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21st July, 2015: FISHING REPORT: Port Alberni
Inlet, Barkley Sound, Ucluelet (West Coast), Somas-Stamp River System.
PORT ALBERNI INLET - SPORT SOCKEYE FISHERY
CONTINUES TO BE VERY GOOD
by Doug Lindores of
Salmon Sport Fishing
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Port Alberni Inlet
Sport Sockeye Fishery in the Alberni Inlet CONTINUES to be absolutely
incredible. To date this has been one of the best, if not the best Sockeye Sport
season in many years. Due to very low and warm water in the Somass River, the
Alberni Inlet, and the warm air temperatures the Sockeye salmon which are
returning in an abundant number are schooling in very large numbers out in the
Inlet water. We have had some rain and cooler temperatures in the area which has
led to some migration through the salmon ladders. Almost one hundred thousand
Sockeye have migrated through the system. The Sockeye are schooling from Cous
Creek out to the Nahmint Franklin area. The projected outlook for Sockeye
returns to the Somass River has been upgraded to 1.3 million. The Sockeye
migrate into the Somass River and then into Sproat and Great Central Lakes.
Projected migration into the lakes with a 1.3 million return should be close to
four hundred thousand with the updated forecast return. With much of Vancouver
Island in drought like conditions it is hoped that some more moisture will
arrive to help the migration of all west coast Vancouver Island Salmon returning
to the Somass River System.
Sockeye in the Alberni Inlet are currently sitting in eighty to one hundred and
twenty feet of water. They are hitting short leader lengths from eighteen to
twenty-five inches in length behind a variety of hotspot flashers. The mp2,
mp15, pink and blue, pink and black, and the pink with either the green or white
head hootchies all seem to be working very well for most of the sport anglers.
Sockeye are attracted to the boat by color. Many sport fishermen will often have
eight flashers behind their boat. Four are often dummy flashers and the other
four with hootchies of choice. The Sockeye are averaging four to eight pounds.
Sockeye are the number one commercial salmon. They are wonderful for summer
barbeques and when vacuum packed properly last the winter for those special
occasions. With good numbers of fresh Sockeye coming into the system on a daily
basis we are hoping the Sockeye Sport fishery will continue into the August Long
Sockeye fishing is a wonderful fishing
opportunity for the whole family. It is a fun fishery for young and old. Donít
miss out on this opportunity in the Alberni Inlet this July and early August.
Barkley Sound and Ucluelet (West Coast)
salmon fishing in Barkley Sound has been relatively inconsistent. The best
fishing has been out on surf line areas. The islands close to the Ucluelet
Harbor Mouth, Meares, Austin, Cree Island, Kirby Point, Edward King and the
Bamfield Wall have all had times during the past few weeks with some hot Chinook
and Coho sport fishing. Areas close to the Ucluelet Harbor that have had a few
fantastic fishing days are Great Bear and Sail Rock. The inner and outer South
bank and Long Beach have had some of the transient salmon linger creating some
good sport salmon fishing opportunity. The Rats Nose however has had the best
offshore sport fishing. The Bank is full of large herring which have moved good
numbers of migrating Chinook and Coho onto the Bank to feed as they migrate to
the big watersheds to the south. Spoons and plugs in the six inch and some five
inch have been working the best. Spoons with no flasher have been fantastic.
TheThe salmon in the Sound and inside waters have been hitting anchovy in green
glow, army truck, and green haze Rhys Davis Teaser Heads. Needle fish hootchies
and hootchies in green (spatterback), blue and white have worked well. A few
guides have done very well with the army truck glow hootchie and the cuttlefish
J-79. The Sonora cuttlefish, Jack Smith, and Blue Meaney Hootchies have been
very good out on the banks. Anchovy and a variety of four and five inch coyote
spoons have also been working very well. We are looking forward to some great
sport fishing opportunities during the second half of July and August in Barkley
Sound offshore. The numbers of transient Chinook and Coho headed to the big
watersheds to the south are forecast to be very strong which will provide some
very excellent sport salmon fishing.
For more information
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