August 11 Fishing Report

We got a bit spoiled in the Esperanza area, with superb fishing right through the middle of June to the Beginning of August. Near shore and offshore areas were on fire, with limits of Chinook the norm. The beginning of August saw some commercial openings, both native and non-native which seems to have broken the schools up and taken enough fish out to make finding springs a bit more difficult. They were still out there, but needed a bit more work to find them. We did have the biggest fish of the year at 34lbs at the end of July (below). The last few days have seen an uptick in chinook numbers as the commercial openings have died down, and nice catches of bright chinook in the offshore areas such as the Whales Tail have increased. Calm winds have helped access these areas. Beach areas like Pin Rock, Low Rock and Rugged point continue to hold fish as well. The inside inlet areas, Double Island, Rosa, Garden point continue to be slow. They have never really produced much this year. We are still waiting for significant numbers of Canuma river fish to hold in those areas. The Canuma run was upgraded to 45,000 fish recently, so hopefully they arrive soon. Bottom fishing has been consistent, halibut are around at the offshore areas to 60Lbs. Ling cod continue to be a bit elusive.

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