Best Winter Fishing in Years
March 05, 2020 Nanaimo 1 photo
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!
Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
Best Salmon Fishing Vancouver Island
March 6, 2021
The fishing in Nanaimo, located on Vancouver Island, continues to be stellar. This past week, our 4 hour charters have been producing between 6 to 10 fish per trip. With the weather warming up and the snow capped Mountains offering breathtaking backdrop, March trips can often be some of our finest. There is also plenty of sea life (sea birds, river otters, seals and sea-lions) to enjoy as well. Book your next fishing adventure with Reel Time Fishing Charters & Marine Tours. The fishing is great. And, until the first of April, catch limit is 2 Chinook salmon per person.
Chinook Salmon Fishing Heats Up In Nanai
February 27, 2021
Winter Spring or Chinook fishing continues to heat up in Nanaimo. This past Saturday (February 28), we hooked into 10 fish in under 3 hours of fishing. All of these fish were early summer run salmon that we either just over or just under the legal limit of 62 cm (24.5 inches) with one large exception. In any case, lots of action and lots of fun. With warmer weather and lots of fish moving into the area, the month of March looks promising. Take advantage of our off-season prices as well as the 2 fish per person limit. The Chinook fishery will close at the end of March and will not open again until July 15. Book your next Chinook fishing adventure with Reel Time Fishing Charters soon.
Good Coho Salmon Fishing in Nanaimo
September 29, 2020
Over the past few trips, we've been catching a good number of Coho salmon as a fresh run moves into the area. These salmon range from 6 to 8 pounds. However, it hasn't been unusual for us to hook into fish that are over 10 pounds. With the summer weather hanging on for the next week, this might be a good time to book a salmon fishing charter before the long grey days of winter begin to set in. The bite is on.
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