Area update for 25/125 Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet
Fishing on the inside of both Nootka Sound and Esperanza has really picked up this past week with the arrival of the first bump of our local, big, mature fish. Areas such as Camel Rock, Hoiss Point, Beer Can Bay, and the Galiano Wall are all producing very well for the first 3 hours of daylight, and again late in the afternoon and throughout the evening. The Lighthouse, Wash Rock, Maquinna, and Beno are also all fishing very well throughout the day. The off-shore fishing is also very good now, but be sure to read the regulations closely before heading off-shore for closed sub-areas and chinook size restrictions until August 1st , there are also some other salmon species restrictions this year that have been changing as the season wears on, so make sure you check on-line before heading out to some of these sub-areas you may want to target.
We are still using glow hootchies, 3.5’ inch Luhr Jensen spoons and anchovy and flasher combinations as our top producers both in and off-shore. Bottom fishing remains solid and steady when the weather permits the trip to the outside, fishing the 200 to 300-foot lines.
Tight Lines, safe fishing
Marine Operations Manager