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 Thrasher. Most fish are being taken by bottom bouncing in 150 to 200 feet of water. Lures of note include Cookies and Cream or Mongoose spoons, the T-Rex hoochie, or various plugs.
There are Coho at Entrance and Thrasher, and The Pinks are starting to arrive. Hopefully their numbers continue to improve to provide some additional species and action to the Chinook fishing.
I’m trying prawning for the first time today. Wish me luck!