King Coop reeling in another one at the Swiftsure Banks on Saturday.

Fishing is hot!

Local fishing guide Steve Arnett talks about the fishing scene in the Sooke area.

The weather might not be what we are looking for but the chinook and halibut fishing is.

Now that anglers can take a wild chinook, any size, off Sooke fishing for the big ones is in full swing. Which is good news for everyone who benefits from the local fishery. Anglers are getting back to what they do best — catching salmon in all the local hot spots.

Crab Shack Charters had good results this past week hooking up guests with nice catches of chinook off Otter Point.

‘Tiger Prawn’ Glen got into some nice action on Sunday landing nine and bringinghome seven chinook in a three-hour fish. Hot combo this week would the Tiger prawn teaser head trolled behind a hot spot flasher.

Port Renfrew is on fire — fishing that is. Charter operators and sporties are experiencing good fishing in all the hot spots. Logan Creek on the beach is where the hottest action is, fishing in 70 feet of water anywhere from 20 to 50 on the downrigger.

Out at the Swiftsure Bank the action is non- stop. Chinook and coho fishing was at its best and drifting for halibut was good as well.

Two weeks ago the first annual Port Renfrew derby was held. Des Hatchard wound up taking home first place with a 30-pound tyee; he also took third with a 19-pounder; and Corey Arnett got second with a 28-pounder. Hopefully next year the weather will be better and more anglers will get involved.

Until next time…

Keep your rod tip up!

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