Fishing Report for September 8, 2014

Bob Meyer

Monday, September 8 2014

Submitted photo: The Cerniuk’s fished the SilverBlue on September 4th, and came away with a couple of nice salmon and a ling.

Chinook fishing was good over the past week. Trips on the SilverBlue produced 2 to 3 chinook in the 9 to 20 pound range. These were taken at Thrasher Rock at 160 feet on tiny strip in green/chartreuse. Dane, Del and Clyde continue to drift fish off Hudson Rock with good results. Trips again are resulting in lots of hookups, and 3 or 4 mid-teen fish per trip. They are jigging Lil Nibs, Perkins or MacDeeps at 40 feet. 

Entrance/Orlebar always shows some big fish this time of year (as does the tip of Whalebone), and a 34 pound chinook was reported caught off Entrance.

I haven’t pursued the pink/sockeye/coho this week with the shallow fished pink hoochies. We did catch a beautiful 9 pound coho off Thrasher while fishing for the chinook.

Ling fishing is solid off Gabriola Reef. Try water depths of 40 to 70 feet with large bait, jigs or plastics for the ling.

Prawning is very good off the Flat Tops. There are some berried prawns in the mix now, so be sure to release the big females. Tuna cat food fished at 320 to 350 will fill the traps. Thanks to the sailboaters who found my trap drifting off Thrasher, called me, and waited for me to come and retrieve it - pretty amazing that we were fishing a half mile from there when the call came in.

Good fishing!

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