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  1. Saltwater Professional Reports
    The halibut fishing has been the most consistent over the last few weeks. They have been on Inside and Outside Lighthouse bank, Outside South and Big Bank. They seem to be biting all times of the day. The Chinook fishing has continued to be spotty. Some days have been hot, but there have been...
  2. Saltwater General Discussion
    Fishing has been good overall with some really good bites mixed in. Both Coho and Chinook are being caught close to shore and offshore. The offshore restriction for Chinook was lifted starting yesterday (July 15) and the fishing didn’t disappoint. Both Chinook and Halibut were caught on Big...
  3. Saltwater Professional Reports
    Fishing Report July 2, 2019 Ucluelet BC The fishing went from being mediocre in mid June to having great numbers of Chinook running along the shore along with lots of feed to keep them there. The best part for avid fisherman is that the size has been larger than expected. Our guide Darren...
  4. Saltwater Professional Reports
    Fishing Report early summer 2019 We are expecting a good season for fishing. We should have about 2-3 times as many Coho swimming by us this year as 2018. The forecast for the Chinook return to Barkley Sound is the best in 20 years. The past two years have had good runs in the 65K range. This...
  5. Saltwater Tackle Talk!
    Hi all, First post here so here goes. I'm taking a week-long yacht trip from Sidney around the archipelago in the first week of September. I am very interested in fishing while on the trip. The yacht comes with a 10ft dinghy with 4HP motor. My plan will be to fish wherever we moor up in the...
  6. Member Introductions
    Hmmm, what to tell you...basically I've just gotten back into fishing this June after taking about 5 years hiatus...was busy training to race kayaks and surfskis...is great to be getting reacquainted with my fly fishing gear and of course our fish. I'm mostly a lake fisher, pretty much...
  7. Saltwater General Discussion
    My fiancee and I spent 6 days in Tofino in Aug. and we fell in love with it. We fished with a guide I know from Mexico and had wonderful fishing for salmon and halibut. We decided to spend several weeks up there next summer. We are going to pull a fully equipped boat up, fish for a week at a...
  8. Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Trout fishing is IMPROVING and bass fishing has been GOOD on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River. Salmon fishing is GOOD on the Nitinat River if you don’t mind the crowds. Fall stocking of local lakes with catchable rainbows has started this past week. If you...
  9. Saltwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Salmon fishing was GOOD this past weekend from Port Renfrew to Race Rocks for Coho. There were very, very few big springs around and not too many smaller winter springs. Most of the salmon being caught are wild and/or fin clipped coho. Halibut fishing was GOOD this past week...
  10. Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Trout fishing is IMPROVING and bass fishing has been GOOD on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River. Salmon fishing is GOOD on the Nitinat River if you don’t mind the crowds. Fall stocking of local lakes with catchable rainbows has started this past week...
  11. Saltwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Salmon fishing was FAIR this past weekend from Port Renfrew to Race Rocks. There were very few big springs around but a growing number of smaller winter springs. Most of the salmon being caught are wild coho but some fin clipped coho are also showing up in the mix. Halibut fishing was...
  12. Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Trout fishing is FAIR and bass fishing has been GOOD on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River. CowichanRiver – The water level on the Cowichan River is at the summer lows. Fishing is tough and tubers will be out in full force if we ever get a warm, sunny...
  13. Saltwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Salmon fishing was FAIR TO GOOD this past weekend from Port Renfrew through East Sooke. There are a few big springs around and a pretty good number of smaller ones. Some pinks and hatchery coho are also showing up in the mix. Halibut fishing was SLOWER this past week. Port...
  14. Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Trout fishing is FAIR and bass fishing has been GOOD on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River. Cowichan River – The water level on the Cowichan River is at the summer lows. Fishing is tough and tubers will be out in full force if we ever get a warm, sunny...
  15. Saltwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Salmon fishingwas EXCELLENT this past weekend from Port Renfrew through East Sooke. Sockeye Fever has hit the lower Island although the numbers of sockeye caught this past week are down. There haven’t been too many big springs caught but they are still around. Some pinks and hatchery...
  16. Freshwater General Discussion
    Well, the Pinks seem to be in the final stages in the Campbell. The Puntledge is virtually in my backyard, but is closed till Oct 1st. Being a new addict to the river scene on the Island, I need some dope for September, and don't know where to find it! Where's the good fishing in Sept? I saw...
  17. Saltwater General Discussion
    I am interested in trying to find out if anyone can recommend any affordable !?? self guided fishing lodges or a place that you can rent a boat to fish around Vancouver Island. I like boat Charters, but they often don't take single fisherman and sometimes I wish I had more time on the water. I...
  18. Saltwater General Discussion
    Hello fellow anglers, Could someone give me a good spot(s) to fish red snappers around Vancouver and/or the east side of Vancouver Island. Thanks.
  19. Saltwater General Discussion
    Hey guys, Long time lake fisherman and north Vancouver island salmon and hali guy, but never spent any time around the Fraser or local waters fishing for salmon. With the sockeye coming in, I'd love to get out, but simply don't know where to go. Have an 18' double eagle, so don't want to get...
  20. Fly Fishing Discussion
    Has anyone fished the Nitinat, Stamp or Cowichan lately? Having trouble with deciding whether to commit to all the ferry expenses etc so would appreciate any info - chiefly looking for Salmon. Many thanks in advance.
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