Fishing Reports for October 16

By on October 16, 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 SLOW. The Cheanuh Marina held a coho derby this past weekend and not many fish were weighed in. The winner of the derby was Kevin Hitchings with an 8 lb coho. The catch of the week was a bright 33.5 lb spring caught by Dave Fairfield who landed the big spring while fishing for coho south of Beechey Head. Dave got the Tyee while trolling an anchovy in a green glow teaser head at 100 feet on the downrigger. The best fishing has been between Aldridge Point and Beechey Head. Anchovies have provided the most consistent results and green glow teasers have produced the best. Good spoons have been Skinny G’s, Coho Killers and Coyotes with Gold//Silver the best producer.  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.

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 FAIR in Oak Bay. We did hear of an 11 ½ lb winter spring that came from the Gap and of other springs up to 6½ lbs from the Flats. 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 are fishing near Brodie Rock using Deep Stingers and Point Wilson Darts. Halibut fishing was SLOW 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

Salmon fishing was SLOW this past week off Victoria. The coho fishing was best in deeper water between Macaulay Point and Albert Head. Trolling across the current produced some coho while fishing the top 60 feet of water. It was also good for coho out close to the US border. Very few springs were being caught close in but some winter springs were caught at Constance Bank. We did hear of one person jigging out there who caught winter springs up to 5½ lbs. Anchovies and herring have taken are the bait of choice for those trolling. 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” Lemon/lime or Neon Army Truck spoons good choices.

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

Sidney

Salmon fishing was VERY SLOW this past week. We’ve haven’t herd of a single legal spring being caught. We did hear that there are under size springs in the area. There have been some coho near Fairfax Point. 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 are also good in Glow or Bloody Nose 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 SLOW in the strait. The Sooke Saltwater Series Coho Derby was held on the weekend. There were 120 entrants and only 25 coho weighed in at the derby. The derby was won by Steve Shelton with a 10.4 lb coho. Most anglers are catching them out in the shipping lanes or near the Bluffs and Secretary Island. Spring fishing was SLOW but some small winter springs are showing up. 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 too. 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 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 SLOW this past week off Victoria. The coho fishing was best in deeper water between Macaulay Point and Albert Head. Trolling across the current produced some coho while fishing the top 60 feet of water. It was also good for coho out close to the US border. Very few springs were being caught close in but some winter springs were caught at Constance Bank. We did hear of one person jigging out there who caught winter springs up to 5½ lbs. Anchovies and herring have taken are the bait of choice for those trolling. 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” Lemon/lime or Neon Army Truck spoons 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 report was also contributed by Vaida. It shows Dave and Harvey Fairfield with a 33.6 lbs Chinook landed near Beechey Head.

Lakes and Rivers

Fishing was GOOD for trout and SLOWING DOWN 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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