Most of the mature chinook have passed through our waters now (Sept 26/14).
The good news is the "feeder" chinook are plentiful and big! Probably the biggest feeders I have seen this time of year ever.Every trip I am getting one or two in the low teens ,plus many more 7-12lbs.
These fish are full of big herring .I was seeing lots of lantern fish in the belly's a few weeks ago also.
Plugs in all colors are still working,but I have found the Army truck in the cuttle version and green Gater hootchie are producing nice numbers.
The CR hump and green can area's are full of bait and a great place to catch these tasty chinook.Shelter Point is another spot full of bait and fish!
The Coho fishing is slow and the Sockeye are about done.Some Chum are being caught around Browns Bay but no big numbers yet.
Every September I spend time on the west coast chasing around tuna offshore.It has been a very odd season.Lots of nice warm blue water 60-80 miles out but no fish!
Last week I fished the "Bamfield Tuna Shootout",the last few days of the derby the fish showed up in decent numbers,but still not the hot fishing we usually see this time of year.
I'm sure next year will be back to normal for this awesome fishery!