2015 May long weekend Esperanza/Nootka fishing-Catching report with pictures. The weather cooperated & generally so did the wind. Ground fishing is VERY Good!!! Lots of Halibut, Ling Cod & other cod, from the "T" off the Esperanza Inlet to the Red Can & Inner Whales Tail getting your Halibut was pretty much a slam dunk. West side of Bajo, off Maquinna Pt. & off the Monument produced in Nootka. Most ling have been caught while trolling near the bottom for salmon. The picture with the ling cods were caught off Tatchu Pt.
Salmon- fewer around than there were a couple weeks ago when we had a large shot of Columbia River Hatchery marked fish. If you are ok limiting out on 10-18lb spring Fish the outside off of Ferrer Pt. (Esperanza) in 80 to 90ft of water, put your bait just off the bottom & hold on. Nootka pretty much the same thing off Wash Rocks. & Maquinna Rocks. in 100ft of water fishing lines at 65-75 ft. We have only seen 3 Chinook over 20lb on our cleaning tables so far. They will be here soon enough. First Coho came in yesterday. The picture with the 2 guys was taken on May 17, 2015. Hanging on the hooks are a17lb Spring/King, a 17lb ling, 17lb Halibut, & a small rock fish. Picture was taken at 1700- Guess 17 was their LUCKY number!!! The 14.5lb Yellow was caught near the red can Esperanza.
ALL THE CHINOOK ABOVE WERE CAUGHT IN THE PAST 2 WEEKS
Cathy & John Falavolito
Your Host at Westview Marina & Lodge Serving the Cruising & Fishing Public for 23yrs.