Fishing Reports for March 27

By on March 27, 2019

Washington

Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco)

no report this week

Marine Area 2 (Westport)

We have two weekends in the books out on the salt and bottom fishing for lingcod and sea bass has been nothing short of excellent. And don’t forget, there are no size restrictions on lingcod and it’s a two fish limit plus 7 sea bass.

Right now we’re fishing with green label herring for the lingcod but soon we’ll be using live bait.

For the sea bass were using the classic double shrimp fly rig tied on a dropper loop leader. This has been working well so far but at some point over the next couple months we typically switch over to live anchovy.

Get out there and load up on your bottom fish before the salmon show up (looks like a good run), and before you know it we’ll be Albacore fishing!

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.

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 salmon fishing has been fair overall at about 1 salmon per fisherman recently. Trolling in about 130’ to 150’ of water along the southern end of Vashon Island from Pt. Dalco to Quartermaster Harbor and the Slag area in about 150’ to 180’ of water.

For those who prefer to mooch or Jig for salmon there has been some action at Pt. Dalco on low water and the first push of the incoming tide and around the tide changes at the clay banks.

Good luck.

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 7:30 pm 7 days a week. Tenants have until 8 pm for the elevators.

Point Defiance Marina Classes and Events at MetroParksTacoma.org/GO

Basic Fishing (Youth Age 8+ and Adult) Saturday, April 6, 2019 10 am to 12 pm

Basic Fishing (Adult Age 15+) Saturday, May 25, 2019 10 am to 12 pm

ABC Boater’s Education – WA State Boater’s Card Qualified Wednesdays 7-9 pm May 1, 8,15,22,29, 2019

Monday/Thursday 7-9 pm June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 2019

PD Marina Spring Swap Meet Saturday, May 4, 2019 10 am to 3 pm Free to shop/ Booth Space $20

More info genea@tacomaparks.com

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

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 SLOW near Becher Bay. The best fishing was in the bay between the Bedford Islands and Aldridge Point. The fish were quite deep and 140’ was the most productive depth. The hatchery marked fish have been as large as 15 lbs. and have not been too picky about what they will strike. Anglers are mostly using hoochies and spoons for lures, but many are switching over to anchovies. 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 were working too and good colours for teaser heads are Chartreuse, Tiger Prawn and Bloody Nose. The GIBBS Highliner Guide Series Outfitters, the Bon Chovy, 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 was SPOTTY in Oak Bay. Anglers have reported springs up 16 lbs. on the Flats and in the Gap in 80-140 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 spoons and squirts 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 SPORATIC salmon fishing at Pedder Bay. Although not many boats were out salmon fishing, some were successful. John Hamill reports that 3 of us fished for 3 hours on the 18th in Pedder Bay and hooked 6. They kept 3, one a 20 lb. perfect conditioned red hatchery spring.  They used a flasher on the downrigger ball only and caught 5 springs on a pearl, 4” apex. The other one took a 3” green Coyote spoon., The action was at 85 feet and there was lots of scattered feed from the bottom to 65 feet. The hot spot was again near the Navy can buoy at the mouth of the bay. Pedder Bay Marina also reports a very heavy red tide in the bay. Coyote style spoons have 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, Bon Chovy 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. We heard that there were springs from 12–18 lbs. coming from Coal Island. However, from Moses Point into Pat Bay, the salmon fishing was VERY GOOD in Saanich Inlet. Greg Holtzhauer caught a 24 lb. hatchery spring in Mill Bay on Sunday the 24th. Most anglers are using Skinny Gee spoons or anchovies. Suggested spoons are Coho Killers, Gibbs Skinny G and Wee G spoons and AP Sandlance spoons. Suggested colours are Cop Car and Trap Shack. 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 SLOW near Becher Bay. The best fishing was in the bay between the Bedford Islands and Aldridge Point. The fish were quite deep and 140’ was the most productive depth. The hatchery marked fish have been as large as 15 lbs. and have not been too picky about what they will strike. Anglers are mostly using hoochies and spoons for lures, but many are switching over to anchovies. 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 were working too and good colours for teaser heads are Chartreuse, Tiger Prawn and Bloody Nose. The GIBBS Highliner Guide Series Outfitters, the Bon Chovy, 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.  

Vancouver

no report this week

Victoria

Overall, salmon fishing was GOOD on the bank this past weekend. Our boat caught 12 hatchery springs up to 16 lbs. on Saturday and 8 hatchery springs to 9 lbs. on Sunday. The bite was when the tide was really ripping and not on the slower currents. Closer in along the waterfront it was SLOW for springs with the most productive area being from Brotchie Ledge to Clover Point. Most of salmon have been from 4-6 lbs in size. Anglers are trolling close to the bottom in 70 to 120 feet of water. The fish have been in depths of 70-150 feet. Anchovies and herring are working the best and glow teaser heads have been better than the non glow colours. Spoons are working very well with Skinny G’s and Coho Killers in Irish Cream, Outfitters and the AP Tackleworks 4” herring spoon good choices.

Submitted by Tom Vaida, Island Outfitters, 3319 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC (250) 475-4969 info@fishingvictoria.com; www.fishingvictoria.com. The cover image of this week’s fishing reports was also contributed by Island Outfitters. It shows Mark with a derby winning fish. 

Lakes and Rivers

Fishing was GOOD for trout and PICKING UP for bass.

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

Oregon

Tillamook Bay

no report this week

Willamette River

no report this week

Great Lakes

no report this week

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