Deception Pass Beachfishing

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  1. TomB

    TomB Active Member

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    I've heard that the deception pass area on the north tip or whidbey island is a good spot to fish for salmon this time of year. Is this true, and if so, what tide and what rig (rod, line, fly) should be used? I am planning on heading out there so if anybody knows anything I would appreciate a response. Thanks
    TomB
     
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  2. Porter

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    Sorry, took a while to answer this thread but better late than never.....6-7-8 wt. intermmediate sink tip, clouser type or other bait fish type patterns. Like to stick to pink/blue/green color flies myself. Brown leeches are good sometimes too, prefer the gold cone headed - auburn reddish-brown color. Bring a stripping basket. Good Luck in 2017!!
     
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  3. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong OldRodsHaveMoreFun

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    @TomB...
    It's been sixteen years, how about a report? Do any good?
     
  4. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    He must be still at it, I'm guessing the fishing is a bit slow !
     
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  5. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Ironic that post was from 2001, arguably one of the best beach coho years ever. Both the state salt and freshwater coho records fell in 2001.

    Perhaps a better question, how does someone who joined in 2004 post in 2001? ;)
    SF
     
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    Isn't deception pass off limits to salmon fishing? I thought that was part of area 8 which is closed?
     
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  8. Porter

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    Not sure. I don't have a copy of the 2001 regs on hand.
     
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    Not sure. I don't have a copy of the 2001 regs on hand.
     
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