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Name: ilikefish Date: September 15, 2016 Rating:
 
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Hit the river after dropping the kids at school. On the water about 830. Walked from the water treatment plant down to the gate hole and then fished back up. The river was silty and low. Lots of coho jumping and of course I caught one, about 3 lbs. Released safely. Didn't see or hear of any kings caught.

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Name: fishtolivelivetofish Date: September 13, 2016 Rating:
 
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beautiful day on the carbon, fishing rollling and jumping everywhere ,saw a few caught on eggs looked around 10-15 lbs ,i was throwing eggs under the bobber but no takes for myself , but there in there, gave it a three cause all the other freindly people out on the riverhaving a good time

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Name: fajitamondays Date: September 10, 2016 Rating:
 
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I had high hopes of waking up at the crack of dawn and driving down to Orting for the opener, but that did not happen. Instead, I arrived for the early evening bite, but it was a day of fishing, and not a day of catching.

Regardless, it was glorious to be able to wet a line in a river given the dismal river salmon opportunities we've been given this fall. Saw a fish roll every now and then (they seemed on the smaller side), but they were not in the mood to bite. I was tossing size 4 and size 5 spinners in everything from copper, to black, to pink, to purple. Counted about 10 other folks out today (which is about 9-10 more than I am used to seeing out on the Carbon), but didn't see anyone with a fish. Seems like some rain would be great, but with only 14 more days to enjoy this short salmon season, who knows.

Water was chalky green, and the river was basically as I remember leaving it last fall. Overall, nice to be back out.

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Name: the piranha Date: December 15, 2015 Rating:
 
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Same old thing, one more silver and my personal best dollie that was just under 4#. River is looking good now. I would like to catch a steelhead in there some day though. Jigs as usual.
I haven't seen any one else fishing, they are probably fishing better rivers

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Name: fajitamondays Date: December 06, 2015 Rating:
 
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With mostly dry weather, the sun making an appearance, and the Hawks game keeping people inside, I decided to head out to one of my favorite places to enjoy some quiet and scenic fishing. With the salmon season over, I figured I would cast out some steelhead gear, even though it might be more like trying to catch a unicorn out here. The water was mostly green/starting to take on some color, and running rather fast.

Wow! The reports of the river having shifted around after the last downpour are certainly true. As this is my first season fishing the Carbon, I reckon this is pretty normal for this river? I had to re-hike my usual stretch to find new holes. Good thing I brought my waders today. The spots I like to fish used to be pretty doable without waders, but it's much less so now. It feels like a bigger river after the last shift.

On a first cast into a new hole, I managed to get one decent sized fish (unidentified) to follow my drift setup to the surface and quickly whip back down into the depths. No bites today.

It should be interesting to see what happens to the river after the downpours this week.

Sightings today along the river:
* A couple of eagles
* Lots of teens coming down to the river along the trail to smoke things their parents would not approve of

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Name: the piranha Date: November 26, 2015 Rating:
 
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Report is for thanksgiving morning. I went to the Puyallup first right at first light. The water looked good, but no one was catching any. It was 26 degrees when I was there. I didn't have much time so I left and went to the carbon. I fished below the treatment plant in a couple new holes that formed from the high water. In the second hole I hooked and landed one fish. And was done at 840. I caught it twitching jigs.

On Tuesday the 24th, I walked up to the hatchery to see if there were any good holes from the high water. The only good hole is right were the trail hits the bank. I caught one coho about 3 lbs up there. Down farther, I caught 2 more coho about 3 and 5 # also. All fish were caught twitching. I did fish bobber and jig but no bites. If all pics post there will be a pic of a cutthroat from a couple weeks ago. Sorry for late post. I think the carbon is closed now but the Puyallup is still open for coho. Catch and release on carbon.

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Name: the piranha Date: November 06, 2015 Rating:
 
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The water looked good enough to fish so I walked across the street. The color is good, about 3 ft, but the water is still at least 6 inches high, maybe a foot for me. As usual the river changed around after the high water. If you go to the river, you will have to be open minded about finding new spots to fish. I saw one old chum and one old coho on the shore. Lots of sand and silt floating by also. Fished jigs for about an hour or so.

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Name: losaturn Date: October 24, 2015 Rating:
 
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I was in the area again, so I decided to try my luck. Seen a few others out there on the river, one guy I talked to had a couple darker fish on a stringer. I fished eggs in the same spot as yesterday evening, it was considerably slower. I only managed to go 2/2 in a couple hours.

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Name: losaturn Date: October 23, 2015 Rating:
 
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I went and fished a stretch of river that I use fish a lot when I lived in the area. It has changed quite a bit, but was still holding some fish. I started off float fishing for a little bit and drifting a dicknite. Tried that for an hour, before I switched over to drifting eggs. Seems like the ticket because I went 5/7. Turned back a colored up buck and bonked 3 adults and a jack. They were pretty bright so I'm guessing they just hauled tail up through the Puyallup.

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Name: Mikeyo1989 Date: October 20, 2015 Rating:
 
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I got there around 9 fished till 2:30 went 2 for 4. Gonna head back tomorrow with eggs! I used Corky and yarn.

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