FISHING REPORT- Winter Springs
On those clear cool mostly sunny days of late winter there are more boats on the water than most people think. Locals from Gold River, Tahsis and Zeballos get out on most fishable day. On weekend fishers from Comox to Campbell River show up. Their efforts have general been reworded with chrome bright 8 to 14 lb. feeder Springs. These hard fighting feisty fish have deep red color meat and when they get to the table are excellent fair.
Fishing deep along structure for Winter Springs usually produces the best results. These fish are feeding on shiners so “match the hatch” by using small glow/white/green hoochies, Glow Green 4in. Coyotes & Coho Killers.
Hot Spots in Esperanza Inlet are - Hecate Channel, all around Center Island and Garden Point. In Nootka Sound Hot spots are- Coopte Pt., Hoise Pt. and Boston Pt. to Marvinas. All these spot are in calm waters and will bloody up your fish box!!!
While fishing (or thinking about fishing) for these Feeder Springs in March keep in mind that we are only 90 days from the opening of what appears to be the BEST returns in years on Both Chinook (Springs/Kings) and Coho (Silvers) on the West Coast of Vancouver Island (WCVI). Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet are both at the top of the list for HUGE retunes of both species of salmon This Season.
Tahsis Salmon Enhancement Society (TSES)
This award is given to organizations in honor of their contribution to the conservation, restoration and enhancement of recreational fisheries and their habitats in Canada. These organisations continue to play an important role in sustaining and developing the Canadian recreational fishing experience.
“WAY TO GO” TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS OF TSES. You have made an ENORMOUS contribution of your time, energy & talents. Tahsis & our region are BETTER places because of your efforts. More detail later on when, where & how the award will be received.
Check Out our 2014 Promo Video and tell us what you think!
Where does the time go?
It seems like we were just wrapping up a great 2013 season and here we are just about ready to dive into the 2014 season!
Reservations for accommodations, fishing charters, moorage, boat and kayak rentals and eco tours are going through the roof so get your reservations in for all of the above!
Remember, if you book and pay for them before the end of February there is a 10% discount!
This year we will have another great Rock the Dock Series starting June 13 – September 19 - every Friday Night with great entertainment and our ever popular Steak Night.!
For those of you south of the border don’t forget that you will be taking advantage of the lower loonie!
DON’T BE DISAPPOINTED….BOOK NOW!
HALIBUT REGULATION CHANGE—for the BETTER
Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) recently announced a change to the existing regs. that you are going to like.
They have increased the slot limit sizes. Fisher can now have 2 halibut in possession: 1st up to 133cm (approx. 70lbs.) & the 2nd up to 90cm(Approx. 20lbs.) starting April 1st
Both these step up in size will put more Halibut (lbs.) in the fish box & the dinner table.
This slot reg. change came about in the form of a recommendation from the Sports Fishery Advisory Board (SFAB) to DFO.
Thanks to the many volunteers who participate at the local, regional & board levels.
Halibut Season February 1st – December 31st 2014 Old slot limits are still in effect for February & March – NEW slot limits start April 1st
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.htm for more details on regulations
APRIL 1ST – a BIG day for local openings.
Oysters-15 daily 30 possession- encouraged to return all shells to beach
“SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO TAKE A BREAK” Amended*
Recently we were visited by two of our adult children and their families.
On this day the four Gals went SHOPPING. The 6 guys (2 sons, 3 Grandsons & the old guy on the right) went FISHING.