Fishing Reports for August 22 – Salmon University

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Fishing Reports for August 22

By on August 22, 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

Erol landed this nice King on a hootchie.

Chinook have started to show up in bigger numbers in the San Juans. Coho have been showing up as well. There are still a lot of Sockeye around. Good time to get a King before Chinook retention closes after Labor Day.

Submitted by Kevin Klein, Team Parker Boats NW.   The cover image of this week’s fishing reports was also contributed by Klein. It shows Holly with a good Chinook in the haze.

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

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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

Chinooks on the beach! The first of the much anticipated late season rock runners arrived with a bang this week. Wya Point all the way to the Red Can is producing chinooks averaging 14-20lb with a couple ranging into the mid twenties. A mix of anchovies and size 3 & 3.5 Silver Horde spoons are being fished with the preference changing by the day. Pack a good variety of UV/ glow flashers (blue, green, red) as the fish can be a little picky, especially when fishing under a blanket of fog.

The offshore fishery at Big Bank continues to fire with 10-16lb Chinooks mixed in amongst enormous volumes of Coho. Stay tuned as any day now the arival of the Northern Coho will bring silvers ranging into the teens.

Halibut fishing Continues to be strong on the outter Banks. The shallows continues to crank offering up steady production on anchor. Limits of 15-40lb fish have been seen through the area for the last month. An influx of chickens onto Big Bank has seen many more troll friendly 10-15 pounders. These are a welcome bonus as they often come incidentally while salmon fishing.

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

Becher Bay

Tom Cole with a 29.3 lb chinook

Salmon fishing was GOOD in East Sooke. he hot spot for springs this past week were the Bedfords, Aldridge Point, Beechey Head and 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. Tom Cole picked up a big one this week, landing a 29 lb 3 oz spring near the Bedfords on anchovy in a Peanut Butter teaser. Some sockeye action has also been happening off Beechey Head and in the shipping lanes. The best sockeye fishing this past weekend was on the flood tide very early in the morning. Anchovies are the bait of choice for springs. 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 Betsey, 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 HOT AND COLD in Oak Bay. Some days there have been lots of springs in the teens and other days nothing. The salmon are feeding on needle fish and small squid, close to the bottom. Most of the anglers have been either bottom bouncing small anchovies, 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.

Fishing was GOOD for halibut this past week.

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

Pedder Bay

Tamara Gregus with her derby winner!

Pedder Bay Marina reports GOOD salmon fishing during the week in Pedder Bay and near Church Rock. Most of the action has been either very early or late in the afternoon and evening on the flood tide. There is lots of bait in the bay and there have been a lot of springs as well, ranging from just legal upwards to 22 lbs. Best trolling depths have been 20- 40 ‘and 70-85 ‘. Anglers jigging have been consistently catching springs. GIBBS 4 oz to 8 oz anchovy jigs have been the best jigs to use here. Most anglers are using teaser head colors Mint Pearl, Chartreuse and Bloody Nose. Squirts were good lures as well with green and glow, Purple Haze or UV white 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.

Halibut fishing was GOOD this past week. East Race and William Head were the most productive spots.

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.  This past weekend there were springs at the south end of the Sidney channel, near Wymond Point and James Island. 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 SPOTTY TO GOOD this past week. The areas from the Sooke Bluffs to the Otter Point closed area and around Possession Point were producing most of the action for springs, with some fish running into the thirties. Bryant Fairley landed a 36.5 lb spring near Sooke Harbour on an anchovy in a green glow teaser head on Wednesday. Sockeyes are still being caught, but not consistently for most anglers. You have to work to find the sockeyes and when you find them you will do well. Good choices for anchovy 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 Super Betsey 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 BEST off Constance Bank this past week.  Anglers were catching springs into the twenties as well as smaller feeder springs during the periods of slower currents. Anglers who were jigging with 3oz GIBBS Minnows and GIBBS Anchovies in 90 feet of water were doing very well. Anglers tolling on the bank with Skinny G’s and Wee G’s are hitting into springs as well. In closer, it’s been SPOTTYfor anglers trolling the Harbour area. There were some springs but not lots of them and most anglers didn’t catch any. Anchovies have been the most productive bait this past week and the Bloody Nose teaser has been working well.  Spoons that have been successful in getting hook ups are 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 there were some off shore during the weekend.

Fishing was GOOD for halibut this past weekend. 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.  

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

no report this week

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