Fishing Reports for November 28

By on November 28, 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 immature Chinook (Black Mouth) fishing has been fair to good with most of the action in 160’ to 240’ of water on the low water and high water change of tide.

Mooching with herring, Jigging with salmon jigs and trolling 4” to 5” plugs or Flasher and spoons or artificial squid have all produced salmon.

The most popular areas have been out in front of the Pt. Defiance Marina and the Clay Banks. The weekend was very good for blackmouth with many anglers out.

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 GOOD near Becher Bay. The best fishing has been off of the Bedford Islands and towards Church Rock. The best depths to fish for springs have been between 120 to 160 feet on the downrigger. The springs are not yet inside the bay in large numbers. Anglers are now using mostly spoons and plastics for lures. Good spoons have been Skinny G’s, Coho Killers and Coyotes with glow on them.  Needlefish hootchies in White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze are the top choices in plastic baits. Anchovies still work and 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.

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

Oak Bay

Salmon fishing is GOOD in Oak Bay. Anglers are reporting lots of springs up to 10 lbs on the Flats in 100-140 feet of water. Most of the fish have been less than 6 lbs in size, but there are larger ones up to 10 lbs being caught as well. Trollers had been catching fish trolling small spoons; Coho killers, Wee G’s and AP Sandlance spoons. Most of the anglers have been bottom bouncing 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 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 GOOD salmon fishing. The fishing has been best in Whirl Bay and near Church Rock and quite deep, around the 200 ft depth. Inside Pedder Bay, some fish are being caught but not as many. Most of the springs have been less than 8 lbs in size. Spoons have been the most popular lures, with the 4” Silver Horde UV herring Aid the “hot” lure. Coyote spoons have also worked well as the fish are targeting herring and not needlefish. Hootchies and 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. The Sidney channel and James island Powder Wharf areas have held winter springs, but they have mostly been just under the size required for retention. We haven’t heard of any legal fish coming from the Pender Island area, just small ones. 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

Salmon fishing was FAIR. All the effort now is on winter (feeder) springs. Most of the springs 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 VERY GOOD off Constance Bank this past week. Anglers there were catching lots of feeder springs up to 10 lbs. Some boas have reported catching limits fishing along the high points of the bank. 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 GOOD for anglers trolling from Esquimalt to Clover Point. Most of the few fish caught off the waterfront this past week have been from 3 to 10 lbs in size and were deep, at least 140-150 feet. 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

Well winter is right around the corner, and right on schedule the winter chinook or feeder chinook have shown up in local waters. We have put quite a few days in over the last month and we have been encouraged on what we have seen so far. The fish have been bigger than the last few years, the weather has been decent, and there is healthy amounts of bait around.

Like most years in November, we have focused our efforts up in Howe Sound. Depending on the day and boat traffic, we have focused our efforts around Bowen Island and up towards the Sunshine Coast. As per usual, the fish have been coming fairly deep in 100 to 200 feet of water. Look for bait and signs of fish on your sounder, and chances are you will have success. Some days we are hooking a handful of nice fish, and some days we are working hard to hook a good fish or two. We have had a number of fish in the “teens” so far this winter season, which has made for some exciting days. We have not made it over to the Gulf Island’s yet, but there is likely fish there as well. We have ventured further up the Sunshine Coast and had some decent action up there as well.

JT with a nice winter chinook

We have kept things pretty simple with our gear so far. We have primarily been running smaller Silver Horde and Gibbs G Force and Skinny G Spoons. Our most productive Silver Horde Spoons has been the Irish Cream and the Kitchen Sink in the 3 inch size. Same goes for the size with the G Force Spoons, the 3 inch Bon Chovy and Trailhead have been very productive. The Outfitter and Bon Chovy Skinny G’s have also been productive, but the smaller spoons have been a bit better.

Prawning has been decent in Howe Sound on our full day trips, crabbing is yet to pick up in English Bay as the commercial fleet is still open. We expect crabbing to pick up around Christmas time.

We are open all winter long, including the Christmas Holidays, so please give us a call if you would like to head out on the water. Our local winter fishery is our favourite fishery of the year. The scenery is often worth the trip alone!

For more info call Jeff or Jason at Bon Chovy Fishing Charters (604) 763-5460, bonchovy.com email: info@bonchovy.com.  The cover image of this week’s fishing reports was also contributed by Bon Chovy. It shows Andrew and crew with a beauty 15 pound winter from Howe Sound.

Lakes and Rivers

Fishing was GOOD in most lakes for trout and bass. Coho salmon fishing is still going on in 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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