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Fishing Reports for June 21

By on June 21, 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

no report this week

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

The Chinook salmon fishing has been a little slow recently but showing signs of picking up most of the salmon are scattered around the area I have reports of Salmon being caught by fishermen trolling near Quarter Master Harbor, Pt. Dalco, The Girl Scout Camp area, Clay Bank area, and Pt. Evens the Chinook being caught near Pt. Evens have mostly been caught by fishermen jigging.

Fishermen have been mostly trolling flasher and spoon combinations and have been fishing at about 120’ to 150’ deep.

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+).

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.

National Marina Day at Point Defiance Marina is June 10 and Free Fishing in WA State Weekend is June 10, 11, 2017. Point Defiance Marina will host $25 boat and motor rentals, Crabbing Class, Fishing demo, Dock Fishing Derby, and Vessel inspections from Tacoma Power Squadron. Help us kick off 2017 the summer season.

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

no report this week

Freshwater – Lake Chelan

no report this week

Freshwater – Potholes Reservoir

The temperatures here indicates that summer has arrived. Fishing has been spotty with the hardcore fishermen doing okay. We have had some days of high winds; often, during weather like this, the catch is off. More dunes are showing with the water level dropping fast. Be careful, especially near the rock showing mid dam. With the extended high water this year and very large schools of minnows there is still not a large migration for fish out into the main lake. It should be soon.

On Moses Lake this Saturday and Sunday the finals for the hourly Big Bass series will be held with the finals Sunday afternoon. Always someone manages to find that exceptional bass. I plan to be there for the finals just to see. Also I have gotten reports of some good walleye fishing going on at Moses.

Report submitted by Tom Pollack

British Columbia

Vancouver

no report this week

Alberni Inlet, Barkley Sound, and Ucluelet

no report this week

Bamfield

no report this week

Becher Bay

Salmon fishing was GOOD this past week. Most of the salmon caught this past week were hatchery springs from 8 -13 lbs. That said, there were some larger springs, both clipped and unclipped around. There have also been quite a few larger wild springs that had to be released into the low 30’s. The best depths for trolling have been from 60 – 100 feet on the downrigger and the fish are closer to shore. The Trap Shack to Beechey Head has been the best area. More anglers are switching over to bait now and have been doing well with a UV Green teaser head. Spoons have been equally effective especially the G-Force and Skinny G spoons, in No Bananas, green nickle, and blue nickle 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 SPOTTY in Oak Bay and differs day by day. There are some nice springs into the low twenty’s and most of the marked fish are in the 8-15 lb range. The salmon are feeding on needlefish and have been at depths from 70 to 145 feet, depending on where the feed is located. Most of the anglers have been either bottom bouncing or jigging close to the bottom again this past week. Good trolling lures have been Coho Killers and  Skinny G spoons in the Outfitters or Irish Cream colurs. 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 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 The cover image of this week’s fishing reports was also contributed by Vaida.

Pedder Bay

Pedder Bay Marina reports GOOD salmon fishing but nothing huge. The most productive area was from Whirl Bay to the Bedford Islands. It was slower inside Pedder Bay with most anglers still using artificial lures and trolling close to the bottom. Spoons, especially G-Force, Skinny G spoons in Outfitters or Bon Chovy colours, have been very effective. Hootchies and squirts with a green and glow, or uv white have been popular color choices this week. Good choices for teaser head colors are Halloween candy, Bloody Nose and Purple Haze. Flashers that are popular include the Madi, Bon chovy and chartreuse twisted sista. Anglers jigging at the mouth of the bay and in the channel have been catching more salmon than those anglers trolling.

Halibut fishing was FAIR this past weekend. Most anglers that were fishing for halibut are using extra large herring, salmon bellies and/or octopus for bait. Also working well were 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 week. The Powder Wharf is still holding some nice fish for the jiggers who have been very effective in the more shallow spots while trollers are doing better in the deeper waters.  Sidney Spit has also been doing well. Anglers using spoons found 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.  In the Port Sidney derby last week we saw fish caught up to 27lbs.

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 and has really picked up in the last few days with many anglers switching over to bait. We have had good reports from Beechy Head all the way up to Jordan River.  Some nice fish are being released in the high 20’s to the low 30’s but are making for some great fishing excitement. Also, some of the salmon are being caught at summertime depths (50-80 feet). The best fishing has been from the Sooke bluffs westward again this week. More and more anglers are using bait, as 5 1/2″ anchovies being the most popular choice. Good choices for teaser head colors are Chartreuse, UV Green and Purple Haze. For flashers, you can’t go wrong with a Super Betsy, Lemon/Lime or Madi Flasher. Hootchies in all White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze have been effective recently as well. Many anglers are still using artificial lures such as the Skinny G needlefish spoons in the No Bananas, Outfitters and the blue nickle finish.

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. Constance Bank was the best area again this past week. Along the waterfront the salmon fishing has been very slow. Best areas for salmon have been Albert Head, Brotchie Ledge and Clover Point. Look for some of the salmon to be at summer depths now. Spoons have been very successful in getting hook ups. Irish Cream Skinny G’s, Coho Killers, 3.5” Cop Car spoons have brought some hookups.

Halibut fishing was OKAY this past week. The halibut have been fairly deep with depths of over 300 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 GOOD in most lakes for trout and bass.

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

The lake is warming and a thermo cline is setting up. The surface action has slowed and the temperature break is at 35 feet to 50 degrees. Rainbow Trout action has been best in the warmer water just above the break in sizes of 4 to 14 pounds.

All our action on Rainbows has been on Reaper Magnum Fish N Chip Silver spoons presented on 5 color leadcore or Slide Divers with 60 foot leads set to #1 with 35 feet of line out. 80 to 120 feet of water has been best with depths of 100 to 150 feet later in the day.

We have had some issues with wind and waves the last week and I had to cancel some trips. However when we could get out to the deeper 70-150 water action has been great.

Chinooks Coho are at or below the break from 20 to 45 feet down. We are still getting Coho on 6-inch flashers or OO dodgers with Howie peanut, small hair cut or Mylar flies tied 12 inches long. The Coho are steady with green or blue flies.

Report submitted by Jim Hirt at Blue Max Chaters (414-828-1094)

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