Fishing Report for August 13, 2012
It’s been a hilarious week, out in the thunder storm and 25 knot winds. Strangely, I’ve barely salmon fished this week, as the people on board wanted ling and rockfish. And, that has been excellent. Gabriola Reef has lots of bait, and the ling are in 40 feet of water, preferring large bait. The one great report on the salmon fishing was from Huey and Robert Tufnail, who boated a 22 and 30 pound chinook at dusk at Thrasher. These were taken on the Kitchen Sink and Irish Creme at 110 feet. The Neck Point/Rocky Point areas off Nanaimo have been producing well in the evening, but are slow in the morning and daylight hours. These fish are predominantly in shallow water, and some folks have been jigging them! Very cool, and old school. I’m going to try some salmon jigging off Thrasher this week.
Prawning is coming on strong, with an average of 100 per trap this week. Crabbing has been okay, with an average of 3 legals per trap.
Bob Meyer is the owner/operator of Silver Blue Charters based out of Silva Bay, Gabriola. Tel: 247-8807 fax: 247-9700.