Spectacular rod shot while fishing off Juan de Fuca Trail near Lost Creek last summer. We have some of the best fishing on the coast as well as some the best scenery.

How’s fishing? Dec, 12, 2012

Steve Arnett writes about the fishing scene in Sooke and area

Christmas season is upon us and what better way to add to the fun of the holiday season than partake in the 3rd Annual Boxing Day Salmon Derby. It’s the last of the three derbies in the Sooke fishing series which includes the Halibut Derby in March the Coho Derby in October. Last year’s Boxing Day derby had 70 anglers take part in raising money  for the Sooke Food Bank, as well  as donating 150 pounds of fresh chinook salmon. On Dec. 26, fishing will start at daybreak with the final weigh-in at 1:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale this Friday at Eagle-Eye and the Crab Shack and will be $25 a rod. Also there will be a special draw for those who donate their catch to the Sooke Food Bank. Hope to see you all there, it should be a good time.

As for fishing, it has been steady with the best results being right out in front of the harbour with fish up to 14 pounds. The beauty of fishing at this time of year is that you do not have to travel far before your are into the fish. Winter chinooks are the best eaters and are good smoked. Until next time.

Keep your rod tip up!

Kiwi Magic

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