May Fishing Report from Reel Time Fishing Charters
Last week (May 15-22/2016), we managed to get in 3 trips. On Friday, May 20, with the report of fishing being slow in Nanaimo waters, we tried our luck in the Northumberland Straight were we managed a nice ling and lost a very large halibut. Halibut are rare in these waters. However, I guess if one skims the bottom long enough, chances are your going to get one sooner or later. Unfortunately, not a single hit from a Chinook
The following day (Saturday, May 21), I thought we’d try our luck out in front of Neck Point across from the green lawn in the 350 ft range. We picked up two 8-9 lbers and lots of just undersized. Again, smaller fish but least we were into them. We made our way into the deeper water in front of the green lawn and there we picked up a nice 12lber. Following the deep contour towards the Five Fingers, we picked up our last fish, a nice 15lber.
On Sunday, May 22, I took out 2 ladies who where treating their dad to an early Father’s Day gift. We fished out in front of the green lawn in the 350 range again and managed 1 keeper. Sensing things were changing, I began focus on fishing the trough from Neck Point out to the Five Fingers. Marking bait and fish in the 130-180ft range we put a line down in both depths. Moments later, off the rod went and in the boat came our second salmon for the afternoon. Shortly after, just NW of the Fingers in the deeper water, the rod went off again with a big fish on for just a few seconds. We trolled the area for about 30 minutes but nothing else. With a few minutes left to the trip, I though I’d try the SE tip of the Fingers before bringing in the lines. There, we hit another beauty, a 15lb Chinook. Icing on the cake as they would say. This fish hit a 3 inch cop-car…, a spoon that has been doing very good for us over the past few weeks.
Some Bad News
This past week, my boat and 5 others where broken into. I also heard that a number of boats where broken into during the Nanaimo fishing derby as well. Its so unfortunate that somebody or somebodies have to stoop to such low tactics. From us and so many others who have been hit by this rash of break-ins and thefts, please keep a look-out and report any suspicious activity to the RCMP. Also, make sure your own equipment is safely stored. Thanks, keep safe, and tight lines.
Owner and operator of Reel Time Fishing Charters