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Area 7 San Juan Islands Fishing Reports

Posted: 5/19/2014
Species: Lingcod
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/19/2014
Hot Spots: 0
The morning started out great, glass calm on the run out and we were on the bait instantly. After gathering up a few nice dabs we headed to work over a few of my favorite reefs in 55-70' of water. ...
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Posted: 5/2/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/30/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Was able to get out the last 2 days blackmouth was open in MA7 and had a decent few days. Hooked 4 each day and was able to land 3 hatchery fish, one of which was over 20 lbs. On to lingcod now! Ri...
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By: jake_k
Posted: 4/4/2014
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/4/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Fished at boulevard park in Bellingham from 430 to about 630. No bites. I drove down the larrabee state park that that area looks much more like a cutthroat area. I was throwing a small silver baitfis...
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By: TomD
Posted: 2/4/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/1/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Took a solo trip to the San Juans on Saturday in my trusty Arima. Launched at Cornet Bay with no crowds or lines. Blasted West and fished in the south parts of Area 7. Only had one hit for the day,...
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Posted: 1/22/2014
Species: Pink Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/17/2013
Hot Spots: 2
Well we waited patiently to let the WDFW let us keep the pinks we saw rolling and jumping about a week earlier, so the first weekend after MA7E/Bellingham Bay was open, I took a couple buddies and my ...
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Posted: 10/27/2013
Species: Crab
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/26/2013
Hot Spots: 0
I had plans to spend my birthday fishing lake Ki one more time before it closed for the season, but then I got a FB message from a friend that I haven't seen in probably 15 years or more asking if I w...
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Posted: 10/22/2013
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/20/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Overnight trip to Stuart Island in the overcast/foggy, but thankfully dry, weather. First soak of our two crab pots (baited with saved Coho carcasses) netted us 10 but alas, no keepers. Second soak b...
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By: jpjames14
Posted: 10/7/2013
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/5/2013
Hot Spots: 0
A great day out in the islands, likely going to cap off the year for the boat. We headed out around 9am, nice and lazy, and were at the spot around 10:30. The tide change strangely brought no bite, ...
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By: nvan
Posted: 9/1/2013
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/28/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Spent a week in the San Juan Islands starting in Anacortes for some crabbing. The crabbing was good and the crab were big. We caught 16 over two days using old trout fillets. Excellent bait. ...
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By: Jthy1984
Posted: 8/26/2013
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/24/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Hit he San Juan's first light, getting to the spot took about an hour. Started fishing 5:30ish. 5 minutes into trolling and bam! Fish on. Stupid shaker. Let that one go. 10 minutes later another one, ...
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By: BentRod
Posted: 8/25/2013
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/24/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the south end of MA7 on Saturday. Launched from Keystone at 5:30a and were out to our target location at 6:30. Foggy ride on the way out, but overcast, clear, and calm west of Smith Island. ...
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By: jpjames14
Posted: 8/15/2013
Species: Pink Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/14/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Had a great honeymoon... yes I said honeymoon :) Took the new wife out to Friday Harbor, then to Roche for 3 days on the boat. On the way back from Roche we spent some time fishing pinks. I got her,...
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Posted: 8/10/2013
Species: Crab
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/1/2013
Hot Spots: 0
I fished the san juans by Jones Island and had a blast island hoping and slamming crab. Heres a look at what a full pot should look like... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnt3BzeTQf8
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By: jpjames14
Posted: 8/6/2013
Species: Pink Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/4/2013
Hot Spots: 1
Fished last weekend in the San Juans. Focused our efforts on kings Saturday, inside, and only landed a "prince" about 4-5 pounds. I let it go. Other than that, couldn't keep the dogfish off my gear...
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By: jpjames14
Posted: 7/15/2013
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/14/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Fun weekend with the Bellingham Salmon Derby. Landed two decent Chinook, one 13 pounds and one at 16.94 (weighed in). Both fish were fantastic fights. The smaller one made a run skipping on top of ...
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Posted: 7/10/2013
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 7/9/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Took my Seahawk out with my friend who lives in Mt. Vernon. I was going to stay at his place and fish for 3 days but the fishing didn't cooperate. Launched at Wash Pk 7:30 and started out at Thatch...
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By: snorider
Posted: 6/2/2013
Species: Lingcod
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/1/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Yep, so went for lingcod saturday. We weren't having much luck. Just a few rockfish but nothing else. Not even a greenling or an undersized Ling. Then in about 60 ft of water Pat got another snag. He...
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By: snorider
Posted: 5/19/2013
Species: Lingcod
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/18/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Finally got out to try for some lings. Launched at Washington park in anacortes. It was packed. We were also trying out the new boat this day. Got it in a trade and have been fixing things for 2 years...
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Posted: 5/12/2013
Species: Lingcod
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/12/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went out for lings first time this year! Went with 3 guys and we killed our 4 lingcod and a limit of greenling as well. Lingcod took herring and went 26.5 27 30 and 35 inches! We fished around the suc...
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By: jpjames14
Posted: 5/6/2013
Species: Lingcod
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/5/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Got a later start Sunday morning. Headed to my favorite hole in which I knew would produce well. Those of you who know the islands well probably could figure it out based on the picture. We dropped...
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Posted: 5/5/2013
Species: Shrimp
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/4/2013
Hot Spots: 0
We headed out of Anacortes on Saturday morning around 900am for opening morning of shrimp season. We figured it would be really busy right at 8am so we thought we take our time. We dropped our pots ju...
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By: tommonroe
Posted: 10/25/2012
Species: Crab
Rating: 1
Fished: 10/25/2012
Hot Spots: 0
My wife and I went to crab in Padilla Bay and had no luck at all. There must have been 300-400 commercial crab pots in the area. We pulled 4 pots and none of them had more than 4 undersized cra...
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By: manager1
Posted: 5/23/2012
Species: Halibut
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/19/2012
Hot Spots: 0
A slow day. It took me a while but i caught a 51.6LB Halibut.
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By: TomD
Posted: 9/6/2011
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/4/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the San Juans with bro-in-law Tom and nephew Scott. Super long day, didn't get home until after 11pm. Launched at Cornet Bay, dropped crab pots on South Lopez (no keepers) and headed West of ...
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By: calico68
Posted: 8/12/2011
Species: Pink Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/11/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Fished this afternoon right off west beach in Deception Pass beach. Fishing was not great but when you hook a fish it was good. I hook one that went 8.3 pounds. That was a fat pink. Buzz bombs was the...
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