Fishing Report for September 30, 2013

Bob Meyer

Monday, September 30 2013

There were still a few quality chinook and coho to be found last week, although with the rains coming this weekend, the fish will be on the move towards the rivers. Entrance Reef sometimes holds a lot of bait, and the occasional fish, skimming the “wall” of the Northeast ridge. There are still a few coho off Nanaimo waters, and mostly sublegal chinook in the Grande/Thrasher area. The past two years there has been a large influx of early winter chinook in the Grande area in mid October. Most of these were sublegal, but there were some 8 to 12 pounders in the mix.

Darren Agnew and Andre Nobels with “Bucky’s” Birthday fish. Bob Meyer photo

Ling and rockfish close October 1, so if you are reading this on Monday, better go fishing if you want some for the freezer!

Prawning will continue to be good over the winter, if past trends hold true. Try good old tuna cat food at 320 to 350 feet off the Flat Tops for best results.

Good fishing!

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