Fishing Report for July 25, 2017

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, July 25 2017

Chinook fishing remains sporadic, with some trips producing easy fishing for good sized chinook, and others showing mostly undersized with one or two legal fish. Grande through Whalebone, and Entrance, are the two main locales of interest. Bottom bouncing in 120 to 160 feet of water is the “go to” method when fishing the Grande area. At Entrance, when fishing the “Money Hole” or outside the Reef, depths can go 180 to 260 feet. Baits of interest include Rhys Davis teasers in green/chartreuse, spoons in Cop Car, Kitchen Sink, Pink Sink, silver/blue, or hoochies in Blue Meany or T-Rex.

There is the odd coho around the Flat Tops, relatively good concentrations off the Fingers, and some off Entrance. These are mostly found deep, 160 to 180 feet. They are growing rapidly, and weighing around five to six pounds now. The trick is finding adipose-clipped hatchery fish, as 80 per cent are wild fish and cannot be retained.

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

The prawns are starting to recover, with 30 per trap being an average haul. I’m going to give it a while longer before I start prawning again.

Good fishing!

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