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Fishing Report

Local Waters Update

Here is a short update for local waters. More Red Springs are being taken near Five Fingers Island at 140-180ft. These fish are closer to shore than we typically see for this time of year. Likely the big herring spawn/hatch is what's drawing them in. This is great for...

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The Clock is Ticking!

Time is running down for prepping our boats/gear as the big run of White Springs should be getting close. It's time to get any final repairs done, test new gear, and do a shake down cruise. Get out on the water and make sure your ship is in ship shape. With the...

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Feeder Springs and Prawns

The feeders are feeding. Large numbers of feeder Spring Salmon have moved into our waters. And the big Harrison white springs should be showing soon too. At this time about half of the feeders are undersized and most of the rest are barely legal (nothing wrong with...

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Herring Roe on Toast

So, grilled herring are too bony for me. Tasty, but not worth the effort. The roe was increasable as always. And if anyone is wondering, the green stuff is British mushy peas. They seemed appropriate for a herring based meal. The spawn is still going from Departure...

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Nanaimo Herring Spawn

We are having a great herring spawn in Nanaimo this year. Yesterday I loaded up in Hammond Bay, and right now (March 18th) Departure Bay is turning white. We will have a great salmon year with all the herring hatching in a month. Get your herring jigs and head to the...

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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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