Fishing Reports for January 9

By on January 9, 2019

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)

We have lift off ! With the Opener of Area 9 upon us , there are great reports of a lot of legal Kings and very little shakers. What a turn from last year.
Possession has been the best when the weather allows it to be fished. 130-140 in the mud on the Scotty’s. 3.5 Inch Herring Aid spoons tied 40 inches from the flasher are doing well. The fish size is pretty consistant at around 24-25 inches. Just perfect for a winter BBQ.

See you on the water!

Report submitted Nelson “Spud” Goodsell – Salmon for Soldiers, IGFA Life Member, FISHTALE2.  The cover image of this week’s report was contributed by Goodsell. 

Marine Area 10

no report this week

Marine Area 11

The Blackmouth salmon (immature Chinook) fishing has been slow and weather a little nasty recently however yesterday there was some Blackmouth caught on the low water change in the early afternoon out in front of the Marina/Slag trolling in 150’ to 180’ of water using flasher and spoon combinations.

There have been a couple of fly fishermen taking advantage of an abundance of immature Coho in the Narrows area. Most squid 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. Please call ahead if there is wind or fog to see if rental boats are able to be out due to limited visibility. We have many items for those seeking gifts as well as gift cards. For more information call 253-404-3960.

Hours are 6:30 am to 5 pm 7 days a week. Tenants have until 5:20 pm for the elevators.

Point Defiance Marina will be at the WA Sportsman Show at the WA STATE Fair Grounds January 23-27, 2019. Drop by and learn of the updates offerings and facility upgrades like the boat launch parking, new elevators, and the opening of Dune Park and Wilson Way. Discounted locker rental available at the show for boats up to 17 feet in length.

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

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. There have been springs inside of the bay between Cheanuh Marina and Frazer Island. Anglers trolling just off the breakwater were catching fish the largest fish. The best depths to fish for springs have been between 120 to 140 feet on the downrigger or at 90 feet in shallower waters. The fish have not been too picky about what they will strike either. Anglers are mostly using 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. Large anchovies wee working too and effective choices for teaser head 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

Fishing for springs up to 12 lbs was GOOD out at Border Bank. Anglers had also been reporting a few springs up to 6 lbs on the Flats in 100-140 feet of water in previous weeks. Trollers had been catching the salmon while 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 EXCELLENT salmon fishing. The fishing has been best at Pedder Bay and not at Whirl Bay and Church Rock. The springs have been up to 8 lbs in size and quick limits were reported. The fish have been close to the bottom and there is lots of bait in the bay. 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 GOOD in the Sidney area. Moresby Island was the hot spot this past week and we heard of one boat limiting on springs up to 12 lbs there. The Sidney channel, from the Red Can to the James island Powder Wharf areas has held winter springs up to 9 lbs, but they have mostly been just under the size required for retention. 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 GOOD this past week. Most anglers have been fishing from just outside the harbour entrance to Otter Point.  The fish have been close to the bottom in 120-150 feet. Spoons such as Skinny G’s, Coho Killers and 4″ Coyote spoons have been good. Blue and glow has been the hot color combination for spoons. Hootchies in White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze are the top choices in plastic baits. Anchovies and small herring always work for winter springs and good choices for anchovy teaser head colors are Chartreuse, Tiger Prawn and Bloody Nose. 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

Bad weather and strong winds limited access to the fishing grounds on many days this past week. That said, the fishing was GOOD when anglers were getting out. Constance Bank held the most fish and springs up to 12 lbs were caught there. Closer in, the Albert Head area produced well for salmon up to 9 lbs. Most of the fish caught off the waterfront this past week have been from 3 to 6 lbs in size but there were a bunch of larger ones too for anglers who released the smaller ones.  The salmon have been concentrated along the bottom. Spoons are working well with Skinny G’s and Coho Killers in Irish Cream, Brass/Silver and glow white good choices. Spoons that have been the most popular lures and Skinny G’s, Coho Killer, AP Tackleworks and Coyote spoons have all worked well.

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 SLOW in most lakes for trout and 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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