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Fishing Report

Any depth will do

There are plenty of fish out there, just pick a depth, any depth and there will be fish. There are Chinook at 5 Fingers and Entrance Island from 50 ft. to 200ft. Coho everywhere from 0ft to 150ft. Pinks are starting to show off Hudson rocks at 20-30ft. Target all...

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Coho Fever

Coho fever has stuck Nanaimo. We are currently experiencing the best Coho fishing since the Blue Back days of the late 1980's. They are everywhere and hitting on everything. Best bets are Irish Cream spoon at 140ft. However, they are still hitting T-Rex Hootchies and...

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Go for Gold… and Silver!

Gold is not a colour that normally gests used around Georgia Straight. Silver for the East side, Gold for the West side is normally the rule for Vancouver Island. However Gold Coho Killers with a Silver Betsy flasher seems to be working right now. In fact Coho Killers...

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Fishing Shallow

Normally around Nanaimo we all fish from 140-180 ft. However, sometimes it pays to change things up. If you mark bait at a different depth then fish that depth! Over the last week several good fishermen I know have caught Chinook at various odd ball depths. 40-70 feet...

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Tyee Time

The Big Boys are here!! Just a short Report for the weekend. Big fish up to mid 30 pound range in deep water off East side of Gabriola. 180-200ft down. Top lure is T-Rex Spoon AKA Harbour Chandler Custom #8. It got a 36 pounder for Captain Hasse of the good ship 'Song...

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

A good rule of thumb in ocean fishing is; if fishing was good at a certain place one day, chances are by the next day the fish will have moved on. This is the situation we have around Nanaimo right now. Think of the fish as teenage boys; they can't settle down in one...

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Algae Bloom and Red Tide

Just a quick update, for local conditions. The last week has been a little slow. Some nice fish up to 25 lbs came in yesterday, but overall it wasn't too hot. Army truck spoons and flashers, and homeland security flashers and spoons are still dominant. Green and white...

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