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!