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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

December 24, 2014 at 10:08 AM

San Juan Islands still the place to be for prime winter chinook action

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(Capt. Chris Long of Jolly Mon Charters holds two nice winter chinook. Photo courtesy of Kevin Klein.)

Here is a winter chinook fishing report from San Juan Islands by Kevin Klein with the Puget Sound Anglers Fidalgo-San Juan Islands Chapter:

Blackmouth fishing is pretty darn good in the Islands right now. Everybody seems to be using something different, and catching fish.

Bait, spoons, hootchies, you name it, they’re biting it. That usually means there’s a lot of fish swimming around. As long as it looks like a 4-inch herring, it’ll get bit. We had good luck on the Silver Horde Tailwagger last weekend. It’s really become a mainstay in our arsenal. Gotta have the ‘Wagger in the spread!

The 2015 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic is SOLD OUT! Wow, a sell out before Christmas. Coming on the success of the Resurrection Derby, anglers are itchin’ to get out there and compete for cash. The Roche Derby is the next stop on the Northwest Salmon Derby series. We will see you out there February 5th.

Should be a good one. This year Roche Harbor and Island Boat Rentals are sponsoring two teams who will be taking returning veterans out to fish as part of the Salmon for Soldiers program. Much thanks for supporting our troops.

Tickets are now on sale for the 11th annual Frank Wilson Memorial Blackmouth Derby. Enter at King’s Marine in Friday Harbor. This cool lil’ local derby runs from February 1st until April 12th. $1000 first prize, and fun included. All proceeds go to San Juan Island Emergency Services.

 

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