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#523915 - 07/29/09 08:33 PM Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head?
chrome Offline
Fry

Registered: 03/04/02
Posts: 36
Hi All,
A friend of mine just got a boat, and we wanted to check out Jeffs Head tomorrow evening. If we launched from Shilshole, can someone please tell me how to get there, and how long it takes?
FYI Small boat, only 17ft, if that matters.

Hoping to get my 1st hook up of the year.

Thanks!
Mike

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#523925 - 07/29/09 09:25 PM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: chrome]
floatinghat Offline
Returning Adult

Registered: 06/11/07
Posts: 394
Loc: West of Seattle
Cross the sound and head north.

How long depends on how fast you are going.

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#523962 - 07/29/09 11:16 PM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: floatinghat]
Neal M Offline
The Enemy

Registered: 12/13/99
Posts: 2785
Loc: Bainbridge Island and Sappho, ...
Basically straight across from shilshoe.... get a map though. About 4 to 5 miles across.

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#524000 - 07/30/09 01:01 AM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: Neal M]
Sky-Guy Offline
The Tide is Changing

Registered: 08/31/00
Posts: 7130
Loc: Everett
Due NW from Shilshole. I'll be launching tomorrow night from Shilshole around 415ish, and can point it out if you're there. I'll be in a black Denali towing a white Arima.
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#524006 - 07/30/09 01:12 AM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: Sky-Guy]
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Poodle Smolt

Registered: 05/03/01
Posts: 10978
Loc: McCleary, WA
I was going to say W by NW out of Shilshole.
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#524009 - 07/30/09 01:21 AM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: Dogfish]
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Poon it! Poon it! Poon it!

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1718
Loc: Yarrow Point
You know, I think there are two good things to do:

1. Go to any fishing tackle shop and get the "Fish 'n Map" of South Puget sound ($7)
2. Get online and open up google earth (free!)

With these two tools you can plan yourself some EXCELLENT trips!

If you're feeling particularly fired up, get the North Puget Sound map too, for another $7 and you'll be covered for a long while.
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#524348 - 07/31/09 01:46 AM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: IrishRogue]
chrome Offline
Fry

Registered: 03/04/02
Posts: 36
Thanks for the info guys!
I got the map, and we went out for a couple of hours. Trolling along...my rod with the coho killer and small flasher goes off at 90 ft...i'm thinking my 0-fer streak since October 08 is over....rod is bouncing...
...
.,.
Dogfish! haha. I hit a small shaker, and the dogfish ate the shaker and set off the rod.

Still a great night to be on the water:)

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#524375 - 07/31/09 10:04 AM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: chrome]
lovetofish365 Offline
Hahahaha haha ha

Registered: 04/07/07
Posts: 1884
Loc: Silverdale WA
crome...good to see you found it...unless you are using bait, try speeding it up, you are way less likley to catch a dogfish...we have not got one all year...hahaha...we prob will now...hahahha...c
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#524386 - 07/31/09 11:09 AM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: lovetofish365]
Cam Offline
Fry

Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 32
Loc: Puyallup
I heard meadow point is producing too. Just hang a right just past the point there.

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#524388 - 07/31/09 11:15 AM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: Cam]
Cam Offline
Fry

Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 32
Loc: Puyallup
A few years back my good friend Chris Alton and I headed out of the marina there in a 12 foot john boat with a 8hp motor. We cruised all the way across the sound to Jeffs head on glass. Well of course 4 hours later we came back in 1-2ft chop, what a ride! He hooked up right around the green tank bouy on the way over, released a 20 pounder. If I remember right we were out of bounds. I told him to head to Eb, but he let it go. Made the fish gods happy that year, as this year it's been fish on!


Edited by Cam (07/31/09 11:15 AM)

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#524585 - 08/01/09 01:07 AM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: Cam]
Slick50 Offline
Fry

Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Seattle
Does anyone have comments on the evening fishing? I can't get out in the mornings usually. Is there a good bite in the evening anywhere near Shilshole?

I see Jeff Head and Skiff Point as possibilites. And Meadow Point maybe?

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#524628 - 08/01/09 12:18 PM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: Slick50]
floatinghat Offline
Returning Adult

Registered: 06/11/07
Posts: 394
Loc: West of Seattle

Skiff and Yeomalt have been slow, I've spend a fair amount of time there and have only seen rezzie silvers taken. Seams to be kind of tweener right now.

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#524633 - 08/01/09 12:48 PM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: floatinghat]
Slick50 Offline
Fry

Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Seattle
Hat,

Thanks for that. I will give it another week and see if it picks up.

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#524668 - 08/01/09 05:16 PM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: Slick50]
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Rico Suave

Registered: 11/06/05
Posts: 2596
Loc: Whidbey Island
Jeff head sucks, rarely a fish is caught there, that is the reason for all the boats there.
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#524820 - 08/02/09 01:18 PM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: Addicted]
Slick50 Offline
Fry

Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Seattle
I am not sure I follow...

There are no fish caught there, but there are always people fishing there? That does not make sense to me.

In you opinion, what is the area to fish then?

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#524824 - 08/02/09 01:29 PM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: Slick50]
seastrike Offline
Hey Man....It's cool...

Registered: 08/18/02
Posts: 4323
Loc: seattle
Richard was just messing with you there Slick. Jeff produces. Study a chart though as it can be a downrigger ball eater if you aren't aware of the structure. Can also be very weedy.

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#524829 - 08/02/09 01:39 PM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: Addicted]
WN1A Offline
Spawner

Registered: 09/17/04
Posts: 583
Loc: Seattle
Originally Posted By: Addicted
Jeff head sucks, rarely a fish is caught there, that is the reason for all the boats there.


In a backhanded way this is really all the advice you need to learn to catch salmon in Puget Sound, particularly if you are a downrigger fisherman. Go to the biggest concentration of boats you can find and watch who catches fish. Follow them, match their speed, lures, and depth their fishing. Learn by observation and an occasional question. Be the report that everyone else is reading rather than fishing.

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#524848 - 08/02/09 03:13 PM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: WN1A]
One Way Offline
Call me Sir

Registered: 06/01/06
Posts: 1328
Loc: San Rafael, Ca. & Whidbey Isla...
Well said WN1A

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#524856 - 08/02/09 03:46 PM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: One Way]
Slick50 Offline
Fry

Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Seattle
Thanks fellas. I do pay pretty close attention when I am able to get out and fish. I just have limited time and would like to make the most of my opportunities when I get a chance to be on the water. I will keep trying!

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#524857 - 08/02/09 03:48 PM Re: Friend just got a boat, how to get to Jeff Head? [Re: Slick50]
uglybugger Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 03/30/06
Posts: 221
Loc: everett,wa
I heard that edmonds produced some fish on sat. off the oil docks, and out front of the pier.
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