Best Winter Fishing in Years
March 05, 2020 Nanaimo 1 photo

Trip Summary

Best Winter Fishing in Years! It may be cold out there. It may even be windy and wavy like it was this morning. Yet, the fishing remains excellent for this time of year. This morning, in the midst of some big wind and waves, a brave crew weathered the conditions! They were not disappointed! Within seconds of dropping the first line, the rod went off and it was fish on. After a great fight in some pretty tricky conditions, the fish was in the boat, a beautiful winter Chinook. Wind and waves made it hard to hold a position but we kept at it. With no more hits, we moved around a little making our way to a place anglers call the “first green lawn.” It was there we hooked into our second fish. Another good fight but the fish was just under and we released it beside the boat. With the main runs of salmon swimming by in late April and May, March is often a challenging month to find quality and quantity. However, 2020 so far is shaping up to be some of the best Nanaimo fishing I’ve seen in years. Though it can be like trying to find a needle in a hay stack, we have been putting fish into the cooler every time, sometimes coming home with 2 or 3 fish of quality size. And, with no word yet about the new 2020 regulations, March still provides anglers with the opportunity to keep fish (if nothing changes from last year, Chinook fishing will be closed to retention beginning April). So, if a little cold or even some wavy water does not bother you, consider a fishing charter with Reel Time Fishing Charters & Marine Tours before the end of the month. Our boat is ready to go at a moment’s notice and the bit is on!
Andrew Turkstra
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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