Fishing Report for Aug. 22, 2017

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, August 22 2017

Chinook fishing is very sporadic at this point. There are some large fish at Thrasher, Grande to Whalebone, and Entrance, but it is very hit and miss. There are loads of small coho at Thrasher, which makes it very difficult to fish. I pulled two lines eight times last night, and there were 14 coho on them. You really wonder how much time you’re spending actually fishing before they get on the lines. 

Depths have ranged 140 to 220 feet, and the Evil Eye, silver/blue, and Pink Sink have been the primary spoons. Hoochies in T-Rex and Blue Meany are also working well. There are some nice fish in the 18 to 24 pound range, if you are lucky enough to catch them.

The coho and pink are not around in good numbers locally. They seem to be more centred off The Fingers. I wish they’d come on down for a southern vacation.

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

The prawning has come back. Some traps are producing 100, and most two-trap pulls are getting between 150 and 200. Tuna cat food at the 350 foot contour is showing best results.

Good fishing!

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