FISHING ADVENTURES: The fish are biting in Sooke

Fishing in Sooke waters is very good now with salmon, halibut and crab in abundance.

  • Wed Apr 27th, 2016 8:00am
  • Sports

By Ron Neitsch

Fishing in Sooke waters is very good now with salmon, halibut and crab in abundance.

Spring salmon from five to 20 pounds are in the area feeding on herring and are being found deep, 125 to 135 feet on the downrigger.

Anchovy, spoons, hootchies in white and glow colours trolled behind bright green or purple haze flashers have been successful.

Otter Point and west have been most productive.

Halibut have been taking herring, octopus, mackerel, and squid while anchored in 200 to 250 feet of water almost anywhere west of Otter Point using a spreader bar set up with two-pound weights.

We have seen some great catches of halibut at the dock. Crab fishing is great in the harbour using fresh baits during incoming tides, try different areas, some good spots in 50 feet of water.

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Ron Neitsch is the owner of 2 Reel Fishing Adventures, based in Sooke.