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Fishing Report: August 14, 2015

Posted on: Aug 14th, 2015

We’ve seen some dramatic changes in weather this past week, ranging from sunny and flat calm on Monday to the worst day of the season on Wednesday, and now light westerly today. But through it all the fishing has been consistently strong in all the right places.

The Graham Island shoreline from Seath Point out to Cape Knox has been a solid producer on the ebb tides, with quality salmon coming from Bruin Bay, Chanal Reef and near the Cape (aka Last Chance or the Fish Bowl).

The waters around Boulder Point continue to be particulary active, surging with large masses of needlefish that are attracting lots of salmon and hungry Humpback whales. Throw in a bunch of Rhinoceros Auklets, Pigeon Guillemots, Murres and Bald Eagles, and you’ve got quite the ecosystem on display.

Around Langara Island, Cohoe and Andrews Point have both been good on both tides for both Chinook and Coho salmon. The flood tide drift from Langara Rocks around to McPherson Point continues to be strong, and has been a good bet just about all season long.

Some nice bites were found off No Name Point a bit closer to shore on Wednesday, including a released 45-pound Chinook, the largest we’ve seen this week. Coho salmon continue to be abundant and edging up in size, highlighted by a 15-pounder caught Thursday, the largest this season.

Access to the west and north sides of Langara has been off and on this trip with the changing weather, but when on the bottom fishing has been excellent. We’ve seen several halibut in the 30-45 pound range, and lots of nice lingcod and rockfish hit the docks. Al’s Halibut hole, off the east side of Langara, continues to yield an impressive quantity of smaller fish.

The Humpback whale activity around the island these past couple of weeks is truly some of the best we have witnessed in over 30 years at Langara Island. They appear to be present in larger numbers than ever this year. It seems all of them are feeding relatively close to the island and many have been pretty frisky lately, performing a lot of breaches.

A few whales have been consistently cruising the shorelines in Pillar Bay and Egeria Bay; groups can usually be seen feeding off Cohoe, Andrews or McPherson Point; and the early morning light reveals the plumes of numerous whales offshore to the east and north of the island. These gentle giants seem to be eating as much as possible right now, in preparation for their journey back to Hawaii in the coming months.


 

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