Fishing Reports for September 19 – Salmon University

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Fishing Reports for September 19

By on September 19, 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)

Salmon for Soldiers! Our big event was held this Saturday out of the Port of Everett. (Thanks Port of Everett !). We had over 110 boats with over 200 recreational angler volunteers hit the water with over 340 veterans!  We followed the fishing up with a fanstastic BBQ for all and their families. It was a day to remember for everyone.

The fishing was excellent with nice fish being taken by most. The VHF radio was singing with all Captains calling out their intel so that all the crews could be winners. The UV Purple Haze Hootchie stole the show with most Coho being taken with 50 to 88 feet on the wire.

In closing, I would like to thank all our volunteer captains and crew and more importantly our sincere thanks to Veterans! Get involved with Salmon for Soldiers!

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

Marine Area 10

no report this week

Marine Area 11

The fishing for Coho has been spotty with the best overall success coming from the Gig Harbor shoreline area out onto the Shelf area that runs from Pt. Defiance to Pt. Dalco. I have had reports of Coho being caught anywhere from 10’ to 120’ so use that depth finder and put your gear where you see the fish. The most popular gear has been Flasher and artificial squid or Herring.

Chinook is closed in Area 11 but reopens in Area 11 on Oct. 1, 2018.

We have had reports of Squid being caught in the area recently also. Most action at Redondo, Des Moines, and Dash Point but a few at Point Defiance. For a more updated report call (253)404-3960.

There is no crabbing 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 6:00 am to 8:00 pm 7 days a week currently.

PD Marina Fall Classes and Events registration has begun. Classes include Basic Fishing Classes (Nov 10 – 10 am to 12 noon) and Squid Fishing Classes (Oct. 20 or Dec 1- 4-6 pm). Also, there is a Pier Peer in Tacoma Marine Education Program on Oct 20 -7:30-9 pm ages 8 and up with scuba divers, marine life observation tanks, and lighted pier to attract local fall sea life.

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 for coho off Beechey Head and in the shipping lanes. There have been good bites very early in the morning as well as the late afternoon. A lot of the coho being caught have been unclipped, but there are enough clipped ones to make it worthwhile to target the coho. Spring fishing has slowed down and no really large ones were caught. The best spots for springs were Aldridge Point and the Trap Shack. The best depths to fish for springs have been between 40 to 60 feet on the downrigger. One unusual catch was a10.6 lb sockeye caught near the Trap shack. 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, especially for coho. 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 FAIR in Oak Bay. Winter springs have moved onto the Flats and anglers were getting limits of springs to 10 lbs. 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 coho fishing outside Whirl Bay. Anglers are getting most of the coho out in 400+ feet of water. . A few are also being caught inside the bay, including a 17 lb hatchery marked coho. The best bite times have been either very early in the morning or late in the afternoon and evening and on flood tides. Fishing for springs has slowed down. For springs, the best trolling depths have been between 20- 40 feet and 70-85 feet. Most anglers are using teaser head colors Mint Pearl, Chartreuse and Bloody Nose. Squirts are still working 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.

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

Sidney

Salmon fishing was FAIR in the Sidney area. The best areas this past week were Hamley Point and near the James Island ferry dock. There was a large run of squid near the James Island ferry wharf and anglers were taking advantage of it either by fishing for squid and/or salmon. 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

Coho fishing was EXCELLENT this past week. Coho limits are now being caught regularly, especially out further from shore in 400 feet of water. The best fishing for coho was from Secretary westward. Most of the coho have not been clipped so you have to release a bunch of unmarked ones while filling your limit. There were still some springs coming in but not too many. Otter Point and Possession Point were producing most of the action for springs. Good choices for anchovy teaser head colors are Chartreuse, 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, 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 GOOD off Constance Bank over the past few days. Spoons are working well on the bank with Skinny G’s and Wee G’s in Irish Cream, Blue/Silver and Herring Aid good color choices. In closer, it’s been SPOTTYfor anglers trolling the Harbour area. Although some springs into the twenties caught this past week, most have been from 8 to 13 lbs in size. There are also a fair number of coho being caught and many of them are hatchery fish. 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 Skinny G’s and Wee G’s, AP Tackleworks 3” Neon Army Truck Herring spoons and Green/Glow and Cop Car 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. The Nitinat River is now producing for anglers river fishing for chinooks.

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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