Fishing Report for August 14, 2019

Bob Meyer  

Wednesday, August 14 2019

  The Chinook are staging early off the Sand Heads, and fishing is terrific there. Unfortunately, that means that a lot of the mature fish have vacated Gabriola to go on their spawning run. 

There are still some Chinook in our area, and more fish should pass through. The best fishing last week was done by Clyde Wicks and crew jigging Entrance Reef. They had two days of “T.V.” fishing, where they hooked fish after fish on two ounce jigs in shallow water. This has slowed in the past few days, as surface bait schools have dissipated. Trolling is producing lots of undersized, and some nice mid sized fish off Entrance, The Fingers, and the Flat Tops.

  Coho are spread out everywhere, but there is no huge abundance anywhere. We have been catching one to three Coho every trip at Entrance, the Grande, and Thrasher, but only two in ten are hatchery.

  There is the occasional Pink being caught off Entrance, and they should make a big time appearance soon, if they are indeed spreading out into their normal haunts.

  Prawning is terrific off the Flat tops. I have never seen the average size so large, with no female spawners. Good fishing!   

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