Fishing Report for Oct. 10, 2017

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, October 10 2017

There is the very occasional legal chinook (7 to 12 pounds) mixed in with the many release sized (3 to 5 pound) chinook while fishing from the Grande to Waterfall. I’ve been running Evil Eye and Cop Car spoons, or T-Rex and Blue Meany hoochies at 140 feet to the bottom in 160 to 170 feet of water. Check frequently for the small coho, as they don’t show up on the riggers.

Ling and rockfish are now closed. They will open again on May 1, 2018. Pink salmon and halibut are now closed in Area 17.  

Prawning is so good that people should be aware that their personal limit is 200 per day. When fishing multiple traps (legal limit is two traps per person), this can be reached very easily. We are sometimes catching 125 to 150 prawns per trap. Also, be aware that due to commercial interception that prawn stocks are actually dramatically declining in the Gulf. We are very fortunate to have the abundance that we inherit off Gabriola – so, take what you need, and leave the rest to propagate.

The big Nanaimo River hatchery fundraiser sale is coming on November 5. 

If you have worthwhile fishing gear to donate, please drop it off at Harbour Chandler with Dane, and Clyde will sort and sell it, and donate the proceeds. Thanks. 

Good fishing!  

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