Chinook- Huge schools of these hardy strong fighting fish are already moving down the west coast of the Island. These fish are aggressive feeders that move into the mouth of Esperanza Inlet to feed on the abundant school of bait. Average size 27lb. with fish well over 30lb caught daily. Limits are 2 per day with 4 in possession.
Coho- This year’s run of West Coast Vancouver Island Coho is projected to be the largest run in the past 15 years. As a result of this projection Fisheries is moving the limits up from the past several seasons.
This season you can keep 4 Coho per day with 8 in possession.
That’s a lot of fish!!!
Coho are exciting fish to have on the line, they are acrobatic and often set more than one line off at a time. DOUBLES are common when you are in a school of these feisty, great eating fish. Average size in our area 14lb with late season brutes that often exceed 20lb.