Fishing Reports for January 10 – Salmon University

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Fishing Reports for January 10

By on January 10, 2018

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

Fishing for Blackmouth has been spotty in the San Juan Islands. It really depends on where you’re at. Fish are not all over the Islands in big numbers. Some folks have landed on them some days and then have got blanked others. Silver Horde Kingfisher 3″ spoons have been the hot ticket for us.

The 2018 Resurrection Derby took place this last weekend in Anacortes. The fishing was tough. Out of 102 boats and 334 anglers, 50 fish were weighed in. Jason Squibb took home the top prize of $10,000 with a 18.28 lb er. Congrats and see you next year!

 

Submitted by Kevin Klein, Team Parker Boats NW.  

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

Pictured is Al Roberts with a 10 pound 6 ounce blackmouth salmon caught last week at Point Defiance

Pictured is Al Roberts with a 10 pound 6 ounce blackmouth salmon caught last week at Point Defiance

The salmon fishing remains fair for immature Chinook with most of the retainable salmon in the 4lb. to 6lb. weight range remember you may only retain hatchery chinook 22” or longer and carefully release any adipose fin unclipped or under sized chinook. Fish are being caught primarily at the Clay Banks trolling 140-180 feet, or jigging, and some mooching off the bottom. Trollers are using flasher and squid. Watch for the winds and be aware of the seals that seem to be getting few anglers fish once hooked.

Squid fishing remains slow but has occasional schools come through and then picks up. The Squid fishing seems to be best at high tide off the pier and is even better if that is just before sundown. 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.

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

Squid Fishing Class January 13, 4-6 pm Ages 8+ Cost $15 Learn the fundamentals of squid fishing to include regulations, tackle, equipment, rigging, catching, cleaning and cooking. More information (253)591-5325. Squid will all but have tapered off so we will focus on preparations for 2018 fall season and making jigs.

See everyone at the WA State Sportsmen’s Show in Puyallup January 24-28, 2018. Learn more about Destination Point Defiance projects, salmon fishing, and Point Defiance Marina Classes, Events, and Camps .

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. We have many items for those seeking gifts as well as gift cards. For more information call 253-591-5325.

Hours are 6:30 am to 5 pm 7 days a week currently.

Outboard Motors for Sale

9.9 2010 MERCURY 4 STROKE MOTORS. $850 WELL MAINTAINED FROM OUR BOAT AND MOTOR RENTAL FLEET. (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 – Grays Harbor Rivers

no report this week

Freshwater – Lake Chelan

no report this week

Freshwater – Potholes Reservoir

no report this week

Submitted by Tom Pollack (retired)

British Columbia

Vancouver

Dave with a chunky hatchery fish

Dave with a chunky hatchery fish

Winter Chinook Fishing has remained productive over the last week. Somedays you have to weed through the undersized fish under 24.5 inches to get legal fish, but most days we are bringing back some nice fish into the mid teens back to the dock.

We have been spending most of our time fishing deep as usual in Howe Sound and smaller 3 inch Silver Horde and G Force Spoons seem to be working well for us. There has also been some good action near Galiano Island over in the Gulf Island’s.

Crabbing has also picked up and we are dropping traps on all of our winter charters.

We are offering our winter charter special from January 15th to March 31st. Details will be up on our website soon.

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. It shows Colby with a nice teenager winter chinook.

Alberni Inlet, Barkley Sound, and Ucluelet

no report this week

Bamfield

no report this week

Becher Bay

Salmon fishing PICKED UP for springs this past week.  Anglers have been having good success both in Whirl Bay and in Becher Bay. The area between Frazer Island and Cheanuh Marina has started to produce good fish up to 12 lbs. A few anglers have also had some success in Iron Mine Bay. Most anglers are fishing close to the bottom in 120 to 160 depths. The majority of anglers are using spoons with Coho Killers, Gibbs Skinny G’s in green/glow and green/silver colors the favorites. The GIBBS Highliner Guide Series Outfitters, Madi, Lemon Lime and Green/Glow Hot Spot flashers have been working well. Hootchies in White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze are the top choices in plastic baits.

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 FAIR in Oak Bay this past week. There were a few salmon up to 11 lbs coming in from the Gap and from the Flats. 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. Best bets for Oak Bay lures are needlefish spoon and squirts.

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 in both Pedder Bay near the Green Can and in Whirl Bay.  Most of the fish have been caught close to the bottom in 120 – 160 feet of water. The salmon have been from 8 to 10 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. Green with either silver or glow has been the color choice in spoons. Hoochies and squirts with a green and glow, or UV white have been popular color choices for plastic baits. 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 not had much luck in catching springs near the Red Can in Sidney Channel, Coal Island and Moresby Island. We have heard that there were some good size springs being caught near Deep Cove and Wain Rock in the Inlet. There is bait in the area so the fish should be holding there for awhile. There are still many undersized salmon in the area. 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 Glow or UV Purple.

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

Sooke

Fishing for salmon was FAIR off the waterfront recently. Constance Bank has been the best spot to fish and anglers were catching salmon weighing from 4 to 10 lbs on the bank. Trolling just off the bottom in 85 to 140 feet of water has been the way to catch salmon there. Closer in, salmon were caught off Clover Point, the Flagpole and Macaulay Point. However, the seals have been a real problem around Clover Point and the Flagpole. The seals have been taking most of the larger fish hooked, frustrating anglers. In those locations the best depths to fish were 90-140 feet. 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

Victoria

Fishing for salmon was FAIR off the waterfront recently. Constance Bank has been the best spot to fish and anglers were catching salmon weighing from 4 to 10 lbs on the bank. Trolling just off the bottom in 85 to 140 feet of water has been the way to catch salmon there. Closer in, salmon were caught off Clover Point, the Flagpole and Macaulay Point. However, the seals have been a real problem around Clover Point and the Flagpole. The seals have been taking most of the larger fish hooked, frustrating anglers. In those locations the best depths to fish were 90-140 feet. 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 FAIR in most lakes for trout and SLOW for bass and steelhead.

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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