How’s Fishing? May 29

Sooke ad POrt Renfrew fishing guide Steve Arnett offers up fishing tips

Amercian visitors Bob from Bellingham and brother Ron from Phoenix hold up a couple of nice chicken halibut caught last Friday on a fishing charter off Port Renfrew.

What’s up with the weather? After a nice run of good summer-like weather we are back to rain and more rain. Eldon from the Crab Shack reports decent halibut fishing to the west, Sooke Bluffs to Jordan River. Salmon is picking up some what. He said there isn’t too many around but at the same time not many people are fishing for them.

With the lastest salmon regulations for chinooks, no wilds over 67 cm, fishing for them has really effected the local fishery. Not too long ago there would be a half dozen boats during the week and more on the weekend fishing off Secretary Island and now — nobody. Now everyone is targeting halibut. Although chances of catching a hatchery clipped fish is pretty good, thanks to our American friends to the south, there are guite a few around but it’s a let down when one catches a nice wild one and it has to be released.

Port Renfrew reports good fishing as well with chinooks up to 25 pounds and limits of halibut up to 60 pounds LOL. 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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