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Fishing Reports for June 28

By on June 28, 2017

Washington

Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco)

We went out yesterday morning and I fished most of it between 50′ out to 300′ basically just below the line at Ledbetter (14nm south of WP). Not much sign at all. A little in places. 61.5* out deep, 56* on the beach inside of 100′. Marked quite a few salmon on the beach. Very little offshore but we caught some Coho out there. Had 10 bites, hooked 6, landed 4. Two Coho, two short chinook. Lost a nice 15lb chinook on a jump near the boat. Zero diver fish, all downrigger. Only fished one rigger.

Sunday, June 25th…

We went down there again today but started in on the beach this time, just below Ledbetter…fished better but no sign and only one bite. It was also foggy today so I couldn’t see anything around me…not good for scouting an area solo. After two hours, we picked up and ran offshore to 200 fow and put them in. We still had the fog so finding any sign was basically blind luck. We trolled that for an hour out to about 250 fow, hooked and fought one decent Coho to the surface and it jumped and spit.

Anyway, the salmon thing wasn’t really happening today so I slid over to a hard bottom spot and we had some of the best yellowtail Rockfish fishing you could ask for. A good trip all in all.

My friends out of Ilwaco did pretty good today on nooks half way up the peninsula.

Report submitted by Mark Coleman, All River and Saltwater Charters; 425-736-8920. The cover image of this week’s fishing reports was also submitted by Coleman.

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

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

Summer has really arrived here at Potholes with temperatures yesterday reaching 101 and today 99. No one seems to be finding fish. Local experts who do score consistently are striking out. The lake has dropped another two feet and this could be part of it. We have had some range fires as would be expected with all the moisture here. More hot weather is forecast this coming week and the lake will continue to drop. Catching most likely will be slow for a few days. I had my cousin Steve over from Goldbar and took out Sunday for walleye. First fish on we thought to be a large Walleye and it turned out to be a full body rainbow. The next fish, again, pulled and acted like a Walleye and turned out to be a Bullhead catfish. It went back but I filleted out the trout and soaked it in salt water. It smelled good but still had a muddy taste as I suspected.

Saturday and Sunday was the final event for the Big Bass series with at the end if each hour the heaviest bas weighed was the hourly winner. Then money awards were handed out to each hourly winner. At 4.74# the team of Jason Doucet and Chad Eidsen had the grand prize of $4000. Due probably because of the hot weather the largest bass for this event was the smallest of the series.

Report submitted by Tom Pollack

British Columbia

Vancouver

Salmon fishing locally has been a bit hit or miss over the last week. We had a few days with strong NW winds which made fishing conditions tougher. This past weekend things perked back up in the Gulf Islands with some pretty solid action on our full day trips. We are targeting chinook salmon deep on structure as is standard this time of year across the Strait. The average fish is in the 10-15 pound range but we saw a couple fish over 20 pounds over the weekend. Our 10 hour days really shine during this time of year and this is a solid bet over the next 6 weeks or so.

With July around the corner, we can expect to start hearing whispers of coho salmon along the west Vancouver shoreline. This is a unique run of fish to the north shore rivers and are typically in the top 40 feet of the water column. We will also see a run of pink salmon to Hose Sound, the north shore rivers and the Fraser this year. This is a great fishery for the whole family as it is typically pretty active on the water. Add to all of this a few chinook bites and you have the makings of a great summer. Give us a shout to get you on the water this summer, Tight Lines!

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 report was also contributed by Bon Chovy. 

Alberni Inlet, Barkley Sound, and Ucluelet

no report this week

Bamfield

no report this week

Becher Bay

Salmon fishing was HIT & MISS this past week.  Salmon were being caught into the high twenties.  The best depths for trolling have been from 50 – 120 feet on the bottom. The Trap Shack to Beechey Head has been the best area. Spoons have been equally effective as bait, especially the G-Force and Skinny G spoons. Good colours have been the Outfitter, Irish Cream and Bon Chovy. For flashers, the Homeland Security and Rasberry Jelly have been working well.

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 twenty’s. The salmon are feeding on needlefish and have been at depths from 80 to 135 feet, depending on where the feed is located. Most of the anglers have been either bottom bouncing or jigging close to the bottom. Good trolling lures have been Coho Killers and  Skinny G spoons in the Outfitters or Irish Cream colours. 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

Pedder Bay

Pedder Bay Marina reports GOOD salmon fishing in the bay with the most productive area being near the can buoy.  Hatchery salmon were being caught from 6lb to 18lbs throughout the past week.  There were also reports of oversized wild salmon up to 100cm released over the week.  Skinny G’s in the new nickle colours have been fishing well as well as hootchies and squirts with a green and glow, or uv white have been popular color choices this week.  Flashers that are popular include the Madi, Bon chovy and chartreuse twisted sista.  Bait has also been producing fishing very well. Good choices for teaser head colors are Halloween candy, Bloody Nose and Purple Haze.

Halibut fishing was GOOD 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 for jiggers. The wall at Pender and the Active Pass have also been producing well in Sidney.  Anglers using spoons found Coho Killers, Gibbs Needle G and AP Tackleworks needlefish spoons the most successful spoons this past weekend.  Suggested colours are Trap Shack and Bon Chovy.  Anchovies and Tiny Strip were also good producers of fish with teaser heads in UV Purple.

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 HOT & COLD for springs over the last week. There have been reports of fish caught up to 28lbs in Sooke.  The best areas this week have been Otter Point, Meir Creek and Secretory. More and more anglers are using bait, 5 1/2″ anchovies being the most popular choice. Good choices for teaser head colors are Chrome Chartreuse Tiger and Halloween Candy.  For flashers, the Homeland Security and UV Purple have been working well. Hootchies in all White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze have been effective recently as well.

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 SPOTTY off Victoria this past week. The most productive areas have been Albert Head, Constance Bank and Clover Point. Look for some of the salmon to be at summer depths now. The most productive depths for the edge of Constance have been between110’ – 130’ fishing the bottom and 70’ to 90’ if you are fishing on top of Constance.  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

The Cowichan River’s water level is still dropping and wading is much better in most pools. Fishing for trout in the fly only area has been GOOD, especially if you are in a drift boat. There are both mayfly and caddis hatches on the river at this time.  Both Dry Fly and Nymph fishing has been good and now is a great time to pull some streamers for big Browns.  The river is still in great shap; get out before the tubbers hatch!

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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