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Bob Meyer


Tuesday, July 11 2017

Chinook fishing was all over the map this past week. The northwesterly winds were up in the morning, which coincided with the low tide change. So some mornings we fought the wind and tried to find shelter off the can buoy south of Thrasher. Some days the winds were so strong that we just waited and fished the evening high tide bite off the Grande. 

The evening bite turned out very well three times, while the mornings provided slower fishing. Bottom bouncing off the Grande in 150 feet of water with Cop Car spoons or T-Rex hoochies produced catches up to 22 pounds from the SilverBlue. 

The coolest thing that happened all week was jigging with Janelle Dee and family off the Grande in 60 feet of water. The intent of the trip was for the kids to catch and release small bottom fish, just for fun. However, we ended up with a 9 pound ling on a small swimmer tail, then Janelle hooked up a 20 pound chinook on very light tackle, and boated it herself, with assistance keeping the rod up from her mom. It was in the top ten coolest catches ever on the SilverBlue. Entrance Island is providing some good catches now also. The fish can be very deep there, up to 280 feet.

There is the occasional coho off the Grande and Thrasher, but the main concentration seems to be off the Fingers. Come on down guys, we love you.

Ling fishing is worthwhile off Gabriola and Entrance Reef. Try bait, jigs or plastics in 30 to 70 feet of water for the ling.

To the person raiding and stealing the crab traps in Silva Bay: you have been seen several times raiding traps. We know who you are. If you would like your name provided to the RCMP, just keep doing what you’re doing. And thanks for stealing my trap while I was on charter. Please consult the “get a life” section of the “how to be a human being” manual.

Good fishing!

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