MAY 2016

                             BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE WEST COAST

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 May 2016


 The Lowest Fuel Cost in 10 years!!

 The Highest Exchange on US Dollar in years!!!

 The Coolest Beer & Margaritas & Best Hot Butter Rum & Marina Special Coffee!!!!

 Do you need any more GOOD reasons to come fishing with us this season?????



 Yes and it has already started. Hatchery marked Chinook from the USA are passing right by the mouth of Esperanza Inlet and Nootka Sound. Many are stopping to rest and feed. That is resulting in limits of Chinook (2 per day, per person) on a regular basis. Hot Spots in Esperanza are the inside Pins, Double Is., Rosa Hr. & the South & West side of Center Is.

 In Nootka Hot Spots are Coopte Pt., Salter Pt., Canal Is., Hoiss Pt., Marvinas Bay & Boston Pt. Fish deep on the edges using 5-5.5inch Anchovies in a glow green header, Glow White Oil Slick & Glow Bud Hoochies, Rapala Flash Flies 1500,1502 & 1504, King Kandy candle fish scented lure Wonder Bread & Glow, Coho Killer Mother of Pearl & Irish Cream.

All of them catch fish and are available at the Westview Tackle Shop at competitive prices.



Local runs remain strong. We have two runs here. Spring / Early summer run 6 - 12 lb. Late Summer / Fall run 10 - 20+lb.

These fish are inside as well as outside on the Super Salmon Highway. The late season 20+lb fish are usually caught on the inside around Center Is. in Esperanza Inlet.

Yes a great FUN fish to catch. They are as acrobatic as a Steelhead and very tasty. Limits are 2 per day.



The Biomass is on the upswing of its cycle. Also there was a huge herring spawn at the mouth of Esperanza in the Nuchatlitz & Peculiar Pt. areas and in Nootka on the west side of the Spanish Pilot Group Islands. What that means to YOU is that there are ALOT of 20-50 lb. Halibut inside. Fish at around 100ft of water around the for mentioned areas with a spreader bar & extra- large herring or salmon belly at slack tide or an hour before & after. Then HOLD ON!!!



Ling Cod

 Cathy’s preferred fish to prepare and serve for dinner. These Cod are very plentiful throughout the area. Average size is 12-25 lb. With Lunkers in the 30 - 45lb range. Medium Herring or the new Lighthouse Lures work well. Find a contour that is at least 150 deep and fish up the slope. These territorial predators will surprise you with that first strike. Fish an incoming tide best.

Cathy’s favorite Ling Cod Recipe:

 2 Pkts chicken bouillon powder        2 tbsp flour

 2 garlic cloves minced                        2 tbsp margarine

 2 carrots cut julienne strips               ¼ cup dry white wine

 2 cups asparagus, cut 2’ lengths        1 tsp grated lemon peel & juice

 1 lb ling cod fillets

  1. In large deep skillet, dissolve bouillon powder in 2 cups boiling water. Add garlic, carrots, and asparagus and bring back to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low, add fish and cook for about 3 minutes until fish is done.
  3. Carefully remove fish and vegetables with a slotted spatula to a serving plate. Cover and keep warm.
  4. Mix together flour and margarine. Bring the bouillon to a boil and gradually whisk in the margarine mixture until sauce begins to thicken.
  5. Remove from heat and whisk in wine, lemon rind and juice. Season with pepper if desired. Pour sauce over fish & vegetables; serve with potatoes, brown rice, or a multigrain roll.

 Albacore Tuna

YES! TUNA, TUNA, TUNA If you have not seen the TUNA video 

 (click hear) “IT is EXCITING” & FUN!

We are blessed by our location. The Albacore are here for at least a month and they are usually 15-18 miles off shore. The closest Tuna fishing on Vancouver Island. They are just beyond the SUPER Salmon HIGHWAY!! We never go beyond 25 miles to catch them. This Fast Hard Fighting Great Tasting species come to our area by the thousands each season. August 1st to 31st are nearly Guaranteed dates when they are HERE to fish/catch. On some El Nino yrs. it does start earlier & it ends with the 1st big fall storm.

Our bookings for these Special Tuna Trips are nearly Full. Here are the remaining dates & seats available on each date. August 15 & 21 one seat available.  August 11, 14, 23, 24 four seats available on each date.

TUNA, TUNA, TUNA trip includes up to 10hrs Fishing/Catching, a hardy lunch of your choice on the trip and a Tuna catching seminar the evening before the trip. Cost - $400 per seat. Book NOW these will not last long!! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1-800-992-3252 or 250-934-7672 Questions just ask.




YES we are a day drive from most places in BC, Wa, Or. & Idaho. Yes you can fly to the Island or Float Plane to us.

YES we have All-Inclusive Lodging, Guided Fishing/Catching Trips with ALL meals while you are with us.

Packages can be 2 to 4+ persons for 2 to 6 days of Fishing/Catching.

Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod & TUNA. Call or email TODAY for availability on dates & reasonable prices!!


MAY SPECIAL 4 Nights Lodging, 3 days fishing/catching, all meals $1200.00 per person Canadian $ 960.00 per person US Dollars All dates in season Available if  OPEN.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  800-992-3252 or 250-934-7672

YES 2016 is really going to be the “BEST Fishing/Catching season since 2000” & that was a very GOOD Yr.

Cathy & John Falavolito   250-934-7672 or 800-992-3252

Owner Operators Westview Marina & Lodge

“The Best Kept Secret on Vancouver Island”

Serving the Cruising and Fishing Public for 24 Years


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