Fishing Report for September 4, 2019

Bob Meyer  

Wednesday, September 4 2019

We have been catching some gorgeous Chinook in the 18 to 23 pound range in the past week. These are mature fish, ready to go up the rivers, some even attaining that “golden glow” that they obtain shortly before spawning. The Grande has been very productive, fishing shallow, 75 to 85 feet. Entrance and Thrasher are also producing some quality fish, which are generally found deeper, 180 to 250 feet. Cookies and Cream, or Cop Car spoons, or the cuttlefish T-Rex hoochie have been lures of choice. The jigging has dropped off over the past two weeks, which is strange, as this time of year usually is good for jigging.

There is the occasional Coho roaming about, but not in great numbers. There are Pinks distributed throughout our waters, with the main concentration being off Entrance. Pink hoochies on 24 inch leaders will entice both the Pinks and Coho lately. The Phair family joined me on the Silver Blue on August 29th and caught a rare trifecta of Chinook, Coho, and Pinks on one trip. 

Prawning is still terrific, but there are a few female spawners in the mix. It is now law that they must be released, so give them some extra scrutiny in sorting.

Good fishing!

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