For all your Port Renfrew and Victoria fishing charter inquiries please email us at, If you wish to book a Victoria Fishing Charter as soon as possible, please call Rob Rippen at 250.686.3151. Whirl Bay has also been particularly good if you want to travel outside the bay. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contacts: Greg Hornby (Regional Recreational Coordinator) - In the meantime, we are open for Chinook retention (2 per day over 62 cm fork length) during our winter Chinook fishery. There has been a good coho run so far this year. There were a few winter springs being caught trolling near the Gap and on the Flats. UPDATE: We're offering a great deal for 8hrs of sturgeon and/or salmon fishing. On October 14th, Matheson Lake received 500 trout and Poirier Lake 300 trout averaging 260.78 grams in size. Information regarding BC's recreational freshwater fishing licences is provided, including links to the online e-Licence system and guidance on where you can locate a vendor to purchase a licence in person. This Fishery Notice supersedes FN0156 and provides updated coast-wide daily limit measures for halibut as noted below: Open time: Effective at 00:01 hours March 1, 2020 fishing for halibut was opened coast-wide until further notice. The focus of anglers is winter (feeder) springs and fishing is GOOD. I'm sure we are still several months away from any decision by the Minister on this subject, but I will let you know once we get the regulations for next spring. Call 1-604-746-1481 to book your spot today. Region Reports. Pink, Chartreuse and Fluorescent Yellow have been good choices recently for Powerbait. Local fishing & boating reports by region: Northwest -- Northcentral -- Northeast Southwest -- Southcentral -- Southeast. The area from which each halibut is caught and its head-on length shall immediately be recorded on the licence. Provides a listing of waterbodies across the province where trout or arctic grayling are stocked to provide sportfishing opportunities. Along the waterfront most anglers were catching springs averaging form 4-6 lbs. The first is that a lighter leader will give your spoon or bait better action, and therefore get you more strikes. October 15th, Thetis Lake received 1,750 trout, Kemp Lake 500 trout and Ida Anne Lake 250 trout averaging 260.78 grams in size. At the mouth of the Vedder and up in some of the softer canal water, casting Gibbs Crocs, Gibbs Kohos, and Blue Fox spinners are proving very productive for coho. The report details the number, species and strain of the fish being stocked. On October 7th, Elk Lake received 2,000 trout, Durrance Lake 1,000 trout and Dougan Lake 1,000 trout averaging 233.7 grams in size. Locally Owned and Proudly 100% Canadian. On October 26th, Elk Lake received 1,800 trout, Spectacle Lake 1,000 trout and Dougan Lake 500 trout averaging 253.37 g in size. Please follow this link for the latest information. - The annual limit is six (6) halibut per licence holder per licence year, as set out on the 2020/21 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence. Starting at only $700, you and 3 other anglers can get out while fishing's still good. Stay within your limit. If you're new to the Chilliwack/Vedder system, be sure to pop into the Chilliwack store and talk to one of the boys (from 2M away) and see what they would recommend. This year's Utah Fish Stocking Report, courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR). Trollers are catching the most trout with worms fished on Gibbs Wedding Bands behind Gang Trolls. Follow this link to read the latest message from Fred. These US hatchery fish are all clipped, and the hope is that we can get a change in the regulations this spring which will allow for the retention of clipped hatchery fish in some areas of the South Coast instead of us being hit with non-retention of Chinook from April 1st until July 15th in all inside waters again in 2021. - All halibut retained by the licence holder between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 shall be immediately recorded in ink on the 2020/2021 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence. Chances are you will find fish. Chinook fishing was GOOD with mostly smaller ones being caught. We are taking reservations for Walk-and-Wade trips. ". Halibut fishing was SLOW this past week. The Fraser River is now open in both the tidal and non-tidal regions to the retention of chum, and hatchery coho. Halibut fishing was SLOW in Oak Bay. Reports are typically posted mid-week, with the target of providing weekly. The best fishing has been near Church Rock and trolling close to the bottom. Fish Stocking Maps » North Dakota Fish Stocking Map . Use lighter leaders this time of year when fishing for winter springs for two good reasons. Fishing for salmon was SLOW this past week. Freshwater Salmon regulations for retention opportunities and boundary restrictions, Be sure to check out the Region 2 freshwater salmon regulations for details. – Don Coleman – N179R Squirt – SOOKE - August 12th, 29 lbs. - Head-off measurements are made from the base of the pectoral fin at its most forward point to the extreme end of the middle of the tail. – Peter Crowe – Constance Bank – Herring – September 13th, 51.9 lbs. The prawning has been quite good as of late as numbers continue to build back up after the commercial opening late last spring, and they should continue to build right through the winter and spring months. The exceptions to these openings are: Areas 121: No person shall fish for or retain halibut, rockfish and lingcod in Area 121 outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.000 minutes and 125 degrees 17.386 minutes W and continues south easterly at a bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48 degrees 28.327 minutes and 125 degrees 01.687 minutes W. Area 121: Closed to all finfish, year round in the waters of Swiftsure Bank, inside a line from 48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 125 degrees 06.00 minutes W, thence to 48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 124 degrees 54.20 minutes W, thence to 48 degrees 29.62 minutes N and 124 degrees 43.40 minutes W, thence following the International Boundary between Canada and the U.S. to 48 degrees 29.55 minutes N and 124 degrees 56.20 minutes W, thence in a straight line to the point of commencement. Fish Stocking Report Now Available With Daily Updates The fish stocking report now features daily updates from hatchery staff. Month to be stocked. The GIBBS Highliner Guide Series Outfitters, the Madi, and Glow/Green Hot Spot flashers had been popular. If we have colder than average weather during February and March, those plankton blooms will delay a bit, and the fishery stays consistent. 6 oz – Devan Demarchi – Sooke – Anchovy – September 7th, 28 lbs. Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0565Sent June 19, 2020 at 1917, Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0561Sent June 19, 2020 at 1642, Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0492, FN0818-RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) - Halibut - Changes to Daily Limit - Effective August 14, 2020, The DFO and Sport Fishing Advisory Board (SFAB) Halibut Committee meets monthly throughout the season to review estimated catches. Crabbing has been FAIR. 8 oz – Peter Grant – Langford Lake – Brown Leech – March 30th, 4 lbs. Keep an eye out on the Freshwater Salmon regulations for retention opportunities and boundary restrictions. I also try to schedule trips so we aren't out in conditions that are too nasty as being out on those days isn't really enjoyable for anyone, so having a secondary "fall back" day for your charter is always a good idea at this time of year if possible. Provinical Fish Stocking Reports 75 views (33 recent) Published ... Each year, hundreds of lakes and rivers are stocked throughout BC. In addition, we've been taking measures to do the best we can to continue to provide retail services, including reducing hours at both locations. Fly anglers are mostly fishing Wooly Buggers, Leeches and Chironomid patterns. Salmon fishing has been FAIR TO GOOD near Pedder Bay. The Fraser River is now open in both the tidal and … Salmon fishing in the rivers has been FAIR as spawning comes to an end. Bar fishing and casting spoons/spinners are your best options with back trolling a big KwikFish from a boat with a good downstream current always a good choice too. Please note, it can take several weeks for the most current stocking information to … Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. On October 23rd, however, Colwood Lake received 250 trout averaging 253.62 grams in size. If you have never experienced a Sturgeon fishing excursion, we highly recommend you try this world-class fishery that is dedicated to conservation and sustainable fisheries for generations to come. Island Outfitters starts and ends the year with our free, for fun and prizes, Salmon, Trout and Halibut Leader Boards.