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2014 Summer Fishing Report

The hotspots going into the summer months are Epsom Point, Trail Islands, Davis Bay, Trail Bay, Camp Bing, Narrows Inlet and Sechelt Inlet. These are favourites spots for locals to fish chinook and this year has been some the best fishing we have see in 20 years. Look for the first signs of coho starting to show in Sechelt Inlet and the Georgia Strait which should excite the beach fishermen who like to throw buzz bombs, rooster tails and flies at them. Texada Island, Lasquetti Island, Seal Reef and Sangter Island areas are known to hold large concentrations of fish during the summer months. Another hotspot is the mouth of Secret Cove. This area allows you to hide from the southeast wind and you can get into some pretty good fishing close by.

Fishing 2 hours before the low water slack with hootchies and coyote spoons have been working well in Army Truck, Blood/Bones, Green/White. It pays to mix up the colours and find the hot colour for the day. Of course you are not giving your all, if you are not trolling bait. With all the new head teaser colours you can mix colours with your bait as well. You may find that as the water gets murky, you will probably do better with dull or darker colours other than bright greens. Jigging for salmon is also very popular and stinging zildas, buzzbombs and zingers are very popular,

Don't for get your flasher, line colour and leader length has a lot to do with your success as well. A lot of the fish hold from 60' -100', and you will find fish deeper but a good starting point is from 80' -120'. Then look for bait balls and move your lures to that level. Fish a little higher in the evenings between 40'- 80'. At this time of year fish can be holding or travelling in 30-50ft of water so when you check your line it's a good practice to pop it off the downrigger clip and let it float up to the surface. This will change the action of your lure and allow you to fish a variety of depth all the way to the surface. Vary the time you check your bait. It is also very important to clean the jelly fish off your line and flashers, and make sure that you give them wipe. It doesn't hurt once in awhile to give them a soak with warm soapy water.

Crabbing will get better and look to 50-120ft off Porpoise Bay, Selma Park and Davis Bay for some nice big keepers. Prawning will improve once it opens again as the little guys grow fast, so look to the 270ft - 300ft as a starting point. Please check the areas you are prawning in, there have been closures in winters past and they may be in place now.

Play safe and check the marine weather reports before going out, leave a note at home so your family knows when you plan to return, and where you are going to be fishing!.

Some hot spots will be:

Pender Harbour Area - (Quarry Bay, Bargain Harbour, Bjerre Shoal, Agamemnon Channel, A-Frame)

Secret Cove- (Red House, Mouth of the Cove, Thormanby Island - Epsom Pt)

Sechelt - (Trail Islands, Davis Bay, Halfmoon Bay)

Sechelt Inlet - (Snake Bay, Sandy Hook, Tillicum Bay, Nine Mile Point, Maclean Bay, Narrows Inlet)

Gibsons - (Twin Island, Bowen Island, Cape Roger Curtis, Worlcombe Island, Pt. Cowan, PoPham)

Clams - prior to harvesting clams always check to make sure you are not digging when there is a PSP Closure by checking out DFO's Fishery Notice on PSP levels at: DFO Red Tide Closures for area 16 or call (604) 666-2828.

To view DFO Management Area maps in order to ensure you know where the boundaries are for various areas or sub-areas that you are interested in fishing, check out their website at: Management Areas Pacific Region.


You won't get better fishing information for the Sunshine Coast.

We hope to see you soon!!!!

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