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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Coho Salmon are here!

Photo from Silver Streak Boats
Halibut has closed for the season, the chinook salmon have mostly headed up to the rivers to spawn, but the good news is the coho are here!  The reports vary daily, but most anglers are coming home with a few. Last weekend the reports said the fish were found in tight pockets, so as long as you stay with the school, there was plenty of action. One angler reported catching a 15lb hatchery coho!

A problem has been finding the hatchery marked fish, catching a lot of salmon that have to be thrown back. Starting Sunday Oct 1st, DFO has announced anglers in Sooke waters can keep 1 wild (unmarked) coho too. That's great news for fishers and also for the fish, as it means less wild fish damaged trying to get a keeper. [CORRECTION: the DFO website has contradictory info on daily limits -- a local angler has confirmed that in Sooke waters you can keep 4 coho total, of which 1 can be wild]

Sooke Saltwater Series continues on October 7th with the coho derby. $50 per rod, $3000 first prize. This is a fun event that benefits local Sooke recipients, the Food Bank and Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society. Tickets and more info here.


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