BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE WEST COAST OF VANCOUVER ISLAND
Yes Sept- early Oct may turn out to be the BEST fall fishery in Esperanza in years.
Yes, the Coho/Silvers are inside in huge schools waiting on the rains
to move them into the many rivers and streams to spawn.
Inner Black Rock, Double Island, Mouth of Birthday Channel, Otter Island
and the north side of Centre Island are all staging areas where the Fishing
& Catching is GOOD. These fish are holding on Large schools of bait fish
which explains why we are seeing lots of humpback whales in the inlet.
Anchovies remain the top bait for Catching with Coho Specials, 3.5” Coyote,
4” Titan and Skinny “G” lure scoring BIG. Also, hoochies/cuttlefish/squid
in Glow, Flashing, Purple Haze are all working well!!
There are still plenty of Chinook/King/Spring around in the 20-25lb range.
But, quite frankly the Coho are Quick to jump the bait. Outside on the highway
remain your best bet for fish boxes full of Springs & Lings.
“Good thing come to Good People”
Frank Collin- Local Volunteer Hero & President of the Tahsis Salmon Enhancement
Society (TSES) boated a 19lb Coho yesterday September 7th.
That is the Largest Coho/Silver weighed in at Westview Marina & Lodge to Date.
His crew also landed 4 other Coho 14.5 – 18 lbs. All were caught near inner black rock.
We will SOON see 20+lb Coho on the cleaning tables! FUN, FUN, FUN!!
Ron Halson with his 32.5Lb Chinook caught on July 23 on the Highway(the place to be Fishing/Catching)
mouth in front of Esperanza Inlet.
Cecil Ballard with his 39lb Chinook. Caught
at the pins out on the Highway off Esperanza Inlet.
This Spring is the largest Chinook weighed in at Westview Marina & Lodge to date.
It should not come as a surprise to us But, it did.
At this date, we are well ahead of any pass years in confirmed booking
for moorage, lodging and fishing charters in 2018. So, if you have a favorite
spot on the dock, Lodging location, Charter Captin or Dates we recommend
you call or email us soon so we can meet your needs.
Thank You for a wonderful 2017 Season & ALL Your Support!!!