Fishing Report for September 15, 2014

Bob Meyer

Tuesday, September 16 2014

The Brauns came down from Alberta, and caught two ling, two chinook and a coho on Sept. 11th on the SilverBlue. Submitted photo

Chinook fishing was very erratic this past week. Some days good, other days poor. Today (Sept. 11), we hooked five chinook in about an hour and a half off Thrasher, but only managed to bring two in the boat - a 10 and a 15 pounder. These were taken at 180 feet on tiny strip in green/chartreuse, using the Cabezon’s Betsy flasher - I’ve never used these flashers before. The Cabezon worked one onto the boat a week ago, preferring the old standard green/glow, and Purple Haze Hot Spots. It works great. Clyde, Del and Dane are still jigging nice 10 to 15 pound chinook with regularity off Hudson Rock. Preferred method is jigging at 60 feet, in about 100 feet of water. 

The sockeye are streaming up the Fraser. Clyde said the rough count so far is 40 million fish in the river. The late summer sockeye apparently swim up to 40 miles a day, so keeping up with them could be a chore. People fishing off the mouth of the Fraser had easy limits this week. There are a few coho around the Fingers and offshore Grande. Most of these are in the 6 to 7 pound bracket, and found at 100 to 160 feet. Ling fishing was very good this past week at Gabriola Reef. 

Most fish were taken at 60 to 70 feet on large bait. 

Prawning is still good off the Flat Tops, but there are lots of smaller prawns now, and some of the really large ones are female spawners that should be released - 320 to 350 feet with good old tuna cat food does the trick.

Good fishing!  

Bob Meyer is the owner/operator of Silver Blue Charters based out of Silva Bay, Gabriola. Tel: 247-8807 fax: 247-9700.