Fishing Report for October 17, 2018

Bob Meyer

Wednesday, October 17 2018

Clyde brought to my attention that the local Chinook daily limit is back to two starting October 1st. Since the majority of mature Chinook are up river, the need for conservation is lowered. It will be interesting to see if they reinstate the one per day limit next year. The local Orca Chinook food supply and reduced stocks in some lower Fraser tributary rivers were the reasons given for the lowered sport limit on Chinook. It would sure be nice to retain one wild Coho next year! The abundance was surely sufficient to support this fishery this year.

Chinook fishing is pretty much the same locally. Mostly undersized Chinook, with the occasional 8 to 12 pound keeper mixed in. Bottom bouncing with Blue Meany hoochies or Watermelon spoons in 140 to 180 feet of water at Grande through the waterfall, or Thrasher is the best method.

Prawning is still great for numbers, but the average size has declined. I’m doing more sorting now, and releasing the smaller prawns, as well as the big female spawners.

Good fishing.

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