Salmon/Halibut Report early March
Salmon fishing is good if you can get out between the storms. The winter springs have moved out to the area around the Bedfords and Church Rock. I heard Whirl Bay has been producing some large fish up 20lbs but I haven’t been over there yet this spring. We fish deep for them 120ft +.I was out Thursday evening and we had our limit in 30 minutes between the Bedfords and Fraser Island. I had an army truck Hootchie on one side and a pink squirt on the other at 120ft both lures produced well. Anchovy has been working well too and Rhys Davis teaser heads in Purple/Chrome, Blue/Chrome or Purple haze colors have been the best bait holders. Blue or Pink/Orange flashers are working well, Hootchies have also been very effective Pink,Army truck and Glow White have been the best colors to use. Spoons are working well and the best ones are the 4 inch Coyotes. I have had good results with a 3”watermelon spoon too. Be sure to use short leaders for the winter springs 30” or less.
Salmon fishing is good around Secretary Island and over at Sooke Bluffs. Fish close to the bottom 100 feet or more. Anchovy is the best bait in this area all year but plastic baits are working well too. I prefer pink squirts or glow hootchies again with the winter springs short leaders are a must.
I haven’t been out for Halibut yet this season but am planning to get out there soon. My friend Bob from Diver Two Charters is going to try the East Race on Saturday so check back and I will let you know how he made out.
About The Author: Captain Mike Hall
Company: Blue Horizon Charters
Area Reporting: Victoria BC/Juan De Fuca Strait
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