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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, July 17, 2010

Salmon Regulations and Red Tide Alert

Fishing is reported to be a bit slow in and around Sooke this week. Plus strong winds, especially in the afternoons, aren't helping much. However, there's still a few salmon to be found here and there, as shown by the photo from Roy at Blue Wolf Fishing Charters. He said "my guests were Wales and had never been on the Pacific before or salmon fishing. The 12 year old girl reeled in her fish, a whopping 32 lber! Not bad for her first time ever! The others were a 15 and a 22 lb buck."

Regulation Update: As of July 15th, the "over/under" limit has expired. Before you could keep one wild chinook salmon above 67cm and then one hatchery or wild under 67cm. We are now back to "normal" or what the typical chinook salmon regulations are around here: 4 salmon in total, of which 2 may be chinook salmon above the minimum 45cm size.

Sockeye Maybe? Apparently there's a huge run of sockeye in Port Alberni and hopes that the Fraser River sockeye have reappeared. All going well, maybe we'll get another opening for sockeye in Sooke waters. It doesn't happen every year, but when it does, break out the sockeye gear and chase them quick, as the opening is usually only a few days! Mmm, sockeye.

Red Tide: CFAX News reported a red tide warning -- be careful if you collect shellfish like mussels in local waters.

IT'S RED TIDE TIME AGAIN

Jul 16, 2010

THE DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS IS REMINDING SHELLFISH HARVESTERS THAT IT'S RED TIDE TIME AGAIN.

THE DEPARTMENT SAYS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE WATERS OF JUAN DE FUCA STRAIGHT FROM RACE ROCKS TO BONILLA POINT, INCLUDING SOOKE HARBOUR, SOOKE BASIN, AND PORT SAN JUAN, ARE CLOSED TO ALL CLAM, OYSTER, MUSSEL, AND SCALLOPS HARVESTERS BECAUSE OF PARALYTIC SHELLFISH POISONING.

TO FIND OUT WHEN AND WHERE IT'S SAFE TO HARVEST SHELLFISH YOU CAN CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FISHERIES AND OCEANS OFFICE OR CHECK OUT THE DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES ONLINE.

Monday, July 12, 2010

July 12 Sooke Fishing Report

Kyle McFarlane had some luck fishing in Sooke last week, sending in this photos of a 29 pound spring. Not bad for a 15 year old! He caught this nice chinook salmon at the tide change at Otter Point, using a purple haze flasher and red-chrome teaser head with anchovies at about 39 feet. It was their only fish of the day. Good job!

Gord from Foghorn Fishing Charters sent in the following Sooke fishing report: "Well there are salmon out there you just have to work very hard to get them. Some days they are up top, other days down below, and you need to work through all the colors. We have had the most success with Rhys Davis Bullet Heads, and everyday has been a little different. Here are a couple of happy clients from Australia and Utah".

There's some fun fishing to be had in Sooke's waters, come on out!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July 1st Sooke Fishing Report

Happy Canada Day from Sooke BC!

The salmon fishing on south-west Vancouver Island is heating up in the last few days.

Mark Price hooked into 6 Chinook salmon at Muir Creek today, plus a sockeye and a coho. After the slower on and off fishing of the last few weeks, it looks like things might be on again!

Dave from Ocean Dreams Fishing Charters caught two nice chinooks today 23 and 32 pounds. He caught the spring salmon at Sheringham point, in 50 feet depth on herring...limited out by 10:45 am. The photos are Dylan and Cameron with their nice fish.

Time to get out there and get in on the fun. Good luck!


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