March 21 2014
2014/15 Fishing Tidal Water Licences are now available online at: https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm
Welcome back Anglers! Spring is in the air and many are getting their boats ready or getting out on the water for the first time this year.
Here is a couple tips (things I do every spring);
1. Check your downriggers carefully. Check your cable and any crimps for frays. Are the auto stops still on the cable and in the right place?
2. Fishing reel maintenance: Lube cork and re-spool line if required. Did you wrap your line around the downrigger last fall? Is the mono frayed?
3. Sharpen your hooks and check your leaders for frays. Is it time to twist up some new leaders for hootchies and spoons?
Now you can go out and know that your gear is ready - Just Don't forget your net!
It is the tail end of the Wintry fishery and there have been some nice springs around.
Top Spots: Bell Bouy and West Van Shoreline. Hutt Island and Tunstall Bay.
Best Lures: Anchovies and 3.5" spoons - hootchies of course too.
Get on the Action: Trolling for feeders with downriggers at 80-150' - look for signs of bait and you'll find the springs.
Deb landed this beautiful winter Chinook (12lbs) with Colin and fishing guide Chris Speed on March 23 2014.
Please note for the latest updates on closures and restrictions please visit: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/opportunities-possibilites/tidal-maree-eng.htm
Remember to obtain your tidal waters sport fishing license and to follow the regulations in the sport fishing guide when angling.
If you would like the expertise of a professional salmon fishing guide, please contact Sewell's Marina at 604-921-3474.