Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
April Sooke Halibut and Crab Fishing
VIP Fishing Charters reports: "Darryl and Johanne from Edmonton Alberta, caught a 20lb and 27lb halibut yesterday. It was their first time fishing on the ocean and not the last time, they will be back for more action in August. We also had 7 crabs in the cage on our way back. The action was non-stop, we had about 10 big hits but hard to hook them on, as they stole our baits so fast. Also some ratfish were around. That is what you want, if the ratfish are there the Halibut are not too far!"
Sounds like there's some fun salmon fishing too ... most boats seem to report a keeper or two in the 6-8 pound range.
Just have to dodge those April showers, otherwise some nice fishing days out there lately.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
April Fishing Sooke
Vancouver Island Lodge shows. And of course, early season crabbing in Sooke Harbour is usually excellent.
There's also been quite a bit of fishing going on out of Pedder Bay, out towards Constance Bank. Seawind Fishing, No Bananas Fishing, and Foghorn Fishing Charters have all been posting lots of photos and good reports. It sounds like the halibut fishing has been very steady and then some good salmon to be found too -- No Bananas reported catching a 20 pounder (which unfortunately had to be released, but it was a fun catch nonetheless).
Sunny weather, calm weather (at least in the mornings), no fog yet ... fishing weather!
|Seawind Fishing Charters ... somewhere east of Sooke|
|Foghorn Fishing with 4 nice halibut and 4 happy anglers|
|No Bananas 20 pounder...catch and release|
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Fishing in the Snow, Vancouver Island Style
|Nice Winter Spring Salmon|
No Bananas Fishing Charters caught a couple halibut while trolling for salmon, sending home some white gold with these Fort MacMurray visitors.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Early season halibut fishing with Seawind Fishing Adventures. Quickly limited out! Just don't ask for the location, "ask no questions, hear no lies" ... we'll just say "the Victoria/Sooke area".
Looks like fish and chips tonight in the French household....yum.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Sooke salmon fishing
That should increase some interest in getting out there and chase a fish, especially when the sun is out and there is no wind.
Photo courtesy of at Salty Towers Oceanfront Resort
Halibut Opening Day
Saturday February 1st is the start of the open season for halibut fishing in BC waters. See the DFO regulations here. Local anglers are excited that the season has opened much earlier than in the past few years, back to the long-standing Feb 1st again -- thanks to all the people who have been working on the politics and conservation issues behind the scenes for this halibut fishery.
Anglers can keep 1 halibut per day to a maximum of 126cm, increasing to 133cm after April 1st. Possession limit is 2, with 2nd one 83cm maximum. (90cm after April 1)
Expect to see some photos of nice white flatties in the coming weeks!
See you on the water, have fun and be careful out there!