The winter springs (Feeder Chinook) have arrived in Nanaimo waters. And due to the rains being late, some of this years fish are still out there.
To target the winters fish right on the bottom off Neck Point in 180-200 ft. of water. Needle fish patterns are always a good bet for these fish. And coincidentally we (finally) just got our first shipment of the new CJ special spoons. Now being produced by Peetz in Victoria. They are a very neat spoon with a dramatic twist to make them really roll. However with these spoons you should run them naked, as in with no flasher. This is also conductive to fishing deep, not to mention being loads of fun. I still run a dummy flasher off my cannonball, but nothing except the lure on my line.
In other fishing news, prawning is still better than normal. Some people are finding them shallower than normal as well.
Here in the store we are getting ready for our annual inventory count. And as a non-computerized store, we do it all by hand. So if you need to wheel and deal now's the time to come in, as we would rather sell the products than count them.