As you may have heard, this year’s fishing outlook is off the charts, and the buzz continues to grow! In case you missed it, CTV News recently did a story about the massive amounts of salmon expected to populate the waters surrounding Vancouver Island.
So, just how good is the fishing expected to be? Dwayne Mustard from Painter’s Lodge spoke to CTV last week where he talked about the 70 million Sockeye predicted to be passing by Campbell River by mid-July, as well as plenty 15-20 pound Chinook already being caught in the area early in the season.
These favourable predictions apply to the rest of Vancouver Island as well, with every community likely seeing large increases in salmon populations. Chinook numbers (particularly large 30 lb fish) are expected to be way up, especially in Uclulet, and Coho should be extremely abundant all around the Island.
The season is still young, but the DFO's predictions are already coming true. Fish have been caught regularly out of Oak Bay Marina and Pedder Bay over the last month, and Chinook were already being brought back to the dock at Painter's Lodge during their first weekend open. Fishing kicks off at Canadian Princess Resort June 1st, and spots are filling up fast in anticipation of a historic fishing season.
The Oak Bay Marine Group owns and operates four fishing resorts on Vancouver Island and offers five different fishing options. If you want to take advantage of one the best fishing seasons in 30 years call 1-800-663-7090 to book your trip.
See you out on the water!