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Name: fishing magician Date: September 20, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fished Saturday and Sunday. Talked with a couple people that said it had been flat calm and great fishing the past 3 days so we were super excited.
Saturday- tides were not the best so we launched at 7:30 or so. Up until now it was flat calm like a lake and as soon as we got out there there were 2 to 3 footers all over. Didn't want to motor very far with the waves so only went to 200 feet and caught nothing in the 20 minutes we were there. we knew we were too shallow though. after awhile in camp i called our buddy that was fishing with us to see if it calmed down and he said it only got worse. he was in a 22 foot boat and took multiple waves into the boat he said so we were glad to be in because we were only 16 feet. went out for an evening bite when it got down to 2 and 3 footers again instead of 4 and 5 footers and instantly caught a fish on the lure i tied. it was almost dark so we headed in then.
Sunday today they called a small craft advisory and today there was about 4 to 6 inch waves if that and yesterday there was no advisory. Hmmm? not very accurate. anyway got out there and it wasn't the best fishing but it was alright. at the end of the day got 4 fish. believe it or not i caught more than the ace hi flys and hoochies with my lure that i tied which was cool. had one fish that broke my 30 lbs leader that wasn't kinked or frayed at all so definitely had on one good fish. all were on dodgers with 10 or 12 inch leaders and almost any flashy or glow lure. we used pro cure's blue bait dye with brine'n'bite to toughen up the herring and the blue herring worked better than normal herring. also used pro cure anise bloody tuna gel scent which also really helped.
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Name: fishing magician Date: September 13, 2014 Rating:
 
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Like normal we fished Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday- Today was just my dad and I. started in 300 feet and trolled to 450 feet and got better as we got deeper. neither of us could keep the fish off. It averaged out to be a fish every eight minutes. It was just non stop crazy action. boated 15 and kept 4.
Sunday- had 4 people in the boat today and got out same time. it was just as good as yesterday but after 9 or so the bite really slowed down. still caught fish just not as many. ended up with 3 today. had a dozen fish to the boat today. All fish were any where between 35 and 100 feet on the riggers and on dodgers with a 10 or 12 inch leader with hoochies, ace hi flys, and a really cool lure that i tie. tons of fun. no big fish but still lots of fish.
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Name: fishing magician Date: September 06, 2014 Rating:
 
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fished over the weekend on saturday and sunday.
Saturday- tides wee really bad for where we were launching so couldn't get out until 9:30. i ran a macks lure double d dodger and so did my dad and we both caught nothing so i switched to a shasta tackle sling blade and nailed them. i put a bend in the back of it to give it more kick. right away i caught a wild. i had on a green and glow hoochie about 10 inches behind the dodger. then a little while later i caught another wild. my dad reeled his in to check and the whole time he had on and was trolling a dink about a foot long and didn't realize it. then i caught a hatchery finally and now since my dad was actually fishing he caught one... a wild though. we went a while without a bite and we called it to go for sea bass and my dad really wanted to just reel in the rod then downrigger and i convinced him to crank in the rigger first and let the lyure float through the water column and i did too. as i did that and was reeling in guess what? i caught the bigger fish that was hatchery like that. next we headed to the kelp at pillar for sea bass and only caught one small greenling. only because it was getting rough though and we had to go in. then late in the evening we went out just for greenling and sea bass and only our second fish I hooked was BIG as soon as i got the bite my reel started screaming non-stop and then... SNAP! and he is gone just like that.never got a look but in 20 feet of water and by the kelp and rocks my guess was a really big lingcod. he snapped 30 pound test. we caught about a dozen and only kept 1 big bass though. when we filleted the bigger fish we opened the belly and found the chunk of just tail of herring from my dads rod the cut plug out the back and my herring. i could tell they were our herring because we died ours blue and all of the herring were blue. he hit all three rods and i ended up getting him on the last rod to hit.
Sunday- today for some reason we didn't get a bite even though we did the same thing as the day before. our buddy did good today though. we again caught a couple keeper greenling and bass. all coho were caught in 450 to 500 feet of water at 100 feet on the rigger with green glow hoochies or ace hi flys short behind a dodger not flasher. all bottomfish caught were on the sonic baitfish between 12 and 30 feet deep just off the rock bottom in the sand along the rock.
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Name: gramps53 Date: September 01, 2014 Rating:
 
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This report for 8/30, 8/31 & 9/1. To say that the coho fishing was hot would be an understatement. Lots of boats out and it appeared that limits for everyone was the rule. We caught upwards of 20 fish every day to get to our limits of hatchery fish. Native fish outnumbered the hatchery fish 3 to 1. We fished hootchies and irish creme tailwagger spoons tipped with cured herring strips 50 feet down on the downriggers. We fished everywhere from 275 feet of water to 525 feet and caught fish everywhere. Not sure if the fish moved deeper later in the day as we were tagged out by 9:00 AM each day. On Sunday we decided to try for sea bass over by the caves after limiting on coho. On the 1st drop use a 2 oz jig a huge king hit the jig like a runaway truck. Great fight. Tried to quick release but no go as the fish was hooked good. Fish released unharmed from the side of the boat. Fish was at least 25 lbs and was fin clipped. Shame I could not have hooked this one back in July when it would have been a keeper. I would suspect that this fantastic coho fishery will go on for a couple more weeks possibly more.
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Name: hlindsay Date: August 24, 2014 Rating:
 
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This report is for Monday thru Thursday. We got out at 06:00 on Monday with sunrise at 6:30. Headed north out of Sekiu and dropped lines in the water at about 200 ft, 30 to 40 ft on the downrigger. We were running a red flasher on one and green on the other, and that didn't change all week. One kept a cookie and cream tail wagger. The other got changed out a few times. It started with a white glow squid with a blue tinsel insert. The squid got the first fish, a hatchery black mouth, back it went. I lost count on released/lost and take downs without hook up from 06:00 to 07:00. We finally got a keeper just under 5 lb. My wife wanted to go in at 07:30 and I went back out and fished till 11:00. I did C&R with some black mouth and wild silvers and got one keeper at just under 5 lb. Most fish came from 350 to 450 ft 40 ft down. I did get some out farther and down to 90 ft on the rigger. The squid got changed to a white coho killer and then to a green tail wagger. We hit it for a few hours in the afternoon and only C&R.
Tuesday we fished from 0:530 all day with a break for lunch, C&R only.
Wednesday we fished from 05:30 to 11:00 C&R only and wind in PM.
Thursday we fished from 06:00 and were back at the dock at 0:830 with 3,4,5 and 12 lb. Coho. I don't know how many C&R. When we hit the first keeper at 30 to 40 ft down in 450 ft I just kept going back thru the area. My track on the GPS looks like a ball of yarn. All keepers came from the white squid.
On Monday we did have a double in 450 ft 40 down on two nice hatchery kings I would guess at 8 lb.
We had fog most days and then it would be clear out at 300 to 600 ft with Sekiu in the fog.
At times this week it was a long time between hits and some time it was a 5 for C&R with Thursday being a 5.
Almost forgot, everything got herring or bloody tuna scent.
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Name: fishing magician Date: August 22, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fished the 22nd and 23rd. were going to fish the 24th but not worth the slow action.
8/22- started late because of tides. i was at 55 feet, my dad at 35, and mom out the back with a diver. after a half hour or 45 minutes i got a really good downrigger release hit and it somehow someway didn't stick. that was all the action all day from coho. then after trolling went to pillar point in the kelp and jigged with macks lure sonic baitfish and picked up a limit of sea bass but no coho. there was bait all over but no salmon following.
8/23- started out casting today by pillar again and kept 1 HUGE sea bass. then kept drifting and found a big opening into the kelp and since the water was so clear we could see greenling going nuts over the sonic baitfish. we had 2 to 6 fish by our lure at once. after that we trolled for awhile with not a single hit. so went back to jigging and casting. and found another really good greenling hole. picked up 8 greenling total and 1 bass. 1 of the greenling was huge too. now we know where our bait source is next ling season.
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Name: fishing magician Date: August 08, 2014 Rating:
 
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fished from 8/8 through 8/10.
8/8: slept in today and went out around 9:30 because of tides. got out there to pillar point and never got a nibble. out of the 12 days or so we fished here in july i had never seen it this slow. so we decided to call it and drive to cape flattery. the cape was absolutely gorgeous. i would have loved to drop Lingcod jigs in all those caves and neat spots.
8/9: today we got out at about 10:30 because tides were later. fised around pillar point the whole time and the only thing we picked up was one hatchery coho. SLOW!!!
8/10: my mom and dad fished in our boat and i was fishing with a buddy because he had nobody to fish with. got out early at 4:30 today. from the time we got to pillar until day light we caught fish but most were shakers. out of 8 or 10 fish only 2 were keepers. then it slowed down. we still were catching some though. awhile later we got 1 more chinook and a 6 lbs coho. we gave 1 to my mom and dad because they had none. we tried mooching for just a little bit and caught a dogfish and that was it. since 2 of the 4 fish were coho i came up to 50 feet and went for coho. in 2 hours or so i got 2 more wild coho. then the next fish i caught was a lingcod on a spoon with no bait. not big only about 18 inches but still cool. then we called it. all chinook were caught on green and glow hootchie with a red flasher and all chinook between 95 and 200 feet on the rigger. all coho caught on same rig just at 50 feet.
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Name: fishing magician Date: July 17, 2014 Rating:
 
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fished from the 17th to the 20th. 17th... there were three of of us in the boat... my mom, my dad, and I. from the minute we started till the minute we stopped we were having bites. problem was almost all were shakers. I even tried 200 feet down on the rigger and still caught a shaker. i had just caught a shaker and was letting out fast to get back to the action in hopes for a big one and on my way down at 50 feet deep my line came out of the clip. about 3 seconds later a coho salmon soars out of the water with my lure and flasher. i couldnt believe at the speed i was going down a coho hit it. of course it was native but it was still really cool. every once in a while we would get a legal fish but they were far and few. after hours off trolling my dad hooked into another one which at first seemed like a shaker but then started to make good runs. when we got it to the boat and saw it it was big. i netted it after several tries and after 30 something shakers we had caught this 21.7 pounder and it was hatchery.finally a good fish.it was surprisingly dark colored but still tasted great! 18th... SLOW!!! i dont know what changed but today was insanely slow. for the day we boated 1 shaker and hooked only 3. 19th...today was a little better but not a lot.we boated 4 to 6 fish and only 1 was a keeper and just like the others barely legal. 20th...very good fishing! we were in our little 16 foot boat from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm. also today caught 30 something shakers and 5 small keepers. we were out for several hours looking for that last fish but couldnt get it. but... we did get excitement! I was unhooking a shaker from my dads line and when i finished i turned around and my pole was out of the rigger clip and the fish already pulled up the slack and was hammering on my rod. so i picked and the instant i got it the fish took 50 feet of line then i gained about 20 feet and he made another looooooooong run. i could tell he was really big. we even went after him in the boat. after a really hard fight we got it to the boat. thats when i became heartbroken. it was a 25 pound native chinook. It was a beautiful bright and chrome fish. it was even bigger than most of the halibut we caught this year. but it was an amazing fight and story. The whole time we fished from 100 to 130 feet n the riggers and the biggest came at 100. using a green/glow flasher with a pure double glow hootchie.
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Name: fishing magician Date: July 03, 2014 Rating:
 
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Went out and fished from 7/3 to 7/13. 7/3 was my dad and I. As soon as we got out there we heard it was really slow fishing. like the worst the people have seen it in years and that was not what we had wanted to hear. 7/3-this was our very first season for Chinook. Because of that and slow fishing we didnt have high hopes. We launched around 4:30 and were fishing at Pillar by 4:45. I was running a red racer flasher with a green glow spatter back (OG142R) hootchie at 65 feet on the rigger and my dad was running a green and glow flasher with a pure double glow hootchie at 94 feet on the rigger. we went hours with only dogfish and rockfish. and finally my dad's rod pops out of the release. it didnt come off but it didnt pull hard so we thought it was a shaker. when we got it to the boat we were wrong it was a 15 pounder so i netted and it amazingly was a hatch. after we got back down it was like the rest of the day... no bites. that was the only fish for today. 7/4 to 7/8 it was my dad my mom and I. these five days were slightly better but not alot. all these days were from 2 to 5 fish caught and 0 to 3 fish kept. at this point over all the days we caught probably 20 fish and not a single salmon came on my rod. so i switched to the exact same rig and depth. 7/9 to 7/12- we had up some cousins for a few days and they didnt know ANYTHING about ANY of it and we had 5 people in our little 16 ft boat which i didnt like at all. but surprisingly we did better. the first of these three days was a 4 fish kept day then a 0 fish kept day but some caught and then the last was another 4 fish kept day. fishing was finally slowly getting better. and since i put on the same thing as my dads i finally caught fish.7/13- BY FAR the best day.today we had 5 people in our boat again. we had 2 rigger poles and 1 with a diver. not long and the diver rod with a cut plug caught a hatchery coho which was the first caught on the trip. then the riggers caught 4 keepers and then 2 a little later which already was our best day but got even better. we trolled from pillar point to the green buoy at sekiu. with all bites coming from pillar to the coal mines we motored to pillar at the tide change and caught fish.we had 3 doubles and a couple more by themselves in about 20 mins. we couldnt keep the fish off. we got the rest of our 10 fish here. 9 out of the 10 were but barely legal and 1 was an 11.3 pounder. all except the coho caught on a green flasher with a pure double glow hootchie with no bait. we caught more without bait than with. about half the fish caught from 90 to 100 feet and the other half at 125 to 150 feet. we varied our speed from 2 to 3.5 mph through water not over ground and all speeds caught fish. going back out the 16th for more action.
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Name: Toni Date: September 25, 2013 Rating:
 
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I got up in anticipation of the same morning of catching salmon like yesterday. We started again at 7 am. Went out where we were before and nothing happened. I think Glen got a shaker but that was it. We went from surface (which didn’t get any) to 100 feet down. Then Cami started saying “Lets go west.” Glen didn’t want to. She became more insistent and I agreed with her saying we couldn’t do any worse. So we moved and stopped when she said. Lowered the gear and Glen gets one right away. Today I didn’t catch anything I could keep. But Glen did. He used a Cookies and Cream spoon and an Ace Hi Fly.. I used what I did the day before and only got shakers. But that move was key. Even though it wasn’t that far we got into fish.
I had to leave today and I wanted to get some bottom fish. So we went west of Sekiu to bottom fish without success. Then we went back east to Sekiu to clean the 3 salmon and get them on ice because it was sunny and I could check out of Olson’s.
We went back out and headed east of Sekiu and found some bottom fish. It was Glen’s day today. I caught fish with my jig but they were all lingcod and I couldn’t keep them. I caught a Red Irish Lord, too. I never caught one of those before. I am gong to make the same jig but in a smaller size so I can get some greenling next time. Glen caught me some bottom fish to take home and one of these days I am going to catch a ling I can keep.


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