Early Season Fishing/Catching is GOOD!!!


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Early Season Fishing/Catching is GOOD!!!

 Yes, it looks like the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) & Washington State Fish and Wildlife (WSFW) are correct on their projections for herring spawn, Salmon runs & other Bottom Fish.

IT’s ALL GOOD NEWS for us here in Esperanza Inlet & Nootka Sound!!

The herring spawn here in Esperanza Inlet & Nootka Sound was huge last month. That caused lots of local Fishing/Catching activity. All the pictures in this newsletter were taken 1st April-today!

"Yes we are already catching" Westview Marina & Lodge Guide Ben with a nice 47lb Halibut

 "Yes, the Salmon have started to show in GOOD numbers"

Have lots of bait around + Add Hungry Fish = Great Fishing/Catching!!!

May 1 is the opening of the Marina Grillhouse Restaurant!

The Island Attitude Coffee Shop/Ice Cream/Gift Shop & Licensed Marine Patio Pub will also open then. With that all services will be open at Westview Marina & Lodge. Services already open & available are Lodging/Rental Suites, Tackle shop, Ice & Bait, Marine Mechanic & Moorage.

May 2 is the first of our official Fully Guided All-Inclusive Pkg Charters

We have just put another 26ft newer Guide boat on today. So, many of you have, called or emailed to find out that we were booked up on your requested dates……

CALL or EMAIL again SOON! We will get you FISHING/CATCHING.

Our Main offering is 4 nights Lodging, 3 Full Days of Guided Fishing/Catching and all your meals

Or 3 nights Lodging, 2 Full Days of Guided Fishing/Catching and all your meals.

Remember to bring your large coolers. You will need them when you FISH with US!

Shared Charters:

Each season we have groups of 2 fishers who would like to add 2 more fishers to one of our large (30ft) Vessels to take advantage of the reduced party of 4 rates. It’ a GREAT DEAL & has worked out WELL!

Lodging & meal plans are separate only together when fishing.

Dates available:

1) Arrive Thursday May 4, Fish 5, 6, 7. Depart on Monday May 8. All meals  included

2) Arrive Thursday June, fish 2, 3, 4. Depart on Monday June 5. All meals included.

3) Arrive Monday Aug 7, Fish 8, 9, Depart Thursday Aug 10, All meals included.

4) Arrive Sunday Aug 13, Fish 14, 15, 16 Depart Wednesday Aug 17, All meals included.  

Moorage: Bring Your Own Boat ( BYOB )

Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal or Annual - If you have not already made your reservations

CATHY SAYS “DO IT SOON” we are filling up very Quickly. “Thank You”!!!


Guide "Cowboy Brian" with his & Camera 
Shy fishing partner Al limits of Ling Cod
10-20lbs from Nootka Sound recently.

The Salmon are already here. Randy is Smoken HOT! 
Randy is a Local here in Tahsis. He has been limiting
regularly at Garden Pt. inside Esperanza inlet.
These Winter Springs are 10 & 12lb. His largest Chinook
so far this season was a 21lb Hatchery Clipped. 
Most likely a Columbia River Spring/King stopping 
to feed & rest. 
"Way to Go Randy"


            SAVE OUR BOTTOM FISH    

The SeaQualizer was initially designed targeting the Red Snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico.  The "Standard SeaQualizer" with its release depths of 30', 50', & 70' was the answer to the Red Snapper's (and other bottom dwellers) losing battle with Barotrauma and venting tools.  
After the device was put on the market it came to light that there were many other fisheries that were suffering from the same issues that the Gulf of Mexico was facing.  Fish were being brought up from depth bloated and unable to be returned all across the United States & Canada.

The Rock Fish fishery on the West Coast of the country was the first group to come forward to approach SeaQualizer with a need for the device in their area.  Rock Fish are caught at a deeper depth than the Red Snapper so that brought about the need for the "Deep Water SeaQualizer."  When releasing a fish caught at depth, the fish should be returned approx 1/2 of the depth they were hooked to be sure safe and sufficient recompression. With release depths of 50ft, 100ft & 150ft it gives anglers fishing in up to 300ft of water to return by catch as quickly and effectively as possible.

Everything that they have worked for with their SeaQualizer product was directed at a way to help ensure that future generations get to experience that we have experienced fishing – in our case NW ROCK FISH  
Join the movement! Start Descending!

You can view SeaQualizer.com videos & store on line.

We at Westview Marina & Lodge feel strongly about this product that we have purchased many of the devices for sale.

As you will see on the SeaQualizer site they sell for $55 US Plus Shipping & Duty fees from Florida. That is $70 CA. + fees.

We are selling these for $49.99 CA or approx..$38 US (our cost) plus $10 shipping anywhere in BC.

Why are we doing this?

Because as always “IT IS ALL ABOUT THE FISH” this time it’s Rock Fish!!

You only need one per boat, it clips easily to your downrigger ball for descending & they are simple to operate!!

They are worth every dime of the cost to save these long lived fish. Our Guides are using them & they work!

Call or Email Today to get you Rock Fish Saver “SeaQualizer”

Paula at 250-934-7672 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or just stop by the tackle shop to save shipping!!

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

Owner Operators Westview Marina & Lodge

Successfully Serving the Cruising and Fishing Public for 25 Years


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