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Fishing Reports for July 11

By on July 11, 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

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)

WELL, WELL, WELL … it is finally time for the AREA 9 Opener!

With very good fishing this past two weeks on the Area 7 banks (Hein etc), I would expect some great reports from Port Townsend to Mid Channel on the opener.

The bait has been small but the 3.5 and 4 Spoons have been doing a bit better than the coho killers. Cookies N Crème made a fine lunch for Adam Miller’s nice ocean roaming king last week. (pic) Make sure to try the new Silver Horde TWO FACE series. The red eye on one side really looks like a wounded herring. See you on the water!

Report submitted by Nelson “Spud” Goodsell – Salmon for Soldiers, IGFA Life Member, FISHTALE2.  The cover image of this week’s reports was also contributed by Goodsell.

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

An absolute beauty of a fish caught by one of Pedder Bay Marina’s regular rental boat customers, Bob B. The fish measured in at 84 cm and tipped the scale at 20 lbs. Bob caught his Chinook at Aldridge Point trolling a herring in a bloody nose teaser head.

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 and by the Trap Shack. The best depths to fish have been between 40 to 79 feet. There have been good bites very early in the morning and late in the evening.  Most of the clipped chinooks have been from 8 to 20 lbs and there have been some larger unclipped springs well over 85 cm. 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.

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. The Flats was producing the best on the tail end of the ebb. 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.

Fishing was GOOD for halibut this past week. Border Bank was where most of the halibut were caught.

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 SLOWER salmon 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 was slower than last week but there were salmon in whirl Bay. Best trolling depths have been 20- 40 ‘and 70-85 ‘.Coho salmon have also been coming in from Whirl Bay to the Bedfords islands, and not too far out either. The anglers most consistently catching springs have been jigging rather than trolling. GIBBS 4 oz to 8 oz anchovies have been the best jigs to use here. Anglers are also starting to get good results using anchovies for bait. Good choices for teaser head colors are Tiger Prawn, Peanut Butter and Bloody Nose. Squirts were good 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.

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

Sidney

Salmon fishing was SPOTTY in the Sidney area. There were springs being caught on an evening bite near Hambley Point. Anglers jigging have been having some success off the north end of Sidney Spit in 70-80 feet of water. Coal Island has been slow and so has been the Powder Wharf. 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.

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 FAIR off Constance Bank this past week when the current wasn’t too strong.  Anglers were catching clipped springs in to the teens but most of the springs were 4-6 lb feeders. In closer, there weren’t many springs from Esquimalt to Trial Island but there were a few. I did hear of a pink salmon caught off Esquimalt on Sunday. The best depths to fish have been 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.

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

How: It was mostly a Reaper Magnum Spoon bite the last several days. with a few fish on white 8 inch flasher and Howie flies. The pattern for me yesterday was deeper presentation on 300 copper or downriggers 100 down. A mixed bag of Coho, Rainbow and Lake Trout added to the catch. The big Chinooks are getting easier to find right now with some up to 25 pounds. Chinook are coming on flies and on magnum size spoons. The small silver Vulcan in green, blue or orange has been working on the downriggers for Rainbows. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 25 feet down. I hope this helps. Wire magnum divers are producing with flies set at 2 with 100 feet of line out.

Lake Trout today were on 0 dodgers and spin n glows at or near the bottom. Huge 14 to 18 pound Browns were caught last Thursday on 4 color lead core with a Reaper Magnum Peacock spoon. Rainbows are part of most trips on Golden Diablo spoons in the top 25 feet.

Speed: For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 65 degree water. A temp break to 52 degrees is at 25 feet. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.4 has been best. The faster speed triggered the Rainbow action.

Where: Fish are in the colder water out over 70 feet. We fished east west out to 190 feet. We did not get out over 190 feet of water yesterday. Have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing! Note All alone we put together groups at $125 per person. I have openings to join a group this week. Call for dates!

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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