Late July Port Hardy Saltwater fishing report

Port Hardy Chinook and Halibut

The weather has been great and so has the fishing in Port Hardy! Although waiting for the tide change has been important some days. The Chinook have been feeding heavily on squid, herring and needle fish.

Most of our chinook have been coming right off the bottom but some days the larger fish have been hitting at shallower depths. Bright green and purple uv flashers have been the hot ticket, spoons, herring anchovies and hootchies have all been working. The Coho have been through out the water column, and they have been hitting everything, fish further off shore in the tide line and you will find them. No retention of wild fish in area 12 after July so get out there.

The Halibut have come on the drift, anchored and troll, herring, salmon parts and jigs have all been working. Put your time in on your favourite hump, bank or hole and you will be rewarded if you fish hard enough. The Lingcod and rock fish have been on the bite lately too, but we have been focusing on the great chinook fishing with most of our guests.

Port Hardy Chinook, coho and halibut

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