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Monday, August 2, 2010

Sooke salmon derby

The Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society held their 7th annual salmon fishing derby this weekend. An excellent event, as always, very well organized and raising funds for an excellent cause. Approximately 300 entrants and only 57 fish weighed in, so the fishing was on the slow side.

Eldon Smith won the big one with a 38 + lb. fish. He was fishing with his two boys, played the fish for a while then passed the rod to the older boy when the fish got close to the boat so he could net it. Pretty exciting to share an experience like that!

A big thank you to all the volunteers and to the prize donors, and to all the entrants too ... your ticket money goes to keeping the hatchery going, and keeping Sooke River's salmon stocks healthy for generations to come. Keep in mind that the SSES is always on the lookout for members, volunteers, and donations ... if you love fishing in Sooke, then do your part and give something back, it feels great to know you're doing good!

As far as a report goes ... if there is a bite these days, it appears to be first thing in the morning, that's when most fish seemed to be caught. It's spotty all over, but the Trap Shack and Possession Point seem to be a little hotter than other spots, though some fish did come in from Otter Point, Muir Creek, and Sheringham Point too.

Seems to be the end of a standard July ... some decent salmon caught here and there, but hot and cold fishing. Let's hope August picks up! [and cross your fingers for a sockeye opening in the next week maybe]


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