Fishing Reports for March 6

By on March 6, 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

The Salmon fishing has improved but fishing pressure has been light due to cold windy weather recently. When the local regular fishermen have had the opportunity to get on the water they have had best luck trolling so they can cover some water with the best areas being Quartermaster Harbor and the Slag area. Most of the fishermen have been using flasher and artificial squid, spoons or herring and trolling in waters from 180’ to 240’ and around 10’ off of bottom. On nice days without wind the more seasoned anglers are getting limits with blackmouth ranging 5-7 pounds.

For those who like to use lighter gear there has been some resident coho being caught in the Narrows area.

For a more updated report call (253)404-3960.

Pier Peer in Tacoma Family Marina Education at Point Defiance Marina

Saturday March 9, 2019 7:30-9 pm

Ages 8 and Older (Each child must be accompanied by an adult).
Cost $10

Pre-Registration required (TacomaNatureCenter.org) or (253) 404-3930

Learn about night marine life through touch tanks filled by local scuba divers and lighted piers to attract the marine food chain and sea life.

Local marine biologist and volunteers will help in identification and marine education.

Event size is limited so please sign up early.

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 – Greys Harbor Rivers

Grays Harbor Rivers Steelhead Report

Steelhead fishing has been fair to good for wild steelhead thus far. We’re also still catching the occasional hatchery steelhead but those are going to really fade out here any day now.

The cold weather and water has slowed some of these fish down as of late so our go to producer has been drifting salmon eggs, beads, or prawn meat with just enough lead to keep everything moving along the bottom.

Don’t rule out bobber and jig these days either as they can be deadly if presented properly.

Keep at it, or give us a call for a guided trip. The best of the season is still to come!

Report submitted by Mark Coleman, All River and Saltwater Charters; 425-736-8920. The cover image of this week’s report was also submitted by Coleman.

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. This past weekend the salmon were in the Bay from the Bedfords to Lamb Island. The size of fish caught has improved with fish weighing 16, 16, 14, 14, 11 and 11 lbs seen at Cheanuh marina.The best depths to fish have been between 100 to 140 feet on the downrigger. The fish have not been too picky about what they will strike and anglers are mostly using hoochies and spoons 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

No recent reports have been coming from Oak Bay. Previously, 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 GOOD salmon fishing at Pedder Bay. Although not many boats were out, we were told that most boats came back with at least one salmon. The hot spot was near the Navy can buoy at the mouth of the bay. 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.  Anchovies in green glow teaser have also been effective. 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 but many of the springs were under the size required for retention. We heard that  Coal Island was the most productive area. The Sidney channel, from the Red Can to the James Island Powder Wharf areas has produced mostly sub-legal springs. 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 but few anglers were out fishing. Most fishing is around Secretary Island and Otter Point. But we heard that the Otter Point was the better of the two areas. 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.  

Vancouver

no report this week

Victoria

Overall, salmon fishing has been GOOD but not too many anglers were out in the cold.. There were lots of salmon from 4-8 lbs throughout the area, with some larger fish as well. Our guide has been catching springs up to 13 lbs while fishing off the waterfront. I was told that Rick Danyluk caught a 12½ lb spring as well. Anglers are trolling close to the bottom in 70 to 120 feet of water. Anchovies and herring are working the best and glow teaser heads have been better than the non glow colours. Spoons are working OK with Skinny G’s and Coho Killers in Irish Cream, Brass/Silver and the 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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