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Fishing Report

Mid Winter Fishing Report

Greetings and happy New Year! After the holidays and all the foul weather I'm seeing fishermen heading out on the water again. After all it's always a good idea to fire up the boat engines periodically, and you might as well knock the rust off your fishing gear/skills...

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Gibbs Delta Prize Packs

Enter to win a Gibbs Delta Tackle Prize Pack! Send us your fishing report and/or a picture and get a chance to win a Gibbs Delta Tackle prize pack! We want to know what you caught, where and on what! Each report/picture between now and March 19th gets an entry to the...

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Winter Doldrums

We are in the middle of our quietest time of the fishing season. November and December are our slowest two months. However, unlike many places on the coast we do still have salmon in our area. Fishing is not hot and heavy right now, but we are starting to see a lot of...

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Crabbing Basics

Equipment: • A Crab Trap • Approximately 100 ft sinking line or floating line plus a weight. • A float with your name and phone number on it. (No improvised float like a bleach bottle) • Bait container and bait. • Crab measuring device. • Tidal fishing license. Any...

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Winter Springs

With the rains we have been getting not too many fisherman are going out and bringing me in fishing reports. The last I heard the Coho and Chum were still around the Fingers, but I expect this rain will move them towards the river. The good news is the first winter or...

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Prawning Basics

Last weeks report is still holding true. The Coho and Chums are still at the fingers, and they’re still biting on the lures I mentioned last week. What I forgot to mention is that wild Coho are open. So get your Coho while you can. Prawning is really picking up as...

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Fall Coho

The Fall Coho season has arrived. Sometimes known as northern Coho, these are my favorite salmon. They fight harder than any other, and taste better than anything except maybe a fresh Sockeye. And that's a big maybe. I find the bright orange flesh from a scrappy Coho,...

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Slab City

The big bruisers are hitting the deck. French Creek and Thrasher Rock have monster springs right now. Yesterday (Sept 10) one French Creek highliner boated four nice Chinook. A 38, 25 and two in the teens. We also heard of many similar reports at both French Creek on...

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Halibut Club Update

Nanaimo Charter operator, Captain Al of Nanaimo fish on charters joined the Nanaimo Halibut Club with a solid halibut that we estimate to be about 60 lbs. The scale at the dock tops out at 50 lbs., so we don’t know the exact weight. Oddly enough just like Ted the...

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Halibut and many Salmon

Harbour Chandler regular and local prawn whisperer Ted McKinney joined the Nanaimo Halibut club with a nice 20 something pound chicken hali. It was caught at an undisclosed location in Georgia Straight, somewhere in sight of Nanaimo. There is an unconfirmed report...

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