Ediz Hook can be extremely good for winter blackmouth or Summer Chinook. As you can see by the yellow troll line anglers can round the corner from “The Hook” and begin trolling Ediz Hook. During summer months big kings often move shallow into 25 to 45-feet. Typically the blackmouth stay in the 80 to 140-foot contour. This area can hide unseen commercial crab pot buoys so beware and be ready to turn quickly as these buoys are often barely above water.
Ediz Hook fishes well on an outgoing or incoming tide. The best area, in my opinion starts at the U.S. Coast Guard station and continues West along the spit all the way to the old mill. Like all other areas search for bait and you will find hungry blackmouth. While I like to keep my gear close to bottom, this is an area that has lots of big rocks, lost crab pots and other debris that can ruin your day. With that warning out of the way try to keep your gear close, but not to close, usually within 20 feet off bottom and make sure someone is watching and calling out depths to the angler maintaining depth control.
Best depths: 90 to 140-feet
Best methods: trolling within 10 to 20-feet of bottom.
Best trolling lures: Coho Killers, mini FAT Squids, Squiddy Squids, Kingfisher Spoons and Floochies.
Boat launches: Best access is from Ediz Hook launch or Port of Port Angles launch.