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Fishing Reports for October 12

By on October 12, 2016

Washington

Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco)

no report this week

Marine Area 2 (Westport)

no report this week

no report this week

Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay)

no report this week

Marine Area 5

no report this week

Marine Area 6

no report this week

Marine Area 7

Chinook fishing seems to have slowed in the Islands. The fish may have moved around a bit. Winter crab opens October 15th. Make sure and get your Winter catch cards.
Submitted by Kevin Klein, Team Parker Boats NW.

Marine Area 8.1

no report this week

Marine Area 8.2

no report this week

Marine Area 9 (Admirality Inlet)

no report this week

Marine Area 10

no report this week

Marine Area 11

Pier Peer in Tacoma Marine Night

Saturday September 17 , 2016 from 7:30 – 9 pm Ages 8+ Cost $8 each Family Night on the Point Defiance Pier learning about marine life that divers find and that can be seen in the night lights off the pier. More information here.

Point Defiance Marina Fall Swap Meet

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Point Defiance Marina
5412 No. Waterfront Drive, Tacoma, WA 98407

genea@tacomaparks.com

Report submitted by Point Defiance Marina. For more information contact: Art Tachell, Boathouse Marina Technician, 253.591.5325 art@tacomaparks.com www.pointdefiancemarina.com.

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)

no report this week

Marine Area 13

no report this week

Freshwater – Lake Cle Elum

no report this week

Freshwater – Potholes Reservoir

A sure sign that fall is upon us at Potholes: I woke up this morning to see 29 degrees. I have seen my first large flight of geese fly overhead. The level of Potholes is rising quickly and will provide more access back into the dunes for the up and coming waterfowl season. So far local ducks will be available with the northern flights not far behind. Most of the corn fields have been harvested to provide for  the waterfowl. I spent most of this past week cleaning up the garden and digging flower bulbs. It has to be done and now is a good time as I can get as my boat in for repairs and will not see it until next week.

There as been a slight increase in catching Walleye in either jigging or trolling worm harnesses. The other day off Crab Creek on the main lake was the location. Bass fishing remains good as they can feel the water cooling off and need to bulk up for the winter. I plan to try a couple of the walk in lakes before they freeze up. The rattle snakes I hope not to find as I just do not like them and the cooling temperatures should put them down into their dens for the winter.

Report submitted by Tom Pollack.

British Columbia

Vancouver

 no report this week

Vancouver Island (Saltwater)

no report this week

Alberni Inlet, Barkley Sound, and Ucuelet

no report this week

Bamfield

no report this week
Becher Bay
Salmon fishing was FAIRLY STEADY this past week. The coho fishing has been focus of anglers. Most of the coho have been from 7 to 11 lbs with the odd “teener” being caught. Those who targeted coho did quite well using spoons and hootchies and were having their best success in water depths from 200-500 feet.. . A couple of springs in the 20’s were taken as incidental catches while fishing for coho. Anglers using bait are finding anchovies in glow teaser heads have been working best. Also good are spoons, such as the G-Force and Skinny G, in Bon Chovy or Outfitters’ colours. For flashers, the Betsey, Lemon Lime and Green/Silver Hot Spot have been good.
Submitted by Tom Vaida, Island Outfitters, 3319 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC (250) 475-4969 info@fishingvictoria.com; www.fishingvictoria.com The cover image of this week’s reports, showing Thomas Thiele with a 52 lb halibut caught on October 2nd at Constance Bank on salmon belly at 280 feet, was also contributed by Vaida.

Oak Bay

Salmon fishing was SLOW again this past week. There were some springs up to 8 lbs caught on the flats but not too many. The coho haven’t been running strong in this area as well. Good trolling lures have been Coho Killers, Bon Chovi or Outfitters Skinny G spoons or AP Tackleworks needlefish spoons. Anglers jigging have been using Needlefish Darts, Point Wilson Darts or Deep Stingers.

Submitted by Tom Vaida, Island Outfitters, 3319 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC (250) 475-4969 info@fishingvictoria.com; www.fishingvictoria.com

Pedder Bay

Salmon fishing was GOOD this past week. The coho fishing is best out at water depths of 450 feet or more in the shipping lanes rather than in close. Most of the coho have been from 8 to 14 lbs. The best depths for coho were from 90 to 120 feet on the downrigger. Small spoons with green color have been the best lure to use. The chinook fishing has definitely slowed down in Pedder Bay. Most of the springs being caught are small feeder springs .Hootchies and squirts with a green and glow color combination have been good plastic baits to use, especially with a 28” to 32” leader. Anchovies were still working this past week. Good choices for teaser head colors are UV Green, Chartreuse, Bloody Nose and Purple Haze. Flashers that are popular include the Betsey, Lemon-Lime and Madi.

Submitted by Tom Vaida, Island Outfitters, 3319 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC (250) 475-4969 info@fishingvictoria.com; www.fishingvictoria.com

Sidney

Salmon fishing was SPOTTY this past week. The Pender Bluffs produced some coho and the occasional chum salmon. However, the bite periods were infrequent. The coho were in 40 – 120 feet depths. We did hear of a 10 lb hatchery winter (feeder) spring caught by the red can in the Channel. Anglers using spoons found Coho Killers, Gibbs Needle G and AP Tackleworks needlefish spoons the most successful spoons this past year.

Effective July 25, 2016 at 00:01 hours until October 14, 2016 at 23:59 hours, you may not retain Chinook salmon in the following waters: Subareas 18-6 to 18-8, 18-10.

Submitted by Tom Vaida, Island Outfitters, 3319 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC (250) 475-4969 info@fishingvictoria.com; www.fishingvictoria.com

Sooke

Kirt Rompain and Kurt Horne with 3 coho and a surprise 24lb spring caught between the Head and the Bedfords in 400′ of water, 82 feet down using anchovy on sunday October 2nd.

Kirt Rompain and Kurt Horne with 3 coho and a surprise 24lb spring caught between the Head and the Bedfords in 400′ of water, 82 feet down using anchovy on sunday October 2nd.

The salmon fishing was GOOD for coho if you could find them. The winning fish in the Sooke Coho derby was a 17.5 lb coho caught by Sean Hutchinson. The hatchery fish were running from 7–15 lbs and some of the wild, unmarked coho were even heavier. The unclipped fish once again greatly outnumbered the clipped fish this past. The coho have been found most often in 400 to 600 feet of water and at depths from 50 to 120 feet. The best bet is to fish the tide lines with spoons and plastics the most popular lure choices. Anchovies are still a good choice for bait and good choices for teaser head colors are UV Green, Chartreuse, Bloody Nose and Purple Haze.The top spoons for Sooke anglers have lots of green and glow/white has been working well.. For flashers, you can’t go wrong with a Super Betsey, Madi or Bon Chovi Flasher. Hootchies in White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze have been effective recently.

Submitted by Tom Vaida, Island Outfitters, 3319 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC (250) 475-4969 info@fishingvictoria.com; www.fishingvictoria.com.

Victoria

Fishing for salmon was SLOW this past week. The best fishing has been out at Constance Bank where there are some feeder springs up to 8 lbs. However, most of the springs there are around the minimum size (45 cm) for retention. Some coho are also getting caught there but it has been spooty for them. Spoons have been very successful in getting hook ups but you have to check you line every 10 minutes for shakers. Green Spatter Back UV Coho Killers, 3.5” Cop Car spoons or AP Tackleworks needlefish spoons have brought good results at Constance Bank.

Submitted by Tom Vaida, Island Outfitters, 3319 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC (250) 475-4969 info@fishingvictoria.com; www.fishingvictoria.com

Lakes

Fishing is GOOD in most lakes for both trout and FAIR for bass.  Effective immediately to 23:59 hours Friday September 30th 2016 the Nitinat River will open to recreational angling for chinook and coho.  The daily limit will be 4 salmon per day of which: • Two (2) may be chinook, of which only one (1) may be greater than 77 cm. in length, and• Two (2) may be coho, marked or unmarked.

Submitted by Tom Vaida, Island Outfitters, 3319 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC (250) 475-4969 info@fishingvictoria.com; www.fishingvictoria.com

Oregon

Tillamook Bay

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that fishing on the bay is fair with fall Chinook starting to show up; a few fish are being caught.

Great Lakes

Lake Michigan

no report this week

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