Pictured above: Just and example of the large amounts of Coho we've seen at the Pedder Bay cleaning table this month.
Fishing has been great at Pedder Bay this month. Make sure to get out on the water and take advantage of this fantastic fishing before the season is over! Here’s Wallace with our latest fishing report:
Overall fishing has been very good this month, especially for Coho which are very abundant.
Coho: There are currently lots out there. Remember, you have to be in them to catch them, and you will know when you’ve hit the sweet spot. If you are not getting hits after testing various depths try different locations until you find them.
I was out three times last week. Everyone onboard limited out each time. What I and others have experienced is good action at 450+ depths of water at 80 to 120’ on the rigger. Further out in the shipping lanes the fish have tended to be larger with more clipped ones showing up. Again, most action 90 to 140’ using a fast troll. Hoochies and spoons with assorted colours are working well on them.
Springs: Several slabs have been caught at Pedder Bay, Church and Bedford Rocks. To catch these you’ll have to do more tactical fishing closer in. Personally, I lost a big one in the hole just before the big kelp bed in Pedder Bay. This was on a 7” plug with no flasher at 37’. Most are coming in 60 to 80 feet. Several Springs have also been caught in the shipping lanes at 120’+ on a rigger while fishing for Coho.
This tells me these fish are on the move. After the upcoming rain I expect we will see more action on both areas this weekend.
Chum: Expect to start seeing some Chum beginning next week or so, which should last until the end of October. They will be deep. More tips on that next week when I see them.
Sockeye: I have not seen too many Sockeye at the cleaning table this month. However, there are some reports from friends you can find some mixed in with Coho at various nearby locations.