Great Winter Fishing in Nanaimo
February 16, 2024 Nanaimo 1 photo
Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Chinook)
Crab
Crab

Trip Summary

Not many consider winter fishing as an option around Vancouver Island. However, there are many pluses to booking a charter during the months of February and March. For starters, there is often plenty of action. Our 4 and 6 hour charters consist of 8 to 15 hook-ups with some nice keepers in the mix. Also, the limit for Chinook salmon is 2 per person while summer limits are 1 per person (also, retention of Chinook will close at the end of March and will not open again until July 15, 2024) Crabbing during the winter is often better too. Finally, our winter charters are less expensive than our summer charters offering substantial savings for our winter guests. Personally, I prefer the cooler clearer days of February and March to the hot and sometimes smoky days of July and August. So, if you haven't ever been on a winter fishing trip here in Nanaimo, give winter fishing a try. Chances are good you won't be disappointed.
Andrew Turkstra
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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