Fishing Report for July 24, 2018

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, July 24 2018

The wind, the wind, the wind, the wind, the wind. How can I miss you if you won’t go away?

If you can get out Chinook and Coho fishing can be very good. Thrasher to Green Can did become more moody this week, as the bait and the fish seem to move in and out.

One day you load up, the next it’s very much working for the fish. 

You can try any one of three methods here. I have been trolling small plugs in relatively shallow water depths, 80 to 100 feet. There are fish out on the shelf, at 160 to 180 hitting T-Rex hoochies and various spoons. 

Jigging the shallows has come on also, and fishing 30 to 40 feet under the bait schools with MacDeeps, Perkins, Half Jigs, and Lil’ Nibbs will be the most fun you can have salmon fishing. 

Dane, Jimmy, Clyde, and Steve have been going insane catching fish jigging off the Fingers this week. 

Some of the catches have been remarkable. 

Entrance Island and Reef also has both Coho and Chinook. 

This is a good place to jig, or troll the shallows in water depths of 60 to 120 feet.  Grande to waterfall has some Chinook and Coho present, mostly by bottom bouncing in 135 feet of water.

Ling seems to have come on this week at Thrasher, the Flat Tops, and Entrance Reef. 

Please remember to release any fish over 15 pounds, as they can produce up to 600,000 eggs. Kill the big fish, kill the fishery!

Prawning is worthwhile off the Flat Tops. Try tuna cat food on the 350 foot contour for best results.

Good fishing!

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