Fishing Report for August 7, 2018

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, August 7 2018

Chinook and coho fishing dropped off dramatically this past week. Trolling the small plugs in shallow depths went cold, and the only chinook we hooked were deep, 200 to 220 feet. There are a few chinook present at Thrasher, Entrance and the Grande, but you put in lots of time catching them. Hopefully the traditional run of mature, larger fish will start to flow through this week. The main producers trolling were the T-Rex hoochie, Evil Eye spoon, and whole anchovy fished in Rhys Davis teasers.

Coho numbers dropped off too. We’re still catching two or three a trip, but most are wild fish, and must be released. The three-inch Evil Eye, and small hoochies, have been luring the coho.

The ling and rockfish seemed to perk up this week - 70 feet seemed to be the primary depth for both species.

Prawning is good again. Expect 80 to 120 a trap. The 350 foot contour off the Flat Tops is the place to be.

Island Fisherman did an article and wonderful video on the Silver Blue last month. If you would like to see it, go to, or to Island Fisherman magazine online.

Good fishing!

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