How’s Fishing-April 24

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

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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.

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