May Fishing Report Hello westview, Fishing Report: May has been better for fishing & weather than in recent years. Halibut & Lingcod fishing seem to be at the top of most fishers target list. Lots of 30-50lb Hali & 20- 30lb lings (the best eating size) have been on the cleaning tables. The numbers of salmon being brought in increases each week in proportion to the number of people fishing and the large number of schools of Chinook & Coho Moving down the coastline. So far the largest Chinook boated this season is 28.5lb catch at Ferrer Pt. By Bob Heirster form Vancouver on May 28. Lots in the 15 – 22lb Category have been brought to the dock. For those of you who are long time Westview customer, you know that Bob’s Largest Chinook of the year will not last long. The 30lb+++ are coming SOON!! DO NOT FORGET YOUR PRAWNING GEAR!!!! Dave Smith and Tyler Hunt From Sidney BC Chad Williams from Port Alberni & Sean Weber from the Fraser Valley Hey this Halibut is as big as me Chase Cramb from Campbell River Chris Debronski – Tahsis, Tyler Hunt – Sidney, Thor Joehanson – Campbell River Lots of spot prawns The Joehanson Family L to R Samantha, Tyres, Abbey, and Thor Curt and Steve Osborne from Qualicum Beach BC Lots of Fish, Lots of Variety All the above pictures were taken in the Last Week! June 1st marks a milestone event in the recovery of Coho salmon on the West Coast of Vancouver Island (WCVI). While other coastal regions continue to struggle with declining or stagnet stocks our area has rebounded nicely. The rebound is a result of many positive influences—Conservation, Stream & River restoration, many Volunteer Hatcheries working in concert with the Federal Hatcheries, favorable Ocean Conditions, just to name a few. The net RESULT to our fishery is a Real Bonus, effective June 1st, 2013 our Coho daily limits increase from two (2) in the past to four (4) for all water in Area 25, (Except sub-area 25-7, Salmon Non-Retention Areas, and Fin Fish Non-Retention Areas) from the surf line inshore in all Salmon Retention areas within Esperanza Inlet and Nootka Sound. You can retain wild & hatchery clipped Coho. From a practical point of viewthe WCVI Coho run is expected to be HUGE in numbers & the fish are predicted to be larger than normal. Also you can retain any Coho catch, up to the new limits, which is over 50cm/20in in Esperanza on the outside of Catala Is. at High rocks, Obstruction & Halftide reefs, Outer Black rock, Blind reef (The Pins), Newchatltz reef, & inside of Ferrer Pt. The same new regulations apply in Nootka Sound, inshore of a line between Friendly Cove and Discovery Point. In sub area 25-7, the mouth of Nootka Sound and Area 125, Offshore, from June 1st to August 31st daily limit of two (2) Coho, hatchery marked only, then from September 1st to December 31st daily limit of four (4) Coho, hatchery marked or wild. New Water Sport in Tahsis inlet. Dan Josephson, Brenda Lenahan, Chris Hacker & Marie Lessard from Golden B.C. Enjoying and evening of skiing.