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13
Jul

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 Chinook per day with a...
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20
Jun

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 — 1 Chinook per day, 80...
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01
Jun

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 to get you whatever information...
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Adipose Chinook Salmon Release
31
Mar

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 plans a technical review of...
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21
Mar

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and BC Salmon Fishing Charters

The New Reality Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now part of everyone’s new reality. Because it’s still relatively fresh in North America, the threat of COVID-19 may seem abstract, but as the confirmed cases grow and we see the effects in our own communities it becomes more personal and a lot more real. We’ve already seen the...
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BC Chinook Salmon Fishing
24
Jan

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 salmon species and how to...
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Close up of chinook salmon
10
Jun

Chinook Salmon Retention July 15, 2019

As of July 15th, anglers are able to keep one Chinook salmon per day in Johnstone Strait and the Northern Strait of Georgia. That will run until the end of August, and then it’s two per day from August 30th to the end of the year. This will be a welcome change from the non-retention...
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Man releases chinook salmon
03
Jun

Sport Fishing, Catch & Release, and the New Salmon Fishing Regulations

Fishing Remains Open Let’s start with the reminder that Chinook salmon fishing is still open.  And there’s some great fishing out there right now.  Yes, it’s catch and release until July 15, but there was never any fishing closure.  That seems to be a common misunderstanding. Sport Fishing For Chinook Salmon Sport fishing is what...
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Chinook salmon in net near Campbell River, BC
27
May

Conservation & Salmon Fishing in the Wake of the New Regulations

Vancouver Island fishing charters, especially those on the east coast of the island, will be faced with new practices until July 15 of this year.  While Chinook fishing remains open, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has mandated non-retention of Chinook salmon until that time. Conservation is not a new concept.  Just as it has...
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Closeup of chinook salmon face
20
May

New Chinook Salmon Fishing BC Regulations 2019

New Regulations As you probably know, the DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) made certain changes to the regulations in 2019 regarding the number of Chinook salmon recreational anglers can keep, and when. The rules are different in various areas around Vancouver Island and along the BC coast.  In the areas we mainly fish around...
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