Painter's Lodge - Campbell River, British Columbia, V9W 4S5, Canada

Dwayne Mustard's Weekly Fishing Report

We may be late in the fishing season but the fishing at Painter's Lodge and April Point continues to be exceptional. Here's Dwayne to give you the inside scoop about what's been happening out on the water!

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The good Chinook fishing south of town just won’t end. Fishing at the Lighthouse, the Hump, and the Green Can has been just as hot this week as it has been all summer. The general consensus is that these are resident feeder Chinook and they will hang around right through the winter which is great news for us that love fishing winter Chinook. And these fish are fat and happy too, tipping the scales at anywhere from 8 to 13 pounds. I am still attributing this great salmon fishing to the resurgence of the herring schools in the area although the herring we have been finding in the bellies of these fish are a little bit smaller at about four inches. Of course the purple UV army truck hoochie remains the lure of choice but a little green glow coyote spoon would probably have deadly results too.

We should also see Chum starting to show up in late September. No word yet on what sort of Chum run we can expect but the hope is that it is similar to the good returns of sockeye, pink , and Chinook we have seen this year.

On a final note, there have been reports of great Coho bucktailing at the Green Can, so bust out your grampa’s tackle box and get in on some cool topwater action.

Until next week,

tight lines and keep on fishin’