We made some trips over to the Gulf Islands this week and the fishing was a little more sporadic than the last couple of weeks. We had success one day, only to have tough fishing 48 hours later. This can be typical of winter chinook fishing as these fish move around a lot. There were definitely more fish in the harbor this week as we had reports of fish off W. Van on the floor tide up to around 13 lbs. As usual, the best success has been with a flasher and a spoon close to the bottom. Regardless of what area you are fishing, you want to be close to the bottom as this is where the herring are hiding from the birds and the chinook. We are typically fishing in 120-200 feet of water in the Gulf Islands and 90-150 in Vancouver Harbour. Our best success continues to be with the Oki Tackle Green Onion Glow Flasher and the Pesca 3.5 Gut Bomb or Kingfisher 3.5 Homeland Security.
While we are braving the rain here, Matt is in Hawaii enjoying some sunshine and chasing bonefish. He has spent the first few days of his trip chatting up the locals who are fishing for jacks off the beach. Don’t miss next week’s report for the highlights of his trip to Oahu!