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Rugged Point Lodge Offering Specials On Summer Fishing Stays

Rugged Point Lodge, on the northern end of Vancouver Island’s west coast, has announced a set of specials for this summer’s fishing season.

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To wit:

June 27th – July 1st Drive In -Whole Lodge Available – 12 spots  (5day/4night) Longer trip, 3 full days of fishing, 2 half days of fishing all meals, accommodation and guided fishing included.
Rate = $2500.00 US per person  (based on 3 per boat)

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August 11th – 14th FLY IN SPECIAL, With North west Seaplanes (Renton, Wa) 3 Spots Available – 1 boat (4day/3night) Includes flights to and from Renton, Wa. All meals, accommodation, guided fishing 2 half days and 2 full days.
Rate= $3100.00 US per person (based on 3 per boat)

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August 18th – 21st  FLY IN SPECIAL  With North west Seaplanes (Renton, Wa) 6 Spots Available – 2 boats (4day/3night) Includes flights to and from Renton, Wa. All meals, accommodation, guided fishing 2 half days and 2 full days.
Rate= $3100.00 US per person (based on 3 per boat)

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August 18th – 21st  FLY IN SPECIAL  With North west Seaplanes (Renton, Wa) 6 Spots Available – 2 boats (4day/3night) Includes flights to and from Renton, Wa. All meals, accommodation, guided fishing 2 half days and 2 full days.
Rate= $3100.00 US per person (based on 3 per boat)

For more, contact owner-operators Kristy and Matt Guiget:

Office 250.332.5220 Toll Free 1.866.964.5220

Note that these are available as of April 28, 2016, and that fly-in trips are out of and back to Renton, Wash.

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Ollie Damon’s Settles Into New Portland Location

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM OLLIE DAMON’S

After 27 years in downtown Portland, Ollie Damon’s announces their move to a new location, which took place in early March.

You can find them at: 10240 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220. Their phone numbers remain the same, as do their summer hours of 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm Saturday.

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The new location gives them more space for repair and parts and also more retail space. There is also more free parking on all sides of the building.

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For those of you not familiar with Ollie Damon’s, they opened for business in Portland in 1945. To read the history of the business visit their website at www.olliedamons.com.

They are a Warranty Service Center for MinnKota electric trolling motors, Cannon and Scotty downriggers, Shimano, Abu­Garcia, Daiwa, Penn, Zebco­Quantum fishing reels.

They service other fishing reels as well: Okuma, Avet, Accurate and Quick to name a few. They are also a Warranty Service Center for Crosman/Benjamin­Sheridan airguns and service Coleman camping stoves and lanterns.

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Fishing rod repairs and custom rod building is also one of the services they provide.

Owner Rich Basch says he’s already seen an increase in foot traffic and a lot of new customers. Long time customers have been very supportive of the move, finding it easier to get to.

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For directions to their new location or questions about repairs or parts, contact them at 503­-232­-3193 or via email at olliedamons@gmail.com.

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New Hand Paddle Conversion Kit From Gullwing Paddles

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM GULLWING PADDLES

Gullwing Paddles is proud to announce their new product, the Gullwing Hand Paddle conversion kit.  New to the market, this conversion kit allows you to transform our lightweight nylon and fiberglass blades into powerful hand paddles.  By removing the blade from the aluminum shaft, you can simply attach the PVC grip by snapping it onto the blade.  The hand paddle’s unique design allows you to navigate through tough spots like under hanging trees, rocky shores, and narrow waterways.  This hand paddle easily cuts through water creating substantial improvement in power allowing you to maneuver easily while fishing.

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For over ten years Arthur Carlow, creator of Gullwing Paddles, has made a mission out of creating a unique, ergonomic kayak paddle here in the USA. Based on a revolutionary patented design, it’s become the most efficient and ergonomic paddle on the market today. Positively buoyant, lightweight and durable are only a few of the facets that make this the ultimate kayak fishing paddle. The blades are made of reinforced nylon and angle forward to offer the paddler maximum surface area, which translates into more efficient power.

Gullwing Paddles currently make two models, the 230 and 215.  For fishing the Gullwing 230 is longer than the typical kayak paddle and better accommodates the fishing kayak’s wider shape.  The paddle itself is uniquely designed to balance across the kayak’s prow or fit snugly along the gunwale, thus eliminating awkward coping with a paddle when the fisherman’s attention needs to be on the cast or the catch. The Gullwing 215 is a standard paddle designed for stress-free, recreational kayaking.

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Both models feature the unique forward-angled and asymmetrical blade design which allows the user to glide on the water instead of digging through it. The nylon/fiberglass-reinforced blades can be easily changed. The ergonomic contoured and bowed handles of Gullwing paddles are made of powder-coated aluminum alloy T-832 ALUMINUM, and are also hard-coated to produce a tough abrasive-resistant surface that delivers improved durability and resistance to corrosion.

The paddles are so unique, easy to use, and low impact, that they are a great accessory to a large variety of kayak enthusiasts. Additional information on the versatile Gullwing line is available on the website www.gullwingpaddles.com.

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Inspired By Legendary Line, Troll-Master Introduces Seahorse Downriggers

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM TROLL-MASTER INC.

Troll-Master was established in August of 2013 in Tampa, Florida. We are a specialty manufacturer of fishing equipment and related accessories. Above all, we are fishermen with a passion for fishing, and we infuse that passion in all that we do. We are dedicated to the research and development of new concepts, improving existing designs, and the exploration of different techniques and applications in order to greatly improve the fishing experience of the anglers around the world.

Our mission is to provide products that utilize the best design and materials currently available in the market, and back those products with outstanding customer support and an industry leading warranty. Our goal is to deliver great products at a competitive price while maintaining the highest quality standards.

We at Troll-Master are not new to the downrigger business – we have been servicing all major downrigger brands for more than 10 years. Based on our extensive knowledge, experience, and passion for downriggers, we came to a decision point. We had to choose between developing a brand new design or re-introducing an older proven existing design.

We have decided to introduce the new Troll-Master Seahorse downrigger – a design that was inspired by the legendary PENN Fathom-Master downriggers.

TROLL MASTER'S SEAHORSE DOWNRIGGER.

TROLL-MASTER’S SEAHORSE DOWNRIGGER.

Fathom-Master is the best and most respected manual downrigger in the world. It has earned its respect for its durability, heavy duty construction and ease of operation.

Troll-Master Inc. is committed to ongoing support and service of the original Penn Downriggers that are being used by thousands of anglers today.

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The Seahorse downrigger system is designed to make controlled depth trolling easy. It enables fisherman to place bait or lures to the desired depth and maintain that depth while trolling. Seahorse downriggers are made following a proven design that have earned its reputation for solid, dependable performance in both fresh and salt water environments and is recognized by many anglers around the world.

Built with the strongest and corrosion resistant components, the Seahorse downrigger will serve a lifetime of deep water trolling in fresh and salt water. Offering a reliable performance for any game in varied waters, it is built to handle weather and elements. Designed for ease of use, the drag system allows for one hand operation when lowering or stopping the downrigger weight.

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Westview Marina & Lodge April 2016 Fishing Report

THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS SUBMITTED BY WESTVIEW MARINA AND LODGE,

Alaskan Winter Chinook/King Troll Fishery scheduled to close EARLY-because the fishing has been so good they have caught their allocation.

Alaskan winter & early spring Commercial Chinook troll fishery is a good yardstick to measure expectations for the upcoming West Coast Vancouver Island (WCVI) Sport Fishing/Catching.

Alaskan troll will be closing at least two weeks early because of the significant upturn in Chinook abundance.

Grant Hagerman, Fish and Game’s assistant troll biologist for Southeast Alaska, said:

“Looking back, it’s the highest fall catch we’ve seen for 20 years, basically, since the 93-94 winter season, so it’s pretty significant.”

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CHINOOK/Springs/Kings – On an average year, a 2.5% to 3.5% return of mature salmon to the hatcheries, rivers, and streams is the norm. The normal math is 1 million fry in the water = Avg. returns of 30,000 Chinook. 5% is the best we have seen over the last 10 years.

Recent Department of Fisheries (DFO) reports have announced that they are projecting a 10%+ return this year. That translates to a serious upturn in returning Chinook. 1.2+ million Chinook passing and returning to WCVI. That is very good news, and it correlates with the Alaskan increase in Chinook abundance reported above.

 

 

 

 

ESPERANZA INLET/NOOTKA SOUND– Will see at least 100,000 of these Chinook returning to its rivers, stream and Volunteer/Federal Hatcheries in Area 25. In addition, these stocks are going to be 88%+ four-and-five year old salmon. That translates into much larger Chinook this 2016 season. 25-35lb.Tyees will be a regular occurrence on the Marina Daily leader board. Salmon fishing in our local area in 2016 will be the BEST it has been in 20 years.

Come join the Fun and Fishing/Catching!

Local Coho/Silver Salmon- Area 25/125 OPENS JUNE 1, 2016 -Stocks remain moderately strong, which means limits of two per day of hatchery marked or wild Coho on inside waters (Area 25) with possession of four. Same goes for outside waters (Area 125) except only hatchery marked fish can be retained. Still a Great and fun fishery on calm inside water here in Espernza Inlet and Nootka Sound.

Ling Cod- “One of the best-tasting, ugliest fish you ever wanted to catch.”

Stocks continue to remain very strong and abundant in our area. One small regulation change: minimum size now 65cm/26in. No big deal, it is hard to find a Ling in our area under the 65cm/26in limit. That change brings Area 25/125 in line with other WCVI areas on Minimum Size.
Limits still 3 per day, 6 possession of these delicious white-meated fish.

Ling are great fun to catch, and there are LOTS around in our local waters!

BILL FROM WASHINGTON WITH HIS BIGGEST LING OF THE DAY, CAUGHT APRIL 1ST 2016

ANOTHER GROUP OF ANGLERS’ SUCCESSFUL  CATCH A FEW DAYS LATER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paula’s Favorite Ling Cod Recipe

  • 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 4(3 ounce) cod fillets
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 egg white , lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  • In a small shallow bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, cheese, cornmeal, oil, italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper; set aside. Coat the rack of a broiling pan with cooking spray. Place the cod on the rack, folding under any thin edges of the filets. Brush with the egg white, then spoon the crumb mixture evenly on top. Bake in a preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and is opaque all the way through

Halibut- More Good News

International Halibut Commission scientists are reporting the size and quantity are on a steady increase for the West Coast of Vancouver Island Halibut. Yes that means Hali fishing is now April, May, and early June. Fishing will remain very good on inside waters and close in shore.

Why?

Because we’ve had an excellent Herring spawn in the mouth of both Esperanza Inlet and Nootka Sound. These huge spawns draw the Halibut inside and close off-shore to feast on the Herring. Catching Hali in 90ft of water is the norm through mid-April, May, and early June.

As summer rolls in, the abundant Halibut move out further off shore to the summer feeding and breeding grounds. They are very catchable off shore, too. Come to Westview’s Tackle Shop & we can use the chart to ID inshore Hali Hot Spots & GPS locations off-shore.

“A HAPPY FISHER IS A FISHER WHO IS CATCHING FISH-WE WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY”

DAVID KIMBLE’S EARLY SEASON CATCH 2015

YESTERDAYS SUCCESSFUL CATCH BY 6 ALBERTA ANGLERS. CHECK OUT THE LARGE SPRING IN THE CENTER. THE LARGEST HALIBUT IS 52LBS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late April, All of May and Early June is some of the BEST Fishing/Catching of the Season.

We get the first shot at the thousands of Chinook that are headed south to the USA. They are already starting to pass and stop in our local inlets and sounds, gorging themselves on the huge school of bait fish that are here now. Limits are already attainable for Chinook, Hali, and Ling! Fishing/Catching is over-the-top GOOD.

SEE YOU SOON!

Special rates on Spring All Inclusive Packages, Moorage, and Lodging.

Book what services you need. Pub, gas dock, tackle shop and Island Attitude Coffee/Breakfast shop are ALL open NOW! Marina Grillhouse Restaurant opens May 8th for lunch and dinner. See the “Best Kept Secret on the West Coast of Vancouver Island” fishing pkgs. above.

Call 250-934 -7672 for moorage & lodging reservation.

John and Cathy Falavolito www.westviewmarina.com
(250) 934-7992, Owner Operators Westview Marina & Lodge
Serving the Cruising and Fishing Public for 24 Years

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Kyuquot Sound West Coast Vancouver Island

For Immediate Release – Media Advisory April 4 2016

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Chinook Forecast:

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Preliminary forecasts are out and participants from the most recent set of planning meetings this past weekend are saying that for the West Coast of Vancouver Island this season is going to be the Chinook run of the Decade!

Marilyn Murphy, of Murphy Sportfishing says “So if fishing in Kyuquot Sound has ever been on your radar, this year is the year to do it”.

West Coast Vancouver Island hatchery returns are at a combined ten year high with over 250,000, yes two hundred and fifty thousand mature Chinook returning for the 2016 season. To bring this number into perspective it is double the normal average.

Now on top of these astounding numbers you are going to see some girth. Girth is the circumference thickness measurement of a fish. This run is expected to be predominantly four year old Chinook, this means some nice “Tubby Tyees”. A Tyee a native term meaning the Chief of Chiefs, so in the case of a Chinook Salmon, one of which is over 30 pounds is referred to as a “TYEE”.

This is still not the full story, alongside and mixed in with this run as they land in the approach waters of Northern Vancouver Island then migrating south, will be the annual mass migration of aggressively feeding Columbia River Chinook. The adults this year are coming off of a record brood year from 2013 when over 1.2 million adults returned. With ocean condition indicators and the other voo-doo the fish wizards add in, they expect an above average return. Which in other words means over 800,000 Columbia River Chinook will be in this same area over the same time frame. Combine these Southern US bound with Canada’s West Coast Chinook returns and there are going to be over 1,000,000 Chinook foraging on their way South from Northern Vancouver Island to Southern Vancouver Island during June, July and August.

When asked “Why Kyuquot?”, Marilyn explains that Kyuquot is a very unique location as it is perched literally right on the edge of the “Super Salmon Highway” on North Western Vancouver Island, and unlike other terminal areas such as Nootka and Barkley Sound, Kyuquot will not be having large scale commercial net and Seine fisheries to compete with! “Run sizes are so large this year that both commercial Gill net and Seine will also be operating in the hatchery terminal zones. We look forward to being on the waters offshore of Kyuquot with the occasional offshore troller and local First Nations enjoying the vast uncrowded waters of the area. With this many fish returning is going to be an incredible experience”

Look for generous limits within this year’s regulations in times and areas where these abundances will travel. Detailed regulations are announced in June. You can book your trips now with confidence knowing that the regulations will be complimenting the abundance levels appropriately. Expect a full length of the season as well.

Coho Forecast:

Look for moderate to abundant levels of Coho on Vancouver Island’s west coast again this year. Although the run is not anticipated to be as big as last year’s forecast. Anticipate limits to be similar to 2014 with wild and hatchery Coho retention in the near shore and terminal areas adjacent to hatchery approach waters along WCVI and hatchery only in the offshore areas.

Halibut Forecast:

The International Halibut Commission manages Halibut and has a bilateral team of scientists that study the biomass trends. Canada’s west coast is now on a clear trend with increase in size of fish and quantity of fish at an increase WPUE (weight per unit effort) of 11% last year. What we have seen on the waters on Vancouver Island’s west coast does support what the science is saying. The fish are more abundant and the average size is increasing.

Although the biomass is increasing that doesn’t always mean that limits do! For 2016 the recreational limits are similar to last year with a plan in place to be open for the full length of the summer with a daily limit of 1 and a possession limit of 2. A maximum size limit is what has been working well to achieve annual sector quotas. This year the maximum size limit is only one fish of the two in possession may be up to 133cm (aprox 70 pounds whole) and the other can not be greater than 83cm (aprox 15 pounds whole). The annual limit is six.

As Featured on “Fishing with Rod”

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Check out Rod’s video from his Kyuquot trip last year!

BOOK YOUR TRIP
This year Kyuquot is selling out fast and with this incredible news its a season you really want to be a part of.

Call anytime, day or evening: 250-723-8022

murphy@island.net
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NZ’s Stabicraft Wins Red Dot Award For 1600 Fisher Carbon Fishing Boat

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM STABICRAFT

Stabicraft, the largest trailer boat manufacturer in New Zealand, has reached new heights with the 1600 Fisher Carbon, it has won a highly sought after Red Dot Award.

For decades now, the Red Dot Design Award has provided a platform where designers can measure themselves against the top names in the industry. In 2015 alone, Red Dot received more than 17,000 applications from 70 countries. This makes the competition, which comprises of the three categories Product Design, Design Concept and Communication Design, one of the world’s largest design competitions.

First introduced to the market at the 2015 Hutchwilco Boat Show, the 1600 Fisher, also referred to as Project Carbon, blends the company’s famous lines with resin infused composite materials, moving the vessel’s aesthetic and ergonomic attributes forward to meet customer demand.

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The 1600 Fisher has met instant success with customers and now, along with the Red Dot award, has become a triple award winner recognised for both innovation and overall product design at the regional Westpac Business Awards, the prestigious Designers Institute “Best Design” Awards.

Asked to comment on the process behind the award winning design, Stabicraft managing director Paul Adams said, “A key aspect of our design philosophy demands that every Stabicraft be instantly recognizable in this world of follow-the-leaders.”

The Stabicraft 1600 Fisher Carbon, with its uncompromisingly sharp contours extends the essence of our brand, brilliantly designed to meet the needs of our customers, built into an extreme, awe-inspiring fishing platform that is unmistakably Stabicraft. “We are pushing the boundaries of what has previously been considered ‘the norm’ in the marine industry”.

Stabicraft are pioneers of innovative marine craft all designed and built on a deep understanding of boating needs. To add award-winning form with functionality and obtain global recognition for it, is central to Stabicrafts continued success.

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New ‘Depthfinders’ Book Goes Deep For Anglers On Fishfinders

Northwest angler and fishing author Wayne Heinz takes the mystery out of what lurketh below in his new book, Depthfinders.

Written for beginner fishermen just starting to consider outfitting their boats with fishfinders, as well as experts who’ve got all the equipment but might need help sorting out technical issues, it’s an informative, entertaining 134-page paperback that any and all who want to find and catch more salmon, bottomfish, trout, walleye and more can put to quick use.

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DEPTHFINDERS IS PUBLISHED BY FRANK AMATO PUBLICATIONS IN PORTLAND.

Comprised of 10 chapters, five appendixes and a handy reference index, Depthfinders covers the gamut. It demystifies the jobs a fishfinder does — there are two; reading depth and water density — and covers mounting them, dialing them in and learning to tell what the images are telling you, as well as troubleshooting for a wide variety of common (and not so common) problems.

The book comes packed with “tech talk” and “quick tips” sidebars which summarize each chapter’s themes, and there are plenty of images of depthfinder screens and illustrations to help figure out what a lake’s thermocline looks like, what a fish and schools of baitfish will show up as, what the bottom composition may be, and much more.

WITH A WALGAMOTTLING ON HIS LAP, DEPTHFINDERS AUTHOR WAYNE HEINZ WATCHES A BEVY OF ELECTRONICS WHILE PILOTING HIS BOAT, THE MERLIN, IN THE SAN JUANS. AT CENTER IS HIS FISHFINDER. (ANDY WALGAMOTT)

WITH A WALGAMOTTLING ON HIS LAP, DEPTHFINDERS AUTHOR WAYNE HEINZ WATCHES A BEVY OF ELECTRONICS WHILE PILOTING HIS BOAT, THE MERLIN, IN THE SAN JUANS. AT CENTER IS HIS FISHFINDER. (ANDY WALGAMOTT)

It has literally hundreds of helpful tips, and is basically a human-readable version of an owner’s manual for a wide range of fishfinders. And while it looks ahead to the depthsounders of tomorrow — currently on commercial boats — it provides very helpful tips for buying those on the market today.

While Heinz’s unique writing style is sparse — he wastes no space on useless words — he goes deep in this book. It’s absolutely packed with information that any boating fisherman with a fishfinder or who wants one would find useful.

Depthfinders, A Guide To Finding and Catching More Fish, is published by Frank Amato Publications of Portland and is available there as well as on Amazon.

Full disclosure: My sons and I have fished and crabbed with Wayne on Puget Sound several times, and on each trip we’ve relied on depthfinders to tell us where exactly to set our lines and drop our pots.

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Big Things Expected Out Of Vancouver Island’s Westview Marina This Season; May Bottomfish Deals Too

Best kept secret on Vancouver Island?

Yes, you guessed it – WestView Marina & Lodge is truly blessed to have such productive fishing/catching in one of the most beautiful environments on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.

WestView’s location is no more than a long day drive accessible from most places in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. It is also seaplane accessible from Vancouver and Seattle.

Why is salmon and bottomfishing so GOOD in Esperanza Inlet/Nootka Sound? Let’s first address salmon. Location, location, location – there are literally thousands of migrating schools of Chinook (spring/king) and coho (silvers) salmon coming down Vancouver Island on the “Super Salmon Highway.” That is the 60-fathom/300-foot continental shelf contour, which comes off Brooks Peninsula and moves south. There is no other port closer to the highway than the mouths of Esperanza Inlet and Nootka Sound-Tahsis.

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These salmon tend to stop to gorge themselves on baitfish, which are very plentiful in the area. Lots of protected fishing waters close to the open ocean and lots of migrating salmon makes for BEST and most productive salmon fishing/catching on the entire West Coast, and that includes Alaska. Add to the salmon formula a highly successful local salmon enhancement program that has been in place for six years. River and stream rehabilitation projects, Volunteer hatchery programs and a collaborative agreement with the local federal hatchery all have resulted in the release of approximately 6 million salmon fry released to local waters annually.

In total, the projection is that 2.5 million Chinook salmon will be returning down the west coast of Vancouver Island this season. We are perfectly positioned to intercept them.

The 2016 season is stacking up to the best ever for fishing/catching of big salmon. For those of you who have been around awhile, this is a repeat of 2004 when Gene Gilden caught a 58.8-pound Chinook. Also during that season 30-plus-pounders were on the board every day as the largest salmon of the day. In fact is, it was not unusual to have multiple 30-plus and 40-plus-pounders each day.

We are booking up for reservations earlier than we ever have been in our 24 years, so if you need moorage, lodging, ECO or fishing charters, please make them soon so we can meet your request.

All of the above adds up to lots of salmon to catch in inside and outside waters from May to September

Halibut, lingcod, yelloweye rockfish and other bottomfish are abundant in our local area.

Why? The answers are quite simple. To start with, the same huge balls of bait that attract all the Salmon are also available to most all the bottomfish. Every day in our five-month season there are reports of halibut, lingcod and rockfish being caught while trolling for salmon. There is also a substantial herring spawn in the mouth of both Esperanza Inlet and Nootka Sound. This annual event draws lots of Halibut into the area for easy catching.

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The daily and possession limits are very generous here. That converts to lots of bottomfish in the box when you target them. Local possession limits: Chinook: 4; coho: 4; halibut: 2; lingcod: 6; rockfish: 6. That is a lot of fish!

Bring big coolers – when you fish/catch with us, you will need them to take all of your fish home.

May Halibut, Ling & Spring Special – available May 1-31st

* 4 nights lodging, 3 full days of guided fishing, all your meals while you are with us.
* Party of 2: $1,900 CA dollars, approximately $1,400 US dollars* per person
* Party of 3: $1,500 CA dollars, approximately $1,025 US dollars* per person
* Party of 4: $1,200 CA dollars, approximately $875 US dollars* per person
Only your party will be on the boat;
*When paid for with a major US credit card;
5% tax will be applied

This is a GREAT DEAL. There are a limited amount of these SPECIALS available. Reserve NOW to get your dates.

BC Outdoors Sport Fishing featuring West View Marina; broadcast date and times are as follows:

CLICK HERE FOR A PREVIEW OF THE UPCOMING SHOW.

All times are Pacific Standard Time

WFN:

Saturday-April 16 @ 11:30PM & 8:00PM
Monday-April 18 @ 6:30AM & 12:30PM
Friday-April 22 @ 10:30AM & 6:30PM

WILD TV:

Monday, April 4 @ 5:30AM
Wednesday, April 6 @ 9:00AM
Friday, April 8 @ 2:30AM
Sunday, April 10 @ 12:30PM

For more information, please visit westviewmarina.com.

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Puget Sound Boat Show Coming Up March 17-20 At Tacoma Dome

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE

Northwest boat dealers showcase the latest boat lines and models at the Puget Sound Boat Show, March 17-20 at the Tacoma Dome. With more than two-dozen area dealers offering great values on both 2016 and closeout models, the event is the go-to destination for Puget Sound area buyers preparing for on-the water fun this spring and summer.

Sponsored by Twin Star Credit Union, the show offers free parking (a $10 value) in Tacoma Dome parking lots each day of the show.

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On the eve of the boating season—in one of the hottest markets in the U.S.–showgoers will have the opportunity to shop and compare from the best selection of boats under one roof. Dealers will showcase entry-level and popular welded aluminum models, the latest fiberglass sport boats and offshore boats offering luxury and durability.

Fun and enjoyment is the focus of several exhibitors offering marine accessories, fishing gear plus wakeboards, water skis and other on-the-water toys. Local experts will offer how-to advice on fishing, navigation, safety and other topics in free seminar presentations each day of the show.

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Hours for the Puget Sound Boat show are Thursday through Saturday (March 17-19) 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Sunday (March 20) 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Admission to the show is $12 for general admission and free to children 16 and under. Get $2 off discount coupons online at www.pugetsoundboatshow.com.