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Saltwater Report: Friday, June 28, 2013

Saltwater Report

Eddie Matthei:  Well despite having the strongest tides of the year, the Gulf Islands continued to produce. The gear is the same I’ve described on my previous reports. spoons, hoochies and even bait works. Thursday the conditions changed. The first thing I noticed was the lack of good bait concentrations which resulted in very slow fishing. Only a couple of boats in the entire fleet managed just a handful of fish. Maybe whales rolled in but who knows.

LOW tide at the dock
LOW tide at the dock
HIGH tide at the Dock

HIGH tide at the Dock 6 hr between low and high tide!

As you are reading this report, I’m on the water fishing locally for the few cohos that have started to arrive and I’m listening for good reports from across the Strait to make the run. Seems slow there today again. Maybe killer whales had something to do with it but who knows. Locally I have 2 options. Hole in the Wall which has produced a few springs already although its been slow there lately. Bait is working best but experiments with spoons and hoochies may pay off too.

The cohos are here. With all the rain lately most of them are shooting up the river but soon the rain will decrease and the numbers will increase. Reports further up the island indicate we’re in for a bumper crop. Five fingers for coho’s is probably the best bet. Small 3″ spoons like the green glow and cop car are good bets and hoochies like the Strawberry Sunday are working. The hoochies will start to work soon as we start seeing the crab spawn.

Tight Lines,



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