Well it has certainly been an interesting week. We were fully booked a lot of this week and that always makes for some interesting intel as we have multiple boats in multiple locations. This week we fished the Bell Buoy, the QA, the Hump, Gower Point, Cape Roger Curtis, Cowan Point, Tunstall Bay, and Hole in the Wall.
For the most part fish were caught at all of the above places but I have to give the hot spot of the week award to Hole in the Wall. For whatever reason there were a lot of chinook there for about 4 days this week. Now don’t go reading this report and head up there this afternoon or tomorrow, because a lot of those fish are long gone. Such is the ocean fisherman’s dilemma, as localized activity like that is often short lived. In fact my suggestion would be to look at historical data and see where the majority of fish get caught this time of year, and that is on the Hump. The other spot I would recommend trying this weekend is the Bell Buoy or QA as both have been producing consistently each day, especially on the flood tide.
The hot depths have been 80 to 120 on the downriggers on the Hump and QA as the water is dirty right now with Fraser run off and algae blooms. That means glow flashers like the Salty Dawg and Chartreuse Glow have been producing well. Spoons have also been working well and you guessed it, some that have some bright green and glow have been top producers. See the picture below for some of the hot spoons right now, including some of the new Pesca colours and Oki colours. Bait has also been working well. We have just increased our huge selection of bulk teaser heads in our saltwater section so come down and check it out. We have all the top glow, UV and chrome finishes in stock including lots of custom ones you won’t find anywhere else.
We are also just starting to get whispers of the first good waves of fish in the Nanaimo area. We haven’t heard much from Thrasher yet, but usually we start to get some good offshore reports from this area in the first week of May and by the second week of May it is usually on fire. I can’t stress how important it is to book this trip in advance. We see it every year where people wait for the hot reports in May and by the time they can get a day to go it is late June and they have missed out. So call us now and book in May and early June so you will be rewarded with some of the best chinook fishing of the season.
If a 10 hour Thrasher trip isn’t in the cards, don’t fear, the time to book locally is right now! Just check out Captain Eddie’s results from this weekend on a trip where they fished the Bell Buoy and Hole in the Wall!
To book a trip please call us on our charter phone at 778-788-8582.