Port Angeles is also the launching point for the ... Open to fishing year-round. The Strait of Juan de Fuca is a body of water about 96 miles long that is the Salish Sea's outlet to the Pacific Ocean. In both of these spots, year round the strong currents will push the bait into more shallow water. Spring and early summer Chinook fishing can be quite productive here and as a result often quite crowded. Watch for diving birds up on the bank itself. 120-130 ft depths will be the best producers along with fishing the tide changes. Strait of Juan de Fuca Entrance fishing table and fishing times for the week. This means Juan de Fuca Strait offers decent clipped coho fishing opportunities in the summer and fall, and in certain years wild coho can be kept after Oct. 1. Sharp drop off, stay in the bottom 20 of water. Area 4 – This area is best trolled from Secretary Island down to Beechy Head. Area 1: Observatory Point Troll or mooch along 120 ft. to 200 ft. ledge for halibut. This area can be windy but you are only a few minutes from sheltered waters. Motor mooching just off the kelp beds near the Caves have accounted for some kings in the mid 40-pound range. Larger lures such as the Gold Star “Hoochie Hooker” tend to do better on large Chinook. Area 3: The Humps located 4 miles west of Ediz Hook and sometimes referred to as the 3 Humps or 1st Hump, 2nd Hump, 3rd Hump. The Bosuns Locker has tackle, boat rentals, charters and the latest up to date fishing information for that area. Keep your lines as straight down as possible. Soggy Sunday smashing on the westcoast ! Location: N48°17’30” x W123°14′. Strait of Juan de Fuca (Sekiu) Clallam - Washington. A small fee is required for launching. Sequim Bay is protected water with one of the best marin This area is close to shore and very popular, as it tends to be less lumpy. Great memories can be made along with a chance of harvesting some of the best eating fish in the world! Not a place to troll. Moochers can work the edges of Secretary Island and do quite well. Stay close to the kelp beds and fish all the west side of Secretary Island on the outgoing tide. Those who troll for halibut should fish the west side on the outgoing tide and move to the east side on the incoming tide. (a) The restricted area. In the summer fishery, Chinook move past Mid Channel Bank on the incoming tide, and unlike the winter fishery, don’t linger in the area. Keeping that in mind, use small spoons such as the Silver Horde “Coho Killer” and #3 Kingfisher. This is a great bank to fish, but is exposed to the weather. 4 catches; 25 followers; 3 spots; The Strait of Juan de Fuca at the city of Sekiu in Clallam County is a popular salmon and Halibut fishing waterway. The Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Pacific Ocean provide excellent opportunities for salmon, halibut, ling cod and sea bass. Washington’s halibut season is just a few weeks away, and begins on May 8th on the inner waters. Canada, May 22 2017. At 6:00am, we met up with our guide Gord Gavin, who is a seasoned angler in the area and owner/operator of Sea Ghost Fishing Charters. Fishing the Strait of Juan de Fuca can be lots of fun. The west lane is in good shape. Halibut – Halibut are available in the Sooke area at all times of the year. Tackle: For trolling, don’t leave home without HotSpot flashers, hoochies in green and blue glow colors, standard and needlefish size, Silver Horde Coho Killer and Kingfisher Spoons in glow colors for downrigger trolling. They have RV parking available, a laundry facility, and 8 neatly kept housekeeping cabins that overlook the bay. Eastern Bank Halibut Fishing Map. This is an area that seems to have fewer dogfish. The sports anglers in the Sooke area often catch their limit within an hour at this time of year. Watch your sonar for bait concentrations and fish them hard. This is a perfect place for your family (who arent fisherfolk) to entertain themselves while you are out on the water. Area 4: The Rock Pile located 7 1/2 statute miles north of Ediz Hook. The east lane of the ramp needs repair. Columbians were formerly thought to be Chinook from the Columbia River just dipping in to feed. This is also a great mooching and jigging area. Good on all tides and protected from the wind. The Columbians and fall Chinook are usually caught quite close to shore, sometimes in 20 to 30 feet of water. If shellfish are your fancy, try the clams, oysters and Dungeness Crab. Fishing the Strait of Juan de Fuca can be lots of fun. Area 2: Freshwater Bay sand flat holding halibut in the 120 to 240 ft depths. This trophy fly-fishing only, catch-and-release-only lake has a boat launch, but use of motors is prohibited. Sooke Harbour Marina (250) 642-3236 Word on spot shrimp While nothing has been made official just yet it now appears WDFW is shooting for a late May start to the highly popular spot shrimp fishery in some marine catch areas followed by more areas opening in early June. The first butt I kissed for 2014 .. A nice 20 pounder ! In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-fish daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction. Both ramps share parking. There has been very few times in the winter that a green spatter back glow squid 40″ behind a HotSpot flasher has not produced for me here. Moochers should start in 50 feet of water and drift out until you lose bottom. Juan de Fuca Provincial Park on Vancouver Island 's West Coast is named for the strait, as is the hiking trail of the same name. Because of the strong tidal flow along the edge of the bank, trollers are wasting their time trying to troll against the tide. This item is available to borrow from 1 library branch. Blackmouth: Love to feed near the bottom, trolling speed 2.0-2.5 Mph. The peak halibut fishing is February until June and then slows. Location: N48°10′ x W123°35′. This tactic is great on overcast days or first thing in the morning before the sun comes up. Fish the west side of Sheringham on the outgoing tide. Anglers troll, jig and mooch. Area 5: 31-36 Hole located 6 miles northwest of Ediz Hook. White gold ! You can normally see the dump burning up on the hill making it easy to find fish the 300-325 ft. water. The Strait of Juan de Fuca (officially named Juan de Fuca Strait in Canada is a large body of water about 154 kilometres (96 mi) long that is the Salish Sea's outlet to the Pacific Ocean. Moochers do the best on the northern part of Dallas Bank. Sometimes good for winter blackmouth. Fishing in the Strait of Juan de Fuca is popular for the calm water and close proximity. Posted on March 14, 2015 by John L. Beath. to Cod Fish Bay has over the years been one of my top producers. Port Angeles is also the launching point for the best halibut fishing in the eastern strait. The northern edge of Dungeness Bank is a good year-round Chinook area. This area should be trolled for winter blackmouth in the 90 to 150 foot depths, staying within the bottom 20 feet of water. The halibut that inhabit the murky depths of Port Angeles are not as plentiful as Neah Bay, but are usually larger in size. Sunny Shores Marina (250) 642-5731 Gas is available here for boats. Coyote Bank has a rocky top that produces good lingcod fishing. Be sure to check your regulations. The Strait of Juan de Fuca Action Area includes watersheds from Cape Flattery to the eastern end of the Strait at Point Wilson. These are thick-bodied Chinook in the 30 to 50 pound range. Freshwater Bay: a shallow ramp needing +5ft. You can actually troll all the way to the Bell buoy at the tip of Dungeness Spit. After blowing my bearing on my trailer, n watching my tire roll down the road , fortunately post launch, it was lovley to pick up some white gold to the tune of ...more 57 pounds .. One Hali of day ! 1) John Wayne Marina – An excellent ramp with nice pitch and docks. The Winter Hole not surprisingly is a great place to fish Winter blackmouth. Now the halibut is safe and ready for transport. Troll from Possession to Donaldson Island (usually called Secretary Island by locals). Tactics: My personal favorite fishery here is to launch at Sekiu, run east to Pillar Pt. Whale watching is an exciting experience in the protected waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. No launch or retrieval available at low tides. During summer there is a conflict with customers of Boat Haven over use of parking. All places that consistantly hold salmon, but really come into their own during halibut season. Four feet of water is needed to launch. There is ample parking and a washout station for cleaning your motors. It was named in 1787 by the maritime fur trader Charles William Barkley, captain of Imperial Eagle, for Juan de Fuca, the Greek navigator who sailed in a Spanish expedition in 1592 to seek the … Stay close to shore and follow the channel markers. You are trying to access a feature that requires a Fishidy account. The second reason has to do with the peculiar fishing regulations the Department of Fish and Wildlife has burdened upon this area. Silver Horde 4 and 5 inch Salmon plugs with glo and rattle, fished 40 feet behind the release clip, catch some of the largest Chinook of the year. The less water movement the better the fishing will be, not that you can’t catch halibut on a bigger tide change, it’s just a shorter window and you have to use a lot more lead to stay in contact with the bottom. tide to launch. Since these are a mixture of Fraser River and Washington stock, the number of salmon can be tremendous. Humpies – The Humpies run on the odd year. All methods of salmon fishing can be productive at Mid Channel Bank. Bring on 2014. The average halibut usually weigh in the 50 pound range, with several caught each year over 100 pounds and the occasional 200+ pounder. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Sooke offers world class salmon angling that can rival any place on the West Coast. The Makah Marina offers many services, including parking. Fishing, sailing, boating, whale watching on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Race Rocks, William Head, Sooke, Port Renfrew. #4.24.0. Rocky in certain areas, so watch your downrigger depths. Bang Just for the halibut, Details: California Halibut with a salmon belly. Area 6: Eastern Bank – Good area for lingcod and halibut. Neah Bay Fishing Facilities & Services. Starting about half a mile west of Green Point, troll the 120 ft depth line on the flood tide. Parking is often full. The Strait of Juan de Fuca remains one of the better bets as anglers roll out the red carpet for decent hatchery king fishing, including one giant fish that was estimated to weight 41 or 42 pounds. The coho in the Sooke area in July and August are for the most part 5 to 9 pounds. I could easily spend a lifetime exploring the area and would highly recommend it as a kayak fishing destination for those with the … Coho – The coho are abundant in July, August and September. Fish the southwest side on the outgoing tide in 90 to 120 ft. of water. Moochers and jiggers will do well by concentrating their efforts on either tide on the Marrowstone (east) side of Mid Channel Bank or off the Point Wilson Lighthouse. Fishing reports for northwest lakes, rivers and saltwater areas. If you have an encounter with a swarm of dogfish it’s time to pull out the artificial jigs. Eastern bank is a series of rocky pinnacles. Details: California Halibut with a Herring. As you can see on the tide chart, the highest tide of 2.6m will be at 9:39 am and the lowest tide of 0m was at 4:00 pm. Port Angeles is located at the perfect spot on the Strait of Juan De Fuca to intercept all the salmon runs returning to central and south Puget Sound. They work very well here. Victoria Canada's skyline can be seen to the northwest, San juan Island to the north, Whidbey Island to the northeast and the snow-capped Olympic mountains dominate the southern skyline. After harpooning let the Halibut wear itself out pulling on the float. Fair trolling for Halibut in 100 ft to 200 ft depths. Tag Archives: Strait of Juan de Fuca halibut fishing maps. Motor mooching herring just off the kelp beds is the number one tactic, kick the boat in and out of gear in the 30-60 ft. water just after dawn. A back eddy forms on the outgoing tide at Sheringham. Drift from 100 ft depth out to 300 ft depth on the down side of the tidal flow. You should always checkout our complete guide to catching spot shrimp for all the important details you need to consider when shrimping, and trust me there are many. Fishing opportunities include catchable-size Rainbow Trout that are stocked in the spring, Brown Trout stocked as fall-fingerlings, Largemouth Bass, and Yellow Perch. Once you’ve reached the end of your troll, pick up your gear and run back to Marrowstone on an outgoing tide or Pt. In 2001 many State records were broken with 20-pound plus fish. Tides: Tides are the key factor when planning a trip to Neah Bay. Can be crowded, so use your kicker motor to hold against the tide. as in Puget Sound. During the brief period of slack tidal current, the salmon will scatter along the bank and can be trolled in either direction. The fish caught in the strait can be very large. This will also make for a better eating fish. Sequim Bay is the jumping off point for excellent fishing for the inside Strait of Juan de Fuca. Fishing Infrastructure. This location is ideal for kayaking, fishing, boating (small boats), beach combing, bird watching and simply enjoying the views over the water. Puget Sound/Strait of Juan de Fuca halibut seasons and regulations; Puget Sound/Strait of Juan de Fuca halibut seasons and regulations. You will find lingcod in the rocky areas. Area 7: Partridge Bank – Good for halibut on the southwest shelf. Downriggers at 80 to 120 foot depths will do the trick. Area 8: Smith Island – Smith Island is just to the north of Partridge Bank. This ramp is protected from weather and has ample parking. Fish the southwest side in 80 to 140 feet of water for both blackmouth and halibut. Use gloves, the teeth are sharp. The last of the Chinook runs usually have passed by the end of August. USDA certified grass fed beef is available to sustain the weary fisherman who doesn’t catch his day’s quota. Salmon Fishing, whale watching and sailing are sports that can be enjoyed year round on Vancouver Island. Sooke offers almost a twelve-month fishing opportunity, with the slowest months being October and November. Anglers casting from shore with Buzz Bombs and jigs often take Chinook off this point. Be sure to check with WDFW regulations as it opens and closes to salmon fishing at slightly different times every year. Area 7: Green Point located 5 1/2 miles east of Ediz Hook. Area 4: Dungeness Bank – A good spot for halibut along the edges. Salmon trollers should troll the west side of the bank on the ebb tide and the east side of the bank on the flood tide. Chef’s choice daily super salads. These 40’ to 60’ pockets will also shelter feeding salmon and produce exciting fishing. Limits: Always check the WDFW Regulations for seasons and limits. But if you haven’t scored yet there is plenty of prime water yet to fish. Add enough weight to stay in contact with the bottom and you’re ready to hunt big flat fish. Also the Gold Star “Needlefish” and Ace Hi Fly’s match the dominant bait in the area. Many wonderful aromatic spices for smoking the days catch. Many a big king and blackmouth has been taken here. Comfortable seating with WiFi for patrons use. Area 3 – Possession Point – This is the start of a long troll with a lot of water and possibilities of fish anywhere along the beach. The item Bathymetric fishing map, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Port Angeles, National Ocean Service represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Indiana State Library. It runs from Marrowstone Point on the east, to Point Wilson on the west. However, tagging studies revealed that they are early Fraser River returns. Both trolling and mooching are very productive here. It also serves as the regional International Boundary between the U.S. and Canada. Read about where to catch spot shrimp a short run from John Wayne Marina. Drifters should use their boat motors to hold against the tidal flow. Crews with Washington's Department of Natural Resources and NOAA rescued a gray whale that got caught in a fishing net in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Green Point is only a name location. Large Blackmouth, Killer Summer Kings and Coho, too. Offshore Locations: The blue water is where most of the halibut action takes place. Many large kings are taken during the July, the season is short but well worth the time. This is a good ramp with moderate grade. You should also have a VHF radio so if you have a problem you can call the Coast Guard and it will allow you to monitor the weather, which can change quickly on the ocean. John Wayne Marina (360-417-3440) offers moorage, fuel, a restaurant, public restrooms and showers. A limited winter blackmouth fishery takes place on the outgoing tide on the west side of Smith Island. This bank is very heavily fished, but only because it is a consistent producer of Halibut. If you’re going to mooch or want to troll herring, bring it along, as it will be hard to find here during the winter season. Back across Clallam Bay, the Caves just out front of Sekiu are of course one of the most famous spots to fish here. As you move towards the west side of Beechy Head, the bottom comes up abruptly and many a downrigger ball, including some of my own have been left here. Winter blackmouth are there from September to May, followed by summer Chinook starting to show up in June and peaking in July and early August. Next stop on your Westerly troll is Big Mussolini Rock on Slip Pt. This fishery takes place mainly in the vicinity of the Lighthouse. The Winter Hole Salmon Fishing Map. Coho love this and will jump clear of the water to take the fly. Later in the day I have had better luck trolling a flasher & herring combination in the 120-ft. water. The first hour on the incoming tide is good to the east side of Sheringham Pt. © 2020 Fishidy. Reverse your direction of troll on the ebb tide. Middle Bank is located at the junction where Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan De Fuca meet. There is an excellent state park nearby and the town of Sequim itself is just a few miles away. Hali hunting with my babe ! I have seen days where you can catch and release over a hundred coho in a day’s fishing. Caught middle of summer from rocky shore. 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