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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.

Monday, June 28, 2010

June 28 Report: Fishing in Sooke

Sooke's fishing has slowed lately, though there are some nice salmon still to be found out there, for the patient and the skilled (and some luck doesn't hurt).

A few chinook salmon in the 30 pound range were reported last week, but most salmon caught were in the teens to mid-20s.

Gord from Foghorn Charters sent in this photos of his guests Rod and Steve with 23lb and 20lb spring salmon. They caught the salmon fishing off the Trap Shack at 55-65 feet, using the new Ryhs-Davis Bullet Roll Heads.

There's still halibut around too, as shown by the photo below from Dave H, of a 47 pound halibut caught off Race Rocks, along with a 22 pounder. And no, those aren't gunshot wounds -- Dave said the 47 pounder had to be harpooned 3 times, because the head wouldn't detach.

Have fun out there!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June 8 Sooke Fishing Report

The fishing around Sooke seems to have slowed for big salmon, but the good news is there are plenty of smaller ones around.

Luke from vipfishing had a fantastic morning of fishing today at Secretary Island, catching 10 hachery coho salmon. He said it was like fishing for pink salmon, couldn't keep them off the gear, lots of fun. He was using green and white hootchies dipped in his anchovy box for scent and a red flasher at a depth of 40-50 feet. (and for the believers in electricity and fishing....he had the black box set to 650) He said it has been best in the mornings, slower in the afternoon.

Neil from Salty Towers Oceanfront Resort has also had some luck with smaller chinook salmon to 8 pounds and coho. He also reports the crabbing is quite good in Sooke Harbour, lots of big tasty Dungeness.

New Fishing Regulations released for Sooke waters: hatchery coho are now open, and chinook must be between 45-67cm wild or hatchery only above 67cm. Starting June 19, anglers can keep one chinook over 67cm (wild or hatchery) and one smaller.

Good luck out there!


* UPDATE Fraser River Chinook: Subareas 19-1 to 19-4, 20-5 and a portion of 20-4 from a point at the mouth of Jordan River: Effective June 3rd until Jun 18th, 2010 the daily limit is two (2) Chinook Salmon per day which may be wild or hatchery marked between the size limit of 45 cm and 67 cm or hatchery marked only Chinook over 67 cm in length.

Then effective June 19 until July 15, 2010 the daily limit is two (2) Chinook Salmon per day of which only one (1) Chinook may be greater than 67 cm. The minimum size limit in these areas is 45 cm.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 1 Sooke fishing report

A mixed bag of fishing reports for Sooke this week. People are still chasing halibut with some luck west of Sooke and off Victoria.

Salmon fishing remains steady, with a fair number of feeder springs (up to 8 lbs) and the occasional large hatchery spring to keep things interesting. The regulations remain uncertain, in terms of when the slot limit will be removed (can only keep wild salmon 45-67 cm in length). Here's Hazen Price and the 2 chinooks he caught last week off Sooke Harbour with his grandfather Mark.

The crabbing is reported to be quite good in Sooke Harbour.

So...there's some fish being caught, worth dropping a line for sure.


The Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society had a work party last weekend to clip coho salmon. By clipping off the adipose fin, they are marked as hatchery fish -- which hopefully means more fish to be caught in 3 or 4 Falls from now. The SSES motto is "we hatch 'em, you catch 'em". Their work is very much appreciated! And they are always looking for support, be in financial contributions or volunteering time.

Sooke Fishing Adventures
Phone: 1-250-642-2587