January 5th fish report.

Happiest of Happy New Years, everyone!   No fishing this past week, due to the severe cold. Hopefully Entrance Island is still hopping when it warms up!   Prawning is now closed at The Flat Tops until April 1st. You can prawn at Thrasher during this time period. The prawning was oddly slow at The… ...
Easter fishing with Da Boys.

December 29th fish report.

Happy New Year everyone! Shake da Booty! Derek asked me to do a year end review of 2021. It was a Gong Show. The end. The winter fishery was generally good in 2021. Thrasher and Entrance held the larger fish, while the Grande held more, but smaller fish. Bottom bouncing in 160 to 220 feet… ...
The Cabezon with a nice Winter Chinook taken December 19th off Entrance Island.

December 22nd fish report.

Merry Christmas everyone! May your Holidays be bright! Chinook fishing is very good off the North side of Entrance Reef. Try bottom bouncing the 200 to 220 foot depths with Mongoose or Killy MaGee spoons. Most of the fish here are legal sized, 6 to 12 pounds. The Grande to Whalebone area has plenty of… ...

December 15th fish report.

Chinook fishing was quite good last week, if you could get out between storms. Stevie Wonder fished Entrance, and kept 4 nice Chinook, fishing green glow spoons at 200 feet. We fished Grande to waterfall on Thursday, and kept two nice Chinook, and released 18 undersized from approximately 3 to 5 pounds. We were bottom… ...

December 8th fish report.

  Well, if you can get out on that one nice day per week, there are some Chinook to be found. Thrasher, the Grande and Entrance are producing some nice keepers mixed in with the undersized Chinook. The standards are working, Killy Magee and Mongoose spoons, or the T-Rex hoochie. Clyde and Del caught two… ...

December 1st fish report.

Chinook fishing is said to be good on all fronts. Entrance Island, Thrasher, and the Grande are all producing some legal fish. The typical winter method of bottom bouncing in 160 to 220 feet of water will be the best approach depth wise. The Killy MaGee or Mongoose spoon, or T-Rex hoochie are still preferred… ...

November 17th fish report.

If you want to buy some Christmas fishing presents for your loved ones, here are some ideas.   I love having bulk spools of line handy, so I can refill my reels as needed. My most used line is 30 pound test monofilament, and I use Trilene Big Game for it’s superb durability. It is… ...

November 10th fish report.

Even though I would put the odds of reopening the April 1st through July 15th Chinook non retention policy locally at very low, there are some changes in science, personnel, and  Chinook abundance that may affect this policy. Knowing that Chinook abundance as possible Orca food supply is 4 to 6 times higher in The… ...

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… ...