Fishing Reports for June 5

By on June 5, 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)

Marine areas 4 will open May 2, 4, 9, 11, 18, 24, 26, June 6, 8, 20, and 22, as long as there is sufficient quota. The combined quota for MA3 and MA4 is 128,187 pounds.

Because halibut fisheries are managed to a quota, anglers should check the WDFW website to ensure a specific area is open prior to fishing.

Information about descending devices can be found on WDFW’s webpage.

SU Staff

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

Ling cod fishing opens 5/1/19 and runs through 6/15/19 the Tacoma Narrows is most popular along the Tacoma side shoreline on the tide changes.

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

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

Point Defiance Marina Summer Sails and Trails Camp Sign Ups Open Now

Ages 11-15

July 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29 to Aug 2, 2019

M-F 8 am to 5 pm

Cost $265 per week

Participants spend the week fishing at PD Marina, Trails and Beach hikes at Point Defiance Park, with afternoons at Tacoma Youth Marine Center Sailing and Introduction to Kayaking.

One afternoon is at Foss Waterfront Seaport Center learning marine and environmental education.

More info genea@tacomaparks.com. To register MetroParksTacoma.org/GO (253)305-1022

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 – Grays Harbor Rivers

no report this week

British Columbia

Bamfield

no report this week

Barkley Sound, Port Alberni, and Ucluelet

Salmon fishing started slowly this week with the odd productive tide at the red can. Fish from 6-15lbs were taken on small spoons from 90-120 feet.

To the applause of anglers, a new wave of chinooks arrived on the south side of Barkley Sound in time for the weekend. The fleets from Ucluelet and Bamfield have congregated off Mears Bluff to get in on the action. Try small non glow spoons fished at 80-115 feet depending on time of day. Start up high in the column and look deeper as the sun makes its way higher in the sky. The fish have turned on and off gear abruptly so switch it up in periods of stagnation. They’re probably still feeding, just on something else. Try a white (55) needlefish as a good place to start.

Halibut continued to be taken in the 10-40 lb range close to home on Inside Lighthouse Bank to start the week. Trolling was producing volume of chicken halibut with some nice Turkeys (20-40lb fish) coming on anchor. Lighthouse bank has since load in the rod hours are being spent a little more afar. The barnyard has become the spot of choice with halibut in the 15- 50 pound range being taken fishing bellies on anchor. A large number of skate are currently present at the Barnyard. Try keeping your hali gear suspended slightly higher off the deck to avoid multiple big skate hookups.

Lingcod has been slow with some success coming to those willing to put in the rod time amongst the offshore rock piles off the Broken Group. We expect a gradual improvement in the lingcod fishery over the coming weeks.

Submitted by Sam Vandervalk of Salmon Eye Charters (1-877-777-4344). Salmon Eye is recommended by USA Today, Cruise America and New York Times bestselling author Peter Greenberg in his book The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to the Greatest Experiences Around the World. The cover image of this week’s report was submitted by Vandervalk. 

Becher Bay

Salmon fishing had been GOOD near Becher Bay. Anglers reported springs at 40 to 90 feet between Creyke Point and Beechey Head and towards the Trap Shack. Several large springs have been recently. Anglers were mostly using spoons for lures. Good spoons have been Skinny G’s, Coho Killers and Coyotes with green in the colour mix.  Anchovies were working too and good colours for teaser heads were Chartreuse, Tiger Prawn and Bloody Nose. Needlefish hootchies in White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze are the top choices in plastic baits. The GIBBS Highliner Guide Series Outfitters, the Bon Chovy, and Gold Fever Hot Spot flashers had been working well. Other anglers that we know of fishing here were out for halibut and lingcod. Halibut fishing was GOOD, and some nice Lingcod were taken as well.

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

Oak Bay

Catch and release chinook fishing was GOOD in Oak Bay. Springs in the 10 lb. to 25 lb. size were caught both jigging and trolling on the Flats. Trollers were catching the salmon bottom bouncing spoons in 90 – 120 feet of water. Coho killers, Wee G’s and AP Tackleworks Sandlance spoons have been the spoons of choice. Squirts will also work with Jelly fish and Electric Chairs good bets. Jiggers had been having great success near Brodie Rock using Deep Stingers and Point Wilson Darts. Halibut fishing was GOOD in this area.

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 reports was also contributed by Vaida. 

Pedder Bay

Pedder Bay Marina reported that no one has been salmon fishing this past week due to the chinook retention closure. The only anglers that we know of fishing here were out for halibut, lingcod and crabs. Halibut fishing was EXCELLENT with most boats having at least one halibut on board. Lingcod fishing and crabbing was GOODthis past week. Coyote style spoons had been working well for springs when people were fishing for them. Anchovies in green glow teaser had also been effective. Good choices for teaser head colors are Bloody Nose, Chartreuse and Purple Haze.  Hootchies and squirts were working with green and glow, Purple Haze or UV white good color choices.  Flashers that are popular include the Guide Series Madi, Bon Chovy and Lemon Lime.

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

Sidney

Cole Island was the hot spot again this past week for spring salmon for anglers doing catch and release fishing. The fish were of good size, with many in the 10 – 15 lb. size range. Salmon fishing was fair near the Powder Wharf for anglers working jigs. Prawning has slowed down in Saanich Inlet. More anglers were prawning than fishing for finfish. Before the closure, anglers trolling for salmon had been using Skinny Gee spoons or anchovies. Suggested spoons are Coho Killers, Gibbs Skinny G and Wee G spoons and AP Tackleworks 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 had been GOOD despite the chinook retention closure. The best salmon fishing had been near Secretary Island and Possession Point. Spoons such as Skinny G’s, Coho Killers and 4″ Coyote spoons have been good. Green and glow has been the best color combination for spoons. Hootchies in White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze are the top choices in plastic baits. Anchovies and herring had been good as well. Good choices for teaser head colors are Chartreuse, Tiger Prawn and Bloody Nose. Popular flashers had been the Delta Guide Series UV Moon Jelly, the Bon Chovy, the 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

Salmon fishing was GOOD at Constance Bank for catch and release chinook fishing. That said, most anglers that we know of fishing were out for halibut, rockfish and lingcod. The halibut fishing was EXCELLENT,especially out at the Mud Hole. Closer in along the waterfront it had been SLOW for springs with the most productive area being from Esquimalt to Brotchie Ledge. Anglers had been trolling close to the bottom in 80 to 140 feet of water. Anchovies and herring had been working the best and glow teaser heads were better than the non glow colours. Spoons had been working very well with Skinny G’s and Coho Killers in Irish Cream, Outfitters and the AP Tackleworks 3” herring spoon good choices.

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

Lakes and Rivers

Fishing was GOOD for trout and EXCELLENT 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

We have definitely turned the corner and have seen a major improvement in angling success. The ups and downs of past weeks are behind us and good weather and lake conditions will fill the cooler in the future. The water is warming up and there are pods of forage from 70 feet and out to 200. The recent changes have brought many Chinooks and Coho in. Most of the fish came from the top to the bottom. Our best presentations are Church Walleye planer boards with 2 and 3 color lead core and downriggers 80 to 120 feet down. Our best boat speed was 2.0 mph. Wire Divers are producing very well set to #2 with 130 feet of line out. Have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing!

Jim Hirt charters out of Milwaukee, WI. with Blue Max Charters. He can be reached at 414-828-1094 or visit his web site at http://www.bluemaxcharters.com

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