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Fishing Reports for April 19

By on April 19, 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

Easter blessing from the banks. What a day!

Easter blessing from the banks. What a day!

Chinook fishing has been fair to good in the Islands. It really just depends on where you are on any given day. The tides push fish around, you have to land on them. Silver Horde 3″ spoons have been the best producer for us.

Submitted by Kevin Klein, Team Parker Boats NW. The cover image of this week’s fishing reports, featuring Kaiden Riedesel as the Hugh Hefner of anglers, getting the work done like a boss in his PJs, was also contributed by Klein.

Marine Area 8.1

no report this week

Marine Area 8.2

no report this week

Marine Area 9 (Admirality Inlet)

Sunny and Flat…the perfect time to make trip over to Port Townsend and fish Mid-Channel bank. This time of year , it is a candlefish show in 90 to 120 feet of water. Keep the balls close to the mud and even bounce them every so often. This “bouncing ball” technique gets those candlefish scurrying from their sand homes and bringing in the salmon for the bite. Irish Crème Coho killers worked for Tyler Olsen using this technique and the bite seemed to be wide open an hour before the tide change.

Only a few more days left, so pick you day and get out on the water !

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

Marine Area 10

no report this week

Marine Area 11

Fishing report: The salmon fishing has picked up this last week with immature chinook weighing up to 10 pounds but most running in the 5 to 7lb. range the best areas continue to be the slag area to Owens beach and mostly trolling in 120′ to 150′ of water about 10′ off of bottom, flasher and spoons or artificial squid seem to be the best producers.

If you prefer to mooch or jig there are salmon being caught at Pt. Dalco on the flood and Clay bank area on the ebb.

For an updated report call (253)591-5325.

Crabbing is now closed until July 1 with no winter crabbing in Area 11. 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

Learn Basic Fishing Youth/Adult June 17, 2017 Saturday 10 am to 12 noon Cost $15 (ages 8+). The Adult (Age 15+) is on May 27, 2017 form 10 am to 12 noon. Cost is $15 . To sign Up call 253-591-5325

Plan ahead for the ABC Boater’s Education Class on Wednesday Nights from 7-9 pm May 3-31, 2017. This class will provide the requirements for the mandatory WA State Boater’s Card for boats with 15 hp or greater. The class will provide a Boater’s Manual and Navigational Software. Cost is $50. The class is taught by Tacoma Power Squadron. Info call 253-591-5325

ABC Boater’s Class II for beginning boaters on Monday and Thursday nights from 7-9 pm , June 5-19 (5 nights total) This class will provide the requirements for the mandatory WA State Boater’s Card for boats with 15 hp or greater. The class will provide a Boater’s Manual and Navigational Software. Cost is $50. The class is taught by Tacoma Power Squadron. Info call 253-591-5325

Summer Camps Available Sails and Trails Camp for Ages 11-15. Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm. Cost $260/wk. Participants spend the week fishing and educational trail hikes at Point Defiance and Sailing and Kayaking at Tacoma Youth Marine Center. Also one day is spend at Foss Seaport Center with hands on marine science. July 10-14, July 17 21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4.

Point Defiance Marina Swap Meet. Come Shop or Sell/Trade on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm. Cost is $15 for a 10X 10 covered space. More information call (253) 591-5325

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 – Potholes Reservoir

The first major bass tournament was held here Saturday and Sunday. There was a field of 132 boats in the event with 2 fishermen per boat. With this large of a field there were two flights starting and ending 1/2 hour apart. The total weights were combined for the heaviest boat catch. The fish weights were very good. Saturday there were nine bass weighed over 6-pounds. Sunday was close to the same. Saturday the largest bass weighed was 7.19-pounds, caught by the team of Echternkamp and Lynch. The total weight combining small mouth and large mouth was a very impressive 2,571.76-pounds.  All fish were released alive to spawn or fight another day. The six top team weights ranged from 40.50-pounds up to 46.32-pounds, with the highest of those weighed in by the team of Adson and Doucet. As usual, there was a huge open-to-all raffle that had enough items to last a whole over an hour with the proceeds going to benefit the fish. It seems like there was not one specific lure used.

Next Saturday at Moses there will be a different style of bass event. Each hour the largest fish of the hour is a winner. Only the largest fish of the hour are weighed. Lots of winners with special awards for the largest fish weighed during the event.

Report submitted by Tom Pollack

British Columbia

Vancouver

 

For more info call Jeff or Jason at Bon Chovy Fishing Charters (604) 763-5460,bonchovy.com email: info@bonchovy.com. The cover image of this week’s fishing reports, showing Chad and Claudia with a dandy halibut caught in late March, was also contributed by Bon Chovy.

Alberni Inlet and Barkley Sound

no report this week

Bamfield

no report this week

Becher Bay

Salmon fishing was GOOD this past week. The best fishing has been near Aldridge Point and near Church Rock and Whirl Bay. There were hatchery springs up to 14 lb as well as the more common smaller 6-8 lb hatchery springs. The best depths for trolling has been 110 – 130 feet on the downrigger. More anglers are using bait now and are finding anchovies in glow teaser heads have been working best. Spoons, especially G-Force and Skinny G spoons, in Bon Chovy or Outfitters’ colours have been very effective. For flashers, the Red Glow Hot Spot, Lemon Lime and Green/Glow Hot Spot.

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 springs over 10 lbs near Brodie Rock and on the Flats. The salmon are feeding on needlefish and have been at depths from 65 to 145 feet, depending on where the feed are located. All of the anglers have been either bottom bouncing or jigging close to the bottom. Good trolling lures have been Coho Killers, Bon Chovi or Outfitters Skinny G spoons or AP Tackleworks needlefish spoons. Sandlance lures and squirts (needle fish) are best in pearl, white & green, or white glow. Good jigging lures have been Point Wilson Darts and the Delta Mac Fish.

Halibut fishing was FAIR with fish taking salmon heads or bellies, large herring and octopus. Be sure to get setup about an hour and a half before the slack to catch the tide swing and to be able to stay on the bottom. Most anglers that were fishing for halibut are using extra large herring, salmon bellies and/or octopus for bait. Also working well was the 8” Powerbait Grubs and Delta Hali Hawgs.

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 GOOD salmon fishing for hatchery springs from 6 to 12 lbs in size. The fishing was best by the Can Buoy at the mouth of the bay and in Whirl Bay. There are lots of needlefish in the area and salmon are targeting them. Most anglers are using artificial lures and trolling close to the bottom, but anchovies are also producing well. The fish haven’t been too picky about what they will strike. Spoons, especially G-Force, Skinny G and AP Tackle works spoons in Outfitters’, Bon Chovy or No Bananas 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 30” to 36” 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 Hot Spot Red/Glow, Lemon-Lime and Madi.

Halibut fishing was FAIR this past week. Most anglers that were fishing for halibut are using extra large herring, salmon bellies and/or octopus for bait. Also working well was the 8” Powerbait Grubs and Delta Hali Hawgs.

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 weekend. Salmon up to 16 lbs have been caught in several areas. Good areas were Hamley, Coal Island, Saanichton Spit, Fairfax and Pender Island. There are still a lot of undersize fish around but enough in the low teens to make it worthwhile. Anglers using spoons found silver Coho Killers, Gibbs Needle G and AP Tackleworks needlefish spoons the most successful spoons this past weekend. Anchovies and Tiny Strip were also 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 FAIR TO GOOD for springs. Most of the hatchery fish are running from 6 to 10 lbs in size. There have been a few larger unclipped fish that have been caught and released. The best fishing remains in 110 to 130 feet of water with the salmon close to the bottom looking for needlefish. Good areas have been near Otter Point, the Bluffs, and Tugwell Creek. Most of the anglers are using artificial lures and the Skinny G needlefish spoon in the Outfitters color scheme has been the most effective spoon. The top spoons for Sooke anglers have lots of glow, red or Moon Jelly as the primary color. 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. Halibut fishing has been slower west of Sooke.

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. Constance Bank was where the most consistent action occurred. Springs caught there were as large as 10 lbs. Closer in along the waterfront the fishing has definitely been slower. Best areas have been Albert Head and Clover Point. Your lure should be close to the bottom when trolling off from springs this time of year. Spoons have been very successful in getting hook ups. Green Spatter Back UV Coho Killers, 3.5” Cop Car spoons or AP Tackleworks needlefish spoons have brought good results. Like elsewhere, needlefish are the predominant feed right now.

Halibut fishing was FAIR this past week. Constance Bank was the best location to fish. The halibut have been fairly deep with depths of over 250 feet the most productive. Most anglers that were fishing for halibut are using extra large herring, salmon bellies and/or octopus for bait. Also working well was the 8” Powerbait Grubs and Delta Hali Hawgs.

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

Lakes and Rivers

Fishing was PICKING UP in most lakes for trout and bass as water temperatures are rising. Winter run steelhead fishing is over in most rivers on both sides of the Island.

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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