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Random thoughts, usually related to salmon fishing.

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Update — 2021 Salmon Fishing Regulations

The Latest Salmon Retention Regulations On July 6, 2021, DFO released Fishery Notice FN0650 which takes effect July 15, 2021 and deals with fishing areas on the east coast of northern Vancouver Island. For Areas 13 to 17 (which covers any areas we’d be fishing based out of Campbell River),…

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Chinook Salmon Fishing Regulations 2021

Chinook Salmon Regulations 2021 Starting May 14, 2021, we’re allowed to keep Chinook salmon in certain portions of Area 13 and Area 15.  Specifically, those sub-areas are 13-21 (roughly the first half of Bute Inlet), portions of sub-area 13-19 (Ramsay Arm), and portions of sub-areas 15-5 and 15-6 (Toba Inlet).…

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Whacking Day

Chinook Salmon Retention Starts July 15, 2020 Whacking Day is upon us.  July 15, 2020 will be the first day this summer that anglers are allowed to keep Chinook salmon in the bulk of Areas 13, 14 and 15. From July 15 until August 31, 2020, the limit is one…

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2020 Chinook Salmon Update

Fishery Notice 0565 As of June 19, 2020, DFO has implemented revised fishery measures to address at-risk Fraser River Chinook salmon populations.  Fishery Notice 0565 indicates that in areas 13 through 17 the following measures will apply: Now through July 14 — Chinook non-retention July 15 to August 31 —…

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Resuming Operations: COVID-19 Fishing Charter Update

We’re Fully Operational Outsider Charters Inc. is fully operational and taking bookings for the current season, from June through October 2020.  We’ve also changed our deposit policy so you don’t have to be worried about trip cancellations due to COVID-19.  Give us a call (1.250.800.0701) for details — we’re happy…

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2020 Fishing Regulations

2020 Fishing Regulations DFO has announced new interim regulations for the 2020-2021 fishing season, beginning April 1, 2020.  DFO has provided information to the effect that the 2020-2021 regulations will mirror the regulations introduced in 2019, which were implemented to address the concern for Fraser River Chinook salmon populations. DFO…

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Species of Pacific BC Salmon

Species of Pacific BC Salmon What makes Pacific BC salmon different from Atlantic salmon? When fishing for BC salmon, how do you tell a Chinook salmon from a Coho? What follows is a quick rundown of Pacific salmon basics.  The article focuses on life cycles of the various Pacific BC…

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