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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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....read more
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...read more
The fish are deep! I am getting reports of good fishing 200 ft. down and deeper on small 3” Green glow and Pink sink spoons. So if you have a new digital scotty, or at least braided line and a 15 lb. cannon ball then you can reach them. If you have steel line on your...read more
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...read more
Another lucky Nanaimo fisherman caught a nice 55 lb. halibut while trolling for salmon off Neck Point. Similar area to where many others have been caught. If you get a Nanaimo halibut take a picture with a recognizable landmark (e.g. 5 Finger Island) in the...read more
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...read more
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...read more
For the last couple weeks we have had wonderful salmon fishing in the Nanaimo area. Many fisherman are limiting out on nice sized Chinook. Averaging around 15lb-18lbs, but lots in the 20lb+ as well as quite a few tyees. Top producing lures are anchovies and small...read more
The Nanaimo salmon fishing season has started! The large schools of salmon that were up near Campbell River/Comox have started moving into the Nanaimo area. These are the big white springs and are my favorite fish of the year. With more fat than the red springs, they...read more
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