07/06/15 MA 7 – San Juan’s Report

Salmon fishing is in full swing for the Summer right now in the San Juan’s. Chinook catching, however, has been somewhat spotty throughout Marine Area 7. There are Pinks already showing up in big numbers, and that is very early compared to the norm. Sockeye are around as well. We’ve landed some nice Kings, but you really need to be at the right place at the right time. Knowing the best spots to be on the correct tide is huge right now. That’s just knowledge you have to earn by putting the time in. Sure, you can look for the big crowds of boats, but personally, I want to catch fish where most folks ain’t. Hopefully the Chinook catch rates will pick up this year…it’s still way early. The Silver Horde Tailwagger Spoons have been out producing everything else for us. Doesn’t matter the size of bait…that Tailwagger action is tough to beat. It seems like they will draw strikes in a both a candlefish or herring bite. Replace the stock mini squid skirt with a bigger one, and the action just gets better. Twerk on!



Erol Turanciol landed this 28lber on the opener.


Vicki Klein got the party started on July 1stwith this beauty.


Rustie Rush filled the trough on the Hawg Heaven with another hatchery clipped fish. Notice a trend here? Think maybe we should keep our hatcheries going? I’m sure the Orca appreciate it too.

Terri Snider

Terri Snider wrestled this seal bit brute to the boat.


Floyd Holman was mean muggin’ after he caught this Kang.


Friday Harbor had great fireworks on the 4th, and made a great fish camp through the weekend for a lot of folks. Another awesome weekend in the Islands!


Kevin Klein


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