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 Killy MaGee spoons are still the go to’s, but this time of year the T-Rex and Blue Meany hoochies come into fashion, also. Depths on the downrigger range from 75 to 160 feet.
The North Shore derby in this weekend, July 17th and 18th. Sign up is available at Arbutus Building Supplies, should you want to enter. It is a $50 entry, with all cash being returned as prizes.
Ling and Rockfish are present at Gabriola and Entrance Reefs. Try large plastics, bait, or jigs at 35 to 90 feet.
Prawning is still in recovery mode.