Fishing Reports for July 18 – Salmon University

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Fishing Reports for July 18

By on July 18, 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 has been pretty good in Marine Area 7. Hardware seems to be putting a lot of fish on the deck. Spoons and Ace Hi flies have been working for us.

The Bellingham Puget Sound Anglers Salmon Derby took place last weekend. Daren Anderson took first with a 24.28 lber. Kevin Klein was second with a 21.6. Ryan Johnson took 3rd with a 19.62. It was great weather with a great turnout. Thanks to the Bellingham PSA for a great event!

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)

WHITE LIGHTNING ! Finally , an Area 9 report … the opener out of Port Townsend (Mid-Channel Bank) was one of the best in years. Due to the strong tides the bait and SALMON were pushed into the shallower water inside the bay. White Lightning Coho Killers in the mud at 65 to 85 feet was the ticket to success.

Time to make a trip to Port Townsend if you want some early morning great action!

See you on the water!

Report submitted by Nelson “Spud” Goodsell – Salmon for Soldiers, IGFA Life Member, FISHTALE2.  

Marine Area 10

Kris Maudslin caught this nice fish on the Marine Area 10 Chinook opener on a Silver Horde spoon.

Submitted by Kevin Klein, Team Parker Boats NW.   

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 has been GOOD 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 9 – 20 pounds. The best depths off Aldridge Point were 70’ – 95’ and fishing 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 lately 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 FAIR 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 a good area to fish this past week.  There have been a lot of smaller bait fish throughout Oak Bay, so using small anchovies in Mint Pearl Glow or Bloody Nose teaser heads has been working well.  When trolling, troll faster than usual to stay away from the Dog Fish that have been showing up.  Fishing the bottom in 90’ – 110’ of water has been the most productive lately.  On average, Salmon have been ranging from 8 – 13 pounds in size.  If fishing with anchovies doesn’t suit you, using squirt hoochies in UV or Glow have been a good option, as the fish are feeding on small bait fish.  Jigging with Point Wilsons Darts or Stingers in Chrome and Green colours have also been working well lately in Oak Bay as well.

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

Pedder Bay

Pedder Bay has reported salmon fishing to be GOOD over the last week. There have been reports of Salmon weighing in in the mid-teens with the odd one over 20 pounds.  The best depths to fish in Pedder Bay have been 60’ – 90’ in 100’ – 140’ of water.  The Salmon are feeding on Needlefish close to the bottom; therefore, when the tides allow, jigging has been a great option. Good jigs to try are the Gibbs 3oz Minnows or P-Line Jigs.  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. Another good choice would be to use small anchovies in UV teaser heads.  Flashers that have been working well in Pedder Bay include the Gibbs Guide Series Outfitters and Madi.

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

Sidney

Sidney has been OKAY fishing for Salmon this past week. The most productive areas to fish for Salmon in Sidney are Hamley Point and Coal Island.  Fishing the bottom in 90’ – 110’ 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 7 – 14 pounds. 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.

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 GOOD this past week in Sooke, especially in the afternoon. The most productive spot this week has been Beechy Head to Otter Point.  Anglers have been fishing a large depth range, between 35’ – 85’. There have been reports of hatchery fish sizing anywhere from 12 – 20 pounds being caught, with larger fish into the high twenties caught and released as well.  If you are looking to target Bottom Fish or Crab, Sooke is a great place to go. Anglers have been successful catching Salmon trolling with small anchovies in Blue Green Chrome or Purple Haze teaser heads.  If you would rather fish spoons, the Gibbs Skinny G’s in Irish Cream or Herring Aid have been producing well trolled behind the Gibbs Guide Series flasher in Madi or Bon Chovi colours.

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. While fishing Constance, fishing the bottom in 70’ – 120’ of water was working the best.  There were also a few Salmon caught off the Break Water.  In shore, try trolling anywhere between 60’ and 80’ in water depths of 80’ – 120’.  On average, the Salmon have been ranging in the low teens; there are also reports of larger salmon into the twenties.  Spoons that have been successful this past week have been the ones with needlefish patterns such as the Gibbs Skinny G’s and Silver Horde Coho Killers in Irish Cream and Herring Aid colours.  Flashers that have been working well lately are the Gibbs Madi or Bon Chovi Guide Series Flashers.

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

no report this week

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