12/24/2012 - Jeff Scott - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the 24th near Kapowsin. Lots of dead chum a few rolling in the river, but most are past anything I'd consider smoking.
12/21/2012 - Roe - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished 2 hours this morning, nothing nada. Tried glow Corkies, floating glow jigs, shrimp.
12/14/2012 - ChumSlayer72 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Run is about over. Seen two fish taken home in the past two days down at Clarks. Indians aren't getting much either. Time to hit the green
12/9/2012 - ChumSlayer72 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
This is a report from this morning and yesterdays. Yesterday I fished at the mouth of Clarks Creek after being directed their from someone at Sportsmans. I was there 5am-noon & caught a nice chum about 14 lbs but way too dark for my liking so I kicked her back. A few other people landed fish too. This morning, there was more people and even less fish. Caught one decently bright hen today and kept her, but got bored quick and left around 10. Anyone know of some better spots on the Puyallup or is the run tapering off?
12/8/2012 - Jimno93560 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished Clark Creek area from 6AM to 9AM. Tide was incoming with a flow of 5300. Everything should have been good for fish but I only seen 6 caught with a dozen fishermen. I tried red and then green coorkies. I even tried glow corkies before light. Water was pretty stained. Still a good day fishing with some good fellow fishermen.
12/5/2012 - BradS. - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went 1/2 fishing close to the shore near Momma Stortinis. Another big bright buck for the smoker
12/5/2012 - JasonReeder - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Didn't see any fish this evening after the nets came out. They must've cleaned her out
11/29/2012 - Andy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went today after work at mouth of Clark's creek, threw a green spinner. Crapy weather when I got down but I landed a few nice chum. A few guys by me where hitting with green with silver spot corks. Anything green was hitting today hopefully when river lowers more fish will be caught but there's a ton of chum just gotta be in the right place at right time.
11/26/2012 - WetWaders - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
report for the other day. Went with a few buddies before the nets got in. drifted corkies for 15 minutes and felt nothing, flow to fast. switched to bobber and squid jig with cured prawn tipped with prawn scent(smelly jelly. HOT HOT HOT for an hour. should of limited but went 2/15.
10/25/2012 - BradSeverson - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Caught & released several Chum this AM near Sumner & got me a 7# B run silver(using vibrax) to take home! Was there about & hour and a half, & boy did I luck out. Fishing as close to shore as possible, in and out before the Indians came up.
11/25/2012 - Kenny - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Yes water is high but what we do is go over the 66th Ave bridge. Park on Levee and walk across the bridge. You can either fish under the bridge or go on the other side of the mouth of Clarks Creek. You can fish the bank there and don't need waders and pitch out anything green. Most of the fish we caught you can see the fish chasing our corkies. Every fish we caught we thought they were silvers they are so big and bright right now. Good luck everyone hope to be there today before they start netting.
11/23/2012 - Roe - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Not much toady at the PUKE. Went to clarks, not much, a few fish caught. Then down to soccer fields, no action. maybe next week they will be in thick.
11/22/2012 - Canuck - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puke this afternoon down by the mouth of Clark's creek. Chum r in was hooking them all afternoon. Was there 2hrs and landed 6 and lost about the same. Kept on chrome chum for the smoker. It was a beast too pushing 18lbs I have never seen chum that big in the puke before. Crazy. Tight lines and good luck.
11/15/2012 - Dar - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
stopped by clarks creek. Several fisherman but only heard of a few fish caught right at daybreak. Was told the nets go in again Sunday until Wednesday.
11/14/2012 - AddictedAngler - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished this AM thinking fish would be in the system since the nets came out, nope. 7 lines in the water from legal start till 9 & not a single fish on. guess ill just go to minter
11/11/2012 - proud vet - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished mouth of clarks creek. At least 2 baker dozen were caught before the nets came. Tons of long line releases. Anything green and pretty long leader was getting all of the bites. I talked to a Puyallup Tribal fisherman and he said there are literally thousands of chum making their yearly trek upriver.
11/11/2012 - AddictedAngler - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
A few fish rolling, but out of the 9 guys standing there with me this AM only one had a hookup and it was fouled. Nets are in & rain is coming, give it 3 weeks it will be HOT HOT
11/10/2012 - Salmonmaniac - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Clark's creek bridge is not hot. Saw 5 landed among 20-30 people fishing this morning. Minter is picking up. One of my friends landed some bright chums at 5th street and behind Freddie's. they are not in fully yet. About another 7-10 days.
11/9/2012 - River Rat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
11/9/12 not 10/9/12 as below--Fish are in. Stopped by bridge at Clarks Creek. Saw several fish caught in the 15 minutes I was there.
11/1/2012 - Moss - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
They are chum that's about the right time for chum and b run silvers for the puke.
10/30/2012 - Jill - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
First time salmon fishing. Set up by the nice guys at Auburn Sports. Okuma rod and reel. A few green corky and green yarn. I was told to use cannonballs half oz use a 8 ft leader. I fished at mouth of Clarks creek and took home a pair of silvers. But when I got home they took on a purplish stripe. Never seen salmon look like this. Meat was pink. I was only one fishing. A good day.
10/28/2012 - joshhl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the lower today river really high but still was able to get one smokable silver and my dad hooked in to a fish
10/26/2012 - Johnny - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The river has not looked any better water and visibility is good. Fished for about three hours down on the lower river. It is dead and apparently over for fish. Chum should be there in a month or so. Might try it earlier in the week plus twelve tides might bring a B run in.
10/25/2012 - STSKiller - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished entire lower system NO FISH
10/19/2012 - Dana - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished for an hour around the stuck mouth. Caught one and so did another guy. Bright fish. It's not over yet
10/20/2012 - flossin tom - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
the b run is over the puke is dead time to wait for the pinks next year
10/19/2012 - Stagecoach - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the upper Puyallup past 2 days. Wife hooked into 1 each day but lost them. Saw some roll but appears to be dead. Is there such thing as a "B" run?
10/13/2012 - Boderline Obession - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
haven't been out there in a few weeks... i have a feeling the run is over this year. might get a few more coming up to spawn after the rain. but it looks like it's getting close to the winter steelhead run. time to start hitting the green and the cowlitz. all your gonna catch in the puyallup is beat up fish and the chum should be come soon too. not good eating. but they get pretty big and put up a hell of a fight. so that are at least fun to catch. the puyallup sucks for steel head. you are lucky if you can even catch one out of that river. seen a 12-14 inch dolly varden caught in the puyallup. it's the first legal size one i have ever seen other then a few 6 inches i use to catch near Michelle falls. they are beautiful fish. don't put up much of a fight though.
goodluck to all my fellow fishermen... keep those lines tight!
10/10/2012 - Drama Queen - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Safeway hole on the Puke twice today, morning and evening bite. Saw one silver role, other than that the river was dead, even the Indians nets were bone dry. Gearin up for the rain in the next few.
10/10/2012 - saalmon slaayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Dead slow ddidnt even see one roll this morning
10/6/2012 - Flossin crew - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went out in the canarie erea sat 2-7 we were 4 deep an only got 3 fish it defenatly slowing down but still some fish there keep some tite lines brawders
9/7/2012 - mike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished under 512 last night for about a hour seen one guy with one small one. And I walked out with a nice 7lb sliver fish are in guys they are just slow comin up. And that's real talk!!
10/6/2012 - SteveTheHammer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Pew at Riverside park this morning. Two other angles out there for 2 hours. No fish. Tried yarn and corkies, spinners, and jigs.
10/3/2012 - Anthony - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind Safeway for two hours saw one fish roll more snags then bites..also fished from 12-3 by o Reilly's fire center still nothing..think the fish are held up in the bay and if we don't get some rain they may die there..
10/1/2012 - Sergiy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
slow fishing saw nets sitting in the river near the mouth of the puyallup
10/1/2012 - Johnny - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fish are in and so are the indians. They are picking up what is in the river which is not much. Fished this weekend had only one hookup. Definitely need a weather change. Excellent in the bay they are waiting for it tooo
9/30/2012 - JJEddy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup between the 162 bridge and 65th Ave Bridge and only saw one jump, no luck.
9/28/2012 - jason k - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
i dont get what everyone is saying how its so dead! me and my brother both walkd away 3/8 4/8 behind safeway seen TONS of hookups between 12-2 after that it was kind of slow. saw one HUGE king had to be 30lbs... goodluck boys keep them lines tight!
9/28/2012 - fox - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the kmart hole for two hours from sunrise, saw no fish caught. reports from the sound indicate fish are holding in the salt, we need rain.
9/28/2012 - Hookline & Sinker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the ole' Poop behind Cannery. 1/1 on a small silver. River is low and slow, slow, slow. No other hook ups by nobody. Floss em' if ya got em!
9/27/2012 - Squeaky reel - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
What a waste of time. The run is officially over.
9/26/2012 - waldo - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Was at the Puyallup yesterday behind Fred Meyer didn't see a thing is anyone else catchin anything at the puyallup
9/24/2012 - Raymond - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished well down below Old Cannery. 4 hours, 12 fisherpersons...o fish...
9/23/2012 - fox - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished fred meyer hole from 0800 to 1000 , caught one 8 pound buck, was very slow, indians racing upriver @ 10am.
9/23/2012 - flossin tom - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went this morning 530-10am hooked a 5# hen by mamas very slow and small schools. just need to put your time in
9/23/2012 - John Q - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Skunked for the first time since mid august. Rivers dead, run is over till late Oct don't waste your time
9/23/2012 - Injun51 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fishin soccer field hole since 6 am. Sooo slow. Saw 1 roll, that's it so far. nobody's had a hook up, anywhere. Still workin on it though. 10.7'high tide at 120 this afternoon. There's still hope.
9/21/2012 - Jacob - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished 5th street bride above the rapids and caught a bright hen in the evening. Didn't see anything else caught.. Tight lines boys
9/22/2012 - robert - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Behind Fredmeyer, a lot of fish rolling and seen a dozen hook-ups. Behind skating rink plenty of action aswell, there in their boys.
9/22/2012 - flosin tom - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished by mamas from 530-10am only caught 1 6-7# hen only saw about 3-4 fish caught still slow. i dont think rain will help. the tide was way up with rain during the night. we will see
9/22/2012 - vincent - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the lower part, west of Frank Albert rd and nothing. 8-11 am today. I caught one about 3 weeks ago. I didn't see any fish surfacing. I read about the rain will bring them. I hope their still feeding in the ocean getting fatter.
9/22/2012 - fishko - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Soccer field very very slow, hope rain will help. Its raining now @ 11am. Will try later lol
9/21/2012 - flossin tom - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
landed a 5# hen by mamas fished from 530-730pm very slow only saw 3 other fish caught
9/21/2012 - ray - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
my girlfriend and i went out on the puyallup river about around about 630am and we notice people leaveing the area with out any fish so we tried and left around 3.30 p with out one bite so i dont know whats going on ....so cn some one tell me what colors to use and yarn and hooks plese
9/21/2012 - randal g - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went down AGAIN early morning bye the park under the bridge up from fredmeyer seen a few gotten but nothing major still very slow
9/19/2012 - Tom - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the waters behind safeway went 0 for 2 but a couple people on each side of me caught 2 each, they are there just have to keep the lines in the water.
9/19/2012 - randal gustin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
very slow everywhere i was at 3 dif spots today and all i saw was 2 fish roll in front of me but no takers we need RAIN for thoes little bugger to come in...
9/19/2012 - Spencerj - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puy @ waste treatment plant today from 8-11 and nothing. Saw some fish rolling but no takers.
9/18/2012 - Brett - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Nets came out at noon.Went down behind kmart from 4-7:30 fishing was good around 5 for about 45 min give or take. Landed one 7lb Coho hen happy fishing !
9/16/2012 - Im That Guy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went 1-1 this morning landing a nice 10lb hen. Much slower than yesterday. The indians went past us around 9 with a boat full of nets. Most likely headin towards the 512 bridge to set them out. Everyone keeps talkin bout rain but there is no rain in the 10 day forecast.
**Also beware there were some vehicles broke into on Levee Rd yesterday**
9/15/2012 - David - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the puyallup showed up at 630 or so fishing was alot slower than yesterday more than likely because the low tide was 11 and high tide was 4 some thing.. but still walked away with one nice brite 5 lbs silver. Lot more jack ass on the river this moring but thrus and fri limited out in under 2 hours both days. Happy fishing.
9/12/2012 - Phillip - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hiked right by the recycling plant down to the river. Was there from 4pm - 6pm. Saw one nice looking silver jump. Got a few hits. No one in sight caught anything though.
9/12/2012 - Brett - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went behind kmart lastnight 4-7 pm landed one 4#er nice hen. Fishing seemed to be much better than the day before at the same time nets came out yesterday afternoon i guess thats why it picked back up. Good luck everyone.
9/11/2012 - AAA4LIFE - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to Safeway hole yesterday and this morning landed four all 5 lbs. Very hit and miss nets didn't help but still fish in there to be caught. Nothing big enough to really brag about but bright fish.
9/10/2012 - Boondog - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished off Martys yesterday. Netted a nice 5#'r for the guy next to me. I had 2 on briefly. Indians net come out Tuesday at noon, I'll be fishin hoping to land a couple and get my friend her 1st Salmon ever. Good luck all and please pack out your trash.
9/10/2012 - Im That Guy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Caught 2 this morning alot of other guys were catchin em also. Pretty good day of fishin considering the nets are in...
9/10/2012 - frisky Fisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Down here on the puyallup river along river road...its totally sucking seems not much is getting past the Indians nets I'd you are lucky to catch one they seen to be the small ones that slipped thru
9/8/2012 - Realistic Red - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
So far I will have to admit this year's fishing on the Carbon has been both slow and clean. Not as many fish as in the past but with cleaner river banks. Good job on guys cleaning up on garbage. Why do we have to get permit's now. Seems like every where you go we have to pay. What a joke!
9/10/2012 - flossin tom - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the picnic hole had two to the bank and snapped my line then bye bye fish. it was good for everyone else though.
9/9/2012 - Kevin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the puyallup at the county gate a mile from the Old cannary in sunmer. Walked the trail to the very end. I saw about 20-30 silvers caught and I caught 1 about 6 lb hen. Hooked into 2 more but they got off. I think the run is finally here guys. Pink corky and orange yarn is working really well.
9/8/2012 - raymond - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went 1/1 on silvers..saw quite a few fish caught on long leaders...most people new what they were doing, making it nice with all the people
9/8/2012 - Skinny - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Got two nice silvers (5lb and 8lb). The only two bits/hookups I had. It was dead other than that. Didn't see a single other fish hooked or caught.
9/8/2012 - Big - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
try spearfishing you'll have better luck. Dead at sewage plantsaw 10ooo0 fisherman no fish or .bitez.
9/7/2012 - Klamath - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the upper section below the Carbon 7-11. One jack silver, pretty slow, Need rain & cooler temps.
9/7/2012 - fish flop - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Saw a native king taken from the river, looked to be around 11lbs.
9/7/2012 - Snap - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Brought home a 11lb king and man, the attitudes the other fisherman gave me was awful.
9/7/2012 - flossin tom - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the fruit stand from 530-till dark saw fish being caught but i lost two going back to picnic sunday.
9/6/2012 - David - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup today after work showed up at 615 pm and left at 815 pm caught a 7 pound hen 45 min into it. And lost 2 after that. So all in all a great day went 1 for 3.
9/6/2012 - Spencerj - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished above the bridge @ 66th from 430-630 and no hookups out of 7 of us. Snapped my pos Berkley rod and ended my evening at Sportco...
9/6/2012 - Smoking aces - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished today. Really liking my new penn reel. Hooked up 4 times Should of hooked up more but the 2 oz weight wasn't working well.
9/6/2012 - Skunk again - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to river, 1st cast pole broke. Went to dicks to get new pole. 1hr later and $100 lighter went fishing.1pm-4pm. Lost 10 hooks, 0 bites, and a lot of sun. A day on the river catching nothing is always better than being at work.. Until next time
9/6/2012 - MJEN - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
PUYALLUP BELOW FRANK ALBERT ROAD. NO BITES SAW A COUPLE FISH JUMP AND A SEAL IN THE RIVER.11 TO 1.
9/6/2012 - Pistol Pete - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Got got a couple silvers one good size still haven't hooked into a king yet
9/6/2012 - flossin tom - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the fruit stand and landed a 7# jack. 5:30-8pm
9/5/2012 - Brett - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Kmart spot for the first time last night lots of people but im sure i saw 20+ fish leave the river within a couple hours. No such luck for me. I'll be back tonight to try the combat fishing again. Anyone reading this please try to play nice and cast in order. A couple guys doing whatever they want can really mess things up for everyone else. Thanks !
9/4/2012 - petfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit fruit stand hole at first light with a line of cooperative fisherman. Went 2 - 3 ; one small silver hen, one 10# king hen. Home by 8 AM - good morning for me! Black yarn, rocket red corkie - 1 oz weight and lots of casting!
9/4/2012 - jmil253 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished around 10-12am and landed a nice fresh 12lb buck king. They are in there, u gotta put in your time. Make sure you clean up after yourself as well, seeming the river is becoming a trash bin.good luck and try the lower section of river
9/2/2012 - David - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the panic hole behind k mart today ( sunday ). Fishin ok. Once the indians put their nets in and scared all the fish up river from the lower holes boy oh boy was that fun. Went 1 for 5.
9/3/2012 - flossin tom - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the picnic hole with about 100 other people lets just say it wasnt a fun day and not that many fish being caught. back at the fruit stand tomorrow finally. one more round of netting then its all ours. tight lines
9/3/2012 - happyhusband - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went with my10 year old daughter today to the sumner/orting hwy bridge. we got there about 7am, and saw LOTS of silvers surfacing. One came up literally 6 inches from me! they were moving upstream and active from abt 7:30 to 10:00, then it slowed down. Hooked into 3 lost em all, Daughter hooked 1 and lost him. We returned home via river road in Puyallup, and Indians are indeed netting. Saw 3 boats in the river. Oh and silly people fishing BELOW freeman rd. watch it guys, tickets aren't cheap! Headed up to the carbon tonight for a second shot. not sure how long nets stay in. Anyway, TIGHT LINES folks!
9/1/2012 - flossin ton - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the fruit stand only saw two fish caught from 6am to 9am my buddy had one on with a spoon then broke his leader but still very slow. indians are netting tomorrow so im heading to the picnic hole. tight lines
9/1/2012 - jimno93560 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished at 66 bridge from 1 to 3 pm. Saw two jumpers thats it. Water flow real slow. 3/8 sinker almost did not drift. I tried the hot colors in earlier reports to only find rock.Good luck folks, we need rain.
9/1/2012 - Samsta - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Saw quite a few pulled out this morning... To crowded with to many people w no manners... Took two smallish silvers home
8/31/2012 - Spencerj - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished above the CC bridge 5-7 pm and went 1/2. Saw 6 or 7 fish pulled out with around a dozen or so of us. Saw a 10# Nook taken and netted about an 8# fat silver for a kid. Hittin the water again this morning!
8/31/2012 - jeremie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
well i went out yesterday landed 4 lost a king then went out today and landed 3 and lost a big king to a drifting tree but all week has been great havent gone home without a fish yet
8/31/2012 - Kailuaboy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Plenty of fishermen only 2 fish at 5th st. Mine was 23" 4#
8/31/2012 - Kauaiboy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Still pretty down slow, fished behind Safeway and nada. Saw one guy walked out with a small silver but that's about it.
8/31/2012 - fishin James - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went behind k mart in the slaughter hole and saw quite a few pulled out. caught a 5 pounder my self. keep em tight boys
8/30/1931 - flossin tom - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished from 530-8pm last night and nothing again!! saw a king caught but no one else was catching anything whats the deal. we need a good rain but thats not going to happen. hopefully tomorrow morinng i get something
8/30/2012 - David - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup today from 545 to 730 or so and landed a beautiful silver 7 lbs but foul hooked it. Had many more hook ups but all got away left empty handed.
8/30/2012 - clockwork - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Caught a native king.. 10 pounds.. caught a seagul some how.. didn't even see it. Casted and didn't see my weight hit the water, looked up and I saw the bird lol. Was pretty slow today, had a silver on my stringer went to leave and my stringer and fish was gone.. nice
8/30/2012 - Pistol Pete - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Caught limit in hour and half decent silvers still no kings
8/29/2012 - flossin tom - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went down after work for couple hours saw about 3 jump but no one was cathcing anything.
8/29/2012 - Patrick - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Soccer fields, dawn to 9am. Went 2 for 3, ended up with 2 smallish silvers. Became ridiculously crowded about 8am, but my little group was surprisingly well behaved.
Game warden was up top on River Road checking fish and punch cards on the way out.
8/28/2012 - Rich - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went 2 for 4 today on silvers. One 4# and the other 7#. I have yet to see a jack come out of the river. They are smaller but so far all over 20"
8/28/2012 - jeremie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the river yesterday and hooked ten landed three seen lots lots of jacks and only one over 10lbs we need a good rain for all the big ones to start stacking up
8/28/2012 - Raymond - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
took home, you guessed it, a jack coho for the dinner plate. lot's of small fish, saw one king take a guy into the rapids and break off. was below old cannery using bright colors... more action today then i have seen previously. i unfortunately lost several fish that were for sure bigger than jacks
8/27/2012 - rob - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
the silvers on the puy, have allways been runts. but not like this. last night, the largest i saw taken was maybe 4 lbs. the rest, looked like jacks. but all three were hens. lmao. and under 20". punch em as jacks. very small fish.
8/27/2012 - Jeff - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished off river road, pulled a nice jack silver out was there 4:30-6:30, saw one other silver, and a king caught between 3:30 and 4:00, all in the PM
8/27/2012 - Justin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished by the 162 Bridge yesterday from 1730-2000. Got 1 bump, watched the ripples on top from him go all the way up the river right after he did, big fish.
Was using red yard, green bead, and orange spin n glow.
8/27/2012 - yup it'sme - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup by the soccer fields and it seemed everybody had a silver jack on a stringer around their waist like they were their pets. Lots of fish, just small. I laughed when I got one on, they're all such small fish. I was kind of bummed, but I hooked into four, but I was horsing them and lost each one. no big deal, there's still plenty of fish coming into the river. Hopefully, the big nooks will start showing up soon.
8/27/2012 - that guy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puke across from Linden, 6-8pm. Saw a few small ones caught there and one upriver. Also saw half a dozen roll or jump. One tugged on my black corky/red yarn (herring/anise) but shook it off. River level looked low, maybe the big boys are waiting for the rain to bring the scent of home? Good luck, have fun!
8/27/2012 - big willy stylr - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went today at 11-2, nothing. saw 3 silvers caught but other than that there is not much going on. I dont get it, i thought the kings came in first then the silvers???
8/26/2012 - Big Red - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the crowd across the river for K-mart. Saturday went 1-1 and took home a nice coho jack. 1-2 on sunday, took home an adult coho. Lost a big fish early in the day...bastard snapped my leader and threw my weight back at me with such force it left a bruise on my shoulder....fish are hitting all colors, saw 30+ fish come out each day. gotta be patient an work for it though.
8/27/2012 - SABJ - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Saw multiple fished caught today from 830-930 across the river from Kmart. No luck for me, leg felt wet found a hole in the waders :-/
8/26/2012 - jeremie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished by freeman road and i got two nice jack silvers and seen abut 6 other jacks and one big silver it was a good day evan that the natives were netting going out agian in the morning to get more fish. bright colors shrimp sent
8/26/2012 - Dre - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished up river from 6-9 am and saw three silvers landed. pack your patience. Not a lot of fish
8/26/2012 - flossin tom - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
indians netting makes it for a slow day no fish caught that i could see. mouth was closed till tomorrow so i will be back in the r@r hole
8/25/2012 - baitcaster - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Behind skating rink From 7-10am nothing
8/24/2012 - David - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the 5th street bridge. seen one king caught and one silver on but got away. Seen tons start rolling about 745 they started to move and be more active.
8/24/2012 - Mikeyo - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the soccer fields and went 2 for 2. Pink and Red good color with eggs!
8/24/2012 - Long Leader - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Gave it a shot this morning from 6-9. Saw 4 jump but hooked zero. These fish don't like to floss.
8/23/2012 - Fox - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind Kmart this AM, Saw a few jump, witnessed several catches downriver in the crowd. No luck for me. They are in there!
8/23/2012 - mike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished under 512 bridge the rock! Seen about 6 jump. Hooked none.
8/22/2012 - Jeff - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished off river road, 0 for 1, another went 0 for 1, another 1 for 1, another 1 for 2 ... 2 nice silvers little smaller but the big ones should be coming through
8/23/2012 - Jason - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished 5th St bridge yesterday, lost 1 5-8 lb silver, and say on 10-15 lb king landed. Today nothin... saw once small silver lost. Goning back this afternoon and try again.
8/22/2012 - Trevor - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished mouth of the carbon today and nothing. How long do we have left to wait. Sounds like river road is the way to go. They are just not running up yet.
8/22/2012 - fisherman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished lower puyallup for 3 hours had some bites but did not get anything i saw 4 caught and 4 jump so the coming in good luck guys!!!
8/21/2012 - Brett - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished just up river from Freddys for about 4 hours from 3:30-7:30 between 12-20 people saw one silver Jack landed thats all ... seems to be picking up a bit finally.
8/21/2012 - Grizz253 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished across from Kmart. Guy next to be caught a 10pound king, I caught my 2 silvers, seen about 5 silvers caught, best time is hide tide..
8/21/2012 - Fo - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the cannery for three hours, about 20 people fishing up and down the river, heard one fish was caught early AM. I saw no fish caught or surface.
8:20:12 AM - Ian - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished up river from Freeman road yesterday. The was probably 15 guys. Out of the 3 hours I was there I saw one guy bring in a King. He weighed it and said it was just over 15lbs. Nice fish. Good luck peeps.
8/20/2012 - Justin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went fishing above the 162 bridge in Sumner. (The beach with all the garbage on it) Nothing. Not even a bite, bump, roll. Whatever. Zero.
Give it another week.
8/20/2012 - Rudy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished past the cannery again for 2 hours. No bites and didn't see anyone else even have one on. About 12 down there with no luck.
8/20/2012 - vincent - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup just east of Frank Albert Rd and nothing. From 2-7pm today and nothing.I did see a fish jump. A very small fish. I have been fishing 2 to 3 times a week since the opening of the season but doesnt seem like the salmon have arrived yet. No bites, didnt see anyone catch anything, kinda seems like im fishing where theres no fish. I tried using short leader, long leader, the basic colors of cheater/corkies , yarn, and beads and still nothing. Hopefully the fish will start coming up river soon.
8/20/2012 - dave - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the soccer field had a couple of strikes,my fishing buddy landed a decent silver around 09:00 they are in there, be patient and keep on fishin!!!
8/20/2012 - Boondog - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puy a total of approximately 20hrs in the last week.....nothin! Had a few strikes, my buddy had one on for a milisecond. Saw 2 small ones caught by 2 different guys 30ft above me. Lookin forward to the kings and silvers coming in!
8/20/2012 - Long Leader - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hooked into a decent size king got it to my feet and snap went the leader. Last years line is no good. lol
The fish are in there but not too many of them. I'll be down at the puyallup again tonight.
8/20/2012 - flossin tom - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished over the weekend by the the r&r nothing all weekend. come one silvers and kings
8/20/2012 - Fox - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished mama stortinis at the confluence for three hours this morning, no fish seen or caught. More people fishing , but no one catching.
8/20/2012 - samuel - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished 2 hours no fish.
8/19/2012 - Ronaldo - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Pinks are in!! I got my first one across from Kmart, fish on!
8/19/2012 - puke - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Looks like the jacks are in.. seen a few caught no kings yet
8/19/2012 - GK - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
on the puke for a good hour or so. Watched a guy rip on his rod like he had a fish only to see it was a snag. Pretty funny, can't say how many times I've done the same thing. Tight lines!
8/19/2012 - weasel - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind freddys for three hours seen two roll didnt catch a thing but my brother in law waldo landed a big sucker fish he was very excited hope to see salmon soon
8/18/2012 - Johnny G - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puyallup went 0 for 1 hooked a nice size King he surfaced and ended up losing him. I seen one small silver landed but that was it. Red &B Black setups working the best over the last few days.
8/17/2012 - flossin tom - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went down by r&r bar and didnt catch a thing thought i had a couple stricks but i doubt it hopefully it rains tomorrow might get some to come up if that happens.
8/16/2012 - Brett - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the lower puyallup yesterday evening. Still nothing although we did see a couple roll and an otter or seal or something just up river from 2 bears smoke shop. Hopefully it will get better next week cross your fingers
8/16/2012 - TheKing - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puy today for 6 hrs no bumps. Saw a couple roll up in the slower current but nothin hittin. Waters still pretty high and there is a lot of sediment in the river keepin it murky. Hopin it picks up in the last week of August it's still pretty early so no need to panic.
Tight lines Tips up
8/15/2012 - King_slayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
spent all morning and part of the afternoon down at the puyallup. still no signs of fish. The water is still kinda hgih and very very murky. i didn't see one fish jump. and still no otters chaseing the fish up river yet. probably gonna be another week or 2 at least. it seems to hit it's peak when the fair starts. but is was nice and peaceful down there today.
8/15/2012 - Joe - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the puy at about 8:30 and nothing. Water is muddy. Nothing happening at the puy boys.
8/15/2012 - kingman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went out last night for a few hours didnt see any roll but about an hour in one guy got a small jack silver and thats all river still slow so just got to wait till they start holding up rather than just shooting up the river and not stoping but they are in there just got to be right time and right cast.
8/14/2012 - Methos - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I was on the Nisqually Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at Riverbend Campground. Saw zip until Monday Am about 10:30 at the boat launch. I saw several rolling. Of course, it was at that time I had to pack up and leave :( It was encouraging though. ...also... the Indians had three lines of nets out down by the train tressel.
8/14/2012 - KingKiller - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Scoped out a couple holes early this morning to see if anything is happening, one guy said he saw one roll and had a bump, but it's still pretty dead there. People saying the river hasnt been this bad in years, this is still really early in the season guys, I don't expect to see a decent number until the last week of the month or so personally.
8/13/2012 - OldTimer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the Puyallup today, no fish. Hasn't been this terrible in years... Water conditions might help.
8/12/2012 - Love-Fishing - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to Puyallup river yesterday between 7-8p.m nothing at all. :-(
8/12/2012 - KingKiller - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the puyallup early AM, 6ish till around 10:30, not a bump... Went to the nisqually, same story, though I blame the nets...
Then decided to head back to the puyallup around 5:30-6:00 and landed one king 15ish lbs on chartreuse corky with blood red yarn, native though.... You know how that goes... Tight lines guys
8/11/2012 - trent - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished today behind safeway and by freeman road for about 3 hours each. Nothing at all didn't even see one jump. Good luck boys.
8/11/2012 - King - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fishing right now nothing,nothing!!! Started fishing at 5am, saw one fish jumped, hopefully next week will be better.
8/10/2012 - fisherman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished 5 hours saw one caught 4 hooked on.
8/10/2012 - lucky - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the nisqually today seen one jack jump but no fish yet..nobody else seeing or catching either..we'll find out after the nets go in sunday..
8/9/2012 - trent - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished today by safeway at 9 am for 3 hours nothing at all just lost some yarn n a corkie. Lame
8/10/2012 - GameRiver - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
By the sewer treatment plant. Lot of kings hang out there.
8/9/2012 - chris - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Whent to voids creek hatchery there were 15 to 20 kings holding in the back of the hatchery right at the inlet so there r fish just gotta get some visability in the water keep at it there there! Try tunna wraped pluggs
8/10/2012 - slabseeker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished under the 5th street Bridge for about two and half hours. Seen, heard, felt......nothing! maybe a few more days and they will be in there. Tight lines!
8/10/2012 - hiddenghost - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Checked out voights creek today
8/9/2012 - fisher2013 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup today for a about an hour. River is high and murky. Just lost gear and saw nothin.
8/9/2012 - Snappet - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puy in several of my unknown spots, caught none, seen none roll (just bcuz the river is murky) but I know they're in there. Fished a whole day yesterday and saw some jumpers but no takers. No need for rain bcuz some of my secret spots are higher than normal so yeah be careful
8/9/2012 - fisherman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished 6 hours nothing for me but heard a silver was caught and saw a king pulled out but it was wild sucked it looked like a 10 lb so there is fish in the river!
8/9/2012 - Loren Petersen - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I fished the puke for about two hours the smorning and nothing. Water is high and murky. I didnt see any roll and noone else that I saw had anything on either. I think I'm going to try down the river off levee later on tonight. Good luck everybody fishing is slow still.
8/8/2012 - Ganzerschmidtt - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puke nasty today, dead as ever... Water is 0 vis and moving fast. Anyone catching fish is a liar or very lucky.
8/8/2012 - fisherman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished from 6:30 to about 12:30 right when i got there 15 cast fish on!!! fought it 2mins pulled it out a nice fresh silver 4 lb
8/8/2012 - St Croix boix - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puy for hour 1/2 early this morn. 6 guys there . No action.
8/7/2012 - fox - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puke at the confluence for three hours - no fish seen or hooked. Used corkies and yarn+scent. NADA. River is high, dark and dirty.
8/7/2012 - Sharphook - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went afterwork started fishing about 3:30, about 20 minthought I had snaged on someoldfishing line, reeled in and 15 ft from me jumps about a 15lb king, takes me for alittle ride and 3 mins into the play decided to tighten the drag, takeover. Seen nobody else hookup.
8/7/2012 - Eric - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished mommas. Two hours. nottta. Saw one one black taken. Keeper.
8/6/2012 - Moss - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went behind Safeway with 2 friend no hook ups for me, but one friend got hit twice got them close and they were gone. No fish on my caught card yet.
8/6/2012 - David - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished by 5th street bridge for 3 hours nothing
8/6/2012 - jmil253 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind fred meyers next to 4 others n no bumps bites or action at all. Lost 5 leaders n called it a day. I love tossin the line like the next guy, but I don't enjoy tossin away money to rivergods lol. I think its too hot n still early. O yeah, n murky as hell
8/6/2012 - fisherman24 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished for 5 hours hooked one on but ripped my line and saw two surface and thats it.
8/6/2012 - Jim powell - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished by 5th street bridge had 2 strikes but nohookups saw vert few fish today
8/6/2012 - Boyd - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished in orting down 115th the past two days in the evening. Both days there were a handful of people fishing but no bites at all
8/6/2012 - trent - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished down by freeman nothing at all super dead were r all the fish ?
8/6/2012 - Rudy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished down from the cannery for 2 hours. Half a dozen other lines in the water and no bites or fish hooked.
8/5/2012 - Moss - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hooked 1 behind safeway in the first hour, nothing after that. I was the only one to get a hook up.
8/5/2012 - larry - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished six hours behind Safeway yesterday. No action for anyone. Going to hit it up this evening.
8/4/2012 - troy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Pretty dead at 5th but school came thru and got a nice king hooked 4 more long release fish rolling everywhere. Seen mexicans on levy get 3.
8/4/2012 - Fishwsprer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Just left the puke. (1230)Fished for two hours. No fish seen, hooked, felt. Nothin!!
8/4/2012 - dick marco - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puke from 11:30 to 3:00 hooked my first @11:45 and it was seal bitten pretty bad so i released it. about12:15 i landed a brite 18lb king and kept this puppy.at about 12:30 i landed another seal bitten tradgedy possibly the same one and released it.nothing else untill about 2:45 when i landed a 32lb chromer,man what a work out! punched out for the day but i'll be back!
8/3/2012 - Loren Petersen - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I fished behind safeway and trailed up all the way to mamma's. I didnt see any role and caught nothing. I know there in there. Happy angling guys thanks for the reports.
8/3/2012 - jim_jones - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup today by Mama's... nothing... real dead... 3 guys... no hook ups... soon they should be in...
8/3/2012 - 10/90 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
3 hour this mornin, saw few roll, hooked 2 kings. overall the river still slow.
8/3/2012 - jimmy wilson - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Landed first king today straight down by the auto sale place by freeman road it was hatchery and weighed 26 pounds and 5 ounces it was a good day
8/3/2012 - fisherman24 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
didnt catch anything was there for 2 hours and nothing going to try on monday. good luck.
8/3/2012 - Chinooker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished of of 512 bridge behind Safeway, 3 hours nothing yet saw a giant beaver though
8/3/2012 - DH - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
3 hours, 10 lines, no feesh.
8/2/2012 - fisher2013 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup this afternoon. Saw nothin roll or hookup. Not many fish in yet.
8/2/2012 - Derek - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished 3 hours this morning, past Old Cannery. Nothing. But saw several surface. No one else seemed to be getting anything, either.
8/2/2012 - Sam - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished Momma's 2 hours this morning, caught nothing just like everybody else, saw one surface though.
8/1/2012 - Brian - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
checked out behind safe way today, about 25 others were doin the same. after 2 and half hours out there with no action and seeing no one else getting lucky, I went back to my car. Right before I left one guy walked out with a King.
8/1/2012 - Moss - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished mommas sand bar hooked and lost one near the shore. Was their for about 5 hours nothing after that.
8/1/2012 - Fisher2222 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
nothing at the 5th street bridge are'nt
in yet no pinks this year just kings and silvers
8/1/2012 - Dan maduro - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the puke o dark thirty down as close to freeman rd as possible.All morning people came and left, then 10;30 fish on a native jack king..Ran home and mmmmmm fresh fish on the bbq.back again tomorrow,back about 10..lol....keep em tight boys
8/1/2012 - Rudy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished down past the cannery at "the hole". About a dozen lines in the water not a one even hooked a fish.
8/1/2012 - Jeff Jarrett double J - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hooked a few nice kings , when I was ready to release 1 a chineyman asked if he can have it I said yes sir , then I had to go to work in puyalluP
8/1/2012 - fishinfoll - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
spent most of the day at the old cannery. nothing.next time
12/30/2011 - Jared. R - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the downer puyallup in the middle where white river and puyallup mix saw some guys catching 7-12 pound steelhead with spoons and spiners as for me i had no luck cause the river was so highh but soooo..... spoons and spiners are the way to go i guess for me i was using orange and pink corkys.
12/29/2011 - J alan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Looks like the ol' puke is done for the year, waters won't really be fishable till after she closes. Went down this AM for a few hours at the usual hotspot and water was up to almost 18 feet very swift and muddy. Didnt see any fish either, and I usually slay em there. See you guys next year
12/27/2011 - M Kersey - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished upper Puyallup. today with my son. from 1:00pm to4:30pm. cought lots of dollys a few nice cuts and my son cought one wild steelhead about8 to 10LBS.what a grate day. indians will be in the river intell 6:00am thusday the 29th too bad!!!
12/27/2011 - jeff scott - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
A game warden told me that the indians were done for the year last wednesday......Well today I went to the lower river and in two hours the indians moved me out of the river six times!
12/24/2011 - fisher2011 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down to puyallup by clarks creek and caught a couple nice searun cutties on eggs. Snagged a dark chum too. Released everything. Nice winter day to go down to the river
12/17/2011 - the plunker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down to clarks creek for a few hrs and cought t chum didt keep but there are fish there goin agin soon
12/10/2011 - fisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the 66th street bridge and there was a few people down there and they were getting fish and I got two nice hens and help land a big buck good fishing
12/8/2011 - RiverSteve - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
had a few zombies on flossing wasnt working my i should start leaning to the hotdog under bobber trick
12/5/2011 - jeremie - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went out to the soccer fields did get anything seen one jump then went under the 66th street bridge and nothing but the Indians were getting fish right in front of me with there beta but there was not that many buy ill try again in the morning
12/4/2011 - RIVERSEDGE - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
DAD AND I hit the puke this morn at 730 down by soccer fields dad went 1-5 i went 2-8 left at 1130 when Indians started coming by in boats scared all the fish we would have hooked more but did'nt locate where they where till the last hour, all in all great morn fishing with dad.
12/4/2011 - rob - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the 5th st hole yesterday. water was low and clear. not one fish in sight! i was hoping to come up on some chum. every year, i look for em, and cant find em. they must scoot up in schools fast;
12/3/2011 - jeremie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went out this morning at sunrise only seen three other people on the river. I was at fredys under the bridge at my honey hole and was there for three hours and didnt catch anything not a hit and did not see any role or any landed but ill just try again Monday
12/1/2011 - Big fisher22 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The report is a little late but last weekend fished the puyallup at the 115 hole water was a little high and pretty fast but there were steelheads jumping and I left with 2 chum not to birght but still fun
11/27/2011 - dano maduro - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
lower puke full of chum and indians netting in full force.Water level was little high and fast.
11/27/2011 - 253caster - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The bite was on at the lower puyallup this morning at sunrise. Hooked 4 chum landed 2, all very big fish. Saw someone get a nice silver too
11/19/2011 - slicrdenme - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
caught healthy coho after three hours of watching them roll on other side , kept throwing same pink/black/white combo corkie with red yarn , finally hit 12lb atleast giv a good tug but i brought her home shortly after 3pm got pic figuring how 2 post
11/20/2011 - Jim G - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
At Sumner Sportsman's Club on 96th from 2 - 4 today, one take on a pink/white jig under a float. Nice chromer, maybe 5-6lbs, got a couple good looks at it jumping before it threw my hook. Other than that, nothing.
11/17/2011 - Mark Scott - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down to puyallup to fish for steelhead didnt see any but thought i saw a huge school of big salmon not sure what they where by the time i got my buzzbomb off and put sandshrimp on they where gone.
11/12/2011 - the plunker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went plunkin in the lower puyallup yesterday got one in and saw the guy on the other side of the river catch a nice chum. gona try agin tomorrw
11/7/2011 - C-Money - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to upper Puyallup on Wednesday and Thursday (11/03 & 11/04). Little slow. I personally didn't catch anything but out of the two hours I spent each day I saw one silver caught both days. They were still chrome. Seems as though eggs were the trick since that was what they were using. Might make a trip back this week with some eggs
11/5/2011 - RIVERSEDGE - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
dead notta nathan castin practice water in excellent shape just no fish guess i'll do the green in morn dad was there today & killed some bright chums wont say where cause it is'nt a well know spot and people are slobs well most anyway till next time fish on
11/3/2011 - 253 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Silvers are scarce, rumors of few chum showing up downriver.
11/1/2011 - pole dancer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to 115st last night water was to high to get a good drift gona try tomorrow
10/31/2011 - C-money - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the upper Puyallup, then the forks, and then to the Carbon from 11:30am til 6:30pm. Nothing. River is dead.. been there several times a week for the last few weeks with no luck. Wait for the chum
10/31/2011 - dano maduro - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Cold n wet 2 hrs nodda at soccer feilds,new reel works nice,but just gonna follow the indians for chums in couple weeks.indian hotline #845 7747
10:30:11 AM - brett - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went down to behind the freddys and a bit up river from there saw one jump all night .... think its the last fish in the river . heading to the upper puke now 6.30 am
10/28/2011 - chin - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I fish down by shucks tor 3 hrs this morning cought 2 nice fresh silvers about 16" 8 pound very nice good luck green yarn black corky
10/27/2011 - mastrofpupits - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished 5th street bridge all the way up to waist water treatment plant, didnt see one fish i hope this isn't it.
10/27/2011 - ozzie king slayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Out at the bridge caught a couple nice silvers was there for 4 hours they are here will be at it again tomorrow green corky black yarn Yea Buddy
10/26/2011 - ChuckU - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind Kmart & 226th St Bridge using spinners & corkie/yarn with no bites. River level is running high with about 2 feet visibility. Didn't see any fish out there.
10/25/2011 - Dan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Just got back from 5th st bridge and all I can say is BRRRRRRR!!!! Cold and windy with no bites. I tried a spinner, corkie and yarn, even tried a float with salmon eggs to with no luck. Called it a day after my toes went numb. Im not going back until there are solid reports of multiple silvers being caught...only because Ive gone 3 weeks now and only caught 2 pinks by hook in mouth and that is only taking 3 days off to NOT fish...a little frustrating to say the least. I guess I started river fishing a little late in the season but I still love being on the river. Cheers fellas.
10/24/2011 - Brett - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Well i decided to go and fish anyways despite the high river ... no luck up past freddys today but i did hear hopes of the river dropping out and greening up tuesday morning so we may go back out tomorrow. I am starting to think this B run is a BS run lol havent caught anything in 2+ weeks
10/23/2011 - Brett - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished just up from Freddy's. River was higher than I've seen it this year. No way we were gonna catch anything but we tried anyways.I wanted to head down today but im not sure if the river has dropped at all.. anyone going by the river wanna let me know and save me some gas money lol.
10/22/2011 - Bootstrap Ron - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Bootstrap here with another fine day on the puyallup in the rain. Caught me a nice silver and lost another one before the river got too high. Pink vibrax #4 Bootstrap Out
10/22/2011 - mecatchfish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished lower puke hour and a half, still no sign of silvers but water level is rising quick.
10/21/2011 - Dan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup yesterday for a couple of hours, couple strikes and one fish on and then off. Lost 4 complete rig set ups and went to the Carbon with no luck there either.
10/21/2011 - Degoody - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup over behind K-mart for three hours and a big fat nothing. Saw a few zombie pinks, not much more.
10/21/2011 - clark - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the green river off highway 18 and the pumkin patch last night and had some decent fishing. I caught a hand full of pinks and had a silver on but lost it when it neared shore. The guys above me pulled out some nice silvers. All in all it was another day of good fishin.
10/20/2011 - Michael - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Like the other guys said there are no bites on the Puyallup as of 30 minutes ago.
10/20/2011 - Sledder - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
If the fish are running, corky and yarn are a good combo. The fish aren't even biting when they are coming up. Everyone knows we are out there legally flossin fish. They lip the line, you set the hook. Spoons are generally going to attract a fish to smack your lure. It has nothing to do with the drift. Fast water, slow water. whatever works.
10/20/2011 - ChuckU - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished at lower puke for two hours using various spoons and corky/yarn. Nothing but leafs.
10/20/2011 - newbie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
catching fish has nothing to do with yarn or corky color/size, its all in the drift (duh), i heard eggs and spinners are pretty good
10/20/2011 - fishspear - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
chicken eggs works great for silvers in puyallup river. I've been puyallup big silver left and rite at bank hole. Tight line, you will catch big fish.
10/20/2011 - Hooknoze - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Anybody throwing spoons or eggs in the Puyallup? Heard mixed reports about some ho's being caught but does not seem to be very many people targeting them. I assume the corky and yarn set up is a no go this late.
10/19/2011 - mecatchfish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Been out there several times to the lower puke this week for 2 hours or so each time and got nothin but leafs.. Same with everyone else I saw down there. Tried every color
10/18/2011 - Love Bone - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Lower Puke starting to produce some Coherts by the big ol blue glass building. Hooked 2 bright ones but only landed 1. sea lice still on board! Happy hookers.
10/18/2011 - SpencerJ - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puy next to the waste water treatment plant below the Sumner bridg from 2-5pm today and didn't feel a single take. Water has perfect visibility, used corkies, yarn, small spoons, no joy. Only saw 2 zombie pinks in the river.
11/17/2011 - Irishkingfish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Me and me Irish twin brother took a gander to the puyllup.Not even a takedown between the two of us.Ran into a couple nice blokes said the greens been a bit more productive.Tight lines and let the silvers rain.
10/17/2011 - jpjp - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
HIT the lower Puyallup today. Landed 4 cohorts and 1 pink salmon in just 3 hours. They are there. Don't know why everyone keeps saying there's nothing in there and how slow it is. Green is hot too. Lots of silver in lower river with a million pinks in the mid and some black kings up above. Just watch for game warden. Be honest and fish legal.
10/15/2011 - dano maduro - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fish few and far between.Caught a soft 5 pounder down by 5th st bridge on #5 vibrax spinner.Swear their spawning out there.Gonna bake it to firm it up.lol
10/14/2011 - Ganjafisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the fork today and it's still pretty slow, saw a guy land one and that was it. I talked to some other guys down there they said the A run of silvers hasn't even came up yet.
10/9/2011 - Humble Pie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
NOTHING! unless a second run of Silvers run up the river I think no more.
10/9/2011 - chfris - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup down from mcmillin grange 4 hours only one hit, friday fished off 96th THE BIG ZERO.
Had a great year fishing hate it see it go.
(used several different corky combo's)
10/8/2011 - 206caster - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the upper puyallup yesterday for five hours with little results. Very slow. Three hits all day. Landed two pinks and lost another. My buddy walked up and right away he has a sliver on. Got it all the way to the bank but lost it as soon as it hits the rocks. haha. Sorry JB but you can't just walk up and land a sliver when no one else is catching crap. No fish the rest of the day.
10/5/2011 - ekc - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished upriver at gravel bar area at the end of 115th/116th St. Got an 8lb silver using an aerofly w/a pink pearl corky and white feathers. Had several more hits, but no more takers. Lots of fish rising...both pinks and silvers.
10/6/2011 - dano maduro - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
early at soccer feilds o dark thirty first 12# hen then next cast landes a 9# buck,B run silvers coming up boys.call the indian hotline they start netting silvers on 12th mmmm ish hurry water is clearing like nov
10/5/2011 - Neliejr - Puyallup River, Pierce County, wa
Fished the 116th St hole for about and hour and a half today, saw one pink landed by the guy downstream from me but it was foul hooked and he released it. Decided to hit the Safeway hole and saw a guy with 3 to 4 lb Coho and I missed one. The wagon burners got the river pretty well covered down Levy Rd with their nets so I'm fairly certain that's why it's so slow.
10/3/2011 - mark scott - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I fished Sunday and for me it was pretty darn good, i caught two humpies a little dark but still good my girlfriend was very happy to finally have fresh salmon for dinner.
10/2/2011 - StPete - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
3 hours on the Puyallup at Military. Water levels kept dropping in front of our eyes and there was no bite whatsover. 20 lines - 1 fish (pink).
10/1/2011 - fish-f-er - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
So many fish not even funny silvers glore
10/1/2011 - StPete - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Landed a beautiful 10lb silver hen. The hook was on the bottom between the jaw and gill. Had to turn her loose. That was painful.
10/1/2011 - ttran - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Pulled one pink today, one silver yesterday. I saw four nice silver caught today. Really slow.
10:01:11 AM - chopper - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to my spot on the puke. fished for 3hrs caught a 35lb king and 3 humpies, my paqrtner caught 2 realy bright pinks
9/30/2011 - IN THE MOUTH - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
FISHED THE PUKE NOTHING BUT ZOMBIES...
9/30/2011 - dano maduro - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the soccer feilds today. nodda 3 hrs only one on the river for a moment it felt like somthin ,ya it was a one eyed pink headed down.I hear the mouth of the tootle/cowlitz will be hott .Adam will be there too
9/29/2011 - Done for the year - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Well, after 2 months of fishing the Puyallup and filling my catch record with some really nice fish, I am done with the Puke for the year. Was down there this morning and fish were few and far between. Yes some are picking up silvers, but I am headed to the Cowlitz....See u next year everybody.
9/25/2011 - 206Caster - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Late report but here it is:
Fished the upper Puyallup sat and sun. Still a bunch of pinks in the river but action was on and off throughout the day. Only saw one sliver pulled out on both days.
9/26/2011 - bjamin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
More fishing moving down the river than up. Lots of debris in the water. Fished 4pm -6:30pm. Nadda.
9/25/2011 - chopper - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puke last two days caught 2 jacks 2 lg humpies 1 silver and 1 20lbs king on the first day.. caught 2 silver and 2 large humpies on the second day.
9/25/2011 - StPete - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished for 2 hours with nothing while everyone else was pulling pinks all around. Then pulled two excellent silvers back to back (buck and hen) in 15 minutes. Fished from about 3:00 to 5:30. Wiest landing above rapids.
9/24/2011 - Ignorant fisherman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down to the carbon puyallup seam at sunrise and hooked a ton of fish. Saw two silvers pulled in about five hours, lost a king in the rapids after about a 7 minute battle, and landed at least ten pinks; one 5.5 pounder that was super bright.
9/23/2009 - BoonDog - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Green this AM, foul hooked & landed 3 humpies w/huge humps. Decided to fish the Puyallup. Got to the Puyallup @ 1:30 to fish the incoming tide. Lots of dying Pinks floatin by. Using a rainbow corkie & red yarn, I hooked & landed 2 nice little 4lb Coho. Guy next to me landed a healthy lookin Pink. It seems the Pinks are pretty much done, at least in the lower Puyallup.
9/21/2011 - Silver Slayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished blow the Old Cannery the last 3 days..wasn't catching as many Pinks as usual, but more Coho. Brought Coho home all days and today caught a 5 # hen and a 9 # buck. Was using peach corkies so thats what I stuck with...their in there. Good luck
9/21/2011 - Newbie13 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down to the Puke behind K-mart after work yesterday. Fished for a few hours. C&Rd a dead one with my hands, but that was the extent of my haul. Not many fish landed, but out of the 6 or so that were caught, about half were silvers. Looks like the lower Puke is all fished out.
9/20/2011 - StPete - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit Weiss landing near Military after work. 1 1/2 hours caught two Pinks. Combat got a bit aggressive by the rapids for a while. Still no silvers or kings out of 50+ fish landed.
9/20/2011 - yup it's me - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I saw more silvers and kings come out of the puyallup than pinks. I was there for a couple hours and took home a nice bright silver for momma.
9/19/2011 - Kali - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down to the puke with my buddy's.... I got a 16 pound king.. and one of my buddy got alver very nice crome 12 pound silver....tight lines
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/20/2011.
9/19/2011 - Sporksamich - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
My nephew introduced me to fishing the Puyallup, and in the last two weekends, took home 9 pinks and one silver.
Between the three of us yesterday, we each caught a silver and two pinks. Plenty of silvers in the water.
Had to get out of the way of a boat bringing their net down through the line of about 25-30 sport fishers. Didn't make any of us happy considering the open water upstream from us where nobody was fishing.
9/18/2011 - St Pete - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup south of the Cannery.
Yesterday got limit in 3 hours. Saw one Silver pulled.
Today, pulled 2 chrome pinks and released 2 others in 1 1/2 hours. Combat fishing at its finest. The rain seems to be making them run.
9/18/2011 - dave - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
the rain kept a lot of people away today, i left at 8:00 with 2 nice bright pinks 1/4 mile up river from the 66th ave e bridge , good fishing to you all
9/16/2011 - Kevin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Limited with 4 pinks in about 2 hrs from 10:00-12:00. Looked a little slower as I didnt see alot of fish caught around me. Had a big fish on but never saw him break water. Will fish again Sunday AM.
9/16/2011 - madmike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Took a couple of friends to the river today. They're both new to fishing. It was a good day for teaching. Not many people on the river at my usual spot. After trying to explain to them what a fish feels like, after they learned how to properly set the hook, after they snagged a few rocks, they both finally landed one! It was kind of slow for us but we walked out with 2 Pinks. The guy next to us limited out in about an hour. The fish are still there if you put in your time...
9/16/2011 - Johnhicks2 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished from 4:45 pm to 7 pm.. Caught 2 pinks, had several on. My brother maxed out and my other brother landed one. Pinks are still in thick!
9/16/2011 - jw4x4 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Stopped by our hole on the Puyallup today. A guy I have been fishing next to the past few weeks landed a 10lb. silver then backed it up with a 15lber (yes he put it on the scale). Seen some silvers being caught, also some pinks of course. Silvers are stacked at the mouth, "com'on rain"!
9/16/2011 - postman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Slow today also. Not very many fish showing at all. Less than a half a fish per rod.
9/15/2011 - Red Caddy Fisherman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Today was vary slow seen 1 silver pulled out Pinks are not running like the used to gonna try tommarro hopefully better then today came at 7am left at 12 pm with 2 humpies
9/3/2011 - travis - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished for a few hours in my favorite. Spot about 5pm I finally made it threw all the pinks and banked a nice 25 pound king and 9 pound silver turned in to a great day of fishing
9/15/2011 - PinkChaser - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Look Like the runs has ended. In the river again from 4PM to 6:15PM. Saw two people get down stream hooked the fish, but lost them. That's all, I will wait two more years for the pinks.
9/14/2011 - Brett - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished up river from Freddies got about a 4-5 lb silver and 3 hens. Lots of zombie fish floating down river and beaching themselves. Hoping for better fishing tonight! Lost my little fillet knife somewhere between the skate rink and the bank
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/15/2011.
9/14/2011 - indy136 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puke, water is mud so use a shorter leader, fish are closer to bottom water column, hooked at least 10 chrome pinks with lice, the run is still going. Remember they just pulled the nets and it will take a day or two for the river to stock up with fish again. Slayed a 12lb coho. I expect the pinks to last another solid week. IF they are still thick out in the salt they have not even begun to receed in the river. Fish on and feel the bite. 36" leader is all you need.
9/14/2011 - PinkChaser - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the river after work and fishing from 4:30PM to 7:42PM. Water is very muddddy and fishing is really slow, hooked 7, landed only three and they are small pinks, I have to let them go, I came home with empty hand. Will be out there again tomorrow. If it is slow, I think the runs has ended.
9/14/2011 - Joshua - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I fishing spots down here are really slow. I fished from 12 to 3 and only caught two pinks. Nisqually is the place to go. The kings are crazy up there. Almost everybody I saw had a King. I am going up there next time until is slows down up there. It the hot spot right now!
9/14/2011 - madmike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit my usual spot again today. Really slow. Not to many people, not a whole lot of fish either. Got there about 1:30, left at about 5:00, walked out with 2 Pinks. I'll try again on Friday.
9/13/2009 - salmon - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
2 KINGS. 2 HOURS, 1 BUCK 1 HEN, BOTH 17 LBS, (SMALL) BEHIND FRED MYERS @ MY SECRET SPOT (GUESS)hINT bIG TREE?
9/13/2011 - ChengPuYou - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Way slow behind K-Mart. Lots of people not so many fish. Landed 2 or 3 pinks in 2 hours. Alot of spanwed out pinks coming down river.
9/13/2011 - Makaula - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished fifth street. Slow day all around. Got on river about 9:00 left atin 12:30 hooked 2 hens and one silver buck.
9/13/2011 - rub rub - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Silvers Silvers Silvers!!! 5Th st bridge on other side is hot hot hot!! Filled 2 punch cards. butt load of pinks too.
9/12/2011 - madmike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to my usual spot today. River Road across from the Toyota dealership. Got there about 12:30. A little different than yesterday, 6th cast had my first fish. Lost 3 others within the next 45 minutes, (foul hooked), then landed my 2nd and 3rd. I was done fishing at 3:00 with a limit of Pinks. The guy next to me, (there weren't many), landed a nice 7-8lb Buck. One of the bigger ones I've seen this year. I need to bring a bag next time for all the trash...please, if you pack it in, pack it out.
9/12/2011 - smellyjelly - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
9 days of 80 + equals mud butt water. Got 3 pinks no silvers. Slow day on the lower river.
9/12/2011 - rob - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went down to the river, and fished for an hour. they must have oped mud mountain dam, as water was up, and murkier than usual. a saw only 5 fish hooked by about 12 anglers. most of the pinks were green. one bright. no silvers seen. funny, yesterday i went for a ride up to so prarie creek. and i saw NO FISH IN IT! so they are holing up somewhere. the hatchrery had only like 50 kings, 30 coho, and 80 pinks. weak!
9/11/2011 - pinkslayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
well with the reports of pinks slowing down. I went to my usual spot only to see 10 or 15 people spread out but three fish on the band. kind of happy not to be crowded for a small pink but hey gotta do what ya gotta do for eggs. took me 30 minutes landed 5 kept 4 hens and released one buck. too easy
9/11/2011 - rookie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Landed 4 kept 3 pinkies. Fished fr 300-700, no kings or coho for me...
9/11/2011 - madmike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Got to the river today at about 1:30. River Road across from the Toyota dealership. For the first hour, nothing. Not even a tap. But people were hooking up around me. Then my first fish, which promptly came unbuttoned. As for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. I thought it was going to be one of those days, Finally, around 3:00, landed my first fish. By 5:30 had my limit of Pinks. 3 Hens, 1 Buck. When I left at 6:00, there were WAY more people, but the river came alive. Everybody was hooking up. Hope this gives you an idea of when to go...
9/10/2011 - plm2fsh - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Best Day I ever had ,snagged my buddy twice in the leg cause he's standing to close my back casting zone spinning yarns on the beach Nice guy though he was teaching some beginners what its all about ,Caught 7-8 Bucks and just kept a limit of hens. All in all very good day
9/9/2011 - salmon 2 - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
2 Chrome Kings only 15 Lbs 30 minutes at my secret spot, no pinks, no silvers, going back tommorow
9/9/2011 - rookie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished fr 3-430 went 3-5 pinkies...I did see a guy hook a big king, but he thought he had snagged a tree, until it jumped and spit his hook at him...lol
9/9/2011 - madmike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Just got back from fishing the Puyallup. Fished my "secret" (lol) spot on River Road. 5 guys, 2 hours, not one hook-up. Fished from 10-12. Did see some people up river walking out with Pinks as we arrived.
9/8/2011 - PINKYWINKY - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I fished the soccer field and hooked into about 20 pinks and I took home 2 nice COHO! 5 and 10 pounder. I keept two other pinks as well.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/9/2011.
9/8/2011 - Madara - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
It was slow compared to the last two weeks. Not as many people down on the river. Might be over, or river is recovering from the netting??? Either way I will be down there tomorrow again. Good Luck.
9/7/2011 - Onlykeepingsilversorkings - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puy from 3-8p. Not usual from my hot spot. It was so slow!
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/9/2011.
9/8/2011 - catchem all - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the puke this morning for 3 hrs went 4 for 4 slowing down but nets came out last night should get better water real low
9/7/2011 - Wishin I was Fishin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
On the river behind Safeway from 12 to 6 and 3 guys pulled out 5 Pinks total. Bright fish but very slow day.....Nets? Shouldn't be but don't know. It sure would be nice if the Tribe would post the schedule on line. We will try it again in the morning then ????
9/7/2011 - fozzyt - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puyallup again from 1130-2pm. Pretty slow today. I heard that the nets were in again today, but I did not go down river to verify. From what I say I believe it. Did end up taking 1 small silver and a nice bright pink hen home. Tight lines.
9/7/2011 - FatHogs - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Slow on the river until after 8 am today. Only 10 fish caught from 6-8:30. Maybe the fish like the warmer air or the sun because it was dead early.
9/7/2011 - Liquid Liability - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished from 6-8 off Levee Road. Good amount of fish being caught. Went 3 for 4 on Pinks. Nice morning to be out on the river.
9/6/2011 - Kauaiian206 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The Puy was super slow today, one bite in 3hrs before I gave up.
9/6/2011 - stricks - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Nets were in today. Super slow!!!
9/6/2011 - irish kingman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Well back at it on the puyallup today. Slow at best. Had me fun with some pinkys is all.bright fish.no silvers today.good luck and tightlines to all.
9/6/2011 - rookie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Met a buddy at puy went 2-7 pinkies...no coho or king for me-
9/5/2011 - fozzyt - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puyallup River on the way home from work again today. Lost 1 King about 15 lbs or so after it jumped 2 times, and 1 fellow fisherman cast across my line.. Oh well. That is fishing... Did take home 4 nice bright pink hens. Eggs are curing at a buddies house... Tight lines..
9/6/2011 - br - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
was in search of the elusive Silver..but none for me and only 1 caught around me. Did keep 4 very bright Pink hens..you just have to pick and choose
9/5/2011 - fishr10 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Slow fishing, i didnt get anything and only a few people did.
9/5/2011 - chopper - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the puyallup again. river packed with newbies snagging everyone and boats running up river. fished for 2hrs and gave up on the rat race.
9/4/2011 - chopper - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the puyallup and limeted out in 1 hr
9/4/2011 - RIVERSEDGE - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
HIT THE PUKE WITH MY DAD & HIS FRIEND AT 530AM WE HAD A BLAST FISH ALMOST EVERY CAST I LOST A BIG KING,
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/5/2011.
9/4/2011 - russ - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fishing was hot today hooked so many just let them go after my 4. Saw a small King caught next to me and saw many peolpe with silvers in parking lot.
9/4/2011 - boon - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fishing was slow and steady....both my friends hooked on two silvers, i just had pinks. fishing would of been better if folks wasnt casting over my line on the other side of the bank.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/5/2011.
9/4/2011 - Joshua - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the puyallup river yesterday and today. I just got stationed here and yesterday was my first time salmon fishing. I caught 4 pinks! I had an awesome time. I went today and didn't catch anything. I kept getting snagged up, but it was still fun. As far as I can tell, the fishing is awesome though. I saw a bunch of guys bringing them in. They caught silvers and pinks! Good times!
9/2/2011 - justin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Killed it on the river yesterday. It took my son and I 3 hours to limit. Pink seemed to be working great.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/4/2011.
9/3/2011 - bob - Puyallup River, Pierce County, wa
FISHED THE PUY TODAY, CAUGHT ONE, HEARD ABOUT A BIG MAN WHO BEAT UP ANOTHER GUY ON THE OTHERSIDE OF THE RIVER OVER A PINKIE. MUST BE A POOR SPORTSMAN!!!
9/3/2011 - Kelly - Puyallup River, Pierce County, wa
Killed it on the poo for the third time fishing is hot.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/3/2011.
9/1/2011 - Ian Murray - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup behind the Fred Meyer for 2 hours 2-4PM. Saw only one fish landed the all up and down the river the whole time.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/3/2011.
9/2/2011 - Flyrod - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Spent about 2 hours on the river. Went 4 for 5. Had one foul through the belly, so that guy got turned back. About a million folks on the bar by the soccer field today, including a few dorks with zero idea about fishing etiquette.
9/2/2011 - Newbie13 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went after work for the 3rd straight day. Finally caught one. About a 5# silver. Thanks to the guy who helped me identify it and showed me how to bleed it out. There are some nice people down there. Tight lines.
9/1/2011 - Stryker47 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went after work the bite was slow I went 2 for 2 my buddy went 1 for 3 all pinks , alot of fish came in with the tide but they were running the top, no one there was doing real well just the occasional hit, must have been real good early on saw 5-6 people leaving with limits as we got there, tight lines
9/1/2011 - rob - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
lots of pinks. big males! kept 4 for the smoker. some silvers starting in. i havent seen any kings of late....but hundreds of pounds of pink entrails! lots of smoked fish now.
9/1/2011 - Pro - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished for a hour, went 4 for 6 got 1 silver 3 pinks. Every one got there limits.
8/31/2011 - BoonDawg - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup from 6:30 til 8:30 tonight near Soccer Fields and hooked 'em nearly every cast! Landed my 1st Coho (6#) this season, landed a big Pink Buck (7#). Brought home limits for 2 fishers. Used 9' leaders, #12 Purple/White Corkies and Red Yarn. The Puy is hot now and will be for next few weeks!
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/1/2011.
8/31/2011 - kingfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puke for 4 hours today with a buddy. I went 5 for 5. I kept three pinks and a small 7 pound coho.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/1/2011.
8/31/2011 - B-bobber - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
A lot of tags today. Hooked a king and felt the rush and ride. Wasnt able to land it, but overall a nice relaxing day. Many other people were just sweeping pinks out. Pinks are starting to morf more. Nice place to fish is behing safeway in Puyallup.
8/31/2011 - Hook-N-Ladder - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I hooked about 50 pinks this afternoon. The river produced several schools of Silvers but it should get better in the next two weeks.
8/31/2011 - GBenner67 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Puyallup...One 14lb Coho, One 8lb Coho, Both caught within Ten minutes of each other....pinks a given....
8/31/2011 - Ryan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Pink corky and pink yarn was definitely the winning combo today! Saw many pinks, a couple silvers and a 13 lb king as well by Fred Meyer.
8/30/2011 - Ron N. - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Finally... 2 Coho's behind Safeway. beautiful silver color. I cant wait to get some more... I lost a king yesterday it almost snap my fishing Rod as it bent all the way down to the handle.. Halogen Rod MH 8-20Lbs.
8/30/2011 - nomas - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went 3 for 2. Funny how you can move ten feet one way or another on the river and find a sweet spot. Caught two silvers back to back today. Lost a few other fish.....Hitting it tomorrow!
8/30/2011 - Fish On Chehalis - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Yesterday my daughter and I each got 4 nice pinks in 2 hours. Today we did the same but it took twice as long. Still very nice fish, very bright. Been a good season so far. Hope it lasts a few weeks longer.
8/30/2011 - hans wolff - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished river road from 11 to 230 not to many people but a few who snagged me mangaged to catch 2 bucks and 3 hens thinking about hitting the skoke?
8/30/2011 - m.laughlin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished river rd. 0600 - 0900 hrs 0 for 0 hit river rd . 2nd time 1300 -1630 hrs 2 for 3
8/30/2011 - stickfish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished 5:45 to 11:00. Slowest day I've seen this year, out of probably a hundred people, I saw maybe a dozen fish all day. I only touched one fish, right before I had to leave I landed a nice little silver buck, first non-pink of the year! that kinda made up for the lack of fish the rest of the day
8/29/2011 - Waterlioness - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Levee Rd side of the Puyallup last night. Fair luck on the river hooking some Pinks but bad luck on the road. Our truck was broken into and our daypacks taken. Beware!
8/29/2011 - Mr. - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished salmon for the first time ever last Thursday and by Friday I got my first one. Now I'm up to 10 on my catch card and one being a 15lb+ hatchery ( thank god, haha ) king caught on the Friday the 26th. Great fun catching these compared to the little trout and perch I normally catch. Also my fishing buddy is up to 2 kings this year!
8/29/2011 - jeff scott - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Pulled in two nice pinks and two silvers this morning before 7:30. color does not matter,
8/29/2011 - TheJason - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puy today, lots of fish being caught all around me. My girl-friend hooked up and lost hers, I pulled in one pink. All colors seem to work for pinks. I did see one king caught as well. Good day on the river even if I didn't limit out.
8/29/2011 - PinkChaser - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I went fishing this morning by Fred Meyer. it was good that I got my limit of pinks and one Silver. The bad part is that the pinks are not bright anymore, compare to last week. But they still nice one to keep.
8/29/2011 - mr creeper - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
people watched for several hrs on the puke, finally decided that the hole behind safeway was open enough for some fishing, c/r 5 pinks and hooked into a jack silver not too bad a day
8/29/2011 - FishONFishON - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Okay...got there at about 6AM...it was really slow. I had 3 on the entire 4 hours I was there. Only got 2 in due to a log jam. I've been there at the same time for the last 5 days and limited out pretty quick.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/29/2011.
8/28/2011 - KageDawg - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
EPIC Evening behind Safeway. Fished with my son between 5-8 pm. Each of us hooked into 25+ fish, each landing about 15. My final catch was a 12 lb hatchery King. Will be great barbecue this week. After 5 years of fishing this river, we've finally hand the fishing day I've been waiting for.
8/28/2011 - Moonshine - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup this AM. C&R for a few hours. Great time. Nothing to brag about (PINKS).
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/29/2011.
8/26/2011 - John - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
WOW.. Even my out of the way hike in hole is now turned into a basically paved highway to get to the fish. I caught 8 pinks, all catch and release and hooked into 1 king, which someone else promptly got caught up in my line because people have little regard for a guy with a big fish on. They casted over my line, then pulled hard enough on their hookset to pull me in the river, which broke me off. THANKS I appreciate the help on bringing in my fish, next time I think I will take care of it myself.
8/28/2011 - salmonstalker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the river on levee got there at 5ish about 12-15 people 3rd cast fish on released very samll buck went 5/8 only kept 3 hens its all about the tides people say this color that color they are pinks you can catch them on any thing literly just go down at high tide and you'll probably limit out
8/28/2011 - nomas - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
First cast today landed a hatchery king 8#!!! Then limited out on pinks in 30 minutes. Lots of silvers being caught too....
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/29/2011.
8/28/2011 - jerk - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the puyallup yesterday at the soccer field. I quit after 1/2 hour. it was ridiculous. so many people that didnt know how to fish. I was next to a guy who kept setting the hook every 4 seconds. I hooked in to 2 and C&Rd both. I wont fish it on the weekends anymore... at least till the pinks are gone.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/29/2011.
8/28/2011 - Fishermanstrong - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished yesterday and today. Yesterday was a little slower than usual. Still got my limit though and caught my first coho of the season 8# Today was hot...caught over 20...no silvers...took home 4 nice hens...used black yarn and corkie
8/28/2011 - fisher dude - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished 1/2 mile up river the 66th ave e bridge alot of fish beeing caught not alot being recorded.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/28/2011.
8/28/2011 - dave - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
did my first combat fishing on saturday with my 18 yo. daughter ,wasnt too bad except the fisherman tried to go inbetween us and go out too far, had to tell him he better back up before i hooked him got about 6 inches away from him upon reeling in,no common sense
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/28/2011.
8/28/2011 - fish hunter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished behind kmart from 5 to 8 lots of fish cought. i had several fish on, and ended up taking home a 5lb or 6lb buck pink. the nets didnt stop fish from coming up. PLEASE pick up your trash, some one was down there picking up trash. Thanks again.
8/27/2011 - Pete - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The upper river is still slow. 5 hours saw two fish, both before 11am. Went 0/1. About 30 people fishing, gettin tight up there already. Nothing from 530 to 800pm landed by anyone. I'm teaching 8 year old son to fish the river so we can't go shoulder to shoulder yet. Everyone was very patient and helpful- thanks guys! Great sportmen there. Everyone I saw packed all trash out. Beach is very clean considering the pressure it gets.
8/27/2011 - Sumo - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup down from the Old Cannery, from sunup to sundown today (with a generous mid-day break in there). It's pinks, pinks, pinks, pinks... Which also means there's a bunch of people new to fishing in crowds. Thankfully as a group, we helped those who didn't understand, learn to fish in tight spaces.
Now, the circus going on on the Riverwalk side... Ugh.
Oh, and I got my first Coho of the season. Small, about 7#.
8/27/2011 - Just - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
awesome fishing took family 6 bro, dad, wife, 2 cousins and a friend limited on pinks keeping the brights and landed a 25 lb hatchery king... to bad for the snoot who made sure all was legal... then land a native and was going to keep it... got booed and let it go in protest... do it by the book be patient and fishin is fun
8/27/2011 - FISHON - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished early this morning from 8-1 and went with my dad mom and sister. went down to the soccer fields. me my dad and mom all maxed out. all about black yarn. was using pink and then switched and it was hot! good luck! fishon!
8/27/2011 - bryan trent - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I went fishing this morning dow by the soccer fields i landed one nice pink about 4 pounds and lost about 10 fish
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/27/2011.
8/27/2011 - ReallyDude? - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished 2 hours this morning just about everyone had limits all around. I also landed two silvers/coho too. Both coho where only around 6 pounds.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/27/2011.
8/27/2011 - PinkChaser - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I went fishing behind Fred Meyer at 6:45AM, I am
Limit out in 45 minutes. No fun at all, because
I am limiting out too early. I will NOT go back out on
Sunday and Monday. The river is close for fishing.
I don't need tickets.
8/27/2011 - FUNFISHING - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went with a buddy of mine several times this last week and limited out pretty quickly and things really slowed. Fished at behind the Safeway. Then we scoped down stream on Levee Rd. and realized why it was slow at the Safeway... There were hundreds of lines on Levee Rd... Have fun!!!
8/27/2011 - bfur - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went behinde the safeway on 15th st and cought nothing. girl next to me cought a beautiful king about 20#. only on a green corkie thats it. a few hits for me but stupid kids next to me kept getting tangles on my line. word of the wise. if you dont know how to properly river fish dont go!!!!!! will try again on sunday.
8/26/2011 - scrat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Was at the Puyallup behind Freddies, girfriend caught first ever salmon (pink) 5#. fishing rod and reel 150.00, time spent, almost a month waiting, finally catching first salmon absolutly priceless. I had a silver on, got tangled up with 2 women that didnt pull their lines out down stream, needless to say..... lost the fish, kept temper in check.
8/26/2011 - madmike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
My brother and I went to the river this morning about 9:30. A little slow to start, first Pink at about 10:30. But then things really picked up. Started feeling fish on almost every cast. To make a long story short, we walked out at 12:00 with 8 fish. 7 Pinks and a small King, (about 13 lbs). First King of the season. Went to Voights Creek Hatchery later to look at the Kings. Didn't see a whole lot. Hope more are coming...
8/26/2011 - T Fish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished upstream of the kmart, didn't get a bite. I only saw about 4 others get caught out of the 15 or so other people in my area. Fished from about 1 until 3 with a corky and yarn
8/26/1011 - FISHON - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puk for the first time this year and went 1 for 3 catching a nice pink at about 4 lbs. fished from 1-3:30 and saw many fish caught. one guy next to me maxed out in 30 min. good luck. fish on!
8/25/2011 - m.laughlin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished on river road got 3 and lost 2 with net marks all over them
8/26/2011 - petfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Studid hot this morning! Got a little later start - not till 730 am - but was finished in less than an hour! 3 pinks and 1 really nice silver! Have gotten limits all 3 trips in the last 4 days. Everybody hooking up today - had lots of room - everybody was in and out with fish! 6' leader - rocket red corkies and tuft of pink yarn. Smoker busy this weekend! Tight lines!
8/25/2011 - Hook-n-Ladder - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Great day on the Puyallup this morning. Caught too many pinks to count and landed two nice size 20# Kings. Both were natives so I had to released them. Overall good times! FYI Parking really sucks this year down by the Soccer field hole. I heard there is a guy charging $5 dollars for parking down there. I also heard it was a scam.
8/25/2011 - yup it's me - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
this guy right next to me caught two 20# kings and I got skunked. What's up w/that?
8/25/2011 - TheFUZZ - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the puyallup this morning with a buddy and my father in-law. Water was up a little and the fishing was a little slower than it has been. We hooked into 15-20 fish keeping 5 including the first silver of the year. Not very big around 4lbs. Tight lines everyone and make sure you pack out your garbage!
8/24/2011 - PINKYWINKY - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the soccer field after work at 230 today. to my surprise their were guys charging 5 bucks to park next to the soccer field. anywhoo... I landed 9 pinks. had a king that almost spooled me but spit the hook after a 50 yard walk. oh well. I stayed till exactly 4PM. Had to go home and tend to the preggo wife. haha. I need to sneek in a fishing fix even for an hour or so.
8/24/2011 - Flyrod - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Pooey today after work. Crowded, but not as bad as it's been. Too many hookups to keep track of, lots of thrown hooks. Left with 3 when #4 spit the hook in 3" of water. Next time I might try fishing with a hammer....
8/24/2011 - $salmon#steve - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puyallup this morning, lost many more than caught but that's pink fishin'. Just an FYI for everyone, I parked in the little 11th street parking lot down river from Fred Meyer and some, other than decent person(s) stole the catlytic converter off of my little 1988 Nissan pickup. I'd call them much worse but I don't want easy limits deleting this report, no offense meant easy limits, you do a lot of work on this site for us. I was in the parking lot about 5:00 am. Won't be doing that again any time soon. I'll wait for daylight and take my chances. This trip will probably end up with about a $400.00 price tag. Very expensive 3 fish caught today. :) or more like :(
8/24/2011 - BR - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fish 6-9 down river from old cannery...lost track of how many pinks i released. did keep a 4 # silver and saw 2 kings landed. fishing is really good. now i have the smoker going full of humpies
8/23/2011 - Joe - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went 2 for 4 on pinks. Very fresh. Fished behind Fred Meyer. No kings for me.
8/23/2011 - Fat Joe - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished for an hour and a half and landed 3 pinks hooked into 6. Hooked a king who ran and snapped my line off in about 10 seconds. Watch your drags boys. tight lines
8/24/2011 - flipside - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the puyallup hour before dark tonight went 3 for 3 nice kings each one 20 plus easy already gettin dark though but,what a fight compared to those humper dinks
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/24/2011.
8/23/2011 - jerry253 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
had a king on and it bent my hook straight. got a nice pair of pinks before sunset . fished the 5th street
8/23/2011 - samon slayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
caught a king for the first time 25 lbs wow puyallup river threw back all the though pinks though
8/23/2011 - Kingfisher - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I got skunked for the first time on the puk. I only saw 10 caught. I think it had somthing to do with the rain. it will be alot better by Thursday. and for all you hard core fishermen out there, cool your nuts cuz it's just fishing. some people are way to competeitive. the river has little visibility and lots of garbage in the river. good luck to all!
8/23/2011 - rookie - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished puy 1st time this yr....wow, lots of pinks(none for me) saw 2 kings caught 8-10# whole lotta people!! Tight lines-
8/23/2011 - BP - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished puyallup on Saturday 08/20 and Monday 08/22 caught my limit of Pinks on Saturday and then Monday my buddy and I both took home our limit of pinks, my buddy on Monday also caught a nice looking silver maybe 6-7lbs. Took about an hour and a half on Saturday to limit out but monday took a bit longer but still happend.
8/23/2011 - BR - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind Safeway today from 6-11. Took home 3 pinks and a jack king...these pinks smoke up great. anyways ton's of people fishing for a tuesday. love the guy's standing in the middle of the river, not paying attention and drinking rainier beer. oh i saw a couple kings hooked and not landed and no silvers that i saw...
8/22/2011 - kingslayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
caught my first king of the season so far. starting to see silvers caught too. the fish are out there. the pinks are really thick. they are all nice and bright still. i caught a pink that still had sea lice this morning. it seems like they are making thier runs early in the morning before dawn then it starts slowing down in the afternoon. by sunset it's dead. i think it's all the people down there spooking them out of thier holds.
8/22/2011 - fishhunter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished kmart hhadd five big pinks all relleased. Alot of fish cauhgt.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/22/2011.
8/21/2011 - cohodundee - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup from about 5 am til noon. Pretty much fish on all morning. Saw a couple of kings caught. Took home our limit of pinks. nothing big.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/22/2011.
8/21/2011 - Quicksilver3020 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went fishing for the first time with my son and daughter on the Puyallup yesterday. It was really busy down there and after my experience there I finally understand why. It is an amazing caught 3 pinks 1 hen and 2 bucks. 1 buck looked as though it was going through its change but all in all we had a great time. 6 foot leader is what I used black on red.
7/22/2011 - Hooked - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Oooooo I love it found a hole away from combat, first cast king on, king off 2 min later took me in to snag 15 min later got my first 8 pound buck , first time really fishing puyallup don't like combat but I'm in now tight lines boys best river ever muggy tho
8/20/2011 - McDaddy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went fishing w/ the wife and friend on Saturday from approx. 8-3:30pm...didn't start to hit hard until 12:00 or so, each hooked 2 landed 1 ea. Only complaint is we went down there with 3 American flag designed camping chairs and my tackle box went home with just the chairs! YES someone stole my tackle box. Just throwing this out there as a heads up, don't think everyone down at the river is a good old boy! Just cause we are laughing and having a grand old time doesn't mean I won't check you! To all the guys and gals that were out there on Saturday had a blast and keep reeling em in! And watch your backs while fishin, keep an eye on your gear back on the rocks!
8/22/2011 - Beef - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup yesterday With a fred and his kids from about 7:30am till 2pm and we left with our limits.
Took a few classes in line weaving. For the people that cast out of order, there is a reason wh you look to your left before casting. You just might see me and 5 to 10 other guys waiting to cast. Just a hint that will save you on all the tangles and lost gear, not to mention the guys that have a fish on.....FishOn!!!
8/22/2011 - Fishfighter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hooked several, fought a couple, but landed one pink was therer for 3 hours.. Guy next to me caught his limit in a hour. then caught and realeased several more by the time i gave up... He was using red whit and blue corky, behind safeway...
8/21/2011 - Fishermanstrong - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup again for a couple hrs. Went home with 3 nice hens n one big buck...still haven't seen any kings or silvers yet. Used red corkie n yarn on a 7ft leader
8/21/2011 - metztattoo - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
2 good days of fishin took home at least 135lbs of meat all big pinks and a crome 20lb king awsome time to be a fisherman black on black good luck you dont really need it though!
8/21/2011 - Smessick - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished from 8am - 7pm. Landed 5. Hooked too many to count. Probably helped net atleast 30 fish today being as no one really had any. They were banking them and losing half of em. Lost my pole/reel to the river. 6'6 foot ugly stick 8-20lb with a gold penn reel. Had pink cork and yard. Please contact me if you fish it up or find it. Id SUPPPPERRR Appreciate it.
8/21/2011 - DAN THE MAN - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the lower puk seen a guy hook and catch about 35lb crome bright king but it was a native he kept it any way that guy had balls to do it. wheres the game dept when you needem.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/22/2011.
8/21/2011 - dave - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
tried to go down and fish the puke with my 10 year old to fish off the bank, got there at dawn not a spot to be had
8/21/2011 - Fisherguy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I got 3 pinks from 6am until 9am.
8/21/2011 - mike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to my secret spot on the Puyallup @ 6:am Limited on 4 hens in 2 hours, also caught one 37 lb King, (chrome) off shrimp rub and corkies w/ black purple yarn There in, no anglers except me
8/20/2011 - StPete - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Took the kids on a bike ride on the Orting Trail. Carbon is stil closed, of course, but we must have seen seen 30-40 kings in the pool jumping just before the bend at the trail. I figured there must be several hundred in a 75 yard stretch so I know they're making there way up in decent numbers.
8/20/2011 - Fishermanstrong - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup today for four hrs...theyre running...me n my girl went home with out limit...lost about 20 though...pinks mouth are too soft
8/20/2011 - Rovno - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I got my 4 pinks all bright. Puyallup rocks!!!
8/20/2011 - m.laughlin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the puke at river rd. Got a pink on and 2 - 3 ft from shore got off . did me a fav. im c & r all pinks this yr only kings & silvers for this guy
8/20/2011 - tomfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Got to the puyallup just before day break. Went two for three. Not a bad four hours of fishing with about 200 of friends.....its combat fishing but I was around some good guys that knew what they were doing. The only snags were the log fish that keep getting away! ha
8/20/2011 - Jimno93560 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puyallup early this morning. Good action after 7. Went home at 8 with 2 nice 5 pounders. Many different colors being used. I did best with fluffy yarn but the guy next to me just had a single corkie no yarn. Bring your patience.
8/20/2011 - redneckalien - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the punk this moring and hook 15 but keep only 2 one 8 lb the other was 10 lb
8/19/2011 - onlygotpinks - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the soccer field from about 1030 to 12. Lots of pinks. I went about 18 for 25. I have to remember not to set the hook too hard because the ratio of pink to king is about 1 in 10000 hence the 18 for 25. They popped of after a few seconds.. soft mouths. I had fun with my new 200 friends.
8/19/2011 - Jimno93560 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished from 430 to 630 after work. Lots of action and many new friends made via the snag. 6 foot leader with green corkie and orange yarn. 4 on with none to the bank. A few of my snags revealed folks using barbs-pinch them barbs down folks. Considering the amount of fishermen to snag ratio it was not bad at all. Many fish on the bank. Lower Green opens today so hopefully the crowds thin a bit.
8/19/2011 - Jumpin Jim - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
plucked a nice 10-12lbs king just after dusk behind the fred meyer.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/20/2011.
8/19/2011 - Stryker47 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the lower after work saw 4 pinks caught and one kid foul hooked a king about 10 lbs. landed it, grabbed it and went home with it and out of the 4 pinks I saw caught not one person marked a catch card, u can tell it a pink year. but any way orange cork seemed to be the color tonight with no yarn . I had one for 10 sec that was it tight lines
8/19/2011 - Phil H - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished after work...4:30 or so. Third cast, big pink buck. Stayed another hour and got surrounded by 2 guys who hadn't a clue on how to fish close quarters style. No rhythm, one in jeans, using a pole big enough to catch sturgeon, other throwing a cast master lure. Fishing during pink runs is a love/hate relationship.
8/19/2011 - StinkyPinky - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I'm not sure if I just suck at fishing, but I have had no luck. I have seen plenty of fish caught and also have seen plenty of fish jumping. I had two on yesterday but it was pretty dark and they jumped off 7 ft from shore. It seems like there is waves pushing up, and then rocks and snags until the next wave. Good luck guys!.
8/19/2011 - madmike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the river again this morning around 10:30. By 11:30, had my first Pink. By 2:00, had my limit...3 Bucks, 1 Hen. Chrome bright, all in the 4-5lb range. Fishing across from the Toyota dealership. Just to prove a point, my leaders ran from 3' to 6', corky colors purple, red and finished the last two with glow pink. I saw one King roll in front of me but NOT person up or down the river has hooked or landed one. No Silvers yet either.
8/19/2011 - Jen - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind the Old Cannery...saw several pinks caught but of course not me! Went to 5th st bridge...again several caught. Also - I lost my late father's filet knife somewhere between the river and the parking lot. Sentimental value only. If you found it, please let me know!
8/19/2011 - LwwFJ40 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Just got back form the upper puyallup river near the Carbon.Fish are rolling in the water but not bites at all for te last two days. Theay are still down stream.
8/19/2011 - Big_Islander671 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Coworkers and I all limited out before noon. they are in there! Seen 3 kings hooked up and 1 landed, close to 30 lbs. Also, seen a guy with some silvers on his stringer as well. Do not be fooled, the fish are nice and bright too! Tight lines everyone!
8/19/2011 - BoonDawg - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished West of bridge across from Soccer Fields Wednesday and had a blast! Hooked into at least 10, landed 2Pinks 3-5#. The Pinks are comin up in schools periodically so there are times of no fish bein caught, then BAM!....you're hookin into them. Next week will likely be INSANE fishin! Sooo much fun when the Pinks are in! Smoked my catch yesterday and they came out perfect...super tasty! Haven't seen any Coho or Chinooks yet, still early for all species folks. *****FYI...when we went back to my truck parked on the south side of River Road cops were ticketing and tow trucks were there. I would be frickin pissed if after fishin I walk back to my truck to find it GONE!!....be careful where u park!*****
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/19/2011.
8/19/2011 - PinkChaser - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
GOT up early and gone fishin behind Fred Meyer from 6:30 A,M to 9.15AM. NOT A GOOD day to chase for the PINKS. Very slow...
8/19/2011 - Sazqwatch - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Today is my birthday and thought I'd try my luck. I went to Thea Foss Park and fished from dawn till 7:30 am. 1 strike. No fish jumping. Really nice solid dock to fish from and almost no one there. Just no pinks. I drove to Puyallup and parked behind Kmart. I don't have my freshawter license and have never river fished before, so I thought I'd just watch for a bit. In just the immediate area there were about 60 anglers. I saw 5 fish caught and about 10 hooked & lost in 10 minutes. I'm inspired. How do I learn to fish the Puyallup?
8/18/2011 - PinkChaser - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
pinks are here I landed 7, I kept 2. Fish from 1pm to 5pm
Will try again tomorrow. Long leader 7 feet.
8/18/2011 - salmonator - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I managed to make it out a 3rd day in a row. Fishing is still the same. Fish come in waves, when they're on your spot, its fish-o-rama. When they leave, you may as well sit on the bank and enjoy a cold one. Kept 3 while hunting for a king or coho and wound up with just the 3 pinks, but they were nice sized, all 5 pounds and wound up with a gallon bag of filets.
Bite shut off right at sunset and the fish were clearly on the move upstream. Not tons, but enough to keep things interesting. No kings or coho caught in the area, 3 days in a row in a prime spot, I'm sure I would have seen at least one king caught if there are any substantial numbers in the river.
Bad thing is I totally forgot my net.
I will be back tomorrow afternoon and hopefully my net will still be there. I'm asking a favor if you fish the north side of the river by O'Reiley's warehouse. I left my net in the trees along side the river, please don't take it.
8/18/2011 - johntornow - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hooked 20 all pinks landed 13 behind the Safeway plenty of people there too the pinks were boiling plenty of fish to go around
8/18/2011 - Fishstone - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup ,lots of pinks.I fished black corky and yarn,about a 5 ft leader.Pick up your trash behind you.
8/18/2011 - king catcher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Good evening... My name is Christian. Today I was at the Puyallup River early in the morning with my dad and uncle! Around 8 am I caught a 33LB KING SALMON (FYI NOT A WILD ONE)! All in all, it was a great day in the river. We also caught a bunch of pinks!!!!
8/18/2011 - king killa - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Okay guys... fishing is decent but these posts seem pretty exaggerated. I fished today for 2 and a half hours and caught my four pinks. They are not fully in yet. There are periods where the fishing is dead and then a school will occasionally come up and you will hook fish. And the last three days fishing ive only seen one 8 lb king caught...
8/18/2011 - bear69253 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished downstream of the 5th street bridge. there everywhere there just cant keep them on the hook.going back in a few minutes.
8/18/2011 - Joe - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Had 3 pinks on and lost em all. Damn. Even more of a head fry is that I believe I had a big king on and the damn thing snapped my reel where it connects to the pole. So angry!!
8/16/2011 - Catcher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Here is a true and honest report. I fished the puyallup on tuesday and they are in there thick. I probally caught around 100 pinks, I kept my limit of only the larger hens so that I could stock up on some eggs for the kings. I also ran into a school of kings and went 2 for 5 only loosing one to a snapped line, 1 to a poor hook set by shore and 1 to a belly hook. They are in and in there good. You have to be gentle while drifting because you have to remeber your weight is further down stream then your bait and barbless hooks dont take long to spit.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/18/2011.
8/17/2011 - Secrets_tips - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Alright, here's as honest and genuine report as I can give for those of you waiting for the right time to hit the Puyallup. Sucinctly, it's not on yet. Pinks are there, but not in droves like most of us are waiting for. My group of 5 people had 2 fish landed, and two fish lost in about 3 hours of fishing--so it's just starting. If you are just looking for a nice day of R&R, then by all means, your chances aren't teriible of getting a fish. All these reports of limits in a half hour are either from lucky guys who found their lines in a school, or pure exaggerations. I will tell you for the majority of fishermen out there, limits of fish are by far the exception, not the rule. My fishing journals from past years seem to point to Aug 22nd as the typical date for hot fishing to start...be patient.
8/17/2011 - Rainy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
We went down again yesterday and I caught the biggest pink I have caught to date and it maybe 5 1/2-6 lbs pushing it.
But it was fun, combat fishing at its finest though, thats for sure,
8/17/2011 - fisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the hole by the blue office building from 6:30 to 8:30 yesterday morning. Lot of pinks being caught. It was my first time fishing for pinks, after learning the ropes I went 1/2 on pinks. Saw one guy land a 10-12lb hatchery King as I was leaving.
8/17/2011 - JonPierre - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished way West of the bridge across from the soccer fields on the North Side of the Puyallup from 9am til 4pm. The fish were thick, swimming at my feet and everywhere else I could see. Just could not get them landed. Only got one on my line all day as they teased me. Same thing happened tue.
I was bank fishing, most guys I saw in the water were bringing them in. Mostly Pinks, I saw a few Silvers.
8/17/2011 - Salmonator - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
In the interest of science, I returned again today to see if the results would be about the same....and it was. Good fishing, but not the lights out craziness that will be happening in a couple of weeks. I stuck with my usual rocket red corky (smallest one possible) with neon pink yarn and about 7-8 feet of leader.
I fished the same area as yesterday and basically the same people were there again too. We all caught fish, and they were all pinks. Not a coho or king to be seen, so I have my doubts regarding the reports for lights out fishing for kings, although I'm sure there are some to be had. All the fish I saw had sea lice on them and were bright as could be and fought like heck. Took home 3 and just finished BBQing one over alder coals. Yum.
All kinds of people at the major intersections, especially the lowest point of the river where it meets the tide line. As in, holy cow, tons of people. Good luck!
8/17/2011 - Rooster - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went fishing in my hole today in the morning . nailed my limit in less then 20 min . also nailed a 22pound HATCHERY king . good day . will be there tomorrow for sure . duces .
8/17/2011 - JoeMomma - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup. There is no fish there. I saw one guy catch a 1/2 pound jack, but besides dat, ain't nothing there. Wait until the Green opens (think on 20th) and the pinks will be in there, thick and hungry.
8/17/2011 - Slayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the river at dawn slayed them limit in 2 hours
8/17/2011 - $salomon#steve - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished Brown's point again this morning, several caught, maybe 12, but not on my line. Guess I didn't run the jig or buzz bomb right. I rolled 1 fish in front of me early,about 5:45 am, tought it was seaweed but saw the fish turn and flash, that was it for me for the whole day. May try the river tomorrow, see if I can find some of the "hot spots" and get a couple for the smoker. I did see a couple of fish taken by boaters out about as far as I can cast, haven't seen the boats doing much but today was a little different. Have fun and remember guys "pack it, pack it out".
8/16/2011 - cipher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went out his mornin around 6 on leveee road , waaay down past the bridge, across from the smoke shop. Saw 2 guys limit out in about 2 hours, I hooked into two but they shook me off. Saw a seal swimming aroung up there too, long way from the ocean , so the fishes are there!. just gotta get the technique down. Oh and cut myself a private spot so Im not with a billion other peeps!
8/16/2011 - Dood - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
the 16 was kind slow all day was in there from 7:30 until 3
I caught 4 fish within 15 minutes of one another starting around noon.
All pinks, that was all the action i had that day. All on black corkies
8/17/2011 - Liquid Liability - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Kmart hole on Kmart side of river. Hooked 3 landed 1 nice hen. Pretty good action for most out there this morning. Fished from 6:00-8:00. Probably 80-100 people in sight.
8/16/2011 - qiksilvercowboy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Heres my REPORT...
Fished behind Safeway 2-8pm went 6 for 7, kept 2 nice bucks for the smoker, 6ft leader, color DOESNT matter. Saw lots of fish caught today, lots of cool friendly fishermen too, thanks guys. Oh yeah, PACK IT OUT!!!
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/17/2011.
8/17/2011 - fishingking - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the ht street bridge hooked 3 landed one but all these people who say of use this color corky and yarn must be new to humppy fishing it dont matter what you use i was using a bright yellow corky and purple yarn and still hooked fish now ya pink is better for silvers but it dont mater for hummpys they will hit any thing
8/16/2011 - salmonator - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Since the recent posts have said the pinks are hot/cold, tons of kings/no kings, I decided to finally hit the river today and resolve the matter. Arrived at about 5 PM and fished below the Toyota dealership. The pinks are in and are bright, but its obvious the main run has yet to arrive as the numbers are lacking. Caught 4, kept one 5 lb buck. Foul hooked 3-4 which were promptly tossed back. Some folks kept limits, others did C/R.
There were no kings nor coho caught within eyesight of where I was fishing. If you're at the right hole at the right time, I'd imagine the pinks can be pretty fast even now. I say give it two weeks for the pinks to go really crazy.
8/16/2011 - nuhler - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
oh yea almost forgot my buddy hit kmart hole and hot 2 after about 5 hrs
8/16/2011 - nuhler - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit vashon had 5 on but could only land one
8/16/2011 - fishguy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished by the soccer field. Lots of pinks and lots of people. I fished more to the right so I was not as crowded. Went 8/12 in about 2 hours. Fun but annoying at the same time. Pinks are comming in. Should be thicker in a few days or week. Funny hearing people yelling I have a king! and walk the fish down and it ends up being a little pink. Lots of interresting rods. I saw a beach rod today about 18 footer!! funny funny funny
8/16/2011 - mudshark - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished under the bridge by Fred Meyer. Caught a few sticks and some other snags. Used pink yarn and corkies. Pissed the wife off because I promised her a salmon. Maybe i'm doing something wrong. Too short of a leader? Not enought weight? Need some advice.
8/16/2011 - Joe - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished off of 128th and didnt catch a thing. I see all the fish caught down the river in Puyallup but I would much rather wait for the run to hit Sumner. Beaches are nicer, people are cooler and combat free. Should be hot in a few days. Saw a few rolling out there and got to enjoy watching a deer cross the river while my boys played on the beach. Peace and quiet fishin, thats what its all about boys.
8/16/2011 - $salmon#steve - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I have also been fishin' Brown's Point and there are fish but they seem to be few and far between the last couple of days. Had 3 on today, suspect all were pinks, with a 2 1/2 pink buzz bomb but all 3 came off. 2 strikes were in close, within 15 feet of me and both of them came off almost as quick as they got on. Not seeing the rollers or jumpers like a few days ago. Saw 1 fish beached while I was there. Game warden was there today checking for single, barbless hooks and licenses. Nice guy, was very friendly and professional without being over-bering. That was nice to see. Keep those lines tight guys 'cuz they are gone if you don't.
8/16/2011 - BiffHenderson - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Pulled in 14 fish today. This is by far the best river in Washington! Get down there while you can before they are all gone....
8/16/2011 - MichaEL h - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down to the Puyallup this morning about 5:30 @ the 5th Street Bridge. Within an hour hooked into a 10lb king, lost anpother and landed a 7lb pink. Not much caught other than that. How to try it abain in the near future. Good Luck to everyone.
8/16/2011 - FishOn - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the puke for lunch. Pulled in 10 in 45 min. This river is crazy
8/15/2011 - madmike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the river this morning after reading the fishing reports. Fished from 10:00 till 4:00 across from the Toyota dealership on River Road. Within 20 mins had my first fish, about a 6lb. buck. By 4:00, had my limit, 2 bucks, 2 chrome bright hens. A tip for some of you...when fishing the Puyallup for Pinks, watch what other people are using and doing. It doesn't matter what color of corky or length of leader your using. When the fish are in, your going to catch them!
8/16/2011 - m.laughlin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the puke at 0530 - 0930 saw some guys get pinks but i got no fish
8/15/2011 - CloseOne - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down N Levee RD. Brought in 15 in an hour and a half. There was about a hundred guys out there. When we were leaving a nice game warden stopped us and let us know that that section doesn't open till tomorrow. No ticket for us, but it was a bad day for quite a few others.
8/15/2011 - alex - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
was at puyallup river today with a few friends. was slow. no fish for me. friend of mines hooked a few pinks. small. was there between 7 and 9pm
8/15/2011 - BoonDawg - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup off N. Levee from 6:30-8:00pm. Nothin for me but saw lots of Pinks on stringers. Approximately 10 fish caught around me. They're DEFINITELY in there!
8/15/2011 - Nomas - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the puke this afternoon for a bit behind Fred Meyer. First cast out and BAM set it up on a really nice pink. Saw a few others caught. Gonn hit up the lower river tomorrow..
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/16/2011.
8/15/2011 - dood - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Killd it today,
caught my limit, had alot of kings hook up, the kind where you set the hook and just give up because you know the fish is gonna spool you anyway.
man I need to figure out how to bring those suckers in.
Caught the biggest pink I have ever seen today, I didn't know they got that big.
fish the river from about 7:30-4:00 and had a blast with my dad. Probably had 20+ hooked up on my pole and his was a little slower then miine. all in all hooked up about 30+ between the two of us took home 9
8/15/2011 - yup it's me - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
My buddy and I fished by the O'reilly warehouse and absolutely killed it. It was combat fishing at its finest, but I caught 10 and hooked at least 25+. I fished after 3 until 7. 8' leader and 1/2 oz. weight, orange and pink did the trick. We just did catch and release in hopes to hook into a silver or king to take home to momma.
8/15/2011 - StPete - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
My son and I fished upstream by the tree farms down from the sportsman's club from 17:30 - 19:30. Saw a lot of rolls and jumps but couldn't get any line action. I used orange corky and yarn, son used purple metallic corky and orange yarn.
There were about a dozen fishing upriver from us by the bridge but it didn't look like they were landing any either.
8/15/2011 - gigiti gigiti - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the puke today along with 100's of newbies. hooked onto 6, lost them all. pretty sure all pinks. oh well the excitement of fighting them was all i needed, i can surely say it was a good fishing day. just a little reminder to the guys that was setting the hooks 3-4times a cast, its 1 set per cast, then reel in. you guys lucky game warden wasn't out there during that time.
8/15/2011 - yuang fon bing. - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I go puyallup. Fish all day long.. I try short leader long leader all kind leader. I have made catch possible on 18ft. Leader. I catch one king salmons. He good size four pound. Guy say he pink salmon? I dunno he pull me. 40# leader almost not enough gear up more next time. I love long leader now so do king salmons. Good day boom.
8/15/2011 - scrat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the Puyallup at about 7:oo this am, fished until about 12:30, lots of action up and down the river, walked away withe 2 good humpies, lost about 6 altogether. all in all, a good day.
8/15/2011 - TearsOFaCLOWN - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I have been fishing the same area as Clownleader mentioned with good results (all pinks so far) I know of the dude you are referring to. Much like the bridge troll in nursery rhymes, I call him the troll of the hole. I have been using a green corky, and various colors of yarn. Thanks for the heads up about the snakes.
8/15/2011 - Clownleader - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fishing behind Safeway (upriver) on a daily basis of late, any time of day will do. Using a red corky and yarn and lots of action (mostly pinks). The hole is shoulder to shoulder but as long as everyone waits their turn ..no issues. Watch out for the dude at the head of the hole, he thinks he owns the river and thinks the rest of us are clowns (hes fished for 2 years). Show him a snake and he'll go running like a little girl!! ...some peoples kids!!!
8/15/2011 - HumpyHumper - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished for 2 hours, went 4-6 on pinks. Used a jig and bobber with a pink worm. We fished under the bridge 96th Street.
8/15/2011 - fishslayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went out at the crack o dawn this morning on river road and slayed em. I had 32 fish to the bank in about 3 hours. Stellar fishing!
8/14/2011 - FisherMan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Put at least 20 fish on the bank. Kept 3, 2 were about 6 pounds
8/14/2011 - KingKiller - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Crazy pinks today behind Safeway, hook ups left and right, landed a pink buck so big we thought he was a silver when he jumped. Using 15lb hi-vis izorline, and 6-8 ft of 10lb leader with a size 1 red octopus hook, orange corky orange yarn.
8/14/2011 - DAN THE MAN - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
FISHED 5TH STREET BRIDGE ITS FISH ON LOADED WITH PINKS LIMITED OUT IN 3HRS. SEEN LOTS OF PINK LIMITS,EVEN SILVERS CAUGHT THERE. NO KINGS THOUGH ITS COMBAT FISHING FOR PINKS THOUGH GOOD LUCK GUYS BE BACK TOMORROW.
8/14/2011 - repoman0326 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind Safeway in Puyallup from 5am to 9am and got nothing. I didnt see anybody catching anything around us either.
8/14/2011 - tattoometz - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished by the kmart 5:30-3:30 landed 3 for are truck and a good 20 for other people giving a helping hand. lost a few cant wait till next weekend keep them lines tight!
8/14/2011 - Fishslayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fish fish fish....
8/14/2011 - fisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Almost everybody got a hook up. fished from 10am to 1 pm in front of orileys. went 1 for 4, shoulder to shoulder fishing.
8/14/2011 - $salmon#steve - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished Brown's Point again this morning starting at 4:45 am. Had 1 fish on about 5:30 and it cam loose, bad knot..my fault. Saw maybe 10 fish beached, all nice sized. Law enforcemnet (Sherrif) came down about 8:00 am and asked all fishers beyond the park boundries to either go over to the park property or leave. Things got real crowded after that, had people without waders casting over my shoulders on both sides of me, really tight conditions and not very much fun so I left about 9:15 with no fish in the box. Maybe tomorrow...
8/14/2011 - Petei peptite - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Eyea humpy on a momma stortini we go a one for a one.
8/14/2011 - WTFisherman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind Momma Stortinis 5:30 to 8am. No luck. By 7:30 there was already 50 guys casting over our lines and being inconsiderate. Lots of trash left behind. Saw 3 hens landed. All on the small side.
11/13/2011 - cipher75 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished in sumner where the rocks over by where Pioneer meets sumner-orting hwy. saw a couple rolls. Tlaked to 1 guy who landed a pink. He said there had been no action for several hours. they are in there, just not thick yet. bout a week and its fish on!
8/13/2011 - Fishermanstrong - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup today 10-5...caught nothing! Only seen 10 fish landed the whole time I was there. Give it a couple more weeks
8/12/2011 - Fishaddict - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Me and my son fished behind the old cannery on Friday and Went 3 for 6, 1 of which we lost I'm sure was a king because it sure didn't fight like a humpy. Fishing is diffinetly not red hot but there is fish in there. Give it another week or 2 and it will be nonstop action. Go gettum guys!
8/13/2011 - StPete - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Started at 0800 near McMillan. Saw one roll, no fish.
Moved near Mama Stortini's, saw at 0930 about 50 fishermen, 1 fish.
1130 - 1300 fished by Fred Meyer. No hits, a few rolls.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/13/2011.
8/13/2011 - Joe - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puy, Sumner, saw tons of pinks in the river, some right in front of us, bout 5 guys fishing, none of us could get a strike. Tried everything. Their in there though. Give it another go tomorrow.
8/13/2011 - Gernlein - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puy no fish
8/13/2011 - txmade22 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup from 0600-1230 off of levy behind kmart saw plenty of fish caught, I myself landed 3. Two bucks and one hen. 1 buck was at least 20 inches in length. Maybe 9# didn't have a scale but it was a nice size. I hooked about 9 fish but all came off except 3.
8/13/2011 - Michael H - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the Puyallup 05:30 to 9:00 saw a few pinks caught behind K-Mart lots of people no fish. I hooked into 3 lost each one. Tip of the day" do not let the fish play you, you play the fish. Hope to hit the puyallup on Tuesday after we get some rain on Monday.
8/13/2011 - P - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Started at 0550 and went to 0800. Lots of fishermen, no fish. Heard one guy say he had a humpy on but I didn't see any fish today.
8/13/2011 - wiz - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind kmart 0530 - 0730. Counted approx 50-60 fisherman. Seen one small pink landed #3. Water has dropped significantly from last week. Trash everywhere and the fish aren't even in yet.
8/12/2011 - KingKiller - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Had a nice 25 or so pound king around 4:45-5 behind Safeway till a guy cast over and snagged it off, landed my limit on pinks, most in the 6 pound range. Finally picking up! Gotta get rid of this bioline stuff though, too brittle.
8/12/2011 - dood - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Caught five today
4 pinks and and a wild king
my first king out of the puyallup river so i was stoked that i caught it, and waved goodbye when i let him go
fished from about 11:30 - 4:30
8/11/2011 - Kornnob62 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Skok and did well with a limit.Purple yarn and # 2 Eagleclaw hook and a 4 foot leader. There are ones who dont care were ever you go.If you pack it in then pack it out.We all have a responsibility to tell all fishermen to clean it up.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/12/2011.
8/12/2011 - Bullmstr - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the puyallup for the first time today,hooked 6 saw at least 70 or 80 caught, I just love it when the Humpies come in everyone laughing and having a good time because there is more than enough Fish for everyone, Its my Favorited time of the year.
8/12/2011 - $salmon#steve - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hey Guys just a heads up for anyone thinking of hitting Brown's Point this weekend, fished yesterday on 11th early and got asked to move toward park by a landowner, said he was tired of fishers trashing his property so we moved peacefully. About 3-4 hours later 2 uniformed, local police showed up and started running everyone off that wasn't on park property (maybe 30-40 people had to leave). Fishing, or should I say "catching" better at park anyway, I carded 3 pinks, lost 5 and buddy got 1 with 2 lost due to coming unhooked.
8/12/2011 - scrat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Was at the Puyallup trying to find a place to fish accessable from the shore, saw mulitudes of people behind Kmart, saw 6 caught in less than 5 minutes. Found a place upstream, fished for a while, had 4 real good ones on, but lost them all. Getting better and better.
8/11/2011 - Bone - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Seen a few people fish where the white river meets the puyallup few fish were caught , but suprized to see so many rude people , I was tying a hook when 3 guys came into my spot already 4 of us there made for about 2 , they just walk up look around like there watching then started to fish , so I said I'm done fishing combat style with all the rednecks spanaway trash and gooks . Also 1 redneck lOoked like Paul sr. From American choppers had a bad attitude , leave that at home
6/12/2011 - slow day - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Slow day on the river saw some pinks roll and one guy catch one. fished for good three hours. Fish need few more days.
8/11/2011 - Fishyfinder - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished below cannery, 3-6pm, several hits, a few on, one good 7-8lb pink landed.
8/12/2011 - No Fish Yet - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puy the morning just above Freeman Road saw a couple caught but a lot of people. really not enough fish to deal with the combat.
8/11/2011 - salmonstalker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
had 2 on landed one decent size pink
8/10/2011 - Rob - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
stopped by the sumner and up areas, on my motorcycle. saw fish being caught. small slimy pinks. id wait till at least till sep 1st, for a chance at some silvers, still, over a million pinks to 54k silvers, is not so good. tons of nice steelies at the barrier dam. the green has twice the pinks as the puyallup, and way more places to access.
8/10/2011 - Hook-N-Ladder - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup near the Soccer fields. I landed 3 Kings in about 30 minutes. I felt horrible when I learned the area was closed until Sept 1st. The fish are there if during low tide. Good times and good eaten.
8/11/2011 - Heather - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Tiffanys - there for several hours. Didn't see anyone land a fish during that time. Saw one guy carrying a fish out down by Kmart. Had several strikes and lost one. Using Red/RedUV
8/11/2011 - fishnmachine - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Me and my buddy hit river behind k mart water was high hard to stand cas of quick sand. Lots of ppl full on battle fishin already we got nothin for fish after 5 hours.
8/11/2011 - cipher75 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
well , went casting today, hooked into 2, but they shook off. Guy next to me landed about a 7lb hen. seen some rolls. theyre coming , but slowly. saw maybe 6 caught. was fishing the brush down by freeman road.
7/10/2011 - Devin66 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the drift all day hooked a king and got in 2 nice pinks
8/9/2011 - Talon - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Lots of bites down lower, few miles from Fredmyer. My buddy hooked a Felt like a nice king. Being Dumb we lost him taking to much time bringing em in. using Hook with yarn. (pink)
8/10/2011 - salmonslayer1991 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
two humpys one for each of us at the cannery hole, one on pink one on red
8/10/2011 - dave 42 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished 5 hrs saw a bunch of people never a fish caught
8/10/2011 - Smitty78 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went 1-for-2 one pinks yesterday and saw about four other hook ups with pinks in a two hour span. And the pinks are really big this year.
8/10/2011 - steve - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Buddy caught a nice 20 lb chrome king last night. Hooked what felt like a decent king in the same spot this morning. Spit the hook 3. Feet from shore never did see it. Moved to behind mammas and saw a kid hook up but loose one and very next cast hooked and landed probably a 15lb king.fishing is starting to pick up.
8/9/2011 - dood - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fish from about 6:30- 12:30
caught one pink lost 5 others, again the river was to high for where I fish had trouble netting them
8/10/2011 - Fish hunter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished at kmart hole from 9 to 1. Lots of pinks coaght. Still slow though, pinks are huge.
8/10/2011 - Fishslayer420 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went 6 for 8 this morning all pinks still slow for a pink season good luck and tight lines
8/9/2011 - D Brimer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished 6:30pm-8:45pm behind Good Sam building on East Main in Puyallup. Water has come down since last week, but still gotta run super light line if you intend to cast into the log hole. Broke off on 2 snags and had 1 hit, none hooked and none seen hooked/landed.
1 more week and I'm confident it will be picking up quickly.
There are Kings in there, but I'll be damned if I can actually get my drift into the proper holes, due to the water height/speed just yet.
8/9/2011 - BlaKPlaguE - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
saw a king caught on sat. and a pink caught today behind old canary in sumner. Nothing 4 me but a few hits.
8/8/2009 - fishnapster - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished behind factory didt see dam thing caught from 630 to 830pm
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/9/2011.
8/9/2011 - Nuhler - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished puyallup where white meets it about 80 ppl no fish at all way too early still
8/8/2011 - Kingfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the 5th St bridge from 6 till 7:30 last night, caught none, had a couple hits, and saw one likely king on but guy lost it after a couple minute battle. They are coming in slowly, another week or so should be pretty damn hot.
8/8/2100 - dood - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hooked into three banked two landed one took none home.
River is still high, I was using a 10 foot leader on a 7 foot pole, had trouble getting the fish to the top water so I can net them out and the bank that I was talking about was actually a rock that i was standing on to get out of the water every now and again.
did catch and release one pinnk (foul hooked through the gut)
all in all good day, atleast I didn't get skunked
2 pinks one chinook on
8/7/2011 - Kipster - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The pinks are taking their sweet time, but they are coming. These pinks are fricking huge. I was walking down behind Mama'Stortini's this afternoon, and a guy was walking towards me with a decent silver, I stopped to talk to him, and it was a friggin' buck pink, and it was about 8-10 lbs, and I'm not making that up. Super fat, and almost chrome to boot. Was the biggest Pink I've ever seen, and he said they were all coming in that size.
8/7/2011 - no fish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup where the white meets saw about 30 guys no fish from 10am till 5 pm totally dead
8/8/2011 - jeremy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Skating ring, nothing. Saw one hookup not landed. There almost in boys.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/8/2011.
8/8/2011 - Joe - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished off 96th street Sumner, no bites. Still no fish for me. Can't wait for the run. I've been skunked so far. Maybe it's because I spend more time taking knots out of my kids lines then fishing. lol Oh well, my time will come.
8/8/2011 - Smitty78 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hooked up with a nice King this morning, but lost it as my dumb self was using too light of a leader.
8/8/2011 - birdy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
i fished the puke from 5-7 this morning and saw a couple pinks roll hooked up on 4 out of about 300 casts... it's just too early they'll be in thick in about a week or 2...
8/7/2011 - newfish2011 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Seen a couple pinks caught today. The run is starting
8/6/2011 - pinky - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished Sat. Went 1 for 2 on pinks and lost a king. Water color is fine, its always this color...just needs to come down to about 1800. should pick up by nextweekend just in time for the crowds and crowds!!
8/7/2011 - Joe - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished at 128th Sumner, nada, nothing. Corkys, corkys yarn, jigs and not a fish in sight. Water still very cloudy. It was a good opportunity to teach my 6 and 8 year old sons how to cast, when the fish come they'll be ready.
8/7/2011 - Smitty78 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Had both guys on either side of me hook up with pinks this morning up by Safeway.
8/7/2011 - Pink hunter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished near the Meridian overpass. No bites, no jumps but saw one guy hook a small humpie.
6/7/2011 - ALL BOUT THE COLOR - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
All ahead slow at the Puyallup White river area. Fished 4 hours to see not 1 fish landed, 23 others around with nothing also.KEEP GOING THEY WILL COME!
8/6/2011 - Salmon Searcher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I didn't catch anything behind Safeway, but i saw someone fight with a huge king, and another person caught and released a pink. They are coming... slowly.
8/6/2011 - Tyler - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puk from 2-7, First 20 mins there I seen 6 pinks landed, had a few hits. Saw 1 king jump. The river is down about 2 feet. Looks like the fish are coming in boys! Goodluck.
8/5/2011 - Jeff - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
@ the 5th street bridge hour or so this evening. Red corky purple yarn. Nothin'. A few guys there but no action. One rolled 8 feet away.
8/5/2011 - Scrat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup behind Freddie's for a couple of hours, river down about a foot, water good color. 3 guys in waders had one on, didn't see if he landed it. We got skunked....... again.
8/4/2011 - Fishyfinder - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup just below the cannery, fished from 7-9... Whole lot of nothing. Was great to get a line in the water. Fish rolled BEHIND us at one point(maybe six feet to bank, about two-three feet if water)... Startled the wife pretty good. Be back soon!
8/4/2011 - sup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
no fish at the p
8/4/2011 - Curt - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puyallup tonight from 6pm to 8pm. Nothing caught or seen caught. No jumpers. River is moving fast and high.
8/4/2011 - Heather - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Spent a few hours of the afternoon near Tiffanys. a couple strikes, no real action, no rolling. River is still 2 foot higher than normal and no visibility at all.
Tried Corkies - Red (reg and UV), Pink, Purple, Green/Silver UV with Black, Purple, and Red yarn. tried both Salmon and Shrimp lunker lotion both glow in the dark.
Black Green Meps #4
Strikes were on Red C/Purple Y combo. (no big surprise there!)
8/4/2011 - puyallupfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished from 0800-1100 at the 5th street bridge, still extremely murky and high! Saw one jump right in front of me if I had a net could have got it haha.
8/4/2011 - BigJoe - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished from about 10-2 Sumner, nothing. River so cloudy, no vis, hafta drop your lure directly in front of the fish for them to see it. Used multiple colors of corkys and yarn, mixed and matched, green, black, pink with herring scent. Its early, just enjoyed the sun. The fish will come.
8/3/2011 - Bronco - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fishing the puyallup in the afternoon up near the sumner area. Nada. Saw some kids floating down the river and they didnt see anything either. Man...where the fish at?! Still to early. Using pink corkies and pink yarn.
8/3/2011 - king - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
friend had one on assumed it was a pink when he brought the hook in. i also had one but lost within a minute of it being on the hook. saw one roll be back at are whole tomorrow. not in any rush not very hot fishing right now.
8/3/2011 - BigJoe - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished 5 hours, nothing today. Water still very cloudy,6 inch vis. Be at it again tomorrow. Using dark corkys, black yarn and herring scent, thinking about maybe throwing out a spinner tomorrow, any ideas let me know.
8/2/2011 - Dave - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puk behind the Fred Meyer for an hour with about 20 others. No one catching anything.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/3/2011.
8/2/2011 - pony boy253 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Found a secret hole wit some pinks n a few silvers in it...caught two pinks n landed a silver....
8/2/2011 - Bronco - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fishing the puyallup Tuesday. Nada yet...
8/2/2011 - Smitty78 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Spent the past two days behind Safeway in Puyallup and haven't caught a thing. I heard about one guy catching a small pink, two other guys hooking and losing pinks and one guy hooking into what he thought was probably a king. I also saw one pink roll right in front of me. Pretty slow, overall, but should improve when the water level recedes.
8/2/2011 - salmonstalker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the treatment plant in sumner saw one hook up looked like a nice king broke off half way in should be better in a week or so.
8/2/2011 - Hookerman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Stopped at the skate park on the Puyallup not a soul on the fast- moving river, Stood on the bank for 15 min and actually did see a roller under the trees on the opposite side... Caught my attention!! Still early and the water is high. Spoke to another angler suiting up to try his luck. He stated that tribes were netting below, not sure if netting is going on now...
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/2/2011.
8/2/2011 - norski - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished 3 hours by Fred Meyers. Nada..river his hi/fast. 6" of visibility
8/2/2011 - Lipripper - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup at the white river confluence. Ten people, one on after in two hours.
8/2/2011 - fisherman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished at puyallup river noting cot water still very high seen one king jump thats it
8/2/2011 - m.laughlin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished 4hrs behind the safeway in puyallup no fish
8/1/2011 - Injun51 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished lower Puyallup last weekend. Saw about a half dozen fish roll. a lotta river to cover
8/1/2011 - fishinking - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fish the puk from 5am to about 8 hit number of spots but nothing water to high and to fast now just got to wait for the lower to open
8/1/2011 - Curtains - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puy from dark til about 6:30. Lots of guys down there and no fishies. Still too early and water is real high.
8/1/2011 - whight ghost - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to puallup no fish yet but there is about 20 chromers in the carbon hatchery
7/31/2011 - FISHSTALKER - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
A buddy of mine took his boat to the mouth of the Puy to see if any fish were around, he told me it was nuts how many pinks were already headed up this early. He also saw a few kings jump as well. I headed behind sportco to check it out. Probably saw 15 or so fish jump the whole 10 min i was their. Sounds like I know where i am headed tomorrow.
2/6/2011 - Paul - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the skookumchuck, got there a day break fished hard until noon no bites, and there was alot of people no fish anywere, tribes are netting 5 days a wk so you wonder why theres no fish, were is our 50%?
1/18/2011 - liam brinn - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the Nisqually to take a look, didn't look good.
So I went Home.............
12/31/2010 - LoomisMan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Seen no fish seen 2 guys in a driftboat come out of the carbon?dontknow were you can launch up there?use red corkie, float jig, worm size 5 spinner nothing
12/27/2010 - super salmon slayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
a week ago we was slayin in the net catchin like 8 totes a day slow as hell now
12/10/2010 - just put in the mouth - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Whatcha know about high water?. ill tell ya the fish were sooo thick could cast without havin one on.crazy can't count how many hope its that good tomarow.
12/9/2010 - puttin'em on the bank - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
must of had 30 on then end of my line today was crazy...at one point I had count like 8 fish in 10 casts....broken in the new free rod I won from Auburn Sports on tues...broke in the the one I bought last night with like 10 fish as well...river will probly be blown out tomarow owell broke in the new rod really good....next wk maybe there wil be more...peace
10/27/2010 - Ignorantfisherman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Caught a nice 7lb. bright chrome chum down by Clarks creek. Quite a few fish caught down there this morning at the peak of high tide.
11/19/2010 - FishFever - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went fishing in the Puke behind Fred Meyer killed em went 7 for 10 on some chromers kept my limit
11/19/2010 - killedem - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Can't believe it only one at this spot and just killedem went home with my limit of chromes again
11/18/2010 - hookem good - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Water high fishin was good went 3 for 6 on bright chum...one was about 1lbs the other about 17 or 18...the bright ones smoke up good
11/17/2010 - Engine dat could - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Water high dirty. me and my broskey chilled out by Mamas. Tribal netting today and will be all week I heard. Guess we gotta hit up Minter with all the other great fisherpeoples. No chums rolling or seen all morning. only thing I reeled in was my corky.
11/16/2010 - FishFever - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puke under 5th st bridge water was high and visibility low no fish...maybe next time
11/16/2010 - offthehook - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished puyallup at clarks creek fished about one hour nothing river completely blown out running 10,000cfm
11/15/2010 - Bootstrap Ron - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Bootstrap here with a fine outing behind Safeway - 4 chums on green corkies and yarn. some stinky jelly anchovy is the ticket. Bootstrap out!
11/14/2010 - slap-ur-chummer-ho - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
We killem today best day I've seen since the silvers and a couple months ago when there was slivers and kings runnin got 2 bright chum today before the engines started there nets and trust I mean chromers with sealice
Edited by Easy Limits on 11/14/2010.
12/14/2010 - cowboy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished from 8am to 3 from sewage plant all the way up to the mouth of the carbon. did not see a single fish! went down to puyallup and found indians netting the entire river up n down shore to shore around 66th st bridge with tons of fish in their totes. the rape of this river is truly sad.
11/13/2010 - chummer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the sewer treatment plant in sumner...killedem down there went 12 for 15 there are in thick hit it again tomarow...red corkies and 10ft leader
11/11/2010 - puyallupino - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
about 8 guys at 116th. one guy landed a camo chum (about 12 lbs.) i fished that hole and caught one too (possibly the same one).
11/11/2010 - The coho killer - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup, in back of the turd wordler saw two bright coho come out one small chum all with in an hour.I didnt catch any using blue fox#4.The water has dropped a little since last time. tight lines ladies.
11/7/2010 - Tera - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Skunked on both the green and the puyallup today. Nothing happening at any of the favorite spots. Didnt actually see any caught but heard the story....The water was high in both rivers and hope maybe by the weekend and a little less rain conditions will be just right.. Tight lines all. This report was for sunday also...11/7/2010
11/6/2010 - Kyle - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished all over the puke today, river was high, but no sign of any fish, chum or else. Plunked the lower, drifted 96th street bridge and mouth of carbon. Nothing.
11/4/2010 - bubba - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished puyallup today, water level is really high - nothin
11/4/2010 - JLEDonger - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup this morning under the 96th street bridge. Caught and released 3 chums using a pink worm with smelly jelly on it. The chums are in the river.
11/1/2010 - slap-a-coho - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Well its just a lil early for chummers but they will be thick in the next couple wks or so....so I gave it a shot on the old puke at my fav chummer spot....seen plenty movin around and even that damn sea lion out there chasin fish up the river went 0 for 1 in the 2 hrs I was there....river should be higher tomarow which is good for me cuz for my chum hole the river needs to be up between 4000cfs and 4500cfs to get the drift I want they hug that bank and I drift about 10 from shore and usually do better then everyone down there cuz I hit the hole from the right angle and know what I'm doin...peace I'm out
11/1/2010 - chum bum - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puke .. a lil high, me too. went 3 fer 3 chum...
10/14/2010 - killin'em - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went and looked didnt see a thing movin anywhere well guess we will findout on nov 1 if it really opens back up to bad for this river this year usually kill the coho on the non pink years well tight lines...atleast had a few silvers early this year before they closed it did good on kings this year there
10/11/2010 - Rich - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
There are a ton of silvers in the Puyallup right now. You cant keep em but you can still fish the river.
10/2/2010 - JN - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Two hours with no fish caught. 5 others there and nothing for them either.
9/30/2010 - NO LUCK - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished across from the soccer field (again) and holy crap I got.................NOTHING (again)! And to top it off, i get home and see notice that they are closing it down due to lack of fish. It's almost as if the WDFW has been watching me fish that river every day. Ohh well, at least i know that i am not just missing them. Gonna try the Tiiton, heard they might have some fishes in there!
9/30/2010 - ONFISH - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I fished Levee. Seen fishon bangin a Ho with a male spinner. It got off after he got the runs. Keep em lines tight everyone.
9/29/2010 - pt - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup for two hours, moved to the carbon. nothing. Very poor this year. Talked to other anglers, nothing but lost gear...
9/29/2010 - Slowlydead - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Very slow on the upper puyallup..Mcmillian Area for 3 hrs this morning!! Just found out the indians are stopping netting cause the silver run is so bad this year. What does that tell ya...only 10 silver in the hatchery, usually hundreds by now. Oh well the satsop opens soon, should be a ton over there!!
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/29/2010.
9/26/2010 - Tom - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
just got back from the puyallup river, and for today nada
9/26/2010 - Seattle Slayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup every weekend for the last 5 weeks.Saw two fish caught.One silver about 8 pounds,and one king about 20 pounds.Down behind the old cannery in sumner is usually a real good spot.Always lots of guys fishin,but so far this year,no fish.Getting frustrated that i'll have to try further from home.
9/25/2010 - JN - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Put two hours in with no fish seen or caught. Still nice to be on the river, maybe next week someone will pull back.
9/25/2010 - hookinup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Guess what a whole lot of nothin all the way up to the carbon notta zip nothin this river is part brokin this year guess the flood in 08' really did kill the run or there would be good reports for the puke this year...I love this river but this year I think I'm countin it out I'm headed south cuz the fish are in down there for sure...good luck out there its rough this year
9/25/2010 - rod - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished sumner today NOTHING didnt see a roll did better at westport bottom fishing than here !this sucks :-(
9/25/2010 - NO LUCK - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished down behind fred meyers and nothing. Moved over to safeway on Valley side and nothing. Didn't see anyone else catching anything.
9/24/2010 - BoonDawg - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup at Soccer Fields this AM. I threw everything at 'em and guess what............SQUAT!!
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/24/2010.
9/23/2010 - NotAgain - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
You guessed it...fished the puyallup. Red/peach/green/pink/black yarn, 1/2, 3/4, 5/8, 1 ounce weights, 3ft-8ft leaders....I got nothing left. I've uses a spinning and casting rod...tried a few different holes...got nothing. The puyallup is dead...plain and simple. Perhaps I'll try the Nisqually or Carbon! Goodluck all!
9/22/2010 - Bootstrap Ron - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind Mama's today 3 fish rolled over a 2 hour session Nothing hit my line Water is dropping and cleaning up
9/22/2010 - petfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Carbon, behind the sewer treatment plant. Was only fisherman on that stretch of river. After an hour, hooked into a nice 16# hen chinook. A little dark, but great for the smoker, and the eggs were still skeined up, so got some fresh eggs! Finally....been fishing the Nasty, Puke, and Carbon since all have opened and finally landed me a king! Been a tough year for the punch card - last year this time, I was on my second card! Maybe the B run will be better.
9/23/2010 - FishHunter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fishing @ soccerfield hole. Hooked up 12 silver and took home nick chrome silvers about 15pound range. Use Orange and red corkies works the best. Try it guys...you will see results. Good luck and tight lines.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/23/2010.
9/22/2010 - Still trying - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the soccerfield hole this afternoon, there were a handful of anglers out, but no fish biting (used orange-red yarn, pink then yellow corky), however it seems that the river is returning to some bit of normalcy... on the surface..
9/22/2010 - NO LUCK - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Ugghhh...i have fished this river for a month, at least 3 days every week. 1oz or 3/4 oz weight, 3ft, 4ft, 5ft, 6ft leader, pink yellow black orange green corkie and yarn small med large and ex large, behind safeway, fredmeyers, crappy bridge, across the street from the soccer field, under the 410 bridge and nothing nada zip zilch. Just some lost leader and lures.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/22/2010.
9/21/2010 - Drift - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I caught a nice coho early and then nothing. I saw a guy catch a nice coho just down from me.
9/21/2010 - Dave - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
River is moving fast, but I caught a 6 or 7 lb Coho and lost one. there in here but you will have to be patient.
9/18/2010 - Slowfishing - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind safeway, 12 fishers inline of sight. Zero fish caught between 6am to 8am. River is high, current is fast moving.
Will try again tomorrow.
9/16/2010 - hookinup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
There in there saw about 10 hooked today lost 1 a buddy got about 6lb silver... water is goin to be in great shape tomarow can't say much more but yes the rain is here and yes that does put fish in the river...tight lines ill be gettin my limit tomarow
9/16/2010 - faroutadventure - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
0+0=0. Nothing! No fish, no fisherman, nothing jumping, dead. I've seen more action in a cemetary. The flood of 2008 wiped out this years return. That is the only thing I can think of that is making for a lousy season in the Puye!!
9/16/2010 - Steelheadhunter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Puyallup..fish is already at hatchery. Piled up. Indian ain't catching it either. Puke is only good for PINK run. We'll hunt for pinks in puyallup next year. Heha.
9/16/2010 - timmy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
checked out the puyallup today not very many ppl fishing saw probably 5 ppl fishing hoping to catch somthing this week.
9/15/2010 - rippenlips - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Checked out the Voit Creek Hatchery today. There is probable 500 very dark fish in the holding pond.
9/15/2010 - rod - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the puyallup this morning and saw a few fish jump and rolling but no bites ! fished by the treatment plant and the fish return dont look good this year not really much at the hatchery as well
9/15/2010 - Hunter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
been to the Puke everyday since opener since i live on the river, seen a total of ten fish caught that i have seen, but today there seemed to be alot more rolling around under and around the fifth street bridge northside. Alot more fish than in recent weeks. Red Black and metallic colors work.
9/13/2010 - JMK - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Same two guys limited on silvers as they did two days ago snd I got one too. Wish I didn't have to work yesterday or I could have stayed longer.
9/13/2010 - yeahyeahNo! - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Caught nothing today...same story as most. It's dead. Projected silver run is coming in low this year....better luck next year boys
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/13/2010.
9/13/2010 - Fishing Jones - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished from one end to the other off of east main. I saw 15+ people and no one had a thing. The most exciting part of my 4 hour stint was one breach.
9/13/2010 - Bigfoot - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Same story as most. Fished the Puyallup near Alderton Friday, Saturday, and Sunday total of about 9 hours, no fish and maybe one good bite the whole time. Very few fish in right now, didn't see anyone else catch anything either. One or two fish rolling, no jumping at all, seems the predictions for a good run were way off. Hopefully we get a good late silver run in October.
9/12/2010 - tazzfishtoo - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the cannery and alderton. NO fish at all. Lots of beating the water but no catching. lots of people leaving empty handed including us.
9/12/2010 - Bowser - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished from the puyallup/white junction and further up the puyallup into sumner from 200-530pm. no bites, no fish, nothing. noone else was catching either.
9/12/2010 - WholeLottaNothingII - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puke- What. The. Heck. There's nothing in that river...Fished from 8-12pm again....caught nothingggggg! I'm starting to think it's gonna be a crappy run this year.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/12/2010.
9/12/2010 - MMK - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup at the Milwaukee 5th St. bridge from 6am to Noon... Nothing happening at all. Its dead. Probably due to the fact that engines have blocked the river with there nets for the next 3 days :(
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/12/2010.
9/12/2010 - BoonDawg - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I don't know what I was thinking, but I caved in and fished the Puke again this morning from 7:30am - 9:00 with the hope of catching some Salmon. NOTHING! NOBODY HOOKIN ANYTHING but the occasional "tree fish"!
9/11/2010 - Fishin Fool - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished from 11:00 to 6:30 down from the Cannery. Not many people there. Saw three silvers taken on eggs. I released a small Chinook, small but very fresh. Seen three or four rollers. Very slow.
9/10/2010 - Tom Z - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puke from 7am-4pm. Fished from 512 to the mouth. Saw 1 fish jump for the entire time. No fish caught or rollers seen
9/11/2010 - JMK - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Saw two guys limit on silvers in 35 minutes. One guy 10 feet upriver from me the other 10 feet above him. Both of them slanging spinners at them. Corkies and yarn didn't even get a bite
9/11/2010 - BoonDawg - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished off Levee from 6:30am to 11am. SQUAT! NOTHING FOR ANYONE!! I just don't understand what's going on! It's supposed to be a fantastic Salmon return right?? Yet since the Puyallup opened Aug 1st it has been nearly, entirely, DEAD!! Can anyone shed some light on what's happening??
9/11/2010 - WholeLottaNothing - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup...river rd/levee rd/kmart/Fred meyer/fruit stand. Nothing. Nothing. And more Nothing! I'll be waiting until the fish arrive before I waste another 6 hours watching people catch Nothing! No hook ups...no rolls. Nothing! GLTA!
9/10/2010 - Ryan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup last weekend, hooked into a nice chromey King 15 - 20 pounder, it came out of the water several times......lost it after about a 10 minute fight. Gettin up tomorrow and will be fishin the Puy when the sun comes up! HOPEFULLY, I'll start hookin and landin some Salmon!! This year has been rough!
9/10/2010 - Oleg - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I was fishing today close to Kmart; there where about 10-15 people out there and no one caught anything.
10/1/9010 - Niko - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished up river yesterday around 5 PM. No one caught anything. There were more than 20 people there. The Fish is still not that far up the river. The combat continues today..... Niko out..
9/9/2010 - Bootstrap Ron - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup behind Kmart from 7-8 tonight. Caught one nice hen silver. I seen me 3 other fish jump. I think the silvers are coming. Bootstrap out...
9/9/2010 - new guy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the whole river from the portland street all the way up to fred myers. nothing saw a few sm silver jumpin at the tressle by portland ave water was calm over there.
9/9/2010 - hookinup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Lost one today seen a 23lb king still decently bright and counted 5 sealice on it...river was not producing like yesterday need some more rain and there will be another push of fish to come through for sure
9/9/2010 - Bigfoot - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup near Alderton last night for 2 hours. Not a bite, saw a coule rolls. Water about 2 feet over normal, and very muddy. Saw a 15# hen taken by snaggers working the big boulders - probably native since they quickly filleted it before carrying it out, nothing else with about 8 fisherman in sight. So far 1 king for about 25 hours of fishing this year. Definately an off-year at this point and still not much sign of silvers. Have noticed a lot more bullheads though.
9/8/2010 - faroutadventures - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished in the morning for a couple hours down by the old "Mickey Mouse Hole". Nothing happening. River was running fast. But it is clear. Or a little more clear than a few days ago. Not sure where the fish are at, just have to keep trying.
9/8/2010 - JustinTime - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Was down behind safeway this morning saw 4 caught between 6am and 10am one was a wild king others where silvers 4-8 lbs. I caught a Silver yesterday same place hopefully it starts heating up with thte rain we have gotten
9/8/2010 - FishOn - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I Fished last wednesday, thursday, and sunday. Then tuesday of this week so far... Mostly behind kmart and about 6 hours behind safeway. I probably spent close to 40-50 hours fishing the puyallup so far this season and still havn't caught anything. The kings and silvers are far and few between in the puyallup. I have yet to catch one of either in the past 2 seasons there. Last wednesday i seen about a dozen fish caught. Then it slowed down progressively over the course of last week to the point that on tuesday of this week that it was so slow i only seen 1 hook up and only one silver that someone had on thier way out behind safeway that day. The whole time i was there (about 6 hours) i didn't even see anyone get a bite. i'm sure this rain over the past cupple days is going to have a huge impact on the run this year. It seems at least from my experiance that the closer to the mouth you get the better. The puyallup is just plain not a very good river to fish from the bank. Unless the pinks are running. In that case it's hard to not catch a fish down there. Last season i put a cheeto on my hook and hooked a pink on my second cast. thoes stupid fish will bite anything. I'm going to explore that theory further next year when they are running again. But like most of us down there that's not what i'm after.
9/8/2010 - Barbed - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Got a nice 8 # Buck behind Safeway on E Main. Red
9/8/2010 - Carl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
HERE THEY COME!!! Finally the rain came and the fish are moven. I was fishing with my pal Boyd behind the poop plant in Sumner this morning. I saw five caught all in one particular area of the river. I wanted to nudge my way in but I know what that is like so I stayed put. Boyd and I wasn't as lucky but I did have one on but only for a short time. We are going to hit it again in the morning.
9/7/2010 - mark scott - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went back down to the puyallup in sumner this afternoon finally hooked up on a nice king. Turned out the guy above me hooked it to before me so he says, so he took it
9/7/2010 - wetwaders - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished McMillan, saw one roll, not on the beach. Went up to the mouth of the Carbon, nothing. Drove up to fish the Carbon and still not a thing. I had a king yesterday...today is dead!
9/6/2010 - fishON - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup sunday 9am-6pm NOTHING!OUT OF 30 PEOPLE AROUND ME NOTHING!,monday 12pm-2:30pm a nother spot n NOTHING! WERE R ALL THE FISH!i was, still fihing ,n yarn,corky all colors GOOD LUCK FELLOW FISHERMEN
9/6/2010 - Tom - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I fished from 7am-9am. Nothing! I used all different corky/yarn combinations and scent. Didn't see any caught nor did I see any rollers. Where are all the fish this year?
9/6/2010 - mark scott - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Spent over $500 on fishing gear this season havent caught a dam thing on the puyallup, had better luck with my spongebob pole last season.
9/5/2010 - fishin fool - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished downstream from the kmart from 11:00 to 3:00. Saw two lost. One 10# king and one 4# silver taken. Then I took a 6# silver. Fished for another hour and then had to defend my cath from three determined seagulls. Fish at the 115th street from 5:00 to dark. Nothing happening there, no fish no rollers nothing.
9/5/2010 - Garland - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished east side of 167 bridge from 8 am to 12:30. At least 50 fishermen spread out along this area. Only two silvers cought all morning, fun but slow. Rain coming and so is better times. See you on the river, and good luck to you...
9/5/2010 - Fish god hates me - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puke again today. North side way west. Only saw Indians pulling fish with their nets. No fish for me unless you count the 10 inch trout. Indians did give me hope that there are some fish in the water though they taunted me with their fish telling me I could buy one.
9/5/2010 - bassandall - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind safeway.. 5th cast, hooked a nice coho jumped and hooks came out. Nothing else... Sound tomorrow
9/4/2010 - downedpirate - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Puyallup, west of Moma Stortinis', from 3-7pm. Saw 6 kings caught, including guy next to me (about a 12 lb). Lot's of hits for the rest of us. That was fun!
9/4/2010 - choosen one - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the puke on leeve rd at 530 saw only one roll over. fished till 830 and nothing was going on. went to the carbon an still nothing going on. where are they?
9/3/2010 - Bowser - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished near the 410/Orting Hwy last night for 3 hours. No fish, no bites, no fish rolling or jumping. NOTHING!!! No one else there was catching either.
9/3/2010 - Firstcast - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup river in orting. Seen one guy walk out of the river with about a 27lb. Dark king ! But I got the biggest bullhead ever I think its a state record ! Ha ha
9/3/2010 - Kyle - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the mouth of the carbon for an hour with drift gear. Saw a good sized king clear the water, no fish on. Also visited the mouth of the white river. Probably 20 ppl down there no fish. Water has receedid from previous high flows.
9/3/2010 - Gq - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Well I was the first guy out at levee rd this morning, water looks good and my patience finally paid off I landed a nice 15-20lb buck! Not a chromer but still good and had some sea lice still stuck on! I was off the water by 7am ! Tight lines good luck I'll b back Sunday morning
9/1/2010 - Kid - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Picked up my first silver today, another guy had as well. THe water was high and fast, but was able with about 3 1/2 oz lead to get down where this fish was. More to come...
9/1/2010 - MasterDirt - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup at Levy road north side of river from BK this morning for a couple hours. I din't do nothin cept watch the entertainment as a nice Silver was caught, reeled in, an assist with a landing net put the fish in the hands of the catchin dude who promptly slipped, fell in the river and lost the fish. It was on the bank too. LMAO probably 5-6#. Then, later, Ryan hooks a King thinking at first it was a snag then the water broke... LOL, Ryan followed the King downstream with my daughter with a landing net in hot pursuit. A hundred yards downstream at about the time Laura ran out of gravel bar and was in it up to her..... elbows, the King ran out of patience with Ryan and decided he was done playing for the day. A dejected Ryan and Laura walked back with sheepish grins on their faces. Oh darn. That's all I saw for this morning. I'm sure there's more fun yet to come. River was bank to bank, very muddy and the gravel bars were submerged and water was fast. Maybe next time Ryan.
9/1/2010 - y2says - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Blown out. Fished with Som for about an 1 with no bites. About 10 other people on the water with the same result.
9/1/2010 - Geddy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Me and 25 of my closest friends were at the kmart hole at first light this morning. The water is super high since the rain, and it is quite a bit faster. Saw a nice silver (thought it was a king by the way it was running), and finally hooked my first fish of the year. I got him to the bank (what little of it there is - again, the water is way high) where he broke off.
Once the place really started to fill with people, and the line tangling started, I left. There is very little exposed bank left now. Hopefully it will dry out by the weekend.
9/1/2010 - raindelay - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
well we got the rain everyone wanted, fished levee rd this morning and it went up from 2000 to 3300 = blown out. 10 guys not one hooked fish. should be great by tomorrow!!
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/1/2010.
8/31/2010 - fishondrew - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the combat hole (behind k mart levve rd side) hooked into a saawweeeeeeeeet 12lb siler chromer baby what a nice time...
8/31/2010 - BD_Do - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puy 5th St. bridge for about 3 hours tonight. Saw 4 hookups and 1 landed 4# silver.
Not great but WAY better than anything previous. Been about 7 times since 8/1 and this is the first time I've seen fish.
8/31/2010 - holy anglers - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
THE SILVERS ARE IN! THE SILVERS ARE IN! Me and 3 buddies just got back and we all, we'll not including Buck, LOL- You'll get your limit bro!! LOL- It was raining, we didn't care, it was fish on on my 2nd cast! Anything Green and Pink was killin em. We were by the soccer field and Kmart hole. Tight lines everyone and God Bless.
8/31/2010 - Geddy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I went behind Kmart and saw quite a few people fishing on the north side of the river. I saw a 21lbs king and 4 silvers caught at the soccer fields this morning, but there were a lot of people there.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/31/2010.
8/31/2010 - rippin lips - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Kmart hole was a little crowded but it was worth it. I lost a big boy about 25 pounder kinger but went too for five with the silvers- I seen at least over 20 fish on the bank. YOu don't need long leaders guys!! I'll be back tomorrow for sure.
8/31/2010 - Kromerz - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
YES!!!! I am a trout fisherman and after 2 weeks of using this corkys and yarns stuff, I not only caught a 12 pound hen Chinook, I caught 2 Coho's!! I was behind Kmart and fished from 6am to 10!! The fish are so stacked right now it is crazy!! Everyone was getting fish even little kids. GET DOWN TO THE PUYALLUP NOW!!!!!!!
8/30/2010 - kipster - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
FINALLY!!!........after 17 days of fishing everyday in the same place on Levee RD, trying every single set up combo possible, and hearing everyones tall tails of these 10 lb silvers, and 20 lb kings, and fish rolling all over......
............Tonight was the night. FINALLY!!!
The guy next to me hooked a whopper, fish jumped about two feet out of the water,ran down stream,and the guy refused to take one step towards the fish. He sat there like a moron watching it run for about 13 minutes, and sure enough he ran out of line,...he could see the line in his spool dissapearing, yet he just stood pat like King of the jungle...fish gone! The silvers started jumping, and rolling like mad just before sunset, and the river became very active...THEY ARE HERE....FINALLY!! I'm using a tie dye corky. I'm still fishless on the Puyallup this year...but the fish are in FINALLY!!!
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/31/2010.
8/29/2010 - hookinup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
No fish today but I did get to see the coolest gamey ever....yep he pulled out an indian net up by the white river threw the five fish that were in the net back in the water and took the net...haha indians nettin illegally how about that...hittin the river later today see if there's anything that made it passed the nets this today...good luck tight lines
8/30/2010 - hunter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
All but the lower Puyallup was open still fish in there have been seeing a bunch rollover seems they stick around under the 5th St. bridge black corkie on dark green yarn works pretty well silvers should be in thick by the end of the week or so.
8/29/2010 - Larry - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished with my son and family by momma's Son landed a nice 10-lb King with peach pearl& Black yarn It was his first king. Had a great time and Dinner.
8/29/2010 - cashball - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished three hours in Sumner area no fish twenty plus anglers and not one hook up Indians were netting just down river pray for rain
8/29/2010 - To Trapperjack - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I used black corkies with black yarn. Nothing. Behind Fred Meyers.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/29/2010.
8/29/2010 - Trapperjack - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup this morning with a buddy. He caught a 15lb king yesterday and caught a small silver today and lost a nice won. I didn't catch or hook anything. Had about a 20-30 minute window where several guys on the gravel bar were hooking and catching fish. All were silvers except maybe one caught way down the bar. Couldn't tell. Fish are definetly in the river now.
8/29/2010 - Salmon Searcher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Out there at first light and nothing but 1 bite. Saw a couple roll, and one lady hooked a nice bright 25-30 lbs king and lost it after it seemed to be 10 min fight. The most action I have seen in a while.
8/28/2010 - Geddy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished at the soccer fields and saw one 13 lbs silver landed, one 15-17 lbs foul hooked, and one hook up. This was in a 5 hour period with 35-45 people within my eye sight. Not quite combat fishing, but close.
8/28/2010 - Porkchop - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the lower Puyallup,no hook-up's,had one bump,didn't see any caught,saw like 20 or so roll though.
8/28/2010 - ThePope - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished all morning with no luck. Saw 5 or 6 landed on the Levee rd side, but that was out of at least 30 guys standing over there.
And yes the bees are aggressive! Got stung in the neck as I left...
8/28/2010 - riverpan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished for 2 hours no takes never saw any roll no fish for any one lower river carefull of the bees there very agressive got stung in the face
8/27/2010 - kingkilla - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went yesterday and caught nothing. Saw one fisherman have one on for about ten seconds behind the skate park. I guess I'll have to wait for September because the run is late.
8/28/2010 - hookinup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went 3 for 7 yesterday took my limit of adult coho about 5lbs each....lots of others gettin fish just can't tell u where I'm fishin sorry not tellin secerts r secerts...use size one hook about 6 to 10ft leader one size 12 or 14 corkie and yarn and either 1/2oz or 3/4oz cannon ball on slider....guys color really doesn't matter they hit it all....good luck tight lines....indians net Sunday so forget the lower river its CLOSED sunday
8/27/2010 - JM - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished levy road today banked a 15lb King and seen 2 other Kings landed plus 4 silvers, best I have seen so far.
8/26/2010 - LookinGood - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Just got back from the puy this evening! Fish are slowly coming up stream. Need rain! I hooked into nice lookin chrome silver- approx 9 or 10lbs but couldn't land it. Saw a few other hook ups, nothing landed. Saw 1 nice looking King roll in the channel. The hunt for the elusive beast continues! They're out there!
8/25/2010 - nohitsatall - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Just left the puy nothing at all. Saw about 15 people. Saw nothing leave with them. It's about 9:25pm. Next time we'll get them.
8/25/2010 - da weasel - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished behind freddys for about 4 hours saw a few roll by hooked on to a silver about 10 # black corky and dkgreen yarn lost a couple probably foul hooked
8/25/2010 - GQ - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished 2hrs. Off levee road, had one on for 20sec felt small like a silver , did see a guy land a good sized king about 50 yards down stream. Only action I saw, 10 others in the same spot.
8/25/2010 - Barbed - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hooked 3, landed 1 20 # chromer.Maybe 2 guys fishing by me below Cannery. Early this afternoon saw 3 more landed and 1 Native sent back. All kings, no slivers.Best day Iv'e seen yet.#12 Red corky,black yarn. Good luck...
8/25/2010 - triple nickel - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Just in after 2 hours on the Puyallup under bridge at Fred Meyer... Saw a couple roll and had one little bump (I think) and seen none taken as I was the only one there...I'll keep at it though...Good luck all...
8/25/2010 - riverpan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
i have fished puyallup for over 20 years and rain is not going to help the fishing much this river doesnt need rain for the fish to move up if they are going to come they will come but this river has gotten real bad the last 5 or 6 years sure lots of pinks on the odd years but king and coho are way way down in numbers the wdfw dosent expect many back here agin this year
8/24/2010 - Golden Rod - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fish last night at a known hot spot for silvers and kings, I threw everything but the kitchen sink in the river. Lets face it we need rain. Maybe the tribe can do a rain dance in between nettings. Good luck guy's and keep the search going. Fish Onnnn????
8/24/2010 - Kipster - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Not to fret......I did use eggs tonight, didn't make a difference. Nothing has changed. Had a ton of people finally show up at my hole tonight, and they weren't catching fish either.....RAIN!!!!!!
8/24/2010 - Tim - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Im Not tryin to be downer but I have been fishing almost everyday and I have benn skunked evertime. Seen people catching but not me. I know be patient but damn when is it my turn. Any way does anyone know a good spot. I fish out of the 5TH st HOOLAGAN hole. thanks
8/24/2010 - porter - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the puy this evening thinking the tide might bring in some fish, but I was wrong! I wish I had some fresh eggs, old time plunking like we did in the 80's might be the best bet??? but I'm probably wrong..
8/24/2010 - ignorant fisherman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went last thur night & nothing was happenin...i'm waiting till the first weekend in sept...it's supposed to rain on the 29th & 30th.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/24/2010.
8/24/2010 - Barbed - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished it for 2 hours this morning and 2 hours early afternoon.Nothin for me and the other guys. Starting to feel like an idiot.I'll be back out tomorrow.
8/24/2010 - Bigfoot - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
As for the Puyallup, got one King on the 19th, have hooked several since then but nothing landed. Last night had a silver spit the hook out and nearly hit me with the weight. Very few fish in right now, not much rolling and nothing other than trout and junk fish jumping. My buddy had a big king on for about 10 minutes off eggs, but it broke him off - probably a wild monster.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/24/2010.
8/23/2010 - fishfishfishfish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I fished the derby on saturday their was 4 fish caught out of 60 people. a 18 a 15 and a 8 pound king were caught plus about a 8-9 lb silver.
8/23/2010 - Coho seeker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Slow still. Fished for an hour or so at fifth street. No fish. Need rain bad.
8/23/2010 - Barbed - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Got down to my favorite spot about 8. soon as i got there two guys were hooked up with silvers and lost them.that was all the action there had been and i saw nothing else. that was the best iv'e seen in 3 weeks.Hopefully fishing will be better tomorrow. i have to go back to work Friday
8/23/2010 - Carl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I am starting to feel a little foolish. I have fished the river four days a week, each week since opening day and..nothing. I went to my spot in Sumner today behind the wter treatment plant at 11:00 am as the early morning shift was leaving...there were no fished hauled out of there that I could see. After an hour and a half I said to heck with this and came home. Nature will eventually push those fish up river because they cannot hold the eggs forever. Good luck folks..see ya out there :-)
8/23/2010 - hookinup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went up to the hatchery and there is a good 75 to 100 kings sittin in the pond...fished 115th st saw 1 roll then fished just below the mouth of the carbon nothin headin down to a hole where I hear there was a some silvers and kings caught yesterday...tight lines good luck
8/18/2010 - thePope - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the Puyallup for the first time on Friday and hooked into a really nice king. Lost it after a 15 minute fight. Pretty lucky hookup I think--I didn't see anyone else hook anything that entire evening, or in 5 hours of fishing on Saturday.
8/22/2010 - MrJohn - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
My report is the same as everyone else's.
Son and I took grandson down near McMillan.
One of the brief hang-ups might have been a hit?
River color is pretty good actually. As good as it gets for a glacier stream.
8/22/2010 - ekc - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Whipped the water for 3 hours starting at 5:30PM. Saw 1 fish nose out of the water at around 8:15PM. My son was with me and neither of us got anything...maybe a couple of strong tugs, but nothing else. One guy across from us & 12 downstream...nada for them as well. Fished last week and same story. Fish should be in by now. In any case, ain't no nookee like chinokee, and MAYBE I'll get some next week.
8/22/2010 - fishON - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished bout 3 hrs 9am-12pm nothing i seen 1 jump but it look like a mino trout lol-not even a pound-need rain ,good luck
8/22/2010 - Skunked - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Yep. 5 days fishing and at least 60 folks hanging out in the river with me and I did see one king (12 lbs.) if that pulled on the gravel bar east of meridian street. I have not seem any jump and sure is slow.
8/22/2010 - Eric - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Really need rain that should get the fish in the river. Unless u need practice dont bother. Pray for rain
8/21/2010 - mrjay2u - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished 4pm until dark. Nothing.... 1/0 hook,Black yarn,shrimp scent,Black cork w/ hot pink dots. New to the area so I don't know the local names of the holes, just by the 410 off ramp in Sumner.
8/21/2010 - Cornholes - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the the pukey from 0700hrs to 1200hrs. Nothin'.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/22/2010.
8/21/2010 - kornnob62 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
A real yawner. Nada,Zip and Nothing fished 5:30-1:00 need rain.
8/21/2010 - JJ - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
9/20/2010 - Joe C - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the PUY down by the Cannery for about 5 hours last night - NOTHING! Did not see any signs of fish- no one else on the river had any action either. Slow, Slow, Slow
8/21/2010 - Welch - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished from 5:30AM to 7:00AM no hits or bumps; used Black Yarn, Trusty yellow corky with black spots and bright pink small corky, shrimp smelly jelly and a 4 foot leader - usually this combo is money for me...no fish in the river in my opinion, majority are still holding for the big run. Fish On!
8/20/2010 - Kipster - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Day #5..........still no fish. Have not even seen a fish. Caught a big native opening day on the Skok, and other than that, I don't even remember what a salmon looks like. The Puyallup is dead, and I will not be posting for day #6 unless it rains first. Nothing is changing, so until the first rain........yard work.
8/20/2010 - fishON - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
FISHED BOUT 7 HRS TODAY NOTHING THERE WERE BOUT 10 PEOPLE AROUND ME N DIDNT SEE ANY1 CATCH ANYTHING,GOOD LUCK FISHING ILL TRY NEXT WEEK
8/20/2010 - Nate - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Another day of nothin. Had a bite for like 10 seconds and then broke off. maybe the weekend rain will push them up. IT IS DEAD. DON'T EVEN BOTHER
8/20/2010 - hookinup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Nothin anywhere was up and down the whole river today hit all my good spots and tried a couple new spot but still nothin well good luck to all in the derby I suggest fish everywhere u can cuz there not much to pick from tight lines
8/20/2010 - otherpinkmeat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished puyallup fife area so fricken slow over 30 plus hrs last 4 days and nothing still this time last year had 10 king by now heard its picking up at pt defiance. maybee next week good luck in the puyallup sober derby tomorrow may need to drink to enjoy the slow day 12 lbs silver will win it lol fish on beer boys
8/20/2010 - Barbed - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Been fishing my favorite spot about a half mile down river from the old cannery. Been giving it hell for 3 weeks and no luck. Have not personally seen anyone catch anything either.Man, I know it's still early but a king or two would be nice...
8/18/2010 - Nate - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Tried it and nothin for 3 hours. Out of 50 people one guy had a bite. For 3 HOURS
8/19/2010 - Kipster - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Day #4 without any signs of fish. The rain at this point I'm thinking is a must. Thanks for the pops Greg, and Weasel...........the weather is a changin'......it was looking kinda fall like out there tonight. Beautiful, but starting to get cold.
8/19/2010 - hookinup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the secert hole again today lost 2 didn't get to see them but we will say they were native kings...and bonked a 10lb hatchery silver oh was nice and easy straight into the net...saw a few other fish hooked up but nothin landed...yesterday was better with 12 fish on between 2pm and 7pm...tight lines good luck to those enterin the derby on Saturday weigh ins start at 7am and ends at 5pm
8/19/2010 - greenriver - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
8/19/2010 - Mike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the river for about 3 hours today @ the 5th street bridge and got nothing! 2 days in a row now and havnt had one hooked up, nor have i seen any hooked up.
8/19/2010 - hunter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I live on the puyallup have been there the last 4 days and only seen 3 fish come out very very slow. Trying every combination of setup not any noticable difference.
8/19/2010 - Carl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Its noon and I just got home from the river, behind the water treatment plant in Sumner. I saw a guy walk out with what looked to be a bright silver about 6 pounds. I didn't have any luck as usual. I talked with a guy who said he caught a 6 pounder last week in that location. He showed me the rig set up he used which was not a whole lot different than what I have been using except for the size of the corkies. I think the fish right now are few and far between and the guys who are catching them are just lucky, not to insensuate tnat they are not skilled fisherman.
8/19/2010 - da weasel - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
just got out the river my buddy greg hooked on to two kings one was a native had to let go i caught a 20 pounder good luck guys
8/18/2010 - Kipster - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
3 days without fish. I know they are in there because we hear about the people catching them. I've tried corkies, no corkies, green yarn, black yarn, orange cheaters, small green corkies. 6 feet of leader, up to 9 feet of leader, and all variations of weight over the past three days. Been fishing about 5 hours every night, trying all variations of this, that, and the other. Personally I think the rush is still parked out in Commencement Bay waiting for that first rain to hit. The lucky few who are hooking the early fish are just that "LUCKY".....and I'm jealous as hell, and that's what keeps me going down each night. Been at the same place all three nights, on Levee RD across from the Tattoo shops on River.
8/18/2010 - Carl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Must be a rumor about fish in the river because starting at 10:00 behind the treatment plant in Sumner it was combat fishing. I was in the water next to another gentleman and he asked if I saw that big one roll right between us in shallow water...my answer was no. I got to tall you guys about combat fishing. It was okay because everyone was in sync untl this guy came down with his two kids and wife and decided to park right next to me. Dad tried to cast but half his pole went into the water..I packed up and left..no fish. I will try again tomorrow morning. Good luck to you all!!!
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/18/2010.
8/18/2010 - kdp101 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Kmart hole for about 2 hours. Don't know why guys are reporting not seeing any fish, because I landed a 12lb hatchery Hen. I hooked into a big boy too, but he got wrapped around some line in the water..NOOOO!!!! I was using 2 small orange corks and red/black yarn. The fish are in, go down and find out for yourselves, you won't be disappointed.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/18/2010.
8/18/2010 - jj - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
8/18/2010 - Ruben - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup for 3 hours and nothing . need rain! go to skok
8/17/2010 - RG - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the sandbar on the Puke just below the water treatment plant from 4-6pm. Nada. Didn't see a single jump or roll. 7 guys fishing in my line of sight...Nada for them as well.
8/17/2010 - Jethroe - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
South Main st. bridge Sumner hooked a big bright king, 30 seconds of glory. double chartreuse and orange corkies black yarn.
8/17/2010 - eli - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished by freddies 10-3 and got nothing. about 10 guys around us and nothing for them either.
8/17/2010 - poorboy - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished a little this morning with nada to show, did hear told of a few caught above 5th st....
8/17/2010 - hookinup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Lost a big boy this mornin around 8am no lies about it 35 to 40lbs easy...first I thought I was hung up again in this same spot id keep gettin hung up in but this time it wasn't set the hook once it just sat there set it a second time tryin to pull it out bam fish came flyin out of the water shot up river fought it for about 2 min and it popped the hook out...brightess biggest fish I've ever hooked on this river in the 10 yrs I've been fishin it...well same spot tomarow mornin see if she is still there!
8/17/2010 - rod - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
did the puyallup lost one at sumner sept plant guy hooked a apparently a big one he to lost it as well ! oh well it felt nice to get outa the house !
8/16/2010 - josh chandler - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the puyallup fished behind levee road side of the gravel bar killed the fish i was there with my mom and we hooked 12 fish in the first hour. could never get the to the bank and i could see a majority were fal hooked. but overal great time then i went ad got some lunch with my mom and came back about to hours later and my mom landed a 30 pound king i never got a bite but i love my mommy and she is a great fisherwomen
8/16/2010 - Alexander Gasper - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Landed a big native king by the fruit stand, hooked him in the tail, had to let it go and man that hert. But the good news is the big fish are in.
8/14/2010 - jacob - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the favorite hole today on the puke along with a couple buddies fished for 2 hours 1st fish was caught in the first 20 mins the other 2 caught a hour later, it was good. FISH ON!!!!!!
8/14/2010 - JDilla the Fish Killa - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I did at a trot, I did it at a Gallup, I did so hard that my heart paputated, so dont be late, do the Puyallup.
WOW...Nobody was down at the Puyallup. I thought maybe the river was closed or somethin. So...Fished 2 hours, the evening bite. Nothing, no hits, no fish rolling, notta.
Big Cheif was getting ready to throw the nets he said in the morning, but I think as soon as we left as the boat was on the bank. He said things were extremely slow. The fish checker said they have counted 20 fish at the hatchery. Costco has Sockee Whole 4.99 per lb. Go luck.
8/16/2010 - SORENSEN - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
8/16/2010 - Bigcountry - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup near soccer fields for three hours this morning. I got skunked, and I did not see anyone else catch one. Definitely not the first time I've been skunked but it still stings a bit
8/16/2010 - JJ - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
8/16/2010 - Carl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Started at 9:30 in Sumner behind water treatment/recycling. For the first time since opening day I had one on for about 5 seconds and he got off. I was told that one was caught in that area that morning. The sun was a killer so I got outta there at 11:30
8/16/2010 - tommy hotdog - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puke , got a 6 lb took 3hours, not many fish ,
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/16/2010.
8/15/2010 - New Guy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind Kmark from 3-6PM and caught nothing. About 10-15 other people were there but i did not see anyone catch anything. Will try again next week or when I get news of better outcomes
8/15/2010 - here fishey - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I was fishing chambers creek today, talked to one of the indians that was netting the puyallup river this morning.
They can only net on Sundays until silvers are running.
They had about 70 hatckery kings in there cooler. Not many for a net in the water for 6 hours.
See you tommorow morning on the puke.
8/15/2010 - empty netter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the puke around 11am till about 1:pm. Nothing jumped on my line. Maybe in a few more days.
8/15/2010 - AL - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the yallup at the main st bridge off sumner/puyallup. Lots of anglers , no fish. Terrible. There for 3hrs.
8/15/2010 - Injun51 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the lower Yallup by the soccer field from 6 to 11 this morning before it opens up to everyone tomorrow. Missed a few at the end of drifts but did come home with an 8 lb silver. used orange/chartreuse corkies with red/chartreuse yarn and a drop of shrimp oil. Good luck tomorrow fellas
8/15/2010 - green river killer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the puyallup early this morning, decided i was gonna drive down river road first to se if the indians had there nets out yet, and sure enough they were setting up there nets, so i decided to fish up stream a little bit and went to my king hole by the mouth of the stuck, i saw one jump about a foot out of water, maybe a 20lb king or so and that was it, eventualy i got forced out of the hole due to rude fisherman who had to over crowd the hole for me o well i had to come home and fire up the smoker anyway
8/15/2010 - JJ - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
8/15/2010 - Big - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup yesterday morning for about three hours in Sumner. Nothing. I did see a guy up river land one, but couldn't tell how big. Fish Counter came by and confirmed 18 pounder...
8/14/2010 - hookinup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the puke once again today saw 4 on 2 landed and 2 lost the lower river is were its at now nice bright fish down there just can't tell u were....tight lines be ready
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/15/2010.
8/14/2010 - pill popper - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puke today, nothing yet but there commin.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/15/2010.
10/14/2010 - jj - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
8/14/2010 - Salmonator - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puke again today around 3pm, didn't see one fish roll. Was behind Freddy's, seen only 2 other angulars, they were skunked as well. I agree with Carbonkiller, can't wait until the Carbon opens....
8/13/2010 - CarbonKing - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished again in Sumner switched my technique throwing a pluged sardine wraped with dungeness crab, no takers can't wait for the carbon to open i don't call myself carbon king for nothin!
8/13/2010 - Salmonator - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puke, yesterday & today. No action what-so-ever, did not even see one fish roll -very disappointing! Can't seem to find a spot on this river with fish, guess it's just my luck...
8/13/2010 - Salmon Searcher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puke for about an hour today, and all I got was a big fat nothing. Need rain and lots of it.
8/13/2010 - Chrome hunter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went fishing yesterday nothing dawa few roll but nothing be caught we really need some rain to bring the fish up the river. the river moving pretty good so i would use 3 quarter Oz weights to keep it on the bottom and use colors like red green orange and black for corkies and yarn. They're comin keep your fingers crossed and your lines tight :-)
8/13/2010 - slayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the old secert king hole again today seen 10 roll between 6 and 8ish and didn't hit a single one today I dnt get it somedays they r all over and somedays they aren't well today they were there but not fricken hit anything and even the secert spoon that kills them every year...well tight lines good luck
8/13/2010 - hookinup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Seen 3 roll no takers fro 6am to 1030am behind the sumner poop factory...
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/15/2010.
8/13/2010 - John - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fish under 512 nothing, 5 guys below, nothing, 3 above nothing. Not one roll. Fishing is slow.
8/13/2010 - carbonriverkiller - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup by antons yesterday saw a ton roll hooked into a few on accident saw 4 caught above me. looking very good cant wait to get a hog!! FISH ON..
8/12/2010 - CarbonKing - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished in sumner on the puyallup plunking power bait and marshmellow got lucky caught three sucker fish good eating.
8/12/2010 - Gq - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Had some extra time today and went down to the puyallup behind Safeway. Fished a hole for about 45min and moved down to another spot. A guy left and I moved o where he was and 2nd cast I thought I was snagged, then I felt the head shake! Fish on , too bad it got behind some rocks in a rapid and broke my line! Last setup I had too. Green corkie with black yarn! Headin back this weekend hopefully will land it this time!
8/12/2010 - slayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished up above the hwy 162 bridge let one native go and lost to others finally founthe hole where they are sittin and hittin good luck tight lines
8/12/2010 - Carl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Gave it a couple of morning hours at my usual place...behind the water treatment and recycling center. I don't think anyone had any luck there today. I did see a hog of a salmon roll on the opposite bank. I tossed him a corkie and he ignored it as the rest have been doing. I am done until Monday. Good fishen to you all.
8/12/2010 - smokem - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind Fredies this morning for about 3 hours and a big fat 0.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/12/2010.
8/12/2010 - hookinup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Seen 7 jump this morn bein active down at the secert hole but no one was gettin anything guess they were just slappin us in the face sayin haha u can't catch me
8/11/2010 - hookinup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the old puke didn't see a anything goin on down on the boundary line after the high tide...we need some rain it will push fish up if u remember last years down pour in sept and u got in on the silver action u would know...I hit 60+ silvers last sept in one wknd ranging from 5 to 15lbs...we need rain!!...use lots of blacks, oranges, reds, and keep it small and low try 1/2oz or 3/4oz cannon balls on a slider depending on how fast the water is and u will feel the fish better
8/11/2010 - jj - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
nothing yet i just got home from the puke.
8/11/2010 - Chris - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished at the sewer treatment plant on the puyallup Saw and got nothing. Only 3 other people on the river. Went down 115 th same thing there. Slow. Talked to a guy who said he saw a 34 pounder caught under the bridge off off 128 th.
8/10/2010 - broncorider - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fishished the puyallup Tuesday evening and it was slow. Fished in sumner for a little while and didn't hook or see anyfish. A guy mentioned that you saw a couple fish come up and roll but thats about it. Drove down to traffic ave to see if there was anything going on the river and once getting there I didn't even want to fish it. I moved on behind fred myer in puyallup and seen a handfull of guys fishing. I fished for about a hour or so and again, no hits, didn't see any hooked. Its pretty slow out there guys, save some gas and time and wait another week or so before hitting the puyallup. I'm sure there is fish in the river but probably not worth the effort at this time. Good luck!
8/10/2010 - justlooking - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went down the the puyallup on tue nothing for me. but from the sounds of things are slowly getting there. heard of one guy getting a nice king. also, the bushes on the side of the river look to be getting more gear than the fish. Looks like x-mas trees with all the gear hanging from them. good luck all
8/10/2010 - uglystick - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the puyallup just behind the skate park from 5-6:30pm got some bites but they were just spit right out. saw a guy down river pull one in an everyone else seemed to be getting bites. but hopefully we catch one or two tomarrow hitting it early 6AM keep'em tight guys cya on the river!
8/10/2010 - CarbonKing - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down to the puyallup in Sumner just bought a $400 dollar G Loomis ready to show these fish who's boss. Started out plunking a giant spin and glow tipped with power bait and marshmellow, nothing yet.
8/10/2010 - Hookset - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the puy today nothing for me but seen a guy get one on and freaked out then lost it. But it nice to see something happening!
8/10/2010 - Carl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished down from Main St Bridge from 9-1, saw one Silver caught and one King that got off and one that rolled...that was it. No one else got any hits that I know of. It was encouraging :-)
8/10/2010 - slammin salmon - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
the fishin is getting really slow in the salt water so thats a good sign.. tried the puyallup again this moring for 2 hours after we hit the sound but still havnt caught anything and my buddy claims he saw a couple fish role but i didnt see any myself but i did see 2 yesterday morning... keep em' tight boys
8/10/2010 - Chrome hunter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fishedby the old canery in the evening last night and it's still pretty slow give it 4-5 days after the rain we just had last weekend and it will be a zoo keep you lines tight they 're coming
8/9/2010 - Andrew - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Was down at the Puyallup all day today again. A little better day than yesterday. Got a hit but he spit the hook pretty quick. Saw quite a few roll down behind the skatepark. They are moving in!! Keep those lines tight!!
8/9/2010 - river killer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished they puke from 6 to 8:30pm saw my first king pulled out of this river this year maybe a 15lb fish, the guy pulled it up maybe 5 min before i showed up, that was the only action i saw today, but now have proof they are there so i will be back tomorrow lines tight fisher people
8/9/2010 - hookinup - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puke once again...yep no luck nada zip...so guy said he seen some rollin around but no takers. i personally have only seen 3 fish on that river this year 2 broke off and saw one landed by a 16yr kid...his lucky day i guess.. ive put alot of time in that damn river already this yr and well just have to wait and put the time in and it will produce fish in the next couple wks...there will be some big boys in there so keep ur lines tight
8/9/2010 - slammin salmon - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
the fish are starting to move... fished early this moring didnt catch anything but i saw a couple role in the 2 hours i was there.. i give it about a week before the really start comin in... tight lines guys... this is gonna be 1 hell of a season...
8/8/2010 - Tim M - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished all day got nothing, But I watched my buddy land a 12.5 lb king. Starting to come in!
8/9/2010 - WINDWALKER - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the great bend in the river it was a good day... to be a fish.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/9/2010.
8/9/2010 - Carl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished somewhere between Safeway and the Main St bridge...nothing. I stayed until the noon shift came in, maybe they will have better luck. Met a nioe guy who gave me a tip that helped me...don't know your name but thanks a lot! Wished you could have given me a fishing tip as well :-)
8/9/2010 - Ben - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Main St Bridge from 8-noon. Nothing. 10-11 other people, all with the same result.
8/7/2010 - Kid - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Skating rink for 2 hrs on Saturday, about 6 guys and no fish to be had.
8/8/2010 - Andrew - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Stood out there behind fred meyers for about 2 hours...not a damn thing
8/8/2010 - MrJohn - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Needed to get away this afternoon so grabbed my stuff and my dog and went down by McMillan. No fish.
8/8/2010 - spanky - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
7:45am 10:30am Off of Levee Road 15-16 guys on the water not a thing.2 weeks and it should be better.
8/8/2010 - Jeremiah - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
8/6/2010 - sam - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
nothing. 10 more days it will be a zoo
8/5/2010 - sam - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
my bro got 1 king 15 ponds its good at skokoims
8/5/2010 - Carl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I am sounding like a broken record. Fished on the north side of the river behind Antons down from Main St bridge from 9:00am to 11:00am. Normally give it four hours but remember the definition of insanity so I shortened my stay. Very few fishermen, everyone cleared out early...nothing seen nothing hooked. I am done until Monday.
8/4/2010 - river killer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished behind the do-do factory from 6pm to 7pm, nada. only a few people out fishing and about half of them were just plunking eggs the other half drifting yarn, no one had any hits. i will try again this weekend.
8/4/2010 - Tera - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Had another long day at the Puyallup. Fishing behind freddys again and only had one good hit. However I wastch the guy across from me fight a nice bright King and landed it...Better luck for me next time. But hey its nice to see someone catching. Try again tomorrow. Tight lines
8/4/2010 - Matty - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished Levee Rd today with a buddy, I had one hit and he said he had two. I think there are fish there but they are few and far between. Hopefully it picks up soon....we are a few weeks early. Im gonna head up to the Carbon opening day in the afternoon.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/4/2010.
8/4/2010 - Carl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Samo Samo. Fished between 9:00 am and 1:00pm somewhere down the noth side from Antons, I guess that bridge is called the Main Street bridge?? Guy was ther since 6:00am, saw nothing. There were several people throughout the morning up and down the river but there was nothing vaught. One guy told me he saw a large King roll about 15 ft off the north bank but frankly I thought he was hullicinating. Will try again tomorrow then I am done until Monday.
8/3/2010 - Carl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Tried it again this morning behind Antons north side of river. Fished from 0900 till 1:00.....absolutely nothing. There were 9 people on that portion of the river and they had no luck either. Will be there again tomorrow morning, the fish will make it up sooner or later.
8/1/2010 - BroncoRider - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the opener near Sumner. Nothing, no fish. Buddy of mine said he may of saw one splash. Need some rain and time and we should see some decent fish.
8/2/2010 - Tera - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind freddys and nothing really happening yet. One splash across the water near bank and other then that saw nothing and only one hit. Slow but should pick up soon. Tight lines all.
8/3/2010 - LongLiner - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished opening day and lost one at the bank!! Yes it is slow but you guys gotta remember that it never opens this early. We are usually 2 more weeks till the opener, so it will pick up. And yes there are fish in the bay, just like last year they arent hitting and just moving throug. Been marking lots of fish out there and last year that happend and the puyallup was on fire for kings. Just wait 10 to 14 more days and it will be murder time!!
9/2/2010 - wetwaders - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I also fished just down from Main St and caught nothing but sticks...sounds like there's not much happening in the bay either. No rollers, hits, just 20 or so fisherman up and down the river stretch. Hope it picks up soon.
9/2/2010 - Fishon253 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished behind Fred Myers..No signs of fish
8/2/2010 - Ben - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished just down from the Main St bridge, with nothing to report. No sightings, no rolling, no hits, nothing but brown water and a couple sticks. . . Probably try again in a few days.
8/2/2010 - Carl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Tried it agin this morning. I was on the north side of the river across from Antons. I was there between 9:30 and 12:30 the guy fishing next to me hooked one around 10:30. It was only on for a short time. I saw it roll just as it spit out the hook, nice size fish. Everyone left around noon as nothing was really happening except that one that got away. I will be back tomorrow morning to try it again.
8/1/2010 - Kid - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the skating rink and only saw a steelhead, no kings yet.
8/1/2010 - JM - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished levee road today and the guy next to me landed a nice King and I saw one up river from me but I do not know if they landed it or not.
8/1/2010 - captain salmon - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished a secret (king bearing hole) on the puyallup good in past years none to speak of today saw none rolling. looks like its going to be a few weeks yet.
8/1/2010 - Carl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished early afternoon on the north side of the river my Antons. About 20 people no fish hook,none seen rolling. I did hear that a couple 15 pounders were caught today along Levee road. Good luck folks, see ya tomorrow morning.
8/1/2010 - Cohoseeker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
No fish. Fished for 2 hours at 5th street bridge. Lots of people. Very slow.
7/30/2010 - Greg from Guam - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Saw some 'tween boys messing around under the bridge by Freddy's, they claim to have seen some fish rolling in the river, this was Wednesday though. So I guess we will have to just wait and see won't we? See you all there on Sunday! Best of luck to the thousands of fishermen and women who'll be out there!
12/10/2009 - wannafish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I wanted it to warm up so I didn’t get to the water until 11:30am. That was too soon. The outside temp was 30 and the water temp was 32. There were small ice slushbergs floating in the river. Where I was there was about four landing of ice that had formed from the bank. I didn’t see any caught nor felt anything. I did catch a chunk of ice but it didn’t fight very hard. I left just as the slushbergs were melting but my toes were aching.
12/3/2009 - wannafish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
From 8-10:15am I was trying to catch a salmon at the 115th st hole with a few other people. No one I saw caught any fish. I did not see any fish at all. The water visibility was at least 12 inches but it may have been more. The gauge for the Puyallup at Alderton said the river was close to 47.60ft. and around 1250cfs. Where I fished the current was a little fast. I left after I lost my last large weight, besides the fact I had stuff to do. The water temperature was 36° and the air temp was 30°. I had icy guides on my rod. I used several colors of corkies.
The real kicker is when someone I fish with occasionally sent me the picture of a friend of his with a 20 lb Chum that the friend caught. Then the video came of it being netted. That was the most action I saw! Then he says that later they moved up to the 115th st. hole and he brought one in and saw them rolling in the river. ;-)
12/2/2009 - petfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the river at 5th street brideg about 1130 today; water in great shape. hooked and landed big, fat buck chum on 2nd cast. wasn't even going to fish today; but the water looked great. green yarn, red corkie. my black lab dog had a field day on the river; her first trip. might try the Carbon tomorrow
11/30/2009 - GummieD - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
got to the river about 4:00pm. nobody was there had the whole river to myself. hooked into a nice king, fought him for about 20 mins. got him right up to the shore and my line snapped. he was about 35" long. after that it was too dark to fish anymore so i called it a day.
11/11/2009 - wannafish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I got to the river somewhere close to 3pm and left at 5pm. There were 3 other people fishing and they left by 3:30pm leaving me with it all to myself. The river was in very good shape. The clarity may have been up to a foot, around 1500cfs - 47.5 feet and dropping. I didn’t catch any salmon and didn’t see any. On my third cast I hooked into a fish. It didn’t fight too much. Could it be some old boot? No, it was so silvery and beautiful. It had this rosy blush down its cheeks and side. It had a white mouth so I figured it wasn’t a jack silver it must be a trout. Under 20inches so it wasn’t a steelhead.
It was 14-16 inches long. I thought that trout fishing was over the 31st of Oct. but I read, when I got home, that it goes until Feb. I did catch a smaller trout last Thanksgiving in about the same place. Maybe next Nov I will catch it again and it will be 18inches.
11/5/2009 - wannafish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I was near the 5th NE bridge and I fished from 7-10:30am without anything hitting but leaves. The visibility in the water was about 7 inches. I used the flies I tied but then switched to corky and eggs. I didn’t see any one else catch anything either.
The weather was overcast and with gusts of wind. It started to rain as I left. The forecast is for a lot of rain and wind. The rivers should go up. While I was there the gauge (Puyallup at Puyallup) recorded 2200cfs and a little above 11 feet.
10/30/2009 - wannafish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I have been watching the river flows for the Carbon and Puyallup yesterday (29th) and this morning (30th). The flows had been receding all day and as of 9:30pm on the 29th it would be ok to fish the 30th. I got up 6am with fishing on my mind. Checked the flows online and the Carbon had gone up 2 feet (10ft), making it in my mind, unfishable. This is due to the warm temps and snow melt. The Puyallup was up a foot. I remember fishing the Puyallup once when the Carbon was blown and hooking two fish right next to shore but I could not remember the flow volume’s. Therefore, I thought, I got up to fish, so I will go check out the 115th street hole. That is what I did. I fished a short time in the muddy, leaf, and downed tree ridden river. I fished real close to shore next to me. I had so many hook ups that I quit. Leaf hook ups, on my line, weight, and hook.
PUYALLUP RIVER AT ALDERTON, WA discharge was at 2000cfs and gage height at 49 feet while I was there. It has gone up now to almost 51 feet and 7000cfs in just 4 hours.
10/29/2009 - billy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I heard the water had rose on the puyallup and i decided i will try it. will that was the best choice i ever made. all i can say is i love rain. i landed 2 eight pound silvers and numerous others not as large. just go where the carbon river runs into the puyallup and fish right where all the streams meet. the lure i landed them all on was blue corkies. they dont hit hard but they fight good. i am suprised that the silvers are so good looking. well ill check in later. FISH ON.
10/21/2009 - fishboy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Fantasy Island hole, just old pinks. No silvers all day as had been reported. water seemed low
10/19/2009 - allwaysstuckinarockandahardplaceubetchauhhuh - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Have been down to the river for about the last 5 days. Since the water went from so low to + 2 feet the bite is dead. The water was back down about 8 inches today in the lower end. River is pretty quiet and color is definitely getting back to carmelI did see a couple 4-6 lb.ers smacking their sides under the trees at various places but to no avail. Spinners, yarn, corkies...natta
Edited by Easy Limits on 10/20/2009.
10/19/2009 - Baker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished for couple hours at the bridge by 80th St E. Foul hooked 2 silvers and released, one hen about 12 lbs and another about 10. Caught some zombie pinks and released. Finally caught a nice buck with red corkie with black yarn. River is back to it's normal color (mud.)
10/16/2009 - Nothin4Me - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup today for a few hours behind Safeway. Good thing is that the water level has risen so new fish can get up. Bad news is that the only thing I saw were nasty speckled pinks who could take their last breath any moment. I stood right next to the channel that any silvers could go up and saw nothing for 2 hours except yucky pinks.
might hang it up for the year or at least until chums start.
10/15/2009 - Stilts - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished for about an hour tonight in my usual hole. There were 2 other people nearby that were having a good time hooking fish in the butt and keeping them in the bushes. I called WDFW and reported it, but saw no one come down to investigate. I managed to hook 7 silvers and kept 2 nice ones about 8 lbs. I was using orange corkie with red yarn with about a 4' leader. Man were they hammering it. I'm going back this weekend if the river holds. Good luck out there!
10/15/2009 - JAY-QUAN - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
FISHED THE PUYALLUP AT THE USUAL SPOT. WAS EXCITED TO SEE 2 PEOPLE OUT THERE. FISHED FROM 9-4 P.M. GOT ONE THING TO SAY.... THANK YOU RAIN! BROUGHT HOME 2 SILVERS AND ONE JACK SILVER. C&R'D ANOTHER 8 SILVERS. ONLY HOOKED INTO 2 OLD PINKS. SAW STEVE CATCH A 14LBS. BUCK! STARTING TO TURN, BUT THE MEAT WAS STILL GOOD LOOKING. SOME CHROMERS WERE IN THE MIX AS WELL... IT WAS A GREAT DAY ON THE 804... MOST PEOPLE HAD THEIR LIMIT AS WE WALKED OUT. SHOULDBE HOT TODAY AND THIS WEEKEND AS WELL.
10/10/2009 - jddjgonefishin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the McMillin hole again. Pretty much the same story as last time, hooked 8 humpies. 5 foul hooked, 1 in the mouth, one that I think managed to get wrapped around in my leader because when I got it close enough to see, my corkies were up by my weight w/ my hook, crazy, and 1 dead one! I did see two kings, one was probably about 40+ in long (biggest one I've seen come out of the water) & the other one was a little smaller, both were really dark. Also saw what looked like a small Coho w/ an orange corkie in its mouth, this fish was pissed & flippin out on top of the water. Sure would like to start gettin the nice coho's I was a couple of weeks ago. Fish on!
10/6/2009 - cj - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
no fish at all its dead havnt seen a fish caught in a week
10/6/2009 - Chris B - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the upper Puy yesterday where carbon comes in and caught 6 silvers, kept the only 2 chromers. Went to the Puy in Sumner off Orting Hwy today and caught 6 silvers again, kept 2 more. Its slow but I still have been able to limit out. FISHON!
10/3/2009 - MG - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
IT WAS BAD
Edited by Easy Limits on 10/6/2009.
10/5/2009 - allwaysstuckinarockandahardplaceubetchauhhuh - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
SKUNKED again in the Puyallup. Wow things are really gettin slow. Maybe the nets but seems the silvers are done. Used yarn, corkies, scent, lures, and watched too many rottin fish bouncin down the puke. Went to Nisqually a couple days ago and few rollers and some chrome silvers are still making their way up the channel after the rains. Good luck to all folks out there.
10/4/2009 - jddjgonefishin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Decided to hit the Puy again down by Levee Rd. The water is very low & has cleared up quite a bit. Only a hand-full of people out there & only saw one pink caught in about an hour and a half. Decided to move up river to the McMillin hole. Was there for about an hour or so & found the humpy hole. Foul hooked a bunch & took home the two legals for the smoker. They didn't look too bad, one still had some chrome on it, both females. The foul hooked one were still healthy & put up a good fight. Watched one Silver get pulled in, didn't see any other though, but a bunch of humpies. fished from about 10 - 2:30 ish.
10/3/2009 - bleacherbum - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
nothing. fishing went by too fast. wish i could have gone out more times while it was good.
Edited by Easy Limits on 10/4/2009.
10/1/2009 - GettingFrustrated - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup Creek... oops River this morning (behind Safeway). I think there is only about a 4 foot wide space that any decent fish could swim up the river. Got skunked... but had fun walking across river and removing some of the constant snags from early days.
It is dead out there.........
9/30/2009 - Baker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished several hours, skunked all the way. Lots of spawned out pinks all around. River level way too low, need some rain.
9/29/2009 - Roscoe - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
On the river below Sumner bridge about 10 am and brought in a pink about an hour later. Right after that I hooked a small silver with orange corkies and red yarn, but lost it. Saw two other silvers caught in the next two hours. Could have outfitted another tackle box with all the gear I snagged out of the river today. Hey......whoever picked up the trash along the Sumner side....what an improvement!!
9/28/2009 - FrozenFish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished for about 2 hours on the Puke today. Not a single bite... Maybe it was because my hands were frozen this morning.
I'm hoping the rain tomorrow will drive the remaining fish up. I'll be out there on Wednesday hoping to bring home dinner
9/28/2009 - Stryker47 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Slowest, hit the puy off levee rd by fred myer fished for 4 hrs seen 2 fish caught all day one was my freinds 18 in silver jack. plenty of dying pinks swimming around, I had one hit the whole time oh well thats fishin, still better than being at work. tight lines
9/26/2009 - John C - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Son & I hit the Puyallup across from the Toyota dealership around 9:00. Landed a nice pink within the first hour or so but overall things were slow. About ready to call it quits when I hooked into a 28" silver. Nice fight, nice fish but it was the last of the day. Son got skunked and wasn't happy about it.
9/27/2009 - R. F. McFishsandwich - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puy just up from the McMilln bridge from about 10 am to 5 pm. Lost a lot of gear. Humpies still hitting every now and then, some still decent and some you'd have to eat with a spoon. Didn't see any silvers caught, did see and old boot king released.
9/27/2009 - allwaysstuckinarockandahardplaceubetchauhhuh - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hmmm. Crappy day at the Puyallup. Skunked. We watched 2 silvers in 5 hours this morning. There caught by the same guy about half hour apart. I guess the other 90 of us just suck. Has been fair with 1-2 silvers a day for me otherwise.
9/27/2009 - rookie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
50/50 day at puy! Still landin pinks, hooked into 1 silver 2day.She looked at me jumped in the air, waived and spit my hook out...I guess she afraid of commitment.
9/26/2009 - RockinTheRiver - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Wow...best day of fishing on the Puyallup ever. I arrived at 2pm (Fruit stand) and hooked into a 15lbs Silver...fought like crazy. I chased it 100 yards down river and finally landed it. I've got pics for proof. Thanks to all that helped.
9/26/2009 - jddjgonefishin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup this morning from 8-2. Felt a couple of hits but nothing solid. Almost went home around 1. Glad I didn't. 4th or 5th cast, FISH-ON! Beautiful Coho hen. 1 of only about 3 or 4 caught during the time I was there & bigger than any I saw on the stringers. Just an example of a nice reward for not giving up!
9/26/2009 - FishOffGuy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puke this morning with 2 buddies. Had 2 nice ones on and really quickly off (after they came out of the water). Definitely not as many strikes. Buddy caught a Jack. Us other 2 got shut out after 4 hours. The fish are starting to look a little rancid... keep the good ones, let the others make their own destiny
9/24/2009 - calvinthefag - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the puy today got some nice pinks damn they fight like carzy but there damn good on the bbq mmmmmmhh ps i love white guys and russians too
9/24/2009 - petfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the 5th st bridge again this morning about 830. Landed nice 6# coho hen. Nice fight, jumped out of water 4-5 times before beaching her. Saw a couple others landed, but overall it was slow.
9/24/2009 - rookie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Good day at puy! Landed nice silver buck at my usual spot. I'm glad to see there r still some hogs around! Pinks r still out there too...
9/23/2009 - Bigfishfishin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished for 4 and a half hours. Saw about 5 silvers and 2 pinks caught. Not many fish at all in the river at all. The pink run is over and the silvers arnt pushing up except in 1's and 2's. Not really worth the trip to the puke.
9/23/2009 - smoked out - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Saw 3 nice chrome silvers caught. Caught 3 pinks 1 was bright. Kinda slow. need rain for more silvers and chums. Saw some teenagers swinning and trying to tackle fish like bears. the puke is puke why jump in it?
9/23/2009 - WholeLottaNothin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup....got nothing. Fishin has been slow...time to find a new river.
9/23/2009 - victor - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished from 230 till 600. hooked many landed 2 with one fouled.let him go. not as busy as last week.
9/22/2009 - hawaiinewb - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished from 1630-1830 off of Levee Rd- a few bites but none stuck. Saw a huge king swim by, at first I thought it was a branch or log but it went upstream. I was the only person in the water for at least a half mile in either direction. Seems very slow, only saw a few fish rolling.
9/22/2009 - petfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit puyallup at 5th st bridge at 7 this morning. nice to see "normal" size group of fisherman. Saw several fish beached; including a nice 6# coho hen for myself. black yarn, red corkie, 6' leader, bit of scent. looks like some of the silvers are starting to hit the water...
9/22/2009 - GigHarborShane - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup behind Fred Meyer after work from 4:15 to 6:15. Skunked.
Not many people around me but out those that were nobody was hooking up.
Lost a big silver in this spot on Saturday Morning (jumped twice and spit it out) Other than that the puyallup in this area is slow comparred to a week or two ago. NEED MORE COHO to come in.
9/21/2009 - Jake - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
For 09/20/09 fished the stretch between Sumner & Orting. SKUNKED. Saw some pinks being caught, not good looking I would not eat. I'm going back downriver to the Safeway.
9/21/2009 - smoked out - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
WHoa baby it's on again. 2 bright cohos and 4 bright pinks all at the mouth of the Carbon. 2 orange corkies no yarn.
9/21/2009 - Rich - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the lower Puyallup. Its loaded with silvers. Go get em!
9/21/2009 - DAN - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
FISHED THE PUYALLP KEPT 3 HEALTHY PINKS, 1 HR. BEHIND SAFEWAY
9/20/2009 - Puke Newbie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished from 9:30 to Noon near end of North Levee Rd without a bite, using orange corkie & yarn. Stowed my gear and gave way to the Indians. Watched as one boat unloaded his catch and looked to fill a 3x4x4 tote box from a 1/4 mile drift. I would estimate 85% bright silvers between 4-8 lbs and the rest pinks in various conditions, and no kings. I asked about several big holes in his net and he said it was his contribution to escapement. (Pretty cool, huh?)
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/21/2009.
9/20/2009 - rookie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Good day at the puke! Lil bro & I caught a silver a piece n 2 humpies...I picked great yr to start salmon fishin.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/21/2009.
9/20/2009 - yellowbackpack - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the fruit stand today...got snagged multiple times and lost quite a few setups. 10 minutes before river closed, hooked into a nice 12-13lbs buck. What a fun day!Lines tight!
9/20/2009 - Eric - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Looked to be a good day on the puke for all but me. Fished just upstream from the 66th ave bridge. Saw several silvers caught all around me. Corkies and yarn seemed to do the trick. Once again got skunked. Makes at least 4 months now with no fish.
9/19/2009 - patrickc - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
another good day pn the puyallup, not as fun with out the pinks but its nice catching silvers, caught my 2 in about 1.5 hrs. nice hen 5 lbs and a buck about 10. happy fishing...FISH ON!!!
9/19/2009 - Ed-Tucan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hooked into a 21 lb king under the bridge, faught it for about 25 minutes until I was able to land it!!!! Sweet Fish!!1 Orange and Gren yard! Good luck guys.
9/19/2009 - MrJohn - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
First chance to fish this year and a late start at that.
Fish rolling everywhere. Had one good bite and pulled in a foul hooked pink which my dog wanted to help with but was able to return it without damage.
I ain't much of a fisherman but I enjoy it anyway.
9/18/2009 - rainbow love - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I got 4 pincks witha rocket red corrkie and black yarn and 7 foot leader. They were hittin' like a frate train.
9/17/2009 - slayer69 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puke this evening hooked and lost a brown king. o well keep lines tight and good luck! ill be looking forward to the morning!
9/18/2009 - Slammin8er - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Nasty this afternoon. One very dark King.
9/18/2009 - Slammin8er - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the lwr Puyallup this morning for about an hour and a half. Three Humpy looking pinks and one silver. Not bad, will go back
9/18/2009 - Silver Seeker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Well fished the favorite hole this morng. Not a bad day. Landed abot a 15# native king, still bright, and then a 6# coho..
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/18/2009.
9/18/2009 - flyboy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished lower Puyallup along river road for the past two mornings. Did pretty well even though the bite has been a bit slower than it was last couple of weeks....still catching a dozen fresh pinks on the incoming tide and if your patient you'll be rewarded with a silver or two...This mornings example was a brautiful chrome 10-12pound buck silver and yesterday it was a jack king and a 5-6 pound hen silver.....it seems more silvers are finally showing up and the pink numbers are starting to wane....although they just keep on coming..what a great pink run to go with the great weather we've been having....tight lines and good luck..
9/17/2009 - Lee - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Few pinks, threw them all back. This year has been fun, but I think next year will be better.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/18/2009.
9/16/2009 - lefthandedwanker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
caught 4 pinks and had a huge one on but got off my hook.. wankity wanky ppl
9/16/2009 - Tommy H. - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished puyallup today...caught and released a foul hooked silver...kept my limit of pinks...very slow, but there are still fish there...
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/17/2009.
9/16/2009 - RockinTheRiver - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The Puyallup has definitely slowed down...not a whole lot going on. Fished the 66th street bridge...caught 1 5lbs silver after 4 hours and 1 small pink. Goodluck to all...pick up your trash. Lines tight!!
9/16/2009 - slowroller - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Yallup slowed down a bit today. Still caught a bunch a pinks but no silvers or kings. Need more rain.
9/15/2010 - ohyeahh - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I caught 6 Kings on 6 casts. whos the man
9/16/2009 - hugebeatle - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished for about an hour before work this morning (6-7 AM). Caught and released two 8-10 Lbs Coho (foul hooked), and fair hooked a 7 Lb Coho, as well as a bunch of pinks. Took home one of each on dark green/black yarn w/ green/pink corky.
9/16/2009 - HeavyLunker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the river at 6 am this morning. It was slow for a while, then a load of pinks and silvers came running through. I caught a jack and my buddy landed a 10lb silver. Dude next to me was getting pissed because every cast he had a pink on. Took home 2 pinks and 1 jack.
9/14/2009 - SilverSeeker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the upper river yesterday and my buddy and i caught and released over 30 pinks and around 9:30 my buddy landed a nice 30lb native king and released her . Guys please pick up your trash if you pack it in pack it out. tight lines
9/15/2009 - toon - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup this saturday and sunday. brought home 2 silvers saturday and 3 sunday (2 adults 1 jack). catched and released about 15 pinks each day to get these cohos. unneccesary, pinkman.
9/13/2009 - pinkman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the 66th street bridge...caught mainly pinks. Hooked into a nice silver
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/14/2009.
9/13/2009 - pink slayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
stopped by the puyallup, fishin is goooood right now. just the usual corky and yarn but a doggon silver ate up my yarn, had to improvise with some shoelace -- works even better than yarn!! caught myself another 8 or so in 5 minutes.
9/12/2009 - RockinTheRiver - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit up Puyallup....same spot near 11st/River rd. Caught the usual 15-20 pinks and 2 silvers. I have never walked away without a silver. Red yarn/orange corky. Lines tight...no snagging. Pick up your trash kids.
9/12/2009 - Tank - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fishing was really slow at the lower end of the river. Seen a couple silvers caught and a few pinks. Hopefully the next wave of pinks come soon so we can start slayin them again! haha
9/11/2009 - toostonedtofish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the mouth of the carbon, landed at least 30 pinks while looking for a coho. Got 2 chrome silvers by days end. 1 corky, Chartreuse and red 50/50, #1 red hook, 8ft leader
9/12/2009 - vic - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
been fishing this river since opening.corkies and yarn on a #1 hook. 1 king and 8 silvers (15 # biggest) limited everytime on pinks but let them go. alot of people and most are respectful but do run into the ones that aren't. tight line all.
9/12/2009 - BluHeron - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fishing seems to have slowed from past weeks. But there are plenty of fish for everyone. Released a bright 15# silver that was foul hooked.
9/11/2009 - Wishin4Afish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Got to the puke about 11am and fished until 8:30pm. I used every color combination of yarn and corkie I had. Then I started trying the buzz bombers, pixies and several other lures, with no luck. I saw two small pinks caught. On of which was on a pink corkie. I moved to several different places along N Levee Rd all of them down stream of the 167th St bridge.
9/10/2009 - Lee - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished from 1600 to 1830. Nothing. Saw 5 pinks come in from the people around me in that entire time.
9/30/2009 - Birdwoman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Had a great time with the family on the Puyallup River. We hooked lots of fish but only caught one each. I saw many, many people limit out inside of 10 casts with corkies and #2 hooks. Mostly pinks being caught but some silvers and kings also being caught.
9/9/2009 - Dman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the last couple hours of the afternoon, the pinks appear to be in full spawn mode, they weren't hitting for anyone, just a few foul hooked fish kept for hundreds of guys. Water dropped over 1' in the last day.
9/9/2009 - petfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the river at first light; about 6 am. lot fewer fisherman today; kind of nice for a change. Finished cleaning my limit of 3 pink, 1 nice silver by 8 am. Black yarn, red corkie, 6' leader. Great day on the river (no work for me today!) Smoker going again...
9/9/2009 - BJ - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hooked over 25 pinks. Not one silver. Few small silver caught around me.
9/8/2009 - hugebeatle - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Got in the river about 1830, and fished until dark. Caught one pink in the rotor, and had one small jack on and off. Other than that the only thing that kept me awake was having to cast. Hopefully tonight will be better.
9/9/2009 - mychevy32 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
gone this morning 6 to 10 dident cetch a thing only had a few nibbles. no fish because of low tide maybe?? who knows. the fish are still out there just gotta have some time.
9/8/2009 - Bird Man - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished today and caught loads of pinks. Had three nice kings on, landed on that looked very nice and was 22lbs. Im goin to have to head back out tomorow and see if i can get those toads that i lost
9/8/2009 - Richocette Rabbit - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Cruised down to the Puyallup bridge before the fruit stand 5:45 6:15 fish were hitting. Kept 1 out of 3. Man didn't want to leave but I owe, so off to work I go.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/9/2009.
9/8/2009 - Taco - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Man what a good day at the puke, caught 17 pinks and a nice 13 pound silver!
9/5/2009 - Michale - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
using 2 corkies and #7 weight i caught pinks like crazy! snagged a monster which had to been a king, my drag was pretty tight but it still went about 100 yards down river and everyone between me and the fish was getting mad cause my line was in their way. i pulled as hard as i could without breaking my pole and 10lb test and couldnt bring it up river at all.. after about 10 min it finally came off the hook... then found out my stringer with 3 pinks on it that was tied to a branch disappeared...
9/8/2009 - mychevy32 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Can't wait till the kings come up river. Seen one caught 2 days ago had to be 25+ or more, what a lucky cetch. Good luck to all, Keep them lines tight and fish on...
9/8/2009 - tomriver - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the puk this morning around 7. fished by the firestation not much action. Catch a few pinks let them go. got a nice silver 10#. Saw some boats way down river
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/8/2009.
9/7/2009 - shawnkarl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
got to the river around noon right when it started downpouring. my buddy caught two hatchery silvers in a row, pretty decent fish. was out of line on my reel so put a bunch more so i could get to the opposing bank and BAM a huge silver. guy said its the biggest silver hes seen out of this river in awhile. weighed it when i got it home already been gutted and it was a little over 14 pounds! good luck guys! i was fishin behind kmart
9/8/2009 - ramprat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished sumner today.caught 3 silvers in all the humpies.pissed off some people when i released them.just cant see keeping natives when there are so many hatchery fish to be had.
9/8/2009 - Baker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
6 pinks in 1 hour @ old puyallup bridge off of Hwy. 162 & 80th St E. Released all but 2 nice hens. 1 silver and released. Hitting on everything I cast out. Waiting for the kings to come home....
9/8/2009 - steeliedan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I was behind the turd plant off hwy 410 and hit alot of pinks but I saw no silvers. There was one bi-polar baby that cried and whinned everytime he lost a fish at someone's feet. He tried to act verbally dominant and he was unaware that most of us pack weapons for our protection aginst un-medicated people like him. Anyways, there are alot of crackers on the river and anyone with a pole and a heartbeat can catch these pinks all day til you are ble in the face. The big question is, where are the silvers????
9/7/2009 - Lee - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Girlfriend and I hit our usual spot about 200 meters upriver of the outfall structure. The nets were out, but it didn't seem to make a difference. Caught and released 20+ pinks between the two of us in 90 minutes of fishing. It was to the point where I just mumbled "fish on" and I literally had a fish on nearly every cast. The woman got mad when a spanglish speaking guy wouldn't back up for her to bring a big silver in and stepped on her line, letting it off the hook. Guy tried to start a fight over it too. He and a group of 8-10 other people had their fish tied up in the dirt... out of the water, just asking to get sick on spoiled meat that way.
9/7/2009 - salmonator - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the river at the usual spot around 4 PM by the Toyota dealership on River Rd. Usual set up with the smallest red corky and red yarn. No cohos or kings today. I thought the rain might bring more coho in, but with the nets downstream, I'll have to wait until the weekend. Like the post below by Dman, many people were mistaking the newest "B" run of pinks for silvers. If you aren't sure, look at the scales, pinks have tiny scales and big spotches on their tails. Kept 4 pinks that were BBQ worthy, 3 of which might have been mistaken by rookies for coho's as they were silvery bright. Dang pretty fish and all of which fought hard.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/8/2009.
9/7/2009 - Steven - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the puyallup this morning at about 4 and was catching pinks almost every cast. Then came the rain and at that time i caught 1 king 3 silver only brought in 1 and got my limits for pinks. overall the fishing is great
9/6/2009 - Dman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup the last two days, hooked over 60 fish, turned loose many pinks and kept only what I needed to get the smoker going again. Hooked several coho up to 15lbs, in the high water kept losing them on snags, breaks, throws, be glad when the water comes down a bit. Lots of people mis-identifying coho, I had at least four people ask me if their fish, or fish I had hooked were coho and I informed them they were not. Guess we need flyers posted on the tree's or something.
9/7/2009 - lefthandedspanker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Good fishing today.. a few too many people on the river, but as always very nice.. I saw a lot of silvers being caught small, but very bright. spankity spank People!!!
9/7/2009 - Kaikane - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puke again this morning at 1100 after I dropped off the wifey at work. Hooked into 35+ and landed 24 pinks. Had a ho on, thought it was a big pink buck till I got him to me but it did a final leap in the air as I was walking him to the beach and it broke off. Oh well that's how it is. Kept two big bright pinks for the smoker. Tight lines.
9/7/2009 - salmonstalker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the puyallup today at about 530 nothin hittin in the dark really except a little humpy, fish really started to bite at about 630 caught an endless amount of pinks but threw back all but three nice hens and a chum, my friend caught 2 nice silvers the best fish i saw today on the river by the taxidermy place, still waiting for my king
9/6/2009 - billybob - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the puyallop and had a great day the rain was killer and the water was high, got 6 pinks released them landed a nice 18lb silver and hooked into a large king until the non salmon fisherman didnt reel in and cut the line on a running fish
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/8/2009.
9/6/2009 - Stryker47 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Well went to the river before day break to try to beat some of the crowd wasnt bad got, 3 huge buck pinks and a hen seen 4 sweet silvers caught no kings 2 was 5-6 lb range the other 2 8-9 lbs no silvers for me started to get crowed so I bounce about 8. used 2 red corks no yarn and 2 glow balls with chertuse yarn.
9/7/2009 - outotheway - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
TONS OF PEOPLE. NOT A WHOLE LOT GOING ON. A FEW PINKS AND THATS IT.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/7/2009.
9/7/2009 - wannafish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I went down to the Puyallup on Levee Rd past Frank Albert Rd. I think I got there between 7:30-8:00am. I used jigs and hooked a couple but couldn’t keep them connected. Switched to corky and yarn. Foul hooked a pink which I released. A little bit later I switched to an orange corky and bead with cerise yarn and hooked into silver that jumped. Second jump and it was off. Then the people on my right kept tangling up with me and I lost too much line so I left at 11am. The weather was not rainy but cloudy and at times very windy. The Indians were netting. There were still fish though.
9/7/2009 - carl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
caught only two BIG pinks i mean these were very nice, threw back though 4 otherpinks, i used hot pink o the yarn, and a hot pink for te corkie, ALL PINK
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/7/2009.
9/7/2009 - Kenai - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puke this morning for about 5hrs @ the fruit stand. Lots of pinks, didn't see any Coho or Kings caught.
9/6/2009 - John - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fell in the hole trying to show my son how to cast from the shore. Lost the big KING I think I had. It was a fight and I went down swinging.
9/6/2009 - D N D - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
D and I could have caught our limit in the first 1/2 hour after arrivng at 8:30 AM but wanted to top our day off with a king or silver. I lost the silver and D lost a king.
We left just as the rain started pouring down. Never thought we would see the day when we were throwing back legal caught salmon.
Small Orange bead white yard for D. -
Small Orange Corkie and Green Yarn worked for me.
9/6/2009 - Pinks pinks pinks! - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the river today in that torrential down pour.... and had a blast! Tons of people but still a ton of fish too. Mainly Pinks but the Silvers and Kings are starting to get into the mix. Was getting bites on red corky, purple yarn; pink corky, orange yarn; yellow corky, pink yarn; well, you get the picture.
9/5/2009 - Mr. 20 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Carbon on Fri-Sun, hit my limit with pinks everyday....felt like a pro! Saw only 1 king caught other then that, just pinks. Can't wait till the silvers and kings arrive!
9/5/2009 - Brownie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puyallup for about 2 weeks now, limiting everyday, right off fish street absolutly slaying them down there, nice people always the same people, caught 2 silvers so far. and honeslty over 100 pinks within 2 weeks, catch and release all day.
9/6/2009 - matt - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puke today for about 5 hours, caught some decent sized pinks. hooked a couple of bigger fish but as soon as they jumped they got off...had a blast today though!
9/6/2009 - RockinTheRiver - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit up the Puyallup again today between 11th & 15th...took home a nice 6-7lbs Silver and 3 pinks. Caught pinks all day...red yarn, orange corky worked best.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/6/2009.
9/4/2009 - salmonator - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Sorry for the late report. Went out Thursday and Friday nights with limits each night. Thursday was outstanding and we lost count of how many fish me and my buddy pulled in. Only two were foul hooked, so we must be doing something right. Small red and white/glow corky and pink yarn, shrimp scent. My friend lost a coho and I lost a king.
Thinking of going Monday even if the nets are in. This rain ought to bring in all kinds of fish.
8/6/2009 - Kaikane - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puke this morning at 530am. Just a handfull of people at first and then about 630 it started to fill up at the fruit stand. Hooked into a silver in about 4 cast but it was so dark I didnt know it was a ho till it was too late. It made a last leap in from of me and off she went. Looked like a small 4lb hen. Hooked into about 5 pinks and then I landed a 7lb coho hen. At around 645 I hit a snag and my line snaped as I walked backwards. It took half my spool. This was the day I didnt bring my back up baitcaster.. boo on me. Called it quits in about 1.5 hours of fishing. It was still a good morning.
9/6/2009 - Baker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
3 pinks in 1 hour at the sand bar off of hwy. 162 @ the old Puyallup River bridge. Lots of people fishing there. Few fish caught for as many folks there fishing. Pinks kept bumping into my legs while I'm standing in the river. No chinooks today.
9/6/2009 - Taco - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Caught four pinks and a silver. seen quite a few nice silvers caught
9:05:00 AM - A.L - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
ONE MEXICAN NAMED TONY, KEPT ...YES KEPT ABOUT 40 FISH, I TOLD HIM HE HAD HIS LIMITO/LIMIT BUT HE ACTED LIKE HE DIDNT UNDERSTAND , HIS MILF GIRLFRIEND WAS HOT TOO, LOTS OF FISH AND NICE PEOPLE ...GUY EVEN CLEANED MY 3 PINKS ....
9/5/2009 - fishnmgcn - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished for two hours. 8 FOOT LEADER, lotsa pinks, all fish caught in the mouth - no swooshing hooksets! only one in the butt. Brought home two ~4-5 lbs silver!
9/5/2009 - ramprat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
good day on the river.saw a 9yr old boy nail his first salmon.then my friend her first king.a 25lb native she gladly let go.
9/5/2009 - Cheese - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went past the gate by The Cannery. Lots of guys and lots of pinks. Saw quite a few silver get caught, none for me (lost 2). It was fish on every cast for just about every angler. I was there from 6 - noon and it was pinks all day. Sure is fun!
9/5/2009 - RockinTheRiver - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit up the Puyallup behind Kmart/Fred Meyer. Caught pinks all day...took home a nice silver. Saw some nice fish being landed. I'll be back for my 20lbs+ King next week. Thinkin of trying the 66th st bridge next time...
9/4/2009 - Dan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
caught pinks all day, took home 3 pink 1 9lb silver...To date, 3 weeks, 19 fish. What a run this year
9/5/2009 - Earl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup river and most all fish were fresh fish. The oldies went up river. I was using only a pink yarn on my#1 hook and was selective in setting my hook and only one foul hook-up and in a hour I had 4 bright ones alo i was using a 2 1/2 ft. leader. plenty of fish to be had! Be legal and feel good.
9/5/2009 - Kenai Slammer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puy saw alot of fish. Pinks mostly. a few coho and couple of kings on the stringer. Walked out with one pink and one coho. Fish on
9/4/2009 - MnM - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puke and saw plenty of fish jump but nothing caught. I was there for 3 hours and didnt catch nothing. Not even a humpy. Are the nets really out because it seems like it.
9/5/2009 - whiteywhite - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
got my king 30 plus to easy of a fight
9/4/2009 - tomriver - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the puk yesterday and had lots of pinks, but c&r them. Got my big king, 25# and fought hard. Going back on mon or tue for more king action!
9/5/2009 - R J SLIDER - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puke every day since opening ,over 200 pinks caught and released.great times.slowing down now on the pinks.3 silvers kept a couple kings on but not landed.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/5/2009.
9/4/2009 - fish on! - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Yesterday a great day behind safeway/black&blue buildings caught over 15 kept 4 , today , at about 7 am already a ton of people. left farther down the river past the dealerships, caught 3. no silvers/kings for me yet on the puyallup. trying out carbon next week. Fish on!
9/4/2009 - Big Mo - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down by Anton's. Not quite as busy as it has been in last few days. Just had to get out and warm up my old 10' pole, and give the trusty 8 1/2 a rest. Water was a little higher than normal from the rain. Big push of pinks coming through, looked to be heavily comprised of males. Any color, any length of leader was working. I don't think anyone got skunked. Kept 2 bright pinks for dinner. Thaks all out there, a pretty decent courteous crowd last night.
9/3/2009 - YahRight - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went 3 for 9, but one was belly hooked and released, only out for about 90 minutes. I love humpy season you can catch fish all day long and have a good time, I would love a silver or a king but humpies will do. Tight Lines
9/4/2009 - Dave - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
1 Silver Tuesday.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/4/2009.
9/4/2009 - 6freak - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
On the Mighty Puyallup.Thurs, fruit stand,3pm-5pm 10-15 hook-ups 6 landed and released, one NICE 7 or 8lbs Silver that got away right at the net (damn the barbless)and a few good silvers just down river.Litter and it will hurt ...HAPPY CASTING!.and follow the rules boys & girls
9/2/2009 - salmonstalker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the puyallup for 13 hours today because i was bored at home just messed around not really trying left about mid day to drop some money to my sister and some guy moved into the spot i was fishin and pulled out a nice king he was leaving when i got back so i took my spot back but no kings for me, went home with three alright sized pinks...
still wondering if i should try to go combat fishing out on river road at the weigh station because not much happening in orting
9/2/2009 - Rich - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
A few silvers seen today but too many humpies. I will be glad when they are gone!
9/3/2009 - Toby - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
i coght some fish inn tha puwalop river 2day. thay were humpees. i'm eaten em for diner 2night.
9/2/2009 - RiverHero69 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Anyway fished the puke today early caught and release just pinks. Kept 4 released about 15. Saw the same pros but just 3 of them this time catching again. Well anyways happy fishing!
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/3/2009.
9/3/2009 - whiteywhite - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puy river this morning around the kmart area. caught 7 threw two back gave one to a kid must have been about 7 years old. and kept 4. i have yet to land a king, but got some nice size pinks.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/3/2009.
9/2/2009 - Coholicious - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished at the mouth of Clarks CR, under 66th Ave Bridge Wednesday from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Got a little crouded around 6:00. Fishing was good.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/3/2009.
9/3/2009 - 6freak - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The mighty Puyallup..Wed 3pm-6pm, fruit stand, maybe 10 hook-ups and 3 landed (pinks)C&R,1 very nice 8-10lbs Silver landed by a fellow fisherman...Im still working on that first King&Silver..You would think after 50+ Pinks and two weeks everyday I`d be dew...Happy casting..And please dont litter
9/2/2009 - Bullmstr - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
All I can do is watch and giggle, the word on the River is PINK, how can so many people have so much fun?
9/2/2009 - petfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit Puy at fruit stand hole this am. landed nice jack king on 1st cast and finished limit in about 30 minutes. was about all I could take with newbies casting over line and breaking off your fish. tried Carbon yesterday and later today; not much happening; even at the swing hole. river has changed a lot since last winter's flood.
8/31/2009 - bleacherbum - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Those pinks bite anything you throw at them. In 10 casts caught 6 fish. Hooked into a big one? Thinkin 15-18# silver. Maybe a steelie? Jumped once and spit the hook. Everybody said that was the biggest fish of the day. Can't believe it!!
9/1/2009 - nick.J! - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup straight across from the firestation for two hours right before sunset and landed two nice humpies. Guy 300 yards upriver caught a beautiful 21 pound steelhead so I tried there and still just pinks. There everywhere though. Pink corky or Rainbow and 6-7 feet of litter will get you 10+ anywhere
9/1/2009 - yahright - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup on 91 by blue building in mornign and down from fruitstand in evening. Caught 2 by blue buildings on the way to work and 3 by fruitstand all were C&R and were pinks. good luck to all
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/2/2009.
9/1/2009 - jmil253 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished all over at the carbon, up by stortinis, fred meyers, worthless!! pinks are there, but who cares, those are everywhere, so i went back to my favorite fishing hole on the puke across from the fruit stand and killed a huge silver!!!! Cant believe i wasted half a day listening to all these people trying to promise me where the big boys are. used red on red and she bit the setup no flossing. nice hatchery fish, really nice jump to show everyone her pretty colors, i was like a little kid once i had her in. 18lbs.
9/2/2009 - 6freak - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
On the mighty Puyallup, Monday, 3pm to 630pm, fruit stand maybe hooked 10 and landed 3,"pinks" they keep popp`n off the (barbless) hooks! slow way down for me anyway and didnt see alot hooked,Back at it again today!,,please dont litter and Happy Casting kids
9/1/2009 - shawnkarl - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
3rd cast of the day i hooked a big bright silver and after that nuthin but pinks. must of caught 30 of them all in the mouth. goin back tomorrow for a king!
9/1/2009 - jeffchapman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
the pinks are swallowing my setups, i havent snagged one yet. every cast i get real bites.. no flossing or snagging needed, just need the right stuff, got a nice silver today, swallowed my stuff. must have let back 25 pinks, lost a big bright king. im using from 6ft to 9ft leaders, orange/red corkies, light colored yarn, and i like a really small octopus hook size 2-4 - then your almost guarenteed no snagged fish....tyed with an eggloop knot
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/2/2009.
9/1/2009 - Mr.One - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I fished the Puyallup for a solid 2 weeks and couldn't land any as well, hooked up 2 (0/2) but no keepers. Hit the Carbon today and caught my first for the year....the only suggestion I have is use smelly jelly...give it a shot, first time using it today and landed one. Keep em lines TIGHT!
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/2/2009.
9/1/2009 - Hapless - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
No fish all season... been using orange cork and orange yarn, tried 2 foot and six foot leader.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/2/2009.
9/1/2009 - Dman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puke again this afternoon, told myself that if I had no luck this time, that's it, I'm getting the boat out. Did hook five, pretty slow though only about one per hour. Hooked a king that did whatever it wanted, over 20 for sure, could have been much larger. Took home two stinkers. Amazing watching people injure themselves trying to get at salmon, one lady in highheels dragged her screaming kids down a steep boulder face, insanity.
9/1/2009 - Jtrippin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the river again this morning..seen 2 nice silvers caught and of course lots of pinks too. Fishing was a lil slow today. compared to the past two days...
8/31/2009 - OregonFish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup just upstream of the 410 bridge in Sumner. There are fresh pinks everywhere even after the Native netting. As has been said earlier in these reports, the pinks are not "biting". 80% of fish caught are being snagged (mostly released), and the other 20% are most likely being "flossed", or snagged but in the mouth. in 2 days, i felt only about 4 real hits. Even with that, you can still end up with your limit in flossers. it's a little sad. i did catch a Coho with a real bite, and saw a few massive kings being fought forever, but not landed.
9/1/2009 - 6freak - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Monday 3pm 630pm,soccerfields AKA (fruit stand)I just put on a clinic,lots of pinks 20 hooked? & 10 landed? or more C&R .....3 silvers spit the Barbless hook when jump`n and i think two kings never seen them,They stayed under and just keep pull`n tell the hook popped out ....GOOD TIME`S .....Happy casting boys & girls...remember its all for fun
8/31/2009 - HeadCheese - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished in Sumner today river still boiling with pinks caught a mint bright 12pnd. Coho buck native, faught it for 10 min. tore up the hole and anybodys line that was in his way. Theres some big Coho comeing up the river right know put in your time and you will hook one! when you do hook one don't panic relax and enjoy the fight.
8/31/2009 - The Dentist - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Too many humpies in the river. I wish they would go away so I can get into some more silvers. It doesn't matter what color you use as these fish are not biting...like many of you think. All of these fish are "flossed". I was using blue, green, pink, orange, brown....it didn't matter. I was catching fish on any color I threw at them. And no scent. Why waste the time/money. It's not needed. I did manage to pull a nice 8# silver out today thought. More to come!
8/31/2009 - Silver On - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
So went down to my usual spot and there were a ton of guys right where I usually fish. So I moved up the line next to a guy thats usually down there fishing with me. I personally think it doesnt matter too much on the spot you pick right now. Their thick in there with pinks. Its all in knowing and feeling when they hit. so me in this guy are feeling pretty bad for catching all these pinks. We begin to make it a game. So my final cast I hook into a 10lb silver and called it a day. The pinks are still thick. But its nice to pull out a silver or king every once in awhile. lines tight boys, and be friendly when your down there. Its not a competition. Its just out to have fun. Lines tight, fish on. See ya down there.
8/31/2009 - 6freak - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Friday after work went down to the fruit stand ..second cast fish on .landed and released nice pink and then about every 5th cast after that for 3 hours fish on all C&R ...did hook what i think was a big king and it was take`n line until BOZO cast right over me snagged my line and pulled the fish free....Man its hard to be polite with people that ,THEY have NO CLUE, and theres a hugh language barrier....so whatta ya do ....Happy cast`n boys & girls I would tell you what color i was useing but i cant remember
8/30/2009 - SecretSquirrel - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Despite some discouraging reports below, fishing is still very much on fire for pinks. The key is finding where in the river they are biting. You can get skunked for an hour and then slide 15 feet down river and have fish on every other cast. Watch for the guy on your left hooking up like mad and when he gets his limit, claim his spot quickly. Don't bother with yarn or scents. These fish are in attack mode! Two small-medium corkies on a 5-ft leader with 1/3 ounce weight is working miracles for me and my bros (more weight for >15 lb test to reach the far bank). Double pink or green/orange are bringing them in, but I believe anything bright will suffice. We made the mistake our first day out of being patient in the same crappy spot. It's all about location, location, location. My smoker's gonna be burning for days. Fish on!
6/30/2009 - D N D - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Pu;allup today. D caught his fish fish within the first 10 minutes we were on the river. Caught a few- lost a few. I final caught my first pink for the year.
I tailhooked on and let it go. D had a King on ...for about that long. We saw a king landed just up rive from us.
Good day .... fun was had by all.
8/30/2009 - HeadCheese - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup today after takeing two days off due to humptitetess in my shoulder. Fished in Sumner caught two nice coho both hens with eggs, had to get thru lots of humps to get them.
8/30/2009 - The-Quan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went out to the Puyallup this morning. Should have known better. Hooked into plenty of fish, but you had to work your way among the hundreds of people out there. Luckily there is a ton of fish in the river... Thanks to those who have good manners out there. Lots of paochers out there also. you know who you are. I saw a guy send his kid to the car with the fish and then the kid came back down and they kept fishing... COME ON!!! It's all good. The people who need to know have been alerted.
Tight lines to all the true fishermen and not the odd year fishermen
8/29/2009 - salmonator - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the water at about 6:30 Saturday. I got one on my second cast and had a limit in under 30 minutes but did some C/R for fun. I shopped around for the last fish of the limit and got a super bright buck of about 4 pounds about 30 minutes later, decided to call it a day at that. Used the standard gear, 8 ft leader, smallest corky (red or pink) with red or pink yarn. and shrimp scent. Nice to be in a part of the river with some ethics where almost all the fish were legally hooked, and the snagged ones were promptly put back.
No coho seen, nor kings. Can't wait for the coho's to come in. Rain in the forecast for all of next week!!
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/31/2009.
8/30/2009 - RiverHero69 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the puke early as hell and didnt catch jack squat Saw 4 young pros out there pulling in fish by the mouth with every cast! Whats the secret? I was jealous so I left. Was going to the bank but some people I saw were poaching so I went home. Dang poachers go home. However to the 4 young pros keep up the good work!
8/30/2009 - bleacherbum - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went early in the morning. They seem to be hitting anything you throw out. Caught three in 10 casts. Last one broke off. Saw the indians netting today. They looked like they thought they owned the river. anyways go early in the morning or late at night. Seems to be they best times.
8/30/2009 - tomriver - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
drove by the lower puke today and saw the indians putting in nets, there goes the fishing!!
8/30/2009 - Jtrippin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the puke this morning with my 8 foot leader no yarn no corkie just a pink hook..got my limits within an hour(legally). Schooled these guys always changin gear every 10 casts.haha
8/30/2009 - Stryker47 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Well hit the river this morning was there at 4:50 started with chartuse yarn and 2 glow balls with pink dots nailed a nice little silver, by 6:20 had all my pinks and had lost 4 switched to 2 rocket red corks about 645 hoping to luck into a king but no luck left at 7 30 total count 12 pinks landed 5 lost everyone was hooking up even the idot above me that hooked my waders 3 times tight lines see ya on the ground
8/29/2009 - localfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the weigh station area. Caught lots of pinks. They are going for almost anything. Helped a couple of guys get their snagged salmon freed. Both had Barded hooks. THE PUYALLUP IS BARBLESS ONLY. Won't go back on a weekend since all the idiots are out then.
8/30/2009 - nickgyver - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went today six foot leader red on red 14 pinks one king on broke off! Dam!!!!!!!!
8/30/2009 - Rayz671 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
did the puyallup again this afternoon. still alot of pinks to be had. seems like not just bright colors work. I was getting them on black with glitter and black with green dot corkies alone. caught and released about 15 pinks. still looking for a king! maybe tomorrow.
9/29/2009 - Mac - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fish are here in large numbers caught a pink on three cast with just one peach corkie. Light wieght with 4 foot leader right in the chops. Fish are bitting like u only need like 1/4 ounce.
8/27/2009 - bleacherbum - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went in the afternoon near the mouth it was crazy. no more riverside county park. brought home two. first ever salmon. black and green corky with black corky. yes two. no yarn with 5 foot leader. trick is is not to use slinky weight. helps a ton ; ]
8/29/2009 - Kaikane - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to area 9. Zero kings!! for anyone!! Talked to the fish checker.. she didn't have any kings checked. Only silvers and pinks. Lots of pinks. We kept 5 and released a few. We chased the schools and had great action with hoochie jigs and BB. Good times!!
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/30/2009.
8/29/2009 - Dman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puke 4 hours today big nada, rolling all around but not many guys hooking up, think the lock jaw is setting in on the pinks, only fish I saw brought in came in backwards. One guy did land a king, could not tell if it was native or not, but it was kept nonetheless. Waiting for silvers.....
8/29/2009 - Mr. Zero - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
been hitting the PUKE for solid 2 weeks and couldn't bank anything in. I've been using pink and or orange corkie with pink and or orange yarn in addition to smelly jelly. But for some reason, no bites no landing nothin........maybe something soon eehhhhhh!
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/30/2009.
8/29/2009 - mychevy3232 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Down at the river for the first time. 6:30am hooked 3 by 8:00 lost 3. verry good fishin hole on the fife side across from the rest stop.Im not that great at river fishing but it is all in fun see yall out tomorrow.
8/29/2009 - determinedfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Down on the puke today at 7am. I hooked one soon after, but lost it near shore... not once... but twice! THEN! Finally! My nice pinky made it to shore! The guy next to me casted an amazing 9 times... and brought in 9 pinks back to back! He was on FIRE! Crazy! Anything bright works!... Duh, it's the Murky Puyallup!
8/29/2009 - wildlifeb - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Was down at the main street bridge, down river a bit, from 6-9 am the last couple days. Yesterday it was spotty and didn't have much luck. Today I switched to a pinkish/pearl corkie and a small bit of pink yarn on a 40" leader. Running 20 lb test 'cause I was so darned mad about loosing all my gear in the rocks, and it worked much better. Kept 4 pinks, released a half dozen others, and HAD FUN!! Fish ON!
8/29/2009 - salmonslayer1991 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the big nasty in sumner only for about an hour at 11am not much luck had one on for sure lost a set up also no one else had any on the bank until i had to leave the guy next to me slid into my spot and nailed a very nice lookin humpy hogg that annoyied me :( maybe try again tonight
8/29/2009 - bleacherbum - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I'm with badluckfisher... I haven't caught anything for 2 weeks. 6 foot leader, pink corky, red yarn, mikes shrimp scent. at riverside county park. went out this morning for 1 hour and nothing. nobody caught anything. maybe try by fred myer. heard it was good?
8/29/2009 - Rayz671 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished puyallup not too far down river from K Mart the past few days from around 5pm to sundown. caught and released alot of good sized pinks. mostly hooked in the mouth. corky/pink yarn and corky alone work. anything orange red or pink. did get a big bite from a corky, that ran snapped my 12# line.
8/29/2009 - badluckFisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I'm a horrible fisherman, I have gone down to the Puyallup off River/Levee Rd. for 2 weeks and haven't caught a thing!! I'm using 2 ft. lead, red yarn, corky and eggs.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/29/2009.
8/28/2009 - 0u812 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup by the blue buildings, said a 200 lbers hooked. ok so I saw some guy get hooked in the nose, but he was more concerned about getting his fish in then getting the hook out of him.
Not eto everyone, watch for people behind you on crowded banks, saw tons and tons of pinks caught I got 3 and a silver and left.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/29/2009.
8/28/2009 - ramprat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
i fished today at 4pm to 8pm and only saw 8 fish caught by sewer plant in sumner.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/29/2009.
8/28/2009 - salmonslayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
got down to the river behind fred meyer about 5 o clock and had my limit by 6. pink on pink working great... heading back out tomorrow. fish on!
8/28/2009 - BDC - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I fished the Puyallup over off main where all the amateurs are.....Nice people but everybody casting out of sinc, and some of these are people who know how to river fish for Salmon(not amateurs) You never see this on other rivers..Except the ones that are close to cities......
I caught a couple pinks only in about 3-4hrs or so.
Saw some people with a few Silvers but didn't see any caught. It was still fun and I wish I would of went earlier.
8/28/2009 - MTTransplant - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Got to Dash Point about 10:30 AM just as a run of pinks were coming through. Landed a big 6 lb. male on my first cast. Only fished for an hour, brought 3 nice pinks home and lost one. Lots of people on the fishing dock. Saw a few caught from there but mostly people ducking flying buzz bombs and tangled lines. I fished from the shore with chest waders and a pink buzz bomb.
8/28/2009 - Ulua - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
This season has started out really awesome for experienced and newbies alike, the pinks are thick, there are kings and silvers in amongst them and the weather couldn't be nicer. I'm one for four, kings keep breaking me off along with some newbies in the way, oh well thats fishing. I'm enjoying watching the kids and teens catch fish after fish, a great alternative to the life style many kids these days chose. Its been fun fishing with everyone on the Puyallup this year. For the most part the attitudes toward each other have been great. i have a challenge for all you fishermen out there with some ethics and morals. Bring a trash bag and haul out a little of the mess that is littering the banks. Hopefully the idiots who leave their garbage will get the idea. We are losing fishing spots because just a few people are polluting our fishing holes, we can make a difference. The take out at Riverside park is bouldered off now. Tight lines and good luck to all, have fun and bring a bag please. Thx, Ulua
8/28/2009 - Dan M - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Got to my spot at 6am. Spotty until about 6:30 (sun started to break out) after that landed 3, mouthed all of them. Lost 4. I used a bright orange and green watermelon corky with a look a like salmon egg (clear orange plastic) in between. I have noticed no yarn works well. Didnt use scent either. Heading back after work. No luck on Silvers or hooking into a King. Hoping to do so soon.
8/28/2009 - petfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
had to work today, so did not have much time to fish. turns out, did not need it. got limit of 4 in about 35 minutes. spent more time dealing with the bozo'z that kept wading all the way to the otherside....if they read this, stay closer to the bank; if you can't cast to the other side; go home and practice till you can! a lot of fish are swimming by you and at your feet!
8/28/2009 - 6freak - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
On the Mighty Puyallup! thursday--240pm-515pm 12 hooked 6 landed all pinks in the lips ..C&R.....good day at the fruit stand...Happy casting
8/26/2009 - salmonator - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Me and a friend hit the Puyallup after work around 4 PM. Both of us got limits. Nice shiny fish, very nice meat on them that I BBQ'ed tonight. They aren't the quality of kings when they are shiny bright, but this was really good stuff over alder coals.
Anyways, same as I did before. 8 ft leader, tiny red corky, red yarn and shrimp scent. Going back Saturday and hoping for a coho or two. Kings are dark not worth keeping unless you're going to smoke it.
One thing I will add is if you are new to the sport, don't wade all the way out to the middle of the river and stand in chest deep water. You get in everyone's way and often enough, you'll be standing in a prime slot that attracts the fish. Just to help keep the newbies from getting yelled at.
8/27/2009 - petfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
tried Nisqually early this AM; nothing going on; fish rollin' not hitting. Hit Puke at 9 am; left at 930 with 4 more for the smoker.....same set up as before; black yarn, orange corky, 6' leader. I think I only had to make 6 or 7 casts. Lots on new fisherpersons (kids included); tangled lines and all...in a way I will be glad when the big pink push is over ....
8/27/2009 - bleacherbum - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the riverside county park again. One last time. Nothing. Saw a ton of fish rolling all over the place. Just couldn't get them to bite. Most were silver. Tried all kinds of patterns. 6 foot leader. Even tried a buzz bomb. 10 salmon were within poles distance from me. Tried to hit one? Don't know what that would do? Frustrated.
8/27/2009 - salmonslayer1991 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the big nasty around dawn many many rollers took me a few hours to get into my groove today but finally managed to hit a new honey hole hooked up with about 5 pinks landed a couple had a nice silver on but it got off :( gonna hit it tommarow morning with my honey all seemed to be hitting red and pink corkies with orange and pink yarn dont forget the shrimp smelly jelly
FISH ON!!! Tight Lines All
8/27/2009 - 6freak - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
P.S all were catch & release and all were pinks
8/27/2009 - 6freak - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fish the fruit stand last two days from 3pm tell 7pm tuesday.. 10 or 12 fish hooked prolly half landed
wednesday.. pretty much the same,and the ones i did land were all in the lips (barbless slip right out)....I did see a very very LARGE fish hooked below the fruit stand appeared to be around 30+lbs,put on a show, then he left in a hurry SNAP ..............Happy Casting boys & girls
8/26/2009 - tomriver - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the puyallup today around noon 30. Had four pinks in five casts. Theres so many fish that it was hard to fish without foul hooking one from time to time. But this fishermen didnt keep the foul hooked ones. Made sure I fished the way its supposed to be. And kept my neighbor fishermen honest too when they thought theyd keep foul hooked fish.
8/26/2008 - 10ftleaderofthepack - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
caught a pink drifting a wooly bugger. the humpy actually bit!
8/26/2009 - Tommy H. - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hey all! the Puyallup, as you all know, is in full swing!! today my friend and i hooked into many pinks! yesterday i took home a 20+ pound king (yes, it was a hatchery fish!) it was a monster! i was only prepared for pinks in that i only brought a small cooler for the fish...hehehehe the head stuck out!! good times!!
8/26/2009 - Kooter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Got my limit of kingers, 1 32# chromer hen in 2 hours using black corkie and 8 foot leader. I was getting bit every cast. Pinks didn't bother me cause I wasn't using pink!
8/26/2009 - JUSTGIGIT - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
WENT FISHING IN THE PUYALLUP AND FORME WHO HAS NEVER CAUGHT A PINK I FIGURED IT OUT IN 2HRS. OF FISHING. I HOOKED UP WITH 4 FISH BUT COULDN'T BRING THEM IN. 3 WERE PINKS FOR SURE THEN I HAD A HUGE KING I MEAN I NEVER HAD A KING ON BEFORE BUT THIS MONSTER RAN ME FOR A RIDE THEN WHEN I GOT HIM CLOSE TO THE BANK SOME IDIOT DIDN'T MOVE AND THE FISH WRAPED AROUND HIS LEGS AND GOT OFF :( ANY WAY IT WAS AWESOME IN SUMNER BY THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT. FISH ON
8/26/2009 - petfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
got late start this morning (dentist appt.) had limit in 30 minutes; more for the smoker! Spent more time putting on and taking off my waders than fishing. black yarn, orange corky, scent, 6-7' leader.
8/24/2009 - bleacherbum - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went out yesterday by riverside county park for 2and a half hours. Nothing. Most people weren't catching anything. There was one guy who had like 40 to 50 fish caught from the time i was out there. Had to stop because pole snapped in half because of snag.
8/25/2009 - Tara Nelson - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Boyfriend and I fished for only about 2hours and he hooked into a 25 1/2 inch Silver coho. The silvers are starting to get thicker now and man do they put up a fight!! What a rush to land that SOB without a net! Ive been catching so many pinks down at the Puyallup ive been called a fishing legend by one of the guys down fishing in my spot by the scale house.Who says girls cant fish...Bring it on! Orange yarn with orange corky with shrimp gulp spray has been all my luck down at the P.River.########:)$$$$$$$$$$
8/24/2009 - Tara Nelson - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I caught so many pinks that day I was throwing them back!The men in the river couldnt believe a woman was catching so many fish. I let out a holler when I hooked into a 22 1/2 in Silver Coho...man I was proud to put him on the stringer and show all the guys up on the river.We ate like kings that night! What a good way to end the fishing season to get out all the fishing itches out by hooking into the BIG FISH in the Puyallup. I suggest bringing a net if you hook into a big King because that Silver I cought tore up my hands,but I landed it!FISH ON FISH LOVERS!!
8/25/2009 - alwysfshnnvrcthn - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Looks like people are really taken by all the positive reports on the Puyallup. I saw mondo pinkos caught today, but nunca a king/silver. Spoke with an old-timer who says he's been out every day and has seen nothing but pinks landed in the last 5 days. If you don't mind the junkiest salmon of them all, however, come on down folks. Plenty to go around for all.
8/25/2009 - Stryker47 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the river about 5 30pm a friend said I missed the best day ever so far I guess a new group from the sound rolled in alot of cromer pinks I fished about 5 min and hooked a cromer pink thought it was a silver when i first saw it the ten min later a nailed a monster king he bulldozed his way across the bottom I couldnt turn him he went be hind me and popped the hook did touch another fish for 2 hrs then got one more pink at dark pink and purple scent 5 ft leader
8/25/2009 - Fishon 804 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The Puyallup, (like that much better than the "puke" for a river that has consistently been so good to me over the years) is definitely full of fish. Full of people as well but it's all good. I fish mainly in Sumner. Just about any colors seem to work as along as it gets in front of the humpies. Leader lengths range anywhere from 4-8 ft. The limit is 4 not 6. Only put that in so there's no needless tickets and they are checking. Keep your barbs pinched and don't keep foul hooked fish or they will get you. Where I fish 85-90 % of the fish caught are in the mouth anyway. Good luck, be courteous and have fun.
8/25/2009 - salmonstalker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the puke in sumner more rollers then ive ever seen got there around 9 slept in for once hooked up around 2 pm bright fresh hen 6lb'er lots of row
8/25/2009 - Dman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puke this afternoon, I have always fished eggs on the Carbon and done well for coho, this was my first time on the Puke for pinks. There were a ton of fish, but after a couple hours it was pretty clear that most were foul hooked, guys who were have the best "luck", were tossing gear into the tightest spots and ripping the gear back through, by my count 1-2 fish out of every 10-15 was mouth hooked. It was amazing to see so many fish. People were courteous for the most part, which was surprising given it was shoulder to shoulder.
8/25/2009 - petfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
today was STUPID HOT! got to river about 6 am; and had 3 by 730 and fished for another hour trying for a silver or king. finally kept my 4th; went home, cleaned 'em, put them in brine for smoking, and then hit river again to get last 2 for the day. ended up with another pink and a nice little silver. black yarn, red corky, scent, 5' - 6' leader. could have kept fishing all day - what a blast!
8/24/2009 - Go2fish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fishing was fun. I hooked and released all my fish. Lost count of how many I caught. Never seen so many Pinks!
8/25/2009 - kieth - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
first time fishing, daughter and I can`t catch a thing
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/25/2009.
8/25/2009 - Daniel - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Caught,cleaned and walked out with limit of 4 in 1 hr. Never seen fishing like this EVER.
8/21/2009 - tomriver - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
got one coho and one pink friday. Can wait to head out tomorrow after work.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/25/2009.
8/24/2009 - Stilts - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Caught and released a 15# nate king, lost 2 coho, got 1 coho and c & r'd probably 50 pinks in 5 hours of fishing yesterday. From 1:00 p.m. until around 3:30, it was a fish amost every cast. I wasn't the only one having that kind of day, almost everyone was hooking up one after another. looked like around 500 guys in a 1/2 mile area. This morning lost 4 coho right off the bat, then nothing but pinks again. Damn silvers.
8/25/2009 - Rick Harden - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the Puyallup river this morning about 8AM and was on my way home with my limit of Pinks by 9:15AM. Plenty of fish in the river. I watched as a group of 4 were catching and releasing one after another by the time I left they must have caught twenty fish each.
8/24/2009 - Island Bob - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Did the Puyallup for the first time ever river fishing. Caught three humps on orange and pink. Going again tonight!! Whooo-Hoo!!
8/20/2009 - kris - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the 20th and the 21st and finaly caught a nice fish...8-9 pound silver. (Yes they are in there...lol) took my pinks too. next day sucked...pink after pink, lost almost all... new hooks and king settups for the 25th this morning...see you on the river.
8/24/2009 - Mike in Tac - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Finally scratched that itch!!!! Got on the Puyallup for about 90 mins tonight, and went 1 for 3. That's pretty good luck for me. The gravel bar behind the Safeway was totally loaded with folks - but it seemed that somebody or another was bringing in a fish at all times. It was great to see a lot of happy folks - rather than frustrated grumps! ;-)
8/24/2009 - Kaikane - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Puke: 2 silvers 18+ pinks.... stopped counting. The river is loaded with pinks. Peach on Pink with lots of scent. Almost every cast for me. 1.5 hours spent on the river. 430-6pm. Had to pick up the wifey at work. Tight Lines all.
Nasty was empty yesterday. I drifted eggs on mounts road and gravel bar. Zip Zero fish. I saw one jump. No one had a fish on the side. Saw about 15 native boats on the FT Lewis boat ramp. One guy said the river was loaded with kings. I told him the river WAS loaded with kings. He didnt like it too much.
8/24/2009 - carbonriverkiller - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup by antons saw three 35-45lb kings caught freakin HUGE they gave me the eggs...the scains are longer and bigger than my arms..i hooked into 5 nice big bright kings but kept losing them when they got close saw first pinks today landed about 10/20 kept my limit my smoker was lonely..fishing is explosive giant kings everywere..PS it doesnt matter what you use they hit it ALL...
8/24/2009 - Lip Rippin' - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished across the river from the fruit stand on river road today. Slept in early but it didn't affect the catching. Arrived at 7:20AM and fished until 10:00AM. Hooked 25 humpies, a lot with sea lice still attached. Pink on orange corkies and yarn, five foot leader, and slinkys worked well. Saw one 8# king caught. I hope to see more in the next couple of weeks. Fish on!
8/22/2009 - throwin down - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup this mornin before goin to skoke. Pinks evrywhere cant help but hit um. Saw a few nice kings rollin around try rocket red and black
8/22/2009 - bleacherbum - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went fishing from 8 to 1030. Nothing. Only two guys I saw caught stuff. One was a pink and the other was a huge king. 25-30#?
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/23/2009.
9/22/2009 - salmonator - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit it this morning with my rookie friend. We fished across from the Toyota dealership on River Rd. I wound up catching pinks, but we opted to drive to another spot with fewer snags. From there it was lights out. I lost track of how many pinks I got, but it's fair to say about 20 with many more on for a short time. Red with white glow corky and red yarn worked best. When I got a #6 coho, I kept that as my last fish for a limit. I did all I could to help my friend, but he just could not set a hook to save his life. One of those days where I could do no wrong, it was awesome.
8/22/2009 - Kooter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puyalp at 10 this morning, rocket red korky with black yarn the winning combo, 7 ft leader. Humpy after humpy before taking home a nice 28# chromer kinger.
8/22/2009 - Jerry (Butch) Sphinterman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went down to the puyallup with my brother n law curt the hit man hearns and hooked into my 1st fish and fell face 1st into the river with my cat like reflexs, I jump up and still landed a 18.lb bad ass king. That's right I am superman!!
8/22/2009 - kaikane - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Decided to hit the Puyallup even though I knew it was gonna be packed. Hit river road since its only 10 minutes from my house. Did pretty well again. Hooked an 8lb choromer with in 10 minutes. I was 1/1 on the kinds and 6/9 on pinks. I only stayed from 530 till 700. Tight lines all.
8/21/2009 - Stryker47 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went back with a freind tonight he got his limit of pinks I lost 5, 2 of them at the net seen alot pulled out 1 nice king about 12lbs . they were hit and miss when the rolled through it was game on was using pink on pink again they were hitting really soft had to pay attention or you would miss the hit
8/21/2009 - HeadCheese - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puy. near Sumner on Sun.Mon.Tues.Wed.Thur. Sunday on opener was great caught over 30 pinks. Monday was ok 10 or 15 pinks Tuesday still not bad, Wednesday definate sighns of slowing down. Thursday sucked! did not fish today. Also notice the river comes up in the morning then drops in the late afternoon.
8/21/2009 - bleacherbum - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I went to riverside county park for two hours last night and caught nothing. I used orange corky on red yarn and shrimp scent with 5 foot leader.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/21/2009.
8/20/2009 - Speakeasy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the Old Cannery last night after work from 4:30-7:30 Not a lot of action during that time period, saw a few pinks come out down river from me. But overall action was low. On to better days!
8/20/2009 - J-Trap - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down to the Puyallup just off of river road near the scuba shop, and I completely SCHOOLED the guys that had been there all day. I got there right at 2pm, and hooked into a decent pink on my first cast. Over the next 45 min I caught my four, all legally hooked. I was having so much fun I released my last one, and I'm glad I did cuz 30 min later I caught a FAT 7# pink and called it a day. I hooked up a total of 8 times and 5/8 is pretty good, especially in just 1 1/2hrs!! I was using just over 8ft of leader and casting as far out as i could get it, everyone else was using 4-5ft and only goin out 30ft or so, but they all started following my lead, and it worked for them too! Pink on pink or pink on orange was what worked the best for me. I also saw a 15# native king and a nice 10# coho caught as well - Good Luck!
8/18/2009 - Rich - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished most of the day and must have landed about 40 humpies but little silver/king action. I did manage to get a jack chinook. Also had a silver on but was gone by the time I realized it was a silver...oh well, there will be more to come!
8/20/2009 - Stryker47 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puyallup tonight nailed a pink after 8 cast then nothing for an hour and then I nailed a 10 lb king gave me a good run screamed across the top up and down fianally landed him and it had a fin so back he went about 45 min later the two gys up from me nailed a 8 lb silver and a 12-14 pound king both keeps I was using pink on pink with shrimp scent that was the only fish caught in the 2 1/2 hrs I was there outta about 10 people see ya on the high ground
8/20/2009 - bleacherbum - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished this morning at riverside county park. nothing. nobody caught anything the two hours i was there. pink corky, red yarn, shrimp scent, and 5 foot long leader.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/20/2009.
8/20/2009 - 6freak - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puk yesterday two pinks C&R one king i think never seen it ,,IT WAS DRAG RACE`N FOR THE HORIZON..,,,,,,,,,,Happy casting boys&girls
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/20/2009.
8/19/2009 - Mr Zero - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the PUKE by Traffic Ave around 630 pm, didn't see no action. Tons of people out but not one hooked....I was there for maybe 30 mins and hooked a pretty big KING.....I actually thought I was snagged up and whipped my rod twice.....when I seen that bad boy pull up, I was a little stunned.....fought it for a few seconds and lost it.....I'll be back for another....keep them lines tight!
8/19/2009 - petfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the lower puke again this morning; took home 2; one a nice 2 salt king! Just about any color is working for hook ups; just need to be patient with fellow anglers, esp. the newbies...although i look forward to pink years; i certainly don't miss the crowds in even years!
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/20/2009.
8/19/2009 - kris - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
caught a limit of pinks in two hours. lost two fish. Been fishing with pink corky only... gonna switch it up tomorrow for the kings. fished from 930-1130. gonna try again early for a king.. happy hunting!
8/18/2009 - carbonriverkiller - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup yesterday hooked into 3 fat kings faught like hell but i was unprepared with my 5 foot trout rod arms are still sore..
8/19/2009 - Kaikane - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puke this morning with a buddy from 530 to 730. Lots of fish! I went 2/3 on kings. Had a 12lb buck hatch and about a 15lb native which was a brute. That native was Crome, Crome, Crome! The third came off when I was walking to beach it. Oh well. Was happy to let him go. Even said thanks to him! 5 for 8 on the pinks. Had a couple hook ups that bolted upstream but I could t tell if they were coho or chin so I cAlled them pinks onthe count.
It was a great morning! Took of at 730. Got crowded.
Too fast for eggs. Peach corkie pink yarn and loads of smelly jelly. All were hooked in mouth.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/19/2009.
8/18/2009 - Mick - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished puke for about 3 hours by Fred Meyer..kings all around. Caught a beaut had to C&R due to nate. Not a lot of pinks caught.
8/19/2009 - Funny - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Lots of king being caught if you be patient. Organge & Orange seem to be the color working for me..!! fish on
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/19/2009.
8/18/2009 - kris - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished same hole from 730 pm to 9, caught another bright humpy. dropped my catches from last two days off at my buddies house for the smoker. Im still not seeing all the kings you guys are reporting... hope to hook up with one soon. ill be out there same hole in the morning (wed) happy hunting...
8/15/2009 - Jim - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
i went to the river caught 2 Salmon
8/18/2009 - jmil253 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went fishing lower river and lots of bites but they came off ....damn it....my fishing buddy got his limit...all humpys,but good eating never-the-less. anyone who wants a good time should hit this river up.....fish on
8/18/2009 - fish debauchery - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Had a guided walk in trip on the Puyallup today, man the humpies were thick just like my guide said they would be. He put us on a ton of fish and even latched on to a few kings as well. Ended up with a batch of pinks for the smoker. Can't wait to hit it up again in a week, my guide had another day open and he really knows how to put us on the humpies.
8/18/2009 - llentz - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Was down at the Puyallup by the Cannery around 2:30. hooked 3 pinks and around 5:00 i either foul hooked one in the tail or had a king on, but it took me down river and I got hook on a log. then it got off. bastard. I'll get him next time. FISH ON!!
8/18/2009 - salmonslayer1991 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the puyallup at milton lots of rollers not hits and didnt see anyone catch any got ther around noon
8:18:09 AM - 4gofishing4sx - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
lots of humpies caught today lower river. saw a couple nice kings lost also. I took home a silver and 2 humpies.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/18/2009.
8/17/2009 - JAY-QUAN - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the opener and and yesterday. Hooked into several fish saw lots of fish caught as well. Guy 5 or 6 above me landed a 18 lbs. 4 oz king. Great work, good times. busy as hell!
9/17/2009 - kris - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished opener and monday afternoons. landed four humpys, lost about 6 or 7... fished about a half mile down river from the mess of people by the bridge. i wont go there... Monday lost five including what i believe to be a chinook. netted one nice fat humpy. ill see you out there.
9/17/2009 - Ernie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup off main st behind the safeway....hooked about 20 pinks, 2 silvers....and saw 2 kings hooked but not landed. lots of action for pinks but not kings or silvers. The two silvers were only about 2-3 pounds.
8/17/2009 - petfisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished opening morning on puke; lots of anglers; fish to be had. Lost nice king at bank (no net!) Saw a number of kings landed; fished monday morning; fewer fisherman; more fish! hooked lots of pinks; ended up with limit by 9 am.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/18/2009.
8/17/2009 - Eric - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Just got back from the Puyallup (FISHED FROM 5:30 pm - 8:00pm) - back behind the water treatment plant under the train bridge, no luck, not even a bite nor a seen landing of any fish--using corkie, yellow/white yarn, 5 ft leader, shrimp scent. Talked to a gentlemen that said he heard they were holding back on the big travel up river due to warm weather...makes sense to me.
8/17/2009 - BDC - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Two pinks, but could of been more......Went in the afternoon and left early too. Fished by main street close to Sumner...I didn't see anything caught other than Pinks..
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/17/2009.
8/16/2009 - ekc - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Got on the river around 0700...nothing much happening for my son and I until 0730. Got my first pink and a few minutes later hooked into a big King...almosted spooled me. Took at least 15 minutes to get it to the net...turned out to be a native hen and looked to be 25lbs. Was tough to let it go since it was the biggest fish I've caught. Got 2 more pinks and had another king on, but lost it. My son got 2 pinks and one king...20lbs. One guy upstream from us got 2 kings...each about 20lbs and several humpies. Was a very good day.
Was using 12lb test on a 10.5ft pole. Rocket red aerofly led by a smaller orange & brown corky above a 1/0 Gamakatsu hook.
8/16/2009 - letfhandedspanker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Puyallup opener was most terrific.. 1 king one Coho and 2 pinks. threw back a few to keep fishing.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/17/2009.
8/16/2009 - Bwiggs50 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the opener from 8 am to 12 pm, and came home with three pinks. Was using corkies with yarn and shrimp scent. Was elbow to elbow on most of the river, and tie ups seamed to be common, however, everyone seamed to be in good spirits. Mostly pinks being caught, but did see some good sized kings and steelhead. Was checked twice for liscences and barbed hooks, so yes, they are on the lookout.
8/16/2009 - aces - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup today. lots of pinks. didn't keep any yet. i did happen to get a 20# ling early in morn. battle fishing today
8/16/2009 - wanker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished for 4 hours today. very good opener.. lots of people but did not have any problems. Saw lots of nice kings and Coho's harvested as well as plenty of pinks.
I was using pink yarn on a green cork.. hmmm think everyone around me got their limit..
8/1/1609 - fishing kid - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the puyallup plenty of fish jumpin nothin really bitin
8/16/2009 - Rockn206 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Was at opening day at the puyallup for an hour. Lots of people of course..seen about 8 fish caught.
8/6/2009 - fish804 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Been watching the Puyallup real close last week or so. Not many fish in there yet. May be a slow opener
8/6/2009 - big sean - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
huge salmon running the puyallup water is bubbling with fish
7/1/2009 - Foothills 420 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the river by the new bridge today. Came up empty hooked, minus my bait that is!
1/17/2009 - Silverseeker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup this morning in search of steelies but after the floods the river is still running high.
12/11/2008 - wannafish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I spent 3 hours at the 116th street hole, 10:15am-12:30pm without any bites even though I did see fish. No one else caught any while I was there, that I saw. Even drift boat people didn’t catch any. The river was up from last week when I was there and the visibility was around a foot. I used corkies, yarn, and sometimes tipped with a prawn. I used several different colors.
12/10/2008 - ekc - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Did the 116th for the 2nd time for me. Fished it Sunday w/my son...he caught 2 bucks, one a boot, the other somewhat chrome...the flesh was still orange. I got none my first time at this location...maybe a couple of hits, but that's it.
Did it again today. Fished several spots, continuously moving downstream from the creek on the opposite bank. Got a solid hit just above the rapids downstream, but then a whole lot of nothin'. Noticed a fish rising upstream of a large log on the bank. Started casting upstream of the log, and after about 30 minutes got my fish. A 12lb buck, hooked just behind the teeth on the upper jaw. Took about 10 minutes to get him in...lottsa fun.
Was using two small rocket-red corkies with some peach yarn on a long leader...no scent. Pure luck methinks because it took me 2.5 hours and a lot of casts to get just one fish. Saw 3 other fish on by other folks...2 foul hooked. Was maybe 10 other fisherpeople there. Water is still pretty clear and low for this time of year.
12/8/2008 - Stilts - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The Puyallup spiked and is colored up some.
Edited by Easy Limits on 12/8/2008.
12/6/2008 - fishinrob - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
HIT THE PUYALLUP GOT LOTSA CHUMS AND A BRIGHT SILVER.SAW TWO STEELHEAD CAUGHT .HIT ME UP STILTS I THINK YOU SAW MY SILVER AND ONE OF THE STEELHEAD CAUGHT WERE U AT 116TH ?ALL FISH CAUGHT ON CORKIES .
12/6/2008 - Stilts - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Still some nice chums in the Puy. 2 nice silvers caught and saw a couple chrome steelhead this morning on the bank also.
12/3/2008 - Stilts - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Below mouth of carbon good today, but better yesterday. Not many chromers left, but still good fighting chums and one I got was almost 20. Probably landed 12 fish on green or red corkies yarn or not from 9-1. No need for bait or scent.
11/27/2008 - wannafish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
This is a day of thanksgiving! I hooked a fish on the Puyallup and I release it. It was a whopping 12 inches. Trout or jack? I don’t know. It was a silver beauty! The water was very clear- up to 3 feet or more. The temperature in the water was 38 at 9:30 am. I caught it on one small pink and one the next size larger white with pink. Then I tried every thing and every color even night crawlers. I didn’t get any more hookups. A couple other people on the river did catch 3 or 4 chums and a small chrome silver. I fished from 9am-12:30pm.
11/24/2008 - ekc - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
At around 8AM started fishing at my "spot" on the West bank of the Puyallup...same as Wed & Fri of last week. After 4 strong hits, I foul-hooked a large buck in the tail. It took at least 100 yards of my line in several runs, but I was finally able to get it close enough to let it loose after 15 minutes of battling it. Two other folk were on the opposite bank and were consistently hitting fish. I asked a young boy (obviously skipping school) on the opposite bank to let me know how to get where he was...he obliged.
Drove to the MacMillan bridge, parked and walked about a mile to the bank opposite where I had been. Nothing happened for about 30 minutes, and then I hooked and landed an 11-lb chum hen. Then....until 2PM I hooked I don't know how many fish...lost track after 4 or 5. Anyway, I kept one more fairly bright hen that was over 10lbs.
Shortly after that a nice gentleman came down next to me. On his second cast he had a nice, bright hen. After his very-next cast he had another hen on. Before he left, he gave me three of his cannon-ball weights and showed me how he did his rigs. Based on his advice, I switched from chartreuse/green to bright red corkies and peach colored yarn...that did the trick!
The "kid" returned at about 12PM and hooked and landed several fish...he IS good! He is also most cool, because after hooking one fish and he handed it over to an older gentleman who had been having no luck. When the older guy brought it back to where we were fishing we could clearly see it was a chromer. Had a terrific time with the old timer and the kid...lots of bantering talk and many fish to be had.
Around 1PM a guy by the name of Dan came down...he didn't do well, but offered to drive me back to the bridge...thank goodness...hauling 20lbs of fish back 1 mile is a pain.
So...was an excellent day...nice people, great fishing, excellent weather...except in the early morning.
11/21/2008 - ekc - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the same place as Wednesday...had 4 fish on, and one on the bank...this time I had a net. The other fishies were on for a time, but spit out the hook near where I was ready to land them. Had several other hits, so all in all it was a good day...nice weather and pretty clear water. Used the same rigs as on Wednesday, including long leader and heavy weight...low and slow. Seemed to do the trick.
11/19/2008 - will - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Caught and released two fish yesterday, nice fish with no bars yet. Didn't see any fish rolling, think i was lucky because today, nothing. Alot of fish in the nets down river.
12/19/2008 - ekc - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Forgot to mention that the Puyallup near Orting is almost gin clear...was surprised to see that after fishing the Nisqually. Tight lines everybody!!!!
11/19/2008 - ekc - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished downstream of the Carbon River mouth, after the bend in the Puyallup...a little less than a 1/4 mile. Hooked one chum hen about mid-river, but the hook got spit out near the bank. Was 7-8lbs.
Moved 25-30 yds upstream, hooked another hen (about 10lbs and just turning color) in the slack water across the river at the bend. Got it to the bank, but was unable to get it up far enough to retrieve...the one time I could have used a net. The area I was fishing was rocky and fairly steep, and unfortunately a rock cut my leader near the hook.
Saw several chum rising in that area near the bank, but it was difficult to get my rig near them, even with extra weight. Was using a long leader with one silver-medium-green UV corkie near the hook, and a smaller metallic gold-green on top. Also used chartreuse and dark green yarn. Was fun while it lasted.
11/18/2008 - gnfshn - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to 116th st today to see whats happening and fish for awhile,there were only two of us there and neither one of us caught or even saw a fish break water,the water is a bit high but very fishable with a foot or so of visibility.
11/17/2008 - rookie fisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
River still really high and extremely tough to fish very muddy, still caught two 9lb chum that were decent, no sign of the silvers.
11/13/2008 - liteline - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
drove by the river near river road and again near old 99 during work :P to check out the river conditions. it is fully blown out and no fish rolling what so ever. current was moving very fast and treacherous!
11/10/2008 - wannafish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I went to the Puyallup to try to get a fish even though the river was still high. It had come down and the visibility was maybe 6 inches. The color was good. I was the only one there for about 5 minutes then a guy came and fished about 30 minutes and said he was going to go home. He could come back later. I told him to take a look at the fish that was on the other side of my car. It was a cleaned, bright fish that was missing the top part of its head. He came back and said it was a very nice silver that was gutted and it must have been caught this morning. So he decided to stay and we both saw a fish roll shortly after that. Then he hooked one for a minute which got off…then nothing. I started a little after 10am and left about 12:30pm. I used eggs then switched to corky and yarn with scent.
11/3/2008 - wannafish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I spent the morning hours of 10:15am -12:00pm drift fishing. I used eggs, then corkies of pink and then red. I switched to a silver spinner. Nothing going on. One other guy who saw some roll before I got there. A drift boat was trying bobbers but they moved down river after a short time. River had good color and was up just a little from last Thursday. The visibility was about 6" to 8" with lots of leaves.
10/31/2008 - joblow - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Puyallup river is HOT, boy oh boy!! River is DEAD! don't waste ur gas.
Edited by Easy Limits on 11/1/2008.
10/30/2008 - ehyp - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went out on the lower Puyallup from 4-6 PM and saw 40-50 fish rolling and jumping. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. They were jumping and rolling all around me and the six other people fishing. None of us however could hook into one. That may have been even more amazing. We were drifting yarn and corkies and then we were all using spoons and spinners. Nothing worked. The only thing we didn't try was bobbing a jig or eggs. I could have sworn I saw a few pinks rolling near me. They are definitely in there, but evidently not very easily coaxed to bite. Interested to hear about anyone with any luck...
10/30/2008 - Calvin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup yesterday from 4 to 6pm at the confluence with the stuck. No bites, didn't even see a fish roll. The river seemed pretty low.
Edited by Easy Limits on 10/31/2008.
10/31/2008 - Logan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
After reading all of the good puyallup reports lately I had to go down and check it out. Everything Gman, steelhead slayer, stilts and rawley hendricks reported was true. I saw several Indian boats down at the mouth. I spoke with them and they said the silvers were stacked up just waiting for some rain. I threw my line out anyway and hooked into a dark king. I then went up by the bridge and on the second cast caught and released a late summer run steelhead. On the fourth cast I caught a chum . On the 8th cast I caught and released a nice chrome 11 pound hen pink salmon. I think you can only keep pinks on odd years. I am thankful for the reports page and can't wait for some rain to push the silvers up. Thank you everyone for the puyallup reports (keep them coming) Logan
10/29/2008 - Gman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup today and yesterday. Yesterday got one my first cast... A little jack. Then second cast hooked a chum but he got loose when he came up next to me. A few minutes later hooked and landed a nice 9lb silver.......Today i fished both in the morning and around 5 pm. This morning I hooked 3 but only landed one. Then in the evening I was able to hook and land a pretty nice silver. So there are fish in there just gotta find them.
10/29/2008 - steelhead slayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down to the puyallup today and hooked into a nice 15lbs Silver Hen off river road. River seemed pretty dead as there was no fisherman around. I may have gotten lucky. Was using one green corkie and one corn nut w/ no yarn. It sounds funny, but corn nuts work great. I think its the seasoning. It has been my secret for years and no one uses it or ever believes me.
anyways there are some in there.
10/27/2008 - surfbra - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
drifted eggs on the puyallup for 2 hrs - no bites, no fish seen. nice weather, clear water -
10/26/2008 - Tommy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished today and the river was dead! No fish, no hooks, nothing! What is going on?
10/25/2008 - ehyp - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the Puyallup by mouth of Carbon and caught nothing for 3 hours between 4 and 7 PM. Tried the Carbon as well right before the mouth and it was sooo shallow. I used egg-red yarn and pink corkies. I didn't know what else to try.
10/26/2008 - BootStrap - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The puyallup is like... SOOOOO DEAD DUDE I THINK ALL THE SALMON HAS FOUND A NEW ROUTE TO THERE SPAWNING SPOT MAN ROCK ON!!!!!!!!! :o
10/25/2008 - duboy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
nice day on the upper Puke except water is now a lot clearer; got one nice silver on eggs. will try the carbon tomorrow
10/25/2008 - stilts - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
read a few of these reports and got a little curious, so went down to take a looksy. Mouth of Stuck and P. saw a pretty good size school of silvers hanging at the confluence in shallow water. I didn't fish, was only looking and no one else there either. If they were going up the P., they were headed the wrong way. gonna try it tomorrow
10/25/2008 - Kool Hand Luke - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Tried fishin along river road, and it is dead. B run has ether come and gone or its not in yet.
10/24/2008 - Rawley Hendricks - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Opened up Go Fish again. Come check me out in Puyallup. Fishing report today was B run is in. Talked to indian netter and found out Silvers stacking up at mouth of Puyallup. Just need some rain to bring them in. Kings a bit dark, w/ some chum. Gill netter said his boat has been filled as of late. Hit em' hard boys!!!
10/22/2008 - salmonharvester - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Had a great day....a bit chilly, but the fishin' was insane!!! Hooked my first silver on eggs after 3 casts. Next one came in the next cast, but slowed down in the hole after that. Picked up in the afternoon and got my limit by 3:30 PM. Better believe I'll be back on my next day off.
10/23/2008 - cohofishin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Couldnt believe my eyes when I came down today. B run is in!!! Hooked 4 and landed 2 bright females. Drifted eggs w/ yarn off of River Road. Gonna hit it hard tomorrow.
10/21/2008 - Duboy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Beautiful morning on mighty puyallup; saw 2 fish roll before my first hookup; lost it but glad to see the "B" run of silvers moving through. Nets out on Friday so weekend is looking promising
10/16/2008 - Tim - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
No one fishin on the puyallup(orting). No fish to be seen!
10/9/2008 - Fish-on - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the little puyallup (orting) only seen 1 fish caught and 1 roll over, other than that nothing happening, no fish at all.
Edited by Easy Limits on 10/12/2008.
10/3/2008 - Duboy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Checked out the Puke last night; upper river. Fish were jumping everywhere with the rainfall. lost a nice silver and foul hooked another. will try carbon tomorrow
10/3/2008 - metalhooker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished my hole with a buddy, got there around 5:30pm river a little high not a fish rolling or a hookup till 6:25. saw a HUGE silver roll so i casted just up from it immediately and had that sucker on but didnt know it . such a light take by the time i set the hook i had about 20 yards of belly in my line so my hook set was feeble at best. as it cleared the water my hook came loose. bummer from then on about 6:35 fish were rolling like crazy we left right after that due to weather and loss of sunlight. hope to get into them tomorrrow.
9/28/2008 - metalhooker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished all day saturday without a single hit all day, and most of today was the same. started out at 7:00 am and nothing till around 11:00am came back down around 3:00 and fished till 5:00 when messing around with my pole i got a big take down i set the ook and after a nice battle got a 10.5 lb silver hen! no one else hooked up, i guess right place at the right time. using my always trusty setup. 6 to 6.5 ft. leader, red sparkle, and a orange #14 corkies, a SLIVER of green yarn, and a #2 red gammi. half oz. pencil lead
9/28/2008 - Ron - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
After checking out the duwamish the nets are going in. I headed to alderton on the puyallup. A few fish rolled but that was it. No hits fished for about 3 hours in the area...
9/26/2009 - metalhooker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
got to my hole around 5:30 and right away my buddy had a king on and his line snapped. 30 min later i got a nice silver and after a nice fight he spit the hook. fished about 45min longer and i called the all imfamous "last cast" call out. and then 20# of chrome king snatched up my corkies. he took about 10 min to get him in but he was like i got him in the sound, im talking that bright. i love catching chrome kings at the end of sept. keep em comming!
9/24/2008 - porkchop - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished from 1000 to 0200,no takers.Seen one jump by the bank where the green bridge is on River Rd.Seen 6 others fishing didn't look like they were having any luck either.
9/24/2008 - PT - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished this morning. The only thing caught was a gill net located at the Puyallup and the White. Tried the Nisqually and no fish because the boats roar past damaging the banks and killing any hope of catching any fish.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/24/2008.
9/21/2008 - metalhooker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
well got two kings saturday lost one and other was a nate. sunday well today got a chrome 11lb king at 930 nothing rest of day.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/23/2008.
9/20/2008 - johnmc - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went fishing this morning from 5:30 to 8 and not a single bite or fish caught. Started raining a bit harder so I bailed out but man nothing not a single salmon up or down river from where I was.
9/19/2008 - shaynemol - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished o'dark 30 until 0900. SLOOOOOOOOOWWW is the word of the day/week. Saw 2 coming in sideways (released), other than that, nothing. Bring on the RAIN!!
9/18/2008 - oldwildgo - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished Old Cannery hole from 3:00-4:15 today. Saw one Silver on the bank and watched one get hooked, bonked, and recorded. Went up river to Mcmillen fished there for an hour saw nothing. Not many guys fishing anywhere when I was out today. It's slow. Maybe tomorrow with the temp. change and a little sprinkle things will change.
9/17/2008 - KILL - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
KILLED THE FISH LIMITED OUT
9/14/2008 - hottshott206 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
yesturday after not catchin anything in the mourning..called my friend up and wen we got to the spot around 2 i cast out not that far a bamm hooked on to a nice silver jumpin and runnin and fouled hooked so i let it go my friend was next to get one right in the mouth a 15 ppound silver buck biggest silver seen out of the river i was happy beauce it was his first salmon and he broke in his brand new pole..i was next to hook into one a 7-8 pound hen..i was guttin the fish wen i cut my hand and was bleedin alot and fainted good thing my friend was there to help me and woke me up ended up in the emergency and got 4 stiches..im very lucky..FISH ON AND TIGHT LINES GUYS.. be care full out there
9/11/2008 - Matt - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fishing is slow right now i have spent probably 10hrs in the last 5 days and hooked one fish on the other hand i have seen plenty of fish landed so take this report as you please!
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/11/2008.
9/10/2008 - Tommy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished this morning from 5:30a-9:00a hooked a few didn't land anything. A guy about 20 yards upstream from me landed a 10lb silver.
9/9/2008 - JohnMC - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
WoW....An actuall website for Puyallup River....niceeeeeeeeee........
Anyway, I was fishing on this river for the last few weeks and finally this past Saturday (9-6-2008) I landed a silver that was 2'3" and on Sunday (9-7-2008) I landed a nice king measuring at 2'9" ofcourse I lost many. I can now say that the best time to catch is between 5:30AM and 8:00AM after that it seems everyone is slowing down. Also I have used many combination of corky's and yarn and the one that pulled in my fish and got most bites are "orange or pink" corky and "floresent green" yarn. Go Get Em' guys.
9/8/2008 - fisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished this afternoon hooked one lost it
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/9/2008.
9/8/2008 - mike O - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
On the river by 6:00. I saw a couple fishermen hitting them and also some coho's rising. Not quite sure what to use - reds seemed popular but guys were changing up here and there.
9/7/2008 - Tommy H. - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup this morning...landed one nice silver...saw 3 other guys also land silvers...good morning!! gonna hit it again tomorrow~!~ FISH ON!!!
9/7/2008 - Silver Seeker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the upper river at 6am but nothing hitting.Saw a couple silvers landed.Not many people so it was not bad to be out.PRAY FOR RAIN
9/6/2008 - metalhooker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
today was my fourth day in a row that i had an evening king on. landed a nice chrome 15+ ld. hatch king. the only fish i saw landed from 3:00 to 8:00. to bad im 2 for 4 with those kings though. bumped up to 12ld. test since my silver hole is producing nothing but kings. 2 orange corkies, 7ft. leader. my fishing buds also are hooking into kings on this streach of river nightly. tight lines
9/5/2008 - flyboy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the upper river this am near and below confluence of Carbon river. Hooked and lost a nice chrome silver on second cast...fished for 1 1/2 hours...Saw no fish rolling, 2 deer, 2 horses, 2 Turkey vultures and generally had a beautiful morning. I wish it would rain really hard and bring those fish in from the sound...I saw two other fishermen and they had not been into any fish either..
9/4/2008 - metalhooker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to my spot and just like yesterday had a king on within 30min. this time i was able to land it. 15+ lb hatchery king. yesterday the king was over 20+ and fought it for about 2 min. but one individual who didnt want to exit river while everyone else did had my fish around his ankles and broke my line. river ettiquete is great when people understand it. my buddy landed a nice silver after me not a whole bunch caught on the evening bite last couple days. red and orange corks does da trick. again
9/3/2008 - Tommy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished from 6a-9a just north of the 5th street bridge. Didn't catch anything but seen a few rolling past us. Quit fishing after the natives came in and put up all there nets under the bridge about a hundred yards down stream from us!
9/3/2008 - 6freak - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fish the lower puyallup last nite from 6 to dark 30 seen one fish caught behind Kmart none at the fruit stand
8/30/2008 - Mike in Tac - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
First time on the Puyallup this year - at 6am, there were about a dozen cars behind the Cannery. Less than I'd expected. I fished up and down the path behind the Cannery until noon - saw about 6-8 kings caught in all, had one on my line for a split-second....long enough to get me to return next week, I guess.
9/1/2008 - otherpinkmeat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished carbon. Saw people w/ fish from the morning. By the time i got there the holes were fished out.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/2/2008.
9/1/2008 - wannafish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I casted a couple of times and ended up hooking a stick. After a couple of more casts I hooked my first silver of the year. I wasn’t even sure what it was it has been so long. It was 22 inches about 4 lb. male. I hooked it on a pink cheater (non-weighted) with a number 1 Matsus octopus hook. I only stayed 2 hours.
8/31/2008 - Silver Seeker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the river at 6am landed a nice 20lb hatchery king about 8am but nothing after that.
8/30/2008 - jay - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
nice day..hit the spot around 6 am after about 10 cast i got a hit had a good fight and landed a nice 7 pound silver..after that i kept missing my bites and loss about 3 fish..tight lines and set the hook guys..
8/30/2008 - Adam - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the puyallup cought one silver my cousin cought one too. Had a couple on broke off,seen one 20pound king cought and a jack silver.
8/30/2008 - Scott - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Slayed the fish today 25# King hatchery, and one silver about 12 #. Fished for about 2 hours had on another one but it broke me off.
8/30/2008 - Jeremy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Nothing today went by 5st bridge, around 6 this moring .. until 8:30 .. no fish rolling . nothing
8/29/2008 - metalhooker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to my spot around 5:30 and six other guys there. all silvers! mine about 7lbs. orange corks. we all lost fish between us, lost and landed around 16 fish! i lost a huge silver. picked up around 6:30 but i was leaving so hope they spanked em. tight lines!!!
8/27/2008 - rubin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
WENT FISHING IN THE MORNING ABOUT 6 TO 11 HAD 3 ON BUT GOT OFF NOT THAT MUCH LUCK . . WENT IN THE AFTERNOOON BOUT 7 SAW GUYS CATCH SILVERS ON SAND BUT BUT THATS IT HOPE IT GETS BETTER
8/26/2008 - ROB - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
FISHED AFTER WORK ABOVE THE 5TH ST BRIDGE 7-8 HOOKED ONE SILVER AT 5 LBS ON A ORANGE CORKY PINK YARN.THEN HIT THE RIVER ON TUES SAME TIME GOT ANOTHER SAME SIZE AS THE FISH MONDAY NIGHT.THERE WERE OTHER SILVERS CAUGHT NO KINGS.TO DATE IM 1-11 ON KINGS 3-3 ON SILVERS ALTHOUGH I HAVENT HOOKED ONE SINCE SATURDAY(KINGS).
8/27/2008 - Rich - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
2 for 5 on silvers. saw no kings. Then nets will not be in as long as nate stated. They will only be in for a half a day next week, then two weeks of a 2 day per week fishery. Its all on the states website.
8/27/2008 - nate - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
0 for 1 today hooked into a hawg probably 30# ish, then a couple more bites and i left.. saw one guy leaving on the way down with a 25 pound hatch.. as for the nets, they start sunday at noon and are in till thursday at noon then repeat..
8/26/2008 - GreenLine - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished 2 hours after work, seen one fish roll, nothing caught by the 50 people down river or the 150 people up river.
8/26/2008 - taynt - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fish the lower part, above the mouth of the white and seen some roll but that was it,,it should pick up in the next few days...fish hard
8/26/2008 - otherpinkmeat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I nice silver today 8lb hatch. Saw one other hatch king and one native. Slow day. lucky to get a keeper!!! Hopefully it picks up down low. Dont keep Natives please!!!
8/26/2008 - mike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puke yesterday from noon till 8pm. started behind the fred myer and worked my way up river. ended up catching one big 30+lb native king (released of course) a couple nice silvers and one other 15 or so lb king that was also released.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/27/2008.
8/22/2008 - Rich - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went 2 for 4. 1 native king, released, and 3 silvers. Still a little slow but there are fish in there if you are willing to put the time in.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/25/2008.
8/24/2008 - mike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puke today for a few hours. went 4 for 4 landing one big 30+lb native king. and 3 silvers. kept one around 4lbs and one around 12lbs.
8/24/2008 - otherpinkmeat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
1 for 1 today, 15lbs king hatch. 2 for 4 yesterday, Native kings. Saw a couple of other caught. Mostly natives still, some silvers, not that many in yet. Good weekend. Also tried nisqually last night still seems slower there also.
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/25/2008.
8/24/2008 - hawgquest - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished for about 2 hours several bites landed 1 silver 2 large kings and 1 coho
8/21/2008 - SalmonSearcher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the point after work this morning for around 2 hrs and not a bite. There were a few rods in the water, but didn't see anything landed. so I went home and went to bed.
8/21/2008 - Stryker47 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went to the river fished for about 2 1/2 hrs the only fish I touched was the one that swam between my legs, heard two guys holler up river at the sand bar about an hour apart I saw one fish roll the river is high still no luck
8/20/2008 - chrisinfrederickson - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Started at the Puyallup just up 2 miles from the first bridge about 7:30 am. About 8 people in that spot. One had a nice silver on a stringer. Another guy had a large king on after the first 5 minutes. Lost the fish while netting becuase his buddy thumped his chin with the butt of the net handle. I did not have my hip waders that day so left after 30 min and tried fishing further up north for the rest of the day. Nothing, Not even a fish Roll. Guessing best time is during the morning and evening bites down river.But with the rain there was not enough bank to stand on in the evening.
12/6/1984 - CovingtonMike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the yallup twice in the last week. Fishing is pretty slow, but the few fish I've seen have been beautiful. No luck myself. Seen a lot of darker colors being used. Water is high and silty.
Edited by on 8/21/2008.
8/20/2008 - mike - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puke yesterday and today. fished around the mouth of the white
yesterday i hit the river around 2:30 and hit to fish right away. one big king 25-30lbs or so and lost him after a couple minutes. 3 casts later i hit a 7lb silver and landed him. fishing went dead after that.
today i hit the river around 12:00. seen one fish roll when i was walking down to the river. and seen one king caught up river from me. as for myself i didnt touch a fish. the river came up 10" or so from last night.
with this rain next week should be good.
8/19/2008 - otherpinkmeat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
32 lbs king. Dime bright Native. Very fat, other buddy caught a 14 lbs native. Seen a couple other caught released and kept. Nice day on the puyuallup....Fish on
8/17/2008 - gotair - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went out this afternoon about 5:00. Behind K-mart on river road... saw about 8 kings caught til about 7:00. They are definately showing with high tide.
8/17/2008 - mwtalhooker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went fishing at my hole and not to much pressure today. fish from about 10 to 2 i had one strike my offering,(red corkies black yarn) but not fast enough. guy next to me caught a nice silver which i was happy to see, it was pretty beefy. another guy got a jack and also a 15or so pound hatchery king. also saw some BIG kings roll right in front of me about 12 feet from shore.
8/17/2008 - JDub - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
my buddies and I got ready on Friday night for the big opening, maybe we shouldn't have. Both days nothing. not many people other than by the recyclery, and fewer salmon. Levey road was descently busy, but no luck. I did not see a single person with a fish. It might be too hot or more than likely too early, not to mention the puyallup tribe netting Sunday. September will probably be the best bet for the Yallup. for the next two weeks....I'm going to get my salt water on!!
8/16/2008 - metalhooker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit my fav. hole. earlier in the morn. a friend of mine and his buddy got 2 kings the keeper at 30lds. got there at 6pm and not to much pressure. after bird nesting my reel and 30min of goofing with it started fishing. no luck for me but guy down from me got a nice one. another guy had one on and one jumped right up from me. tomorrow i will hit it hard to get my fish, no more bird nests, try black or purple corkies and dark yarn. good luck y'all
8/16/2008 - Jeremy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Nothing today.. lots of rolling and jumping .. seen no fish taken
8/16/2008 - salmonslayer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
arrived at the hole just past alderwood at 5:30am about 20 people by 7am not much happening one caught with red corkies and orange yarn released it was a wild king about 20-25 lbs watch out game wardens working it clamp those barbs we talked and he said hes been checking it out from the hatchery all the way down to alderwood no one had hit anything no keepers im thinking a good rain will bring in those kings
PRAY 4 RAIN
8/16/2008 - cj - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished sewage treatment plant no luck saw a twenty pounder taken though
8/16/2008 - TRAPPER - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit my Favorite Hole on the Puyallup, 119TH Avenue East just off Houston Road East (a nice shady 1/2 Mile walk through the Cottonwoods along the Pierce County Dike Trail), parking on Houston Road along with about 30 other Cars just downstream from the mouth of the White River.
The action started at sunrise and continued until about Noon. We were averaging about one King per Hour, a little slower than last year but still keeping everyones attention focused on this Hot Hole.
Looking forward to swapping Stories around the Fire Pit while the usual bunch sit on the picnic table, bragging over their catch of arriving Silvers. "TRAPPER"
8/16/2008 - fishslayer777 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went down to the puyallup this morning. saw two caught within about 30 people. very slow, stay with the skok, 2 weeks till the puyallup id say.
8/16/2008 - Otherpinkmeat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Usual Crowds. Not a lot of fish. Did manage to hook one monster king. Never saw him. Saw about 5 landed between 15 people or so, there is fish to be had, just not hot yet!!
8/14/2008 - Otherpinkmeat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Checked out the puallup today. river road and canary area. It wont be like last year (9 kings 15 silvers in 3 days) Openeing to early, (2 weeks) no silvers yet. And we know how much the kings hit when there is not alot of them. I would sugjest pt.defiance for the next 2 weeks or so. The boat house has been seeing limits for the last 4 day strait. But nothing at the mouth of the puyallup. So it wont be strong. Good luck to everyone this weekend. cause it wont be that good yet. Just lots of people fighting for a hole w/ not to many fish. Fish on
8/2/2008 - cj - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
anyways went down to the rivere and saw 2 kings roll on the mouth of stuck
Edited by Easy Limits on 8/3/2008.
12/20/2007 - wannafish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I woke up late, it was sunny, and I didn’t have to baby-sit one of my grandchildren until later in the day, so I went fishing!
I tried a spot on the Puyallup river that I hadn’t been to before. It looked good and as I made my way to the bank I saw a fish (light colored) rise at the opposite bank. There were already several people there so I went toward the tail out. Then I worked my up stream as guys left. I had a couple bumps and a guy at the head had a fight but I didn’t see if he got to bring it in. I was talking to an older man as I was leaving and a dark fish jumped at the opposite bank. Therefore, there were fish there. It was a nice day but cold. Water visibility was about 12 inches. I fished about 2 hours 11am – 1:30.
12/7/2007 - wannafish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the same spot as yesterday but the river was down and all I caught in the same little hole was branches. The river was clearer maybe up to 8 inches visibility. It looked like it went down a foot but I can’t judge that accurately. I was there 9-10am.
12/6/2007 - wannafish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Wow! I have never fished this river before and I had a couple of fish on in a half hour then nothing. I lost my first hook on a something in the river. So I put on a mid size pink and white cheater with fluorescent pink yarn. I noticed the line was a little frayed but I thought “oh well I’m not going to catch anything” so I left it on, casting out a little ways out and it swung toward the bank. I hooked a small silver fish (16 to 18 inches). It jumped once in the air and ran into the current and ran and ran and ran and ran. “Oh my” I thought “I won’t have any line left” so I put my hand on the line to stop it and lost the fish! It broke exactly where I thought it would. I reeled all that line back, put on a new hook and corky set up. It was red with chartreuse yarn, again mid sized. I hooked another fish right in front of me. This one was bigger-maybe 24 inches. It also was silver with a white belly. It rolled on top of the water and unhooked itself. I kept casting but didn’t get anything else. I walked down further trying to find another place to fish but didn’t hook anything else. The river was fast and cloudy with water visibility about 3 inches.
12/6/2007 - metalhooker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
tried my luck at metzler and after shuffling all the way back there just after knee surgery i wasnt able to fish with the current conditions!!! so off to the whitney bridge, slipped and fell in mud at the rivers edge and my hand slid in about a foot of silty mud with misc. broken glass, nice gash,and ouch on the ole knee, thanks for the litter party people. walked over to the boat launch and was finally fishing. drifted some jigs and tossed a few little cleos, got a bite only fished for about 45 minutes, when i entered the water though about 10 8inch fish at the shore freaked out and beached themselves, they looked like trout but had big black spots on their backs, wasnt able to get a close look at them any idea of what they could have been?
11/24/2007 - Oldwildog - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup at Mcmillen Bridge this morning. Nada. Only saw a handful of other people there. River is very clear and low. Tried a number of different things, no fish.
10/24/2007 - metalhooker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
stopped by puke to try out new reel and swore i got two nice swipes anyways reel worked great!
10/19/2007 - Fishhore - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Spent about fours hours on carbon hooked a fish but didn't see it. Pretty good sized fought like hell...
10/21/2007 - metalhooker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
river is bad spent just enought time to get my line wet and left.
Edited by Easy Limits on 10/21/2007.
10/19/2007 - Napolean - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Spent an hour on the Puyallup, and an Hour on the Carbon. Wow, fishing is really slow. Saw one guy catch a really dark silver on the carbon.
No bites on the Puyallup, however there was this beautiful eagle that took a nice sized silver right out of the water in front of me. The wind has caused a lot of branches and leaves to hit the water. You'll bring debris on every cast.
10/15/2007 - DinkiDoo - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup today. River is Dead...
Edited by Easy Limits on 10/16/2007.
9/30/2007 - oldwildog - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puke upstream from the Mcmillen bridge Sunday morning 6:30 AM to Noonish. Felt like the 3rd wheel on a date fishing between the Mailman and Millimeter. They CR some pinks and silvers, kept some mouth hooked slivers and I made about 1087 casts. So I went up to the mouth of the Carbon on foot for a change of pace, they followed and we all made casts and worked on river crossing technique. Ended up back where we started and after watching more hook sets from my two amigos I began to wonder what was going on. M and M left and I stayed for another cast or two. Last cast of the day, BAM, chrome bright silver buck about 10 pounds. I raced to the rig fish in hand hoping to catch up and show off my catch. Fish were rolling and although water was cloudy, it was worth the early wake up.
9/29/2007 - oldwildog - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the Puke up by the Mcmillen Bridge yesterday around 5pm. Was fishin with Millimeter, R2, and C Willy. Millimeter had a silver or two when I got there. Everyone hooked a king with Millimeter and R2 getting theirs to the stringer. Lots of Eggs! C Willy got his first Silver of the year. 7lb or so hen. I got a small jack, a pink or two and lost a king. Water was muddy so we were using long leaders and a couple of corkies on our size 1's. Took today off.
9/24/2007 - fish - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup with WORMS and killed the kings 5 over 25lb kept 2 bright henns over 30 YES PEOPLE I SAID WORMS
9/22/2007 - oldwildog - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Made some casts on the Puy just up from the McMillen bridge this AM. Had a pink buck on within 5-6 casts. Then nothing for 45 minutes. No fish rolling. Went up to the Carbon by the old bridge off of bridge street, NADA. Hooked a couple of pinks. Did the same routine Thurs and SLAMMED em. CR pinks and kept two silvers from the Puy that day.
I won't be going out in the AM tomorrow. Hardly anyone on the Puy went we came back from south hill at 6pm...
9/22/2007 - brian - puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup this morning, didnt catch n e thing. used a variety of corkies and yarn. did manage to see a nice silver caught in 5 hours from 6 - 11. there were like 20 different fishermen there who came before me.
9/22/2007 - fishon - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
the fishin on the puy has been pretty good for me. last night got a 12 pound silver along with about 11 pinks that i realsed.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/22/2007.
9/21/2007 - Jamie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I know, I know....you guys aren't going to believe me, but hey...It happened to ME! Yesterday, I went out about 6pm, on the 20th, after work, and thought to put in a line for an hour or two- on my 4th or 5th cast, my tri-color bait (yarn and pink corky) was scoffed up HARD!! I thought it may be a big silver- a 12 or 15 lb one, maybe..Or a steelie! Hmmm..but no...This fish didn't want to show himself! Every now and again, a little line would strip off my reel, and the bastard would head into the channel, into the rough...I don't know why, but he liked staying DEEP and now and again would roll and shake his body back and forth. I thought a couple of times in the beginning that I might have hooked a stump, but stumps don't start pulling line and heading upstream, do they? I had 10lb test on from last year, and it was pretty beat up from the Skagit and Carbon and Puyallup over the past 2 years. I finally succeeded after about 45 minutes of sore muscles, in getting the rascal in to within 10 feet of me, before the line snapped! All I saw was a flick of the tail for my efforts! The guy fishing bank saw this and smiled, while the other 2 younger kids on my left thought I was smoking crack and horsing in a log. I know what I know....a 40 lb king if it was an ounce!
And that leads me into my OTHER story- of tonight...same time, same place, same rod and reel. Different line. 8 lb razorline.
I set up: Pink and orange yarn with a pink corky and steelhead candy. a 6 foot lead with a 1 oz lead.
First cast: BAM!!!!! (Not AGAIN?!!)
Yep. Again...Just re-read my last post! This time, 2 guys on the bank were there to witness!
Same place where the line snapped too!
Any suggestions on how to handle BIG kings on light(er) tackle??!
FISH *&#$% ON!!!!
9/21/2007 - Hitman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Puyallup River, Pierce County, Wa. Fished just west of bridge behind Fred Meyer. About 15 guys and one silver caught in 4 hours.
9/20/2007 - Trystn - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA. Fished the gravel bar across River Road from the Farmer's Market. One dark pink, otherwise flat.
9/20/2007 - liteline - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
i'm fishing up a little further than the blue building and it's been slow. last day i fished was tuesday afternoon. i guess the natives had their nets set across the river downstream a bit. i hooked a few humpies. everybody down river and up from me were on the same boat. slow.
9/14/2007 - Noob - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup last friday, got there about 1:30. Was just upstream from the Fife bridge. About 2:30 I caught a decent silver, 5lbs or so.. About 5 minutes later my buddy caught a 6 pounder.. Had a few hits after that, and left around 4:00
Caught on a green corkie stacked on a pink/white corkie, orange yarn (my circus rig) other fish was caught on 2 pink corkies/pink yarn, both mouth hooked, both with a bit of herring salt on them.. 1 native, 1 hatch
9/17/2007 - fishon - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
where are all of you guys fishing that are saying it has been slow. every day i go down wich is 5 days a week i limit with silvers and catch alotta humpys. come on guys your gunna have to find different holes
9/25/2007 - ddd8873 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished The Puyallup on Saturday very slow saw one silver landed.
9/17/2007 - liteline - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished it last sunday. seemed kinda slow where i was at. hooked on a few humpies and got my 2 silvers in. but usually the action is more better than that.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/17/2007.
9/15/2007 - Mike In Tac - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Spent 4 hours on the bank this AM - first two and a half about 5 minutes down the trail from the road near The Oak Barn. I lost one there, and saw only 2-3 other fish pulled in the whole time. Then, I went down the trail another 10 minutes to the end, where it seemed someone had a fish on at all times for the next hour and a half!!! There I hooked up a few more times and then finally got my fish in - so it was safe to go home and face the kids! Folks who knew what they were doing (ie not me) were bringing in tons of pinks, and quite a few silvers too. Definitely worth the extra walk down the trail.
9/13/2007 - 05cr125r - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished yesterday morning.Not a big deal hooking pinks.Had my two silvers on the stringer early.Every silver I have caught has been with orange corkies and chartreuse yarn.Go figure.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/14/2007.
9/13/2007 - liteline - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
i fished the puyallup yesterday. caught a bunch of pinks. couldn't hook onto a silver at all. the guys down river from me were hooking up silvers left and right. ridiculous. i believe the fish in the puyallup do bite. this is one of the rivers i hardly ever foul hook a fish in. also can sumner police check you for fishing license? cause they did yesterday. wierd.
9/12/2007 - Hooknose - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup this morning for about 3 hours. I went 17 for 24 loosing 4 nice silvers in the ten pound range. I ended up landed a couple of silvers that were about 7 pounds, and called it a day. 12 foot leader with chartruse yarn/orange and red size 14 corkies with shrimp smelly jelly got all the fish.
9/13/2007 - Tommy Tong - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The Puyallup river has really turned sour. I think the fish have pushed up to the Carbon. Man o Man you guys better try the Carbon. Tight Lines and Bent Rods Boys....
9/11/2007 - john - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
i dont know much about fishing. but while on the puyallup today i walked back to my car to find a sage fishing rod leaned on my hood. dont know if its any good. if it is yours let me know. by the way, alot of fish today i seen come of the puyallup.
9/8/2007 - Andy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Was down at the river for only a few minutes - never fished it so was scoutin it out. Guy parked in front of me walked up with a stringer full of nice sized silvers!
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/10/2007.
9/7/2007 - Big Al - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hooked a couple this morning before work and had a good time. All humpys let them go seen a few sivers caught,by the way it is not illegal to have a 6ft leader and a barbless hook as long as you hook them in the mouth floss them if you have to!!
9/6/2007 - 9146fan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
But on the lighter side of the sport it was a pretty good day 6 fish all catch and release...Have a good day 9146fan
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/8/2007.
9/4/2007 - otherpinkmeat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
the nets dont seam to matter, saturday when they were out I still landed 3 kings and 6 silvers in 8 hours of fishing while the next we drifting bye us!! Yesterday was a bit slower, landed 6 silvers, the kings we not as thick though!! All the fish are moving up, should be plenty from puyallup to orting, just trying to find a place where there no idiots!!
9/3/2007 - Jamie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Wonderful day on the river~! Most years, even though I live less than 3 miles away, I shudder to go to the Puyallup...not because of the fishing, but because of the PEOPLE! Today was little exception, people suck! BUT, that said, I caught 2 nice silvers and a pink- threw back 6 or more, and found myself a nice spot all to myself! Let's try and regulate the people that litter, leave their line and hooks everywhere, keep kings, and cross lines all the time! SAY SOMETHING!!! Have a great day.
Edited by Easy Limits on 9/4/2007.
9/3/2007 - big Al - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
no fish everybody find a new river!! ahah two silver (chrome) good day means seeing three rods break including
mine and yes I did land my fish!!
9/2/2007 - flyrod6057 - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Thar be fish in that thar river! Tons of guys out, but it's a big river, right? Fished for an hour, caught 7, banked 4, kept 2 pinks for the smoker. Saw a lot of fish caught, including a pretty good sized king from the lass standing next to me. They were all over, including ramming into my legs. Great day! All colors seem to be working, fish don't seem to care. Stayed good even after the nets went in...
9/1/2007 - otherpinkmeat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I meant what i said earlier....went back tonight with the wife from 6 to dark. hooked 3 kings, netted 2, 1 hatch, one native, what a day. 3 kings landed, 5 silvers and lots o pinks!! All and a large orange corkie with orange yarn!! good luck to all..you wont need it
9/1/2007 - otherpinkmeat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Best Day on the puyallup ever.....4 silvers two kings....brought home a 8 lbs silver and 24 lbs king!! Say goodbye to tomorrow...the nets will be in!!
8/31/2007 - otherpinkmeat - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to check out the puyallup and carbon today for river changes!! You would have thought it was open? what a flippin Joke!! We're fishing got steelhead says one guy, as I see fish snagged left and right, including one monster dark king!! Cant there be something done about early fishing? Not fair for people who actully wait for the opener!! I know their are some steelies in the river but ther ratio is about 1 to 1000. Good luck everyone !! it could be worse than that skok this year!! to many people!! good weekend to hit the nisqually!! everyone will be here!!
8/23/2007 - cj - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
the pinks are in thick but its not open
7/30/2007 - drifter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished blue creek, got nothing but saw a few nice fish landed, bite was over after sun hit water, hit the nisqually on the way back, no rollers but heard from the indians that its still slow but the fish are there, hit the in tide.
2/12/2007 - cj - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
caught a 9 pounder steelie 3 days ago its slow though though
12/26/2006 - cj - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
any steelhead caght in the river yet
12/9/2006 - T-R - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup right above Antons bridge at a friends property. Got 2 chum on sandshrimp and 5 more on a pink jig tipped with a shrimp tail. 5 hours 7 fish, that was pretty slow for chum.
12/9/2006 - bigjohn - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished antons, mcmillian, and the Y. Nothing, couple of chums rolling here and there!! what happend to the two reports on the puyallup that were here yesterday!! Lots of people fishing though, no fish caught!
10/30/2005 - FearNoFish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the Puyallup from about 6:30-9:30 with no bites, tryed two spots No fish spotted! Trying the scok next weekend email me i f u know what they bite on there
10/29/2005 - fearnofish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
going out tommorow morning if its murky gonna use rocket red corkys with some florescent green yarn with the trust gamagotsu reds if not i guess the peach color works nice will report as soon as i get home
10/20/2005 - Ben - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Yeah we did'nt have a chance to really fish the silvers this year. They were holding in the lower river and getting caught up in the nets instead of traveling up river, until we had the big rain in late sept, but then they all shot up to the hatchery as I found out looking at the hatchery numbers before and right after the rain, the count went from 4000 to 14,000 in two days! You might try spinners now because there are usually a few silvers in the puy this time of the year that are not ready to spawn or they are too young and just followed the school into the river. And they are hungry after being in the river for a month or so not eating. Theres always next year?
10/18/2005 - Pete - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Never even saw a fish jump! Did we miss the Coho run? I don't recall a year where I've seen or heard of fewer Coho in the Puyallup.
10/10/2005 - Riverdog - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Nice silver's today but not that many. Blue building & Sumner aera. River is still a little high, red's & orange are the ticket. fish-on.
10/8/2005 - Buzz - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
SAW ONE HOOK UP ON A HIGH FLYING SILVER. NOTHING ELSE THE REST OF THE DAY. LOTS OF PEOPLE, FEW FISH.
10/8/2005 - Dan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went looking for fish. Lot's of people very few fish. Tried the Puyallup below the mouth of the Carbon and Carbon just past the Treatment plant. "Heard" of 2 fish caught. Never saw any hooked. Ended up on the Green but only saw dying Pinks.
10/6/2005 - Rainycity - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
managed to hook into a couple yesterday around 4:00.
Seemed a little slow though
10/4/2005 - Cuttstosteelies - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The window will probably be small this year but if you can get out now is the time..... Haven't seen silvers this thick in the upper river in quite a while. Find any tailout, cast your offering and hold on. River vis is approximately 3-6" and will only get better with each cold night.
10/5/2005 - fish. . . - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went down for a bit, dead except for a few pinks, water little high n milky, but hopefully drop back down in a day or two. anyone one have any success?
9/30/2005 - Austin - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Drove by the puyallup this morning water is high, extreamly high.
9/28/2005 - Igo2fish - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Surprised to see Pinks still around. I fished for 30 minutes and hooked two.
9/28/2005 - fish . . . - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went down about 10am. caught 3 silvers ( 3# a piece) in about 3-4 hrs. 2 bright bright hens, still flaking (surprised me) and a dark buck. did well on orange. not too much action from others, few silvers on some stringers. few pinks. indians netting up river by old cannery now.
9/23/2005 - Salmon Slammer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
NETS ARE IN AND DOING SOME REAL DAMAGE! Fished for 3 hours last night and watched about 30 guys BLANK!!! Sad, Sad, Sad! Let's hope for a better weekend.
9/18/2005 - Salmon Slammer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Still good numbers of Pinks to be caught and a few Silvers. We fished from sun up till noon and only picked up 5 fish between the two of us, four Pinks and a 7 pound Silver. We saw maybe 20 fish caught out of eight guys (mostly Pinks). Net's are in every week so things are slowing down a bit. We are switching to the Green, it runs clear and seems to be holding more Silvers!
9/19/2005 - corkiedrifter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puyallup at 6:30, right at first light, only four other people in the water! About an hour after high tide in the bay the river came unglued, caught and released 12 silvers kept 2, buck about 11# and hen about 8#, got our picture taken for the friday paper...could be bad this weekend. all total 5 guys caught around 50 fish in 2 hours. anything orange, the pinks appear to be gone, nothing but chrome silver now.
9/8/2005 - Salmon Slammer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The Salt is a little slow so we hit the river. Pinks are still very plentifull and finally some good numbers of Silvers. I got my two Silvers and released a few Pinks and even released an early Chum. All on the usual bright colored corky and yarn set up. No Kings this time. We can't figure out why my friend and I are the only one's tagging our kept fish in this portion of the river?!? Went to the lower river and the nets were pulled out early. Should be a good weekend.
9/5/2005 - Tony - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went out to the puyallup around 6pm landed a nice silver about 12 pounds, threw my line out and hooked a pink let him go, caught another pink gave it away. lots of BIG fish being caught. But slower then last week there moving up river into the Carbon River........
9/1/2005 - VC - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Lost a good fish, but did catch another one - a male humpie. Water still milky. Drift is slow in parts, so went with 2 small corkies, smaller red hook, occasional salmon egg for scent, good leader length to not snag trees or people ;). Saw mostly pinks being caught. Except one big king - but was snagged on the tail and not released as per regulations.
9/2/2005 - Matt P. - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went out Monday and Thurs morning last week from 6-8 am and caught over 20 fish each day. Mostly pinks, but caught a few silvers and one king.
9/1/2005 - Tony - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went out to puyallup river, hooked into 4 humpies and let them go landed a 30 pound king
8/27/2005 - VC - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Got there a little later in the a.m. (10ish), fished where there were people but not shoulder-2-shoulder, further upstream from Puy, probably Alderton area. As a group, lost some kings in the a.m.; caught a pink in the p.m... saw kings, silvers, humpies being caught, many snagged. Fish rolling about in colored water. Less lead, longer leaders, corky/yarn, and red/orange color (then supposedly purple/orange) seemed to work. A net is really helpful. Location might have been key, with some hot spots.
8/28/2005 - Erik W. - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Pinks are in on the Puyallup! My Dad and I Fished below 66th Ave. bridge on Sunday evening from about 4-7. I schooled Pops this day, he only landed 1 pink but I hooked up 3 Pinks and 1 nice Silver using orange corkies and yarn and about 4-5ft leader. What a great day of fishin'!!!
8/28/2005 - W - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Caught and released 2 Humpies on Saturday. Plenty of Humpies in when the nets are clear. I did not see any Kings. Did not get a bite on Sunday 8/28/2005. Saw 1 King caught around 7:20am. A few Humpies for the next 3 hours. Must be that the nets are in. Good Luck.
8/26/2005 - Matt - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Bruce, the key is to find just the right amount of lead. You want to keep the lure bouncing along the bottom at just the right speed. When you feel it stop (but not like it's on a snag), or when a fish hits it hard, set the hook! Use about 3-4 feet of leader and enough corkie (use 2 if necessary) to keep your hook off the bottom. Don't use too much yarn. I use just a teeny bit, just enough to give it some color, and that's it. Too much yarn will negatively affect the bouyancy of the lure.
Also, for all the noobs out there, the Puyallup is barbless hook only. I'm seeing a lot of tackle that has barbed hooks. Mr. Game Warden won't have mercy on you if he catches you. If you see someone using barbed hooks, let them know it's illegal. Thanks.
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8/26/2005 - Matt - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Well boys, the fishin' is still hot. Went out from daylight until 8 am near the treatment plant and caught 8 pinks and one 15 pound King. He was a bright chromer, must have just come in. Can't wait for the silvers to start coming up in bigger numbers. Good luck all.
8/26/2005 - kurfurst - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the puyallup down by the weigh station from 7am to noon. caught 8 pinks and 1 silver. all were caught on a small orange corkie with pink or orange yarn with shrimp/anise scent on a 3' to 4' leader.
8/26/2005 - Bruce H. - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
My friend and I have been fishing the Alderton area. We have had very little luck. Corkies and yarn (all colors/Combos). We've tried spinners (I had a little luck). But we just can't seem to hook up on anything. We are both using 3' - 4' leaders. Any thoughts or pointers would be greatly appreciated. One more thing. We fished yesterday daybreak till noon (not even a strike) some guy shows up, 20 feet from us us and hooks into a fish within ten minutes....boy talk about looking bad.
Thanks for the help!!!
8/24/2005 - Matt - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished near Anton's on Wednesday and had my best day ever. I personally caught 32 humpies and 2 silvers between 2 pm and dark. Used pink corkie on a teeny bit of pink yarn, but saw a lot of other guys catching fish on other setups. Saw two 20 lb kings caught also. Was a blast!
8/20/2005 - Ellie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup, downstream of the the 5th street bridge for about 2 hours (6-8pm)saw 5 humpies and 1 king caught.
8/19/2005 - Bobby - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the Puy along the river walk. saw about 10 pinks caught. got one small one at dusk. combinations of red, peach, and orange with scent is the ticket. glow-in-the-dark seems to help too.
8/12/2005 - steve - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hooked a nice king today by fredmeyer around 3:30 it was about 14 lbs
3/11/2005 - Jeris - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup from 8am to about noon. hooked a pink for a few seconds then came unbuttoned. seen a king roll and about 12 pinks rollin around.
8/10/2005 - Steve - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the puyallup today around 6am, about my third cast hooked into a nice steelhead ranging about 14-17 pds, about 10am hooked into another steelhead ranging 8-10 pds my day at the puyallup was a good day. The puyallup is hitting off since it opened last monday...but there coming in but not fast.....
8/2/2005 - seaplay - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
worked the river across from the toyota dealership. fished from 3:30 til 7:30 threw everything i had at them. lol hooked one fished spoons and jigs mostly got the one hook up on orange and white jig still alittle early, i wasn't really expecting to get anything
12/18/2004 - Riverdog - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to Alderton aera about noon, fished three hours,hooked six chums a couple were nice but let them go. Landed one silver hen, bright but small about two pounds. Still looking for that first winter-run metal-head. Reds & pinks are the colers of corkie & yarn that got bites today. Till next time fish-on.
12/5/2005 - Curtis - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Took my father out today with me. Caught one nice bright chum that I would of released but it swallowed my yarn and was bleeding. Also released one other chum. Hooked two chrome fish(most likely silvers but i'd like to think they were steelhead). Both on homemade spinners. Chums on pink corkie and yarn. My dad hooked 2 chums that both broke him off and he caught a chrome silver, but since it was already 4:15pm and getting dark we dicided to release it. We were fishing down on the Puy below the Carbon confluence. My dad caught his on peach yarn and a pink corkie. Scent makes a huge difference this time of the season. Curtis
12/5/2004 - silverkiller - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
my step dad smacked one in the tail thats was it
11/29/2004 - Petey-POBS! - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup River near Alderton in the afternoon with the DOC. River still looking a bit high, but should drop with the cold weather. Talked to a guy that said it was really HOT on Sat. Our targets were fresh steelies and silvers. Instead we got into a couple of chums using green corkies and sand shrimpos! PEACE-OUT!
11/21/2004 - Bobby - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hooked a couple Chums on the lower Puyallup before the nets went in. ended up with a fairly fresh ~14lb Chum on green/green corky and yarn with shrimp scent. water was low and clear and the bite was on when a school moved through. Saw another one landed about the same time i caught mine.
11/6/2004 - King - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The newspaper said that Puyallup River was hot under the bridge. It was cold. Nothing but bums were seen under the bridge today...
10/25/2004 - Fancy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Well, for all you fishers out there, the Puyallup River is dead. Have fished several days in a row with NO bites. Have enough leaves to start my own forest though. Rumor has it that about 4 kings were caught just up the river from where I fish. Hmmmm, I would definetly say RUMOR!
They sure as heck ain't jumping, rolling, or even traveling through my part of town..............
10/11/2004 - F.I.T. - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
What's up with the Puy? I fished it at the mouth of the Carbon and couldn't find any takers. I only saw 3 other guys fishing out there at about the 3 PM hour. Anyone have any recommendations as to where other hot spots are? So far, this place has been a major disapointment compared to last year.
10/3/2004 - Bobby - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
caught a nice little ~5lb hen about 11am near 5th st. bridge using two small orange corkies and red yarn with Anise scent. not many others on the river. didn't see any others caught. water is still clear and getting slower and lower.
10/3/2004 - Tony - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went fishing at the puyallup around 12:00pm about 4:00pm hooked into a nice king with pink corky and green yarn by the rocks of the river couldnt get it in because it snapped my line. nobody else caught anything down there, saw alot of kings and silvers jump didnt get anymore bites after that king was on.
10/2/2004 - Best Fishes - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
We fished the Puyallup from Alderton down to the White River confluence from 6:00am - 1:00pm. Three of us, throwing everything we had at them. No fish to be had. Saw a couple of darks caught by others but that was it.
9/18/2004 - Ray the Tech fisher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the river near the mouth of the Stuck. Only slack water on the river after Fridays heavy rains. Arrived around 8am and stayed till 5pm. Local boys landing em left and right. Luckily I only moved to Everett a couple of months ago. I still have local attitude. Nailed a brilliant King Jack about 8#. He took a solid bite on a chrome kastmaster about 2" long. Tied him off to one side out of the way. Some jerk came down and elbowed his way in and pissed a few people off. Even when "fish on" was heard he kept casting and nailed a big silver. Got in the way of the guy with the fish on and he lost his fish. The Idiot trying to fight his big fish moved torwards my spot to get out of the other guys way. Then the Jerks fish went tearing around the edge were my fish was tied off and broke it loose. The Idiot couldn't even get his fish out of the water because he was wearing jeans and sneaks. Another guy with waders on ended up pulling the fish out of the water for him. What a sap! I was ready to push him in the water and throw his fish back. Please try to have a little courtesy when someone has a fish on. I went back on Sunday and managed to get another one on a Vibric Rooster tail. It was only 6#. Kinda disappointing since I could have returned home after my weekend with two Kings. Now I have to tell a crappy story about the one that got away.
9/24/2004 - Salmon Slammer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Nets out Thursday at Noon and we hit it that night. Water is starting to come back around in color. Lots of Silvers jumping and we hooked and landed 3. I released one small Chinook and my biggest Silver was just under 10 pounds. Picked up another one this morning before work and this weekend will be HOT! PLEASE, if you are new to the river try and give people some room while fighting fish. Remember single hook BARBLESS ONLY. Also bring a net that a fish will fit into. Lets all get as many as we can before the run is over.
9/24/2004 - Best Fishes - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puy the past two days. One fish on Wednesday and that was it! The water looks great on the upper sections near the Carbon confluence and below but no fish... It's gotta be the nets!
9/20/2004 - Ben Price - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Stopped by the plunking hole to see a native with his net streached all the way across the water. It was sad to see such a marvelous fish disrespected by a person out to catch fish in nets that are non selective, killing everything that swims into them. We decided fishing up river of the net would produce no fish, so we dropped down onto river road, and over the barrier to fish in the scenic waters around the bend from the old bridge. We didn't see any fish rising, and no one catching anything. There is so much restoration work that could be done along that stretch...if any one is interested. I hope that things are better later this week because what I saw today was enough to leave a scar on my heart for some time. To see those beautiful fish being heaved from that net and into the boat...such disrespect. Well, better luck to others out there, and hope that the fishing gets better. Tight lines. -Ben
9/20/2004 - Sara - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to my spot today with my hubby. Fished for a few hours when I caught my very first silver. About 15" and about 3lbs. Scared the crap out of me at first. Unfortunetly hubby not so lucky. Was using red yarn with red corky. Lost it though. Thought it was my lucky charm. Oh well. Thinking about going tomorrow.
Good luck all.
9/19/2004 - Benjamin E. Price - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Howdy all. Fished the Puyallup down at the social security hole, where the water flows back on its self and gathers into pools. It was nice to plunk, and enjoy the river ecosystem, but no fish would be taken this day, at least not by me. After we bagged it for the day, we walked down the trail to where the waders were bottom bouncing, just in time to see a heafty king make it to shore. Even when no fish are being caught, fun can be had by all. If you are new and have any questions about how to fish this wonderful river, please let me know (the same if you have tips for fishing the pools). Tight lines and high hopes to all. -Ben
9/19/2004 - Sara - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Been fishing the Puyallup River for 4 days in a row. Fishing down by 114th Ave Ct E and Benston Dr. No luck. Seen a few caught down river but where I fish there isn't any action. I see them jumping out of the water, but so far they don't seem to like my offers. Using same as everyone else. Corky and yarn. Oh well, I enjoy it, just wish I could snag one. Good Luck All.
9/12/2004 - Dehlan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
fished the lower river today. Fished right before the nets went in. Caught a 35lb hen chinook and 12lb silver. Silver caught on spinner and corky,
9/10/2004 - Stinker - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
cool dudes! puallup upstream from 114 Ave.Ct.E. off Houston Rd. E. watched 6 Silvers taken Friday and heard 7 more taken before flood on Sat hot fish city!
9/7/2004 - Wayne - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Have fished upper river from opener last wednesday to the 6th, 6 trips, 7 fish. 6 hens in good shape, 1 hook nose buck, all between 6 and 9 pounds. seems like they are not in as thick as usual yet, no jacks. Orange Corkie/green yarn has been my ticket so far. Need Rain.
9/1/2004 - Kurt - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Try looking in the tribal nets that were given an early 24 hour shot at silvers from noon 8-29 to noon 8-30. I saw a couple of totes full of nice looking silvers and will be down there trying to hook into a few myself once the sun comes up today. The river is high and muddy, but that hasn't stopped me before!
8/30/2004 - Bruce - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The Puyallup is supposed to open on 9-01-04. Have made many trips down and have yet to even see a fish roll. Anyone have a clue where the fish are?
12/7/2003 - Bobby - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the Puyallup for a short while today. caught nada. not even a bite. didn't even see a roll, jump or even a fin. water was about 2-3 feet higher than what i would consider normal. fast, a little clearer than usual, and COLD! left with no fish and stiff knees.
8/7/2003 - Randy Anderson - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down behind the Sumner treatment plant Monday and Wednesday from 5-10:30am,,,nothing. There appears to be a few hanging in the shallows, but no bites. Using corkies and yarn. I would like someone to answer Bill's question on 8/02. Are they going to open the gate behind the treatment plant? Also, what is the best corkey/yarn color combination for this muddy water?
8/7/2003 - jo mama - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went down by the 512 bridge.. used eggs on one pole, used corky's on another.. didn't get a bite.. didn't hardly get a snag.. went golfing.. thennn.. came back down by the batting cages in sumner. on the other side other river.. fished corky's and yarn for another few hours.. drank a few beers.. then called it a day.. if u want some fish.. go to the skykomish.. done deal!
8/5/2003 - rich - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the safeway hole saturday evening....not much going on but a few kids on tubes enjoying the cool water. Kris...im interested to hear about the stater. whats the story?
5/29/2003 - Johnny - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Puyallup River From 11th Street Bridge upstream to Soldier's Home Bridge in Orting: Closed to fishing March 1, 2003 through March 31, 2003. Carbon River From mouth to Highway 162 Bridge: Closed to fishing March 1, 2003 through March 31, 2003. source: http://slc.leg.wa.gov/wsr/2003/05/03-05-038.htm
12/17/2002 - Harijs - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down to the Puallup on saturday and fished just above the 128th street bridge. Found a nice spot were the chum were stacked in there thicker than pea soup. I got 2 descent ones and must have fowl hooked about 15,I never hooked so many fish in one day, it was deffinetly a rush. Going back this Saturday to hopefully get some more to throw in the smoker. Smoked salmon always seems to go over well with the relatives for xmas gifts.FISH ON!!!!!!
12/13/2002 - rick - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
stopped and fished the puyallup for a whil and hooked a couple a dead chum and a nice small steelie about 6 lbs. took a nice pic and released the native then the guy net to me hooked a biggie takin him bout a quarter mile downriver and lost it good luck
10/27/2002 - Chris - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
on water at dawn, one silver caught on spinner, by bridge
10/24/2002 - Peter - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the Puyallup for the first time after reading all the good news. I got to the river by the K-mart- thanks to Bert. The river was milky cloudy and there were only 2 other fisherman. I had one good hit and that was that. Maybe next September.
10/17/2002 - Bob - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Puyallup is slowing down but the fish are still there. I have caught one a day for the last four days fishing from about 4:30pm til dark. Using Blue Fox #3 spinner w/orange body and silver blade. I did have the fortune to spot a beaver :)
10/14/2002 - Jeremy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Puyallup is real slow. Got out early on Saturday and only caught 3. 2 good silvers and 1 uuuuuuuugly king. Using corky and yarn, other people using vibrax spinners and getting luck, but not much action on the river. Rip lips!!!!
10/11/2002 - BJ - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
cought six near the mouth three king and three chums. good smokers.
10/11/2002 - Ben - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The Puyallup is really slow for fishing right now, water low and muddy and very few fish. A few have been caught hugging the sides but none moving up now.I have fished the lower and upper puyallup all this week every day and have not caught a fish since last friday after the rain we had on thursday. A big rain is just what we need right now.
10/10/2002 - Jeremy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Puyallup is going off!! Water has cleared. Rip Lips!!
9/28/2002 - bert - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hot spot on the puyallup river; just park behind the k-mart on river road (you'll see a small satalite dish on the roof, just park in that area and walk down to the river) the silvers are in there pretty good, i caught my limit in 1 hour!, i was using a red corky w/pink yarn. have fun.
9/8/2002 - john - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished up from McMillan bridge again. One hit. Saw a silver landed upstream from me. Water is lower and milky green.
9/6/2002 - Ryan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Down at the Puyallup and seen some nice fish being pulled in. 2 nice Kings pulled in with red corky and yarn.
9/4/2002 - John - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Tried Puyallup above the McMillan bridge after work today from about 4:30 to 6:30. New to fishing salmon in rivers so just tied a corky on with some yarn and smeared a bunch of smelly stuff on. Saw no fish and tried desperatly to set the hook on every rock in the stretch. Beutiful afternoon. Enjoyed thoroughly.
9/4/2002 - Jeremy - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The Carbon and Puyallup are very dirty. Mass Kings are running and you will need to use something smelly (Cluster). Fish being caught are sparingly due to the color of water (pray for rain). But they are in there heavy by looking at the hatchery last night. Rip Lips!!!!!!
8/30/2002 - Rob White - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Checked out the Puyallup River today at Alderton and the 128th Street Bridge in Orting. No one on the river anywhere in that area. The water level wasn't real bad, but boy was the water looking like chocolate milk! No fish seen, nothing rising, not even a dead one seen. Natives must be netting a ton of fish 'cuz the Carbon opens in two weeks and there should be plenty of Silvers in the Puyallup right now. The holding pens are only showing a couple dozen I hear. Maybe with some rain then a dry day, the river will clear a little and bring some fish down:(
8/14/2002 - SteelieDan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Checked out the Puyallup River today at Alderton and the 128th Street Bridge in Orting. No one on the river anywhere in that area. The water level wasn't real bad, but boy was the water looking like chocolate milk! No fish seen, nothing rising, not even a dead one seen. Natives must be netting a ton of fish 'cuz the Carbon opens in two weeks and there should be plenty of Silvers in the Puyallup right now. The holding pens are only showing a couple dozen I hear. Maybe with some rain then a dry day, the river will clear a little and bring some fish down:(
8/12/2002 - Duckie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
went driftin on wensday, not a darn thing. Didnt even see any fish. There is about 1 or 2 dozen in the hachery. Indians start netting on sundays at noon till monday at noon until coho starts.
4/15/2002 - Aaron - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
well i went fishing the upper carbon for some late winter run. I did fairly well throwing corkies and a piece of sand shrimp. I got one fish about 6 lbs. I wasn't exspecting much I just wanted to test out my new rod and reel. If anyone would like info on fishing for coho kings or steelhead I can give you lotz of info I would like your emails at email@example.com
2/28/2002 - Blackbelt - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the puyallup late afternoon. went were the carbon dumps in river was pretty high but not as muddy as normal. saw two other fishing nothing caught though. didnt see any fish roll. walked down to the two lower holes still nothing. i wonder where all the chums are? but have to wait i guess didnt see any fish in the hatchery up on the carbon just a few rotting silvers.
11/20/2001 - travis - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
hit the puyallup late afternoon. went were the carbon dumps in river was pretty high but not as muddy as normal. saw two other fishing nothing caught though. didnt see any fish roll. walked down to the two lower holes still nothing. i wonder where all the chums are? but have to wait i guess didnt see any fish in the hatchery up on the carbon just a few rotting silvers.
9/29/2001 - Dale W. - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Gotten 2 nice silvers on upper Puyallup, use SPOONS---- DRIFT SPOONS ---- WHAM they hit them hard Used my grandpa's old winnona reel, what a fun to step back in time-----
9/24/2001 - Julie - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
HELP. BEEN SKUNKED 4 TRIPS. BEEN PLUNKIN IN THE LOWER WITH CORY AND EGGS.ANY SUGGESTIONS. THANKS.
9/11/2001 - Chinook Fisherman - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went to the Pullayup Saturday fished kwikfish,spin n glows,flies,spinners, and only got a one bump. A lot of fish rolling and jumping but couldnt buy a hook up and a lot of fisherman. A big circus down there but pleasent nice day. Went the a week earlier and lady had two nice size salmon looked like to nice silvers from where I was. Water needs to clear up some anyone having any luck on the river? Bobber fishing in a river near you
9/5/2001 - Walt - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Evening fishing on the Puyallup River at the Carbon River confluence. Lots of small silvers, 3-4 lbs, Too many fisherman. Seen 4 caught in 2 1/2 hrs. Very Slow for the amount of fisherman. Everything served up except plunking eggs. Recommend later. Kings already upriver.
8/31/2001 - Larry - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Thanks for the response bill, was at alderton at daybreak this morn., a few fish rolling again i through everything i had at them spin&glow, spinners, flatfish,spoons,corkie&yarn, and nothing..... maybe i should have tried the eggs i had in my vest, well maybe tonight. Thanks again; maybe i will see ya on the river sometime....
8/28/2001 - Will - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Bill - I'm with you, I like to offer a moving presentation, but I'm going to try something new tonight. A friend of mine suggested plunking with a dodger - gotta do something to stir up their attention. Either way, it can't be any less successful than what I've been trying so far...
8/28/2001 - Bill - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Larry, the most effective way to fish this murky water seems to be plunking with a spin-n-glow with a glob of eggs. Then just sit and wait and wait for the Salmon to run into it. I can't stand to just sit there so I drift with eggs and corkie. Spinners work but mostly for the smaller Salmon but use a sinle hook as trebles snag too easily in the rocks. There is hope, as the weather cools and the higher elevations freeze over night the river will be clearer in the mornings and the fishing should improve. Check the weather forecasts and look for freezing levels below 5,000 feet.
8/28/2001 - Bill - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Blaze - I live adjacent to the river in between the 5th Street Bridge and the 512 bridge. I have seen the nets dating back to Tuesday the 14th. It seems they are generally out there Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday pm.
8/26/2001 - Larry - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished alderton bridge sat.& sun. saw plenty rolling, one guy hooked a small one with a spinner, but that was it.Only the 3rd time I have fished this river, could use some advice fishing this muddy water...
8/27/2001 - Bill - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished The Puyallup down by Anton's had maybe one bump for the three hours I fished Sat. evening. Saw a few fish roll but no one I saw there caught anything. I was drifting corkies and yard and tried lures as well. Headed up to the Christmas tree hole, nothing happening there either. Sunday while driving on river road next to Puyallup I noticed several Puyallups setting out gill nets. This is the first I have seen them out this year. Sure doesn't look like the fish have much of a chance of getting those maze of nets upstream to me!
8/26/2001 - Mike Singleton - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished Saturday (9am - 2pm )nothing personally, but an old timer hooked a nice sized one right next to me, but lost it when he tried to land it. A lady two spots down took home a King and two 8lb. silvers. All were plunkng with roe, corky, and yarn about 10 to 15 ft. off the bank. Fished Sunday (1pm - 6pm ) nothing personally, and I saw nothing else landed that time period either. Although, I was told some silvers were brought in up till noon.
8/26/2001 - Will - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Same old story... level was decent, fish were around, river was muddy.
8/25/2001 - Ilikebeer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
This is starting to annoy me-The river is full of fish but so muddy I cant get them to see my hook.I was down by antons yesterday around 7:00 and I could see them swimming around my line but no strikes.Ive tried herring oil but that doesnt seem to work.Any ideas?
8/23/2001 - Mike Singleton - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished Anton's ( approx. 6 others on the bar) 1pm till 4pm. Caught and released a shaker. Saw some large ones swimming up stream, but nothing biting. Tried roe, corky, and lures. A good fishing buddy caught a 41 lb King last Tuesday... but you can take that with a big grain of salt!
8/22/2001 - Cessna - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Ive tried it at Antons for the past two days. Yesterday I saw quite a few fish moving but nothing biting. Many of them looked like pinks. Today I only saw two fish. Better luck tomorrow????
8/22/2001 - Dispatcher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fish all over is right! It is really tough to get them to hit anything, however I did get a 22lbs king saturday mornning. It was a great fish. Hopefully this rain wont blow the river out too bad. Also I heard their starting to see a few humpies.
8/21/2001 - Ilikebeer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hello all-I went down this morning and the fish are all over the place.I couldnt seem to get a strike though and I didnt see anyone else get any either.I will try again later today.The water seems to be clearing up and I think I will switch to red yarn-Thanks for the tip.
8/12/2001 - Dispatcher - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Yeah, same here. Ive been up and down the river the past few days and not even a hit. Were still about a week and a half early away from the continues run though. But thats just my opinion.
8/12/2001 - Ilikebeer - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
The Puyallup as a whole seems to be in terrible shape right now.I have been up and down the river and not even a nibble.I guess things should get better when the river rises.anyone have any luck?
2/15/2001 - Wayne - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Went down to the Puyallup this morning. Missed my only strike at 9:15AM. 9:30AM saw a hook up in the hole above. I could see his pink side planer dancing on his line as he fought the fish. Looked like he landed, took picture, and released it. Probably a wild fish. Water was low and clear, about 870CFS. Air temp 47. Water temp 41.
1/11/2001 - Wayne - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
There's a bright hen swimming around in the Puyallup proudly wearing my HotShot as her newly aquired lip piercing ornament. I got her all the way to the bank, then stupidly tried to hoist her up. She said NO! Expensive lesson. How ever, I did score big with 2 big bags of "Baggem". Lots of that around. Baggem's making a much stronger run this year than the steelheads. No other action this morning.
1/2/2001 - Bob - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Hit the Puyallup hard with my fishing partner Ron he had one on but did not bank it lots of beat up chum in the upper river
12/31/2000 - Wayne - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Did the Puyallup this afternoon. Lower river was running at 1900CFS. Water temp 48. Visibility 3 ft. Caught a smallish Dolly. Kind of surprised. Heard of 3 steelies caught, but didn't see it with my own eyes, so take that for what it's worth
9/10/2000 - Doug - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Fished the puyallup this morning with a couple of friends. Got there at 5:30 to find it completely blown out. Did see one fish caught but wasnt worth sticken around and getting wet over. I'll be back next weekend. Tight lines.....
9/24/2000 - firstname.lastname@example.org - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Have fished the puyallup 5 days in-a-row,several different locations.NO FISH! Have been seeing them roll all over the place, not taking anything....maybe its just me?!
3/12/2000 - Tim Fagan - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
Off to special spot with friends , after quarter mile of bank walking , came to head of nice hole, first cast fish on , to late to set hook , another sandshrimp strip, of red yarn same place, fish on, bit of a fight snap goes the leader, well 1000 more cast should put one on the permit.
8/4/1999 - Jeff - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
River looks good, haven't seen many silvers yet, running kinda late. Heard it's supposed to be a strong run.
8/10/1999 - Ron - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
On Aug 10th I took the kids to my favorite spot on the puyallup at Alderton. The river was muddy with about 3 inches visibility. Needless to say I casted with lures and got not bites. On Aug 11th I went to the beach at Browns Point lighthouse around 5:30 am expecting silvers to be running. I casted for about 2 hours with no bites. The silvers seem to be running late this year. Ron
8/1/1999 - Laura Price - Puyallup River, Pierce County, WA
I live in Puyallup and constantly fish it. And for all its worth it is way to muddy to catch anything. It is a good river when it is low and clear, but as of right now, th e fishing is horrible