Fishing Report for October 3, 2018

Bob Meyer

Wednesday, October 3 2018

Chinook fishing remains basically the same. Some undersized mixed in with the occasional 8 to 12 pound fish in the Grande to Waterfall area, Entrance and Thrasher. Try bottom bouncing in 160 to 180 feet of water with Blue Meany or T?Rex hoochies, or the Evil Eye or Kitchen Sink spoons.

The coho are sparse locally, maybe all the rains triggered an early entry into the rivers this year. Sockeye fishing is coming to an end off the Fraser also. The next species to wander through is the chums, which have been in great abundance the past two years. But, as the commercial fishermen will tell you, the best way to troll for chums locally is with a gillnet!

Ling and rockfish have closed until May 1, 2019, which only leaves sole, kelp greenling and cabezon as bottom fish target species over the winter months.

Prawning is excellent off the Flat Tops, but some egg-bearing females have started to show in the traps. 

It is now law to release these, so please be aware, and do so.

Good fishing!

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