Thrasher has been hot and cold this past week. The fishing seemed to slow down a bit earlier in the week but it is starting to pick up again. Both off shore and the reef have been producing some nice chinook. Anglers who are willing to take a chance and venture out off shore have been greatly rewarded with some fast paced fishing once they have located fish. We have been hitting our fish from 75ft down to 135ft on the riggers on a mixture of spoons and hootchies. Productive flashers have had some glow on them as the water has been pretty dirty.
Entrance, Snake, and Five Fingers have also been fishing well at times. The hot depths for us at these locations were 160-200ft on the riggers. The fish seem to be down deep as the water up there is very blue.
The Hump has slowed down this past week. Hopefully another wave of fish come through and heat things up again. Best depths seem to be 70-110ft as the water has been fairly dirty with the Fraser River starting to freshet and the usual spring algae. Hot spoons have been the Pesca 3.5 in Leprechaun, Gut Bomb and Italian Stallion. We have also been catching fish on anchovies in glow green teaser heads. The best tide seems to be the ebb tide but we have also heard of some fish on the flood. This is a big area, so you just have to put your time in and cover water and the fish will come.
This time of year if you are thinking about booking a charter we do strongly recommend trying to make it over to Gabriola, as it often provides some of the best chinook fishing of the whole year. The best fishing is likely yet to come as it usually gets red hot late May and early June. Our phone has been ringing steadily, so if you want to take advantage of this awesome chinook fishing, please give us a call as soon as possible as open dates are becoming limited.
To book your trip give Jason a call at 778-788-8582. If you are heading out in your own boat, stop by the shop for the latest up to the day report and info on the hot flashers and spoons.
See you in the shop or on the water,