Deep Spring Charters doing some R&D
<p> We were trolling Cut Plug Herring close to shore. The kelp has started growing which helps define your fishing line. Hugging the kelp beds is a great way to suck those Chinook out to feed. They follow baitfish into the kelp so a slow presentation just off the beds will usually work.
To make a long story short we had four hits with only one fish netted. The rules of engagement are barbless hooks. It can be quite hair raising for clients who have never hooked one of these large Salmon to try to keep it from spitting the hooks.
My buddies and I have no excuse, after 30 years fishing for Springers even we can loose a fish now and then. It is good to know that the Chinook Salmon are here and headed to the Skeena River to spawn.
My next charter is the 10th of May. Hopefully I can catch a couple of slabs.
About The Author: Captain Stephen Hardie
Company: Deep Spring Charters
Area Reporting: Prince Rupert B.C.
Bio: Prince Rupert fishing charters guide for 25 years. We specialize in catching large and aggressive Salmon and Halibut. Welcome to the Deep Spring Charters home page. My company specializes in catching large and aggressive Salmon and Halibut. These are not our only targets though. I love seeking out Ling cod, Snapper and Rock fish where they live. These fish are not safe when I am on the water. It is not uncommon to have all my fish coolers filled to the top by the end of the day. I call this food gathering.