Fishing Report for July 23, 2012
Chinook fishing remains on the quiet side locally.
We’ve been managing to hook a fish or two bottom bouncing Whalebone, and there are some fish in the shallows off the green can at Departure Bay, but we need a fresh run of fish to arrive soon!
The chinook we are catching are beautiful fish!
They are all in the 15 to 19 pound range, and thick and full of fight. Lures of note include tiny strip in green/chartreuse, Coyotes or Silver Horde in glow green/silver (Mongoose) or Kitchen Sink, or the Kripple K spoon. There is the very occasional coho being caught. Remember to only retain hatchery (adipose fin clipped) coho.
The ling seem to be holding in 50 to 100 feet of water. Try large jigs, bait or plastics for the ling.
Prawning is OK, expect 40 to 60 per trap. Try tuna cat food fished at 350 feet off the Flat Tops for best success.
Bob Meyer is the owner/operator of Silver Blue Charters based out of Silva Bay, Gabriola. Tel: 247-8807 fax: 247-9700.