Fishing Report for June 24, 2020

Bob Meyer  

Wednesday, June 24 2020

  Well, the good news is that Chinook open for a one per person per day retention fishery on July 15th. The bad news is that D.F.O. has put in a 80 cm. top end size limit until September 1st this year. From September 1st onward, you can retain two Chinook with no top end size limit.

Chinook and Coho fishing dropped off this week, as there was a absolute draught of herring showing locally. I fished Thrasher and the Grande Thursday, and saw one legitimate bait school in my travels. There are pockets of fish if you can find the bait, and hopefully everything will coagulate nicely again this week! Thrasher, Grande, Entrance, and the Fingers traditionally fish well this time of year.

We have cancelled the Silva Bay Fishing Derby scheduled for August 8th and 9th. It would have been impossible to socially distance all the people at the weigh in at the gas dock, and the 150 people who attend the awards ceremony. Hopefully, we will come back bigger and better in 2021! The Harbour Chandler has graciously donated the $4,000 Lowrance structure finder, and we will be auctioning or raffling this off, and donating the proceeds to The Nanaimo River hatchery. I will provide details of how to enter this process, soon.

The commercial prawners are out in force! Most of he activity is centered at Thrasher and Entrance, so be careful trolling in these areas! Remember too that they love tossing their gear over sport prawn traps. I have burned out two motors on my power puller trying to retrieve my gear after they have done so.

Good fishing!    

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