Fishing Reports for October 17 – Salmon University

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Fishing Reports for October 17

By on October 17, 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

There are some nice crab to be had in the Islands right now!

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)

no report this week

Marine Area 10

no report this week

Marine Area 11

Chinook opened Oct. 1, 2018 for hatchery Blackmouth in Area 11. Blackmouth are being caught jigging or mooching 120-150 deep at the Clay Banks on the high tide change. There are smaller tide changes this week, which increases the opportunity for catching salmon.

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.

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.

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 – Grays Harbor Rivers

Low water doesn’t mean there’s hasn’t been good Salmon to catch by any means. October has been, so far, an outstanding month for both King and Coho Salmon and we only expect that to continue into November.

With little shots of rain each week the rivers have been revived and reloaded with fresh fish.

Our number one producer for Kings has been the tried and true bobber/egg set up. Try hanging a soft bead on a 15” trailer off of your main egg hook. The Kings and Coho have been taking my that offering almost as much as the good old fashion egg cluster.

For Coho right now we’ve been doing ok on #4 and #5 Vibrax spinners as well as smaller feather jigs. A significant rain event will get the Coho in gear and biting better. There are a lot in the rivers!!!

Report submitted by Mark Coleman, All River and Saltwater Charters; 425-736-8920.

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 SPOTTY for coho in the strait and near the shipping lanes. The larger coho have been found deep, from 100 to 150 feet, instead of up near the surface. Also, there are a lot of juvenile fish around and they seem to be in the top 50 feet of water. Bait seemed to be more productive than artificial lures this past week. Anglers using spoons found Coho Killers and Gibbs Skinny G’s in green/glow, blue/silver and green/silver colors the favorites. 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. Anchovies are the bait of choice for springs. Good choices for teaser head colors are Chartreuse, Tiger Prawn and Bloody Nose. 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 GOOD in Oak Bay. Winter springs have moved onto the Flats and some anglers were getting limits of small springs up to 10 lbs in size. There were a bunch of coho moving thru on Saturday and four boats got limit catches of coho. The winter springs are feeding on needle fish close to the bottom and hugging 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, 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 QUIET coho fishing far out in the strait. Anglers are getting most of the coho out in 500+ feet of water in the strait. Spoons have been producing well for coho and springs 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.  Fishing for springs has slowed down, but a few have been picked up near Church Rock and inside Pedder Bay. Most of the springs have been less than 10 lbs in size. Most anglers fishing anchovies are using Mint Pearl, Chartreuse and Bloody Nose teaser head colors. Squirts are still working with green and glow, Purple Haze or UV white good color choices.  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 area this past week was Pender Island there were coho holding out from the bluffs in 300 feet of water. The best depths on the downrigger were from 60-65 feet and from 120-150 feet. Suggested spoons are Coho Killers, Gibbs Needle G and Wee G spoons and AP Sandlance spoons. Suggested colours are Green/glow and blue/glow.  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 SPOTTY most of the week. The most consistent fishing for coho has been out in the mid strait in 500+ feet of water and towards the international border. Although many are being caught at 60’ on the downrigger, many are also being caught at 100-150 feet on the downrigger. The coho have been up to 12 lbs in size. There were still some springs coming in but not too many and most of them have been small feeders being caught near the Bluffs.  Anchovies and small herring have out fished artificials recently with good choices for anchovy teaser head colors being Chartreuse, Tiger Prawn and Bloody Nose. Spoons such as Skinny G’s, Coho Killers and 4″ Coyote spoons have been good for coho. Green and glow have been the hot colors for coho spoons. Hootchies in White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze are the top choices in plastic baits. For flashers, the Delta Guide Series UV Moon Jelly, Lemon Lime, 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 SLOW off the Victoria waterfront this past week. The one exception was Constance Bank on the ebb tide in the afternoons. Anglers there were catching feeder springs up to 8 lbs and a few coho. Spoons are working well on the bank with Skinny G’s and Coho Killers in Irish Cream, Brass/Silver and glow white good choices. In closer, it’s been SLOW for anglers trolling the Harbour area. Most of the few fish caught by the harbour this past week have been from 3 to 6 lbs in size. Anchovies have been the most productive bait this past week for springs and the Bloody Nose and UV Green teaser heads have been working well.  Spoons that have been successful in getting hook ups are Skinny G’s and Coho Killer, AP Tackleworks  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 GOOD in most lakes for trout and REALLY GOOD for bass. Chum and coho salmon are now entering Vancouver Island rivers.

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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