Fishing Report for August 16, 2016

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, August 16 2016

Chinook fishing was quite good at the Money Hole and Thrasher this week. You can fish outside the structure at Entrance Reef or go inside to the slot, and there were fish both places. It was funny watching the Bon Chovie fleet and Predator working the Money Hole. 

It looked like a parade ground with the boats following each other through the circuit. Most of the fish were caught on the bottom in that area, and at 140 to 220 feet outside the structure. 

Thrasher came on midweek, and there are some large fish there. The old school pattern of fishing the half-moon between Thrasher and the can in 140 to 160 feet of water depth was the best method. Lures of choice included bait in Rhys Davis clear green scale or green/chartreuse, spoons in Evil Eye, Killy McGee, Pink Sink or watermelon, or the T-Rex or Blue Meany hoochie.

Dave Ayou with a 20 and 15 pound Chinook taken at Thrasher August 10th on the SilverBlue. Submitted photo

The coho seem to have dissipated locally. We have been going out into 700 feet of water for the occasional encounter. 

They are generally at 85 to 140 feet on the downriggers. Ling fishing is good off Gabriola Reef and Entrance Reef. Try large herring, plastics or jigs in 35 to 80 feet of water for best results.

The prawns are back! We set two traps and got 150 prawns midweek. 

Try good old tuna cat food at 350 off the Flat Tops for best results.

Good fishing!

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