Fishing Report for August 25, 2015

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, August 25 2015

Chinook fishing is still spotty in our waters. There are some fish being taken in the shallower water off Thrasher, bottombouncing the Grande, and off Entrance and Entrance Reef. The most interesting thing I heard this week was that two fish were jigged in 35 feet of water off Thrasher - very old school, and very cool.

 Mostly, it’s fishing the contours from 100 to 200 feet at 120 to 200 feet on the downriggers. Baits of interest include Rhys Davis clear green scale teasers, Silver Horde or Coyote spoons in Killy McGee, Homeland Security, Bob Marley or Pink Sink. There are some nice, mature fish to the mid-twenty pound range in the area. Make sure to check your baits frequently while trolling, as the immature coho are rampant, and you can troll them around unseen otherwise. The pinks are still flowing through. There are some at Thrasher, but outside Entrance Reef is the most dependable spot for them. I’ve just been using my chinook spoons, Killy McGee and Homeland Security, and hoping for chinook while catching them - 140 to 160 feet seems to be the best depths there. We kept our first adult hatchery coho this week. It weighed about four pounds. There seems to be more coho off Nanaimo than Gabriola. Hopefully this fishery will improve soon.

Ling fishing is okay off Entrance and Thrasher - bottombouncing in 30 to 70 feet of water with large bait, plastics or jigs is best. Prawning hasn’t recovered yet. We’re still only getting about 20 to 25 per trap.

Good fishing! 

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