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Sooke Fishing Report
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Monday, September 9, 2013
September Sooke Fishing
Some nice spring/chinook salmon still being caught in Sooke! This report from a few days ago from James aka "drilleryells": "Went out for a Solo fish at 2pm, decided to go out front and was
rewarded at Possession Point with the biggest fish of the year, 37Lbs. White Male , 60 Ft.
off the Rigger in 70ft of water. Soft hit just a dip of the Rod and it
was off. Had a Sealion chasing it and had to chase with the Kicker on
high (why do I get all the biggest fish when I am by myself?). It hit a
Purple Chrome head and a Betsey Flasher. Get out there they wont be here
long.......Good Day Driller".
Also, reports coming in of lots and lots of coho off Otter Point, double header after double header. A mix of wild and hatchery fin-clipped, which means "get the BBQ heated up".
On another note, Dan posted up some videos of shore fishing from East Sooke, with a buzz bomb, catching coho. That's how the other half lives, catching salmon when you don't have a boat....great job!
Hot sunny weather is the call this week....get yourself some Sooke salmon before the Fall monsoons hit!
Still lots of great salmon fishing reports from Sooke's waters. There are chinook/spring salmon caught up into the 30 pound range, plus coho salmon and pink salmon.
VIPfishing.ca @ Otter Point
Luke from VIPFishing.ca had a good day: "Just came back from Otter Point with Curtis, his father, and Adam
from Yellowknife, Ontario, and Campbell River. They said it was the best
fishing trip they have ever had. We fished the high tide around 4 pm for only 3 hours with non-stop action. We got two 30lbs and the rest
between 15 and 25 lbs -- plus one pink and one coho. Wow, what a blast, fishing with these experienced guys!"
And then one more photo of a happy angler, up in Sooke all the way from the Texas Gulf, with his prize catch. Good times! Photo from www.fishwestcoastsportfishing.com
The salmon fishing in Sooke is great right now! Lots of spring/chinook salmon around, plus coho and pinks too. And the normal August weather, sunny & calm or foggy & windy, and changing quickly. Fun times on the water.....see the photos below.
Curtis from fishwestcoastsportfishing.com reports: "Fishing
has been fantastic lately with a large run of Chinook Salmon passing
Sooke waters recently. Eric from Edmonton had great success with his
wife and two sons fishing for Chinook Salmon up to 39 lbs, with plenty
of coho and pinks in the mix as well. The
most consistent action for the Chinooks have been anchovies in a army
truck teaser head and green flasher, 70ft on the rigger in 100ft of
water. It's time to take the kids out fishing as there is very
consistent action all day long!"
And there's also loads of pinks and coho out there, lots of fun to be had. It's peak season, no more excuses, get out there and catch a fish!
Great fishing in Sooke lately. Lots of complaining from local anglers about too many coho and pinks stealing all the bait when targeting big chinook. All in all, catching too many salmon is a good problem to have! Head out into the deep water, put on some artificial gear (spoons, hootchies, baitrix, coho killer), and enjoy the action. Try using no flasher or a smaller flasher and lighter gear, so you can feel the fish....turn off the motor, loosen the drag, let that fish swim a bit.....makes for a lot of fun.
For those chasing the big spring salmon, it can be a challenge to find them when the coho and pinks are in thick. But they are there. Check out this fish of a lifetime .... 50.2 pounds caught at Sheringham. Posted to sportfishingbc.com by yo mama, addicted, and rambo. Well done boys!
"Discus" with a 34lb caught at Sheringham...1st ever in Sooke! (from Sportsfishingbc.com forum)
Summer is here and the fishing around Sooke is great. There are some nice springs being caught at Possession and Otter, from 10-25 pounds. Regs only allow keeping a wild chinook if less than 85cm or if hatchery born. West of Sheringham, you can keep a wild salmon larger than 85cm.
The coho salmon and the pink salmon are also here. Once you get into a school of them, it is non stop action, double headers. It can be hit and miss though, one day you can't keep them off, next day the school is somewhere else. When you find the school, stick with them. You can keep 2 hatchery coho, and there seems to be quite a few mixed in. The pink salmon fishing will be getting hot and heavy soon.
Sooke is in its usual summer weather pattern, calm and foggy in the morning, sunny and windy in the afternoons.
A recent fishing report from Luke at VIP Fishing Charters: "Fishing with Jim from Texas. Jim and Cindy and
daughter were catching Halibu Texas style. We caught a 50,35,25 in 4 hours. Weather was nice in the morning, then windy in afternoon. Lot of Halibut in Sooke still, we also
caught 4 foot six-gill shark and a skate."