Fishing Report for August 11, 2015

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, August 11 2015

The teener chinook seemed to get scarcer later in the week, only to be replaced by a lot of undersized from 3 to 5 pounds. Thrasher and Entrance Reef had been producing some nice fish, but we are now in need of a new wave of fresh fish. Outside Entrance Reef in the 200 to 230 foot depths is alive with pinks and bait. and lots of small chinook. Try using strip in clear green scale teasers, Killy MaGee, Pink Sink, or Homeland Security spoons, or the green spackle back hoochie. The pinks are biting at 140 to 160 feet, and will take the three inch models of the same spoons. I wonder where this run of pinks is headed. They are really small for adult fish, 3 to 4 pounds. 

The Fraser fish are generally much larger, so I’m guessing Vancouver Island streams. The pinks are very good the day you catch them, and good smoked. You don’t want to leave them in the fridge very long, as they go mushy.

Ling fishing is still okay at Gabriola Reef and Entrance Reef, but there sure doesn’t seem to be the abundance of a couple of years ago. Try large bait, plastics or jigs at 30 to 90 feet for the toothy varmints.

Prawning is still slow, 10 to 30 a trap. 400 feet seems to be producing better of late, than our normal 350.

Good fishing!    

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