June 17 2014
2014/15 Fishing Tidal Water Licences are now available online at: www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm
May and June so far have been really good for Chinook/Spring fishing. Around Howe Sound - Tunstall Bay, Grace Island, Gower Point, The Hole In the Wall, and Cowan Point have all produced fish. These spots will continue to be options through the latter half of June. Also, small spoons and hootchies have been the ticket this year. Anchovies are as always, the best bait option for June, but the artificial lures have been working really well - always trolled behind a flasher at 2-2.5kn...
The outlook for Sockeye fishing in late July and thru August is looking really good for the recreational fishers. This is not always the case, but the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is predicting a Sockeye return of 50-70million... an average year is usually in the 5-10million ranges with some years under 1 million, depending the the run.
At this time, although the return is forecast to be HUGE, targetting these species remains closed until the opening is announced. We will await the word that we can target and fish for Sockeye. But until that time we will continue to fish for Chinook. Sockeye is a beautiful salmon, they are not large in size and are not particularly thrilling to catch - BUT it can be a lot of fun for the whole family and Sockeye with there bright red flesh; are delicious to eat!!
The Sockeye forecast return is accelerating our reservations for August - so if you want to get out fishing this year, be sure and book ahead!!
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.