Early to Mid August Port Hardy Saltwater fishing report

The Chinook fishing has been great for the last two weeks. Some days you need to do a little searching but the determined salmon angler should be able to find bites. The chinook we have been putting in the boat have come on 3.5 inch spoons with white on them, White Hootchies and good old fashioned anchovies. We have also caught some large fish on the 4-6b inch herring as well.

Depths have been spot specific, but keep one rigger close to bottom and move the other one around until you find them.

The coho, pinks and chum have been caught while fishing for big chinook and have been caught on the same gear, although the pink squirt will put a lot of pink and chum in the boat if that is what you are after.

The large halibut have moved into the channels and islands, feeding mostly on the slack tides. The Ling cod and rockfish have been much easier to catch on the tide change and during smaller swings, but drifting over the structure has also been producing fish. Most of our bottom fish have come on lead heads and cod jigs tipped with salmon belly or herring.

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