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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, March 26, 2012

Sooke halibut derby results

Sooke's 2nd Annual Halibut Festival was held over Saturday and Sunday.

MC Ron Larson presented the results:

1st Pat Williams 119.8 win $4000
2nd Adrian Stacy 59.8 win $1000
3rd Mike Bell 58.4 win $500

Plus a whole bunch of additional prizes for the top ten fish, hidden weight, and special draw prizes.

Fishing was a little scratchy, with only 35 halibut weighed in. Currents were not great towards Victoria, so most of the fishing effort was to the west.

This is a great event for Sooke, generating funding for the Charters River Interpretive Centre and Hatchery, plus some fresh halibut for the needy with halibut donations to the Food Bank.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

March 18 Sooke Fishing Report

Trevor from No Bananas Fishing Charters continues to catch some beauty halibut. He reports fishing has been fantastic the last couple days with limits by 10am both mornings!!

He's been fishing the Race Rocks area. Herring has been the best bait with salmon bellies a close second! However, for the Magiveron group below, seems mackerel was the ticket. Largest 75 pounds. Also a few winter chinook salmon in the 7-8 pound size category. A reported a 12 pounder, hatchery, so a keeper.

Sooke halibut derby this weekend. More info here

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sooke fishing report, Mar 2012

With halibut fishing season open now, most fishing attention around Sooke and Victoria is on the big white flat fish.

Gord from Foghorn Charters has been out chasing them when weather permits. He says some nice ones to be caught, but you have to work for them.

He's also been catching some nice winter chinook salmon, with keepers in the 8 lb range. Unfortunately the slot limit is now in place, meaning you can only keep wild salmon between 45cm and 67cm ... and they caught a nice 14 pounder they had to thrown back. Ah well, that's one that will grow up and maybe come back next year -- or make it's way up the river to grow a whole bunch more salmon years from now. That's all good!

Check out this amazing photo from last year, of Gord fishing with orca whales off Secretary Island in Sooke...incredible!

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