Looking to get some fishing in before the season is over? Wallace is back with another fishing report to let you know where they’re catching all the fish at Pedder Bay!
Spring: We’ve seen some very good returns in the last four days, including some nice fish between 18 and 24 lbs. These fish were caught late in the day from Pedder Bay, Church Rock and Bedford Rocks. They were found 50-80 feet down on the rigger in 80-120 feet of water. It seems that the larger fish are hitting higher and the younger are hitting lower which is not abnormal at this time.
Tip: The best action has been late in the day and has been that way for a few weeks now.
Coho: The majority of the Coho are being caught in 400’ of water all the way to the boarder. A fast troll with greenish lures or teasers seem to have the best results. Most of these fish are 4 to 6 lbs.
Sockeye: To target these fish use a similar set-up to the Coho mentioned but with a very slow troll. I suggest you vary your speeds or use a weaving pattern to change the speed and action of your gear for both Coho and Sockeye.
It is my understanding from my contacts at DFO that a large number of Springs, Coho and Sockeye are holding up the Island. I think if we get the showers this next week as forecasted it could help move them near Pedder Bay. I expect the next week and September to have great results.