Fishing in December...brings to mind toques and gloves, rain jackets and heaters, cold hands and hypothermia? Not quite! Sooke has had some nasty storms lately and also a recent cold snap ("ooh, -2c! take that Canada"), but in between these you can get days like this....t-shirt weather, sunny and calm. This place is paradise.
The fishing has been pretty good too. Anglers are reporting nice catches of winter springs (resident chinoook salmon) up to 15 pounds.
And there are halibut too, with less fishing going on, they seem to be hungry ... those with the hot spots are making fast work of it. Get them before the Dec 31st seasonal closure.
The Christmas season is a great time to get on the water -- not to mention a day off from the hustle and bustle that this season brings. Also, keep the Sooke Boxing Day Derby
in mind ... always a fun event, proceeds to the Food Bank.