Fishing Reports for September 4

By on September 4, 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)

Well, the Area 9 season was sure short. There is a “rumor” that we will get a few more days to fish so keep an eye on the WDFW site.

Most of our fish were caught on the feed of big candlefish. Mini Ace Hi flies did very well dragging them in the mud at 100-120 feet.

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

The salmon fishing has improved in several locations first near Southworth Ferry landing to Dolphin Pt. at north end of Vashon Island, Girl Scout Camp area at southern end of Vashon Island, Rodondo area, Clay Banks and Pt Evens. Mostly trolling, with Plugs the best producers for Chinook.

There is also good numbers of Coho and some Pinks in the area with flasher and artificial squid being most productive.

For those who prefer to mooch or Jig the best locations have been the Clay Banks, Pt. Dalco and Pt. Evens.

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

no report this week

Becher Bay

Salmon fishing had been GOOD in the afternoons and evenings but SLOW in the mornings. Lots of “cookie cutter” springs from 10 – 16 lbs were caught this past week. The most productive area for numbers of fish has been Aldridge Point but the Trap Shack has produced the heaviest fish.  Stuart Triplett caught a big one at the Trap. Stuart landed a 27 lb 7 oz spring on an anchovy in a Bloody Nose teaser head. Stuart’s fish is ranked #3 on our leaderboard. Limits of pink salmon are being caught but only out in 500 feet or more in the strait. Anglers were mostly using pink squirts and spoons for pink salmon lures. Anchovies are now the most popular bait for springs and good colours for teaser heads were Glow Chart, Mint Pearl and Bloody Nose. Good spoons for chinooks have been Skinny G’s, Coho Killers and Coyotes with green in the colour mix.  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.

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

Oak Bay

Chinook fishing was SLOW in Oak Bay. Most of the action occurred near Brodie Rock with anglers jigging doing the best. A few pinks were caught on the east side of Discovery Island. Coho killers, Wee G’s and AP Tackleworks Sandlance spoons have been the spoons of choice for trollers. 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.  

Pedder Bay

Pedder Bay Marina reported salmon fishing has been GOOD in Pedder Bay. Church Rock to the Bedford Islands has produced most of the chinooks this past week. First light and the end of the ebb have been the bite times and depths of 35 to 90 feet have been the best. Some pink salmon are still coming in from out deep in the strait, along with some hatchery coho. Anchovies and herring were the best baits for salmon this past week. Good choices for teaser head colors were Glow Chart, UV Green and Bloody Nose. Spoons have also been very effective with Skinny G’s, Wee G’s and AP Tackleworks spoons catching fish. The smaller 3” spoons have been working the best. Green and glow or green and gold have been the best color combinations. Hootchies and squirts were working with Pink, Purple Haze or UV Green good color choices.  Flashers that are popular include the Guide Series Madi, Bon Chovy Green/Silver Hot Spots. Halibut fishing was FAIR on the weekend.

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

Sidney

Salmon fishing was SLOW this past week. All the reports that we’ve had for chinooks have been undersize fish. We did hear that a few pinks were caught south of Bedwell Harbour. Jiggers are continuing to catch small springs near the Powder Wharf on the ebb tide and Sidney Spit on the flood tide. The lures working the best were the Deep Stingers and Gibbs minnows in 3 oz, blue nickel, chrome and green nickel. 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

Don Coleman with his 31 lb spring

Salmon fishing has been FAIR. Still, some big springs are being caught. On Sunday, Don Coleman caught a 31 lb spring on a N179R (Jellyfish) squirt in Sooke. Don is now in second place on the Island Outfitters.  Secretary Island and Possession Point were good locations this past week. Most of the springs are in the teens. Sheringham is also producing for those who want to travel far. Anglers are also catching some pink salmon well out into the strait. A few hatchery Coho are being caught and their numbers are expected to increase in the coming weeks. Anchovies and herring were the best baits for all salmon this past week. Good choices for teaser head colors are Chartreuse, Purple Haze and Bloody Nose. Spoons such as Skinny G’s, Wee G’s, Coho Killers and 4″ Coyote spoons have been good for springs. AP Tackleworks spoons have also been good in green/yellow. Mini hootchies in pink for pinks or White, Glow/Green and Purple Haze for springs are the top choices in plastic baits. Popular flashers have been the Lemon Lime, The Bon Chovy, the Madi and the Super Betsey.

On Sunday, Don Coleman caught a 31 lb spring on a N179R (Jellyfish) squirt in Sooke. Don is now in second place on the Island Outfitters. Stuart Triplett also caught a big one near the Trap Shack. Stuart landed a 27 lb 7 oz spring on an anchovy in a Bloody Nose teaser head. Stuart’s fish is ranked #3 on our leaderboard. John Hurley landed a 21 lb 6 oz spring on anchovy near the breakwater.

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 SLOW this past week off the waterfront.  Even Constance Bank was hit or miss with the big tides. Chinooks have been the main target species, and some nice ones are being caught, but most anglers are getting skunked. The springs are mostly in the teens and very few are over 20 lbs. John Hurley did get one over 20 lbs though, landing a 21 lb 6 oz spring on anchovy near the breakwater. Not many pink salmon are being caught along the waterfront and those caught came mostly out at Constance Bank. Clover Point also produced some nice springs on the weekend. Anchovies and herring have taken are the bait of choice. Good choices for teaser head colors are Chartreuse, UV Green and Bloody Nose.  Spoons had been working very well with Skinny G’s and Coho Killers in Irish Cream, Outfitters and the AP Tackleworks 3” anchovy spoons 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 FAIR 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

no report this week

Get this, and all Salmon University updates,via email.

Salmon University Staff
Salmon University is the top online resource for fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Follow us on Twitter @salmonuniv for the latest news and other updates.
Secured By miniOrange

Wikipedia