Fishing Report for August 4, 2014

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, August 5 2014

Chinook fishing improved a bit last week, but it was still one or two fish per trip, if you managed to put them in the boat. Thor Simrose had a good week, landing fish to 27 pounds, and having multiple fish mornings. Thor’s system was to fish early, with anchovy as bait in the Grande to Flat Tops area.

Grande through Whalebone has been productive bottombouncing in 135 to 180 feet of water, and Thrasher has been occasionally producing fish from 135 to 180 feet. Lures of note include strip or whole baits in Rhys Davis teasers in clear green scale or green/chartreuse, spoons in Irish Cream or Killy McGee, or the T-Rex hoochie. 

Clyde and Dane had a trip from the ‘80s on Wednesday the 30th. They were jigging off Hudson Rock, over a huge school of chinook and coho. Vartan was with them and landed a 31 pounder, Dane and Clyde landed several fish in the 9 pound to 18 pound class, plus many coho. They were using 2-ounce jigs in 40 to 150 feet of water. I’m pulling out the old salmon jigs this week to give it a try!

There are still coho and pinks around, but the majority of them are back off the Fingers and Neck Point. There were good numbers of them in the 350 foot zone off the Grande last week, but this week only a few fish to be found at Thrasher and offshore.

Ling fishing is still good off the Flat Tops and Gabriola and Entrance Reefs. Try large bait, jigs or plastics at 35 to 150 feet for best results.

Prawning has been slow to mediocre this past week. Hopefully it will improve again soon.

Good fishing!

Bob Meyer is the owner/operator of Silver Blue Charters based out of Silva Bay, Gabriola. Tel: 247-8807 fax: 247-9700.