Fishing Report April 2015
Chinook Fishing Contest – Just for the FUN and some CASH!!!
Rapala a.k.a Normark Inc. sponsored.
The 1st 30lb Tyee that is weighed in at the Marina this Season will receive a $50 gift certificate for the tackle shop toward purchases of Rapala gear.
The 1st 40lb Tyee will receive $100 gift certificate for the same.
Proposed Regulation Changes in Area 25 “It is ALL GOOD”
All of Esperanza Inlet will remain open for Chinook retention from the surf line inshore - 2 per day minimum size 45cm until July 15th- Oct. 15 when it changes to 1 over 77cm & 1 under 77cm just like last season. With one exception of sub area 25-E “Hecate Channel” after July 15 – Oct. it will go to non-retention of Chinook. This change is being put in place to give further protection to the Tahsis, Leiner, Zeballos & Little Zeballos Rivers
Nootka Sound – last season there was a line near the mouth of the sound which ran from Discovery Pt to a point just NNW of Friendly Cove/Yuquot. Locals know the line as theDollies line. North of that line in 2014 after July 15 Chinook retention of 2 per day-1 over 77cm & 1 under. Seaward of the line Chinook retention was 2 per day maximum size 77cm. This line will now be moved running from Discovery Pt. to Maquinna Pt. This move puts Friendly Cove/Yuquot, the Monument, Eagle Rk., Wash Rk. & Maquinna Rks. In the 1 over/ 1 under 77 cm area after July 15 – Oct 15.
There is also a new closure of sub area 25-1 “the upper reaches of Muchalat Inlet - Matchlee Bay at the mouth of the Burman River to protect those Chinook stocks.
All the above Proposed changes where put forth by the Local Area 25 Sport Fish Advisory Committee (SFAC) with input from Dept. of Fisheries & Ocean (DFO) representatives at a recent meeting, which included 20 stakeholder & staff.
2015 Saltwater Fishing Licences –Yes we have them for both Residents & Non-Residents
Ling Cod - Opens on April 1st
The abundance of Ling Cod in Area 25/125 is HIGH. There are so many that commercial fishing is still permitted on these not so pretty but Delicious fish
HERE is Cathy’s favorite Ling Cod recipe- Try it you will LIKE IT!!!!
Baked Ling Cod with Prawn Sauce
There are few things that are richer and satisfying than seafood that is stuffed, sauced, or otherwise finished with other seafood, it is even better than dessert.
Serves 4 people
We also have all Inclusive Pkg. for BYOB - which includes Moorage, Lodging, All Meals & for those who wish a chart orientation with GPS coordinates as to where & how to fish in our Area. www.westviewmarina.com
Marina Grillhouse Restaurant
will do this year’s GRAND OPENING for Dinner on Mother’s Day - Sunday May 10th
A Very Special Menu will be available for ALL those Very Special Moms
5pm to closing - Lots of indoor heated seating - Reservation recommended
Stay tuned for detail on the menu choices
UPDATE: Commercial Prawning starts on May 12th Come get yours before they arrive.
“US Dollar still holding at a 20% better than Canadian Dollar”
What a deal for those customers coming from south of the boarder!!
“Special limited time fishing packages.”
Must be booked by April 30th, 2015
2 Person Fishing/Catching Trips Packages. click here for more info
3 Person Fishing/Catching Trip Packages. click here for more info
4 Persons Fishing/Catching Trip Packages. click here for more info
6 Person Fishing/Catching Trips Packages. click here for more info
Book Now So We Can Meet Your Request
Looking Forward to Seeing You This Season.
This season is projected to be one of the BEST FISHING EVER!!
CALL OR EMAIL ANYTIME TO BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE
Cathy & John Falavolito
23 Years of Service to the Fishing/Marina Public