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Fishing Reports for November 1

By on November 1, 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

Squid Fishing Class December 2, 2017 4-6 pm Cost $15.

Fall Fishing Class November 11, 2017 Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon Adults age 15+ Cost $15. Signup at 253-591-5325.

Crabbing is closed until further notice on a winter crabbing in January, 2018

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.

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

We are seeing the water level continuing to rise, giving more access to the back part of the dunes. More Mallards are showing but the bulk of the success is for Widgeon and Teal and other mixed ducks. We have had some very windy days but it does not effect most of the larger boats. Mornings start out cold but by mid morning you will warm up. So far the pass conditions have been good but that will be changing soon.

Walleye fishermen are finding that by locating under water humps and marking the top with your GPS and then backing about the distance of a long cast. Use a blade bait and cast to the top of the hump and free spool to the bottom. Once on the bottom then lift you rod and pick up the slack. Anything that might feel odd set the hook. It could be a Walleye picking up your bait. Circle the hump seeing just what side might be holding. After 20 t0 30 minutes move on to the next hump until you locate fish.

Bass fishermen are still catching bass off the face of the bam using weightless Senkos or split shot fishing grubs. Also crank bait are working.

On the bad side the WDFW is considering removing limit, both size and quantity of perch, crappie and bluegill. All these species are recovering from the mountain ash that covered the lake bottom from Mount St. Helens. That covered spawning beds and all insect along with habitat that provides protection small fish. Small fish are the food base for most all fish in the lake. With artificial habitat each year put in the lake the crappie, bluegill and perch are recovering. Now these species are growing up to a spawning age the no limit proposed can make these 3 lakes soon without fish to catch. On Facebook check out Save Our Limits.

Submitted by Tom Pollack (retired)

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 SLOW this past week for coho.  Spoons and hootchies have been catching most of the coho with green being the most important color on the lure. Spring fishing has really slowed down. Anchovies are the most popular bait for springs.  Good teaser heads have been the Bloody Nose, Mint Pearl and Chartreuse. The best color combinations for spoons have lots of green on the spoon. For flashers, the GIBBS Highliner Guide Series Outfitters and Lemon Lime, Silver Fever Hot Spot and Big Shooter Betsey 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 SLOW in Oak Bay this past week. There were very few salmon coming in from the Flats and the Gap. There was lots of bait on the Flats but not many salmon. The salmon are feeding on needlefish and have been close to the bottom where the feed is located. Most of the anglers have been either bottom bouncing or jigging close to the bottom.

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 SLOW fishing.  Due to the wind this past week there have not been many anglers out on the water, causing few reports.  The salmon that have been reported are being weight in up to 10 lbs.  Spoons are producing for salmon, especially the smaller ones around 3.5- 4 inches. The most popular spoons have been Skinny G’s, Left Coast Hammers, AP Tackleworks herring and Coho Killers. Spring fishing has been SLOW with most of the fish shakers or just barely legal size. Hoochies and squirts with a green and glow, or UV white have been popular color choices for plastic baits this week.  Flashers that are popular include the Guide Series Madi, Outfitters and Lemon Lime.

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

Sidney

Salmon fishing was SLOW in the Sidney area. It’s been very slow near Pender Island. Anglers using spoons found Coho Killers, Gibbs Needle G and AP Tackleworks needlefish spoons the most productive spoons this past week. Suggested colours are Trap Shack and Bon Chovy. Anchovies and Tiny Strip were also good producers of fish with teaser heads in UV Purple. Anglers jigging were also catching some 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 was SLOW this past week. Coho salmon fishing is the main focus of local anglers. Chum salmon fishing is picking up as well. The size range for coho in Sooke this past week has been 5-10lbs. The best locations to fish for coho and chum have been Possession Point, Otter Point and Muir Creek and close to the creek mouths. Spoons have been good for catching coho and Coho Killers, AP Tackleworks and Skinny G’s have been good. Most anglers fishing for springs are using bait, with anchovies being the most popular choice. Good choices for teaser head colors are chartreuse and Bloody Nose. For flashers, the Delta Guide Series, Moon Jelly Hot Spot and Betsey have been working well. Hootchies in White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze are usually the top colors.

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 off the waterfront this past week. The most productive area was Constance Bank with many feeders around.  Constance Bank was the place to be this past week.  The feeders have been weighing in between 5 – 10lbs.  Spoons have been successful in getting hook ups with 4” AP Tackleworks Moonglow Herring spoons, Irish Cream Skinny G’s and Green/Glow Coyote spoons good choices.

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 FAIR in most lakes for trout and GOOD for 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

no report this week

cover image courtesy Doug Lindores at Slivers Charters Salmon Sport Fishing

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