May Fishing Report

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March 1, 2024
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May 26, 2024

Fisherman’s dreams this time of year are consumed with memories, sounds of seasons past, excitement, and anticipation of the summer days ahead. It’s time to get our gear and boats tuned up for the adventures ahead. Update your chart plotters, sharpen your hooks, and get those engines serviced.

With the March herring spawn having returned to Area 13, the abundance of marine life is trending in the right direction. The snowpack as of April is below historical averages in all of BC. If levels remain low this will ultimately be a concern for our waterways this summer and fall. Let’s do our part and protect our area, keep campfires small and in control during May’s camping season.

The anticipated lingcod opening on May 1 will bring out the local warriors to enjoy the bounty. Get the gear close to the bottom and follow those contours on your sounders. Various types of swim baits are a go to for me, the lings are opportunistic hunters and can’t help themselves to strike.   Maybe the elusive halibut will even check out your gear, if one does, please let me know the exact location you were fishing… Prawning and crabbing still will be great at this time of year— just be mindful where you are dropping gear, as the commercial fleet will be out making their livelihood as well.

Fishing between the Red and Green Can markers within Wilby Shoals is always a good option. This area provides some of the best views in the world, with the snowpack melting from the alpine peaks creating epic waterfalls and swelling river mouths. Whales are arriving back to gorge on their favourite meals, and their arrival triggers the rest of nature to take notice.

See you on the water!!