Fishing Report for August 9, 2016

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, August 9 2016

  The big three day Northwesterly winds disrupted the good fishing we were enjoying. Why this happens is inexplicable, as you wouldn’t think the underwater conditions would change that dramatically. However, all the nice bait schools that were here before the blow are absent, and any bait schools I am seeing are down 300 to 350 feet. Hopefully, this will have all recovered by the time you read this, and the bait and Chinook will be in their normal haunts, again. Thrasher and Entrance are occasionally showing some nice fish, we landed a stout 26 pound Chinook at Entrance on August 3rd. Best depths have been 130 to 220 feet, with Rhys Davis teasers in clear green scale, spoons in Evil Eye, Killy McGee, Pink Sink or Kitchen Sink, or the T-Rex or Blue Meany Hoochie best baits.

  The Coho are moving around, also. Jack hooked up 25 Coho in a sitting off the Construction Zone, went back the next day and got none. We have been encountering them in the deep, 350 to 700 feet of water depth. On the downriggers, we are fishing at 85 to 160 feet. These fish are getting to be nice sized, 5 to 6 pounds, and to me, extraordinary to eat!

  Ling fishing is good off Gabriola Reef and Entrance Reef. Try large herring, jigs, or plastics in 35 to 70 feet of water for best results.

  The prawning is getting worrisome in it’s delayed recovery!  

  Good fishing!

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