Well if you read our last post on April 9th you will see that we were expecting some chinook to show at the end of April and they are here. It was pretty slow in April up until April 26th and then the fish really showed up. The fishing over the weekend and up until today, May 3rd, has been consistent to excellent and will only get better through May and into June.
There has been some good action off the South end of Bowen Island on the “Hump” as well as some fish off the QA marker. In these two areas most of the fish have been caught in the 60-120 range on the downriggers. There haven’t been many small fish, lots of fish in the upper teens and some in the mid to low twenties. Quality, hard fighting fish!
There has also been some good fishing over at Gabriola (Thrasher Rock and Grande area) offshore in 800 to 1200 feet of water. It is a large area to cover and often one boat will have tough fishing while another lucks out, goes over a school, and gets into some good action. If you aren’t hitting fish right away keep covering water. When you find a school of fish save the pictures for later and get the gear down right away and you will often be rewarded with another quick hook up.
See you in the shop or on the water.