Area 10 Seattle - Bremerton Fishing Report

Made a "quick" 6 hour drive Friday night from Moscow, Idaho to Port Orchard, Washington. Our plan was to launch the boat in Port Orchard, swing up towards Shilshole Bay, look for a pack of boats, and spend the morning fishing. We were on the water by 7:30am Saturday morning and in our target area about an hour later.

Initially, we were trolling two 5" OG2s without a flasher. The biggest challenge of the morning was the eel grass. Every time we pulled up our gear to check, both the downrigger balls and the lures were covered with vegetation. About an hour later, removed one of the 5" OG2s and attached a 2.8" OG2 in fluoro-white with black-scales. Above this lure, we tied in a green/chrome Big Al's Fish Flash. This is the lure that took our one fish of the day. (A friend's son had come along for his first salmon fishing trip; so, we let him play the fish.)

We were only able to fish the morning. Raced back to Port Orchard. Pulled the boat out a little after noon and then made the drive back across the mountains. (With the exception of the eel grass, it was a great time on the water!)

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The Quadfather
9/10/2018 6:26 PM

Nice smile on the kid’s face. I’m sure he loved every minute of it.

9/10/2018 8:42 PM
Quadfather: Agreed! (Seeing that smile made the drive worthwhile. In a heartbeat!)
Mike Carey
9/10/2018 7:42 PM

eel grass, ugh. It was horrible for us on Friday, pretty much almost unfishable due to the wind making a chop and I couldn't really see. No matter how good the lure is, conditions can kill the action

9/10/2018 8:04 PM
At times, that grass was so thick, I don't think the fish could find the lure...
Mike Carey
9/10/2018 7:43 PM

you know Donn, we were off of Shileshole/Golden Gardens Saturday around noon.

9/10/2018 8:29 PM
MIke: If you came from the south, we might have passed each other. (We headed back to Port Orchard shortly after noon.)
Mike Carey
9/11/2018 7:10 PM

no, came from the north. As Max would say "missed it by that much."