What a season it's been at Painter's Lodge! We're over halfway through September but the fishing is still amazing here in Campbell River. Here's Dwayne with our latest fishing news:
Anyone can go fishing when it is 25 degrees outside, but only a dedicated angler will get up in the dark to go fishing in 6 degree weather. But, those dedicated anglers are being rewarded with handsome catches of Chinook salmon from Francisco Point, the Green Can, The Hump and The Lighthouse. In fact this week has seen a number chrome springs in the mid twenties hitting the Painter’s Lodge docks. Not too shabby for the middle of September. Hoochie – flasher is the setup of choice with, you guessed it, the UV army truck being the lure of choice.
Oddly enough, very few of our boats have been fishing north of Seymour Narrows even though this time of year our guides usually head straight for Deepwater Bay. There have, however, been some nice Northern Coho hooked up at Greensea Bay so you may want to make the run up if weather permits.
If you are going to go up North, the hoochie flasher rig is still your best bet but the pink hoochie will likely get the most attention. It seems that all species of salmon are a sucker for pink so don’t be surprised if you hook into any one of the five salmon types that migrate through these waters. Those northern Coho are as nice a fish as you will ever see and they are pound for pound the hardest fighters of the salmon world. So get out your long johns and go catch one for yourself.
Until next week,
tight lines and keep on fishing