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WASHINGTON - SALT WATER REPORTS


 

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Ilwaco (Marine 1):

November 25, 2014

No report this week 

Gourmet Fishing – Sea to Plate™


Anthony Warren
Team “Bad to the Bone”
CCA Member & PSA Sno-King Member


 

No report this week


 
Steve Burress
Pacific Salmon Charters

 

Westport (Marine 2):

November 25, 2014

 

No report - Done for the season

 

Reports submitted by Kevin Lanier,VP PSA State Board, Owner MV Fishin' Luhrs and KC Sportfishing; Photography by Cyndi Lanier, Owner Dockside Art Studio, Westport, WA 425-328-8558


 

No report this week

 

Mark Coleman - Guide/Owner, All Rivers & Saltwater Charters, www.allwashingtonfishing.com  425-736-8920

 

La Push (Marine Area 3 & Forks):

November 25, 2014

 

No report this week

Gary Grahn, Olympic Anglers Guides and Charters, Riverview RV Park, (360) 640-4820; olympicanglers.com; olympicanglers@centurylink.net

 

Neah Bay (Marine Area 4):

November 25, 2014

No report this week

Sekiu (Marine Area 5):

November 25, 2014

No report this week

 

Allan Palmerson, Clear Cut Outdoors - Guided Saltwater Charters and Taxidermy,  360-470-6078 

 

Marine Area 6:

November 25, 2014

No report this week

 

Marine Area 7:

November 25, 2014

 

It’s official! The 2014 Resurrection Derby is SOLD OUT!!

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving everyone, and we’ll see you in Friday Harbor on  Thursday December 4th.

All proceeds from this Puget Sound Anglers, Fidalgo-San Juan Islands Chapter event go to Salmon enhancement and recovery projects in the San Juan's.

 

Submitted by Kevin Klein, Fidalgo-SanJuan Islands Chapter PSA , CCA Northsound

Marine Area 8.1:

November 25, 2014

 

Open for Salmon

It has been six months since you could retain a Chinook Salmon in Area 8 so now is the time to get some Winter Kings.

Baby Island, North Bluff and Ole’s Hole are just a few of the places to try.

Gary Krein
All Star Fishing Charters
425-252-4188 office

Marine Area 8.2:

November 25, 2014

 

Open For Salmon

No report this week

Gary Krein
All Star Fishing Charters
425-252-4188 office

 

Marine Area 9:

November 25, 2014

With all the wind and rain, not many have been venturing out these days in Area 9 including the FISHTALE 2 crew.
 
Hopefully we will be able to get out soon ...
 
Happy Thanksgiving !!!


See you on the water !


 Submitted by Nelson "Spud" Goodsell,  FISHTALE 2, PSA Sno-King Chapter, IGFA Lifetime Member


Open for Salmon

Only a couple weeks remain this year to fish here then we have to wait till 2015 to get some of these nice winter King (Blackmouth) salmon.

 

Gary Krein
All Star Fishing Charters
425-252-4188 office


 

No report this week

 

Zac Koehn, Owner, Chinookie Custom Rods in Mountlake Terrace, WA, (916) 402-7969   Chinookie Custom Rods

Seattle area (Marine Area 10):

November 25, 2014

Results of the third day (November 16th) of the 70th Tengu Blackmouth Derby

23 members fished, 0 blackmouth

Very little action and cold weather for 23 members on Sunday.  Déjà vu for the same member as last week, who once again caught a legal blackmouth but missed the 11:00 cutoff. That fish again was caught from the Elliott Bay Marina, very late in the morning. Birds were working huge balls of bait off the West Waterway early in the morning but members could only catch small shakers there.

For more information contact Doug Hanada, Tengu Club President
206-380-3123 (h)  206-579-3295 (c)   dhanada@aol.com (h)

No report this week

 

Matt McCulloch , www.tyeecharters.net , (206)799-2530


 

Open for Salmon.

No reports this week

 

Gary Krein
All Star Fishing Charters
425-252-4188 office


 

 Marine Area 11:

November 25, 2014

No report this week

For more information, call Tom Pollack, Sportco in Fife, 253-922-2222


The salmon fishing is slow overall with little angler pressure. There are a few salmon being caught at the high water change near the Clay Banks and out in front of the Pt. Defiance Marina. The squid jigging remains good and should hold up through Dec.

Killer whales/Orca were in the area yesterday for a few hours which can chase salmon out of the area for a few days.  We will see. 

The new marina hours are 6:30 am to 5 pm starting November 16, 2014

 Basic Fishing Instruction and Fall Fishing Classes Point Defiance Marina offers monthly fishing instructions to youth and adults. Classes are schedule based on need so please contact genea@tacomaparks.com if you are interested in learning basic fishing techniques, tackle, regulations, knots, and safety. 

Fall Fishing Class (GO GUIDE CLASS) Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10 am to 12 noon at Point Defiance Marina. Ages 8+   Adults must accompany youth 14 and under making a great way learn as a family.  This class is for the beginning angler and will cover knots, equipment, tackle, techniques, baits, and a variety of opportunities and location to fish in this area in the bay, rivers, and lakes this fall and winter.  Cost $10  

Squid Jigging class offered December 6 from 4-6 pm.  Cost is $10.  Learn about tackle and equipment needed how to catch and prepare them. 


Point Defiance Marina, For more information contact:  Art Tachell, 253.591.5325  art@tacomaparks.com www.pointdefiancemarina.com


Hood Canal (Marine Area 12):

November 25, 2014

No reports this week

 

Marine Area 13:

November 25, 2014

 


FRESH-WATER REPORTS - WASHINGTON


 

Lake Washington:

November 25, 2014

 

Kayak fishing for Cutthroat on Lake Washington. 


Submitted by Brad Hole, Kayak Fishing Washington, 206-313-5567
www.kayakfishingwashington.com 


No report this week

 

For more information, call Tom Pollack, Sportco in Fife, 253-922-2222


 

 

Lake Chelan:

November 25, 2014

We have made it through our first big cold snap of the winter and now we are getting our first significant snow fall, but our early winter pattern of trolling the Barrens and the Trench for Mackinaw on Lake Chelan continues hot.  Also continuing hot is bank fishing and trolling for planter Rainbow Trout on Lake Chelan.  The occasional holdover triploid rainbow is a bonus.  Roses Lake has received it’s winter rainbow trout plant and is providing hot action for planter sized rainbows.  The Upper Columbia River has been providing fair action for steelhead and other fish in the early fall. 

We troll for these mostly eating sized Lakers from 220 to 245 feet deep.  Fish within 3 to 5 feet of the bottom and keep your speed around .8 to 1.3 mph.  Glow in the dark Smile Blades from Mack’s Lure continue to be the go to attractor here on Lake Chelan.  Put those in front of a 4 inch needlefish squid rig by Silver Horde, bait them with a piece of Northern Pikeminnow and scent everything with Pautzke’s Krill Juice to keep yourself consistently into the fish.  These fish are completely jammed full of Mysis shrimp.  This in turn makes the meat especially delectable.  While we find those mysids in our Lakers all year, this late fall / early winter time really concentrates that feed in the lower basin to fatten up our fish. 

Rainbow trout on Lake Chelan can be caught by a variety of methods.  Catch them from shoreline locations with Pautzke’s Firebait in American Wildfire using a 30” leader on a slip sinker rig.  You can also catch them trolling using Mack’s Lure Mini Cha Cha Squidders behind a Mack’s Lure 0000 Double D Dodger.  Bait those mini cha cha’s with a piece of worm or a small nugget of Pautzke’s Fire Bait. 

Pautzke’s Fire Bait will also work well from the shore on Roses Lake for planter sized Rainbow Trout.  WDFW planted approximately 16,000 fish that were 2.4 fish to the pound.  Those are about 9” fish.  So far, Roses hasn’t frozen over and shore anglers are limiting in less than an hour. 

Your fishing tip of the week is to take a page out of the tournament anglers strategy book and prepare plans A, B, C and maybe even D to make efficient use of your precious “on the water” time.  This could mean rigging trolling gear and lining up lures so that if plan A’s presentation you can work through your progressions without having to search and then tie knots with chilly fingers.  If you are going to switch from still fishing to casting, have those rigs prepared and ready to put into action.  This requires thinking ahead and preparing at home.  Keeping your presentation in a prime location in an attractive way will make you more successful.  It’s only logical. 

I will dispense with normal format for my first post Veteran’s Day Report to share my thoughts and feelings before moving on in future reports.  I believe the best thing that we can do to honor our war dead is live well and joyously.  However, I think it is occasionally necessary to reflect and appreciate their sacrifices.  My friend, Terry Gilden was killed in the Beirut Embassy bombing of 1983 by Hezbollah militants.  The mission there was to bring the bloody civil war in Lebanon to an end.  In 1993, my friend, Randy Shugart was killed by militants of a Somalian warlord.  The mission there was to clear the way for food supplies to reach hundreds of thousands of starving civilians in rural Somalia.  While critical thinking is necessary and skepticism can be useful, make no mistake.  Flawed as we might be, we are the good guys because men like my friends answer the call and do their best to implement our national will.  George Orwell said it best:  “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”  Just reflect for a moment about the lifestyle we enjoy and give thanks for these men.

Pictured above, Tasula and Len Berggren of Coquitlam, BC with their mornings catch of Lakers

Pictured  above, repeat customer Dean Williams, Casey McAfee, Parker Williams and Miles Kendrick of Monroe, WA with their mornings catch of Lakers

Pictured above our very own Jeff Witkowski with a nice holdover rainbow caught in Mill Bay on Lake Chelan.

 

For more info call Anton & Sandra Jones of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service; darrellanddads.com; antonj@aol.com or call (509)687-0709 or toll free at (866)360-1523

Potholes Resevoir

November 25, 2014

The flights of Northern Waterfowl are coming to the Columbia Basin Daily.  Our goose guides are reporting new birds in different fields every day.  The duck hunting on Potholes Reservoir has been cold, foggy, and tough.  Many waterfowl hunters will soon enjoy an improved duck opportunity on Potholes Reservoir with the weather man reporting that the stagnant air will be gone on Friday (11-21-14).  Pheasant hunters continue to work hard for just a few roosters.  Many pheasant enthusiasts have commented on the public hunting areas on the Lind Coulee, Frenchman’s, and Winchester Wasteway’s.  One option for fee access pheasant hunting is the Royal Hunt Club (www.royalhuntclub.com


Bank fishers on the face of O’Sullivan Dam, especially the South Shoreline, are using swim baits for walleye up to 31 inches long.  We are just amazed with our fishery improvement this past year.  Bank fisherman are been reporting rainbow trout up to 26 inches using Power Bait or Pautzke’s Eggs. 



Paul Miller, of Shelton, caught these nice walleye and trout trolling off Medicare Beach using a Fisher Brothers Walleye Rig. 



Sam Williams, of Seattle, enjoyed a Royal Slope Goose Hunt with Meseberg Adventures.

Submitted by Ron Harbin, Mardon Resort 8198 Hwy 262 SE, Othello, WA 99344  www.mardonresort.com  800-416-2736

 


River Reports

November 25, 2014

 

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Spinners, jigs, Float and eggs, side drifting, hover fishing, tossing plugs, pulling plugs.....it just does not mater there seems to be that many Coho out there to catch and they are biting everything. Cowlitz has been smoking hot and will continue for several more weeks. Lots of fish from the Barrier dam down river to the mouth of the Toutle river where below there the river has been dirty. As we get this dry cold weather that will change and you'll be able to fish them down low as well as high.  Chehalis, Satsop, Nooch and Hump all have fish in them and are all fishing really well. The Kalama river is putting out huge numbers of fresh Coho as well and the Lewis isn't doing bad . This is one of the top three Salmon years we have seen in at least 20 years and It should continue well into late December in many of these rivers. Steelhead are slowly starting to trickle in to our stream but no place is real good yet. A couple more weeks before we see any numbers on any of these streams.

Some of the best Coho fishing in years makes for piles of fish to clean, good times this last week!
Thanks

Mystical Legends Guide Service
Phil Stephens
206.940.0052
www.riverfishin.com


 

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA – SALT WATER REPORTS


 

CITY OF VANCOUVER - SALMON REPORT

November 25, 2014

 

 

No report this week

 

For more info, call Jeff or Jason at Bon Chovy Fishing Charters (604)763.5460 www.bonchovy.com email: info@bonchovy.com


Barkley Sound

November 25, 2014

 

 

Ucluelet, BC:

November 25, 2014

No report this week

 

For more info, call Sam Vandervalk, 877-777-4344 Salmon Eye Fishing Charters www.salmoneye.net

Bamfield

November 25, 2014

 

No report this week

For more info call Ken Bodaly at Rocky Point Charters, Bamfield, B.C. 250-728-3678 or the boat cell phone 250-735-4224 www.rockypointcharters.ca email rockypointcharters@shaw.ca

Alberni Inlet and Barcley Sound

November 25, 2014

 

No report this week

 

For more information and/or reservations, call Doug Lindores at Slivers Charters Salmon Sport Fishing (250) 723-2435; (250)724-2502; cell (250)731-7389 or 1-877-214-7206      www.catchsalmon.ca or www.catchsalmon-ca.com; dlindy@shaw.ca




OVERVIEW 

Winter chinook fishing is FAIR and fish up to 12.5 lbs have been caught.


Halibut fishing was EXCELLENT this past week. Once again, winds and cold temperature have kept most anglers off the water this past week.

Sooke, BC:

November 25, 2014

 

Sooke, BC                                         November 25, 2014

The winter springs have not moved in yet in any sizeable quantity although a few decent ones have been caught. Choice of lures has stayed very similar to last week; Anchovies are working well with Green and Bloody Nose teaser heads being good colors choices. G-Force spoons in Irish Cream and No Bananas have been catching their fair number of fish. The most popular flashers recently have been the Gibbs Madi, the Outfitter and the Jellyfish UV.

Halibut fishing was excellent near Muir Creek.

Becher Bay                                       November 25, 2014

Salmon fishing was FAIR in East Sooke. Some winter springs up to 11 lbs have been caught, and they have been coming from Church Rock to the Bedfords. Most anglers are having their best results fishing anchovies. The most productive teaser heads for anchovies were the UV Green and the Bloody Nose. For flashers the Madi and the Purple Onion have been very good lately. Spoons such as G-Force in the smaller sizes have been working as well, both in Cop Car or Glow/Green.  A few halibut were also seen at the marina.

Pedder Bay                                      November 25, 2014

Spring salmon fishing was SLOW for winters with fish up to 12 lbs being caught. Both Whirl Bay and Church Rock areas were best with some salmon in the 120 foot depths. Anchovies were productive for springs with UV Green and Bloody Nose teaser heads being top choices in teaser heads. Anglers are getting coho while trolling 3” to 3.5” spoons. Coho Killers and G-force spoons with both glow and green have been working the best. Squirts are working too with Yellow, Purple Haze and Gray Ghost the best patterns. The best flashers have been the Purple Onion, Green/Silver Hot Spot and Jellyfish UV.
Halibut – Halibut fishing was EXCELLENT over the week. Anglers that were fishing were using extra large herring, salmon bellies and/or octopus for bait. Berkley Gulp and Powerbait soft plastics also work very well. You can also use a large spoon fished off a spreader bar, Mudraker or Lucky Jigs or other large Jigs if you want to stay away from the dogfish.

 

Victoria/Sydney, BC:

November 25, 2014

Fishing has been FAIR off Victoria. Winter springs are the only salmon being caught now. Wayne Zaccarelli caught a 12.5 lb spring in Esquimalt this past week. The springs have been close in as well as out at Constance Bank. However, the wind kept anglers off the bank most of the week. Anchovies have been working well in green and UV Chart/Flash colors outside the harbour. Good choices in plastic baits are the Cloverleaf, Purple Haze and the Glo Below. Gibbs Coho Killer, Kingfisher and Coyote spoons in green and glow colours have been very effective.

Halibut – Halibut fishing was GOOD this past week out at Constance Bank and off Albert Head when it wasn’t too windy. Anglers are using extra large herring, salmon bellies and/or octopus for bait with octopus being the most productive bait this past weekend. Berkley Gulp and Powerbait soft plastics also work very well. You can also use a large spoon fished off a spreader bar, Mudraker or Lucky Jigs or other large Jigs if you want to stay away from the dogfish.

Oak Bay
                                            November 25, 2014

Salmon fishing was SLOW for those trolling out on the Flats and in the Gap. Some winter springs are being caught but not many big ones. Anglers were using squirts, spoons, or tiny strip. The fish that were being caught trolling were caught on Coho Killer spoons and 3” to 4” G-Force & Gypsy spoons. Good squirts were the Pickle Green, J-79 and Jellyfish. Good flashers have been the Purple Onion, Green/silver or Green Jellyfish.

Halibut – Halibut fishing was EXCELLENT this past week. There were a few places where one could get out of the wind and they produced fish. Anglers are using extra large herring, salmon bellies and/or octopus for bait with octopus. Berkley Gulp and Powerbait soft plastics also work very well. You can also use a large spoon fished off a spreader bar, Mudraker or Lucky Jigs or other large Jigs if you want to stay away from the dogfish.

Sidney                                              November 25, 2014

Salmon fishing was FAIR near Sidney this past week. There are reports of winter springs in the Sidney Channel south of the Powder Wharf. Most of the winters are just around or under the minimum size for retention but fish as large as 9 lbs have been caught this past week. Many anglers are fishing using anchovies in UV Green teaser heads. Squirts have been out producing hootchies recently and the hot patterns for springs now are Purple Haze, Glow Below and Electric Chair. Coho Killer spoons have also been working well, especially in double glow and 50/50 colors. Halibut ffishing has been good near the Darcy Island shoals.

Notable Catches – Wayne Zaccarelli caught a 12.5 lb spring in Esquimalt this past week.

 

FISH TIP OF THE WEEK

Forget about using your flasher if you’re using spoons, anchovies or herring as bait for winter springs. The water clarity is so good in the winter that the fish can spot your bait from much greater distances than in the other times of the year.  If you want the attraction of a flasher, use a dummy flasher below your bait near the downrigger ball. Besides, it is so much more fun to play a fish without any flasher on the line.

 

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


 

BRITISH COLUMBIA – FRESH WATER REPORTS


OVERVIEW


Fishing is GOOD on most lakes in the South Island area because of the recent stockings.  Remember that ALL wild trout must be released on all streams in region 1. Wild rainbows and cutthroats over 50 cm must be released in Cowichan Lake. Only single barb less hooks are allowed for all fishing on island streams and rivers.


COWICHAN RIVER 


The water level in the river at the lake is 1.30meters and downstream near Duncan it is 1.24 meters. The river has been opened to both coho and chum salmon retention until December 31st. You’re now allowed to keep two chums per day. The daily limit for coho is one. Fishing has been good for both species of salmon. The Bible Camp has been closed to fishing. The trout fishing in the mid and upper river is excellent. There are rainbows, cutthroats and resident brown trout that are actively feeding on salmon eggs. Egg patterns are the way to go now, and they are very effective when drifted behind a salmon redd.


TROUT - Trout fishing was GOOD on most lakes in the South Island area this past week The Vancouver Island Fish hatchery has started its fall stocking program and has so far released 58,850 catchable rainbow trout on the island. On November 20th, Prospect Lake received 250 catchable rainbow trout and Elk Lake received 757 catchable rainbow trout. On November 14th, Langford Elk Lake received 4,000 catchable rainbow trout. On November 7th, Colwood Lake received 250 catchable rainbow trout. On November 6th, Prospect Lake received 1,750 rainbows, Elk Lake received 1,200 rainbows, Durrance Lake received 500 rainbows and Lookout Lake received 250 catchable rainbow trout.  On November 3rd, Thetis and Kemp Lakes each received 1,000 catchable rainbow trout and Glen and Matheson Lakes each received 500 catchable rainbow trout. On October 30th, Elk Lake received 2,000 catchable rainbow trout. On October 28th, Lookout Lake received 250 catchable rainbow trout. On October 27th, Spectacle Lake received 1,250 catchable rainbow trout. On October 20th, Ida Anne Lake received 250 catchable rainbow trout. On October 16th, Shawnigan Lake received 2,000 catchable rainbow trout. On October 15th, Prospect Lake received 2,000 catchable rainbow trout.. On October 14h, Kemp Lake received 500, Matheson Lake 500, Lookout Lake 250, Prior Lake 500, Thetis Lake 1,000 and Glen Lake 500 catchable rainbow trout. On October 8th, Durrance Lake received 2,000, Elk Lake 2,000 and Spectacle lake 250 catchable rainbow trout.


Bank anglers are catching trout on Powerbait, Gulp Eggs, or worms while fishing from shore and right on the bottom. Yellow and Bubblegum have been good colours recently for Powerbait. Fly anglers are fishing Pumpkinheads, Wooly Buggers, Leeches and Micro Leech patterns on full sink fly lines. Trollers have been doing well with a variety of lures. The Rhys Davis Baitrix Trout lures and UV Mini Strip Teasers work well for larger fish too. Other good trolling lures are the Apex Trout Killers with the police car one of the best and the black with silver glitter spots taking second place. Flatfish and/or Kwikfish have also been effective in sizes 5 to 7 in Frog, Black with Silver Flake or Rainbow Pattern. Smaller Rapalas in Rainbow Trout or Brown Trout patterns also work well; the jointed Rapalas have also been great for larger fish. Larger Willow Leaf Lake trolls with a size 6 hook tipped with a small 1-2″ piece of worm always produce fish. The biggest trout usually come from Langford Lake and Elk Lake.


BASS - Bass fishing is SLOWER. There have been reports of some success with spinner baits in Chartreuse, White and Black. Soft plastics rigged “Carolina Style “is also a good choice when fishing drop offs and docks, and have been most productive in 4” Yum bait colors Smoke or Pumpkinseed. Langford Lake, Shawnigan Lake, Prospect Lake and Elk and Beaver Lakes are the best local bass lakes. St. Mary’s Lake on Salt Spring Island is also a great lake for bass fishing.


CARP – Carp fishing is SLOW at Elk Lake. Corn and carp Boilies have been the best bait recently.


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


Vancouver Island - North

 

Nootka Sound

November 25, 2014

 

 

No report this week
 

 

Winter Harbour, BC

November 25, 2014

 


No report this week


Queen Charlotte Islands

November 25, 2014

No report this week

 

 

OREGON


 

 Oregon Coast

November 25, 2014

No report this week

 


ALASKA

 

Wrangell

November 25, 2014

No report this week

 

Petersburg, Alaska

November 25, 2014

 

No report this week

 

Montana

November 25, 2014

 



No report this week

 

 


 

GREAT LAKES

 Great Lakes

November 25, 2014521


 

Done for the season!


Submitted by Capt. Jim Hirt (Jim charters out of Milwaukee, WI) 414-828-1094 www.bluemaxcharters.com

 

 

 

 

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