Aug. 16th Gabriola/Nanaimo

2008-08-16 14:37:46
Gabriola Island, British Columbia - Saltwater Fishing Report
Thrasher Rock, Grande to Whalebone

Try Rhys Davis tiny strip in green/chartreuse, Coyotes in Army Truck or black/white, or hoochies in Tiger Prawn or green spackleback at 85 to 180 feet. The high tide change is fishing better than the low, lately. These chinook fight extraodinarily hard, and are blood red fleshed.

Ling fishing is good off Thrasher Reef. Try large jigs in 30 to 120 feet of water for best results.

Prawning is okay off the

Flat Tops. Try 350 feet with tuna cat food as bait, and expect 50 to 60 per trap.

Good fishing!

Fish Species: chinook
Bait Used: Tiny strip, Coyote spoons, hoochies.
Tackle Used: Shimano
Method Used: Trolling with downriggers
Water Depth: 120 to 200
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Company: Silverblue Charters

Area Reporting: Gabriola/Nanaimo

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