Vancouver Island Salmon Classic
<p>The Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina in Sooke is hosting this first annual team fishing tournament on Sept 3-5th, 2009. A maximum of 75 teams will compete for the top 3 cash prizes of $100,000, $50,000 and $25,000. Register your teams of up to 4 per vessel and your entry includes 3 nights accomodation, meals, banquet tickets, moorage, team jackets/shirts/hats and a chance at many draw and other fish prizes. Info at (www.aalmonclassic.ca) The good news is that 2009 is predicted to dish up better chinook returns than 2008 did. The last 5 years the late summer fishing in Sooke has produced the largest chinook of the season. Look for fish pushing 50 pounds to take the $100,000 grand prize.
52 & 30 Pound Sooke Chinook
About The Author: Captain Rollie Rose
Company: Sooke Salmon Charters Ltd
Area Reporting: Vancouver Island - British Columbia - Canada
Bio: Rollie Rose has operated Sooke Salmon Charters Ltd since 1986. He is known as one of the best salmon guides operating along the west coast of Vancouver Island. He has over 40 years local experience fishing in these waters. Rollie is also involved with local boards dealing with stream habitat restoration work and also the local committe of the Sport Fishing Advisory Board. He is also a director of the "Pink Salmon Festival" take a kid fishing event.