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Monday, October 1, 2012

Sooke coho fishing update

As of October 1st, anglers in Sooke's waters can keep 4 coho -- 1 wild and 3 hatchery.   See the regulation update below.

The coho fishing has been strong lately, with reports of up to dozens of coho salmon hooked up per boat -- mostly wild and thrown back, with a few hatchery keepers mixed in.  It will be nice to keep a few wild ones!

The fishing is strongest west of Sooke, towards Otter Point, from 200 feet out to the middle of the Strait, from the surface down to 100 feet.  Most anglers are using spoons, coho-killers, or hootchies --but others are reporting anchovies are working best.   The coho are fat, with their bellies full of anchovies ... so "match the hatch" may be the order of the day.

Good luck out there!   Windy day today, so boat safe.

Subject: FN0448
Recreational Wild Coho Salmon Area 19, portion of Area 20-1, 20-3 to 20-7
Area 19
Effective 00:01 hours Monday, October 1, 2012 and until 23:59 hours December 31, 2012 in Area 19 you may retain two (2) Coho per day, one (1) of which may be wild (unmarked).
Area 20-1,20-3 to 20-7
Effective 00:01 hours Monday October 1, 2012 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2012 in that portion of Subareas 20-1 (seaward of a line between a square white boundary sign at Owen Point, the Port San Juan Light and Whistle Buoy, and San Juan Point) and Subareas 20-3 to 20-7, you may retain four (4) Coho per day, one (1) of which may be wild (unmarked).
Variation Order: 2012-286
Contact the Victoria Fisheries & Oceans Canada Office
To Report a Fishing Violation please call our
Toll Free Line Observe, Record, Report Line @ 1-800-465-4336
Please visit our Recreational Fishing Website at:, or call your local Fisheries & Oceans office for information and updates

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