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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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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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