Whidbey Island Coho & Pinks
If you are a land locked angler and looking for a little salmon action now is the time to be heading to the western beaches of Whidbey Island. This week we have had very good reports coming from all of the Island's beaches. There are more Coho being caught every day and there are still a fair number of pinks being caught. With better numbers of Coho showing in the catches folks are changing their gear over from pinks. You can give Bush Point, Lagoon Point or Fort Casey a try! There are many other beaches that also deliver good results if you do a little prospecting.
There are two different methods that are utilized. The first is casting and retreiving Rotators or Buzz Bombs in chartreuse, flame/orange or pearl white colors in the 2 1/2 inch size. Some anglers are also adding a small squid over their hook for additional inhancement. The second method is to fish a float with a herring suspended under it. This is a very fun sport and very productive. If you want to see this method first hand a trip to Possession Point Bait Company off of Franklin Road at the SE corner of Whidbey Island is the place to go. You will see a number of anglers lined up on the beach in front of the bait company fishing either a live herring or a fresh killed bait. Many anglers punch out an entire catch record card or more fishing just here during the Coho run. You can get fresh bait from Danny, Angie or one of the kids. This fishery is a kick! Many just pick up their bait in the morning and then go off to their favorite island hot spot.
If you have never fished the beaches you can stop by and the crew here at Ted's will be more than happy to help you out on the places to go and techniques to use. We have lots of this tackle in stock.