Come June 1, hatchery origin coho become legal for retention, so we can only hope there’s some around the inside. [email protected] Cedar Road Bridge upstream approx. Tips, best practices, places and the go-to lures are just a sample of what you’ll find in our fishing report. In the direction of Campbell River the shoreline above Browns Bay and across at Deepwater Bay both produce plenty of action each year. Individual species limits apply. It is illegal to use snares in catching or attempting to catch crabs. Cleaning and bagging your catch is complimentary, but further processing (and shipping) will be done by a licenced seafood processer with local drop off locations, who can portion and treat your catch according to your wishes. Intermediate spots like Viner Point at the bottom end of Read Island or around the dropoff adjacent to the Cortes Reef bell buoy or nearby Twin Islands are always worth a try. June is an excellent month to be fishing in Area 13, with lots of widespread opportunity to chase Chinook salmon. Spoon outfished the meanie, it was too cold for our hands to bother with bait. Every guide and experienced angler has their favourite lures, but in the lower straits I tend to fish a flasher/anchovy set-up on one side and a hootchy on the other. We have salmon fishing reports for the following destinations: Ucluelet, Campbell River, Comox Valley, Tofino, Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Telegraph Cove, Nootka Sound, Port Alberni, Victoria BC, Sooke and Rivers Inlet, please check out these community link to the best salmon fishing reports, tips and trick, blogs, how to's and related support businesses. Sometimes these fish can be on the small size in the early fall, with a high percentage of sub-legal fish encountered, though there are usually some keepers in the mix. We encourage people to respect the resource and harvest only as many fish as they will use. Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin. Snails can also accumulate toxins and pollutants. Except in those areas and times listed below. Another contrast with the open water fishery south of Campbell River is that the lower straits fishery is all about working slowly along the shoreline, fishing your outside line as deep as you dare. Use big jigs or try mooching with herring with a heavy weight to get down to the bottom. The first half is very much a continuation of the August fishery focused on Chinook, but by mid-month and on throughout the fall until the November southeasters bring an end to the extended summer season the target fish are chums and, to a lesser extent, coho. A group of three adults is optimal, as this gives everyone more room and more rod time. That makes it much more fun to play fish after hookup. We want to make sure you fully enjoy your fishing trip and stay safe at the same time. from the powerline crossing upstream of the Nitinat River Hatchery water intake, downstream to the lowest point of confluence with the