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Fished on the highway 14 side of the Washougal river by the pump house. Only saw about 10 different people from 3:00pm til 6:30pm. Threw spinners for a while off the stone areas by the bridge(metallic blue, chartreuse & green). Only had one bump. :shrug: Switched to my Amerman cured eggs around 5:00 in some shallower waters over by the pump house. Got one good hit but that was it. The fish were jumping here and there pretty often. All tules from what I could catch quick glances of. There was one person that got a big hit - the fish peeled line for what seemed 10 seconds then *nothing*. Fish was off the line. DOH! Few other people had bumps but that was it. Pretty quiet.

There was one guy when I fist got there that looked to be snaggin and stopped about 10 minutes after I got there and a few others showed up that were fishing properly. There may be hope for some of those snaggers yet.


Was good to get the line wet. :grin:

StinkyH

[ 10-14-2003, 11:50 AM: Message edited by: StinkyH ]
 

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Originally posted by rob allen:
remember the Washougal is closed to chinook fishing as of Oct 1...
<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">Doh - didn't realize that.
Time to take a closer look at the WDFW Regulations guide regarding places I get my line wet.

Thanks for the reality check, Rob. :smile: I'm still a bit of a greenhorn.

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look for Coho when(if) we get some serious rain.. try spinners and eggs and turn in people only using a corkie they are snagging..
 

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Rob,

Isn't the Hwy 14 area actually the Washougal Slough vs. the Washougal River?

The river mouth is a couple hundred yards away.

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brian I need to check but i believe that from the pumphouse across to the upstream bridge is considred in the regs to be the Washougal.. below the pumphouse it might fall under different regs..
 

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From the East end of the bridge draw a straight line to the West end of the pump house and thats the line everything East of that is the Washougal everything West is the columbia.
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Originally posted by dawhunt:
From the East end of the bridge draw a straight line to the West end of the pump house and thats the line everything East of that is the Washougal everything West is the columbia.
Bob
<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">Like this?



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[ 10-14-2003, 11:53 AM: Message edited by: StinkyH ]
 

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I fished that area on Monday. Saw fish rolling.

I did notice a new sign that the WDFW posted about 100 yards into the Camas slough. It is a warning that if you fish in the slough you need a WA. fishing license. (the sign was posted about 1 mile below or west of where that blue line is in the photo.)

I guess the battle continues as to whether the slough is part of the Columbia or Wa is claiming it as WA water.

So if you do not have a WA license you should resolve this before fishing there.

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WRO

I have never in 25 years of fishing the Washougal seen a salmon caught on just a corkie that wasn't snagged in that river! I don't know what happens on other coho runs but on the Washougal you see two kinds of people fishing corkies.

1 snaggers 2 people who don't know how to fish for salmon.
I never said that coho wouldn't hit them I said the people using them on the Washougal are using them to snag.. it's the people not the lure.. I personally have never used corkies for coho and never would..
 

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Rob,
just because your using a corkie, doesn't mean your snagging, I have caught quite a few coho on just an orange corkie... yes hooke inside the mouth. Now if its tied behind the hook thats a different story
 

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ROB,I have caught coho with a corkie and egg and just with a plain orange corkie,I wasn't snagging !!, I have caught steelhead useing a corkie or a corkie and egg and I wasn't snagging YOU can't say everybody who uses a corkie is a snagger !!
I don't know who or what made you the expert on snagging fish ??.I've also fished the Washougal for well over 25 years and know lots of people who fish with nothing but corkies or corkies and eggs.I think it depends on how long the leader is before you say that someone who uses corkies is a snagger !!,I think your WAY out of line calling everyone who uses a corkie a snagger !!,WAY OUT OF LINE.
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Funny story that is somewhat related to this thread.

I was bobber fishing one day this year in an experimental spot and down comes a green corki just slowly passing by. that green corki was sucked down and spit out at least 6 times by small smolt etc.. as it floated by.

I almost always use eggs/bait etc - but it is possible (and after seeing that) beleive that they will snap at small color etc.... I mean what do you think a streamer fly is doing when a fish takes it?
 

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Fished the Camas Slough yesterday and caught a hatchery Coho. As I was filling out my Washington Tag, I noticed there was no location code number for "Camas Slough". What am I supposed to put in the location box? Columbia River or Washougal River. I don't feel that it is Washougal River water and if it's Columbia River(which I think it is), then an Oregon license should be legal. What gives Washington? :hoboy: :hoboy:
 

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Originally posted by NorthriverS:
Fished the Camas Slough yesterday and caught a hatchery Coho. As I was filling out my Washington Tag, I noticed there was no location code number for "Camas Slough". What am I supposed to put in the location box? Columbia River or Washougal River. I don't feel that it is Washougal River water and if it's Columbia River(which I think it is), then an Oregon license should be legal. What gives Washington? :hoboy: :hoboy:
<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">Good sized silver? :shrug:

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Cool arial photo.....I fished...right...there.. on Tuesday and got one serious take down on a bobber and eggs...floating below the HWY 14 bridge. I was talking to my daughter when I look up and my bobber was gone...where did it go..I asked Shelby...AAAHHHHH she says....and I find my bobber re-surfacing...and the vast majority of the eggs were gone....DANG. Only serious take down and I was chatting. That's alright..had fun with my daughter. Next time I guess. There are so many fish jumping in that area..
 
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