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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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Port Renfrew Coho

Coho fishing is hot right now in Renfrew!! Just back from the derby weekend, and very excited to report that it was nothing less than spectacular. Fishing was by far the best on Saturday morning, running out to the 400ft contour lines early in the morning and trolling...

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Ling is King

Salmon fishing has slowed significantly, the odd fish still being caught, but with Lingcod set to close at the end of the month I've focused my efforts on bottom fishing. The end of September is an excellent time to target Lingcod. The ocean conditions are seldom more...

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Jig Caught Hogs

A large group of Chinook salmon have migrated south and appear to be holding in the Nanaimo area. These fish are nearing sexual maturity, and as such they are reluctant to take a lure presented by trolling. With a jig you are able to keep your lure in the strike zone...

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