Friday, October 14, 2016

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 mouth of the Carbon River.

Reasons for action: Egg-take goals have been met at Voights Creek Hatchery. Due to continued uncertainty surrounding wild coho escapement and conservation goals, anglers are required to release wild coho and wild steelhead.Other information: Regulations in the Puyallup River now allow for the retention of 2 chum salmon as described by the Sport fishing Rules 2016/2017. Effective Oct. 16 through Dec. 31, up to 2 adults may be retained of which only 2 may be any combination of chum and hatchery coho. Release chinook salmon and wild coho.

Information contact: James P. Losee (360) 902-2741, or Tara Livingood (360) 628-4223, tara.livingood@dfw.wa.govx

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Puyallup river netting schedule 2016

Came across this on the wdfw website. Never knew the netting schedule was released at the beginning of the year. This is for 2016-2017 season

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Closing day coho on the carbon

Beautiful day for fishing. Cloudy with a little sun, no wind, and fish all over the place. Landed a nice coho, and a dolly, both on spinners....

Have yet to land, or see anyone land a fish on float and eggs in a long time, but i hear reports of it. Not sure if the water is too stained, or running too fast, but i thought it was perfect today, and just didn't have any takers till i switched to spinners.

Any tips?