PORT ALBERNI INLET FISHING REPORT

Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Sockeye Season Opens For Sport Anglers in the Alberni Inlet
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SPECIES RATING BEST TIDE BEST TIME OF DAY BEST DEPTHS(ft)
Sockeye Salmon to 7 lbs GREAT N/A Mid Morning 30 to 50
Not Targeted: Chinook Salmon, Chum Salmon, Coho Salmon
A great surprise was gifted to anglers who enjoy getting out on the water in the Alberni Inlet and sport fish for Sockeye salmon. The forecasts for returning Sockeye to the Somass River were about one hundred and seventy thousand pieces. By early last week that number and more had already escaped into the two large local Lakes. Over two hundred and twenty-five thousand Sockeye have already made it through the counters as they make their way to Sproat and Great Central Lakes where they will sit until the fall until the local streams and creeks fill up with water. Surprisingly the Somass River and Alberni Inlet water is warming up. Only a week ago the morning temperature of the waters surface was sixty-two and sixty-three degrees F. The last few mornings with the warm sun up very early the surface temperature has been sixty-eight and sixty-nine degrees F. As the water warms in the inlet and the Somass River the Sockeye migration will slow down and the Sockeye gradually school in good numbers. This process actually began late last week and on Saturday the first of July many individuals took advantage of Sockeye Sport Fishing actually opening. That first morning and the three mornings following the fishing has been excellent with most anglers catching Limits. The limit per person is currently set at two per day. The Best Sockeye fishing has been from Cous Creek down to the Narrows. Some of the best fishing has been right in front of the slide. The fish have been shallow. They are in thirty to fifty feet of water. Most of the conventional gear has been working. Leaders from eighteen to twenty-six inches behind bronze and purple, purple haze, green plaid and green glow flashers have been working. The best lures have been the pink and black, pink and blue and the bubble gum mp hootchies. More updates will be given as we get into the end of the current week. If the numbers continue to increase than there may very well be an increase in daily limits. For more information call Doug at 250 724 2502. Also organize your Sockeye trip and possible accommodation package.
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Slivers Charters Salmon Sport Fishing is a salmon (sockeye, coho, chinook) halibut charter business located in Port Alberni, British Columbia. Slivers Charters Salmon Sport Fishing will guide you to large schools of sockeye, chinook, and coho as well as plentiful stocks of halibut on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island.
Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
[Contact] Doug Lindores
[ph] (250) 724-2502
[cell] (250) 731-7389
dlindy@shaw.ca
http://www.catchsalmon-ca.com
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