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I live in Victoria
I just moved here, and was wondering if anybody know a good places to fish
I've been to couple of places at night But I didn't catch anything
Anybody know a good place??
What time should I be there??


Lake or salt? Trout, Salmon or Bass?

I've been to beaver lake to catch some trouts but had no luck
I don't mind if its salt or lake
I'm just looking to fish anything anywhere for fun

But I have no boat, is that problem?

for fresh water hit Elk lake, fish powerbait from the fishing pier on the far side (Green Glitter was good a few weeks ago but it seems to be moving toward the yellows and chartreus now) or worms, spinners, or what-have-you from the trail that winds around the lake on the highway side. Early morning or late evening are best, species in elk are Rainbow, Cutts, Browns, Smallmouth bass, Perch, and I've even seen a couple carp taken out of there. If Elk aint your thing, walk the trail around Thetis lake until you hit the back of the lake for some pretty good trout and explosive bass action, and maybe a surprise or two (like when my cousin pulled up one damn ugly catfish two weeks ago!). Other southern region lakes you may want to try are Langford lake (powerbait is good here) and Prospect Lake (but don't eat anything you take out of Prospect).

For saltwater you can usually get some decent action off the breakwater (outside at the first and second bends and the end, inside at the final bend) for bottom fish and the occaisional salmon, try Cormorant point late evening in Aug./Sept. for good salmon fishing (the silver and blue Koho spoon works great here, as well as the all silver Gibbs minnow), and Ten Mile Point for salmon and great bottom fish action (but ten mile drops off like a mother so make sure your long-strung with line, I've known people who've been stripped out by some of the giant lings that live at Ten Mile) for Ten Mile Point octopus or a big jumble of pile worms work great for the bottom fish (you can grab pile worms off the piers in from of the Empress hotel) and stick with the reliables (ie. Gibbs Minnow, Buzz Bomb, etc.) for the non bottom huggers.

For local area reports check out this site:

they usually update the report mondays, or listen to the Q around 8:45am saturdays or the Saturday Times Colonist, as the reports are on the radio and in the paper before they hit the website.

Hope this info helps, anything else feel free to drop me a line at

Tight lines and silver smiles


THank you so much for the information!

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