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Friday, September 18, 2009

Sept 18 Sooke Fishing Report

It seems the big spring salmon have mostly passed through now, though you still hear of the odd one caught here and there, mostly by accident, as most anglers are now targetting coho salmon.

Most of the action is out in the tidelines towards the shipping lanes, 400-600' depths. Once you get into a school, it can be non-stop action, a bite every few minutes. Given the action, most are fishing with hootchies or spoons, rather than bait. A few reports of using apex lures to great success! As well, the coho seem to be deeper than usual, 90-120'.

There are lots of small feeder springs and lots of wild coho (can't keep them until Oct 1!), but in there is the occasional nice hatchery coho keeper. Fish reported up to 15 pounds plus, that's a nice coho! For a treat, once you're in the action, try lightening up the gear and stopping the motor once hooked up...let the fish run and have some fun with it. If you catch a 10lb plus coho on a light fly'll be in for some adventure landing that.

As well, fishing from shore becomes a good possibility for the next month or two. Click here for DC Reid story on Vancouver Island shore fishing. Here's what he said about Sooke area "Other spots closer to Victoria include Point-No-Point for coho on cast lures. The estuary for Muir Creek extends far out in the water at low tide. And it's almost time to trek out Whiffen Spit for chum and coho that pass close to shore on their way around. Then Billings Spit is the place for gear chuckers closer to the end of September and through October. And at about that time, the coho and chum pass under the Silver Bridge and fly anglers get two months of fishing at All Sooke Day Park and then follow the fish up stream."

Sun is shining, winds are light, no more fog, lots of fishing action....September is a beautiful time of year for fishing in Sooke.


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