Fishing Reports for January 23

By on January 24, 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)

“FISH THE TIDES.” That is the mantra in Area 9 these days. With the giant moon, the currents are really strong off of Possession. Check the tides and try to hit the area a couple hour before and after the change. The fishing has been above average and the 3.5 Herring Aid is doing very well as there is a lot of herring in the area. Don’t be afraid to hit the shallower water (50-70 feet) in the mud with your Scotty’s. It is much easier to fish when the currents are strong and  holds a lot of bait fish at times.

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

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

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

Pictured above is Nathan (age 7) showing off his fabulous catch at the kid’s fishing pond at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim on January 6th. Nathan used a worm below a bobber. PSA – North Olympic Chapter stock the pond for kids fishing only (14 and under). Way to go Nathan!

SU Staff

British Columbia

Bamfield

no report this week

Barkley Sound, Port Alberni, and Ucluelet

no report this week

Becher Bay

Salmon fishing was FAIR near Becher Bay. There have been lots of small springs inside throughout the area. This past week the salmon were on the inside of Frazer Island and near the Bedfords. Steve Bain caught at 16 lb spring on Saturday on a glow spoon inside the bay. The best depths to fish for springs have been between 120 to 140 feet on the downrigger. The fish have not been too picky about what they will strike and 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 was FAIR on the flats but most of the fish were small. There had been larger fish out at Border Bank. Anglers had also been reporting springs up to 12 lbs on the Flats in 100-140 depths. Trollers had been catching the salmon 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 at Whirl Bay and Church Rock. Inside Pedder Bay anglers are catching springs up to 12 lbs in size and some limits were reported. The fish have been close to the bottom and there is lots of bait in the area. 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 FAIR in the Sidney area but most of the springs were under the size required for retention. The Otto Wiggins salmon derby was held on Sunday and was won by Cathy Campbell with a 9 lb spring caught near Coal Island. Steve Cote took 2nd and 3rd with two springs around 6 lbs in size, also from Coal Island. We heard of a15, two 12s and two 10s coming from Wain Rock early in the week. The Sidney channel, from the Red Can to the James island Powder Wharf areas has held mostly undersized fish. 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 this past weekend. Most anglers have been fishing from just outside the Secretary Island to Otter Point. The fish have been close to the bottom in 100-150 feet depths. 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 during the week but it was nice on the weekend. Albert Head and Clover Point were popular spots this past weekend. Most of the fish were less than 5 lbs in size but there were a few larger ones for anglers who released the smaller ones. Best catch of the weekend went to  Wayne Zaccarelli who landed a 13 lb 12 oz spring on a 4” plug near Macauley point. The salmon have been down along the bottom so most anglers are fishing deep. Spoons are working well with Skinny G’s and Coho Killers in Irish Cream, Brass/Silver and the 4” AP Tackleworks 4” MVP herring spoon good choices.

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 for trout but SLOW for 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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