Fishing Reports for September 18

By on September 18, 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

no report this week

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

Coho fishing has been GOOD in the Strait and lots of clipped fish have been seen at the marinas. The number of clipped fish is low regarding the total number of coho, so if you are targeting them be prepared to release some of your fish. Some nice springs are still being caught. A 34 lb spring was caught on Sunday by the Head. A 23, a couple of 17s and some smaller springs were also caught. The best spot to catch a spring has been between Aldridge Point and Beechey Head. A few springs have also come in from the Bedfords. Good spoons for chinook fishing have been Gibbs 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 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

Chinook fishing was SLOW in Oak Bay. Most of the action has been close to shore and in the shallower waters. That said, a 15 lb spring was caught on the Flats on Sunday. 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 have 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 LOTS OF ACTION for those salmon fishing in the Strait. Coho fishing has really picked up and it is worth going out for them. However, only about 1 in 10 are fin clipped. Most of the hatchery coho have been in the 3 – 5 lb size range, with the odd larger one to 10 lbs. The most consistent coho fishing has been out in deep water.  Church Rock to the Bedford Islands have produced most of the chinooks this past week. The springs have been in the mid-teens. Spoons have been very effective for coho with Skinny G’s, Wee G’s and AP Tackleworks spoons catching fish. The smaller spoons have been working the best. Green and glow or green and silver have been the best colour combinations. 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. Hootchies and squirts were working with Pink, Purple Haze or UV Green good colour choices.  Flashers that are popular include the Gibbs Guide Series Madi or Bon Chovy and Green/Silver Hot Spots. Halibut fishing was GOOD during the slower currents this past week.

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 however, did hear that there are LOTS OF UNDERSIZE springs in the area. We have heard of a 15 lb spring caught near Sidney Spit on the flood tide. 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

Coho fishing has been GOOD in the Strait. Most anglers are catching them well out in at least 300 feet of water. The number of clipped fish is low regarding the total number of coho. Spring fishing was SLOW. Still, some big springs are being caught. Secretary Island, Possession Point and Otter Point were the most productive locations this past week. 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 Gibbs Skinny G’s, Wee G’s, Coho Killers and 4″ Coyote spoons have been good for all salmon. AP Tackleworks spoons have also been good in Lemon Lime. If you are using hootchies or squirts, make sure it has green as one of the colours. Popular flashers have been the Lemon Lime, 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 SPOTTY this past week off the waterfront. Some very nice springs were being caught, however anglers also reported slower salmon fishing. Gerry Nugent caught a 28 lb spring off the breakwater on an anchovy on Sept. 11th, and is now in fourth place on our salmon leaderboard. Peter Sherk caught a 23 lb 6 oz spring off Macauley Point on Wednesday. A 23 lb 2 oz spring was caught on Thursday off Clover Point. The springs are mostly in the teens. The most productive spots have been off Macauley Point and the breakwater. Anchovies and herring are the bait of choice. Good choices for teaser head colours are Chartreuse, UV Green and Bloody Nose.  Spoons have been working very well with Skinny G’s and Coho Killers in Irish Cream, Outfitters and the AP Tackleworks 3” Lemon/lime or Neon Army Truck spoons good choices. Peter Crowe landed a 52.2 lb halibut at Constance Bank on Friday and is now in fourth place on our halibut leaderboard. Peter was using herring as bait.

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 report was also contributed by Vaida. It shows Peter Sherk with his 23 lb 6 oz spring.

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

no report this week

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