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Duwamish River Report
King County, WA

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09/30/2020
Coho Salmon
Noon
09/30/2020
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Be very very careful at Cecil Moses Park. I got stuck in extremely deep, strong mud multiple times and seriously damaged my reel. On the marginal way side, I couldn't find safe access to the bank. Opposite the bridge the only access is to walk down the gravel road, right past the tents with two homeless folks, and then only walk along the riverside bank where the sand is hard. Id really like to get into river fishing salmon, but I'm not sure if I'll had back to Cecil Moses. If it wasn't for an incredibly kind gentleman who gave me a spinner, and helped me get my cooler back, I would have lost my sneakers, and every bit of freshwater gear I own save my rod and reel


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Speedbird 48
9/30/2020 8:22:19 PM
Saw no fish caught, but saw a Sea Lion catch several
BentRod
10/1/2020 11:10:13 AM
Much of the Duamish is like that. Takes some time and energy to learn where to go and where not to go. Tide timing plays a critical role in this. There are many places around CM park that do not require walking in the mud. Keep trying and do some exploring at low tide. You'll find many access points. Some you need waders and others you don't.
Speedbird 48
10/1/2020 1:44:52 PM
I saw some guys on the CM side of the river standing on what looked like very solid ground, but I just couldn't find the trail they used to access it. Next time I am also gonna leave the cooler behind because it is just too much work to lug around. Any tips on figuring out what the quicksandy mud is before I step in it?
BentRod
10/1/2020 5:55:32 PM
Unfotunately, if it looks like mud, it probably is, but even the sand can be deceptive. There are some areas I fish that have ground water trickling in from the bank. You can't tell to look at it, but you'll from solid footing to soft mud/sand really fast. Definitely leave the cooler behind. Too much bulk. Look for rocky embankments or clear well used trails where others have identified the solid footing. You can easily fish around the foot bridge on the rocks safely and at low tide you can cross out to the big rock outcropping below the bridge there. OR drive upriver and look for other spots. Plenty between there and 405.
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