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Fishing Report 8/25/11

 The Pink Salmon fishing in Port Susan turned on just yesterday. Reports of fish jumping and biting were the talk of the day yesterday. However, the fish on the west side of Camano as of today are still pretty scattered. Your best chance at catching some Salmonare: the Skagit River, Port Susan bay, Deception Pass, the San Juans or Possession Bar. Silvers, Kings and Humpys are still being caught in decent numbers in the San Juans and the Possession Bar, while the Skagit River is the hottest spot for Pinks.

What should you use for Pink Salmon? pink Buzz bombs, pink squid(aka hoochies), pink Dick Nites, pink jigs, pink spin n glows with sand shrimp… notice a pattern? Pink lures for Pink Salmon is an easy way to select gear, then it gets more complicated from there depending on where you want to go and what technique you want to use. Trolling herring also works. The spin n glow with a sand shrimp is the #1 way to fish for Humpys on the Skagit, so if that’s where you’re headed, that’s what you need to use.
Current Season Updates:
– Salmon is open in the Tulalip Bubble Fridays through noon Mondays from
June 3 – Sept. 5th. Chinook min. size 22″, other Salmon species no min. Daily
limit 2 PLUS 2 Pink Salmon(Humpys).
– Coonstripe and Pink Shrimp are open June 1 – Oct 15th daily with a 150′
max fishing depth. Must return all Spot Shrimp immediately. Daily limit 10lbs each.
– Sockeye opened in Baker Lake on July 23rd. Daily limit of 3 per person,
minimum 18″. Still good reports coming from there this week.
– Salmon is open in Marine area 9(Possession Pt) from July 16-Aug. 31st.
Chinook must be 22″ minimum and must be hatchery. Daily limit 2 combined PLUS 2 additional Pink Salmon.
– Salmon fishing in the rest of Marine Areas 8-1 & 8-2 opened on August
1st. Daily limit of 2 Coho or Pink Salmon(no Chinook) plus 2 additional Pink
Salmon per person. No minimum size on Coho or Pink. Release Chinook.
– The Skagit River opened for Salmon on August 1st. The Snohomish River
opens on August 16th and the Stillaguamish opens on September 1st.

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Salmon Derby Starts TOMORROW!

In case you missed my emails/posts or the ad in the crab cracker, or the hundreds of flyers around town, our Charity Salmon Derby is this Friday & Saturday, the 26th & 27th. Cost is $35 per person, kids under 13 fish FREE! Sign ups end Friday at 7am. Weigh-ins are from 10am-12pm Friday and 10am-2pm on Saturday. Each participant can weigh only 1 Pink Salmon per day. Prizes will be awarded at 3pm on Saturday. There will be raffles for some FREE GASOLINE courtesy of Gull, as well as FREE hot dogs, chips & water on Saturday from 1:30-3:00pm as part of the event. Don’t have a boat? Don’t let that hold you back because Humpy Salmon can be caught from the beach just as easily as a boat!

What kind of prizes can you win? Well, cold hard CASH for starters! Then we have lots of non-cash prizes which I will list below so you can be even more motivated to enter:

7′ St Croix rod/reel combo
5 Assorted reels
2 weekday green fees from Camaloch Golf Course
Dr. Pepper cooler on wheels with built-in speakers
Lots of misc. tackle
Assorted gift baskets from Studio 271 and Karen’s Kitchen
$20 gift certificate to Islanders restaurant
2 one month memberships to Resilience Fitness
A massage from Studio 271
$35 gift certificate to Dos Reales restaurant
4 tickets to the 2011 Camano Island Chamber of Commerce Chili/Chowder Cookoff
1 year free rental on a mailbox from Copy This Mail That
And more by Saturday!

What better way to spend your weekend than fishing to win cash & prizes while benefiting a local charity!

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