The heat of summer is upon us, and fishing is heating up again too. The big springs that have been "hung up" around Nanoose Bay are finally filtering into the Nanaimo area. They are running deeper and further out than typical for this time of year. Best bet is to head out past Entrance Island and troll along the East side of Gabriola and Valdez Island. Run gear at least 150 ft down and follow the 200 ft contour. 4" Glow Cop Car, and Pink Sink spoons are the best lures.
There are lots of smaller Springs around 5 Finger Island, but most of them are not legal size. Jigging Lil' Nibs and Half Jigs are best lures to use in this area.
Ling cod fishing is good this year around Entrance Island Reef. Our new Savage Gear Burbot swim baits is absolutely the best Ling cod/Halibut lure I have ever used. Plus, it's big enough to avoid killing any Rock fish.
The Pinks are off of Campbell River, so they are on their way here.