Most of the chinook have been taken within 20 feet of the bottom, in 45 to 120 of water. They have been hitting the white hootchie, 4 inch spoons and anchovies. Green and purple flashers are working best. don’t be afraid to make your bait/spoon leader as long as 8 feet when things get tough. Work the tide line shallow, 30 and 40 have been working well for coho.
The halibut fishing has been productive to the north of port hardy, but things have been a bit slower locally due to the heavy commercial pressure. If you see the long liners working it is a good idea to move.
Spreader bars tipped with salmon belly herring and octopus have been working as well as the mudrakers.
The ling and Rockfish have really been feeding during the tide change, cod jigs, herring and mudrakers have all been working.