The chinook salmon fishing has really picked up over the past 7 days with some frantic action in the last 2-3 days. We are experiencing good to great chinook fishing off the Bell Buoy on our 5 hour and 8 hour charters and some equally good fishing on our 8 hour and 10 hour charters down to T-10 and Sandheads.
We have had some days where we have hooked as many as 12 chinook on a tide change down at T-10. This Thursday (Aug 15th) we hooked multiple chinook at the Bell Buoy in the morning and again in the afternoon. There are some pink salmon in the mix as well, a few sockeye (please release carefully) and the odd wild coho and hatchery coho.
The best depths have been from 30 feet down to 80 feet, with 63 being red hot lately.
There have been fish on both the ebb and flood tide. The best bites have definitely been about a half hour before the slack tide, during slack, and into the next tide for about 30 minutes or so. That being said, we have had some good bites mid tide, so as usual, you just need to get out there and put in the time.
We have been doing extremely well on Pesca RSG (Ricker Super Glow) Spoons, as have some of our regular customers who were quick on the draw to give these spoons a try. I have been test fishing these spoons for a year now and they are hot! I have never seen anything glow like this before. They easily out glow all the other spoons on the market. They seem to especially out perform in dirty water on when fished deeper than 65 feet as the glow becomes the key factor at this point… Check out these pictures of the spoons and then when the lights are off they glow like a light bulb!
THESE SPOONS ARE AVAILABLE AT PACIFIC ANGLER NOW! WE JUST GOT OUR SECOND SHIPMENT IN. GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN, THESE ARE MADE LOCALLY AND ARE CUSTOM BUILT FOR US AND NOT AVAILABLE AT OTHER SHOPS!
We have also been doing well with bait. Both herring and anchovies have been very productive in glow chart/green teaser heads with a 6 foot leader. These have been the hot teaser heads.
These have been the hot flashers and we have them in stock right now, not always easy to get these.
We also have lots of bait and salt at the store.
Come in the shop and get set up or book a charter and get out there and hook some big chinook!
The fishing this next week should be awesome as we near the full moon!
See you on the water or in the shop!