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Vancouver Island Salmon & Halibut Fishing #11836 02/03/13 08:02 PM
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Hi everyone. I have been posting on the sister sites for a few months now and just discovered this one. I'm a 26 year pro guide working from various Vancouver Island locations. Over the years I've enjoyed the company of many folks from your part of the world. Some of you have visited us up here to enjoy the great fishing and others are hoping to one day. I will post here regularly with fishing reports and also anything that will be of interest to many of you. We fish both protected coastal waters, inshore inlets as well as offshore locations. We target all 5 species of salmon when in season and also halibut, ling cod and various snapper species.
I've started a fish of the week post on my FaceBook with archived photos from years gone by. Once I get busier with charters this spring I will post photos from those trips. Until then, enjoy the best of the past 26 seasons. This 47.5 pound Chinook salmon (our 4th largest) was taken at Otter point on June 26, 2002 by Mr. Bill Pearson. That days catch also included 31.5, 18.5, 12 and 10 pound Chinook. The 2 largest fish were caught in the afternoon on the incoming flood tide.

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Re: Vancouver Island Salmon & Halibut Fishing [Re: bcprofisher] #12032 02/13/13 05:08 AM
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This weeks fish of the week is our largest all time from the Sooke area on Vancouver island. Some of you may have heard of the Aussie band Powder Finger. Mr John Collins is the bands bass player. John and his wife joined me for a half days fishing on July 4th, 2001. It was a lousy weather day, blowing and rough water. All the other guides cancelled their trips, I was going to do the same. John was really disappointed, so much so I offered to give it a go if they were game. We were only one of two boats who ventured out that morning to fish Possession Point, the closest spot to the harbour. In the first 5 minutes John hooked up into the smaller fish, a 30 pound King. (Chinook) We lost another shortly afterwards. Then 2 hours into the trip his wife who was on her first ever fishing trip hooks into this monster. 52 pounds!!! She had a long hard fought battle with the fish and ending with a brief tug of war with a local seal who tried to take it from us. The fish was to heavy for her to lift for the picture. A day that so easily might have never happened!!!

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Re: Vancouver Island Salmon & Halibut Fishing [Re: bcprofisher] #12042 02/13/13 12:37 PM
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Wow! how deep were you fishing for those monsters?


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Re: Vancouver Island Salmon & Halibut Fishing [Re: bcprofisher] #12054 02/14/13 06:06 AM
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The 47.5 pound fish was taken at 55 ft on a downrigger in about 65 feet of water, the 52 pound fish was taken at 42 ft on the downrigger in maybe 75 feet of water. We fish these big fish very close to shore as they hug the beach and kelp beds on the migration back to spawn in their native rivers.

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Re: Vancouver Island Salmon & Halibut Fishing [Re: bcprofisher] #12055 02/14/13 12:36 PM
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Looks like lots of fun!I know who to call if I ever get up that way! thanks getting on here with us!


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Re: Vancouver Island Salmon & Halibut Fishing [Re: bcprofisher] #12058 02/14/13 03:54 PM
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Have a look under the first picture I posted. Lol. And guys say they read Playboy for the stories. LOL


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Re: Vancouver Island Salmon & Halibut Fishing [Re: bcprofisher] #12085 02/18/13 04:54 AM
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This weeks fish of the week was caught on the afternoon of August 12, 2003 at Otter Point. A foggy day with flat calm water. We arrived just before the low slack tide change and I was outside of the other boats to make it easier to get the gear set up. We hit this fish almost as soon as the gear was in the water. A beautiful 45 pound Chinook.
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Re: Vancouver Island Salmon & Halibut Fishing [Re: bcprofisher] #12110 02/18/13 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by bcprofisher
Have a look under the first picture I posted. Lol. And guys say they read Playboy for the stories. LOL


Do you call that a downrigger?


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Re: Vancouver Island Salmon & Halibut Fishing [Re: bcprofisher] #12119 02/19/13 02:29 AM
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Hey sorry never saw the "I" in your last post.....thought you were asking if I knew who to fish with up here. Lol. We do fish with down riggers which basically are electric guardians that we put a 15 pound cannonball weight on, it takes the line down to the desired depth. A release clip allows the rod line to separate from the rigger when a fish strikes. Now you are free of the rigger and on light tackle.

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Re: Vancouver Island Salmon & Halibut Fishing [Re: bcprofisher] #12195 02/25/13 05:53 PM
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This weeks fish of the week is a 37 1/2 pound Chinook salmon caught on June 22, 2001. Mr Dennis Calvert from Memphis caught this beauty at the Trap Shack during a morning outing. Dennis is returning this June for a couple of days of fishing with us and will be staying at the Sooke Harbour House, as he did back in 2001. Dennis is convinced his fish was over 40 pounds, a true fisherman! It will be nice to catch up Dennis on what is new over 12 years.

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Re: Vancouver Island Salmon & Halibut Fishing [Re: bcprofisher] #12203 02/26/13 03:49 PM
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I will be there this June.
Going to try to get some salmon and halibut.
Hope to hook one of your monsters that you have posted.

Re: Vancouver Island Salmon & Halibut Fishing [Re: bcprofisher] #12265 03/03/13 05:40 AM
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Are you fishing on your own or with a guide? What area? June is one of he top months here in Sooke for Chinook (king) salmon.


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Re: Vancouver Island Salmon & Halibut Fishing [Re: bcprofisher] #12287 03/04/13 04:27 AM
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Reports this week indicate that there are some nice Chinook salmon being caught on Constance Bank. Those coming in are between 8 and 12 pounds. Nice size for a spring barbecue.
With Killer Whales being in the news this week I dug up a pic with a whale story behind it.
This weeks fish of the week is a 41 pound Chinook caught at Otter Point of June 13, 2005. The local salmon eating resident Orca's had already made an appearance that morning and I was not feeling very optimistic about our chances. I decided to tuck around the point to where I might go to get out of the whales path and hide. I went right up against the shore thinking this is what I would do. I had finished my intended tack and was turning around when this guy hit. Sometimes a plan does come together!
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Re: Vancouver Island Salmon & Halibut Fishing [Re: bcprofisher] #12338 03/08/13 03:04 PM
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Pictures of some big BUTTS please! Miss those things.


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Was out this morning for a half day salmon trip and we managed to bring back a couple of smaller Chinook that the hotel was going to prepare for the guests. Also added a couple of nice Dungeness Crab from the traps I put out at the start of the trip. Wish I was joining them for dinner! Our spring halibut season opens this coming weekend. With that I thought it appropriate to make this weeks fish of the week a shot of some halibut we caught off Victoria in April a couple of years ago.
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A nice supply of fresh fish and chips!


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