Fishing Reports for February 13

By on February 12, 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)

no report this week

Marine Area 10

no report this week

Marine Area 11

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 5:30 pm 7 days a week. Tenants have until 5:40 pm for the elevators.

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
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. This past week the salmon were between Church Rock and the Bedfords and in the Bay near Lamb Island. The size has been smaller as well, with l the fish under 10 lbs in size.The best depths to fish 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 10 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 FAIR salmon fishing in Whirl Bay and inside Pedder Bay. Although not many boats wee out, anglers were catching springs up to 8 lbs in size and a few limits were caught. The fish have been close to the bottom and there is still 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. There are herring entering the inlet and drawing the salmon with them. Satellite Channel has been producing well for both salmon and prawns. Moresby Island also had some fish and the Sidney channel, from the Red Can to the James island Powder Wharf areas has held 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 week. Most anglers are still fishing from 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. Green 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 herring have been good as well. Good choices for teaser head colors are Chartreuse, Tiger Prawn and Bloody Nose. Popular flashers have been the Delta Guide Series UV Moon Jelly, Lemon Lime, Madi and the Super Betsey.

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

Victoria

Overall, salmon fishing has been FAIR. There were lots of small salmon from 3-5 lbs throughout the area, with the larger fish running about 8 lbs in size. The salmon have been down along the bottom so most anglers are fishing deep. The top lure this past week was the 4” Tomic classic 602 plug. Spoons are working well to with Skinny G’s and Coho Killers in Irish Cream, Brass/Silver and the AP Tackleworks 4” MVP herring spoon good choices. Herring strip was also catching lots of fish.

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

Vancouver

We have been out lots over the last two weeks and seen a variety of conditions. We are currently into our second snow storm in just as many days and fishing remains good in Howe Sound and Vancouver Harbor. Most days you are getting a couple of shots at legal fish with some undersized in the mix. The average size legal fish is in the 8-15 pound range. These fish are quite aggressive during the winter month feeding on herring, so spoons and hootchies have been our go to lures. Prawns and crabbing have both been good over the past couple of weeks.

Howe Sound is one of our favorite fisheries of the year as it allows us to fish for chinook, prawn, crab and the scenery is second to none. With snow on the mountains and the herring spawn occurring over the next couple months it should be a great time to be on the water. We are also offering our winter chinook special until the end of March, so give us a shout to enjoy one of the best experiences of the year.

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 reports was also contributed by Bon Chovy.

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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