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!
Chinook salmon and Halibut are mostly being caught with a few Coho as well. Big Bank has been where most people have been heading and we are getting decent numbers of fish there. Some days Halibut fishing is great and others it is just average. Chinook fishing has been pretty consistent and as you would expect the fish are moving around from day to day. The Rats Nose has been where most people are heading.
South Bank is sporadically producing Chinook and Halibut though it best to have a back up plan in case it is slow. Great Bear and the Red Can has been good some afternoons, though not very consistent.
The best bet right now is heading to Big Bank.
Below are pics from the past week!
The Chinook fishing over the past couple weeks hasn't been as fast as we had hoped considering the large run expected to come through here, however that means the majority Chinook are still on their way. We have gotten a few nice Chinook over the past few days in the 15-25lb range and the fishing has started to pick up. Chinook have been in close around Beg Island, Great Bear Rock and Sail Rock. We have also been getting a combination of salmon and halibut at Big Bank, though the larger Chinook salmon have mostly been coming in close. We have been getting them on a whole range of lures including 3 inch Silver Horde spoons, needle fish hutchies, 4 inch Coyote spoons and glow and uv hutchies.
Coho haven't shown up in big numbers yet, though we usually expect to see them show up in greater numbers at the end of June. We are catching a few in close as well as out at Big Bank. We have mostly been getting the Coho while fishing for Chinook and Halibut.
Halibut are hitting up at Long Beach bank, Inside and Outside Lighthouse Bank, and out at Big Bank. If you are wanting to get a combo of salmon and halibut the best bet right now is heading to Big Bank.
Below are some pics from the past couple weeks!
Fishing the past few weeks has been very good. We have been getting Chinook in the 10-20lb range, Coho, and Halibut. The Chinook have been at South Bank, Great Bear, Sail Rock, and inside Barkley Sound. Hot lures offshore have been glow hutchies and 4 inch Coyote Spoons. Coho have been hitting anything and it is good to see them around this early in decent numbers. Halibut have been at South Bank, Lighthouse bank and Long Beach Bank.
Below are some pics from the last few days!