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Fishing Reports for February 8

By on February 8, 2017

Washington

Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco)

no report this week

Marine Area 2 (Westport)

no report this week

Marine Area 3 (LaPush and Forks)

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

Will Leeming and dad Scott got into some good Winter Chinook fishing this past weekend.

I’ll be the guest speaker for the PSA Sno-KIng Chapter’s February meeting Thursday the 9th at 6:30 p.m., at the Edmonds Senior Center. We’ll be talking about reading tides, currents and structure for Chinook in the San Juan Islands and beyond. Also, what we can do to combat the proposed No Go Zone on the West Side of San Juan Island. Should be a good time, hope to see you there.

Fishing is pretty good right now in the San Juan Islands. Silver Horde Spoons have been the hot ticket for putting Blackmouth on the deck.

Submitted by Kevin Klein, Team Parker Boats NW.  The cover image of this week’s report was contributed by Klein with the caption: “Karen Rhinehart ran into a bit bigger Blackmouth while out with husband Lance.”

Marine Area 8.1

no report this week

Marine Area 8.2

no report this week

Marine Area 9 (Admirality Inlet)

Just think how much fuel you are saving! Area 9 still closed … hope for any Opener dwindling …

See you on the 18th green,

Report submitted by Nelson “Spud” Goodsell – Salmon for Soldiers, IGFA Life Member, FISHTALE2. 

Marine Area 10

no report this week

Marine Area 11

Area 11 has reopened but the North winds and weather has restricted anglers from getting out. In MA Area 11 anglers fish from the boathouse to Point Defiance in 120-150 feet near the bottom. Flasher squid or spoon has been the most productive. Dalco can be good on the in tide as well as Quartermaster Harbor. In MA 13 there has been a few legal Chinook caught around Fox Island mostly near Pt. Gibson, Green Pt. and the entrance to Wollochet Bay. Trolling flasher and spoons or artificial squid in 120′ to 150′ of water about 10′ off of bottom seems to be most productive. The largest Blackmouth in our January Monthly derby weighed 5 pounds 10 ounces. Squid fishing from a boat off Pt Gibson has brought limits. For a more updated repost call 253-591-5325. Watch for N winds as they chase you off the water. Squid fishing has been slowing down over the past week with few people out fishing for them on the pier. Bottom fishing for flounder has been good.

Learn fall fishing opportunities and how to pursue them Basic Fishing Youth/Adult April 8, 2017 Saturday 10 am to 12 noon Cost $15 Point Defiance Marina Basic Fishing Adult 15+ March 4, 2017 Saturday 10 am to 12 noon Cost $15 Point Defiance Marina Basic trailering and launch Ages 18+ April 15, 2017 Saturday 10 am to 12 noon Cost $20 Point Defiance Marina

Peer Pier in Tacoma – See and touch marine life as you see a diver bring up creatures you typically cannot see from the deep. Do a plankton tow and scoop creatures to view up close as oyu learn about the life in Puget Sound. Enjoy hot drinks from the marina. Register for the next event on March 11, 2017 from 7:30-9 pm on www.metroparkstacoma.org/pier-peer Cost is $8 and is for ages 8 and up. Each child must have an adult supervisor present.

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 – Potholes Reservoir

No report this week

Report submitted by Tom Pollack. 

Vancouver

No report this week

Becher Bay

Salmon fishing was GOOD this past week. Springs are all throughout the area and the Trap, Aldridge Point, the bay and Church Rock all produced fish. More fish came from the outside of the bay rather than on the inside. The largest salmon of the week, however, was a 15 lb spring caught by Erick Wilden Dyrda near the Flag Pole. Most of the anglers have switched over to artificial lures and are trolling close to the bottom. Spoons, especially G-Force and Skinny G spoons, in Bon Chovy or Outfitters’ colours have been very effective. Anglers using bait are catching their share of salmon and are finding anchovies in glow teaser heads have been working best. 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

Oak Bay

Salmon fishing was GOOD recently. There are lots of small springs on the flats but not too many keepers. Fishing out at the border bank was really hot on the weekend. All of the anglers have been bottom bouncing or trolling close to the bottom. Good trolling lures have been Coho Killers, Bon Chovi or Outfitters Skinny G spoons or AP Tackleworks needlefish spoons.

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

Pedder Bay

Pedder Bay Marina reports salmon fishing was GOOD. The bay entrance and produced lots of winter springs up to 8 lbs in size. Most of the anglers have switched over to artificial lures and are trolling close to the bottom, but bait is also producing well. Spoons, especially G-Force and Skinny G spoons in Brass/Silver, 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.

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

Sidney

Salmon fishing was GOOD this past week. There are keeper springs coming from Coal Island, Saanichton Spit, Moses Point and Fairfax Point. The Sidney Anglers Association held their Otto Wiggins salmon derby on the weekend. The winner was Don McIver with a 8 lb 14 oz spring caught near Hambley Point on a Golden Nugget Coho Killer. Second place was a 7 lb spring form Fairfax and third was a 5 lb 14 oz spring from near the Red Can. Anglers using spoons found Coho Killers, Gibbs Needle G and AP Tackleworks spoons the most successful spoons this past year. Anchovies and Tiny Strip were the good producers of fish.

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

Sooke

The salmon fishing has been GOOD for springs. Most of the fish are still less than 10 lbs in size but some in the low teens have been caught. The best fishing has been from the harbour entrance westward to Otter Point in 110 – 150 feet of water. The salmon are holding close to the bottom so you have to troll deep. Most of the anglers have switched over to artificial lures but the largest fish have been caught on bait. There are large herring in the area and the bigger fish are keying in on them. 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 though 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. Shrimping has been very good in Sooke Basin.

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 GOOD this past week.Fishing for salmon was GOOD this past week. Constance Bank was where most of the action was happening, with seals as well as salmon. Most of the salmon have been in the 3 to 9 lb size range but there are some larger ones into the teens around.The 80-130 foot depths have been good off the waterfront and you lure should be close to the bottom. The same depth and technique has been working well out at Constance Bank. Spoons have been very successful in getting hook ups. Green Spatter Back UV Coho Killers, 3.5” Cop Car spoons or AP Tackleworks herring spoons have brought good results.

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

Lakes

Fishing was SLOW in most lakes for trout and SLOW for bass. Winter run steelhead are now n most rivers on both sides of the Island. COWICHAN RIVER – Water levels have been steadily dropping all week and they are 1.14 meters near the lake and 1.04 meters near Duncan. There are steelhead in the river and fishing has been picking up. The Riverbottom to Skutz falls area has been best for steelhead. Fishing for trout with egg patterns in the fly only area has been quite good.

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

Oregon

Tillamook Bay

no report this week

Willamette River

no report this week

Great Lakes

Lake Michigan

no report this week

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