Barkley Sound Fishing Heating Up

2008-05-27 15:14:33
Vancouver Island, British Columbia - Saltwater Fishing Report
Barkley Sound

The migratory push of salmon down the West Coast of Vancouver Island is definitely on. At this time of year salmon returning to their rivers to the south are usually coming into the Sound to feed on the plentiful and rich bait fish. Often areas of the surfline have some great fishing in June and July. Usually the Chinook show up first followed by Coho which eat a lot and often put on a pound a week. Over the last couple of days the areas of Cree Island, Meares, and Kirby Point have had some good fishing. The fish have really liked anchovy in a Rhys Davis green-glow teaser head behind a green-glow hotspot flasher. Watermelon and copcar coyote spoons and white hootchie have been working also.

The fish have been between 75 and 120 feet of water and have been most active on tide changes.

We are expecting the migratory flow to get better with more salmon constantly coming into the area daily. Fishing for these fish in June and July can be a lot of fun and very productive. Beginning in late July and early August Barkley Sound will have its own return of Chinook and Coho with many returning back to Port Albernis' Robertson Creek Hatchery. Fishing for salmon adventures are filling in the area. Call Doug at 250 724 2502 for your trip at 250 724 2502 or e mail

Fish Species: salmon
Bait Used: anchovy
Tackle Used: hootchies, coyote spoons
Method Used: troll
Water Depth: 75 to 140 feet
Water Temperature: 52 f
Wind Direction: nil
Wind Speed: nil

About The Author: Captain Doug Lindores

Company: Slivers Charters Salmon Sport Fishing

Area Reporting: Port Alberni Inlet Barkley Sound Ucluelet Somass-Stamp River

Bio: Slivers Charters Salmon Sport Fishing located in Port Alberni Brithish Columbia is a fishing guide service for the Port Alberni Inlet, Barkley Sound, and Ucluelet (West Coast Vancouver Island). We offer many types of fishing packages which include excellent accomodation (lodges) and safely guided trips in protected calm and pristine waters or the open waters of the West Coast. Our saltwater sport fishing includes salmon (all species) and halibut (offshore). Freshwater fishing takes place in the Somass Stamp River system for summer and winter steelhead and salmon in September and October. Slivers Charters Salmon Sport Fishing has experienced guides to take you to some of Vancouver Islands best salt water and fresh water recreational sport fishing areas.

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