For many Island anglers, the gear has been put away for the winter but weather plays a big part of getting out for a quick spin and get back in with a winter spring. Last week, the salmon reports from the Victoria area were slow fishing with undersize springs a-plenty in water anywhere from 100 to 150 feet. I know a family from Victoria is here in Campbell River for the Christmas holidays and will be doing a day trip with a local fishing guide.
Already a number of fish are coming in ranging from 20 to 23 pounds and those willing to get out a few hours will be rewarded. The locals who fish here in Discovery Passage Area 13 know how to fish the right tides with the right bait and limit out. Water taxi drivers have been out and about and, yes, debris is out there. On the sunny, clear days the glare off the water can be a challenge even wearing sunglasses.
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