Kevin MacCuish with his 45 lb spring salmon caught August 31 of 2012

Nov. 7 How’s fishing?

Steve Arnett writes fishing in the Sooke and Port Renfrew areas.

Their seems to be a few coho still hanging around Sooke waters.

Anglers venturing out on the weekend were still catching wild and hatchery cohos as well as lots of small shaker size cohos. Which is a good sign for future returns.

Now is the time anglers will start targeting winter feeder chinooks which start showing up off the Sooke Bluffs with the trolling towards Otter Point. Try fishing the bottom in 100-plus feet of water for the best results.

In years past November is when decent sized winter chinooks in the 10 to 15 pound range are being caught.

Best fishing combo is Coyote spoons, J-79 hootchies and squirts or bait anchovies and herring trolled behind a Hot Spot flasher for best results.

Local rivers and streams are experiencing good returns of chinook, coho, and chum salmon.

Don’t be surprised to see coho return to the smallest creeks and streams in your neighbourhood to spawn. If you want to see the salmon return try the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre on Sooke River Road. They have marked out areas where one can view the return of the salmon. Until next time.

Keep your rod tip up!

Kiwi Magic

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