June 2014


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 Available at the Westview Marina Tackle Shop!



May has always been kind of an in between month, between GREAT prawning in April, before the commercial prawners get here in the 2nd week of May, and June when the fishing really starts heating up. BUT, not this May! The halibut & lingcod fishing have been over the top GOOD! Early salmon fishing was much better than recent years both inside & outside waters produced lots of fish. Inside Esperanza - Low Rock, The Pins and the eastern shore of Centre Is. were all hot for winter Springs. In Nootka - Wash Rocks, Burdwood, Boston Pt. and the northwest side of Strange Is. just before going through Princesa Channel on the Kendrick side there is a pair of humps  that hold lots bait & winter spring. Outside is crazy good for migrating Chinook already when the weather permits. Any where on the Highway is working especially at the “T”. Ferrer Pt. & at the red can on outer Bajo Reef are already producing Chinook up to 25lbs.

It would appear that the projections for HUGE Salmon runs to & off the West Coast of Vancouver Island are accurate!!

Come Join in the Fun & Catching

“This is an email sent to a party who was inquiring about an Albacore Tuna fishing trip. They booked in less than 10 minutes after reading it”

 Hi Bob

Nice talking with you this evening.

Just to set the stage Westview is different than where you have gone before in many ways. Our Boats are all Coast Guard & Dept. of Transportation certified & so are our boat operators. Also on tuna trips we have 2 crew aboard one to run the boat and one to run the gear.

Albacore tuna fishing is fast & thrilling. It’s nothing like salmon fishing. Most fishing is right on the surface trolling at 8kn(10mph). Tuna Rods & reels are similar to high end Hali. gear with 100lb braided line & 100lb fluoro-carbon leader. When Tuna Hookup the boat is moving at 10mph & the Tuna is moving a 30mph+ in another direction the line screams off the reel & most of the time there are DOUBLES!!

OK Dates (You pick them- we will do are best to accommodate)

Details: 2 nights Premium Lodging (dates), All meals are off our restaurant menu- Dinner on your arrival, Three meals on (fishing date) & breakfast on the day of departure. The price is $725 per person taxes included (TI).

We Have a Special on a combo Package if you book a Tuna trip you can add an extra day of salmon fishing for your party of 4 which again will include meals & lodging for $475per person TI. Combo Package can be fished any time in 2014 season BUT, must be booked by June 15th.  

Looking forward to meeting you this Summer.

Let us know which Date(s) you want soon we are booking up quickly!!

Fish On -  John 250 934 7672 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

tuna fishing

The Booking for Albacore Tuna Charters have gone CRAZY!!

That’s a GOOD THING. As presented in our last newsletter: with the El Nino predictions in mid-July off West Coast Vancouver Island assures us that the TUNA will be here this summer.

TUNA Charter Sharing:   we have two trips looking to partner with other people to fill Tuna Fishing / Catching Charters.

    • 1st  is Sunday August 31st charter TUNA fishing/catching Albacore Tuna – looking for two persons on an all-inclusive trip. Lodging on August Saturday 30th & Snuday 31st (separate bed rooms), all meals starting with your arrival dinner on 8/30 at the Marina Grillhouse Restaurant, three meals on your fish day 8/31 & breakfast on your departure at our Island Attitude Coffee Café on 9/1 Monday – $725 per person

    • 2nd is Saturday September 6th charter Tuna fishing /catching Albacore Tuna - looking for one person to share charter on Saturday 9/06 & on Friday 9/05 & Saturday 9/06 lodging (separate bed rooms) - $632.50 per person. Lunch provided on fishing day. Other meals available at Marina Grillhouse Restaurant or Island Attitude Coffee Café.

  • All prices are taxes in Let us know ASAP on these TUNA Charter.
    We are booking Quickly they will be booked Soon!

We still have a couple of Full Charters available for 4 people. Inquire about Dates with John – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1 (250) 934-7672

VIP Salmon Enhancement Board update:

Glenn & Teresa Swan from Camino Is. Washington “Goes GOLD”

& Another party from Shawzy Charters Chris LaRiviere from Calgary Alberta “Goes SILVER”            

Thank You VIPS! 
It's All About The Fish!


If you wish to participant in this very worthwhile, successful cause contact Cathy by
e-mail, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone, (250) 934-7672.

She will get YOU or Your Company’s name (or both) on to the Salmon Enhancement VIP Donation Board. As little as $100 gets you on the board!

$101 - $250   is a Silver Donation 
$251 - $500    is a Gold Donation 
$501 - $1000    is a Gold + Donation 
$1001 and up   is a Platinum Donation 

Salmon Enhancement Derby dates for this year are Aug. 22 & 23.

 The Fox Family with their Derby Winning Catch  Bill Hoffman, Gerry Freeman, Bert Boucher , and Cage Chittenden the winners of the Coho Category Bright and Sunny Derby Day with packed fish cleaning tables.

 It’s Great FUN & Prizes!!!!!


Saltwater Fishing Licences -

Yes they are all on line now. NOT TO WORRY!!! Westview Marina has been chosen to be an “Independent Access Provider” We Have ALL the types of Saltwater Licences & Stamps available here at the Marina as in past years. All we need is your photo ID (drivers licence, passport, etc.), your phone number & of course payment to get you legally out there FISHING. “SERVICE IS OUR GUARANTEE”