Fishing Report for April 17, 2018

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, April 17 2018

There are small pockets of Chinook spread out inshore, and offshore, Thrasher to the Fingers. I finally fished offshore in the 600 to 800 foot depths from The Flat Tops to the waterfall, after hearing sporadic good reports from that area. We got beat up in 25 knot Southwesterly winds, and only hooked two fish, so came into my normal pattern of waterfall to Grande in the 160 foot depth. We quickly caught an 8 and 10 pound Chinook on the Evil Eye fished near the bottom. Clyde had no success that same day in the deep off the Fingers, then went out today (the 12th) and landed 7 legal Chinook (releasing 3 of them) in an hour and a half in 1,000 feet of water way out from the Fingers. Offshore downrigger depths are 120 to 180 feet, with 140 being the primary producer. The Pink Sink spoon, and Blue Meany hoochie are catching a lot of fish lately.

Prawning is still good off the Flat Tops. The numbers aren’t huge (50 to 70 per trap), but the size is tremendous, lots of jumbos that aren’t females. Try 350 to 380 feet, with good old tuna cat food as bait.

Good fishing!

Bob Meyer is the owner/operator of Silver Blue Charters. 250-247-8807,