Fishing Report for March 7, 2017
Chinook fishing has been spotty in most areas, which is not unusual during the herring spawn. The bulk of the herring migrate from the W.C.V.I., then mix with our local stocks, come inshore and spawn. They then migrate back out to deeper waters, and naturally the salmon are following them, feeding. So, lots of movement of fish and bait.
Porlier, Thrasher, Grande to the waterfall, all hold some fish, but it seems to be slower off Nanaimo. Again, try bottom-bouncing in 150 to 200 feet of water, with Rhys Davis teasers and bait, spoons in Evil Eye or Watermelon, or the T-Rex hoochie.
Prawning is still worthwhile off the Flat Tops. Use tuna cat food fished on the 350 foot contour for best results.
Bob Meyer is the owner/operator of Silver Blue Charters. 250-247-8807,