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Nanaimo Fishing

We are in an interesting time for Nanaimo fishing. Some guys who often do well are not catching anything, and some rookies are cleaning up. Just goes to show the old rule that 20% of the fisherman catch 80% doesn’t always hold true. Also it seems the guys who do...

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Entrance Island

Entrance Island and The Cannery are producing really nice spring salmon right now. Lot’s of 20+ pound fish. One customer came in today saying 3 springs over 20 lbs., and a dozen Pinks all in 1 hour at 80-140 ft. down. All on 3” pink sink spoon. I also hear Supertackle...

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Island Springs

Entrance Island is the place to be! There are Springs between 120-200 feet on the East side of the Long reef on the Southern end of Entrance. There are still some nice Coho in there as well. Green Glow, Irish Cream, and Pink Sink spoons are your best bets. Another...

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Mixed Bag

Fishing is a little spottier than last week, but still very good. We are still getting a nice mixed bag of different fish. A lot more pinks are showing up off 5-Finger Island. They are deep at the moment, around 140 feet, but should move in closer to shore soon....

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Fishing on Fire

My apologies for not reporting for the last couple weeks as I was out fishing. Remember, 'if all your fishing buddies are not at home at the same time, you might want to see if your trucks are all at the boat launch'. The fishing in the Nanaimo area is on fire. We...

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Wind Report for June 30th

The fishing report for the last week can be summarized with one word; windy. It’s been way too windy for most fishermen, although I hear the clamming is excellent. Very few brave/foolish fishermen have ventured out and been successful, but I suspect they were very...

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Salmon, Salmon Everywhere!

We are still experiencing an unusual distribution of salmon for this time of year. Basically they are everywhere. I have heard good reports from almost all Nanaimo spots, ranging from 80 ft. to 220 ft. The deep water (800-1000 ft.) off 5 Fingers and Gabriola is...

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Big Tides and Big Springs

There has been very scattered fishing reports this last week. The big tides in the afternoon have interfered with late in the day fishing. The early bird fishermen have done well, with limits of large Springs and are basically back at the dock by 8 am. However, next...

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