Another good day at the Swiftsure Bank for these happy guests from Vancouver fishing with Trailhead Resort in Port Renfrew.

How’s the fishing?

Local fishing guide Steve Arnett talks about where to catch the big ones

Fishing is hitting prime time in both Sooke and Port Renfrew. Now, with decent weather happening, anglers are getting out on the water for some good chinook aand halibut action.

In Sooke, Otter Point seems to be where best action is. Fishing either on the Gordon’s Beach side or the trailer park side has been good. Good depths of 40 to 120 feet on the downrigger works best. Bloody Nose teaser head with anchovy trolled behind a purple onion hot spot is a good setup. I find my best results are close to the bottom. There’s lots of coho around with many being hatchery.

In Port Renfrew fishing is also getting good. Fishing the beach — the best action is Logan to the Wallbran although Owen Point to the rock pile has been good as well.

Early this week No Bananas Charters hooked two nice Tyees off Logan to make for happy clients on board. The Swiftsure Bank has been very productive as well. With more than a week of good weather, flat water and no swell fishing for chinooks and halibut has been good. The hot spot being the south west corner of the bank at the chicken ranch. Josh Walker  of  Trailhead Resort caught a nice chinook on the banks, a 31-pounder. I’m sure  that’s just the start of bigger ones to come.

Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society Chinook Derby coming up on Aug. 4 and 5th.

Until next time.

Keep your rod tip up!

Kiwi Magic