The wind has finally dissipated and people are out fishing again! However, after a week of high winds, I’ve lost track of where the fish are and nobody has brought me any great fishing reports. So get out there, catch some fish and send me a report. (Plus the jumping salmon should be pre-smoked due to the forest fire smoke.)
Around 5 Fingers doesn’t sound too great for bigger fish. There are tons of small Chinook and Coho there, but not too many larger fish getting caught. They may be there, but it’s hard to get past the little fish.
There are some bigger Chinook getting caught off the East side of Gabriola, but they are very deep. Try to troll glow spoons (Yellow Tail, and Cop Car), and blue hootchies 200 feet deep or more.
Another idea to avoid the smaller fish is to run large spoons, and even plugs. I normally fish small 3″ spoons, but might make an exception right now.