a snag free without losing gear, check your leader for nicks and frays before congratulating yourself.  Retying a knot is easier than losing a big fish. 

 

    The kid’s tip of the week is to use this relatively slow paced leisure time while you are fishing to give them appropriate attention.  Ask them open ended questions and listen to the answers.  Seek more detail.  Among pre-school children this will help with a myriad of “bad” behaviors that are an attempt to get attention. 

 

    Your safety tip of the week is to have those check lists in place.  You want to remember to take off the rear straps, put in the plug, unplug the lights to launch and plug the lights in to go down the road.  You don’t want to be everyone else’s source for funny stories about silly boaters.  Summer in Chelan.  What a privilege!

 

Pictured:  6/24/15 - Colin Attaway (8) out fishing with his Grandfather of Tsillan Cellar fame, Bob Jankelson with a 16.6 lb Lake Chelan Mackinaw.

 

Also Pictured:  6/25/15 - Cathy Glenn of Covelo, CA with Stephanie Derovin of Tacoma, WA with their mornings catch of Mackinaw.  The big fish was 10.5 pounds.

 

Finally Pictured:  6/28/15  Russ Groth of Stanwood, WA with a 12lb Lake Chelan Laker.  He was fishing with Marvin Ayres of Everett, WA.

 

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Fresh Sand Shrimp For Skagit Sockeye - June 27th

posted by Mike on 06/27/2015

For those of you that are needing snad shrimp for the Skagit River sockeye fishery or a trip for summer run steelhead on the Cowlitz we just received a shrimpment this afternoon.

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Columbia River Shad - Saturday June 27th

posted by Mike on 06/27/2015

If you are wanting to get a last minute trip in for shad this season, I would say that this weekend or the first of the week will be just about it for this season as the numbers of fish going through Bonneville have been decreasing. This decrease marks the tail end of the run. This seasons run has been disapointing to say the least for most folks going down to fish. Most of the customers that took trips to fish shad were disapointed and results were generally poor for most. There were a few guys that did manage to hit it at the correct time and had fantastic fishing. But that was the exception rather than the rule.

 

We do have shad darts on hand for anyone that wants to do a last minute trip.

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