Since our last posted report June 11, fishing has just been going bonkers. Our guests are limiting out every day with Chinook salmon and most days they are getting opportunities to get into 20 plus pound Chinook. There have been a few stories of big ones that got away, though there are also some nice ones caught as well. We are only fishing a short distance from the harbour in somewhat protected water. The weather has been balmy and the fishing hot–what more could you ask for a on vacation! We have been getting July like weather and fish. We are using small spoons and white glow hutchies as the Chinook are feeding on both squid and small feed. We are also getting a few halibut as well, though we haven't tried much for them the past week.
Below are some pics since the last report!
Fishing has really picked up the past week and we are getting some good sized Chinook showing up with the largest this week at 27 and 28lbs. We have also had a few in the 20lb range as well. Our most common bait the past week has been anchovies and small 3 inch spoons. Our small spoons are Silver Horde and Coyotes and the hotspots have been South Bank, Austin, Sail Rock and Great Bear. The small Silver Horde spoons have great action and come in quite a few colors that are working. It been harder to get offshore for Halibut the past few days as we have been getting some stronger northwest winds and have been fishing mostly protected water.
Here are some pics below and if you are looking to get a few large Chinook salmon they are here and it is time to get fishing!
The last week has been a little slower during the mornings than early May for both salmon and halibut. The afternoons have been much better with bigger fish being taken. The most consistent morning spot has been inside South Bank and the bite seems to be later morning, though this morning there was an early bite up at Long Beach. The afternoon bite has been pretty good and the Red Can and Great Bear have been producing some nice Chinook. Below are a some pics since the last report.
Fishing has been very good for us so far this season and we expect things will continue of the rest of the early season as well as the summer. We have been getting either our limits or close to our limits of Chinook salmon and halibut on most trips this past couple weeks. We are still working on getting pictures for some of the days so stand by on that. We have mostly been fishing Lighthouse Bank the past week and getting some good size Chinook. Chinook are biting on the usual: 4 inch Coyote and Silver Horde spoons and glow hutchies. The size of the Chinook have pleasantly surprised us as we are seeing sizes normally seen in June and we are seeing most in the range of 10-20 lbs. Today the ones kept were 12-17lbs. A few are being taken in the 20's as well. If you are thinking of going fishing this summer please give us a call. You may just be in for an action packed trip!
Below are a few pics from the past week!
Chinook fishing has been very good so far in both April and May and now we are starting to get halibut as well. Some decent size Chinook are starting to show up and Dan's group managed to get some nice Chinook this morning with the biggest at 22lbs. Halibut are starting to show up early and this is a good sign for things to come as well. South Bank, Great Bear and Inside Lighthouse bank have been the hotspots the last few days. Needlefish hutchies and 3-3.5 inch Coyote and Silver Horde spoons are working well. Silver Horde has recently come out with a 2 inch spoon which will be great for coho fishing this summer.
Below are some pics from the last couple days!