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Lots-o-coho! - 9:50 a.m. 11/5/2014
Fished the North Fork yesterday and did great!! 3 bright coho from the bank below Happa. River was screaming high. They were close to the bank.

Dan - Vancouver, WA
DBGauger@gmail.com

200,000 large rainbow trout stocked on Westside, - 5:37 p.m. 11/4/2014
200,000 large rainbow trout stocked on Westside,
more to come for WDFW’s Black Friday opener

OLYMPIA – With more than 200,000 large rainbow trout recently stocked and more on the way, Puget Sound and southwest Washington anglers can cross an early item off holiday wish lists.

For those fishing lakes in the Puget Sound area, thousands more trout will be stocked in coming weeks, and there are thousands of recently stocked trout available that can be pursued now and through the winter, said Chris Donley, inland fish program manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

Increased bag limits are also allowed on 20 lakes in Island, King, Snohomish, Thurston, Pacific and Gray’s Harbor counties, doubling angler’s catch limits from five to 10 trout on selected lakes.

A list of lakes to be stocked, those offering the bonus bag limit, and the department's stocking plan is available for viewing at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/fall-into-fishing/ .

Donley said he expects fishing to be great throughout the fall and winter months at all of these lakes. “Most of the trout are 11 to 13 inches long, with a few larger ones in the mix,” he said.

For the third year in a row, the department is also stocking lakes with thousands of extra-large fish averaging 15 to 16 inches and 1-1/4 pounds each in southwest Washington for the Nov. 28 Black Friday opener.

he six southwest lakes scheduled to receive fish before the opener are:

Battleground Lake and Klineline Pond in Clark County

Kress Lake in Cowlitz County

Rowland Lake in Klickitat County

Fort Borst Park Pond and South Lewis County Park Pond in Lewis County


The lakes in Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis and Klickitat counties will be closed to fishing Nov. 24-27, when they will be stocked with hefty trout from the Mossyrock and Goldendale fish hatcheries.

“These are nice fish,” said Donley. “And, the department is offering a terrific excuse to skip crowded malls, and enjoy a fun day out on the water with family and friends.”

Also stocked in time for Black Friday is Leland Lake in Jefferson County.

For up-to-date stocking information this fall, anglers should follow the department on Twitter or Facebook, accessible from http://wdfw.wa.gov , or see the department's weekly catchable trout stocking report at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/weekly/ .

Anglers must have a current Washington freshwater fishing license valid through March 31, 2015, to participate in these events.

Licenses can be purchased online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov ; by telephone at 1-866-246-9453; or at hundreds of license vendors across the state. For details on license vendor locations, visit the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/ .

Noel Johnson - Woodland, WA 98674
Noel@lewisriver.com
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Chock full of Silvers - 5:08 p.m. 11/3/2014
That sounds like a very good three days Noel. Thanks for the report.

Matt - La Center, WA

NF Lewis - Chock full of Silvers - 9:53 a.m. 11/2/2014
Three days in a row...my buddy and I limited on 6 bright Silvers each...filled our freezers! With the higher water, we fished from the bank down from the Happa boat ramp...floated eggs, close to shore. We also fished Johnson Creek.
Go get 'em...they'll be there for the next couple weeks at least...

Noel Peterson - Woodland, WA

High water. Be very careful - 4:15 a.m. 11/2/2014
Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 11,300 11-02-2014 03:00 PST

Noel Johnson - Woodland, WA 98674
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Spring Lake and Blue Lake season extension - 4:16 p.m. 10/21/2014
Spring Lake and Blue Lake season extension

Action: Extend the fishing season on Spring Lake and Blue Lake, within the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Wooten Wildlife Area in Columbia County.

Effective date: Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014

Species affected: Rainbow Trout

Location: Spring Lake and Blue Lake, WDFW Wooten Wildlife Area, Columbia County

Reason for action: This fishing rule change will provide additional recreational opportunity for hunters and others who would like to fish these lakes in late fall when visiting the Wooten Wildlife Area. These lakes are managed with hatchery trout. There are sufficient trout available within these lakes for harvest after Oct. 31.

Other information: Fishing from a floating device is prohibited. Trout: No minimum size. Daily limit 5. Up to 2 over 13" may be retained. Other game fish: Statewide min. size / daily limit.

Anglers are reminded to refer to the 2014 / 2015 Fishing in Washington sport fishing rules pamphlet for other regulations, including safety closures, etc.

Information contact: John Whalen, Region 1, (509) 892-7861.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

Noel Johnson - Woodland, WA 98674
Noel@lewisriver.com
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Nisqually River reopens to retention - 10:48 a.m. 10/15/2014
Nisqually River reopens to retention
of hatchery chinook salmon

Action: Retention of hatchery chinook salmon is permitted. Salmon fishing is open at the mouth of Kalama and Clear creeks.

Effective dates: Oct. 15, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2015.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Downstream of Military Tank Crossing Bridge and at the mouth of Kalama and Clear Creeks.

Reasons for action: Egg-take goals have been met at the Nisqually River fall chinook hatcheries. In order to meet conservation goals, anglers are required to release wild chinook and wild steelhead.

Other information: Regulations on the Nisqually River now allow for the retention of hatchery chinook salmon as described by the sportfishing rules pamphlet. Effective immediately through Oct. 31: Up to 3 adults may be retained of which only 2 may be any combination of coho and chum. Nov. 1-Jan. 31: Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release wild chinook salmon.

Information Contact: James P. Losee (360) 902-2741, james.losee@dfw.wa.gov .


Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

Noel Johnson - Woodland, WA 98674
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

WDFW to release torrent of trout; - 11:30 a.m. 10/10/2014
WDFW to release torrent of trout;
nearly four times more fish stocked this fall

OLYMPIA – With some 340,000 trout scheduled for stocking in western Washington lakes, area anglers should have an excellent chance at phenomenal fishing this fall and through the holiday season.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will stock 47 western Washington lakes with catchable-size trout. That includes 19 lakes where the catch limit will be increased to 10 trout beginning Oct. 18.

“Our fish stocking plans entail releasing nearly four times more fish than were released last fall in western Washington,” said Chris Donley, WDFW’s inland fish program manager. “Fishing at dozens of lakes throughout the region should be great over the next few months.”

Lakes stocked as of Oct. 1 include Island, Lost, Nahwatzel, and Spencer Lake in Mason County, Kitsap Lake in Kitsap County, Rattlesnake Lake in King County, and Gibbs, Leland and Teal Lakes in Jefferson County. Additional stocking efforts will focus on different regions and counties in western Washington and will continue through October and November.

A list of lakes to be stocked, those lakes offering the bonus bag limit, and the department's recently updated stocking plan is available for viewing at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/fall-into-fishing/ .

WDFW has a higher number of fish to stock into lakes this fall because of a legal settlement last spring that prevented releasing early winter hatchery steelhead into most Puget Sound rivers in 2014.

More than 300,000 of those steelhead, an ocean going form of rainbow trout, will instead be released into western Washington lakes in the coming weeks.

“We realized these fish presented a unique opportunity for Washington’s anglers,” said Donley. The department held the steelhead over the summer and reared them to “catchable trout size” to be released into lakes in the Puget Sound area for harvest this fall.

Donley said he expects angling to be great throughout the fall and winter months at all of these lakes. “Most of the trout are 11 to 13 inches long, with a few larger ones in the mix,” he said.

The fall fish plants are in response to anglers’ requests to increase fall and winter trout fishing opportunities in western Washington, said Donley. That effort also includes stocking lakes in southwest Washington for the Nov. 28 Black Friday opener, which offers anglers the opportunity to skip the shopping malls, get outside, and enjoy fishing on the day after Thanksgiving.

For those fishing closer to the Puget Sound area, thousands of trout are available in lakes that can be pursued throughout fall and winter, said Donley. “We encourage anglers young and old, inexperienced or well-seasoned, to get out and take advantage of these great fisheries,” he added.

For up-to-date stocking information this fall, anglers should follow the department on Twitter or Facebook, accessible from http://wdfw.wa.gov , or see the department's weekly catchable trout stocking report at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/weekly/ .

Anglers must have a current Washington freshwater fishing license valid through March 31, 2015, to participate in these events.

Licenses can be purchased online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov ; by telephone at 1-866-246-9453; or at hundreds of license vendors across the state. For details on license vendor locations, visit the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/ .

Noel Johnson - Woodland, WA
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

Weekender Report click on web site - 5:58 p.m. 8/29/2014
http://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/

Noel Johnson - Woodland, WA
Noel@lewisriver.com
http://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/

Buoy 10 is HOT! - 6:18 a.m. 8/2/2014
About 1.5 million Chinook and 600,000 coho salmon are expected to swim up the Columbia this year. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Chris Kern said it could be the biggest run since the Bonneville Dam went online in 1937.

Noel Johnson - Woodland, WA
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

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