June Fishing Report
Whew! It’s been a blur of great fishing and great weather these last few weeks. As we are moving from spring into summer fishing a few things are starting to change out on the water! Before we get into the June Fishing Report I just want to thank all the folks who have come out and shared the water with me these last few weeks, it’s been a ton of fun sharing stories, fish, and making some killer memories! We have hit some seriously beautiful fish, and had some pretty amazing weather to enjoy it in!
We are pretty well into the full summer swing of things now, and the fishing is starting to stable out and be predictable. The fish have moved onto their summer hunting grounds where they will be for the remainder of the warm season. Also the summer bait has been flooding into the Hood Canal in football field sized schools. Herring and Sandlance are pushing onto the eelgrass and the fish are fattening up as a result. Although most of the chum fry has left the lower reaches of Hood Canal, we are still seeing smaller schools up north.
Most of our fish these last couple weeks have come out of the fast water. We have been focusing on water that is moving quick enough to barely be able to sight the fish in. The high sun and low mid day tides have pushed the fish out to the deepest, sharpest points they can find. If you can find the fast water on steep points you should have great success throughout the day! With these big tides coming up, finding fast water should not be a big issue. Most of our fish have come on type 3 sinking lines, sight fished over 4-10′ of water.
The 10 day forecast looks pretty great for fishing, not to hot, not cold, cloud cover for at least part of the day to keep the water temps cool along the shorelines! It’s pretty well fishing season!
Last minute opening for this Sunday! $100 off the day due to cancelation!
We are filling up fast for most of the month of June! I (Captain Justin Waters) have Thursday June 7th, 10th, 13th, 15th, and just opened up the 17th which is Fathers Day! I look forward to sharing the water with you guys!
Captain Mike has 13th, 15th 19th, 22nd and 27th!
We are up in the mountains checking out the creeks starting this week! Checking for changes and exploring what rivers and streams are still being effected by run off! Let us know if you are interested in checking out some small streams coming up here soon!