Fishing Report for June 3, 2013

Bob Meyer

Monday, June 3 2013

The only problem with the chinook fishery over the past week is that there are too many choices! The Vancouver charter boats have been starting in 1,200 feet of water fishing into Thrasher, and sometimes finding nice schools of fish. The offshore fishery off Silva Bay on the 600-foot contour is sometimes very nice. Predator worked the 120 to 140 circle between Thrasher and the green can, and had a very good bite. The Flat Tops have a nice mix of 10 to 15 pounders, mixed in with some very large fish. The Grande to the waterfall is occasionally fishing well, too. Turn left, turn right? Depths have ranged all the way from 30 to 60 feet, down to 100 to 140. Lures of note include the Rhys Davis teaser in green/chartreuse, Coyote or Silver Horde spoons in Bob Marley, Lemon Lime, Mongoose (glow green/silver), or hoochies in lime spackleback. Lots of undersized fish in the mix, which should be gently released!

More coho are being caught! These are open for retention as of June 1, if they are missing their adipose fin. They are fairly abundant offshore, and if you are targeting them, try shortening up the leaders, bumping up the speed, and using 3-inch spoons.

Ling fishing is good off Gabriola Reef. Try fishing on the bottom in 30 to 60 feet of water with large bait, jigs or plastics.

Don't forget the annual Silva Bay Fishing Derby is coming up on June 15 and 16. Weigh persons are needed for both Saturday June 15th, and Sunday June 16th. Free lunch or dinner and all sorts of fish lies to the lucky individuals that participate!

Good fishing!  

Bob Meyer is the owner/operator of Silver Blue Charters based out of Silva Bay, Gabriola. Tel: 247-8807 fax: 247-9700.