Dock Talk

Dwayne Mustard's Weekly Fishing Report

Painter's Lodge and April Point Resort & Spa - May 16, 2013

Every week our Marine Activities Manager Dwayne Mustard provides us with a fishing report. Are you wondering what the tides will be like? Curious where people are catching fish? Or maybe you're just looking for some good fishing stories. If so, you've come to the right place. Here is Dwayne's latest entry:

I don’t know if you have ever noticed that big tide swings always seem to coincide with nasty weather but it was certainly that way over the weekend. Thirty knot winds and sideways rain make fishing difficult at the best of times, but when you add in a weed-filled seven knot tide rip it can become an exercise in frustration. But that didn’t deter our guide Russ Lim from taking his mom Jan out for for their traditional Mother’s Day fish. Russell (as his mom calls him), his fiance Jen and mom Jan all bundled up against the elements and bounced off south toward the Lighthouse. They are perhaps the most fishing crazed trio of angler’s in our fair city and they were gonna let a little foul weather spoil their fun, dammit. An hour later they returned from the Lighthouse, wetter than a crab at high tide, with a nice spring salmon in tow. So the fish are there, it is just a matter of getting to them.

This Victoria Day long weekend should see some more favourable fishing conditions. Environment Canada is calling for nice weather and while you can’t always rely on Environment Canada, you can rely on the Government of Canada tide tables and this weekend will see some fairly light tides. Your best salmon tides of the weekend will be fairly early in the morning, so don’t stay up drinking all night. But midday will see minimal tide movements on Friday, Saturday and Sunday so it might be a good time to see if there are any halibut hanging out at the Hump or off Shelter Point. Send down your salmon gear and who knows? That next big strike might just be a barn door hali!

Until next week,

Tight lines and keep on fishin’