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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, February 14, 2011

Feb 14th Sooke salmon report

Sooke's winter chinook salmon fishing continues to be productive. We didn't hear of any big ones caught this week, but several reports of salmon in the 8-12 pound range, and steady action for smaller ones.

Sunday was one of those beautiful calm-between-the-storms, sunny, no-wind days. On the way out we saw kayakers, paddleboarders, and walkers on Whiffen Spit. There were about a dozen boats clumped together between the Tin Shed and Wells o'Weary, mostly in front of Otter Point trailer park, in 120-150 feet. Action was reported on glow white squirts or irish mist hootchies, or on green/glow coyote spoons, plus any flasher with glow on it.

Here's John R with his first ever salmon ... way to go John!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Great February Fishing in Sooke!


Doug from D&D Fishing Charters provided an excellent fishing report today:

Fishing in Sooke continues to be on fire.

We departed the dock at 0750 hrs today, dropped the crab traps on the way out and then started fishing at 0815 just west of Sooke Bluffs. Fished until 1015 hrs and landed 7 keepers which we released 3, and the two biggest were a 10lb and 14lb.

The fish are close to bottom (130-150) and prefer a faster action, we were using squirts and trolling fast. We also saw lots of other fisherman playing fish during our 2+ hour trip.

Crabbing was again excellent, we got our limit and even had to release a few. All 7"+- crab with hard shells.

Attached is a photo of Wyatt Wright with his 2 fish and the larger fish is a 14 lb white spring which put up a great fight when coming up from 150'. The white springs always seem a little stronger.

So there you go. If you're thinking of heading out for some winter chinook fishing, or kings or black-mouths for our American readers, now is the time!

Note: a less fun addition....A report that thieves are making the rounds to Sooke marinas and removing downriggers and any gear they can get their hands on. Apparently they hit the Sooke Harbour Resort Friday night and Jocks dock before. Watch your gear!



Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fishing Sooke Facebook Contest

We have set up a Facebook page for Fishing in Sooke and Port Renfrew
http://www.facebook.com/fishing.sooke.portrenfrew

The Facebook page is all about southern Vancouver Island fishing. If you want to join in and hear what's going on, visit the page and click "Like". You can also post your own photos or comments on the wall.

We are holding a contest to encourage people to join in. Everyone on our "Like" list on February 28th will be entered into a draw for two prizes:

1. A Canadian Girls in Gear 2011 Calendar. "Gorgeous models shot on location in Sooke BC"


2. A Fishing Sooke or Fishing Port Renfrew Tshirt.


Show you Like Sooke & Port Renfrew fishing and join in on the fun!



RULES (and the fine print):

-- To be eligible,
(a) you must be listed on the "Like" list for the Fishing Port Renfrew & Fishing Sooke Facebook page as of Feb 28, 2011, 6pm PST.
AND
(b) you must provide your name and a way to contact you (email, phone #, or mail address) to info@fishingsooke.ca

-- Draw will take place Feb 28, 2011, 6pm PST

-- This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Fishing Port Renfrew & Fishing Sooke and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for notifying the winner of this contest.

Sooke Fishing Adventures
info@fishingsooke.ca
Phone: 1-250-642-2587