Fishing has moved offshore for us since Florencia Bay is closed August 1 for Chinook over 77 cm. The good news is that we have been doing most of our fishing relatively close so far. South Bank and Lighthouse Bank have been the hotspots so far. There is lots of bait showing up on South Bank and even though most of it is small, there is still a few schools of larger herring around. We have been testing Tomic plugs and have been catching some of the larger Chinook on them and not having to deal with as many small Chinook. Every day is different so we are always trying new gear. Chinook fishing isn't on fire, but we are working at it and getting fish.
Halibut fishing at the Wreck has been good this past week and most days the halibut have been coming quickly with a good size average. Below are some pics from the past few days to wet your appetite for your coming fishing trip! We should have good fishing right up until mid September this year for both Chinook and Coho.
We have been enjoying a whole month fishing Florencia Bay. It has been pretty consistent day to day and the water is some what sheltered making it the perfect place to fish with a great view in the background. The last part of the month we have been live squid fishing and this is by far the most fun I have had guiding this place. For any of you that have had a chance to do live bait it is very interactive and always has you on edge waiting for the next bite. We start jigging the squid first thing in the morning and then bait up for the early morning bite. Just a handful of boats are doing this here and we are having the time of our lives.
Halibut has been fairly consistent just a couple miles off the bay. Some people are also trolling or jigging on inside lighthouse and inside south bank. Below are some pics from the past week!
Chinook fishing continues to be good in Florencia Bay and this is where we are primarily fishing. This partially protected place is one of the best places to fish this July and the Chinook keep rolling through. It is still the most consistent place to fish this week. Some Chinook are also being taken close to the harbor mouth by some of the other boats. We are getting halibut about 2 miles from Florencia Bay on the days that are nice to go off in open water.
Below are some pics from the past few days!
Chinook salmon fishing has been good for us in Florencia Bay this past
couple weeks. The squid are still there in large schools and we are seeing
the Chinook come in throughout the day to feed. Early morning seems to
have a little bit and then most days are steady though out the morning.
Both Coyote and Silver horde spoons are working as well as white hutchies.
The fish seem to change what the are hitting on from day to day and
slightly different variations in colors seem to work from one day to the next.
This can be the most glorious place to fish and for some frustrating while
watching other hook up. We have been having a blast here! Fish often take long
screaming runs and it is important to be able to turn your boat around in a hurry
to follow your fish.
Some people are Long Beach the last couple days and halibut seem to just
be starting to show up there. Halibut have also been good at the Rats
Nose, however salmon fishing on Big Bank has not been good and this is a
long way to run just for halibut.
Below are some pics from the past week:
Chinook and Coho are have been biting well in Florencia Bay the past few days and there have been sporadic bites at Great Bear, the Red Can and Beg, and Little Beach. Halibut fishing was slow for a few days but has picked up again at Big Bank and Lighthouse Bank. We are using a variety of lures in close to shore including 3-4 inch Silver Horde and Coyote spoons and UV and glow hutchies. Florencia Bay fishing has been a blast as these Chinook will run like crazy in shallow water. Chinook alway like to dive deeper when on the line, but in shallow water they instead go just a little crazy which makes it great fun for any angler!
Below are pics from the past week!
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