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CH Report: Fishing Has Picked Up in Size and Bite – June 28, 2022

June 28, 2022 | 1719 Views

A foggy low visibility night here on LANGARA, we are in for the evening, so here is a wrap up report for the last couple weeks.

Fishing has picked up somewhat for both bites and size. We are now seeing more fish in the higher teens up into the mid-twenties. There seems to be to different runs in here, with the East Side pumping out the quantity, and the West Side more of the quality.

The PILLAR BAY area is a popular spot now, out in 80 feet of water, trolling 30 to 50 feet in amongst the many bait balls. The sounder is showing heaps of bait and plenty streaks, which are usually Chinook salmon having a look at your cut plug. Here the fish seem to be low teens, with the odd surprise showing in the low twenties.

Here is a nice Chinook in prime condition we found off Lacy, Kurt B. the lucky angler. We have been working Lacy these last couple weeks with some results, but it’s not loaded. I find if I work the area for an hour or so with no bite, I move on, back to the pleasure dome.

KURT and Justin T. joined me the following day across from Lacy in the Bowl and we found a late bite happening with zero boats.

At 6:20pm JT grabbed this beauty, and we thought we had the fish of the day right there. Now 6:35pm we had to drop one more time for a half pass, and no sooner had we started our troll, the stern mooching rod buried, and we had another fish to close out the trip. Below is a pic of Kurt’s 30lb Chinook release, now that made for a nice ride back to the dock.

This trip was concluded on JUNE 26. The top fish of the trip was a 31lb, spoon fed out of Fury Bay, on DJs skiff, guest name John B.

Between bites Lucy kept the guests in the game, no sleeping, watch those rod tips!

The last 48 hours in here are foggy, and the waters out west a good lump. The popular spots today were mostly Boulder, Pillar, and Seathe Point. Lots of bites, including the very odd Coho. We spent the morning in there warming up, but headed west for the high tide ebbing, settling in the Bowl at 2:15pm. I was guiding guest Michael B., and we had just the one salmon bite, the result pictures below.

If you’re only going to get one bite, make er’ count, as Michael did. Marlene B. had to wait a bit to her rod doubled over, not a scrappy spring salmon, but a very nice halibut, trolling in tight to the rocks.

So we are now well into our season, things are purring along just great. We have 20 guides here working hard searching all quadrants of our waters for the elusive tyees. While the large Chinook have yet to show in any numbers, the action is picking up. The halibut seem to be here in numbers, and weather permitting, readily available. As for Coho, they are just starting to trickle in, 5 to 9lbs seem to be what I see on the dock.

As for the wildlife, Humpback whales are in all locations, orcas have been a common sighting for most of June, and of course you can find a sea lion if that is on your list.

Well, it’s that time to get to bed and sort out some sort of plan for tomorrows effort…stay tuned for a report soon!

Tight lines,

Mike Tonnesen
Head Guide, The Clubhouse.

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  1. Ian Scarth says:

    Hi Mike,
    It’s Ian and Jonathan
    Nice to read your fishing summary, hope to come back soon

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