Well, the Pacific Angler saltwater guides have put in a good stint over the past three weeks. There have been some ups and definitely some downs but when it all comes down to it you are on the water fishing. You know what they say, “a bad day fishing is better than a good day at the office”. Or at least that is what I think they say.
It seems as if the “downs” have all been due to the very unsettled weather that we have experienced over the past 3 weeks. For every day with light winds it seemed we had 3 with 20 to 30 knots. The fishing on these days were tough…was this because the fish weren’t around or simply because the winds made it difficult to fish effectively. It is hard to say.
On Saturday the Environment Canada marine forecast is calling for northwest winds on Saturday (10 to 20 knots) but then diminishing to light Sunday morning and then becoming southeast 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
If you are heading out this weekend you might want to consider this fresh report Mr. Pac Ang, Jason Tonelli himself. This report is so fresh that he is actually still on the water setting the downriggers as I write this. Jason decided to head over to Snake Island and the “Fingers” (Nanaimo) instead of Thrasher Rock this morning. It was a bit of a gamble but really paid off. Thrasher was slow today with not many fish being caught. Jason was able to get several fish to the boat for his guests. He was trolling in 600 ft of water. Fish were caught at 130 ft and 163 ft. The ticket was green spatter back hootchies (Double Glow) with a Kinetic UV Jelly Fish (Yellow Green) flasher (aptly named the “Club Dub”). Jason said that all of the fish were caught on hootchies.
It really seems the fishing has turned on which is great to hear. The weekend should be good as well as next week. It looks like the Salty Dawg has some availability for next week so make sure to give me a call at our store (Pacific Angler, 78 East Broadway). The number is 604-872-2204 and ask for Dave. I am Pacific Angler’s dedicated booking manager to ensure you have an amazing trip.
Have a fishy weekend,