Shearwater Fishing Report
Recent Trip Catch Numbers
We’re pushing on through July and have seen lots of fish pulled in and at the sport dock weigh station to date. On trip number fourteen, between the three guests on the water, nine Chinooks were pulled up, three Coho, five Ling Cod and a single Halibut. Not bad at all.
Trip fifteen we saw a total of thirty six Chinooks, thirty nine Coho, four Halibut and eleven Ling Cod! One guest had the pleasure of a Chinook weighing in at twenty eight pounds at the sport dock while another weighed a Coho at thirteen pounds. Of the Halibut brought up, the largest by weight, came in at forty six pounds!
Lastly, on trip sixteen, guests hooked twenty seven Chinook – the largest weighing in at twenty eight pounds, twenty five Coho, three Ling Cod and a single Halibut. Again, another successful few days on the water!
So to recap, we are seeing lots of action and plenty of fish out there on the water. Summer is well under way and the resort is buzzing. The only thing we haven’t seen, is you!
A whopping 50lb Tyee Chinook Salmon!
Early Season Guests
Well, things are underway here at Shearwater Resort & Marina. The season has been great to our first guests, whom all wish they could be sent home with more. We’ve had a number of groups visit with each catching slightly larger fish than the previous catch (and group – sorry previous group!).
Our most recent guests have been reeling in some beautiful salmon. Two highlights have been a couple of 4o pounders as recorded by the team at the Sport Fish dock. Almost all guests have been catching their limits of Chinooks as well as numerous Coho as well.
Halibut fishing has been a little spotty, our dock manager Jim has reported. With that said, he’s seen a number between 35 – 4o pounds and a few beauties weighed in at the Sport Dock just north of the 40 pound mark, so far. Optimism remains very high and he’s confident future guests will not be leaving disappointed!
That’s all for now, folks.
Hello Summer 2019!
The 2019 Fishing season is underway at Shearwater Resort & Marina and our first couple of guests have found success on the water and have left with big smiles on their faces. Our first group brought in five Chinooks ranging between 20 to 29 pounds, a nice Coho and a Halibut weighing in at 44 pounds. Many smaller Chinooks were reeled in weighing between 12 to 20 pounds and released back into the water. They also hooked several Ling Cod and Rockfish during their trip.
The second group staying at our extremely popular Hideaway Floathouse found their stride on their last day at Shearwater. They brought in six small Halibut along with three Chinooks before heading back to Vancouver. Now that’s a catch!!
We were happy to see our guests excitement of fighting those salmon and satisfaction with their experience over the opening days up here at Shearwater. This is the stuff we live for and we know the summer ahead is shaping up to be a great one.
Chinook Salmon retention: Unchanged for Summer 2019!
Recently Fisheries and Oceans Canada has made some regulatory changes affecting Southern British Columbia fishing areas. In an effort to address the Fraser River Chinook Salmon decline, measures have been taken ahead of the 2019 summer season to try to support a recovery of the Chinook and reverse this declining trend.
The affected area encompasses most of Southern British Columbia, however fishing in the Central Coast remains open and will proceed to operate with the same restrictions in previous seasons. We will continue to support Fisheries and Oceans Canada by always fishing responsibly and strictly following their regulations in place throughout the Denny Island fishing area.
Stay up to date and stay informed. For your 2019 catch amounts and allowances, check out: DFO Fishing Allowance
Tight lines and see you on the water!