Fishing Reports for October 24 – Salmon University

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Fishing Reports for October 24

By on October 24, 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 past week fog has determined if anglers are getting out to fish. Also there has been a Humpback Whale around Vashon Island being very active. Blackmouth are being caught jigging or mooching 180-200 feet deep at the Slag Pile and the Clay Banks on the high tide change. Trolling deep is ok but jigging is most effective now. Find herring and that is where the salmon are. Lots of sub legal being released as well as a few wild fish. Boats going out are averaging 1 legal Blackmouth each.

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 – 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 near Becher Bay. In fact, the local guides have been travelling to Constance Bank to get fish for their clients. A few coho have been found deep, from 100 to 150 feet, far out in the strait. 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 EXCELLENT in Oak Bay. Winter springs have moved onto the Flats and many anglers were getting limits of springs up to 12 lbs in size. Trollers have been doing well with Coho killers, Wee G’s and AP Sandlance spoons. 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 also catching limits of winter springs using 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 VERY SPOTTY 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 been slow 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 SLOW in the Sidney area. Salmon have been observed jumping in Saanich Inlet but we don’t know what type and if anyone has been fishing there. The Sidney channel and James island areas have held winter springs, but they have been just under the size required for retention. We haven’t heard of any fish coming from the Pender Island area. 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. Most of the coho were being caught at 100-150 feet on the downrigger. The coho have been up to 12 lbs in size. Most of the springs coming are 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 winter springs was EXCELLENT off Constance Bank this past week. Anglers there were catching feeder springs up to 12 lbs and lots of them. Some boas have reported catching and releasing more fish than at any other time this year. 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 FAIR for anglers trolling the Harbour area. Most of the few fish caught by the harbour this past week have been from 3 to 8 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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