Chinook fishing saw some fairly impressive peaks last week mixed with a couple weather days that slowed production. The fleet was split between Florencia bay and Wya point. The most consistent producer over the last two weeks has been deep off the west side of Florencia Island. Volume Fisheries of 10 to 20 Chinooks a day were being seen regularly out at the 80 foot mark. The smaller the spoon the better, as the primary feed was tiny bait fish.
Coho killer is another obscure small spoons in white and chrome dominated the landscape. Coho killers in Herring aid colors had their moments in the spotlight off Florencia too.
As the week progressed the 90-foot fishery off Florencia slowed and the mature fish moved back into the bays and onto the squid. Not in significant volume but some real good quality came out of Flo Bay for those with patience.
Two very different tails on the halibut front this week. The near-shore Hali fishery within 10 miles came to a stop this week with low volumes of halibut and high numbers of dogfish. The big bank on the other hand is producing volume of chicken halibut. If you want production at the moment there's only one place to go, straight South to the Bank. Chickens (hali from 8-15lbs) are being taken everywhere from the shallows all the way to Hali West. With the offshore Chinook fishery opening this week we expect to see good volumes of incidental halibut being taken while trolling for Chinook offshore.
For anyone that still hasnít booked your accommodation there isnít much left so it would be good to check out Airbnb, HomeAway, and the Chamber of Commerce. We still have a few dates left in August blocked out for our Gold Packages, but it wonít be here long.
Below are pics from the past week!
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