Fishing Report for May 2, 2017

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, May 2 2017

Chinook fishing is still burning hot out there. Mid-week has produced some larger fish, from the high teens to low twenties. Most boats are fishing offshore in 600 feet of water from the Fingers to Thrasher, but others are also catching fish inshore at Thrasher and the Grande to Waterfall. 

Depths are highly variable, anywhere from 80 to 200 feet. Lures of choice remain pretty much the same: Rhys Davis teasers for whole or strip baits in green/chartreuse; spoons in Evil Eye, Killy McGee, glow green/white, Knight Rider, Pink Sink or Watermelon; or the T-Rex or glow white hoochie. 

Some anglers have gone to 4 to 6 inch Tomic plugs in a Blue Meany pattern, and remark how often the fish jump when they’re not towing a flasher. It is fascinating cleaning the fish, as there is no dominant flesh tone. They come in red, orange, marbled, pink, and white. 

Ling and rockfish open May 1 in Area 17. Please, only take what you need for dinner, and let any ling over 15 pounds go. They are the large, egg-bearing females, and need our protection.

Commercial prawn season opens May 7, so I’m putting the traps away. Prawning has been very slow over the past week, and is not worth the time spent.

Good fishing!

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