Fishing forum > Coho Beach Fishery , Vancouver Island

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The water levels in most east coast Vancouver Island rivers and streams are now high enough to allow passage to the returning salmon stocks of 2004. With the fall rains triggering one of natures true spectacles, the reproductive cycle of the Pacific Salmon, anglers are preparing for what most call the best time of the year. The Coho beach fishery has begun in earnest with some nice early returns showing along the shoreline from the Oyster River all the way to Nile Creek. This fishery is within easy reach for most that can cast a lure or those that have mastered the fly rod. Pontoon boats, float tubes and small boats will give you an advantage over shore casting as there are days when the fish seem to be just outside your casting range. These small craft are not as expensive as one might think and can turn this hobby into a full time obsession once you experience the local shoreline from just above water level. The Coho can be extremely aggressive or can have the most experienced angler frustrated beyond belief, but that is what makes angling so intense for the thousands who venture out in pursuit of these amazing fish. The fish be jumping all around you and not hit any lure of fly you toss at them, then as the hours slip past, out of nowhere comes the one you have been waiting for all day long. Once on the hook with light tackle, Coho can give any angler fits with their long runs and countless jumps, it is what we wait all year for. Keeping one of these feisty fish on the line with barb-less hooks is another story, just when you think you have the fish under control, they always seem to have one more run or twist to show you. A reminder that ONLY HATCHERY COHO can be retained, and always look to see if the Adipose Fin has been removed before beaching or netting your catch as this is extremely stressful on any fish. This will help preserve our wild Coho stocks. Get outdoors and enjoy this world-class fishery that is the envy of anglers from around the world.

For angling info or charters call G&M Fishing Charters at 1-800-577-6966 or 250-954-6500 email info@fishingbc.ca website www.fishingbc.ca
The Yak

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