August 2-2014

Largest Chinook : 40lbs.
Largest Halibut : 200lbs.

Good few days on the water.  Windy...again but most of the spots were accessible for salmon fishing.  The Chinook fishing was hit and miss like how the rest of the year has been.  The salmon bites were inconsistent in locations so it was hard to predict on which spot would be the best bet based on tides.  Some of the best salmon fishing was done offshore a few miles by Wells and Isnor Rock.  It seems like the bulk of the bait is sitting just beyond the anderson islands and when accessible has had incredible fishing for salmon and ground fish.  On the inside some of the best spots were again the Honey Hole, Sailor Rock and new spot known as the Turtle Islands(the north tip of Anderson group).  The fishing has become a little better out front in Borrowman Bay as well.  South of teh lodge remains pretty scarce for salmon.  The consensus is that the salmon are keeping to areas where the water is being circulated a little more like in the Hecate Strait and north end of the islands in Caamano Sound.

Best tactics for Chinook and Coho have been downrigging down 50-70 feet with flasher /hoochie combinations.  SOme spoons have been working and whole herring in teaser heads have been the best.

The groundfishing has been awesome especially for big halibut.  Wells Rock and Isnor has turned back on giving up great catches of monster snapper, ling and Halis.