Thinking about doing some fishing? There's no better place to drop a line in the water right now than Pedder Bay. Here's Wallace with our latest fishing report!
Virtually all boats are returning with excellent catches and variety of different salmon species.
Springs: Some very nice feeders/winters are already showing while fishing for Coho. The majority have been caught at 120’ to 150’ on a rigger. Most are 5 – 7 lbs. but there was a very nice 12 lb. this weekend.
Coho: Still very good. I have noted from my recent experiences, and other regulars, that when you’re in them they are abundant, however, one has to search a little more as the schools are more spread out now. It’s interesting that most results are still deep: 90’ to 130’ on the rigger. There have been a few exceptions with people putting out a surface line in the wash and getting results as well (now that is fun stuff!)
Chum: Showing well at the moment. These are all being caught while fishing Coho. The thing with Chum right now is before they get close to fresh water they are excellent eating. They tend to hit on a slower troll with hoochies or small spoons. The peak of these fish should come in the next 2 weeks. The largest we’ve seen so far is 16 lbs, but they grow to over 30 lbs.
Side Bar: This past week three hump back whales were having a great time and put on a show. The Sea Lions are cruising and feasting as well (although hopefully not off your line!)
On another note, the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory visited Pedder Bay last week. Pictured to the right is our Office Manager Debbie holding an owl.
There’s always something to see at Pedder Bay!
See you out there,