to the big city but far from the crowds, the Sunshine
Coast is a fishermanís paradise. If you'd describe
yourself as an avid fisherman, you really should check
out this area
during sport fishing season!Bordered
by snow covered Coastal Mountains, this protected
coastline stretches 175 Kilometers (105 Miles) along
the northeast shores of the Strait of Georgia, from
Howe Sound to Desolation Sound. Clean sparkling
Pacific waters, secluded sandy beaches, bays with Red
Cedar and Arbutus trees sprinkled along the coast
line. Canada Geese, Bald Eagles, Blue Herons and
Osprey share the sky and shore.
boast 14 more days of sunshine per year than HAWAII
with approximately 270 growing days per year. All of
this is only two hours by car and Ferry from Downtown
Vancouver, the picturesque, 40 minute ferry ride from
Horseshoe Bay to Langdale with the paved coastal
highway following the coast north.
area offers relatively protected waters for sport
fishing on Georgia Strait with Vancouver Island
protecting this area from the open sea, the numerous
islands also offer shelter, where you are not subject
to the high seas of the Pacific Ocean (no swells or
Sunshine Coast offers year round guided fishing for
Chinook Salmon at great resorts at such locations as
Secret Cove, Pender Harbour and Powell River. Feeder
Chinooks are present during the winter months and the
migratory Chinook start showing up late spring with
the best fishing from June to September.
are best from June to September, while the Northern
Coho are available from September to October. Pink and
Sockeye go bye from mid August to Mid September and
Chum Salmon from September thru October.
big attraction to the anglers is the bottom fish
fishery, Large Red Snappers (Yellow Eye), Ling Cod,
Rock Cod, Flounder and Tommy Cod. Most of these
species are open year round with only Ling Cod being
closed from October to May.
the Seafood specialists the Prawning and Crabbing is
excellent year round all along the Sunshine Coast.
to the Secret Cove and Pender Harbour area, Mooching
is the way most of the guides and local anglers fish
for these tail-walking Salmon.
of the fishing is done from larger charter yachts from
26ft. to 40ft.
Salmon fishing techniques are quite different, not
using a Cut plug or trolling for the Salmon, we Mooch,
this means we locate the schooling bait fish off reefs
and kelp beds with sounders and anchor the vessel over
the bait fish and use live herring, the natural food
for the Salmon.
with long limber 10ft salmon rods, a single-action
graphite fishing reel, a 3 ounce weight, about 8ft of
light leader and a single #10 treble hook in the nose
of the live herring. Fishing anchored we are able to
fish from 4 to 7 rods around the vessel at different
depths from the bottom to the surface. Live bait is
available at most Marinas from Gibsons to Pender
offers a natural light tackle fishing method for the
Salmon and is a fun way to fish for these powerful
fishing spots include Halfmoon Bay, Buccaneer Bay,
Secret Cove, Lasquiti Island, Texada Island, Seal
Reef, Bejji Shoals, Bargain Harbour, A Frame and
Quarry Bay ... just to name a few.
planning your next saltwater fishing trip, this region
is arguably one of the best light tackle Salmon
fishing destinations in British Columbia. The season
never ends it just gets better at certain times.
any further information on this area contact:
Fred Kuzyk of Coho Sports 604
435-7333 or E Mail : email@example.com
by our web Site at: http://www.cohosports.ca
our Free Salmon Fishing draw for a 3 Day 2 Night
fishing trip to Secret Cove