Fishing Report June 2, 2019Salmon fishing started slowly this week with a few productive tides at the red can. Fish from 6-15lbs were taken on small spoons from 90-120 feet.
To the applause of anglers, a new wave of Chinook arrived on the south side of Barkley Sound in time for the weekend. We have been heading mostly off Mears Bluff to get in on the action. Try small non glow spoons fished at 80-115 feet depending on time of day. Start up high in the column and look deeper as the sun makes its way higher in the sky. The fish have turned on and off gear abruptly so switch it up in periods of stagnation. They're probably still feeding, just on something else. Try a white (55) needlefish as a good place to start.
Halibut continued to be taken in the 10-40 lb range close to home on Inside Lighthouse Bank to start the week. Trolling was producing volume of chicken halibut with some nice Turkeys (20-40lb fish) coming on anchor. Lighthouse bank has since slowed down and most of the rod hours are being spent a little more afar. We have been getting halibut in the 15- 50 pound range while fishing bellies on anchor. We are also getting some skate though we are releasing those as they are a bit hard to clean and eat!
Lingcod has been slow with some success coming to those willing to put in the rod time among the offshore rock piles off the Broken Group. We expect a gradual improvement in the lingcod fishery over the coming weeks.
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May 27th, 2019: Don & Carol Woodward fishing with Clark & Beth Young. Guided by Scott. Fun first day on the water!
May 27th, 2019: Teamwork out on the water!
May 28th, 2019: Woodward/Young group, day two!
May 31st, 2019: Successful 6hr charter for Jared, Ron and Gerald. Guided by Keith.
May 30th - June 2nd: 4 day charter for the Johnson group, 6people , guided by Scott & Keith. These guys slayed it!
The ladies from the Johnson group, reelin' them in like it's nothing!
More pictures from the Johnson group, good times on the water!