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...read more
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...read more
Welcome to a brand new fishing season! For me January marks the beginning of the fishing calendar (Even though our fishing licenses are valid until April 1st) It's time to start cleaning up your vessel and gear. Make plans for any major repairs now, so you are 100%...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
The wind has finally calmed down and fishing is great. If you are at home reading this get off you computer and onto your boat! Big Springs are being taken at all the normal locations. For the last week French Creek, Five Fingers, Entrance, and Thrasher have all...read more
Just a very quick update. For the first time this year I can say fishing is still as good as last weekend!!!. French Creek, Entrance Island, and Thrasher Rock are all on fire. 5 Fingers and Double Bumps have been a little slower, but still decent. I expect the French...read more
Marbled Chinook are not red and not white meat, but a neat mix of the two. Their flesh has distinctive bands of pink and white. Very interesting, very pretty and very tasty. We normally see them in deep water, far out past the Fingers in May. However, right now we...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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