Fishing Report for June 21, 2016

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, June 28 2016

Well, the rains came, the wind stayed down, and the fish proved to be mostly fickle, but the Silva Bay Salmon Derby was a roaring success anyway! 

Tony Harvey won the largest Chinook salmon prize of a 9.9 Yamaha motor from Parker Marine for his 23.61 pound Chinook. 

Nina Wheatley won the draw for the Lowrance structure finder donated by the Harbour Chandler. 

Dale Kuopinak won largest Coho with a 7.53 pound fish.  

Approximately 150 prizes were distributed for various categories, and 244 anglers participated in the derby. 

Many thanks to Clyde Wicks and Regan Lall for their organizational abilities. Thanks for our weigh crew, Norm (Woodchuck) Perron, Peter (Little Woodchuck) Wuitchik, John L’hirondelle, and Chris Doherty. And to our fabulous cooks, Tannie and Sabrina Meyer, and to Village Food Market and IGA for providing the burgies! And to our ticket distributors, Silva Bay Marina, Page’s, North Road Sports, Island Home and Garden, Harbour Chandler, and Gone Fishin’!

Most of the newsworthy fish in the derby were taken off Entrance Island, fishing very deep with bait. Grande through Whalebone was littered with undersized fish, and Thrasher had very short bite times.

A few boats did remarkably well, while most had to really work for their fish. Ironically, the Grande to Whalebone area came on again, just after the derby.

Good fishing!

Thanks to all of our sponsors! 

Without your generosity this event would not be possible!

Silva Bay  Derby  2016  Sponsors: Ace Line Haulers; Amundson; Arbutus Home Building Supply; Berry’s Bait; Cabela’s; Canadian Tire; DeWalt Tools; Department Fisheries and Oceans; Dueller Hands Free Plates; 5-Star Embroidery; Gabriola Sounder; Gallery Press; Gibbs/Delta Tackle; Gone Fishin; Go-Fish Charters; Gulf Island Seaplanes; Harbour Chandler; Home Hardware Nanaimo; IGA; Investors Syndicate/Ryan Reid; Island Home and Garden; John Luhr at Inter-Kraft Contracting; Jug Head Lures; Lighthours Lures; Lit’l Nibs Lures; Lowrance; Midland Tools; Milwaukee Tools; Mike Smith Traps; Normark; North Road Sports; OKI Tackle; Pacific Boat Brokers; Pacific Net and Twine; Pages Resort and Marina; Parker Marine Group; Paul Rickard; Pure Fishing Tackle; Redl; Ron Springer; Scotty Downriggers; SeaFour Lures; Shimano; Silver Blue Charters; Skippers Marine; Silva Bay Inn; Silva Bay Marina; Silva Bay Marine Repairs; Slegg Lumber; Task Tools; Vancouver Whale Watch; Village Food Market; Wholesale Sports; Yamaha.

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