Mike’s “Reel” Estate Fishing Report

ScottyThe late summer Chinook fishery was really pretty good. Up until about August 15th it seemed like we could come close or get a limit. Then it was just like a light switch went off in the northern San Juans, and the fish  just wouldn’t bite. All the local hot spots were not producing, Thompson, Alden, Village and Sucia – then they just were gone.

It was interesting though as the Killer Whales seemed to be in the area more frequently than usual. This picture here of Scotty was taken while we were at Alden. The pod was there fishing as well.  The season was over at the end of September and does not re-open until January 1 2018. Typically, it had closed just for the month of November it seems. That’s ok, the fish will be bigger and will give a couple weeks pre-fishing for the Roche Harbor Derby. This derby takes place January 19th – January 21st 2018 . It sold out the 100 spots in early October, but there is a waiting list. Get on it as spots often open up. The Johnson Team 2902 Trophy is in so look for photos on the blog to come in January!

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