November 3rd fish report.

Well, this is a no news fish report, as I don’t know anyone that fished this past week. Grande through Whalebone and Thrasher should be worth a spin, but legal Chinook are most likely still hard to come by. The rivers got blown out by the heavy rains last weekend, and should be coming back… ...

October 27th fish report.

There was not much fishing activity this week, as the weather failed to cooperate. Things remain the same; Thrasher, Grande through Whalebone, and Entrance all hold medium amounts of Chinook, but 90% of these fish are undersized and must be released. Try the Killy MaGee spoon, or T-Rex hoochie in 150 to 220 feet of… ...
Bobby Blair with a fine Chinook.

October 20th fish report.

Chinook fishing resorted back to a lack of legal sized fish this past week. Thrasher and the Grande both hold relatively good numbers of fish, but they are all in the “undie” zone at 20 to 23 inches. Fishing the T-Rex hoochie or Killy Magee spoon is still the best bet, at downrigger depths of… ...

October 13th fish report.

  Thrasher produced some nice results this week for Chinook in the 8 to 10 pound class, with a bonus 6 pound hatchery Coho in the mix. There is tons of bait present, but the best approach is to fish in the “hook” in 160 to 180 feet of water at 140 to 160 feet… ...

October 6th fish report.

After being on the water almost every day since the July 15th opening, I actually didn’t fish this week. The weather has been mostly inclement, and not really conducive to fishing. Dave on Predator and Dimitri from Pacific Anglers both fished Entrance last Tuesday, and had great results on feeder Chinook. These fish were taken… ...

September 29th fish report.

This past week was difficult fishing. There are small schools of Chinook in very specific spots that are feeding on selective bite times. We had productive fishing at Thrasher twice, fishing the “hook” and the Eastern Reef in 160 to 200 feet of water. Clyde and Steve did well twice at the Money Hole at… ...

September 22nd fish report.

Well, the rains have come, big time, and the Chinook are flooding to the rivers. The Somass and Big Qualicum rivers are full of Chinook, and there are retention fisheries available, should you feel like river fishing. On the salt water, all that is left is the occasional feeder (three year old fish), that have… ...

September 15th fish report.

Well, it is a good thing I didn’t make any predictions about this weeks fishing, as the Chinook fishing went in the tank again. The vast majority of Chinook have now moved towards the rivers, and it is “scratch” fishing for them now. Most of the fish are undersized, there’s some 6 to 9 pound… ...
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September 5th Fish Report

I write this column on Sunday for Wednesday publication. It is amusing to see how much the fishing can change in that time period. The Chinook Salmon enter The Fraser River from May onwards. This is the reason we have the non retention rule in April, May, and June for Chinook, as the early fish… ...

August 30th Fish Report

Chinook fishing is a bit more erratic, as some of the mature fish have headed towards their home rivers. Entrance Island is still producing well, bottom bouncing in 180 to 220 feet of water with the T-Rex hoochie. The jigging is also productive there, Find the bait schools and fish below and around them with… ...

August 25th Fish Report

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… ...

August 18th Fish Report

Chinook fishing keeps chooglin’ along. The Grande through Whalebone section has become a bit more sporadic, but we did catch boat limits of Chinook three times last week in this area. The best approach is bottom bouncing in 160 to 200 feet of water, with Mongoose spoons, or T-Rex hoochies as bait. There has been… ...

August 11th Fish Report

Chinook fishing continues to be superb. Grande to waterfall is producing fish on the bottom in 180 to 200 feet of water with Mongoose or Cookies and Cream spoons. Entrance is fishing well outside Entrance Reef, and West of the yellow marker in 150 to 250 feet of water. Clyde, Steve, Dame, and the boys… ...

August 4th Fish Report

Chinook fishing just keeps on rolling at The Waterfall and Entrance. Try bottom bouncing in 200 feet off the Waterfall with Mongoose spoons or T-Rex hoochies, or cruising the 350 foot depth at 160 on the downrigger. Fishing 3 1/2 inch plugs off Entrance has been a gas, with no flasher to impede the fish.… ...

July 28th Fish Report

Chinook fishing is still superb at the waterfall and Entrance. Depths range 180 to 225 feet, and Mongoose or Cookies and Cream spoons, or the T-Rex hoochie are dominant lures. There are some large fish, 20 to 25 pounds off Entrance Island, which must be released as they are way over the 80 cm size… ...

July 21th Fish Report

The North Shore Derby was won by Oliver Schmaler at 15.5 pounds, and his wife Jen came in second with a 14.45 pound Chinook. Oliver won the $800, Jen $500 for their effort. The winning fish were taken on 5 inch plugs off The Grande. Fishing has been mostly good Grande through Whalebone, Entrance, and… ...

July 14th Fish Report

Chinook fishing remains strong at The Grande and Entrance. There is a preponderance of small 3 to 4 pound Chinook in the mix, so you are sorting through a lot of undies looking for legal sized fish. Chinook retention starts on July 15th, with a 80 cm. top end size limit. Cookies and Cream and… ...

July 7th Fish Report

The Chinook fishing is still very strong at Thrasher, Grande to Waterfall, and Entrance. Most of the fish are undies, small legals, or the occasional fish up to 16 pounds. Remember to release these carefully, with a minimum of handling, as retention doesn’t start for another 10 days. Lures of note include the Cookies and… ...