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Area 7 San Juan Islands Fishing Reports

Posted: 9/2/2017
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/31/2017
Hot Spots: 2
More San Juan Island adventures! After Tuesday’s Atlantic Salmon trip to Cypress Island rseas suggested that on Friday we try for some Chinook Salmon on the west side of San Juan Island. He had a ...
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Posted: 8/29/2017
Species: Atlantic Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 8/29/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Well decided to try out the Atlantic salmon fishery since people been getting tons of fish well tons over the weekend but I also heard they started netting on Sunday but figured why not try but boy we...
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By: 4n6fisher
Posted: 8/29/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 8/28/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I was up in the San Juan's testing out the new (to me boat), '78 Glasply cuddy, while the boat ran great cannot say the same for fishing. Tried for Chinook on Sunday, but just ended up losing the dow...
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Posted: 8/29/2017
Species: Atlantic Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/29/2017
Hot Spots: 2
Thanks to rseas from NWFR I got to catch my first Atlantic salmon. After hearing of the pen disaster I was curious to check these fish out first hand. So Randy graciously offered to take myself an...
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By: SFCMcGan
Posted: 8/28/2017
Species: Atlantic Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/27/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Great Day on the water.. went up to Anacortes near the Fish pen that let all the Atlantic salmon get out.. lots of boats... and gill netters... anyhoo.. We got on the water at 6am.. headed out across ...
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By: psykh
Posted: 8/26/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/25/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Went out to help reduce the Atlantic numbers. Great day out fishing, these things are hogs. Saw tons of boats out, but our boat had more action than most. Great day overall.
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Posted: 8/4/2017
Species: Crab
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/31/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Area 7 South, West side of Blakely Island... very good day two days in a row for Dungeness! Dropped pots in about 80' of water before high tide and a ~5 hour soak got us limits both days!
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By: samr
Posted: 7/31/2017
Species: Crab
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/29/2017
Hot Spots: 0
We launched from the Squalicum Harbor boat launch and cruised out into Bellingham Bay. We placed pots on the south end of the bay and let them soak for approximately 2 hours. Upon return we pulled u...
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By: Kisutch
Posted: 7/18/2017
Species: Crab
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/16/2017
Hot Spots: 0
First time out crabbing in my new boat. We headed out to bellingham bay and got the pots set just before noon and by 4pm we were off the water with our 3 limits and we even had to throw some keepers ...
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By: spokey9
Posted: 5/28/2017
Species: Clams
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/28/2017
Hot Spots: 0
The family and I hit Birch Bay State Park for the first time today. Since the wdfw page said there were oysters and our usual beach doesn't. Sadly I didn't see any at Birch either. The wife and I got ...
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Posted: 5/21/2017
Species: Lingcod
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/21/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Made us work for our fish today! Caught this 36" slab right off the bat this morning. A couple of runs , including trying to break me off in the rocks. Patience paid off as we worked it free and ...
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Posted: 5/15/2017
Species: Lingcod
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/13/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Stayed the weekend at Washington Park. We fished Cattle point area and got one keeper. Released 1 under sized and several other rock fish.
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By: BentRod
Posted: 5/8/2017
Species: Lingcod
Rating: 1
Fished: 5/5/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Day 2 of the three day fishing trip. Halibut was closed for Friday and the weather windy/rainy, so took the boat up through the shelter of the San Juans looking for Lingcod. Fished various locatio...
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By: Racer Ron
Posted: 5/5/2017
Species: Halibut
Rating: 1
Fished: 5/4/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Fished several popular north end spots to keep away from fog and crowds in the South end. Drifted spreader bars with squid, salmon bellies. no takers. Near a number of other boats during day , did ...
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Posted: 4/24/2017
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/21/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Well Friday was the last day for blackmouth in area 7 and I have to say it was a great day. I have been utilizing this page for months researching and asking questions and it definitely paid off. Frid...
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Posted: 3/31/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/30/2017
Hot Spots: 0
This isn't so much a report for Area 7 as it is the greater NW Washington region. For those looking to stretch the legs and shake off the cabin fever, "springtime" is here and the opportunities at our...
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By: rseas
Posted: 9/6/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/3/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Labor day weekend 2016! Been a few to many weeks since we got out on the water. Regarding the fishing; this report is definitely a 1 but to be fair after sleeping in 3 mornings in a row (we had an ...
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By: _DH_
Posted: 8/30/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/28/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Indian village Sunday morning from around 9:00 to 1:00. Trolled mostly green flashers with a red stripe followed by whole anchovy in a bloody nose teaser head. We did switch it up a little tryi...
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By: nvan
Posted: 8/23/2016
Species: Lingcod
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/19/2016
Hot Spots: 0
My wife and I spent a great week in the San Juan Islands last week with family and friends, and with the exception of no salmon to be found, it was fabulous. We started out in Anacortes crabbing. Sat...
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By: Salilsh
Posted: 7/26/2016
Species: Crab
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/23/2016
Hot Spots: 1
Caught about a dozen keepers last weekend on chicken legs. It was wall to wall crab buoy's but did okay regardless, hope everyone else did as well.
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Posted: 5/12/2016
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/11/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Finally got some time off to hit an optimum tide swing again! I Made my way down to a favorite beach of mine which has yielded plenty of success in the past for a hour or two of fishing until the s...
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Posted: 5/3/2016
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/2/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Here's a fun little report. I got the chance to enjoy an 85 plus degree day doing exactly what I wanted after class/homework/etc. That is, stalking the oyster clad shores of Bellingham Bay, searchi...
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Posted: 4/13/2016
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/13/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Finally, after months away from my fishing gear in Bellingham, and with weather heating up fishing across the board, I decided to put my schoolwork and studies on hold for a couple hours in order to s...
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Posted: 2/26/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/25/2016
Hot Spots: 0
First time up to Area 7 and we did pretty good. About 5lb hatchery fish (pic) and about 5lb native (c&r). Also caught 6 or 8 almost keepers, close but no cigar. Fished the Pointer Rock area with Re...
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Posted: 2/23/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/22/2016
Hot Spots: 1
Excited to get my boat back from the shop (in 4 weeks!)--re-done floor (had delaminated from a previous fix)...headed toward Salmon Bank yesterday morning...1/2 way across buddy says "hey, water comin...
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