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Fishing Report 11/4/11

After 4 days of fishing, tons of Winter Blackmouth are being caught!!! Sadly, most of them are not legal, but they’re close. Almost everyone I’ve talked to says they are catching 10 or more shakers per trip, many of them measuring just under 22″. That being said, we have had a few fish weighed in for our running Winter Blackmouth Derby(which you can still join for just $10 per person and runs until April 30th):

Frank Hunt – 9lb 8oz
Dennis Hoggarth – 5lb 13oz
Dan Rommel – 4lb
Mike Navarre – 3lb 12oz

At least one of those fish was caught inside Elger Bay on a Coyote spoon behind a Hot Spot flasher. Other popular choices for Blackmouth include: White Lightning, Irish Cream, Army Truck and Purple Haze Coho Killers & Kingfisher spoons behind Purple Haze, Red Racer or Green Glow 11″ flashers. Your leader should be anywhere from 42″-48″ depending on your preference and make sure you troll slower than you would for Coho or Pinks.

DON’T FORGET: CRABBING IS OPEN! 7 days a week until December 31st with a 5 per person daily limit, minimum 6 1/4″ and males with hard shells only.


November 4, 2011 Posted by | Fishing Reports, Setups | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eating Options on the south end of Camano

October 29, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

25th Annual Hot Plug Derby – Feb. 19th-20th

Sign up today for the 25th Annual Hot Plug Blackmouth Derby, happening February 19th & 20th. Entry is $60 per person; sign up at Elger Bay Grocery, Camano Marine or Stanwood Eagles. Sign ups end on the 18th. This derby is happening no matter what the weather and everyone in the boat must be entered. WDFW rules and regulations apply. Fishing allowed in Marine Area 8-1 & 8-2 only.

For more info, call Ed Keller at 425-308-9437

February 3, 2011 Posted by | Community Events, Fishing Reports | , , , , | 1 Comment

Fishing Report 8/21/2010

Time is running out… Summer Dungeness Crabbing is almost over! It will be open Wednesday through Saturday next week, and then Wednesday through Monday on Labor Day weekend. Still 2 pots per person, 5 crab per person per day, 6 1/4″ min., hard-shell males only.

Coho are just starting to round the bend of Whidbey Island; anglers are reporting scattered sightings/landings of Silvers at Possession Bar. So it will be another couple of weeks before we start to see a good showing of them around Camano Island as they make their way to the Skagit & Stilly rivers. That being said, there is always a chance you can land the stray Silver Salmon at many of the popular Camano Spots(Elger Bay, Onamac Pt, Greenbank, Camano Head or Rocky Pt to name a few).

Anglers are still having success catching Kings at both the Tulalip Bubble and Possession Bar. Several 8lb – 15lb keepers have been brought in these past 2 weeks from both of these spots. Most success seems to come from White Lightning or Cookies & Cream spoons and green or purple spatter-back squids & flys. Whatever you use, make sure it is UV/Glow and put lots of Herring scent on it to maximize your chances! Troll at 65-80 ft deep behind a Purple Haze, UV Green, Green Glow or Army Truck 11″ flasher.

August 21, 2010 Posted by | Fishing Reports | , , , , , | Leave a comment