Fishing Reports for September 12 – Salmon University

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Fishing Reports for September 12

By on September 12, 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)

It’s COHO time! The Silver sliders are pouring into Puget Sound at a fast pace. We try to stay away from the crowds and head to the deep water rips off

Possession Point. We have been testing the new Silver Horde Salmon for Soldiers lure “Double Time” with great success. Silver Horde was again so generous to donate this new design to all the entries for this weekends Salmon for Soldier event out of Everett Marina. Check out Salmon for Soldiers.com or on Facebook. We expect another epic event !

See you on the water!

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

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

British Columbia

Bamfield

no report this week

Barkley Sound, Port Alberni, and Ucluelet

no report this week

Becher Bay

Salmon fishing was GOOD late in the day at the top of the flood tides. The hot spot for springs this past week was Aldridge Point. The best depths to fish have been between 40 to 60 feet. There have been good bites very early in the morning as well as the late activity. Some coho action has also been happening off Beechey Head and in the shipping lanes. 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 SPOTTY in Oak Bay. Some days there were springs in the teens on the Flats and most other days nothing. The salmon are feeding on needle fish 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.

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 GOOD salmon fishing inside Pedder Bay. Most of the action has been either very early or late in the afternoon and evening. There is lots of bait in the bay. Most of the springs have been in the teens. For springs, the 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. Anglers are getting some coho out in 400+ feet of water. 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 FAIR 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.  The beest areas this past week were Hamley Point and Wymond Point.  A few have also come form Sidney Spit. 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 open area near Otter Point and close Possession Point were producing most of the action for springs. Some coho are now being caught but they aren’t here in large numbers yet. 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 Betsy 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. Anglers tolling on the bank with Skinny G’s and Wee G’s in Irish Cream and Blue/Silver are catching springs. Anglers who were jigging with 3 oz GIBBS Minnows and GIBBS Anchovies in 90 feet of water were finding fish too.  In closer, it’s been VERY SPOTTY for anglers trolling the Harbour area. There were some springs but not many of them and most anglers didn’t catch any. I’d guess that only one in 6 to 8 boats caught a salmon. 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.

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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