Just a quick update for Nanaimo area waters. After a few slow days it was heated up of 5 Fingers. Excellent reports from the guys that fished off of the fingers this morning. 100 ft down in 700 ft water. Blue/crome and Maverick spoons where best for Chinook and coho....read more
Fishing continues to range from decent to great in most locations. The Average size has bumped up to 15-20 lbs. Best lures have been Silver Horde spoons in Herring Aid, Stink Eye (AKA Chandler Custom 2016 #12), and Nickle/Blue Skinny G spoons. Interestingly in an...read more
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Local Nanaimo Spring salmon fishing continues to be much better than normal for this time of year. There are still huge schools of very aggressively feeding white, red, and marble Springs all over. They are running a little deep, so I would try 180 ft. The best gear...read more
Just a quick up date for what happened over the weekend. The shallow fish moved south to Porlier Pass and the guys there did well. The Nanaimo fish where much farther off shore and much deeper. Around 200 ft. down in 1000 ft. of water. The boats that fished a couple...read more
We still have remarkably good fishing in Nanaimo; I've never seen anything like it in my 15 years of fishing this area. In fact, I've never seen anything like it during my time sport fishing and working charter boats on the West Coast. I can't give any specific...read more
The last week has been an epic time in the history of Mid-Island fishing. If you didn't get your limit of Chinook than either you forgot to put a hook on your line, or you stayed home. French Creek, 5 Fingers, Thrasher, Entrance are all on fire. Anywhere from 85 ft,...read more
The Easter bunny brought us Chinook! I'm hearing excellent reports of White and Red Springs two miles off the Fingers. Troll around 180ft deep with glow lures. Green glow Jughead was the best lure this morning. The fisherman I talked to got 4 keepers out of 7 fish,...read more
Just a quick report to let everyone know that Nanaimo fishing has really picked up. Troll deep with green glow, or green splatter back spoons off Five Finger Island. Troll towards Texada until you mark/catch fish, then circle back and work that area. Thrasher Rock,...read more
Prawn season is here!! The sun is shinning and its time to get back on the water. Early reports are mixed, with some trips producing 200+, and some as few as a dozen (Hi Todd 🙂 So get out early and beat the wind! Pre-soak your prawn pellets with our prawn oil. Make...read more
Herring season is winding down in Georgia Straight. There have been several good herring spawns in local waters. It should bring in and hold salmon once the herring eggs hatch. Currently, there are not too many salmon locally. Thrasher Rock is your best bet. Fingers...read more
Herring season has arrived in Georgia Strait! Today, March 5, there is a spawn happening off of Parkville. The commercial boats and sea lions are taking out their share. Head out with your herring jigs of nets, and get your bait for the season. They could arrive off...read more
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