May 10th Report
We have had our best chinook fishing of the year in the last week! On average we have been hooking 6 to 14 chinook salmon per full day charter over on the eastern shoreline of Gabriola Island. There is obviously the odd slow period thrown in, but the morning bite has been pretty hard to beat this week. The tides have been really strong over the last few days with the full moon, so with any luck fishing could get even better this weekend with more mellow tides. Hootchies and spoons have been best as usual over there. The fish have been scattered in depth from 50 to 160 feet.
Locally, we had a decent day off the “Hump” yesterday landing a couple of beauties, including a 21 pounder! The fish have been quite a bit shallower than normal this year, 40 to 100 feet have been the ticket over the last week.
We highly recommend a full 10 hour day trip to the Gulf Island’s right now. Give us a call or email if you would like to book a trip!
Jason and Jeff www.bonchovy.com