Spring Chinook hit the North Island in Huge Schools!!!
Chinook- The vanguard of the massive run hit Ferrer Pt., Beano Creek & Maquinna Pt. Monday May 23. These Springs/Kings, we are told by DFO Science, are in the majority hatchery marked fish from the Pudget Sound area. These 14 – 26lb Springs will remain in our area until well into mid to late June feeding on the spawning squid and needle fish/sand lances. There is lots of bait around so these fish will be around until they have the urge to move south to their spawning grounds. By mid-June our West Coast Vancouver Island (WCVI) Chinook will be here. Yes, the WCVI Spring will be in EPIC numbers. In fact, the Esperanza Inlet and Nootka Sound Runs are going to be TWICE the average year run size. On an average year 100,000 springs enter our local waters. This season we will see over 200,000 returning to our local waters. This year’s run will also be made of a large # of 4yr. old fish. Which means we will see lots of Tyee (30+lb) on the Marina cleaning tables this season.
This is the year to get your boat to Tahsis or Book a Fishing/Catching trip with Westview Marina & Lodge.
Bring a BIG cooler you will need it when fishing with us. 250 934 7672
Brian & Brian, 2 of Westview Marina & Lodge's Guides Steve Greelus with a 22.5lb catch in Esperenza Inlet.
with a 14 & 20 lb Chinooks caught on May 23rd
at Ferrer Pt. "these guides KNOW where to find FISH"
Halibut, Ling Cod and other ground FISH
ALL have been coming in by the wheel barrow full. Basically, the Biomass is on the upswing & while the impatient fishers were waiting on the Springs/Kings to arrive they have been targeting delicious white meated fish that are very abundant throughout Nootka & Esperanza. Come to the Marina Tackle Shop & we will get the Charts out so You too can enjoy the Fishing, Catching & Eating of these Great Fish.
The Greelus's with 2 Nice Canary rock fish caught Don & Cindy Johnstone with their boat limit for their party of 6
near Black Rock in Esperenza. Chicken Halibut. They also limited on Yellow Eye Cod & Other Cod.