I remember hearing years ago that sox were often targeted by guys near Polier Pass, on the East side of Galiano. I remember these guys telling me that they would head out half a mile into the straight to a tide line and fish sox. Is this still a productive fishery or has it pretty well disapeared like all other ECVI fisheries?
I have heard those stories as well about guys targetting socs off of Polier. I have heard of guys moving out several miles off of the gap to target them. The other version I heard was that there is a hole half way down the east side of Galiano where migrating salmon hold up. Not too sure what to make of any of the stories though as I have no 1st hand evidence. All my Polier Salmon stories come from a day when you really didn't have to be a good fisherman to catch fish. I would love to see this thread continue though as my trips to Bamfield are getting pretty darn pricey just to catch a salmon. Especially when the "FOOD FISH" is for sale at $10 a fish ($5 after the bar opens).
I can tell you all about the where's and how's of Polier Lings but I guess we shouldn't slaughter them all the 1st year they are open again.
Now that Sockeye in Area 23 has been reduced to "zero retention", does that mean you can't target them for sport? Why wouldn't DFO just "close" the fishery if they are worried about the low numbers compared to their predictions? Seems to me that people will still target them for sport unless the fishery is closed.
Also, I was out at the Paper Mill Dam Park in Port Alberni with the kids and we saw lots of sockeye rolling. When does the floss fishery start there or does it vary year to year as per the DFO notices?
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