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Pedder Bay Fishing Report (October 21)

Pedder Bay RV Resort & Marina - October 21, 2014

Thinking about doing some fishing? There's no better place to drop a line in the water right now than Pedder Bay. Here's Wallace with our latest fishing report!

Virtually all boats are returning with excellent catches and variety of different salmon species.

Springs: Some very nice feeders/winters are already showing while fishing for Coho. The majority have been caught at 120’ to 150’ on a rigger.  Most are 5 – 7 lbs. but there was a very nice 12 lb. this weekend.

Coho: Still very good. I have noted from my recent experiences, and other regulars, that when you’re in them they are abundant, however, one has to search a little more as the schools are more spread out now. It’s interesting that most results are still deep: 90’ to 130’ on the rigger.  There have been a few exceptions with people putting out a surface line in the wash and getting results as well (now that is fun stuff!)

Chum:  Showing well at the moment. These are all being caught while fishing Coho. The thing with Chum right now is before they get close to fresh water they are excellent eating. They tend to hit on a slower troll with hoochies or small spoons. The peak of these fish should come in the next 2 weeks.  The largest we’ve seen so far is 16 lbs, but they grow to over 30 lbs.

Side Bar: This past week three hump back whales were having a great time and put on a show. The Sea Lions are cruising and feasting as well (although hopefully not off your line!)

On another note, the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory visited Pedder Bay last week. Pictured to the right is our Office Manager Debbie holding an owl.

There’s always something to see at Pedder Bay!

See you out there,


HeroWork Goes Fishing at Pedder Bay (Video)

Pedder Bay RV Resort & Marina - October 15, 2014

Pedder Bay RV Resort & Marina, and Oak Bay Marine Group, were happy to host two counsellors and two young men from HeroWork for a day of fishing and fun. Tim Milne from Big Coast Sportfishing and Gary Cooper teamed up and took the HeroWork group out on a trip they'll never forget. Check out the video to see what happened!

Hero Works

Want to get out on the water and take advantage of the great BC fishing happening at Pedder Bay? We have rental boats and fishing charters available! Call 250-478-1771 for more information.

Pedder Bay Fishing Report (October 10)

Pedder Bay RV Resort & Marina - October 10, 2014

It's been a little foggy around Pedder Bay recently, but that didn't stop Wallace from taking advantage of the excellent fishing that's been happening lately. Here's he is with our latest fishing report:

Hi Fishers. So I went out today in the fog. The whole trip was on TV screens and this was until after 2 o’clock with the fog still in the harbour. I am equipped with dual everything so I can go almost anywhere.

Here’s a short summary of my trip:

Outside Bedford's and Becher Bay was the best target on a mark I keep for this time of year amongst a few. I picked up a nice Spring in low teens and a couple nice Coho about 8 to 9 pounds.  The key was to fish in water 500 to 560 feet deep. Most fish caught were found 110-150 feet on riggers.

I trolled to near the boarder in shipping lanes for a while (lots of traffic) and only picked up one, so I returned to my mark out of Becher. We came back with 5 nice Coho and 1 nice Spring.

Also, just a heads-up: There are excellent reports of large Coho outside Sooke harbour. Check DFO for closure updates in that area.

A note to my fellow boaters: If you are going out in the fog ensure your boat is properly equipped with radar or at minimum a radar deflector. And most importantly, be safe!