Chinook fishing is still cooking off the waterfall. Bottom bouncing with T-Rex hoochies in 160 to 200 feet of water is producing some wonderful Chinook in the 8 to 17 pound range. Entrance is still hosting most of the boats, with some nice Chinook being caught downrigging at 200 to 250 feet. When the jigging is on, there have been some fantastic bites for both Chinook and Coho. Try the Half Jig or old school Perkins, find the bait schools, and fish below and beside them. Generally this is in water depths of 60 to 120 feet, with the bait schools stratified at various depths.
The Pinks seem to be varying in abundance around Entrance. One day we caught five Pinks while targeting Chinook. Yesterday we had our limit of Chinook, so I targeted the Pinks, and didn’t catch any. Such is fishing!
Ling and Rockfish are present at Gabriola and Entrance Reef. Try medium herring fished on sliders with 4 to 8 ounces or weight, depending on tide and current.
The prawning seems to have settled in at mediocre numbers. Expect 50 to 60 per trap.