Campbell River salmon fishing is in full swing now!
The ebb tide at the hump trolling towards the lighthouse in 170-220ft of water is the place to be.
Huge schools of herring near the bottom are keeping the chinook in the area.
5" spoons in chrome/blue and blue/green hootchy's are getting the job done!
The Green can on the flood tide has slowed down the last week. Fishing off Shelter point trolling down to Salmon point on the flood tide in 200ft has produced some good fish.
Grants reef has slowed down the last week,along with most spots on the east side of the straits.
Kitty Coleman hump or "Bates Beach" is holding fish again! Lots of herring in the area so all the same gear is working well along with 5' plugs.Using plugs help keep the pacific Cod and Pollock off the lines!
Time to get out for a fish!
After an incredible May Chinook fishery,my guests went home with a total of 83 spring salmon for the month!
I would guess we caught and released 4 times that as there is a lot of under size salmon around this year.
The Campbell River hump produced well today on the ebb tide,as did Shelter point out in 250ft of water.
There are huge schools of 6 inch herring around. The fish are hitting 4 inch spoons in glo/green behind a flasher and green/glo cuttle fish hootchy.
The Green can to Francisco Pt has produced a few nice fish in the last week.
Sentry Shoals has been hit and miss and is now closed till June 30th.
Grants Reef has produced big numbers the last few weeks,I like to fish the NW corner of Grants from 100 feet out to 180.
Kitty Coleman (Bates Beach) has been hit and miss this spring so far,it should light up soon as the big runs of chinook are showing up!
June is my favorite month to fish the Northern Strait of Georgia,and with record numbers of chinook heading for the Fraser River,it should be great!