Jason Tonelli was over at Thrasher on the June 19th for a 10 hour charter and managed to dig out 3 springs for the day but the action was fairly slow over all. Andrew Szabowas on a 5 hour charter closer to home and found some good schools of Capilano coho off W Van and had good action all day.
Andrew was back out on Sunday, June 20th and had great action off W. Van to Point Atkinson, including a quad on coho! They managed double digits for coho hook ups and put some nice hatchery coho in the box. Best action was on white hootchies and glow green spoons in the 50 foot range right up to the where your flasher is just under the surface. Andrew and Eddie were back out for an afternoon charter on the Seastar and hooked some coho and landed a nice 14lb spring, all of W. Van. All in all it was a great day to be out on the water and the fishing for coho was excellent.
On Monday, June 21st the coho fishing continued to be excellent. Jason Tonelli got up at 3:30 am and took the Salty Dawg out with client and friend Paul Kearns at first light (5:00 am) and the pair managed about a dozen grabs, put two coho in the box, lost one to a seal, lost a few others, and were at work on time for 9:30 am! Now that’s dedication! White or glow hootchies or small pink hootchies were working well, as was a 3.5 or 4.0 inch green glow spoon or Gibbs Gypsy spoon in green glo or “Flaming Hans” color. Fishing was good for many of the other boats on the water that day as well and most guests enjoyed good catches of hatchery coho up to 5lbs.
Tuesday, June 22nd and the coho are still here. Lots of action like the last two days for coho off W. Van with the odd spring thrown in. The fish were a little deeper today, as deep as 73 feet on the downriggers and the usual white hootchies, pink hootchies, and glow green spoons are producing most of the fish.
The action definitely slowed down today, Wednesday, June 23rd. There are still some coho around but they seem to be spread out a little more. We had good success today by working the W. Van shoreline hard and capitalizing on the bites that we did get. There were also a few springs hooked off the Bell Buoy by anglers fishing flashers and anchovies and flashers and glow green spoons. The best depths were 45 to 90 feet in around 100-145 feet of water.