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Fishing Report

Chinook are Showing

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,...

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Prawn Season!!!

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...

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Herring and Halibut

Herring and Halibut

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...

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Herring Season is Here

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...

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Nanaimo Fishing Heating Up

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...

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Simple Smoked Salmon

I'm always surprised how many fisherman don't smoke their own fish. It's simple, easy and very rewarding. When you do your own fish you know how its been handled, and you know you are always getting your own fish back. We regular stock both Bradley and Chief brand...

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Christmas Fishing

Seasons greeting loyal readers! The cold snap has passed, the ice is off the downriggers and the salmon are biting. The last week has seen the best winter fishing we've had in years. Tent Island out of Ladysmith is on fire. Fish Irish Cream spoons at 80 ft in 100 ft...

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Chum, Chum, Chum, Chum, Chum

Greetings loyal readers. Sorry about the lack of posts for the last while, but it's hunting season so I've been in the woods and not on the water. Anyways, it's not to busy on the water these days. There are good numbers of feeder Chinook out there, most undersized...

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Fall Fishing

The late season salmon are here. The winds have calmed and it's a lovely time to be on the water. There are large Chinook moving through our waters. I saw a picture of a beautiful crome 33lb caught off Thrasher this week. The rain has got them moving towards the river...

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The Fish are Still Biting!

Fishing is still hot all over Georgia Straight. We've had to wait for it, but it looks like all our fish are hear at once. Thrasher Rock in particular has been on fire; nice sized Chinook at all depths. Professional guide Bob Myers even got two nice Springs at 10 feet...

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