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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 Renfrew – Halibut fishing has been FAIR out at Swiftsure Bank, however, boats anchoring on the bank have been doing quite well for larger fish. The Chinook run has tapered off with very few being caught along the beach. However, coho have been showing up in very good numbers! Coho fishing has been the best between Logan Creek and East Point but out in 400- 600ft of water. Spoons, hoochies, Anchovies and medium herring have been the most productive baits.

Sooke – Salmon fishing was FAIR this past week. The Big Chinooks have mostly moved through, however, fishing is picking up for winter feeder springs. Also, quite a few Coho are being caught out on the tidlines. Most of them are wild but there are a few nice hatchery fish out there too. Anglers targeting coho are using small hootchies and spoons or Anchovies and 5.5”- 6” herring in Purple Haze or Green Glow heads were catching fish. The best hootchies or squirts to try are the Army Truck, White and Purple Haze. Cop Car Coyote spoons have also been good for both springs and coho.

HALIBUT – Halibut fishing was SLOWER this past weekend. Best bet for halibut has been west of Sherringham Pt. Extra Large herring, Mackerel and Octopus are the most popular baits for halibut. Berkely Gulp and Powerbait soft plastics also work very well. You can also use a large spoon fished off the spreader bar, Mudraker or Lucky Jigs or other large Jigs if you want to stay away from the dogfish.

Becher Bay – Salmon fishing was FAIR this past week. Fishing for BIG Chinooks has slowed down, however, a few are still being caught as well as a few winter feeders starting to show up. Also, quite a few Coho are being caught out at the tidelines. If it’s a late big spring your after try in close between Fraser Island and Secretary Island.Most of the springs caught recently have been between 50 to 100 feet on the downrigger using anchovy or herring as bait. For Coho Try out in 600 feet of water or the second tideline and using hoochies and spoons. The best teaser heads were Purple Haze, Tiger Prawn or Green Glow. Anglers are catching coho on hootchies or spoons. The best flashers have been the Silver Betsey, Purple Haze or Green/Silver.

Pedder Bay – Salmon fishing was FAIR this past week. There are still a few big springs around, both in the bay and near Church Rock but not many. Anchovy and herring have been the most productive baits for springs. Green, glow, bloody nose and purple haze teaser heads have been the most popular and the best flashers have been from the OkI Betsey series or the Hot Spot Fever series and the Purple Haze. If you’re using hootchies and squirts for springs, try the Pistachio, Electric Chair or Jellyfish. Spoons also work well for springs at this time of year, especially if they are the Cop Car or green/silver ones. Also,Coho fishing is really starting to pick up! Try fishing with spoons and hoochies in 600ft of water off of church rock or race rocks.

HALIBUT – Halibut fishing was SLOWER this past weekend. Halibut up to 45 lbs have been taken. Salmon bellies, Mackerel, Extra Large herring and/or Octopus are the most popular baits for halibut these days. Berkley Gulp and Powerbait soft plastics also work very well. You can also use a large spoon fished off the spreader bar, Mudraker or Lucky Jigs or other large Jigs if you want to stay away from the dogfish.

Victoria Waterfront – Spring salmon fishing was SLOW this past week for BIG springs and picking up for feeders. Most anglers targeting BIG springs are fishing from Clover Point to Macaulay Point. And Constance Bank is the most productive for feeders. Anchovies and herring are top producers this time of year for springs. UV Green, green and Bloddy Nose have been the best teaser head colors for springs. Good flashers have been the OK’I Gold Metallic Super Betsey and Hot Spots in Gold Fever and Purple Haze.

HALIBUT – Halibut fishing was SLOWER this past weekend at Constance Bank, Border Bank and the “Mud Hole”. Salmon bellies, Mackerel, Extra Large herring and/or Octopus are the most popular baits for halibut these days. Berkley Gulp and Powerbait soft plastics also work very well, and some anglers are saying they are producing better than bait. You can also use a large spoon fished off the spreader bar, Mudraker or Lucky Jigs or other large Jigs if you want to stay away from the dogfish.

Oak Bay Salmon fishing was SLOW in the Gap and on the Flats. A few spring salmon being caught there this past week but not many. The springs had been close to the bottom on the Flats where needlefish and candlefish are the major food source. The most successful method for springs was trolling right on bottom in 100 to 150 feet of water with anchovy, Baitrix tiny strip, squirts or 4” spoons. Good squirts were the Electric Chair, Green Galaxy, Jellyfish, Alligator and J-79 squirts. The OK’I Big Shooter Purple Onion flasher has been working very well in combination with the Electric chair squirt. With spoons, 3½” or 4” Gypsy, Titans or Coyotes in Cop Car or Silver/Green colors also catch a lot of fish in Oak Bay.

HALIBUT – Halibut fishing was SLOWER this past week. Salmon bellies, Mackerel, Extra Large herring and/or Octopus are the most popular baits for halibut these days. Berkley Gulp and Powerbait soft plastics also work very well. You can also use a large spoon fished off the spreader bar, Mudraker or Lucky Jigs or other large Jigs if you want to stay away from the dogfish.

Sidney Salmon fishing was SLOWER this week but a few coho and springs are being caught at the pender bluffs and Sidney channel.For springs, fishing right on the bottom with Anchovies or Tiny Strip is your best bet. Spoons have been good as well with 3.5” or 4” Green and Glow colors producing best. The best soft plastic lures to use for springs now are the Glo Below, Electric Chair and Purple Haze Squirts.

FISH TIP OF THE WEEK
Many anglers place a large bead on the end of their line just in front of the terminal swivel. This minimizes wear and tear on the guide and prevents broken rod tips when you reel in all of your line. Just make sure that the bead is wider than the opening of the guide at the rod’s tip.


Island Outfitters Leader Board – 2010
Halibut
1) 184.2 lbs – Jack Jongeneel – Port Renfrew – Mackerel - June 18th
2) 165.5 lbs – Morgan Hall – Port Renfrew – Mackerel - June 25th
3) 132.1 lbs – Shawn Meilnchuk – Constance Bank – May 9th
4) 120.4 lbs – Des Hatchard – Port Renfrew – Mackerel - June 25th
5) 114.0 lbs – Jayda Thor – Discovery Island – Herring – May 24th

Salmon


1) 54.5 lbs – Paul Kowalyk – Possession Point –- Anchovy – August 12th
2) 53.5 lbs – Lucas Bell – Port Renfrew –- Anchovy – July 15th
3) 47.6 lbs – Max Miller – Camper Creek –- Anchovy – July 29th
4) 47.4 lbs – Terry Valley – Owen Point –- Anchovy – July 22nd
5) 41.8 lbs – Darren Goeson – Otter point –- Anchovy – August 4th

2010 DERBIES and EVENTS
Island Outfitters starts and ends the year with the free for fun and prizes Salmon and Halibut Leader Board. Simply weigh your catch in at Island Outfitters and the top five fish in each category on December 31st wins a special prize. Everybody who enters a fish gets a prize! Maybe it will be you bringing in the big one! Please let us know as early as possible about your up coming events in 2010!

September 11th & 12th James Bay Anglers will be having their Annual Fishing Derby, Tickets are $2 each and are on sale at the clubhouse. Tickets are available for everyone but as a note you must be a member to officially weigh in a fish with the ticket. So it would be wise to have a membership prior to fishing. And also that there is a prize for the largest halibut caught (new this year).



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Written by: Tom Vaida
 
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