Archive for July, 2011

Westport Salmon Fishing in Full Swing!

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Brian Fleutch with a nice morning king

Westport King salmon season is in full swing.  We have been limiting on Kings every day and we are also seeing a lot of nice Silvers and even Pinks.  Starting August 1 Westport is open seven days  a week and there are discussions being held that would increase the King limit to 2 kings per day.  This would be great as we enter the peak of the King migration in the first 2 weeks of August.  There are a lot of nice fish to be had.
Brian Fluetch of Olympia shows off one of many nice Chinook caught this week.  These are all great quality fish.
Thanks to Brian for organizing some great groups to fish with.
Kim Dinsmore with his money fish 30# plus
This large one came for Kim Dinsmore of Olympia.  It was the largest fish of the week weighing in the low 30’s.  It took a whole herring behind a diver 20 feet behind the boat early in the morning.  We had several others in the mid 20’s and lots in the high teens.   Check out the weekly pictures in our gallery for a look at the fish that are to be had off our coast this year. 
We will have a few more open days starting this week because of the 7-day a week season.  Don’t wait around the peak of the run is here!

Ocean Salmon Fishing Heating Up!

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Dave Wands with an Umatilla King

Greg Kluh
Greg Kluh with a large Umatilla Chinook

Washington’s coastal salmon season is heating up!  Westport and the North Coast off Umatilla have good numbers of King’s showing now.  We have been traveling between Westport and the North Coast to keep on top of the fish.  Last week we had beautiful weather and a flat calm ocean!  Fishing was great for King’s off Umatilla.  Easy limits and a few fish into the mid 20’s – finally some bigger fish.  These nice ones landed by Greg Kluh and Dave Wands of Olympia were caught off Umatilla.   We ended our day on a double header and had to gamble on which ones to keep. We guessed right, and kept the bigger fish.   Thanks Greg for all your skills in the boat!

It’s that time for the salmon season to break loose and in the last two days that has been the case at Westport.  The bait is south of the harbor near Willipa and its absolutely gangbusters for those who can make the run!  I will be running out of Ilwaco this weekend travelling up to just short of the line and then back to Westport for Sunday.  
The Tuna are also beginning to show out about 40 miles.  Get ready as we will be on them here shortly.  Check out the June/July edition of Salmon Trout and Steelheader for our article on our fishing adventures.