Photo by Ron Neitsch Picture is of Trent Moskal treating his brother Stacy from Saskatchewan to a day of Halibut fishing on March 29.

FISHING ADVENTURES: Fishing luck holding out in Sooke

Trollers working the hotspots when the tide is scheduled to change to get in on some good salmon striking action

Ron Neitsch


Fishing this last week in Sooke has continued to be good.

Salmon has been a little spotty with the fish biting on the ebb or outgoing tides and the slack tide better than on the flood.

This means that trollers have had to be working the hotspot when the tide is scheduled to change to get in on some good salmon striking action. Green and white or glow spoons, hootchies and bait heads continue to work well trolled on the bottom in 100 to 150 feett of water.

Halibut fishing has been great as we just finished up a stretch of good slow tides. Octopus, mackeral and herring have been the best baits fished 200 to 300 feet and deeper.

Crab fishing in the harbour continues to be good with catches of three or four large male Dungeness crabs not unusual for a trap left out while on a fishing trip. Fishers pulling the traps and continuously moving and rebaiting would catch more.

The last week has seen unstable weather conditions with inaccurate reports on the internet, watch the conditions while you are out and know your limitations.


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

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