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Fishing Reports for November 16

By on November 16, 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

 Don't haul the boat out just yet. Crabbing is pretty good in the Islands right now.

Don’t haul the boat out just yet. Crabbing is pretty good in the Islands right now.

Winter Chinook opens December 1st in Marine Area 7. The limit will be 1 hatchery Chinook daily per person. Tickets are still available for the Friday Harbor Salmon Classic, and Resurrection Derby in Anacortes. The Roche Harbor Salmon Classic is sold out. Crabbing remains open until December 31st.

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)

There is a terrific amount of bait in the waters of Area 9, especially at Point No Point, Pilot Point and Double Bluff. Salmon fishing has been good for about one legal salmon per boat. Not many boats are out fishing because of rainy, windy weather.

With lots of bait come lots of shakers and seals. Try to avoid (as best you can) hooking undersized salmon (shakers) by fishing with larger baits – for instance 5 inch Pro Troll E Lures and Silver Horde plus in green and glo colors.

Remember, WDFW has a very high mortality rate attached to what they term “encounters”. This is not a scientific number, but a number negotiated with the tribes. So, carefully release all shakers. Fish the bottom 10 feet of the water depth and you will avoid shakers.

Salmon University staff

Marine Area 10

Benny Wong with a 10 lb 1oz Blackmouth

Benny Wong with a 10 lb 1oz Blackmouth

Results of the second day of the 71st Tengu Blackmouth Derby on Nov 13: 25 members fished, 3 blackmouth

Only one nice blackmouth made the board on Sunday as 25 members endured all sorts of weather. The winning fish came off Duwamish Head right before tide change. Still lots of shaker action all over the Bay and of course some reports of keepers lost at the boat from West Point, the Marina, and Duwamish Head. Members reported marking very little bait everywhere but are still catching a number of squid.

Salmon University staff

 

Today was all about taking in the beauty the Puget Sound has to offer. The water was glass calm and clear. We watched birds diving at bait that would make its way to the surface. An eagle skimmed the surface in front of us grabbing a juvenile salmon then flying to a tall tree to enjoy its lunch.

My buddy and I launched out of Shilshole Marina to follow the bait balls and see if we could find a keeper black mouth. No such luck. Several smaller “shaker” kings were grabbing at our lures. Today I used the Sonic Baitfish by Mack’s Lure. I’ve always loved the versatility of this lure. You can tie it on in three different locations – each giving you a different flutter in the water column. I’ve caught cutthroat trout, kokanee, pike minnow, and even bass on this lure.

jackkingThe tide was now ripping at a good pace. I pedaled back towards the marina and decided to try for a few surf perch. I landed a nice one that I kept dangling on the line with hope of getting some underwater footage with my GoPro. I watched a 30 inch lingcod come up from the bottom and grab my catch before I could turn the camera on. He stuck around watching each fish that I pulled in. It’s days like this that make me appreciate the beautiful area we live in.

Report submitted by Brad Hole of Kayak Fishing Washington. (also, on Facebook

Marine Area 11

The salmon fishing in area MA 11 is closed until 2/1/17, in area MA 13 there has been a few legal Chinook caught around Fox Island mostly near Pt. Gibson, Green Pt. and the entrance to Wollochett Bay. Trolling flasher and spoons or artificial squid in 120′ to 150′ of water about 10′ off of bottom seems to be most productive.

Squid fishing has been good from boats at 90-12 feet in front of the Marina and at the pier on high water and late from afternoon/evening. Bottom fishing for flounder has been good.

Crabbing is now closed until we hear if we will have a winter season starting January 1, 2017. For a more up to date report call 253-591-5325

Point Defiance Marina has rental boats and motors and launch and overnight moorage facilities with pump out stations and shore power. In addition, we have storage space for boats up to 17 feet as well as kayak storage. For more information call 253-591-5325

Basic Fishing Classes are offered throughout the year. 2 Hour classes are $15.00 and can be designed for youth and adults. Boat House Tackle Shop open 7 days a week. Learn fall fishing opportunities and how to pursue thm.

Boat lifts open from 6 am to 6 pm. Tackle Shop hours are 6:30 am to 5:30 pm. For more information call 253-591-5325 Call 253-591-5325 or visit us on Facebook “Point Defiance Marina”

Squidding classes at Point Defiance Marina December 3, 2016 from 4-6 pm. Cost $15 Learn the regulations, locations to fish, equipment and tackle . Also care, cleaning and cooking. Call 253-591-5325 or genea@tacomaparks.com.

Pier Peer Tacoma Marine Education Program with Tacoma Nature Center and Point Defiance Marina. Saturday, November 19 from 7:30-9 pm Cost $8.00 (Must be age 8 + and each child must have an adult with them). See and touch marine creatures brought up by local divers as well as participate in a lighted area dip net for smaller sea life to observe and release. Great way for the family to see nighttime marine life on the Puget Sound.

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

Freshwater – Lake Chelan

no report this week

Freshwater- Lake Sammamish

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Fishing continues to be good on Lake Sammamish for cutthroat trout. I got a late start on Sunday and ran into a friend who had been out since the crack of dawn. He had landed over 20 fish using a variety of Needlefish spoons with scent. I got out for a couple of hours before the wind picked up marking several fish but only landing one nice cutthroat. I switched between Needlefish and Wiggle Hoochies tipped with a tiny piece of worm. As we move deeper into fall, you’ll start seeing a hatch appearing on the lake. The birds and fish will all be feeding up towards the surface.

Look for perch schools to be going deeper. I even picked up a large pumpkin seed while trolling that must have been feeding near the surface in 60 feet of water. That’s a first… tight lines.

Report submitted by Brad Hole of Kayak Fishing Washington. (also, on Facebook

Freshwater – Potholes Reservoir

After Sunday night football the good results may show that this is the start of a good week. The temperatures over here have remained comfortable but mid week we will see finally freezing temperatures.  Reports from back up in the dunes Largemouth fishing is good. Just remember that duck hunters are back there also so give them room. With no water going out of Potholes the seep lakes below the dam will start to drop. The duck hunters are seeing increasing mallards in their bag. Also remember that the walleye are here and waiting to be caught especially fishing blade baits over peaks of deep water dunes.

Report submitted by Tom Pollack.

British Columbia

Vancouver

no report this week

Vancouver Island (Saltwater)

no report this week

Pedder Bay

Salmon fishing was SLOW this past week. All of the recent action has been from small winter springs. Both Pedder Bay and Whirl Bay have held lots of these fish. Small spoons with green color have been the best lure to use. Most of the springs are just under or just over the minimum size for retention. Most of the anglers are now switching over to artificial lures and trolling close to the bottom. Spoons, especially G-Force and Skinny G spoons in Bon Chovy or Outfitters’ colours, have been very effective. 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.

Halibut fishing was VERY GOOD this past week. Kevin Mitchell landed a 75.3 lb (132 cm) halibut in the West Race area that weighed 75.3 lbs. He caught the fish on Octopus and takes over 3rd place on our leader board.  The best areas were Race Rocks, William Head, 27 Fathom reef and Constance Bank. Anglers that were fishing were using extra large herring, salmon bellies and/or octopus for bait. Berkley Gulp and Powerbait soft plastics also work very well. You can also use Mudraker, Lucky or 9” Jumbo Squids if you want to stay away from the dogfish.

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

Sidney

Salmon fishing was VERY SLOW this past week. We did hear of small winter (feeder) springs caught by the east side o Sidney Channel in about 50-60 feet of water.. Anglers using spoons found Coho Killers, Gibbs Needle G and AP Tackleworks needlefish spoons the most successful spoons this past year.

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

Sooke

Halibut fishing has been GOOD and more people are fishing for halibut than for salmon. The salmon fishing was SLOW for springs and most of the fish are on the small size. Most of the anglers are now switching over to artificial lures and trolling close to the bottom. The top spoons for Sooke anglers have lots of green, glow or Moon Jelly as the primary color. Anchovies are still a good choice for bait and good choices for teaser head colors are UV Green, Chartreuse, Bloody Nose and Purple Haze. 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 6 lbs. However, most of the springs there are around the minimum size (45 cm) for retention or smaller. We’ve heard of springs to 7 lbs plus coming from the waterfront. 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.

Halibut fishing was VERY GOOD this past week with the best areas being Constance Bank, Border Bank and the Mud Hole. Anglers that were fishing were using extra large herring, salmon bellies and/or octopus for bait. Also working well, and discouraging to dogfish, was the 9” Jumbo Squid in Green Glow.

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. Fishing for salmon in the rivers is now in full swing and anglers are having EXCELLENT results.

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

Idaho

no report this week

Oregon

Tillamook Bay

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) reports that fishing on the bay is fair. Fall Chinook are being caught throughout the bay. Success rates are varying greatly from day to day but there are definitely some fish around. There are also decent reports of hatchery coho being caught. ODFW conducted creel interviews at Memaloose on the upper bay last Friday and saw a harvest rate of 0.2 fish per rod for Chinook. Anglers are reminded that there is no retention of wild coho in the bay this year, so all coho kept must be adipose fin clipped.

Due to a wetland restoration project between the tidewaters of the Trask and Wilson Rivers, public access to the Wilson River tidewater from the end of Goodspeed road, and to the Hospital Hole on Trask tidewater, are currently unavailable.

Great Lakes

Lake Michigan

no report this week

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