Fishing Report for August 2, 2016

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, August 2 2016

Chinook fishing was good all week, until the winds came. Both the deep water on the northwest side of Thrasher, and the structure in the hook, were producing some nice fish. These are very deep-bodied, wild, red-fleshed chinook. Depths generally range 140 to 160 feet, but some fish were taken as deep as 230 feet. The Money Hole and the deeper water outside Entrance Reef were showing some nice chinook also. Lures of choice included Rhys Davis teasers in clear green scale, spoons in Evil Eye, Killy McGee, Pink Sink, Kitchen Sink and watermelon, or the T-Rex or Blue Meany hoochie.

The coho are distributed in most places, with concentrations at Entrance and Thrasher in the 300 to 700 foot depths. Small spoons in Bob Marley or Killy McGee fished on four-foot leaders at 85 to 140 feet will attract these fish. It is so nice to see the coho around again.

Ling fishing is good off Gabriola and Entrance Reef. Last week I was using plug cut, eight-inch herring, on a 50 foot hump, and that seemed to work just fine.

Prawning still has not yet recovered. This is frightening, as usually we are starting to fish again by now. Here’s hoping.

Good fishing!

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