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Area 11 Tacoma - Vashon Fishing Reports

By: bruceka49
Posted: 9/6/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/5/2014
Hot Spots: 1
Launched at Pt Defiance at 6am. My original target was the slag pile for kings. The fish and game agent said that he had counted 21 coho at Redondo the day before for 14 boats so off I went. A dozen b...
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Posted: 9/2/2014
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/1/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Caught one small coho Jack on bannana weight and plug cut herring. Still slow hopefully it picks up real soon.
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By: gfakkema
Posted: 8/24/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/23/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Hit the water around 0900. Launched at Redondo and was surprised at how many boats were out fishing. Must have been 50+ boats fishing just south of the launch. Haven't seen it that busy since pink sea...
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By: RiverDog
Posted: 8/21/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 8/20/2014
Hot Spots: 1
My friend and I trolled the Slag Pile to the Clay Bank several times with no success in the salmon department. Interestingly, a solo dolphin followed us several times. Then it would move off to anothe...
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By: hlindsay
Posted: 8/19/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 8/19/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the slag pile area from 5:30 to 9:00 got one shaker smaller than the lure. Saw 2 go into other boats and the fish checker said 1 had come in.
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By: hlindsay
Posted: 8/19/2014
Species: Crab
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/18/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Dropped the pots around 6:00 with a low tide just after that. Fished from 50 to 100 ft checked the pots around 9 and I almost couldn't lift some into the boat, only problem was all female or soft. We...
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By: gfakkema
Posted: 8/18/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/17/2014
Hot Spots: 0
I spent the last 3 weeks in California for work and not being able to fish was killing me. I got home late Saturday night and decided that I had to hit the water on Sunday to finally get my fix. High ...
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By: Dillarb
Posted: 8/17/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/16/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Got on the water about 5:45am and had my line in the water 15 minutes when I got this nice 20 pound female chinook. Trolling a cut plug herring behind a flasher. 100 feet of water and 115 out on the d...
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By: gnuesse
Posted: 8/16/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/16/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Launched at Pt Defiance and fishing by 5:30am. I fished the Slag pile area with probably 40+ boats. At about 7:30 I caught a 14lb hatchery king that was almost lost to a seal. Fishing 120' on the down...
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By: bruceka49
Posted: 8/14/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/14/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Glad to hear that the threatening thunderstorms were gone. I launched at 6am and headed directly to the slag pile area where all the early rising fishermen were crawling through the fog. Two passes ...
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By: gfakkema
Posted: 8/4/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/2/2014
Hot Spots: 0
After a decent day on the water on Friday with a wild fish and a few shakers, I knew that I just had to get back out there. Did the same routine as the previous day (dropped pots by Robinson around 11...
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By: gfakkema
Posted: 8/4/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/1/2014
Hot Spots: 0
After a decent trip to Baker Lake, I decided that with the rest of the week off, it was time to hit the salt for a bit. Got a late start after such an exhausting trip and I got on the water around 110...
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Posted: 8/3/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 8/2/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Day 3 Saturday August 2nd~ Derby day~ so was planning on taking schu7498 and husband Danny out for the derby but work got in the way for her so just decided to do the derby solo. Got up at 3:30 t...
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By: Fish Dawg
Posted: 8/3/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 8/2/2014
Hot Spots: 3
PSA DERBY 2014 - A FISH PRINCESS ADVENTURE Fished the South King County PSA derby with the Fish Princess. BIG thanks to all the PSA volunteers who put on another GREAT event!! Launched at Pt. De...
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Posted: 8/3/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 7/30/2014
Hot Spots: 2
So this will be a 2 day report since not much to report for either one~ I am in sort of a mini chinook slump and need to get mojo back soon. Not ready to change my username yet but really need to ge...
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By: Top1SG
Posted: 7/26/2014
Species: Crab
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/25/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Put the boat in around 8:30 AM at Redondo Beach. Headed south towards the cliff and put in one crab pot with chicken drums. put in around 85 feet on an outgoing tide. Left it for about 2 1/2 hours. ...
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By: gfakkema
Posted: 7/15/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/14/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Well, after not being able to locate a pot that we dropped on Sunday, July 13th, we went back out to try and locate it. Got to the launch around 1630 and on the water at the pot around 1700. It must h...
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By: gfakkema
Posted: 7/14/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/12/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Report is for Saturday and Sunday, July 12th and 13th. Went fishing and crabbing both days. Saturday: Got on the water at about 0500 and went to drop pots. Haven't had much luck lately at my normal...
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Posted: 7/13/2014
Species: Crab
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/13/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Caught seven crab using chicken parts, and one pot was so full my dad and I couldn't lift it out of the water.
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Posted: 7/13/2014
Species: Other
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/13/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Used brined herring to try for flounder but instead caught several Red Irish Lords, a few sharks, and a NICE ROCKFISH!
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Posted: 7/13/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/13/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Fished around Browns point and didn't get a hit except for a flounder and a dogfish. Moved and did a pass at Point Defiance and no hits. Moved to Gig Harbor and caught a flounder. Saw lots of fish on ...
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By: hlindsay
Posted: 7/11/2014
Species: Crab
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/11/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Big difference in a week, last week we were culling dungeness this week we couldn't find any legal size that weren't soft. We ended up with 4 red rock. Bait was fish parts, pots were in 50 to 100 ft. ...
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Posted: 7/8/2014
Species: Flounder
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/8/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Les Davis Pier from about 1pm to about 3pm. Got one good bite on herring. Any suggestions on what to use and/or how to fish it?
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By: Grandma
Posted: 7/7/2014
Species: Crab
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/4/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Dropped 4 pots by 9AM and started pulling at noon. Using herring and fish scraps for bait at depths of 120-160ft. A lot of large dungeness females and three male keepers one of which was a solid 8" ac...
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Posted: 7/7/2014
Species: Crab
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/3/2014
Hot Spots: 0
I launched my kayak at 6:30 AM to get my pot down in a good place before the madness started...Went and picked it up at about 3:30 PM. I had a total of 16 crabs in the pot, all Dungies except two keep...
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