Fishing Report for March 24, 2014

Bob Meyer

Monday, March 24 2014

Sometimes I wish I could just write “same-same” when fishing is slow, and conditions don’t change much. We do have large schools of herring at various depths, mostly in 250 to 300 feet of water. We still do not have any concentrations of salmon in our vicinity. I hope we don’t have to wait another month for the fish to show, as they regularly migrate through in late April to early May. Historically, April was okay for chinook numbers, and we fished them inshore at the Grande and Thrasher in the 150 to 200 foot water depths. 

This time of year the herring have great movement, going from the shallows to spawn then back into the deep water. Even in times of good chinook abundance, chinook fishing was hit-and-miss in late March. Let’s hope for some hits, soon.

Prawning is still good off the Flat Tops; expect 125 to 150 per trap. Tuna cat food fished on the 350 foot contour will provide best results.

Good fishing!     

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