Fishing Report for Aug. 1, 2017

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, August 1 2017

Chinook fishing was generally very good over the past week; three and four fish trips were common, with many undersized being released. Grande was hot early in the week, then slowed - outside Entrance Reef and the “Money Hole” heated up. The fish were generally 10 to 15 pounds, but Seigfried Penner’s 25 pound chinook (see left) topped the charts on the SilverBlue. Lures of choice included bait in clear green scale Rhys Davis teasers, spoons in Evil Eye, Cop Car, Pink Sink or Kitchen Sink, or hoochies in T-Rex or Blue Meany.

There are a few coho around, but I’ve not yet caught one of the hatchery variety, so we still have not retained one on the SilverBlue. They are being caught incidentally while fishing for chinook at 120 to 180 feet on the three-inch Evil Eye.

The pinks are supposedly coming in huge numbers soon. Try small pink hoochies or spoons on short leaders for the pinks.

Ling fishing is productive at Entrance and Gabriola Reef. Try large plastics, bait or jigs in 35 to 70 feet of water for best results.

Prawning is still relatively slow. I’ll wait a while yet before starting.

Good fishing!

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