Local rivers: Few reports this past week from the Wallace and Skykomish. Waiting for a good bump in the water to make a real clear assessment. A few winters have been caught at these locations, but not the typical December hatchery run.
Edmonds has been good for the night bite the last 3 weeks. Reports have said that the hour before high tide through hour after. Downtown piers have been very good even through the daylight hours. This requires fishing a deeper slower presentation. Area 11 has reports of limits at Ruston Waterway and Pt Defiance.
Have had decent reports of smallmouth has been pretty good on the large local lakes. Of course, fishing deep again is the key. Football heads and drop shotting seem to be the methods of choice.
Seems a little early, but good reports from Coronet Bay have come in. Gamakatsu #5 sabiki rigs are the top choice of the smelt fisherman as of late.
Lake Washington and Sammamish have been consistently been kicking out larger fish for those willing to put in the time and effort. Trolling needlefish, wiggle hoochies, wedding rings, and firecracker herring have been the go to. The occasional 3-4 lb. rainbow has come to those out there, as well. For those in search of keeping some kids busy, try the north end of Lake Washington for perch. After locating the school, try Swedish pimples tipped with a worm, but a lil perch meat on the end of the lure is the key for fast action.
Don`t forget about these good eaters, too. Received a few good reports of winter kokanee fishing on Lake Stevens.