Sooke Fishing Report
Welcome to the Sooke Fishing Adventures website! On this page, we will post regular updates on what's happening with Sooke fishing, Vancouver Island fishing, and other news of interest to our fishing friends from around the world.
Q: How's the fishing in Sooke?
A: I dunno, ask me in 5 minutes.
The fishing has been hot and cold, hit and miss. Seems like every day is different lately, or even down to every hour in every spot. If you know where to be and when, or you are lucky, then here's certainly salmon to be caught.
The reports from the morning...great evening bite last night...both chinook (springs) and sockeye. Maybe they have arrived and it will be gangbusters fishing for the of August! Talk to me in 5 minutes ... ;-)
little slow the past few days but there are still some nice ones to be
had. Managed a couple locomotives on Friday morning at first light west
of the Harbour mouth on anchovies. Also had a few hookups on Sockeye in
280' water just to the southwest of Sherringham Point, usual set up,
pink hootchies (18"
leaders), red hooks and a couple dummy flashers on the third rigger in
and around 60 - 90 ft.
Sooke Fishing Update July 2014
Plenty of nice salmon being caught in Sooke's waters lately. The slot limit has now been removed, so anglers can now keep two Chinook salmon larger than 45cm. There are coho salmon out in the deeper water (can keep 2 hatchery clipped) and there's some pinks around too (unusual in an even numbered year on west coast of Vancouver Island). Everyone is keenly awaiting the upcoming Fraser River sockeye run. If even half of what's projected, it could be amazing. Everyone loves sockeye.
|Russ Beaton with a nice salmon|
Finally, here's a video from some visitors to Sooke. No salmon caught on the fishing trip, but some nice big red rock crabs from Sooke Harbour made for a nice dinner feast.
July Sooke Fishing Report
The salmon fishing in Sooke has really heated up lately.
Luke from VIP Fishing reported a fun day this week: "
Fishing with Catherina and her 4 kids we
caught 4 big chinook in just 2 hours. Fishing was on fire! The kids were so happy
and exited. We caught a 28,25,22,15 lbs. ... wow what a day!"
April Sooke Halibut and Crab Fishing
Lots of tales of nice halibut being caught in Sooke waters. Luke from 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.
April Fishing Sooke
Quite a few good reports coming in for fishing in and near Sooke. Both halibut and salmon, as this photo from 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|
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|Foghorn Fishing with 4 nice halibut and 4 happy anglers|
|No Bananas 20 pounder...catch and release|
Fishing in the Snow, Vancouver Island Style
|Nice Winter Spring Salmon|
For those brave enough to go out in the snow and wind, there's been some good fishing around Sooke and Victoria lately. Here's Ryan from Vancouver Island Lodge
with a couple new friends, one of which is a 15 pound winter chinook salmon.
When the tides are right there are some halibut around too ... Trevor from No Bananas Fishing Charters
caught a couple halibut while trolling for salmon, sending home some white gold with these Fort MacMurray visitors.
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.
Sooke Fishing Adventures