This past week had trips out at the Hump as well as Thrasher. The Hump has been consistent and had produced fish on all of our trips this week. The water is a little dirtier in this area due to the Fraser River water coming out of the N. Arm. As a result, the fish tend to be a little shallower and we have been hitting fish from 90 to 140 on the downriggers. Over at Thrasher the water remains very clear. The weekend was tougher fishing, but we still managed some nice chinook on all our trips. As the weak progressed things really picked up and we had some great fishing, including some double headers.
In both spots we have been using a combination of glow flashers, spoons, hootchies, and bait. The chartreuse glow flasher has been one of the best all around and we have also done well on the Green Onion Glow, Purple Onion Glow and Kinetic Glow. For spoons, the Pesca Leprechaun and Clupea have been good in 3.5 and 4.0 and the Kingfisher Homeland Security, Yellow Tail, and Irish Cream in 3.5 and 4.0. For hootchies, white UV and glow green have been good.
One thing to note is we did catch 2 wild coho off the Hump this week. That could mean some Cap coho are starting to show up as we usually see numbers build off W. Van through June.
Crabbing continues to be excellent and we are dropping traps on all our trips.