How’s Fishing-April 24

Fishing guide Steve Arnett shares his fishing tips, stories and photos

Ward Bond

Its almost May, and with good weather this week, fishing should start to pick up. Most anglers in the area are t argeting halibut which can be taken pretty much everywhere along the straits. Find a good spot with the right current and gear and you should be successful.

Remember any halibut over 126 cm have to be released and the new regulations only allow six halibut for the season. You will find the new  spot to mark the halibut on your 2013 fishing license.

Anglers should also give chinook fishing a shot. Although you can’t take a wild big one over 67 cm on the Sooke side of Sheringham Point there is still lots of hatchery fish to be caught. Although it’s disappointing to catch a nice one only to have to release it.

Trailhead Resort in Port Renfrew reports good catches of halibut and salmon, as well the crabbing is at it’s prime. The nice part about fishing in Renny is you don’t have the chinook restriction in place so you don’t have to release any wild ones. As well, at this time the fishing pressure is at a minimum. Just take note of the weather before venturing out on the water otherwise it should be all good. Until next time…

Keep your rod tip up!

Kiwi Magic

Want to fish for halibut and salmon in Sooke? Call West Isle Fishing Experience 250-858-3611

located in Coopers Cove @ the Stickleback West Coast Eatery

Want to fish in Port Renfrew? Call  Trailhead Resort 250-647-5468.

Just Posted

New Sooke councillors face old issues and new challenges

First meeting of new council sets the stage for the future

Viral video shows Sooke resident calling out illegal crab fishers

The video shows a man and woman with 12 undersized crabs in Sooke

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and MP Alistair MacGregor weigh in on fishing ban

Singh and MacGregor say improving salmon abundance is important

Victoria Curling Club wants to be part of new Crystal Pool Facility after lease renewal ends

The 66-year old club owns the building, but sits on city land

Passenger passes out on a bus in Sooke

Man was revived and was alert and coherent

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

Early data suggests no spike in pot-impaired driving after legalization: police

Some departments said it’s too early to provide data, others said initial numbers suggest stoned driving isn’t on the rise

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

University of British Columbia researcher had the paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

Cowichan school district defends lack of notice to parents following elementary student arrest

Officials with School District 79 stand by their decision not to send out an alert.

Older B.C. drivers subsidizing younger ones, study finds

ICBC protects higher-risk drivers, pays for testing costs

Most Read