• What/where can I fish right now?

  • A place for readers to talk about river fishing in Washington.
A place for readers to talk about river fishing in Washington.
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 #233424  by DV_XJ
 Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:28 pm
I've been stationed out of state for 6 years but I've recently moved back and want to go fishing in the next few weeks. I live in Spanaway in pierce county and would like to fish in the county but i wouldn't be opposed to going somewhere else if i needed too. So where can I fish and what can i fish for? Thank you in advance!
 #233587  by AJFishdude
 Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:43 am
Well, given where you are located, you could always consider taking trout gear (spinning or fly) out to the salt and looking for sea run Cutthroat. The Skookumchuck should be getting going for Steelhead right about now also.
 #233591  by DavidA
 Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:16 am
You could also go trout fishing in a number of nearby lakes, BUT, a license is required, separate ones are needed for fresh and saltwater, and they expire the end of March. If you don't have one, you might wish to hold off until April 1 or pick fresh or salt to limit your costs.
 #233596  by Amx
 Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:44 pm
Or get a 1 day or 3 day license.
 #234498  by upperleft
 Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:48 pm
The skookumchuck is as dead as my great grandma and there is absolutely not enough steelhead to go out there. Been out on the river floating beads, jigs and throwing spoons/spinners.. Havjt had any action and have been talking with the locals. Everyone and their brother fishes the chuck that lives around there and nothing is being caught. Heard the run came early and many people missed it.. If you're looking for some winter steel before they are all gone, try the Olympic Panisula although it's such a far drive... anyways guys.. best of luck!!
Tight lines!