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Saturday, May 9, 2009

May 9 Sooke Fishing Report

Sooke salmon fishing has been very good in the past week. Steve French of Seawind Fishing calls it the best May salmon fishing in Sooke he's seen in 8 years...and he ought to know!

John from Hindsight Fishing adds "The Trap Shack is on fire and Sheriham the same, but you can keep the fish at Sheringham without restrictions [there is a 67cm maximum east of Sheringham until May 14]. We caught 5 chinook in total this morning all around 25 lbs, kept 2. The salmon were caught at 70 feet with a old green teaser head behind a green and silver Hot Spot".

Ryan from Fresh Fishing sent in this report last week "We caught 2 hatchery chinooks off the Sooke Bluffs last sunday...16 pounder and a smaller 8 pounder that we released. 2 weeks ago it was on fire for catching and releasing halibut...we kept a 95 and a few about 45 to 50 pounders Pretty cool!"

Finally, Steve from Kiwi Magic Fishing Charters provided his weekly report in the Sooke News-Mirror, copied below.

Good luck out there!



"Go get ‘em at the Sooke Bluffs and the Trap

Now that the boats are getting taken care of, fish are starting to be caught with more anglers heading out onto the salt chuck. Local guides are picking up salmon up to 25 pounds and with the early outlook of catches this next little while should be good.

With slot restriction being lifted in eight days, on May 14, fishing for the big ones will happen. Anglers are fishing anywhere from Sheringham Point to the west and Church Rock to the east and local hot spots should start to surrender some nice catches.

I remember when fishing legend Big Red Exton said that anywhere between the Sooke Bluffs and Otter Point you should nail something close to 20 pounds at this time of year. It’s just like in the winter fish close to the bottom in 100 feet of water.

Try fishing tiny herring strips in a teaser head or coyote spoons if you notice needle fish in the stomach of your catches. Chances are that’s what they’re feeding on.

Halibut continue to be caught with good tides this past week.

If you happen to be to prawning in Saanich Inlet it will be closed from May 7 to 14. Until next time.

Keep your rod tip up!

Kiwi Magic"

[photo credit: Melodie McTaggart of Sooke is all smiles after going fishing just for the halibut with friend Ken Chretien off Peddar Bay in Metchosin on Sunday. They returned to the dock with a nice 56-pounder for their efforts — nice fish! While Ty Chamberlain of Calgary holds up a couple of nice chicken butts taken on Saturday off Sooke.]

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