The Salt Water Fishing has been a little different every day we’ve been out on the water in the last 2 weeks. 2 weeks ago we were finding most of our #Chinook deep in the 90-120 range but the last week our larger fish were caught at 44 to 57 feet of water. The smaller tides made the Halibut fishing easier but the springs hard to find. This past weekend we saw a good push of much larger #Chinook in the 20-30 pound range, which was great to see this time of year. Looks like some of the fish held back last year due to the warmer water conditions. Hopefully we will see a good push of 5 year fish this season. We have been catching Chinook on almost everything in the last two weeks. One day it is a 6 inch Hearing the next it is a White Hootchie. What your running really depends on depth and what you see going on. There has been a lot of 4 inch Bait around, so Anchovy and small spoon is a good place to start.
Halibut were not hard to find a while ago, but this weekends strong tides made it a bit more interesting. We have been getting them on the troll and on the drift/anchor, just depends on water conditions. Mudrakers and spreader bars with hearing and salmon belly have been working well. 6 inch hearing and anchovies have been working well trolled right on the bottom in 60 to 120 feet of water.
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May Fresh Water Report
The Steelhead bite was until solid until May 17th but has really been tough since then. Your best bet is to head to the Eve this time of year. Yarns, pink worm, and blades were working great earlier in the month.