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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.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

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

  
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
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.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sooke Halibut!

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

Local Sooke anglers have been having some luck with salmon fishing lately.  Here's a picture of Mark with a 19lb and 12lb chinook salmon.  Caught on anchovy.  Nice fish! 

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! 


http://www.vancouverislandlodge.ca/
And most important of all, what to do with the fantastic fish once you've caught one?  Ryan from Vancouver Island Lodge provides this awesome halibut recipe: "it is a chunk of halibut, with asparagus, onion, pepper and your choice of dill or jalapeno havarti cheese (large chunk), wrapped in Prosciutto. Throw a tooth pic through it, brush avocado oil and put on top tray in oven on a low broil til hali is just cooked and prosciutto will be crispy. Enjoy and Cheers!"

Thanks Ryan!

See you on the water, have fun and be careful out there!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sooke Winter Chinook salmon

The winter chinook salmon are back in local waters and the fishing is pretty good.  Paul from Salty Charters posted this photo of a fun morning ... biggest to 15 pounds.  These salmon are fun to fish, right on the bottom and with pretty much any gear ... there's a reason they call them "feeders", they are hungry.   Most common is glow hootchies.   When you get into a good school, it is fun to fish with a spoon and no flasher, with lighter rods.....get a nice fight out of it.

Keep in mind Sooke's Boxing Day Derby.  Perfect way to spend the day after Christmas!  The derby is run from Jock's Dock, $30 a ticket, with one third of funds raised going to the Sooke Food Bank and the rest for prizes.  You can pick up a ticket at Eagle Eye or Jock's Dock.

Enjoy the holidays!

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!


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