2017 Fall Fishing Report from Reel Time Fishing Charters
Best Fishing in Years: Nanaimo BC, Vancouver Island
September of 2017 has produced some of the best Fall fishing I have ever seen in the Nanaimo area. Last week, we were hooking many large returning Chinook by Entrance Island. When those fish moved, we tried the shallows by Neck Point. We weren’t disappointed! Our boat along with other local anglers were consistently hooking fish there between the 8 to 15lb range, the smaller being feeders, the larger being 4 year returning fish. Small 3 inch spoons between 120 to 150 on the rigger seemed to be working for the most part. Our last trip on Monday (September 18) produced 1 nice pink a little higher up in the bait column as well as some nice Chinook deeper down. Earlier trips were also producing Coho out by the Five Fingers.
Reel Time Fishing Charters will be in the water for another week. After that, we will be pulling the boat for the remainder of the season. This has been a fantastic year and we wish to thank all of you who have fished with us and read our reports.
Our fishing will begin again next February (2018). If you wish to book a trip with us, keep in mind that the last 2 weeks of April and the first 2 weeks of May produce some of the best fishing through the Straight of Georgia (Nanaimo). For the months of July through the first week of September, Reel Time Fishing Charters moves the boat and business to Ucluelet, the west coast of Vancouver Island where salmon and halibut fishing can be spectacular. Check our website under “Nanaimo Fishing Charters and Prices” and “Ucluelet Fishing Charters and Prices” for details about our adventures.
Until next year, all the best. Be safe, fish sustainably, and tight lines 🙂
Owner and operator of Reel Time Fishing Charters