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The Bites On!!!

This years fish have arrived. The big white springs and marble springs are out on the salmon highway. These are some of my favorite salmon to catch and eat. Head out past Five Fingers to the 'Double Bumps' or the 'Spoil Grounds'. If you don't know where that is, check...

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Salmon in the Sunshine

Winter has finally ended, we seem to have skipped over spring and gone straight into summer. The salmon however are still on their normal schedule. While it has been hit and miss locally for the last week there is a large school of Chinook heading our way. At the time...

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Springtime is for Spring Salmon

Finally we have Spring weather and and more fisherman are hitting the water. Our local feeder Springs are moving around and feeding heavily. There where quite a few fish in the 8-9 pound range taken around Five Fingers yesterday, with lot's of undersized Springs in...

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Herring Spawning

Just a heads up to all my fellow herring jiggers, the spawn has started. As often is the case they are hitting the spawning beaches with the foul weather that's blowing in.The commercial boats are fishing off deep Bay and French Creek. The guys casting from shore in...

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Feeder Springs and Herring

This years herring spawn is fast approaching, and our local feeder Springs are fattening up on them. The salmon are moving around with the bait, so if you are not getting hits where you are, change location. Nice sized fish are being taken from Entrance Island,...

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2019 Vancouver Boat Show!

Just a reminder, the Vancouver Boat Show has arrived. Feb 6th-10th. Check us out in booth 188. As usual most deals available there will be matched here in the store. Fishing is still simpler to my last post. The salmon keep moving around following the herring....

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Winter Fishing Update

This seasons winter fishery for feeder Chinook has been very good. We continue to have the higher numbers of Chinook in Georgia Straight that we've been seeing for the last few years. I've had a few confirmed fish in the high teens being caught since December. The...

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November Fishing

November Fishing The best Chinook fishing season in 25 years is winding down. We have seen more Chinook than I can remember, or at least since the mid 1990’s. (Despite what you may have seen on Facebook…) I’ve never seen so many rookie fishermen go out and actually be...

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Fall Springs

Fall Springs

The summer season is warping up and the rivers are starting to fill up with water. But for a while yet there are is still good fishing to be had. While some of the Springs have darkened up, it looks like a batch of fresh chrome ones have showed up around 5-Finger...

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Fall Coho

The air is starting to feel crisp and the Coho (and Chinook) are starting to stack up off our local rivers. While its a little quiet out in the deeper salt water, the in-shore fisheries is good. French Creek is reporting lots of nice big Coho, and a decent amount of...

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Shallow Chinook and Deep Coho

Shallow Chinook and Deep Coho

The fishing is still a little scattered around Nanaimo. Lots of nice fish are coming in, but no one area has been consistent. The Coho have decided to swap places with the Chinook and are now fairly far off 5 Fingers and up to 200ft deep. This is rather deep for Coho...

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Big Springs & Dog Fish

Big Springs & Dog Fish

Nanaimo fisherman are reporting mixed results, but some big fish are coming in. The best Chinook are in tight and shallow. Trolling 200ft down in 1000ft of water is not the best plan right now. Get in close to shore and structure, and try there. Best lures are Wee G's...

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