March Salmon Fishing Report

March 25, 2017 by Andrew Turkstra

Trip Info

The Catch

Over the past month, we’ve been out on a handful of charters, the last two being this past Friday and Saturday.  With a strong NE wind blowing Friday (March 24), we tried our luck in the Northumberland Channel.  Near the end of the channel just before dropping our crab traps, we ran into a pod of Orca’s.  A good sign meaning fish were in the area. We put our lines down just south of Dodds Narrows and picked up 2 fish fairly quickly.  About an hour or so later, the Orcas cruised by us and that put an end to the bite. 
Saturday (March 25) we were back to Neck Point where we’ve had most of our luck this past winter.  Unfortunately, we lost 3 of the 4 fish we hooked that morning.  Thankfully, the one we did land was big enough to put in the box. 
Other charters during the month of March have been good and fair.  Our first few trips earlier this month produced 7 fish one day and 8 the next.  On subsequent trips however, we only managed a couple.  And, as in the years prior to 2017, of all these fish, only 6 fish have been over the legal size requirement. 
With April and May approaching, we should begin to see larger fish showing up as the Columbia and early Fraser fish begin their migration past Nanaimo.  If you would like to take advantage of this great fishing opportunity, check out the many fishing packages we offer.  You won’t be disappointed. 

All the best
Captain Turk
Owner and operator of Reel Time Fishing Charters.

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