Many will troll right alongside Beg Island and to the Red Can. Anchovy in a Glow army truck, purple haze, or green haze Rhys Davis teaser head with six feet of leader behind a purple and gold or a green and gold hotspot flasher are most often the best producers. The Somass Sockeye in-season stock assessment program will be in place in 2020. In the early part of the season, many anglers will use anchovy in various teaser head colors. If fishing on the troll in Barkley Sound with hootchies, fish in deeper water from 100 to 140 feet with a leader of 40 to 44 inches behind a green glow or a chartreuse hotspot flasher. This is great news for the many anglers who enjoy coming to the Alberni area and fishing the pristine waters of the Alberni Inlet and Barkley Sound, hoping to land the largest salmon during the derby, which will take place Saturday, September 5 through Monday September 7. This is the time of year that some of the larger halibut are landed. The Somass Sockeye run size was confirmed at 250,000 at this run size fisheries will open this week for First Nations, recreational, and Area D Gillnet. Anchovy teaser head colors that work well are Green Haze, Glow Army Truck, Herring Aid, and Cop Car. With the new fishing regulations, all sport fishing for Chinook salmon must stay inside the surfline of Barkley Sound until July 15. The peak run timing is the first week of July, so we encourage anyone interested in a Sockeye Salmon fishing charter to target those times. Some have fished Dog Mountain and just up from the Ski Club but success rates have been minimal. Port Alberni Sockeye fishing has begun with the First Nations netting sockeye in the Somas River. The winter weather on the West Coast and inland Vancouver Island has been “stormy”. For anglers the fishing for Chinook up to thirty pounds can be first class sport fishing. Once the calendar changes into the prominent month of June, things change dramatically. The West Coast Vancouver Island returns of Chinook and Coho salmon in 2019 are expected to be historically “very high”. Some of the best gear to use is three-and-a-half and four-inch coyote spoons in green and blue nickel, green glow and Irish cream. Cedar 12K - February 9. Great dates and prices available if you book before the new year. The City of Port Alberni and Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot are excited to partner on the business façade improvement project. The AORL 12, Purple Haze, Army Truck, and Spatter Back Green hootchies are also excellent choices. The sockeye smolts leave Sproat and Great Central Lakes and travel out through the Somass River. The Bamfield Wall, Sanford, the Trevor Channel Whistle Buoy, Vernon Bay, Mayne Bay, Swale Rock and the Canoe Pass area have all had some great feeder Chinook fishing days. Find out what’s working and what’s not when fishing in the Port Alberni area on Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim. In 2016 a 52-pound Chinook took top honors. Pill Point, Swale Rock, Gilbraltor, Assets, Wittlestone, and the Bamfield Wall are all hotspots during the first half of September in Barkley Sound. 2020 Bulldogs Summer Identification Camp: August 14th-16th -Port Alberni, BC. The salmon are in shallower water in September. Trout fishing (rainbow and cutthroat) in Sproat and Great Central Lakes is very productive during the spring. With this in mind, and the combination of coho and Chinook salmon travelling the coastline of Vancouver Island, the opportunity for sport fishing in July is endless. Spring and summer are coming and when finally arriving we can expect the weather conditions to improve and allow for some productive days out on the water. Harriers Pioneer 8K - January 12. The sport fishery in August and into September is expected to be very good in 2018. ... See what’s new in the Port Alberni business community Impaired Island driver flees road check twice on the same night. The Bamfield Wall down to Poett Nook and out to Cape Beale and Wittlestone are often hotspots as returns of salmon going to the Sarita River, Nit Nat, and Robertson Creek make the area a highway of salmon in August. The fish headed to the Somass River, Sarita River, and Nitnat will often hold from Whittlestone to Poett Nook, gorging themselves on baitfish as they await fall rain before migrating to their final destination. Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8J9. Hub City Fisheries has parked a vessel for loading the fresh sockeye at … Cedar 12K - March 3. Bait is often a favourite choice with anchovy in a green haze, purple haze or chartreuse Rhys Davis Teaser Head with six feet of leader behind a glow hotspot flasher or various UV patterns. Port Alberni Paper Chase - March 8. Some might say the decision has already been made, seeing as the World Fishing Network crowned Port Alberni “Canada’s Ultimate Fishing Town” in 2010. 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