Dock Talk

Hot times on Vancouver Island

Canadian Princess Resort - June 29, 2006

It has been oh-so-hot and sunny up here on western Vancouver Island — a nice treat for those of us used to the fog and mist of the winter. It’s been so hot, in fact, that I got a wicked bad sunburn. Ouch.

The halibut fishing has been incredible still, when the wind hasn’t been too strong to let us out to the bank. The salmon are showing in good numbers too, and awesome sizes.

Here’s a run down for the last week of “Fish o‘ the Days.”

Vancouver Island king salmon fishing

June 21st

Vancouver Island king salmon fishingThe longest day of the year gets the longest list…

  • 27 lb. Chinook salmon by Bret Lewis of Darby, MT
  • 25 lb. Chinook salmon by Jasper Fredrickson of Delta, BC
  • 25 lb. Chinook salmon by Shawn Mack of Bonnyville, AB
  • 26 lb. halibut by Stanley Hibbs of Langley, BC
  • 38 lb. halibut by Alan Walker of Powell River, BC
  • 25 lb. Ling cod by Randy Martinez Trinidad, CA
  • 27 lb. Ling cod by Guy Bodnarchuk of Edmonton, AB
  • 30 lb. Ling cod by David Winchester of Boise, ID

June 22nd

  • 21 lb. Chinook salmon by Paddy Reed of Champion, AB
  • 24 lb. Chinook salmon by Basil Mihe of Garibaldi of Highlands, BC
  • 25 lb. Chinook salmon by Peter Oehlenschlaeger of Nanaimo, BC

June 23rd

  • 20 lb. Chinook salmon by Ken McAfee of Seatlle, WA
  • 20 lb. Chinook salmon by Patrick Bentler of Arlington, WA
  • 22 lb. Chinook salmon by Myron Knight of Seattle, WA
  • 29 lb. halibut by Mark Berkhout of Chilliwack, BC

June 24th

  • 20 lb. Chinook salmon by Todd Good of Nanaimo, BC
  • 25 lb. Chinook salmon by Steve Arthur of Port Coquitlam, BC
  • 25 lb. Chinook salmon by Chad Lissel of Qualicum Beach, BC
  • 28 lb. Ling cod by Bryan Fasolan of White Rock, BC
  • 36 lb. halibut by Mark Ricard of Burnaby, BC

June 25th

  • 29 lb. Chinook salmon by Daryl Milne of Brentwood Bay, BC
  • 30 lb. Ling Cod by Joe Czirjak of Calgary, AB
  • 30 lb. halibut by Thomas Goodham of Bainbridge Island, WA

June 26th

  • 27 lb. Chinook salmon by Donald Way of Victoria, BC
  • 28 lb. Chinook salmon by Stephen Tolani of Goldstream, BC
  • 29 lb. Chinook salmon by Garry Dawson of Port Coquitlam, BC
  • 28 lb. Ling cod by Steven Haupt of Salem, OR
  • 32 lb. Ling cod by Charles Smith of Vancouver, BC
  • 30 lb. halibut by Craig Aslie of Abbotsford, BC

June 27th

  • 21 lb. Chinook salmon by Jerry Baryer of Surrey, BC
  • 26 lb. halibut by Paul Tucker of Silverdale, WA

And the numbers keep on rolling in. It is an incredible time to go fishing up here on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, so give us a call, book your trip and we’ll see you here!!

Tight lines, and full coolers,
Ken Roberts
Marine Operations Manager

Vancouver Island king salmon fishing