This halibut caught recently by a young fisher is one of many lurking in Sooke waters.

This halibut caught recently by a young fisher is one of many lurking in Sooke waters.

FISHING ADVENTURES: Halibut fishing consistent in Sooke waters

Salmon fishing in Sooke has been consistent this winter, and with the opening of halibut fishing on Feb. 1

Ron Neitsch

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Salmon fishing in Sooke has been consistent this winter, and with the opening of halibut fishing on Feb. 1, going out on the water is even more productive.

With crab and shrimp accessible in our harbour, there are  four different types of seafood that are easily fished in the area.

With a little research and organization one could capture and prepare one to all four of these tasty creatures in one day.

A fresh delicious seafood meal from the ocean to your plate in one day, without the use of freezer trucks and inspection facilities? Yes, many local recreational fishers supplement their diet with fresh seafood, enjoying the flavours that only fresh can bring to the table. I have had many family, friends, and customers over the years, tell me that even fish that is vacuum-packed and frozen on the day it is caught, taste better.

Getting started can be as easy as a trip to your local tackle provider. There you can find out how to trap crabs and shrimp with or without the use of a boat, or how to locate and catch salmon or halibut in our area.

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