Dock Talk

New Season Record on the 4th of July

Canadian Princess Resort - July 4, 2006

Salmon fishing on Vancouver IslandThese are exciting times at the Canadian Princess Resort: nice weather, tons of fish, nice weather, and did I say tonsa of fish?

Anyway, the amount of fish coming in is still unbelievable. But believe it, just ask our crew… it is busy.

Some “Fish o‘ the Dayers” over the last few days:

July 1st

  • 24 Pound Chinook by Johnny Parsons of Renton, WA
  • 35 Pound Ling Cod by Glen Weigelt of Eatonville, WA
  • 23 Pound halibut by Tyrel Douglas of Surrey, BC

July 2nd

  • 26 Pound Ling Cod by Henri Crevier of Nanaimo, BC
  • 70 Pound Halibut by Ron Watson of Maple Ridge, BC

Halibut fishing on Vancouver IslandJuly 3rd

  • 21 Pound Chinook by Judy Anderson of Port Alberni, BC

July 4th

  • 42 Pound Chinook by Lydia Peterson of Las Vegas, NV setting a new 2006 season record at the Canadian Princess. Who needs fireworks when you catchs slabs like that?

Congratulations all you fish of the day winners!

Salmon fishing is picking up offshore. Due to the range of the phytoplankton bloom — extending from the north end of Vancouver Island right down to Oregon — the salmon are staying offshore. This should dissipate soon and we have hopes that the salmon are moving closer to shore.

Ken Roberts
Marine Operations Manager

Salmon fishing on Vancouver Island