This is the years of the kids catching the big ones.
Last month we had a 10 year old Emma Turner with a 36.1 lb ling cod. This month we have another young lady, Kelly Hebner from Ontario, with a 23.4 pound Chinook. And another big ling cod of 34.4 pounds was caught By Jacopo Sandona.
The Cohos are starting to show up off the west coast now and should last till early September. Halibut in the last week have been averaging 25 lbs., with some well into the 30s. Hali numbers are picking up. Chinook sizes are also climbing upward as the season progresses.
The Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby has a 35 lb. 2 oz. Spring currently in the lead, caught by Dale Knoll.
All in all a great time to come fishing.
~ Dave Martin
Marine Operation Manager, Canadian Princess Resort