Fishing Report for Dec 5, 2017

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, December 5 2017

Same same. Undersized Chinook at the Grande and Thrasher. The good news is that there are still some immature Coho in the Gulf, which means they might over winter, rather than migrating to the West Coast. I wonder if the ill conceived krill fishery is still ongoing in the Gulf? That is the primary food source for immature Coho, gives them the beautiful orange flesh, and their incredible growth rate. D.F.O. opened up a commercial krill fishery years ago, mostly to feed farm salmon. This is a demonstrably ignorant practice, taking more food out of the Gulf chain, instead of feeding the very Coho stocks they’re so worried about. Mix this in with the commercial herring fishery, and D.F.O. gets an “F” in it’s doctrine of protecting and providing for our indigenous salmon stocks.

Unfortunately, someone took it upon themselves to raid my prawn traps, again. This hasn’t happened since the summer of 2016, and I had hoped it was someone from off island. But, obviously it is not! If you have a boat, and a prawn trap puller, then you must be prawning. Are you that desperate (or, perhaps, illegally selling them) that you need mine, as well as your own? I am a firm believer in karma, so, fill your boots. It will come back to you! And, if I catch you, it will quite amusing to watch!

Good fishing!

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