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Fishing Reports for November 29

By on November 29, 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 salmon fishing for predominately immature Chinook has been pretty good, with salmon being caught in all of the usual places for this time of year like the Clay bank area, Slag area, Pt. Evans, Pt. Dalco and Quartermaster Harbor focus in the depth ranges of 120′ to 160′ of water and around 10′ off of bottom. To date, 109 salmon have been caught in November, with 15 being landed over the weekend. Trolling, Mooching and Jigging have all been successful. There is bait all over the area which has drawn a good number of immature Chinook and kept them around, be careful in releasing any unclipped and under 22″ Chinook salmon.

There will be no winter Dungeness crabbing this winter in MA 11.

The Squid fishing seems to be best at high tide off the pier and is even better if that is just before sundown. Squid fishing has slowed some over the weekend. Time will tell. Boat fishing for squid is best in 50-100 feet of water just off the bottom. For the latest report updates call (253)591-5325.

Squid Fishing Class December 2, 2017 4-6 pm Ages8+ Cost $15 Learn the fundamentals of squid fishing to include regulations, tackle, equipment, rigging, catching, cleaning and cooking.

More information (253)591-5325. The final squid class is offered January 13, 2018 from 4-6 pm but by then squid will all but have tapered off so we will focus on preparations for 2018 fall season and making jigs

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

The Marina will be closed Thanksgiving day. Hours are 6:30 am to 5 pm 7 days a week currently.

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

With the water still on the rise there has been no fishing reported to me. I have seen a few bass boats fishing the face of the dam. Most everyone knows the dunes area has several blinds with duck hunters in them. The duck hunting remains good. The past weekend my son Scot and his family were over. They went up into the dunes to a spot they had marked from past trips. With the water raising they had to hunt from their boat. They shot several mallards but backing out of the willows they tried to hide in, they backed into a brush pile that messed up the prop, ending the use of the boat that afternoon and the next day. They walked into a wetland next to a wildlife area and had success. At Moses Lake the shoreline looks like Puget Sound at low tide. Still several flights of geese and ducks are seen daily.

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 GOOD this past week. Most of the fish seen at Cheanuh Marina came from the Bedfords to Whirl Bay and were running up to 11 lbs in size. A few fish have been caught inside the bay with the biggest  one of the week, a 13 pounder coming from the bay. Most of the fish have been caught on spoons with Coho Killers, Gibbs Skinny G’s in Cop Car and green & silver colors. The GIBBS Highliner Guide Series Outfitters and Lemon Lime, Silver Fever Hot Spot and Big Shooter Betsy have been working well. Fish close to the bottom for the winter springs.

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 a few salmon coming in from the Flats and the Gap but most of them have been fairly small with a 8 lb fish the largest size that we have heard about. There was bait in Oak Bay this past week so things are looking up. The salmon are feeding on needle fish 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 GOOD fishing.  It has picked up inside the bay around the corner into Whirl Bay and Church Rock. Most of the fish have been close to the bottom in 120 – 140 feet of water. Most of the salmon have been from 4 to 6 lbs in size with the occasional larger fish.  Spoons have been producing the best and the Skinny G’s, AP Tackleworks and Coho Killers are the top choices. 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. Anglers have been some success for springs up to 10 lbs near Coal Island. Most of the salmon in the area have been undersized. Anglers using spoons found that Coho Killers, Gibbs Needle G and 3.5″ G Force spoons the most productive 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.

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 GOOD this past week. Winter springs as large as 14lbs were caught this past week, but there were lots of fish in the 4 to 6 lb size. The best locations to fish for winter springs have been from the Bluffs west to Muir Creek. The hot combo this past week was a whiter hootchy behind a red flasher.  Most of the fish are quite close to the bottom. Spoons in the Coho Killers, Skinny G’s, and small 3.5″ G Force spoons have been good and anchovies are still a popular choice. Good choices for teaser head colors are Chartreuse, Bloody Nose and Purple Haze.  For flashers, Red/Silver Hot Spots, the Delta Guide Series UV Moon Jelly, Madi and the Lemon Lime Chartreuse are good choices. Hootchies in White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze are 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 PRETTY GOOD off the waterfront this past week. Constance Bank was the best spot to fish and anglers were catching lots of salmon there with the maximum size about 10 lbs. Unfortunately, most of the salmon have been very small, just below or just about the minimum size, so you have to release a lot of small ones before you have your limit. Closer in, the salmon were between Trial Island and Finlayson Point in about 120-140 feet of water. Spoons have been successful in getting hook ups with Irish Cream Skinny G’s, Green/Glow AP Tackleworks Anchovy 4” spoons and Green/Glow Coyote spoons popular 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 GOOD in most lakes for trout and FAIR 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

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