Fishing Reports for July 4 – Salmon University

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Fishing Reports for July 4

By on July 4, 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

Chinook fishing in the San Juans has been fair since the opener July 1st. The Kings aren’t everywhere in the Islands right now, so you will have to find ’em. They do have tails and fins and swim around. Once you land on them the bite can be pretty hot. Timing the tide is important. Small spoons have been the go to for us. That’s pretty common this time of year. There are lots of candlefish and small squid around. The hatchery fish we’ve kept have been 10-20 lbs and cut very well.

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

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

There will be no crabbing this summer in MA 11 or 13.

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 253-404-3960.

Hours are 5 am to 9 pm 7 days a week currently.

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

no report this week

Becher Bay

Salmon fishing was GOOD in East Sooke. Some nice springs and coho have been in the area. The hot spot this past week was from Aldridge Point to Beechey Head.  Most of the clipped chinooks have been from 8 to 17 lbs and there have been some larger unclipped springs up to 85 cm and occasionally larger. The best depths off Aldridge Point were 70-80 feet and anchovies are taking over as the bait of choice. Anglers are using spoons with Coho Killers and Gibbs Skinny G’s in green/glow and green/silver colors the favorites. The GIBBS Highliner Guide Series Outfitters, Madi, Lemon Lime and Red/Glow Hot Spot flashers have been working well. Needlefish hootchies in White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze are the top choices in plastic baits. From June 29th to July 31st unclipped springs up to 85 cm can be retained.

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. At the beginning of the week there were springs into the teens being caught but then it slowed down into the weekend. The Flats was producing the best on the tail end of the ebb. The Gap was good on Friday evening. The salmon are feeding on needle fish and small squid, close to the bottom. Most of the anglers have been either bottom bouncing squirts and spoons or jigging close to the bottom. Best bets for Oak Bay trolling lures are Wee Gs and Skinny Gs, Coho Killers and AP Tackleworks Sandlance spoons. Squirts will also work with Jelly fish and Electric Chairs good bets. Jiggers are doing best with Deep Stingers and Point Wilson darts. From June 29th to July 31st unclipped springs up to 85 cm can be retained.

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 VERY GOOD salmon fishing but not too many anglers were out due to the wind during the week. The majority of the salmon have been from 5 to 12 lbs in size but there have been some high teen’s hatchery fish being caught. The inside of the bay fished well and there were also fish in whirl Bay. Best trolling depths have been 20- 40 ‘and 70-85 ‘.The anglers catching most of the fish have been jigging rather than trolling. GIBBS 4 oz to 8 oz anchovies have been the best jigs to use here. Squirts were the hot lures again this past week if you’re trolling and green and glow, Purple Haze or UV white are good color choices. Spoons have been producing well and the Skinny G’s, Wee G’s, AP Tackleworks and Coho Killers are the top choices. Green with either silver or glow has been the color choice in spoons. Flashers that are popular include the Guide Series Madi, Outfitters and Lemon Lime. Anglers are also starting to get good results using anchovies for bait. Good choices for teaser head colors are Bloody Nose, Chartreuse and Purple Haze.  From June 29th to July 31st unclipped springs up to 85 cm can be retained.

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

Sidney

Anglers using spoons found that AP Sandlance spoons, Coho Killers and Gibbs and Needle G spoons productive this past week. Suggested colours are Kitchen Sink and Irish Cream. Anchovies and Tiny Strip were also good in Glow or UV Purple teaser heads. From June 29th to July 31st only chinooks from 62 cm to 85 cm can be retained.

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. There have been lots of coho out in the strait in water from 275 to 300 feet deep. Many of the coho are hatchery clipped fish.  It was spotty for springs but some nice larger ones have been caught. From June 29th to July 31st unclipped springs up to 85 cm can be retained. The area from the Bluffs to the Otter Point closed area was producing most of the action for larger springs. Anglers are getting good results using anchovies for bait. Good choices for teaser head colors are Chartreuse, Bloody Nose and Purple Haze.  Spoons such as Skinny G’s, Coho Killers and 4″ Coyote spoons have been good. Hootchies in White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze are the top choices in plastic baits. Anchovies are still the most popular choice for those fishing bait. For flashers, Red/Glow Hot Spots, the Delta Guide Series UV Moon Jelly, Madi and the Lemon Lime Chartreuse are popular.

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 Constance Bank this past week when it wasn’t too windy.  Anglers were catching clipped springs in to the upper teens. In closer, there weren’t too many springs from Brotchie Ledge to Trial Island but there were a few, as well as some coho. The best depths to fish were 45 to 85 feet. Spoons have been successful in getting hook ups with Irish Cream Skinny G’s, Green/Glow AP Tackleworks Anchovy 3” Herring spoons and Green/Glow Coyote spoons popular choices. From June 29thto July 31st unclipped springs up to 85 cm can be retained.

Fishing was SLOW for this past week for halibut. Halibut fishing has been best at Constance Bank and the Mud Hole.

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 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

no report this week

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