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The Nanaimo area fishing is heating up. Go Fish Charters is reporting that Thrasher Rock has lots of nice winter springs up to 16lbs. They are averaging 6-10 fish per trip. Almost all of them are above legal size, which is unusual for this early in the season. All forecasts are pointing to larger fish than normal this year.

Tent island is still producing well, but there are more shakers off Nanaimo. Make sure to check your lines every 15 min, as you often won’t know they are on the line. Take care in releasing them, and consider using larger gear to avoid them.

Best lures are Killy Magee, Pink Eye, Lemon-Lime Cream spoons and anchovies with glow teaser heads. Glow Coho killers are also doing really well in areas with larger fish.

Also a reminder that the Vancouver Boat Show is this weekend. We match all boat-show deals, so save the cost of taking the Ferry and get the same deals here in Nanaimo.

We have blow out pricing on down riggers, line haulers and reels, including Trophy reels for $249.99 until Sunday at 3 p.m. For the record, I bought a Trophy last year and want another.

Tips up,

Steve Vavrik

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