Coyote Bank gets red hot for Winter blackmouth at times but has a few drawbacks. Coyote Bank sits 11 nautical miles from the tip of Ediz Hook in the middle of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Getting there can be rough at times so always watch the weather, better safe than sorry.
Trolling close to the bottom here just does not pay off because of the high amounts of rockfish and baby lingcod. Instead, I typically keep lures and bait 30 to 40 feet off bottom. When trolling the top of the bank be ready to speed up to avoid the large schools of rockfish. The best troll to avoid rockfish and lingcod is on the sloped side of the bank. Also be aware of your location at all times as the Canadian border runs at an angle through the bank.
Best Tides: high or low
Best depths: 120 to 160-feet.
Best methods: trolling within 30 to 40-feet of bottom.
Best trolling lures: mini FAT Squids, Squiddy Squids, Coho Killers, Kingfisher Spoons and Floochies.
Boat launches: Best access is from Ediz Hook launch, Port of Port Angles launch or John Wayne Marina.