Fishing Reports for August 8 – Salmon University

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Fishing Reports for August 8

By on August 8, 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)

no report this week

Marine Area 10

no report this week

Marine Area 11

The salmon fishing has been fair this last week with Chinook ranging anywhere from 6lbs. to 20lbs. and more Coho being caught in the 3lbs. to 6lbs. range. Most of the salmon are being caught from the Slag area all the way west to the Clay Bank area and at a variety of depths which is typical this time of year. Most fishermen are trolling flasher and artificial squid or spoons.

Jigging has been successful as well.

The PSA Gig Harbor Chapter is sponsoring Salmon Derby Aug11. Tickets are available at the marina or online for $35. This annual derby is a favorite with many great prizes. Youth 14 and under tickets are free.

For an updated report call (253)404-3960.

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

Bamfield

no report this week

Barkley Sound and Port Alberni

The Monday catch at Eagle Nook  by eight members of SAK Construction Company out of Sumner, Washington.

Submitted by Salmon University.

Becher Bay

Salmon fishing was GOOD in East Sooke. Sockeyes have started showing up and many anglers have caught them. The best sockeye fishing has been out in the strait in 300’ or more of water. The springs are closer in and tighter to the shoreline. The hot spot for springs this past week was from Aldridge Point to the Trap Shack. The best depths to fish have been between 40 to 60 feet. There have been good bites late in the day and very early in the morning.

Anchovies are the bait of choice. Good choices for teaser head colors are Chartreuse, Tiger Prawn and Bloody Nose. 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, the Betsy, and Gold Fever 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 FAIR in Oak Bay. The Flats was producing the best in the afternoon on the end of the flood tide. 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. One angler picked up 2 sockeyes on the flats Sunday while trolling Coho Killers for springs.

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 OFF AND ON salmon fishing during the week, mainly because of fog preventing anglers from ranging too far from the bay. Most of the action has been late in the afternoon or evening. There is lots of bait in the bay .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.. Best trolling depths have been 20- 40 ‘and 70-85 ‘.Coho salmon have been coming in from the shipping lanes. 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. Most anglers are using anchovies for bait with teaser head colors are Mint Pearl, Chartreuse and Bloody Nose. Squirts were good lures as well with 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. 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, especially with all the closures now in effect. Prior to the Inlet closing, Wain Rock was good for springs in the teens. Hamley Point has been the best spot recently, especially in the evening. Haley Fraser caught her first ever salmon on Saturday, a 30.5 lb spring caught while fishing off Hamley Point. Haley was using an anchovy in an army truck head at 100 feet in 150 feet of water, trolling quickly. Her brother Devin also caught a 14 lb spring. Anglers jigging have been having some success off the north end of Sidney Spit in 70-80 feet of water. Anglers using spoons found that Coho Killers, Gibbs Needle G and Wee G spoons and AP Sandlance spoons productive this past week. Suggested colours are Herring Aid 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 FAIR TO GOOD this past week. Sockeyes have started showing up and many anglers have been getting limits. The best sockeye fishing has been out in the strait in 300’ or more of water.  The area from the Bluffs to the Otter Point closed area was producing most of the action for springs. The winner of the Sooke Salmon Enhancement salmon derby held this past weekend was Ron Triggs who caught a 29.8 lb chinook. Good choices for teaser head colors are Peanut Butter, Tiger Prawn and Bloody Nose.  Spoons such as Skinny G’s, Coho Killers and 4″ Coyote spoons have been good too. Hootchies in White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze are the top choices in plastic baits. 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 weekend.  Anglers were catching springs into the teens as well as smaller feeder springs. In closer, it’s been SPOTTY at best for anglers trolling. There were some springs caught from Esquimalt to Trial Island but the big August run has not shown up yet. Anglers jigging with the 5 oz Delta Mac fish in 40’ of water close to kelp beds have been catching springs from 11 to 20 lbs.  Spoons that have been successful in getting hook ups with Irish Cream Skinny G’s and Green/Glow,  AP Tackleworks 3” Neon Army Truck Herring spoons and Green/Glow Coyote spoons. Sockeyes have not shown up in good numbers but they should appear soon.

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

Vancouver

no report this week

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

 

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