Excellent Chinok Fishing in Barkley Sound

2009-05-10 11:39:01
Vancouver Island, British Columbia - Saltwater Fishing Report
Port Alberni Inlet Barkley Sound

The last couple of days the Barkley Sound Area located on beautiful and scenic Vancouver Island has had some great salmon fishing. We predominately have fished an area known as Swale Rock. We fish by trolling and have been fishing at about 130 feet using anchovy in a clear or chartreuse Rhys Davis Teaser Head with about five feet of leader. We have also been using various green, white and bluey colored hootchies and some coyote 4 inch spoons. The salmon are anywhere from 10 to 17 pounds and are all feeder Chinook. There is plenty of bait in the area also. Finding the bait is often very important at this time of year. We are expecting the first of the migratory Coho to come into the area and also larger Chinook. The largest to date in terms of Chinook is 25 pounds. Barkley Sound fishing in the latter half of May through September is forecast to be one of the best years since 1982. There not only will be Coho and Chinook but also the Pink run is forecast to be from 14 to 17 million and the Sockeye anywhere fron 10 to 15 million. There will be some excellent fishing this summer no doubt. Call Doug at 1 877 314 6800 to book your trip

Fish Species: Salmon
Bait Used: anchovy
Tackle Used: hootchies and coyote spoons
Method Used: trolling
Water Depth: 100 to 160
Water Temperature: 47 degrees
Wind Direction: nw
Wind Speed: 5 knots

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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