salmon sports fishing trip to BC?
Quigley - Quigley Sport Fishing Charters
As far as saltwater fishing goes, the best that any fishing charter service can do is
guide their guests and catch the legal limit. We left the Port
Renfrew dock at 5:30am and made our way out about 20 miles off shore. It almost
seemed that within 2 minutes of Larry dropping the downriggers the reels were screaming!
Our first customer was a very aggressive Spring Salmon weighing in around 20lbs.
We found non-stop action for rest of the morning as we caught our limit of
salmon in under 3 hours.
outstanding morning of salmon fishing we ran for about 20 minutes to the halibut
grounds. Larry was rite on the ball when it came finding the fish. Of course his 28
ft cabin cruiser is set up with all the latest navigational electronics and fish finding
equipment. We dropped our lines in at 250 to 300 ft and were all very impressed with the
action! Along with our limit of halibut, we picked up a few (delicious) pacific
cod, that make terrific fish and chips!
Larry Quigley, owner and operator of Quigley Sport fishing, based in Sooke, BC,
has been fishing the south west coast of Vancouver Island, from Victoria to Port
Renfrew, for the past 13 years.
Needless to say if
your planning to go fishing in British Columbia either this summer or planning
ahead for next year we highly recommend that you give Larry call! Larry also
offers terrific fall and winter fishing!
You can reach Quigley Sport Fishing Charters
toll free at 1-866-254-FISH (3474), Local Tel. (250)-642-2321 or Mobile
our salmon charter page
We wish you a safe
and enjoyable fishing season!
BC Sport Fish
Columbia is known world wide as one of the best sport fishing
destinations you can experience. There are several different species of BC
salmon bringing a variety of different fishing methods, tackle and incredible BC
scenery to explore. There is currently over 800 salmon charter guides in British
Columbia that look forward to helping you land your trophy of a lifetime.
The Chinook, also known as Spring or King salmon, is the largest of the salmon
species, often weighing over 40 lbs or (18kg). These monsters rank as one of the
most popular sport fish attracting sports fishing enthusiasts from all over the
globe. The Spring salmon run begins in May continuing up until November.
Chinook salmon in BC commonly starts in the coastal salt water in early summer
and as the season moves toward the fall, you can enjoy some exciting river
fishing. Regardless of your taste, there is an abundance of fishing available.
Also very popular with sport fishing enthusiasts, the Coho fishery in British
Columbia is currently under strict conservation measures. Catch and release of
all wild Coho is encouraged for the rehabilitation of this species. Hatchery
Coho fishing has proven to be a very popular sport fishery in BC with the Fall
Coho returns proving to be strong in recent years.
Steelhead have been known to perform spectacular jumps and runs in a quest to be free.
Because of their awesome fighting ability and sheer beauty is why anglers from around the world converge on British Columbia each winter.
Fishing for Winter Steelhead begins in mid January and continues through to April. Peak season for these trophy fish is Feb 1, to March 15th, but can be caught anytime after the New Year.
courtesy of STS
Sockeye fishing in British Columbia is fast becoming one of the most popular sport fish in freshwater. The Fraser River hosts the largest sockeye migration anywhere in the world, on a high yield year over 30 million salmon will swim the Fraser to their spawning grounds. These fish are fresh from the ocean and are Chrome silver.
courtesy of STS
Pink are the smallest and most abundant of the Pacific species, often known as a 'humpy' from the hump it develops on its back at spawning time.
These fish can be allot of fun to catch and great on the bbq.
Chum SalmonFeature Salmon Fishing Story
Chum Salmon sometimes known as 'dog' salmon from their big teeth that
develop at spawning time have
become very popular with many anglers because of their great fighting ability.
Chum salmon meat is also considered to be among the best salmon for smoking.
First Ocean Fishing Experience
I fished in several rivers and
lakes with my Dad before but today was something totally new and exciting. We
were going salt water Salmon fishing.
Our boat left the dock at about
5:30am from Secret Cove...