June Fishing Report

May Fishing Report
May 1, 2024

Warm summer vibes have arrived and us fishing enthusiasts are busy preparing for the next 4 months. In most of Area 13, we continue to follow DFO’s non retention measures for chinook salmon, however sub areas 13 – 19 & 13 – 21 are open to retain 1 Chinook 80cm max. Making the trip to these areas won’t disappoint as the snow-covered mountains and bursting waterfalls charge the soul.  Up and down the coast healthy salmon stock numbers are being reported, so we have many reasons to look forward to another successful season.

Pro tip: Make sure you’re cleaning your lines throughout the day cause the algae bloom can compromise your under-water presentation, not to mention make a mess of your gear.

The lingcod fishing should be well underway, prawns and crabbing should remain strong till the end of the month. Keep in mind when fishing for ground fish that a descending device is required by law and must be kept on-hand. Having it in your tackle box doesn’t count- it must be on deck and ready to use. 

For the freshwater warriors looking to get some flies wet the Freshwater Society of BC has a very detailed website with 4×4 maps, stocking schedules and lots of valuable information. I’ve enjoyed exploring and solitude at Echo, Boot, Gray and Reginald lakes in the fall, all of them provide unique challenges that only a fisherman would enjoy. Visit gofishbc.com for all the details.

Support the local guides this summer and get your day trips booked far in advance to secure the dates you want. I am sold out June – August & have opened September up for advanced bookings in Campbell River.

Download the Fishing BC App so you’re up to date on the regulations before you go….

Safe fishing everyone !