Fishing Report for Feb. 27, 2018

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, February 27 2018

Chinook fishing is still very worthwhile off Thrasher, although the ratio of keepers to undersized seems to have dropped off to one legal per 6 or 7 fish. Fishing off the can buoy in 160 to 180 feet of water, with the lines at 140 to the bottom seems to be the method of choice over the past month. Baits of choice include Rhys Davis teasers with whole or strip baits in clear green scale, spoons in Silver/Blue, Evil Eye, or Pink Sink, or the T-Rex or Blue Meany hoochies. Tomic plugs in Purple Haze, Pink Pearl, or Perch are worth a look, also.

D.F.O. requested some Coho D.N.A, so Clyde and Steve trucked up to the Winchelsea’s today. They landed and D.N.A.’d 31 blueback, most of which were over 12 inches, and 1/3rd of which were of hatchery origin. This is fantastic news!!!!!! It means the Coho have over wintered in the Gulf, and should stay here for the summer. A strong Coho fishery would be such a gift!

Prawning is still good off the Flat Tops. Try tuna cat food fished on the 350 to 400 foot contour. Please remember to throw back the berried females!

Good fishing.  

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