Fishing Reports for June 13 – Salmon University

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Fishing Reports for June 13

By on June 13, 2018

Washington

Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco)

no report this week

Marine Area 2 (Westport)

no report this week

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

Some nice Lings and limits of prawns have come out of the San Juans lately. The tides were good for both last weekend. Only a couple weeks until the July 1st opener for Chinook!

Submitted by Kevin Klein, Team Parker Boats NW.  The cover image of this week’s fishing reports was also contributed by Klein. It shows Jeff Rhinehart. 

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 has slowed with the big tidal exchanges we are experiencing right now however if you fish close to the tide changes you can still have a chance to catch a chinook and once the morning tide which will slow down quite a bit starting about this coming Thursday the salmon fishing should pick right up again in the mornings. Trolling, jigging and mooching have all been productive ways to fish but dogfish are just starting to show up in the area which can make it tough to mooch herring at times.

Best areas continues to be the Clay Banks, Shelf, and Pt. Evens areas.

Report submitted by Point Defiance Marina. For more information contact: Gene Anderson, Boathouse Marina Technician, 253.591.5325 genea@tacomaparks.com www.pointdefiancemarina.com

Marine Area 12

no report this week

Freshwater – Lake Chelan

no report this week

Freshwater – Potholes Reservoir

no report this week

British Columbia

Vancouver

no report this week

Bamfield

no report this week

Barkley Sound and Port Alberni

Fishing has been very good the past few days and overall good the past couple months. The weather kept us in Barkley Sound for part of the last week but there Chinook at Swale rock and Effingham. Small 3 in Gibbs and Silver Hordes were working well. The past couple days the Chinook started to show up well on South Bank and we are getting them right down in the mud. White hutchies, small 3 inch spoons and green needlefish hutchies have been good. There are lots of halibut on Big Bank and a few Chinook there as well. Most of the halibut being caught there are small paddles, but as the season moves along we should see the average size go up. Pictured is a group June 11, 2018 fishing South Bank.

Submitted by Sam Vandervalk of Salmon Eye Charters (1-877-777-4344). Salmon Eye is recommended by USA Today, Cruise America and New York Times bestselling author Peter Greenberg in his book The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to the Greatest Experiences Around the World. The cover image of this week’s reports was also contributed by Vandervalk.

Becher Bay

Salmon fishing has been SPOTTY in East Sooke. The hot spots lately have been the Bedford Islands and inside the bay near Aldridge Point. Most of the fish reported have been from 7 – 20 pounds. The best depths off Aldridge Point were 70’ – 80’ and close to the bottom off the Bedfords. The majority of anglers are using spoons with Silver Horde Coho Killers and Gibbs Skinny G’s in green/glow and green/silver colours the favorites. Anchovies have also been working well with Bloody Nose a good teaser head choice. The Gibbs Highliner Guide Series flasher in Outfitters, Madi, and Lemon Lime have been working well over the last few weeks.

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

Oak Bay

Salmon fishing has been GOOD in Oak Bay this past week. Each day was different depending on the currents so be sure to check your tide book when looking to get out for the best times. Anglers have reported that the Flats have been the best spot to get out again this past week. The Salmon have been feeding on Needlefish close to the bottom so fishing the bottom in 80’ – 120’ of water has been the most productive lately.  On average, Salmon have been ranging from 5 – 15 pounds in size with the odd one over 20 pounds starting to show up as well. The best lure choice for Oak Bay has been Gibbs Skinny G’s, Silver Horde Coho Killers or AP Tackleworks spoons. For colours, UV and Glow colours have been reporting well.

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 report was also contributed by Vaida. It shows a  group from the Pacific Salmon Foundation Committee with a nice Salmon caught fishing out of Oak Bay.

Pedder Bay

Salmon fishing in Pedder Bay has been SPOTTY over the last week. There have been reports of Salmon weighing in between 7 – 13 pounds with the odd one over 20 pounds.  Pedder Bay Marina reports that the fishing has been good; however, spotty day to day.  When the tides allow, jigging has been a great option in Pedder Bay.  The Salmon are feeding on Needlefish close to the bottom. Good jigs to try are the Gibbs 6oz – 8oz Anchovies. When trolling, anglers have found that squirts in Purple Haze or UV White and Gibbs Coho Killers in Silver or Glow have been producing the best. Flashers that have been working well in Pedder Bay include the Gibbs Guide Series Outfitters and Madi and good colour choices for teaser heads include Bloody Nose and Chartreuse when fishing with anchovies.

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

Sidney

Sidney has been SPOTTY fishing for Salmon this past week. The high slack has been the most productive time to get out fishing in Sidney – make sure you check your tide book for your best times. The most productive areas to fish for Salmon in Sidney are Hamley Point and Sidney Spit.   Fishing the bottom in 100’ – 120’ of water seems to be working the best in Sidney as the Salmon are feeding on Needlefish close to the bottom. The average range for Salmon has been 8 – 17 pounds with some Salmon into the twenties also being reported in Sidney. Anglers that have been fishing with spoons found that AP Sandlance spoons, Silver Horde Coho Killers and Gibbs Needle G spoons productive this past week. Suggested colours are Kitchen Sink and Irish Cream.

Congratulations to the winners of the Port Sidney Derby this past weekend:  Pat Commando won first place with his 20.9-pound Salmon.  In second was Hank Michno with a 20.4 pounder and in third with a 20.1-pound Salmon was Mike Stutzel.

Halibut fishing has been OKAY over the past week. The tides were spotty, so more anglers were targeting Salmon over the last week. When the tides allowed, there have been reports of Halibut being caught in Albert Head, East Constance and Oak Bay. There was also a Halibut trolled up in Sooke in 60 feet of water.  The tides are looking better next week.

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 SPOTTY this past week in Sooke. The most productive spot this week has been the Trap Shack.  Anglers have been fishing 50’ – 80’ depths in 110’ of water. There have been reports of fish in the size range anywhere from 12 – 20 pounds.  If you are looking to target Bottom Fish or Crab, Sooke is a great place to go. Anglers have been catching Salmon mostly on anchovies with teaser heads in the colours Frog and Bloody Nose with Gibbs Guide Series flashers in Madi and the Lemon Lime Chartreuse producing well lately.

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 when the tides permitted. The most productive area in Victoria was Constance Bank this past week. Fishing the bottom in 80’ – 120’ of water was working the best for anglers fishing Victoria again this week. On average, the Salmon have been ranging from 7 – 16 pounds. There are also reports of larger salmon into the twenties starting to show up in Victoria.  Spoons that have been successful this past week have been the AP Tackleworks Anchovy 4” spoons and Silver Horde Coho Killers in UV and Glow colours. Flashers that have been working well lately are the Gibbs Madi Guide Series Flasher and the Oki Big Shooter Green/Silver Flasher.

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 REALLY 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

How: It was mostly a 00 dodgers and Howie fly bite with a few fish on spoons. The pattern hasn’t changed. A mixed bag of Coho, and Chinooks with limits possible. The big Chinooks are also in. Chinook are coming on small or magnum size spoons. The small silver Vulcan in green, blue or orange has been hot on the downriggers. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 25 feet down to the bottom. Six inch dodgers with green or blue Howie’s peanut flies also caught fish. Tie your flies 14.5 inches on 6 inch dodgers. Use all orange dodgers and flashers. I hope this helps. Slide Diver are producing with flies set at 3 no ring 35 feet of line out.

Speed: For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 55 degree water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed at the ball. The Chinook are hitting Reaper Magnum Glow spoons at first light and blue or green with silver back all day. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.4 has been best. The faster speed triggered the Chinook action.

Where: Fish are in the colder water out over 80 feet. We fished east west out to 160 feet with steady action all day. We did not get out over 160 feet of water yesterday. Have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing!

Jim Hirt charters out of Milwaukee, WI. with Blue Max Charters. He can be reached at 414-828-1094 or visit his web site at http://www.bluemaxcharters.com

 

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