May 2019 Fishing Report

Prawning in the Gulf Islands
May 7, 2019
Brothers Slay
June 9, 2019

Hello friends,

What a great month out on the water, Fishing was absolutely off the hook…no pun intended. We were lucky and able to spend 14 days on the water fishing in May, everywhere from Porlier pass, Saltspring, Gabriola, Bowen, Howe sound and Thrasher Rock. My charters were averaging 10+ Chinook per day including a day at Thrasher Rock were we had 8 double headers in a hour and finished the day with 18 beautiful 12 – 21 lb Chinook Salmon. There were times where it didn’t matter what we dropped in, within seconds there was a DONK on the line and then the other line would get smashed. Needless to say we managed to have great days fishing even though our freezers are still empty. We were fishing between 80 – 200 ft of water, deeper in the morning and a little higher up in the late afternoon. We were able to follow the high chirp Raymarine Axiom Pro and fish right above the bait for the most part, what a great piece of equipment to have on board. There were a few wild Coho in the mix that was nice to see this time of year and put on arial displays that put some smiles on faces. With exceptional weather memories were made and my customers went home with a bag full of Prawns & Crab for the dinner plates. Looking forward to what June will bring and ultimately getting closer to July 15th when we can keep our daily limits.

The Killer whales were seen every other day in the gulf islands, such amazing animals and it looks like the whale watching boats are fairing well as every boat I saw was full of customers. I also saw them destroy a seal off Grande Point which killed the fishing but provided a lesson in nature for my customers.

Book your trip for June the slots are filling up fast.

Hold them tight,