Tahsis area freshwater opportunities for springtime

2012-05-24 15:33:59
Vancouver Island, British Columbia - Freshwater Fishing Report
Nootka Sound
Gibran White

There have been great reports of excellent estuary sea run cutthroat fishing from Moutcha Bay to Tahsis, with many mended kelt steelhead being taken as well. There is easy access to these estuaries either by foot, kayak or pontoon boat. Any part of these lower systems that are tidal will produce some kind of fish almost year round.

Some of the local lakes in our area are also stocked with catch and keep rainbows, check the Go Fish BC website to find out the timing of these trout dumps. However many of the other lakes here have very healthy populations of wild cutthroat and rainbows as well. Any kind of fry imitation will interest feeding fish consistently at this time of year, during the natural salmon fry migration from the lakes, streams, and rivers coinciding with the spring freshet.

It's a great opportunity for you and family or friends to go explore and find your own secret honey hole, or zipper-mouth lake. Join us at Moutcha Bay Resort this June to discover your own little piece of fishing nirvana.

Fish Species: searun cutthroat, steelhead
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Method Used: casting, trolling from pontoon boat
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Gibran White

About The Author: Gibran White

Company: Nootka Marine Adventures

Area Reporting: Nootka Sound

Bio: For 23 years Gibran White has been living his dream on the west coast of Canada. He was born in Ontario and grew up in Chilliwack, British Columbia. In 1988 he moved to the Hamlet of Bamfield on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and began a career in guiding. In 1991 he opened his own business in partnership with another fisherman and guide. They named their company Morning Magic Charters, bought a boat and were in business. In 1995, he received an offer that allowed him to explore new fishing grounds. He left the charter business in the capable hands of his partner and traveled north to the Haidi Gwaii Island (Queen Charlotte Islands). After two years of guiding he joined Eagle Pointe Lodge; first as a senior guide then a General Manager. The location, north of Prince Rupert along the inside passage was stunning and the fish were abundant. For the next 15 years he called this lodge his summer home; living at the resort from May to September and the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island the rest of the year. In 2011, Gibran decided to move back to Vancouver Island to be closer to his family. Gibran is now the Managing Director of Resort Services for Nootka Marine Adventures; the parent company of Moutcha Bay Resort and Nootka Sound Resort.

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