Fishing Report for November 10, 2015

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, November 10 2015

It’s difficult to do a detailed report, as hardly anyone is fishing this time of year. There is still the stray coho and chum off Entrance and the Fingers. The winter chinook have not shown in any numbers yet. 

The commercial fishery is out in force chasing the chums, but I don’t know how they are doing. I did watch them do a gillnet set in front of my house, but didn’t see any fish hitting the deck. It is so strange watching a commercial fishery take place in a Rockfish Conservation Area. Admittedly, they are not likely to catch rockfish in a gillnet, but the optics are terrible. I don’t see why a conservation area is not a conservation area for everyone. 

We finally got our generic DNA samples back. I did not yet get my individual results. The hatchery fish we’d been catching were in large part from the Chilliwack River, which must have been a fabulous program.

While driving to Victoria I noticed the Cowichan and other rivers had good flow, which will finally be beneficial to the salmon. Hopefully the low levels did not affect the fish too adversely earlier in the fall.

Prawning remains good at Entrance, mediocre off the Flat Tops. Remember to release the berried females.

Good fishing!

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