How’s the fishing?

Fishing this past week continues to be good with catches up to 12 pounds.

Fishing this past week continues to be good with catches up to 12 pounds.

Weekend anglers fishing the Sooke bluffs to the trailer park is where the winter Chinooks are hanging out.

Fishing the bottom 120 feet to 170 is what’s working. Coyote spoons are the lure of choice as are anchovies.

It’s nice to see anglers heading out and taking advantage of the good winter fishery that we have. You don’t have to go far to get into some good action and if the weather comes up it’s a short run back to the dock.

It’s always a good idea to check on the weather condition prior to heading out on the water. A good web site to find out what’s up with the weather is www.bigwavedave.ca. It’s easy to look at with lots of good info on what’s happening on our local waters.

The upcoming Halibut Festival is starting to take shape. Sooke Harbour Marina has offered up their facilities along with Jock’s Dock to accommodate this event.

Good news with the anouncement of the March 1st opening of the 2011 halibut season, see page 1 of this week’s Sooke News Mirror.

The Festival and Derby should be great success. Until next time.

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