FISHING ADVENTURES: Winter fishing season off to a slow start

  • Nov. 14, 2017 12:17 p.m.

Ron Neitsch

Contributed

We are coming into winter fishing season and so far this year it has been a little slow.

Some small chinooks feeding and moving between the Sooke Harbour mouth and Sheringham Point were tracked down this past weekend while the water was flat and the winds were down.

The winter feeder spring salmon are usually fished on or near the bottom in anywhere from 100 to 200ft of water.

For many sport fishers this is a great time to test artificial lures like spoons and hootchies for the big springs in the summer.

Most trollers run the flasher/lure combination closer to the downrigger ball (approximately 10ft), and also shorten leader length for more action at this time of year.

Crabbing in the Harbour continues to be good with some nice hard shell big male Dungeness and red rock Crabs coming in.

Next in the Sooke Saltwater Series of derbies is the Boxing Day Chinook Derby, check out sookesaltwaterseries.ca for details.

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