The harbor (Cap Mouth & Freighters) has been pretty slow this week. We had a few charters in this area and some of our regular customers at the store have been out and it has been tough. The fishing in the Gulf Islands continues to be good and there are also some nice fish being caught up in Howe Sound. Our customers who have opted for the long range charters have reaped the rewards with some sunny days and nice chinook!
We were out on Wednesday in the Gulf Islands and at one point it felt more like June than January! The jackets were off, the sunglasses were on, it was flat calm and the chinook were biting. It was an amazing day to be on the water.
We were fishing in 130 to 200 feet of water and if we had our gear close to the bottom and went over a bait ball, we hit a fish. It was exciting to see lots of bait and pretty much call the bite. You would see the bait on the Lowrance, look back at the rods and WHAM, fish on! We have been experimenting a lot with different flashers the past few weeks and I can say without a doubt, the best flasher for us has been the Oki Tackle Green Onion Glow and the Purple Onion Glow. We have been using a variety of spoons and some bait, but the most productive spoons have been the Pesca 3.5 size or 4.0 size in Leprechaun, Gut Bomb, Uncle Bob, and Bogart. All these spoons have some green on them and glow like crazy. The Kingfisher 3.5 in Homeland Security has also been working well.
If you would like to book a full day charter so we can take you over to the Gulf Islands, we currently have a winter chinook Gulf Island special for $800 plus GST. We can take up to 4 people in the boat. This is a great way to spend the day and catch some of the best eating fish of the year. Crabbing has also been excellent so you will be coming home with some fresh chinook and Dungeness crab! Call us at 778-788-8582 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the Pacific Angler staff we wish you the best in your fishing endeavors and we hope to see you either at the shop or on the water. To check out the latest Pacific Angler news view the Pacific Angler Facebook page.
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