BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE WEST COAST OF VANCOUVER ISLAND
They are HERE!
Yes, it is no longer necessary to go out to the Highway to pick up Springs/Kings & Coho!!!
They have made the turn and the fish are feasting on lots of bait all around Catala Is., Double Is., Pin Rks., & Ferrer PT. in Esperanza. No doubt they will swing into Nootka soon at Beano Cr., Maquinna Pt. & Rks., Wash Rk. & the Nootka Lighthouse.
The average size of the Chinook is up by 5lbs over the last 2yr average. They are 18-28lbs and growing daily. Largest Spring/King so far is the 33lb Tyee Pictured below. “Congratulations to Kyle”
Kyle Floor with his 1st salmon caught at Ferrer 33 lb. Tyee
Matt Campbell with his 28 lb Spring & Bandit his 48 lb.
Halibut – We are still surprised at the volume of Halibut that continue to come in daily. With the not to exceed 133cm regs. this season the average Hali weight is hovering around 37lbs. The other interesting thing about fishing Flatties this yr. is they are everywhere. All of their normal places as well as most of the popular salmon fishing areas. Every day there are confirmed stories of catching Halibut while trolling for Salmon.
Scotty B.with his 59 lb Halibut & "No white flags" banner
Dave Higgens with a nice 48 lb Halibut. Caught just
Ling & other Cod Nootka & Esperanza have long been known for having HUGE schools of bottom fish.
Flaky white meat makes for Great Fish n Chips. They can be found on a contour on the outside of most reefs. The new Lighthouse Blinking Bottom fish lures seem to increase the catching with a little herring scent or bait added. Come to the tackle shop at the Marina & we will point you to the latest hot spots.
Young Marko from South Van. with his 1 st ever 29 lb Ling & limits for
the party of 4 on Hali 15-35 lbs
Can you say Ling, Ling & more Ling. their group of 6 from
Rouge River loaded up.
Wayne Cheung with 2 huge Yellow Eye 17 & 16.5 lbs
Wayne & crew with 4 Yellow Eye, 4 Ling, 3 Canary, 3 Chinook, Rockfish,
and a 35 lb halibut.
ALL FISH PICTURED IN THIS NEWSLETTER WHERE CAUGHT WITHIN THE LAST 5 DAYS BY WESTVIEW MARINA CUSTOMERS