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October 28, 2018

Sooke saltwater fishing has slowed down and shifted gears from the big Chinook and Coho of the summer season to the smaller winter Chinook and Halibut fishing. The winter Chinook salmon can usually be found near the harbour mouth in 120 to 160ft of water trolling anchovy, spoons or hootchies very close to the bottom. Halibut in Sooke are most often caught by anchoring the boat deeper in 180 to 350ft of water presenting Herring, Mackeral, Octopus or Squid on a spreader bar system. A new development in our area has been the unexpected showing of Alaskan Black Cod or Sable fish. Anglers have been catching these tasty Cod while out Halibut fishing for a few weeks now, and in our area licensed anglers are allowed 4 of these Cod per person. There is no way of knowing how long these fish will be in the area. Please check regulations before going out fishing.

Tight Lines,

Ron



October 30, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished for myself today looking for Halibut or Black Cod/Sable fish, the weather was calm and clear and sunny. Very little current so I decided to drift near a favourite pinnacle. Landed a very nice sized Sole, but no Halibut. TOP


October 24, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Julian,his grandson Marco, and his brother for Halibut. Again the Black Cod/Sable fish were around and Julian soon became an expert at hooking them up. We found it best to reel hard as soon as you see the rod tip nibble, otherwise they were stealing our bait.The crew landed 11 of the Cod in total. 2 Nice Dungeness Crabs in the traps on the way in. We saw lots of Humpback Whales feeding around us during the day of fishing. TOP


October 23, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Susan and her crew for Halibut today. The Black Cod/Sable fish were heavy in the area again, releasing the small ones, we were still able to land the crew's limit of 16 Cod. Great productive day of fishing, had to clean and fillet onboard during the trip to avoid too much time spent at the cleaning station. TOP


October 18, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with returning guest Mark visiting from Washington State. Mark had success on past Halibut trips in November but decided to fish a little earlier this season. We started to catch Black Cod or Sable fish, which are not really normally seen at this size in this depth of water in Sooke. Allowed limit of 4 per person per day, we landed 5, and I took one home. This is a great table eating or smoking fish which we had never caught here before. TOP


October 05, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with returning guests Dave and Doug for Coho salmon. Had 2 or 3 good strikes early morning just out of the Harbour Mouth which we missed. Then quiet for the morning. Hit one on the way in near the entrance to the harbour. Wet and raining hard most of the morning. TOP


October 04, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Beautiful calm sunny morning fishing Coho in Sooke with Jamie and Owen. Trolling pink bubble gum squirts at 75/85ft on the downrigger. Landed 2 wilds, played a few others. TOP


October 03, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Greg and Mark today for Halibut. Didn't get any action on the Hali's, did pull a couple of nice Dungeness Crabs out of the traps on the way in. Have not had alot of Crab in the harbour lately, so this may be a good sign. TOP


September 29, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Matt, Keal and Alex today for Coho salmon. Trolled the harbour mouth and Secretary Island, getting into fish later in the morning. The boys were trolling a little deeper at 80/90ft on the downriggers with the pink hootchies, landing 2 nice winter feeder Chinook, 1 at around 10lbs and 2 hatchery Coho. Great day fishing off the island. TOP


September 27, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Joe, Cheryl, and their daughter Missi for Coho salmon off the Sooke harbour mouth for a full day of fishing. Sunny morning we trolled the pink bubblegum squirts behind bright green flashers and started to get good strikes after a few hours of looking in the deep 540ft waters off Sooke harbour. Missi landed 2 large male hatchery Coho and released a few more,these were the largest Coho I had seen this season, fun day. TOP


September 21, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Mike L. and his guests from the Southern USA for Coho salmon this morning. Slow for strikes until about 10:30am. Had some hits that didn't hook up and released a couple of wild Coho, keeping one hatchery Coho for dinner. We were trolling pink bubble gum coloured squirts (small hootchies) at 70 to 90ft on the downrigger. TOP


September 19, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Debbie and Mike celebrating 35 years together. Released many wild Coho and landed 3 hatchery Coho and 1 Sockeye salmon today. Great sunny flat day trolling Gibbs Bon Chovy spoon and small pink bubble gum squirt behind bright green flashers. TOP


September 17, 2018 Morning Charter with Mike
Randy and his crew fished with Mike aboard 2Reel2 for the morning. Clear day, lots of sunshine they trolled the area infront of the harbour mouth in 300 to 400ft of water. Mike got this group into some nice Springs and Coho including a good Chinook in the 10 to 12lb range. Nice work guys! TOP


September 16, 2018 Full Day Charter with Mike
Mike took out Simon and his crew staying at Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina for a day of salmon fishing. Trolling glow/white/green spoons at 55/65ft on the downrigger out front of sooke harbour in 250ft of water, they got into Springs and Coho. They landed 2 nice Chinooks and 2 hatchery Coho salmon. Great job guys! TOP


September 15, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Zion and Simon and their crew with both boats today for a bachelor party staying at Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina. Had 7 guys on the boats in total and landed 9 fish between the 2 boats. We were into a mix of small winter feeder Spring and Coho salmon. Great fun with this group from the Calgary area. TOP


September 14, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Hans,George and John, for Coho this morning. Trolled South out into about 550ft of water with the gear at 60/70ft on the downriggers. On our first turn around we got into a double header on Sockeye! The guys landed both. We had one more hatchery Coho we could take and a couple of wild Coho we had to release. TOP


September 07, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Claus,Greg,Reid and Braydon whom were picked up off the Prestige Hotel dock. Fished off Secretary Island this morning, hooked into a couple of nice Coho on the Gibbs Bon Chovy spoon which did not make it into the boat. Calm overcast morning, running the gear at 70/80ft on the downriggers. We did land one small Spring on a pink hootchy that we could take home. TOP


September 06, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fishing again with Peter and John for Coho salmon this morning. Picked the guys from the Prestige Hotel dock, where they were staying, and headed back out to Secretary Island. Nice calm sunny day again, playing lots of wild Coho to the boat for release, landed one winter Spring and 3 nice fat Coho to take home. Great productive morning on the boat for the boys. TOP


September 05, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with John and Peter for Coho off the Southern tip of Secretary Island. These two fishing buddies booked a day and a half of salmon fishing and got into some nice Coho landing a couple of hatchery salmon. Coho salmon are 2 hatchery salmon per day per licence in our area until October 1st. We were trolling a pink hootchy on one side and a 4" Gibbs Bon Chovy spoon on the other at 60/70ft on the downrigger. TOP


September 04, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Willy and his wife Laura for Rock Cod and Spring salmon this morning. Trolling slow near the Sooke Bluffs with glow hootchies and green flashers in 80ft of water with the gear at 80ft we got our limit of Rock Fish first. Pulled the gear and ran to the East side of Otter Point, Willy got to play and land a Spring salmon on the Seafour Lures green anchovy. TOP


September 01, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with father and son Mark and Matt for Spring salmon at Otter Point. Clear sunny morning we trolled a Seafour Lures green anchovy behind a Kinetic flasher at 80ft on the downrigger in 100ft of water. Morning was quiet until noon when we had 2 good Springs hit and come into the boat within 20 minutes of each other. TOP


August 31, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with returning guest Bob and his friend Markus visiting from Germany. Trolled Otter Point and found a beauty Spring salmon at 80ft on the downrigger in 115ft of water on the East side of the Point, close to noon. Tide was going out, and this was shortly before the low tide change. This salmon took a Gibbs "Bon Chovy" spoon, weather was sunny, calm winds and flat water. TOP


August 30, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Gerry and Martin again for their second salmon trip this week. The guys had booked 2 half days for Spring salmon fishing. Landed this one at the noon bite at Otter Point in 60ft of water with the gear at 45ft on the downrigger. The Spring salmon hit the Gibbs "Bon Chovy" spoon behind a "Twisted Sister" flasher. TOP


August 29, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Rob and his kids Cali and Jackson today for a full day trip at Otter Point. Some wind but the water stayed flat, cool conditions. Played 5 or 6 Springs that didn't make it to the boat. But picked up a Spring salmon we could land near the end of the trip. Great day spent with a Dad showing his kids some Spring salmon fishing. TOP


August 28, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Gerry and Martin for Spring salmon at Otter Point on a beauty sunny flat calm morning. Landed one Spring early and another later during the noon time flooding tide. Springs were taken on Gibbs Bon Chovy 4" spoon trolled at 60/70ft on the downrigger. The guys had booked 2 half days this week...more later. TOP


August 24, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Adam and Issaac, their Dad Mark and Auntie Sheila for Spring salmon at Otter Point. Started the morning dropping Crab traps and trolling up our limit of Rock Cod. Good bite came on early afternoon, landed one on the Seafour Lures green anchovy lure. Boys landed their first Spring salmon. Pulled some Crabs out of the traps on the way in to top things off. TOP


August 21, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Full day charter for returning guest John and his friends Al, Devon and David, a couple of which had never fished for salmon before. Trolling at Otter Point the bite came on and the boys got some practice playing some Springs to about 13lbs. We were trolling a Pink squirt/hootchie and a Pesca "Clupea" spoon, landing 4 Springs and 2 Sockeye for the day. TOP


August 19, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with returning guest Carl and his brothers Rob and Eric out front of Sooke harbour, Possession Point area. Slow but for a couple of smaller Spring salmon taken on spoons at 60ft on the downrigger. Pulled one Red Rock Crab out of the traps on the way into the dock. TOP


August 18, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with returning guest Tyler, and his friends Jason and Brian out front of Sooke harbour at Possession point. Hit one nice Spring salmon at 60ft on the downrigger trolling a Pesca blue and glow spoon called "Clupea" mid morning. Great calm water and lots of Sooke sunshine. TOP


August 17, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Don and his crew again from the 15th, a couple more nice sockeye for our efforts on a shorter half day trip. Starting at 6am we fished until noon. TOP


August 15, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with returning guests Don, Candice and Andy for Sockeye salmon today. Trolling straight out from the harbour mouth South to 500ft of water. Had good action on small pink squirts trolled at 50/60ft on the downriggers behind green flashers. By winding the reel while still in the rod holder to get the fish tight on the line we were able to land 9 Sockeye and 1 small Spring salmon. TOP


August 14, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Don and Mazel from Sooke for Spring and Sockeye salmon this morning, picking them up from their own dock in the Sooke basin. Running bubble gum pink hootchies and green flashers for the Sockeye. By reeling the line in quickly while the rod was still in the holder we were able to land almost every Sockeye that hit the gear. We trolled out to 500ft and back again, and later picked up a couple nice Springs at Possession Point by trolling spoons at 60/70ft on the downrigger in 80ft of water infront of the harbour mouth. TOP


August 14, 2018 Afternoon Charter with Ron
Fished with Jock and Brenda for a short late afternoon trip for Spring salmon at Otter Point. Picked this couple up at the Prestige Hotel dock. Strong incoming tide, lots of boats and lots of fish. This couple had never salmon fished and were soon into a double header on good Chinook salmon within minutes of dropping the gear. Salmon were being caught all around us as well. We stayed for one more Chinook and called it a day. We were trolling green and white spoons in the quick current at 60/70ft on the downrigger off of Otter Point. TOP


August 12, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Doug and his crew from DMP Construction Management out of the Calgary area for 2 Days for salmon. Incoming tide off Otter Point for 2REEL and the Bluffs for 2REEL2 in the early afternoon was hot trolling spoons shallow at 45/50ft on the downriggers in 60ft of water. 7 Spring/Chinook and a Sockeye between the 2 boats. Great weekend fishing salmon with these repeat guests. TOP


August 10, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished for a half day with Adison and her father Wade, from Houston Texas, for Sockeye salmon. The sockeye were hit and miss today, we landed one really nice one which was Adison's first fish ever. She had an amazing morning landing a big salmon, learning all kinds of things about the ocean and the boat, having a short nap in the cuddy cabin. TOP


August 09, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Tom and his crew for Cod,salmon,and Crab with both boats today. Trolling for Cod off the Bluffs with glow hootchies we found some Rock fish and then carried on to Possession Point to land some salmon for Tom and his 4 brothers. Picked up Crabs out of the traps on the way in, lots of Red Rock, not many Dungeness Crabs around right now. Back at the dock the rest of the family was happy to see that they had some great variety for a planned family feast. TOP


August 08, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with my nephew Steven and his son from the mainland today. He and Lukas played all of the Sockeye salmon this morning landing 7 on small Bubble Gum pink coloured squirts trolled on short leaders behind green/silver flashers, attached close (10ft) to the downrigger ball. The boys reeled some line in, when the fish bit, before pulling the rod out of the holder,this increased our landing of the fish by at least 50%. Flat calm, sunny day on the water. TOP


August 06, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Last day of salmon fishing with Doug and Kathleen we got into a good bite at Otter Point. Kathleen enjoyed using the new Peetz Banshee GS5 artist conception reel saying how smooth and easy the return of line was on it. We limited out on big Springs and Sockeye, another great trip with this great couple. We were trolling Pesca and Gibbs green/white/glow and blue/purple/glow colored spoons at 45/50ft on the downriggers in 50/60ft of water. TOP


August 04, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fishing with Doug and Kathleen from the Calgary area for 3 days of salmon fun! Doug started off the weekend with a Spring he landed trolling spoons in 50ft of water with the gear at 40ft on the downrigger. We had tickets in the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society Derby where Kathleen weighed in a 17lb Chinook which took 2nd place in the women's catagory for the weekend. TOP


August 03, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Bob and his grandsons (Payton and Brody) and friend Matt. Otter Point was good this morning with the boys getting into lots of Spring salmon, landing 6. Matt from the Red Deer area, getting his first ever. The bites came on mid morning and early in the afternoon. Trolling green/white/glow and blue/purple/glow spoons behind bright green flashers. TOP


August 01, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Matt and Simon from the Calgary area for Cod and salmon, trolling glow hootchies infront of the Sooke Bluffs first thing to get the Cod. Next we trolled to the Trap Shack and got into 3 large Spring salmon landing 2 of them, the first salmon these 2 guys had ever caught. Also pulled some Crabs out of the traps on our way in. TOP


July 31, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with returning guests Dan and Don for 2 days for salmon Cod and Crab. First day losing 2 nice Springs to seals in the Trap Shack. Today day 2, Don picked up the rod first thing off the Bluffs with what he thought was a Cod ended up being a nice Spring salmon. Got our Cod and some nice Crab too. TOP


July 28, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Michael and his visitors Wayne and Libby for Spring salmon out front of Sooke harbour. We didn't have any action and didn't see anyone catch much while we were trolling around Possession Point for hours. Bit of a bite came on later mid afternoon when Wayne landed this beauty at 70ft on the downrigger. This group had both boats out, 2Reel2 also landed 1 smaller Spring. TOP


July 27, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Day 2 fishing with Darryl and son Colby, getting into big Springs again at Otter Point. Under sunny skies and flat calm water we trolled the shallows in the morning, moving into slightly deeper water in the later morning/afternoon. Landing a really nice Chinook for Darryl. TOP


July 26, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Colby and his Dad Darryl for Spring salmon at Otter Point. Foggy and Sunny at the point, trolling Peetz Hookum spoon (chartruese/glow) at 50ft on the downrigger in 70ft of water. Had seven big Springs get on the gear, the boys landed their limit on this full day trip. TOP


July 21, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished East side of Otter Point with Richard and Bernadette from Seafour Lures in Ontario. Richard landed a nice Spring at low tide change just East of the point, we could see bait fish jumping just outside the Bullkelp bed. Flat clam sunny day, started out front of Sooke harbour and trolled up to Otter. Richard caught the fish on his own Seafour Lure, check them out. TOP


July 17, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Jan and Manuel visiting the area from Germany. Trolled Pesca green and white and blue and white spoons out front of Sooke Harbour mouth and Possession Point. Trolling the gear at 60ft on the downrigger in 80ft of water got the boys into a good Chinook each for the morning, their first ever Pacific salmon. TOP


July 13, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished Possession Point and Secretary Island for Spring salmon with Craig and Shaun from Grand Prairie and Sooke. Flat water,lots of sunshine and some Chinooks made for a good trip for returning guest Shaun and his friend, who landed a nice Spring off Possession at 73ft on the downrigger. TOP


July 11, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with 13 year old Evan, Kim and Dad Stephan from the Ontario area for Spring salmon. Evans' first time salmon fishing, we trolled off Secretary Island. Lots of small "shaker" salmon we had to release, headed back into Possession Point for an hour or 2 finding more smaller salmon. Finally with 15 minutes left in the trip we had a nice Spring pull the gear off the downrigger set at 95ft. TOP


July 10, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Sooke locals Lori and Bob today off Secretary Island, where we saw Humpback whales early morning. Sunny morning with low winds, lots of smaller Spring salmon around. We landed 3 we could keep, a small Cod, and a bunch of Red Rock Crabs which Lori had not tried before. TOP


July 09, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Astrid and Marc, wife and husband couple from Quebec for Spring salmon off Secretary Island. First time fishing on the saltwater. Started the morning hitting large Chinooks on the first pass, lots of action on at least 6 big salmon. Landed 1 to take home. Great morning trolling the reef at Secretary with the gear at 90/100fton the downrigger. TOP


July 07, 2018 Morning Charter with Mike
Fished with Tony and his group which booked both boats for salmon fishing which we did off Secretary Island. Both boats were into the Springs landing 7 all together, with 3 pretty good ones pictured. Found that the salmon continued bite throughout the day, slowing down somewhat for the afternoon. TOP


July 06, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Hugh and his Daughters Shelley and Natasha at Secretary Island this morning. Ran West to East trolls across the reef on the South side of the Island with the gear at 80/90ft on the downrigger. The family landed 3 Springs on Peetz Hookum and Gibbs Bon Chovy spoons, great sunny weather, low fishing traffic at this great spot. TOP


July 05, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Both boats out today for full day trips, fishing with Sal and Bo friends from Victoria and Vancouver, first time fishing for salmon. Trolled for Chinooks at Otter Point with the gear at 75/85ft on the downrigger. In coming tide brought it on for us, landing 3 Springs and a good Dungeness Crab, nice sunny day, wind coming up in the afternoon. TOP


July 05, 2018 Full Day Charter with Mike
Mike fished aboard 2REEL2 with guests Bob, Sam, Suzy and Chris at Otter Point for Chinook salmon, with the gear at 63/73ft on the downrigger in 90 to 130ft of water. Trolling Pesca spoons behind Gibbs Bon Chovy and Madi flashers on the East side of Otter Point. First 3 or 4 Chinooks came in the first 2 or 3 passes, very early in the day. Tried Halibut fishing in the afternoon, 4 Dog Fish no Halibut.Pulled 4 Red Rock Crabs out of the traps. TOP


July 03, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with good friend and business associate Todd for Spring salmon and Crab early morning Possession Point. Using our new artist conception "Banshee GS5" Peetz reel and chartruese/glow Hookum spoon, Todd and I landed 3 Springs and some great Crabs for his family. Fished from 5am to 8am, as I needed to work in the store today. TOP


July 01, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Another early morning 5am start with good friend Neil, trolling for Spring salmon out front near Possession Point. Part of our Canada Day celebrations, putting salmon in our freezers, we landed this nice Spring on the glow hootchy again behind a Gibbs Bon Chovy flasher at 55ft on the downrigger. Calm morning sunny with a little misty fog. TOP


June 30, 2018 Morning Charter with Mike
Fished with 2REEL2 skipper Mike and our buddy Neil late afternoon at Possession Point. Wind up slightly, but the water was calm. Mike landed his personal best Chinook for the last couple of years at 63ft on the downrigger trolling a Pesca spoon behind a Gibbs Delta Tackle Madi flasher. Nice one Mike, happy Canada Day weekend. TOP


June 30, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished early morning 5am Possession Point with my father in law Henry. Using an old lesson learned along time ago, we trolled a glow hootchy at 60ft on the downrigger for our first pass. Henry was out of his seat playing a nice Chinook salmon before I could get the second set of gear down. Great fish harvested for family with family,happy Canada Day weekend! TOP


June 29, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Canada Day weekend celebrations started today with a solo trip out front of Sooke Harbour trolling for salmon. I had the gear at 65/75ft on the downrigger trolling green/glow spoons behind bright green flashers like the Gibbs Bon Chovy and No Bananas. This also marked the first day we could keep wild Spring salmon up to 85cm. Nailed a good one mid harbour mouth, mid morning. TOP


June 28, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Carl and crew early this morning at Possession Point, first pass produced a nice Chinook for Carl at 60ft on the downrigger. We rigged a glow hootchy behind a green flasher as it was definatly low light conditions. Saw some other fish caught early on other boats as well. TOP


June 27, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fishing with John and crew off Otter Point today, sunny skies and calm water turned choppy as the day went on. Slow morning the bite came on in the afternoon. The flooding tide at Otter was back and full of big Springs, we had to release one and lost 3 or 4 others. Action packed afternoon. TOP


June 22, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with 2 young brothers from Isreal, Boaz and Yehuda for Spring salmon at Possession Point. Exciting morning with 3 nice Spring salmon hitting the gear hard. We landed the first 1 which was Boaz's first ever salmon. Trolling the gear at 60ft on the downrigger with green and white spoons and bright green flashers we hit 2 other salmon that didn't stay on. We saw other boats getting into fish as well. Trolled over to the Bluffs and picked up 3 Rock Cod before heading in. TOP


June 20, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
2Reel2 skipper Mike fished with Dave and Simone and their crew for salmon and Cod landing a beautiful salmon while jigging for Cod off the Sooke Bluffs in 80ft of water. They also took home some nice Rock Cod and an anchor that got stuck on one of their jigs. TOP


June 19, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Hanna, Ralph and Pam for Spring salmon at Otter Point this morning. Windy start to the morning, calming out around 11am. Very slow for Springs, went over to the Bluffs area and trolled up some Cod and pulled some Crabs out of the traps on the way in. Cod fishing was done by trolling spoons in 80ft of water with the gear at 75ft, we had 3 Cod in 2 or 3 passes. TOP


June 18, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Terrence, William, Buddy and Robert were out from Washington and Oregon states for a day of salmon fishing in the Trap Shack. Lost one big Spring salmon in the kelp, went right in after it, but it gave us the slip in a big kelp ball. The boys ended up with some Cod and Crabs for their efforts. TOP


June 16, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished this morning with Tyler, Chloe and Tammy from Winnipeg, for Spring salmon at the Trap Shack. Tyler landed the first one after about an hour at 115ft on the downrigger right off the reef. The girls had their chance around 11:30am on a double header off O'Brien Point at the West end of the Trap Shack. We were using Peetz Outdoors Hookum spoons and Gibbs Delta No Bananas and Bon Chovy flashers. TOP


June 15, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Tim from Colorado this morning for Spring salmon at Otter Point. Picked this one up before the low tide change on a Peetz Outdoors Moon Glow Hookum spoon on the East side of the reef. TOP


June 12, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with returning guests Fred and Sally from Washington State this morning for a half day of Salmon. This was the first morning in a long time we have seen the South Resident Killer Whales in our area feeding. We hooked into a nice Chinook while some large male whales were moving through, but it got away from us at the surface. Only the one opportunity this morning. TOP


June 10, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Another great 2 day adventure, this time with Radoslav and his wife Nina from the mainland. We tried Halibut fishing first off the Sooke waterfront with no luck. Went to Otter Point around 11am and Nina grabbed the rod on a nice fat Chinook, her first on the ocean. It took a spoon trolled at 85ft on the downrigger. Radoslav played a larger one to the boat that got away from us later in the afternoon. TOP


June 09, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Udo visiting his friend Herman in Sooke from Germany. Morning was quiet for us, but when the incoming tide picked up at Otter Point around noon, Udo hooked into a beauty hatchery Spring with a chartreuse/glow Peetz Outdoors Hookum spoon trolled at 85ft on the downrigger. We saw many other Springs landed around the same time, good bite. TOP


June 07, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with locals Melony, Cheryl, Don and Elija, trolling for salmon on the East side of Otter Point. Landed a nice one for the BBQ on the Peetz Outdoors Hookum chartreuse and glow spoon trolled behind a Gibbs Bon Chovy flasher at 125ft on the downrigger in 140ft of water. TOP


June 03, 2018 Full Day Charter with Mike
Same group as yesterday fished with Mike aboard 2Reel2 for their 2nd day of fishing our 2 day fish and stay special with Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina. The boys pick up a small Spring salmon trolling the East side of Otter Point and continued the day jigging for bottom fish off the Sooke Bluffs. They pulled in a variety of Cod including Rock Cod, Rock Sole, Cabezon,Greenling as well as Red Rock and Dungeness Crab. TOP


June 02, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Started June with a 2 day adventure with Nick, Craig and Gordon from the mainland. Tried salmon fishing in the morning and had a good strike at Beechy Head which got away from us. Anchored up for Halibut in 240ft of water off the Sooke waterfront. Rigged herring squirted with "Butt Juice" on spreader bars with "J" hooks and landed a nice 20lb Halibut. Great flat warm day for the boys first trip out of Sooke. TOP


May 30, 2018 Afternoon Charter with Ron
Fished the afternoon with Dr.Thomas Hull from San Clemente California. He landed 2 of his first ever Spring salmon to share with friends that night. Both fish took a chartreuse/glow Peetz Outdoors Hookum spoon trolled at 100 and 125ft on the downrigger. We were trolling the Sooke harbour mouth on an afternoon that the wind did not come up. TOP


May 27, 2018 Full Day Charter with Mike
Mike skippered 2Reel2 with Shane, Darren,Lukas and Fred on their second full day of fishing with us. Shane landed this small Spring off the East side of Otter Point on a Pesca Clupea spoon trolled at 130/140ft on the downrigger in 150ft of water. Great couple of days fishing with these guys. TOP


May 26, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished for a full day with Darren, Lukas, Shane and Fred on one of our pre-season specials out of Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina. The boys landed this Spring West of Otter Point a little later in the morning at 85ft on the downrigger near the bottom. We were trolling a Peetz Outdoors chartreuse/glow spoon behind a Gibbs Bon Chovy flasher. Wind was down so we anchored up for Halibut, but did not get any strikes. We pulled the Crab traps, taking 3 Red Rocks and 1 large male Dungeness Crab. Wind came up again in the afternoon, had fun watching the sailboats in the Swiftsure race by us. TOP


May 24, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Bob, Mark and crew off Otter Point and West for Spring salmon for a full day. Bob landed a nice Spring on the new "GS5 Banshee" Peetz artist conception reel from Peetz Outdoors. First fish for Bob and for this reel. Salmon was caught at 65ft on the downrigger, first pass at Otter Point, rest of the morning was slow. Wind came up in the afternoon,no real opportunity to anchor for Halibut fishing. Did pull some nice Dungeness Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


May 23, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Allen and Susan from Victoria for Spring salmon early morning at Otter Point. Took this beautiful Chinook at 70ft on the downrigger at 2nd Rock trolling a Peetz Outdoors chartreuse/glow Hookum spoon behind a No Bananas Gibbs flasher in 80ft of water. Rest of the morning was slow, wind came up in the afternoon. TOP


May 19, 2018 Morning Charter with Mike
Mike fished with guests on a half day trip in the morning, landing a double header on Chinook salmon on the first pass of the morning. They were trolling out front of Sooke harbour with a Pesca Clupea and Happy Hour spoons and a Gibbs T-10 flasher. Quiet for the rest of the morning. TOP


May 18, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Scott, George and Joanie for Spring salmon at Otter Point trolling Peetz Hookum spoons at 125/135ft on the downrigger behind bright green flashers. Scott landed this spring early morning at Otter Point. Early morning passes were best, showing some bait and salmon targets on the depth sounder. Later in the morning was quiet. TOP


May 10, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Dave, Alvero(pictured), and Ray for Spring salmon at Otter Point for a morning half day trip. Landed a small Spring and pulled 2 Dungeness and 2 Red Rock Crabs from the traps. A few larger Springs were landed today. Calm in the morning, wind blew up in the afternoon. TOP


May 09, 2018 Full Day Charter with Mike
Mike fished with Richard and his crew aboard 2Reel2 for Spring salmon at Otter point. Strong winds kept both boats from anchoring up for Halibut. The boys landed a sweet 19lb hatchery Spring salmon fishing spoons at 25ft on the downrigger on the East side of Otter Point staying out of the brisk Westerly wind. They also trolled up a nice little Halibut infront of the Sooke harbour mouth before coming in for the day. TOP


May 08, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Don and Doug for 2 full days, dropping Crab traps, trolling for salmon and even jigging for Cod infront of the Sooke Bluffs. One of the high lights of the "weekend" was Don landing this nice Spring off Otter Point on our first day of fishing. We were trolling "Gibbs" spoons at 130/140ft on the downriggers in 150ft of water. TOP


May 01, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Trolled with Luc and his daughter Anne for Spring salmon at Otter Point this morning. Dropped Crab traps on the way out of the harbour. Trolled "Gibbs" "Bon Chovy" spoons in the G Force and Skinny G models at 120/130ft on the downriggers in 150ft of water behind bright green flashers. Pulled 6 nice Dungeness Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


April 12, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with returning guests Charlie and Rosemary for salmon out of Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina. Dropping Crab traps on the way out, dropped the salmon gear outside harbour mouth. Had 3 big fish hit the gear, kept one hatchery salmon, released a large wild Chinook and lost the last one. Great day fishing with old friends/guests on flat water in the sunshine. Had 8 nice Dungeness Crabs in the traps on the way in. TOP


April 11, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Kevin, Curtis and Phil and on the second day of their 2 day fishing trip staying at Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina. Started the morning fishing for Springs again at the Sooke harbour mouth, this time landing 2 larger Chinooks. Pulled the gear and ran to the Halibut spot for 10am. Put Herring on double "J" hook set ups tied to spreader bars. Had great action in deeper water as the current slowed down. The boys had a blast each landing a nice Halibut to 40lbs. Again the Crabbing was awesome, pulling 14 large Dungeness Crabs. TOP


April 10, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Kevin, Curtis, and Phil for salmon in the morning outside the Sooke Harbour mouth. Dropped Gibbs "Bon Chovy" spoons behind bright green glow flashers down to 135ft on the downriggers, keeping the boat in 140 to 150ft of water. Guys had a blast landing 4 smaller Chinooks on flat calm water. Wind blew up around 10:30am, sending us in for the shelter of the harbour. Pulled an amazing 16 large male Dungeness Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


April 08, 2018 Full Day Charter with Mike
Mike fished aboard 2Reel2 with Lee,Frank and Mark for Halibut. They traveled West dropping anchor and "Bullet Tuna" for bait. They landed 1 Halibut close to 40lbs, and pulled some nice Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


April 07, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Mark,Frank and Lee this morning out front of Sooke Harbour for Chinook salmon. Day 1 of the guys'2 day fishing trip, we trolled up 4 Springs with the gear at 135ft on the downrigger, keeping the boat between 140 and 150ft of water. We anchored up for Halibut around 10am, with no Halibut strikes to note. Pulled 3 nice Dungeness and 1 Red Rock Crab out of the traps on the way in. TOP


April 06, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Todd,Ryan,Paul and Travis from Sooke for Halibut. Anchored on a spot East of Otter Point, set down Herring and salmon bellies on double "J" hook set ups, and had a slow uneventful morning. Had one good strike that hooked into an estimated 50 to 55lb Halibut which was too large for the current restrictions in place. We reluctantly had to release it. Had some nice Dungeness Crabs in the traps on the way in. TOP


April 04, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Mike, Kelly,John and Peggy from Calgary and Sooke. Mike landed his first salmon and first Halibut today. Trolled up salmon on Gibbs Bon Chovy spoon at 135ft on the downrigger at Sooke Harbour mouth and anchored up for Halibut East of Otter Point. Halibut took Herring on a double "J" hook set up, while the current was ebbing hard. TOP


April 03, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Jamie and his sons Ryan and Seamus for Halibut. Anchored up early morning and stayed on the spot till mid afternoon with no Halibut strikes. We did pull 5 nice Dungeness Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


March 31, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Greg and Rob from the lower mainland today under sunny skies on calm waters. Salmon fished the morning landing a couple nice Spring at Otter Point on spoons. Pulled up the salmon gear and set the anchor for Halibut, hitting 2 nice ones near some commercial Crab traps. Great productive day with these sportsmen, we even released a small Halibut. TOP


March 21, 2018 Full Day Charter with Mike
Craig, Jill and her Dad Guy were out fishing with Mike on 2Reel2 Wednesday landing Spring Salmon , Halibut and Crab. They trolled for Springs in the morning as far Point No Point picking up 3 nice Springs on glow "Pesca" spoons. Then off to the Halibut fishing spot. What we call a triple crown! TOP


March 18, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fishing with Lionel, Kim and their kids Gill and Griffin for a short salmon and Crabbing trip at the Sooke harbour mouth. Released 2 small Springs, pulled some Crabs out of the traps,great sunset. TOP


March 18, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Dave ,Richard and crew were fishing with Mike aboard 2Reel2. The boys landed 2 nice Halibut 30 and 40lbs on salmon. Light winds in the morning picking up abit in the afternoon. TOP


March 10, 2018 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with the same crew as yesterday, for Spring salmon at the harbour mouth in the morning. Got into salmon right away trolling a glow white hootchy and a small white spoon at 130ft on the downrigger. The boys landed 5 Springs to 9lbs before we took off to anchor up for some Halibut fishing. Cache landed his first Halibut on a whole Herring anchored in 260ft of water only 5 minutes from our salmon spot. Pulled some more Crabs out of the traps for the nights dinner. TOP


March 09, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Larry and his sons Colby,Carson and Cache for Spring salmon, had 3 to the boat which got away, and we released a few small ones. Windy choppy water at Otter Point, some sun, still a great day with the guys, pulled a couple of nice Crabs out of the traps on the way in.. TOP


March 08, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished for Spring salmon with Bev at Otter Point, trolling Gibbs Bon Chovy Skinny G spoons close to the bottom in 100ft of water. Bev had this nice hatchery spring pull the gear off the down rigger, weighed in around 10lbs. Pulled 4 nice Dungeness Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


February 16, 2018 Morning Charter with Mike
Mike Friesen Skippered Gord, Rodger and crew out front of Sooke harbour for a half day of salmon fishing. The crew ran Gibbs STS and Bon Chovy flashers with Pesca Blue Ballz, Lemon Lime,and Gut Bomb spoons. Fished the bottom in 140 to 170ft , released 3 small ones,and lost a few more. Got 3 Dungeness and 5 Red Rock Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


January 31, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Mohammed and his family crew fished a half day in the afternoon aboard 2Reel on flat water at the Sooke harbour mouth. Overcast skies and no rain made trolling very comfortable. Trolled up (6) six smaller Springs and some Crabs with the boys. Lots of action dragging a Lighthouse lures Lemon Lime G.L.O. spoon and a Gibbs Delta 3.5 BonChovy spoon, behind bright green flashers. TOP


January 14, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with our newest guide-Mike,now going into his 3rd season with us. Fished the Winter Trotac Fishing derby (WTF Derby) for winter Chinook salmon infront of the Sooke harbour mouth. Started out catching and releasing 3 or 4 smaller keeper Springs, landed 2 for our freezer, but no big fish for us today. Low winds and sunshine made for a great morning playing probably 10 fish before 12:30pm when we had to get going to make the awards ceremony. We were running a greenflasher, glow hootchy on one side, and a green flasher and Pesca spoon on the other at 120ft on the downrigger. TOP


January 09, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Both boats out with this fun group, Mike and myself guiding, Paul and his family from Australia fished for winter Spring/Chinook salmon for the morning. Slower fishing, windy morning, but we managed 3 Springs/Chinook and 8 Dungeness Crabs between the 2 crews. The group was very excited to have a fresh salmon and Crab feast that evening at their home rental. Brisk winds out of the West kept the fishing interesting. Salmon were taking small glow/green/white spoons. TOP


January 08, 2018 Full Day Charter with Mike
Mike has started his season off right with a full day trip with Taford and crew off the Sooke Harbour mouth. Lots of winter Spring/Chinook salmon at 120ft on the downrigger trolling Pesca and Gibbs spoons behind Gibbs guides series flashers. The group landed 6 salmon and some nice Dungeness Crabs were pulled from the traps on the way in. TOP


January 02, 2018 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Robert and his family for winter Chinook salmon and Crabs departing Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina at 8am. Overcast skies and brisk Easterly winds kept things cool for us, but we managed to land 2 nice Springs and a bunch of Dungeness and Red Rock Crab. TOP


December 23, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Jesse,his Mom and Paul for winter Chinook salmon in the sunshine at Otter Point. Although a bit cold and windy, we got into the salmon, landing 4. We trolled hootchies and spoons back and forth across the reef at the point, finding most of the fish at 120/130ft on the downrigger on the West side of the point. TOP


December 16, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Neil for a few hours in the early afternoon infront of the Sooke Bluffs. Trolled hootchies and spoons near the bottom in 130/135ft of water in very calm water. Only had 1 strike in 2 hours of fishing , but landed a really nice 12lb winter Chinook salmon. It took a green/white/yellow cuddlefish style hootchy, (old commercial pattern). TOP


December 14, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished for Crabs today, pulling 4 nice Dungeness Crabs out of our traps in the harbour. Neil was very excited to see these delicious creatures come aboard. TOP


December 12, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Crab fished with Jason and Taegon for Taegon's 12th birthday wish. They pulled 5 nice large male Crabs out of our traps in the Sooke harbour. TOP


December 09, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Pulled Crab traps in the Harbour with Gabe Zseckely from the mainland. Got 6 really nice male Dungeness Crabs in just a few minutes of travel off the dock. TOP


December 08, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Henry this morning for winter Spring salmon for the family. Sunny skies and some light winds out of the South East made for a nice dry day. Put one rod down and it was off the downrigger and pounding with a good sized Chinook salmon before we could get the other side down. When it got to the surface I lost it. We released a small undersized Spring and then Henry got into a good one. He landed it on a green,white and yellow hootchie trolled at 130ft on the downrigger behind a green flasher. Only had a few hours to fish, so called it a day. Pulled 8 nice Dungeness Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


November 30, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Bev for winter Spring/Chinook salmon and Crab departing the Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina docks at 8am. Dropped 2 Crab traps in the harbour. Dropped the trolling gear infront of the "Bluffs" and trolled West under cloudy skies, no rain. Hit one fish at the "Trailer Park" and continued to Otter Point where the action picked up with multiple strikes on our small white spoons. We were using the Coyote 3 black blade flasher with the double crush glow tape, which seemed to work just as well as our bright green flashers with glow tape. Had our limit by 1:30pm, being picky on the last fish taking a larger one. Found 6 nice Dungeness Crabs in the traps on the way in. TOP


November 24, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Henry for winter Spring salmon today, 8am start time as it was still dark. Dropped the gear at the harbour mouth and trolled West to Otter Point. Tide was ebbing, (going out), started to really get good strikes at the Point close to noon. Landed 2 good Springs 6 and 10lbs on small white/glow spoons trolled behind bright green/glow flashers, at 130/140ft on the downriggers. Best sizes of the winter season so far! TOP


November 18, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Bev today for winter Springs from Sooke Harbour Mouth to Otter Point. Dropped Crab traps in the harbour on the way out. Trolled hootchies and small white spoons near the bottom in 130/140ft of water. Picked up 1 Chinook at the Trailer Park and continued to the point. Bev hooked into a bigger fish that peeled lots of line off the reel on the reef at Otter Point. Lost that one. Landed 3 more on the West side of Otter Point. Only saw one other boat out that had landed 5. Pulled 4 large Dungeness Crabs out of the traps on the way in.Flat water and sunny skies, great day for winter fishing. TOP


November 11, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Andy , Kevin and Josea for winter Chinook salmon and Crab. Winds were down, and the sun came out for the late morning and afternoon. Trolled a green, white and yellow hootchy on one side and a Gibbs Skinny G Bon Chovy spoon on the other. No bites until we got on the other side of Otter Point. Found a school of small Springs with bait showing on the sounder,and some birds diving and sitting on the water. Had 5 or 6 fish on the gear releasing some smaller fish, landing 2 legal Chinooks. Pulled 4 Crabs out of the traps on the way into the docks. TOP


October 24, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with our guide Mike for winter Chinook salmon infront of the Sooke Harbour Mouth. Winds were down, sun was out, fished the 120 to 130ft depths with the gear on the bottom. Released 2 Rock Cod and a couple of "shaker" (small) salmon. Hooked into 2 Chinooks we could keep. First winter fishing trip of the season, didn't try for Coho, winter Springs only. Saw large spawning Chum salmon jumping all around us. Landed the Chinooks on a green, yellow, and white hootchy and a Pesca "Gut Bomb" spoon trolled right on the bottom. TOP


October 15, 2017 Full Day Charter with Bob
Kevin and Sue, Sooke locals fished with Bob aboard 2REEL2 for a full day of trolling for Coho salmon. The crew had 1 fish in the boat before noon, but got into them in the afternoon. Landing 2 more Coho and a nice big Chum that went to St.Jeans cannery for smoking. The crew was trolling anchovy in glow and red/chrome Rhys Davis anchovy teaser heads at 50 to 70ft on the downrigger. TOP


October 14, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Suzy and Al recently transplanted from Detroit to Victoria. Watching the Humpback whales and Seagulls feeding around us, it appeared as if there would be some Coho around. The couple found 1 nice Coho salmon at 80ft on the downrigger, trolling a Gibbs "Bon Chovy" Skinny G spoon. TOP


October 12, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Henry again today, this time a little more East off Secretary Island. Trolled way out then back in again and found some action closer to the Island (Secretary) in 200/300ft of water. Hit and landed 2 Coho on the Gibbs "Trap Shack" Skinny G spoon trolled at 70/80ft on the downrigger. Bite has been coming on closer to shore, shallower, and closer to noon. TOP


October 11, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with my father in-law Henry for Coho salmon this morning. Trolled way out to the shipping lanes with no action, then back in again to the Bluffs. Turned to see the rod off the downrigger, with a good Coho on the other end. This one took a Peetz "Hookum" chartuese/glow spoon trolled at 75ft on the downrigger behind a bright green flasher. Calm water and sunny skies. TOP


October 07, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished the Sooke Coho Derby as part of the Sooke Saltwater Series with the film crew from Maxairwalk Films. Wayne and Vince patiently trolled the Sooke harbour mouth and Bluffs looking for Coho. Slow morning, did get into 1 winter Spring which took some line on Vince near the boat. We donated the salmon to the Sooke Food Bank as part of the derby. TOP


September 29, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Mike,Gil and Cory for Coho out front of the Sooke harbour mouth. Trolling a green, yellow and white "cuddlefish" hootchy behind a green flasher at 90ft on the downrigger, the boys found this nice hatchery Coho. TOP


September 20, 2017 Afternoon Charter with Ron
Fished with Louis, his brother Pierre and son Jeremy for Coho salmon offshore on 2Reel this afternoon. Flat water and sunny skies on the Strait, we dropped the hootchies and spoons down to 65/75ft on the downriggers and began to wait. First hit was a good wild Coho we had to release, but the second was a hatchery salmon for the dinner that night. Trolled to Otter Point where we missed one strike. TOP


September 17, 2017 Morning Charter with Bob
Bob skippered 2Reel2 with Kevin and Anastasia for salmon this morning. This time he made his way to Otter Point, and a late season Spring bite was on for the crew. The couple landed thier first Chinook ever to 18lbs. They were trolling anchovy in Rhys Davis red and chrome anchovy teaser heads at 60/70ft on the downriggers. TOP


September 16, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Don and Sue from Bellville Ont. this morning offshore for Coho salmon in 300 to 400ft of water. First strike on the green, white and yellow hootchy was a nice hatchery Coho. After Don landed that, the other side went down hard on the Gibbs "Trailhead" spoon, Sue brought in a sweet 17lb Spring on her own. Released some nice wild Coho, trolled the gear at 65/75ft on the downriggers using bright green flashers, more sun and flat water. TOP


September 14, 2017 Full Day Charter with Bob
Bob skippered 2Reel2 with Brian and Dan this morning for salmon off the Sooke Bluffs. The guys were into some Coho and Springs trolling a green and chrome spoon behind a lime green flasher, at 45/50ft on the downrigger. More sunny skies and flat water. TOP


September 14, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with two visitors to Sooke this morning, Udo from Germany and Chris from New Zealand. The two decided to split a trip and go salmon fishing for the morning. The boys got into a couple of nice wild Coho we released, trolling a green,white and yellow hootchy and a Gibbs "Trailhead" spoon. Udo got into a beauty 13lb hatchery Coho which we took and the guys each had a fillet to BBQ with thier families. TOP


September 13, 2017 Morning Charter with Bob
Bob skippered 2Reel2 with Jason,Anke and friends from Germany for salmon this morning. Trolling off the Bluffs the group got into some small Springs and Coho. They were trolling a chrome and green spoon and a "BonChovy" Skinny G behind green flashers at 50ft on the downriggers. TOP


September 13, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Mike and Steve today, finally taking a coarse off shore into the depths looking for Coho as many boats do this time of year. Played and released some wild Coho, landed 2 hatchery fish. We were reminded that September has the best weather of the year, flat water sunny skies and a bunch (5) of Dungeness Crabs in the traps on the way in. TOP


September 07, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Both boats were out salmon fishing West of Otter point. Slow morning, hit one really beat up Spring first troll about 10lbs, 2Reel2 did about the same. Ended up with 5 smaller Springs between the 2 boats. Seemed like the end of the run, some "Jack" Springs in there as well. TOP


September 06, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Early 6:30am start schedulled with guests that did not show up. Last day of the Halibut season, I invited an old friend and fellow guide John Chau from "Gotcha" Salmon Charters out for a day of Halibut fishing. Ran out in the fog and set up on a spot neither of us fish often at all, but had heard was producing fish. John had brought some awesome salmon bellies as bait and we put those down on spreader bar systems with large sharp "J" hooks with short strong mono leaders. Anchoring the boat in 260ft of water, we drifted into as shallow as 180ft. Getting to around noon, John had a big pull down on his rod that stuck hard, we were into a big one. Our last fish of the Halibut season aboard 2 Reel ended up being a whopping 60lbs. John and I split the spoils of the trip back at the dock, good day. TOP


September 06, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Mike skippered 2Reel2, fished for Halibut with Tom and his crew West of Otter Point in the fog. They anchored up in 200ft of water, baiting spreader bar systems with salmon spines and small Pink and Coho salmon heads. They landed a nice 40lb Halibut to wrap up the Halibut season for the 2 Reel boats. We'll be ready for the next Halibut opening as early as February 1st/2018. TOP


September 04, 2017 Morning Charter with Bob
Fishing for salmon at the Sooke harbour mouth and the Bluffs aboard 2REEL2. Hazen was treated to playing and landing a very large 22lb Chum salmon. Typically not alot of Chum salmon are caught on the troll in our area, as not alot of fishers target them. When we do catch Chums in Sooke, its usually near the harbour mouth, on anchovy, and late in the season.This was a particularly nice fish. Good job landing it boys, they usually put up a very good fight. TOP


September 02, 2017 Full Day Charter with Bob
Bob skippered aboard 2Reel2 with Ron and Liz for Spring salmon West of Otter Point. The group had lots of action on nice Chinook salmon, landing 4 and 1 nice Coho. Most of the action was in the morning, but there were fish in the afternoon as well. They were trolling anchovies in "Betsy" and chrome and red Rhys Davies anchovy teaser heads at 55 to 75ft on the downriggers. TOP


September 02, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Tyler,Gerry and Ryan for Halibut and salmon, given the great weather and tides, again had a good day pulling a nice Hali on salmon spine bait. Trolled up a nice Spring West of Otter Point, losing a couple behind the boat, lots of action on Springs in the afternoon. We were trolling Gibbs "Trailhead" and "Irish Cream" spoons behind bright green flashers at 70/80ft on the downriggers. TOP


September 01, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Great way to start the month, with a full day of fishing for Halibut and salmon with some returning guests Ron and Liz. Flat water,sunny skies, and low winds allowed us to fish comfortably for Halibut, landing 2 nice ones on salmon spines. Also trolled up a salmon and a sole later in the trip. TOP


August 31, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Tim and his crew including Paul and Royce with both of our boats for salmon today. Great day with lots of action landing large Spring and Coho Salmon at Otter Point. The group landed 9 salmon and pulled 7 Crabs out of the traps on the way in. Most of our salmon on 2Reel were landed on "Trail Head" and "Bon Chovy" Gibbs spoons trolled at 75/85ft on the downriggers. 2Reel2 was skippered by Bob trolling bait (anchovy). TOP


August 30, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Ray and his family visiting Sooke from England, out for their first salmon fishing trip. Trolled West of Otter Point where Ray got to land his "Big one". TOP


August 29, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Ryan and his Mom for salmon. Landed a nice hatchery Coho on a Coyote "Live Image" spoon at 75ft on the downrigger. Wind came up quickly half way through the morning West of Otter Point, we pulled the gear and headed to the East side of Otter Point, to get out of the wind. Slow morning, didn't land anymore fish. Pulled 2 Dungeness and 2 Red Rock Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


August 29, 2017 Morning Charter with Bob
Another Spring and a Pink salmon for this couple trolling anchovy with Bob in 2Reel2. This time running the gear infront of the Trailer Park at 80/90ft on the downriggers in 120ft of water. The salmon struck chrome and chrome and red anchovy teaser heads behind black blade flashers with glow tape. TOP


August 28, 2017 Morning Charter with Bob
Bob fished with Robert and his wife aboard 2Reel2 at Otter Point for salmon. The couple landed a nice Chinook and a large Pink salmon on anchovy trolled in a red and chrome Rhys Davis anchovy teaser head. The gear was at 70 and 80ft on the downrigger in 100ft of water. TOP


August 26, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Hal and his crew from Pacific Bit on both boats for Spring/Chinook salmon for 2 full days. The boys landed 4 nice Springs and a hatchery Coho on day 1. 2Reel was running a chrome anchovy teaser head at 65ft in 80ft of water at Otter Point for most of the day. Sunny skies and low winds made for a great day. TOP


August 24, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Steve and Tom for Spring Salmon trolling the Sooke Bluffs briefly before carrying on to Otter Point. The boys each landed a nice Spring on the Coyote "live image" and the Gibbs "Bon Chovy" Skinny G, TOP


August 23, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
ay 2 of Salmon fishing with Jenna and her Grandfather Mike. This morning we stopped at the Sooke Bluffs and dropped the gear to 60/70ft on the downrigger. Trolling white and green lures from Gibbs Delta like the Bon Chovy and Irish Cream Skinny "G" series spoons. We first had a large Rock Cod take the gear off the downrigger clip, then 2 nice 15lb Springs one after the other. Next we bounced the bottom and found a Box crab had somehow tangled in the gear. TOP


August 22, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Mike and his Grandaughter Jenna at Otter Point and West of there for Spring Salmon. Slow morning, hooked into 1 nice Spring for Jenna on a Gibbs "Irish Cream" Skinny G lure. We were trolling the gear at 75/85ft in 100ft of water. TOP


August 21, 2017 Morning Charter with Bob
Bob fished with John and his friends from Shanghai for Salmon Crab and Cod. Sooke waters are open to 1 Rock Cod per person usually from May or June 1st to September 30th annually. The group had fun trolling up Cod off the Bluffs and fishing salmon with chrome and red anchovy teaser heads from Rhys Davis. TOP


August 18, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Brad's group for Spring Salmon at Otter Point with both boats. Trolled spoons and anchovies at 65 to 85ft on the downrigger in 90 to 100ft of water. Bite came on in the afternoon. TOP


August 17, 2017 Morning Charter with Bob
Don and son Andrew, returning guests, fished aboard 2REEL2 with Bob for salmon. They trolled anchovy West of Otter Point at 50/60ft on the downrigger from an early 6am start. The crew had lots of action releasing 2 Sockeye and landing 10 Pink salmon. TOP


August 17, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Gordon, his Son Trevor and Grandson Dillon at Otter Point for Spring salmon. Landed 3 nice Chinooks, 3 Pinks and pulled 3 nice Dungeness Crabs. Great day trolling spoons at 60 to 80ft on the downrigger in 100ft of water. TOP


August 16, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Dan, Tom and Charlotte for Salmon and Crabs in the morning at Otter Point. Saw some Springs caught in the morning, we didn't hook into any. We did land 4 big Pink salmon on a green and white Gibbs Skinny "G" spoon. Pulled 4 nice big Dungeness Crabs out of the traps on the way in. Charlotte's first time out fishing on a boat. TOP


August 12, 2017 Full Day Charter with Mike
Mike fished with Owen and his crew aboard 2Reel while I skippered 2Reel2. The boys trolled the East side of Otter Point, things were slow, saw very few fish caught. Owen's crew landed 1 nice Chinook salmon. TOP


August 12, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Doug and Brent from Calgary, for Spring salmon at Otter Point. Trolled Gibbs Bon Chovy and Trailhead spoons at 45ft on the downrigger in 60 to 70ft of water. Area was pretty quiet in the morning, picked up 2 large Springs along the shoreline on the Eastside of Otter Point. Another 2 off the reef when the tide started to flood, with the downriggers at 57ft. TOP


August 10, 2017 Morning Charter with Bob
Jim and his wife Bet visiting Sooke from Australia fished with Bob aboard 2Reel2 for salmon. Their day started with meeting the skippers down at the dock, loading Crab traps and they were off. Weather was a bit unsettled with some choppy water. Jim landed a nice 14lb Spring salmon. TOP


August 10, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Al and his father Arnie for Spring salmon. The two had fished together on this boat for Coho 14 years ago, and now again for Springs at Otter Point. The pair landed a nice Spring each for the day. TOP


August 08, 2017 Afternoon Charter with Ron
Half day in the afternoon fishing with Darrel and Charlene from Ontario, at Otter Point for Spring salmon. Neither of this newly married couple had fished on the ocean. Sunny flat water afternoon, took 4 passes at the point and hit 4 nice Spring salmon, trolling Gibbs Trailhead and Bonchovy spoons. The bite was on. The couple sent the fish to St.Jeans cannery through Eagle-Eye Outfitters to be enjoyed at home for months to come. TOP


August 05, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished the 3rd and final day of Doug and Kathleen's Sooke salmon fishing trip. Again we trolled West of Otter Point using anchovy in a Rhys Davis Pearl Fire Tiger anchovy teaser head on occasion as well a good arsonal of spoons. Keeping the depths at 65 to 85ft on the downriggers in up to 100ft of water. We landed 2 good Springs to bring us to a proper possession limit for travel home to Calgary. Getting ready to leave at the end of our day we had the Gibbs Bon Chovy spoon behind a green flasher down at 110ft on the downrigger in 115ft of water and had a fish pull the gear out of the downrigger release clip. The excitement that followed resulted in the couple landing a 50lb Halibut on salmon gear. An unexpected but welcome addition to the fish box! TOP


August 04, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Kathleen and Doug for day 2 of thier Sooke salmon trip. Again we trolled the same area West of Otter Point for Spring Salmon, but first we took a troll past the West side of Otter Point to 3rd Rock hooking into and landing 2 nice Springs. One was in the 18lb range. We ended up with 3 nice Springs and a Pink salmon for the days effort. TOP


August 03, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Kathleen and Doug on their annual Sooke salmon fishing trip. Fished West of Otter Point for the full day trolling the same tack 80 to 100ft of water with the gear at 65 to 75ft. Came up with 3 nice Springs, trolling the 5" Live Image Blue Coyote, and the 5" Trailhead spoons behind bright green flashers. TOP


August 02, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Tyson , Diane, Emily and Brook for salmon and Crab at Otter Point for a half day. Tyson landed a nice Spring and the group pulled four nice Dungeness Crabs out of the traps on the way in. We were trolling a Gibbs Trailhead spoon behind a bright green flasher at 75ft on the downrigger in 100ft of water at Otter Point just after noon, when the bite finally came on. TOP


August 01, 2017 Full Day Charter with Bob
Bob fished with John and Pete on 2REEL2 for salmon today landing a couple of Pinks and a nice Spring at Otter Point. TOP


August 01, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Taylor,Conner,Ryan and Todd for Halibut and Crab today. Early morning 6am departure on flat water, dropping Crab traps on the way out. Anchored up for Halibut, and baited the hooks with salmon pieces. Landed 2 nice Halibut and pulled 6 nice large male Dungeness Crabs out of our traps on the way in. Watched as Humpback Whales surfaced and dove nearby for hours. TOP


July 25, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Ryan, Sarah, Alex and Dad Greg for salmon, didn't get any salmon to the boat today. Very slow. Great Crabbing, pulled lots of keeper Dungeness out of the traps on the way in. TOP


July 21, 2017 Morning Charter with Bob
2Reel2 out salmon fishing with a full boat today, some nice salmon and Crabs at the end of the day. They trolled anchovy around the Otter Point area, alot of the time with the gear at 40ft on the downrigger in 70 to 100ft of water. TOP


July 19, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Darren and his Son Cameron for a half day of salmon fishing at Otter Point. Early 6am departure. Gibbs Bon Chovy, Trail Head, and Coyote Live Image spoons produced 2 Springs and 2 Pinks for the morning. TOP


July 17, 2017 Morning Charter with Bob
Bob fished with John, Gil, Blake and Dean at Otter Point for salmon. Early morning was productive trolling anchovy in red and chrome and chrome Rhys Davis anchovy teaser heads at 40ft on the downrigger in 70ft of water on the East side of Otter Point. TOP


July 16, 2017 Morning Charter with Mike
Mike took over the 2Reel "Graveson" crew in the Fins and Skins derby out of Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina. The 2Reel crew landed a few Springs and Pinks to bring the weight for the day to 23lbs, while Bob's "Suffron" crew landed 41.8lbs. of Springs. Great fun weekend of friendly competition. TOP


July 15, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fun with the Fins and Skins crew out of Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina, a 9 boat derby utilizing charter boats moored at the marina. We were having a slow day West of Otter Point, and moved even farther West to Sheringham where Brad hooked into a nice 14.1 lb Spring for our teams' day 1 weigh in. 2Reel2 weighed in 3 Pinks for a whopping 14.0 lbs., both boats neck and neck after day 1. We were trolling a Coyote "Live Image" 6.0 spoon at 85ft on the downrigger when the rod went off near noon. TOP


July 14, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Henry for Spring salmon at Otter Point. Had a slow morning with no Spring bites, landed a Pink salmon for the BBQ. TOP


July 13, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished early morning 5am start from the marina, with Don and Darcy from Loydminister. Trolled spoons for Springs West of Otter Point, starting out at 65ft on the downrigger. Had our first Spring salmon on the gear before the second rod was put down. Next a double header put 3 Springs in the boat on our first pass. Some fog rolled in for only about an hour, then cleared off. The action continued until we filled the box with 6 Chinooks. Had 3 Dungeness and 2 Red Rock Crabs in the traps on the way in. TOP


July 12, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Conner and Cameron from the Calgary area for Spring salmon at Otter Point. Quiet morning no strikes to note. TOP


July 11, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Jeff, Flo and Ted for Ted's 81st birthday at Otter Point. Slow morning with very few strikes. Did manage a nice small Spring and a Pink Salmon to finish the day in the afternoon. Trolling spoons we picked up both the fish at deeper Spring salmon depths. Picked up 2 Dungeness and 4 Red Rock Crabs from the traps on the way in. TOP


July 07, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with 1 group split between the 2 boats, Mark, Max, and Cody on 2REEL2 and Rod and Jay on 2REEL. 2REEL hit 1 nice Chinook West of Otter Point early morning while 2REEL2 played a few small Springs they had to release. The boats moved back to Otter during the day, and hit a few more Springs in the incoming tide. We were trolling in 180ft of water with the gear at 115/120ft in a very strong flooding tide and picked up 2 more nice Springs and a hatchery Coho, while 2Reel2 played and released some smaller Springs keeping 3. TOP


July 06, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Steve and his Kelsey from the Calgary area fo big Springs. Landed 3 Springs and 1 hatchery Coho trolling Gibbs spoons in the flooding tide at Otter Point. Great day fishing in the sunshine, the couple planned to send thier fish to St. Jeans Cannery via Eagle-Eye Outfitters in Sooke. TOP


July 05, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Martin and his crew for salmon at Otter Point. The boys were visiting from Alberta, never been salmon fishing before. Slow morning, no salmon bites until early afternoon bite came on. Hooked into 3 Spring salmon, landing 1 nice fish for the BBQ. We were trolling a Peetz Hookum Moonglow and a Goldstar Blueberry Muffin spoons behind bright green flashers at 75/85ft on the downrigger in 110ft of water. TOP


July 04, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Todd, Ryan, Skylar, and Dakota for Halibut. Traveled West on flat water and dropped the anchor in the deep. Rigged a salmon spine so it would roll in the current on double "J" hooks, and put it down to the bottom by itself,(one rig), as the current was ebbing fast. We had a Halibut on within 20 minutes. The tide switched and started to flood, we put down a rolling Herring and after a few Doffish (sharks) we had another slightly larger Halibut on the line. Great fishing, first time Halibut for most of the crew, great flat ride home under sunny skies. TOP


July 01, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Saltwater fishing for Canada Day in Sooke was great. Spent the morning trolling the East side of Otter point with the Burnett family from the desert area in Arizona. Concentrating on keeping the boat in 115 to 120ft of water with the gear at 75 to 95ft on the downriggers, was a challenge in a brisk wind out of the West. Trolling 2 spoons from Gibbs Delta Tackle, a 3.0 Candy Striper and a Bon Chovy Skinny G behind bright green flashers, we hit 3 nice Spring/Chinook salmon. All 3 fish were landed. Not having access to fresh salmon this family was very excited about having a barbeque later that afternoon including fresh Crab pulled from traps in the harbour on our return from a half day of fishing. TOP


June 29, 2017 Afternoon Charter with Mike
Mike fished with Wendy and Steve from Colorado in the afternoon at Otter Point. They trolled a "kitchen sink" spoon and an anchovy in a "Bloody Nose" teaser head in 100 to 115ft of water with the gear at 75/85ft. The couple played 3 nice Springs, landing 2 of them. Great afternoon on the water. TOP


June 27, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Evening salmon fished with Mike and Laura at Otter Point, trolling in 100 to 115ft of water with the gear at 85ft on the downrigger. Had 3 or 4 good hits on the gear, landed about 10lbs. Some wind, very fishable. TOP


June 23, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with returning guests Mark,Rod and first timer Brian for Salmon and Crabs. Departed dock at 6am, dropped Crab traps and headed to the "Trailer Park" to drop the trolling gear. Slow morning with only 1 or 2 bites. Action came on heavy in the afternoon after a strong flooding tide at Otter Point. Hooked into many large salmon, as did many boats around us, Brian landed his first Spring. Pulled some Crab out of the traps on the way in. Sunny warm day with flat water, strong tides and an action filled bite in the afternoon. TOP


June 22, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished for the 2nd morning with Norbert and Michael for Springs departing the dock at 6am. Trolled Otter Point again with spoons behind bright green flashers, this time the guys landed 3 Springs to 15lbs, much better at keeping the fish on the gear the second day. Flat calm weather and sunny skies. Pulled more Crabs out of the traps on the way in again. TOP


June 21, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Norbert and his Son Michael for a half day of salmon and Crab fishing. Lots of action at Otter Point, played some nice fish on Gibbs Skinny "G" Bon Chovy and Coyote hologram all silver spoons trolled at 80/90ft in 115ft of water. The boys pulled a Crab feast out of the traps on the way in. Sea food dinner at Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina tonight. TOP


June 19, 2017 Full Day Charter with Mike
Mike fished aboard 2 Reel with Serge and his father for Halibut, salmon and Crabs today. Heading to the Halibut spot first the guys landed 2 x 25lb Hali's anchored West of Otter Point. The crew tried some salmon fishing afterwards releasing a wild Coho and some under sized Springs near the "Bluffs", they did pull 7 Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


June 18, 2017 Full Day Charter with Mike
Mike fished aboard 2REEL with Jason, Dereck, and Dan for Halibut for a full day West of the Sooke harbour mouth, dropping Crab traps on the way out. To catch an early tide they went on the anchor right away, not salmon fishing. The crew had a good time reeling a 40,30, and 25lb Halibut up from the depths using salmon and Herring as bait. Great productive day on the water. TOP


June 17, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Rachelle, her Son Max and friends Tavis and Ashton for Max's 12th birthday gift. Trolling spoons at 90 to 105ft on the downriggers we had fun playing Springs on the East side of Otter Point. Only having 1 small 1 in the box, we waited out the slow periods and hit a good one about 1pm on the "prism Coyote" spoon at 90ft on the downrigger. We could keep this one as the regulations changed the night before to 85cm for wild Springs. Crabs in the traps on the way in, happy birthday Max, your largest Spring salmon. TOP


June 17, 2017 Full Day Charter with Bob
Bob fished with Jim and Carl on 2REEL2 for salmon starting out at Possession Point early morning 6am start. Trolling anchovies in chrome series Rhys Davis heads at 50/60ft on the downriggers the boys stayed in 80/100ft of water, finding lots of action. The guys landed 5 Springs in total. Flat calm water, great morning for action. TOP


June 16, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Jaqueline, and Jillian,and Josh for Spring Salmon at Otter Point, wind came up in the afternoon, no Halibut fishing today. Had lots of action with Chinooks getting on the gear, some lost, some small ones released, one large wild Spring released at about 20lbs. Landed one small Spring and 2 hatchery Coho of decent size, first Coho salmon of the season on this boat. Had some nice Dungeness Crabs in the traps on the way in. TOP


June 15, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Kevin from Washington State this morning for Spring Salmon, starting out at Possession Point. Finding it slow fishing we trolled towards Otter Point where things heated up for us near the Trailer Park. Having the canvass sipped up to stay out of the rain the rod went off and Kevin had his first Sooke Spring on a "prism Coyote" spoon trolled at 90ft on the downrigger. Soon after we released a wild Chinook about 20lbs on the reef at Otter Point. Switched up to Halibut fishing but didn't have any good strikes. TOP


June 14, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with John and Norma today for a half day of Salmon and Crab fishing, leaving the dock at 6am, we headed out. Trolling spoons infront of the Trailer Park West of Sooke Harbour we hit our first Spring as we watched a bait ball go by on the depth sounder. Played 4 or 5 Springs landed 2 we could keep. Great flat calm morning. TOP


June 13, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Dave,and his Son Harvey and friend Braedon for salmon and Crab today. Too windy for Halibut fishing we trolled the East side of Otter Point getting into good numbers of Chinook salmon. The boys had a blast landing 4 good ones on spoons, releasing an oversized wild Spring and pulling 8 Dungeness and 2 Red Rock Crabs. Had the gear at 80 to 105ft on the downriggers in 115 to 125ft of water. TOP


June 11, 2017 Morning Charter with Bob
Bob fished with Ted and crew for a half day of salmon and Crab fishing. The crew landed a nice Rock Fish, 2 Springs and some nice Dungeness Crabs. Nice selection of seafood. TOP


June 10, 2017 Morning Charter with Mike
Mike fished with Tod and his friend for salmon out front of the Sooke harbour mouth. Landed 2 small springs on anchovy in chrome Rhys Davis teaser heads behind black flashers at 65/75ft on the downriggers in 100ft of water. TOP


June 09, 2017 Morning Charter with Mike
Mike fished a half day morning with Phil and his friend. Salmon was slow no strikes. The guys pulled some Red Rock Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


June 08, 2017 Full Day Charter with Mike
Mike fished with Phil and his friend for Salmon and Halibut aboard 2REEL today. Dropped the Crab traps on the way out of the harbour. Started early fishing for salmon first, slow going they decided to go Halibut fishing anchoring up in deep water West of Otter Point. Rigging up a salmon head on the hook, the guys hooked into a nice 25lb Halibut. Pulled some nice Dungeness Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


June 07, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Helmut and his Son Claus for Spring salmon and Crab today. Trolled Gibbs 3" "Candy Striper" and Peetz "Hookum" green and white spoons behind bright green flashers, trolling from the Sooke harbour mouth to Otter Point. Claus hooked into a nice 8/9lb hatchery salmon, his first ever on the Pacific Ocean. Flat calm day. TOP


June 03, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Matt and Adrian today for Spring salmon and Crab. Early 5am departure from Sooke Harbour we dropped the Crab traps on the way out and headed for the harbour mouth. Some wind and choppy water at the entrance, continued to run to the East side of Otter Point where the bite was on as soon as we got there. Had 5 or 6 fish hit the gear, released 1 large wild Spring over 20lbs, landed 1 for dinner. Had 4 nice Dungeness and 2 Red Rock Crabs in the traps on the way in. TOP


June 02, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Dave and Brenda from Ontario for salmon, Crab and Halibut today. Departed Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina at 6am, dropped Crab traps and headed for the harbour mouth where we dropped the gear and trolled West toward Otter Point. Brenda soon had a small Spring on a Peetz Hookum spoon trolled at 120ft on the downrigger. We continued West where we hit 3 more larger Springs that were within the slot limit. Anchored up for Halibut but didn't have any strikes, 3 nice Dungeness Crabs in the traps on the way in. TOP


May 30, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Mark,Becky,and their son Andrew all from Florida, for Spring Salmon and Crab today. Some windy conditions made for some chop on the water, but this crew was happy to just be on the water. Trolled from the harbour mouth to the "Trailer Park" in 130/140ft of water with the gear at 120 to 135ft on the downriggers. Had bright green flashers down infront of small white green yellow spoons, lemon/lime colours. Hit 5 Springs landing 4, from 6 to 13lbs. Great day on the water, pulled a Dungeness and a Red Rock Crab out of the traps on the way in. TOP


May 30, 2017 Morning Charter with Mike
Mike fished aboard 2Reel2 with Charlie, Mark and Michelle from Sooke and Toronto area for salmon "out front" of Sooke harbour mouth. Wind and strong tides made for some choppy conditions, but the crew managed a small spring on one of their last days visiting Sooke. They were trolling the bottom in 120ft of water with a black double glow flasher and a "Bob Marley" spoon. Pulling the Crab traps on the way in they also ended up with mix of 11 Dungeness and Red Rock Crabs. TOP


May 28, 2017 Full Day Charter with Bob
Bob fished with Justin, Steven and crew staying at Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina for their 2nd full day of fishing. The crew trolled for salmon "out front" on reports that some nicer Spring salmon have been showing up in the area. They had the gear set at 100ft on the downrigger, putting down an anchovy in a green glow head, and a green AP Tackle spoon. Windy choppy conditions were not suitable for anchoring for Halibut but the boys took 2 nice Springs in the 10lb range. TOP


May 27, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Justin,Steven and their crew for Crabs, salmon and Halibut departing Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina docks at 6am. Dropped the Crab traps on the way out and started trolling for salmon just outside the harbour mouth. Trolled West for salmon until 9:30am with no strikes, pulled the gear and anchored up for Halibut in 200ft of water. The strong ebbing tide slowed down after about an hour and soon Steven was into a good strike on a Herring, landing a 35lb Halibut. After the tide switched and started flooding we baited with a long strip of salmon with the skin attached, hitting another smaller 15lb Hali. Enough Dungeness and Red Rock Crabs in the traps on the way in to limit the guys out. Great flat day with lots of sunshine. TOP


May 22, 2017 Full Day Charter with Bob
Bob fished with Greg aboard 2REEL2 this morning. Seas were calm and sun was out. The two anchored just West of Otter Point in about 200ft of water and only had the gear down a short time before the Halibut rod bent over with a nice 35lb fish. This may have been the only action of the day, but it was what Greg had been looking for. He'll be taking those fillets back to Ontario to share with family and friends. TOP


May 21, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fishing in the Sooke Halibut Derby with Wayne, Vince and Dylan who film for Maxairwalk Films. Halibut fishing only today, we fished West of the Sooke Harbour mouth in about 200ft of water. Had an exciting double header landing both fish, even with a tangle. Vince landed another on his own, making for three Halibut for points in the series. No derby winners here, but some good eating. Used herring and Cod scraps as bait. Foggy morning, higher temperatures,sunny in the afternoon, when the fog burned off. TOP


May 15, 2017 Full Day Charter with Mike
Mike fished with returning guests Barry and Vern, dropped the gear at the harbour mouth and trolled West to Jordan River area. Released 2 shakers and landed a Black Sea Bass, trolled South from Jordan River seeing salmon schooling on the surface. Raising the gear the boys had a 17lb Halibut strike, and Mike put it in the boat. Switching over to Halibut fishing they dropped the anchor and landed a nice 28lb Halibut. On the way back in the Crab traps had a limit of Dungeness and Red Rock Crabs for the crew, great day, flat water. TOP


May 12, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Had Kevin, Kurtis and their crew out for thier annual 2 days of Crab, Halibut and salmon fishing, staying at the Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina. Day 1, while anchored up West of Sheringham Point, Kurtis landed a nice Halibut in the 40lb range on 2REEL2, they had lost 1 other. They hit the fish on a 9" flashing squid from Lighthouse lures. Later they also trolled up a nice 10lb Spring salmon on the way in. 2 Reel didn't have any Halibut bites but both boats did pull some nice Dungeness Crabs for the boys. TOP


May 06, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished again with Damien and Stephane for Crab, Halibut and salmon. Anchoring up for Halibut, we didn't have any strikes. Moved onto salmon fishing we went back to the "Trailer Park" and had 2 good strikes landing 1 winter Spring sized salmon. Calmer day for the boys. TOP


May 05, 2017 Afternoon Charter with Ron
Fished with Stephane and Damien from the East coast this afternoon, winds were high but the sun was out, we headed out after a quick pick up at Prestige Hotel. Started trolling out front of the Sooke harbour mouth with "Gibbs" and "Peetz" spoons trolled behind bright green flashers close to the bottom. Didn't have any strikes until we were able to get towards the "Trailer Park" where we had 3 hits landing 2 winter Spring sized salmon. TOP


May 02, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Ron, Bell, John and Nora for salmon this morning. Dropped Crab traps on the way out of the harbour, and started trolling West from the harbour mouth. Running green and white spoons deep at 130/140ft on the downriggers we headed for the "Trailer Park" where Ron landed a nice Spring in the 10lb range. Nice calm day. TOP


April 23, 2017 Full Day Charter with Bob
Bob fished with Doug, Mike, Jim and Mark for Halibut. Fishing West of Otter Point they landed one while anchored in 250ft of water. TOP


April 21, 2017 Afternoon Charter with Ron
Fished with Albert and Wyatt for salmon on one of our first afternoon trips of the season. Headed out to start at the harbour mouth trolling West. Dropped the gear down to the bottom trying a Gibbs lemon lime coloured spoon, and a "Bon Chovy" spoon. Had one strike take the gear off the downrigger as we trolled past Otter Point in 150ft of water with the gear at 140ft on the downrigger. Albert landed a really nice hatchery Spring around 15lbs. Had 3 nice male Dungeness Crabs in the traps on the way in. TOP


April 21, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Cody, Jason, John and Linsay for a morning of Salmon and Crab. Early 06:30am departure from the dock, we dropped Crab traps and ran out to the salmon spot. Trolled West along the Bluffs to the Trailer Park and met up with another boat which was hitting salmon. Soon the crew was busy playing some small Springs. After a couple small ones John got into a larger 15lb Spring that took the gear off the downrigger, using a small 3 inch Gibbs white spoon with a purple stripe down the middle. Ended up with 4 Springs and our limit of Dungeness and Red Rock Crabs. TOP


April 20, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished a full day with Paul and his father in-law Bill for Bill's 90th birthday. Dropped Crab traps on the way out, and headed out to the harbour mouth to to troll for salmon. Put Gibbs and Peetz spoons on the bottom trolling 120 to 130ft of water. Bill landed a nice Spring on the West side of Otter Point and we made the switch to Halibut fishing. Rigged Herring on spreader bars and "J" hooks in deep water, Bill had one on within minutes which didn't take, but then Paul got a good one on and landed it. Then Bill had his chance again, also landing his within about 20 minutes of getting on the spot. Pulled the boys limit of Crabs out of the traps on the way in. Great flat calm day listening and telling stories. TOP


April 16, 2017 Morning Charter with Mike
Shaun and his buddy fished for salmon with Mike out front of the harbour mouth this morning. Dropped Crab traps on the way out. They were trolling a Gibbs Bon Chovy spoon behind a Madi flasher, and landed 2 nice Springs 7 and 10lbs, at 120/130ft on the downrigger. The fish were caught in deeper water (170ft) as they made turns. They released a few smaller salmon and pulled 6 Red Rock and 2 Dungeness Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


April 15, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with mainlander's Kim and Danny for salmon, Crab and halibut for a full day. Early morning 0630am start, dropped the Crab traps and headed to the harbour mouth. Dropped the salmon gear down to 130/140ft on the downriggers and trolled West to Otter Point. Danny got into a nice Spring salmon just shy of the 67cm mark on a Peetz Hookum spoon and a Gibbs Bon Chovy flasher. His first ever salmon. The boys pulled 7 Red Rock Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


April 12, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Chris and Dave from Sooke and Quensel B.C. for Salmon, Halibut and Crab for a full day, leaving the dock at 7am. Dropped 2 Crab traps and made our way out to the harbour mouth where we dropped the salmon gear down to 130/140ft on the downriggers. We trolled a Peetz Moon Glo Hookum spoon and a Gibbs Bon Chovy spoon, trolling West, Dave hooked into and landed a small Spring, his first in the ocean. We pulled the gear about 10am and headed to the Halibut spot anchoring in 230ft of water. The boys had fun figuring out the Halibut gear, keeping the rigs on the bottom. Slack tide paid off with a nice pull down from a 37lb Hali, also Dave's first. Pulled 7 large Dungeness Crabs from the traps on the way in. TOP


April 10, 2017 Morning Charter with Bob
Bob fished with returning guests Fred and Sally from Washinton State for Spring salmon. Late 8am start requested, Bob trolled an area West of Otter Point, where the couple limited out on nice fat Springs in the 10lb range. TOP


April 08, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Marc, Adam and Carson from Peetz Outdoors based in Victoria. Dropped a Crab trap on the way out in the morning 7am start. Dropped the gear in the harbour mouth, trolling the Peetz Hookum spoons we had a couple of small Springs hit that we released. Later in the day at tide change Adam had a good Spring take the gear out of the downrigger clip, a nice Spring for dinner. Pulled 4 Crabs out of the traps on the way in. Flat calm day, even though the wind report was poor. TOP


April 06, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Doug and Chris for their second full day of Halibut fishing, dropped Crab traps on the way out and headed West of Otter Point to drop the anchor. The boys had fun landing another 2 Halibut caught within minutes of each other at slack tide, in deep water, on Herring. TOP


April 05, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Mike fished with Chris and Doug from the mainland for a full day of Halibut. The boys had fun landing 2 Hali's and a Pacific or "Tommy" Cod on Mackeral and Octopus. TOP


April 05, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Gavin, Ange,and kids Ari and Jules for Spring Salmon and Crabs for a half day. Starting out at 7am we dropped the Crab traps and rounded the spit, started salmon fishing at the harbour mouth and trolled West to just West of Otter Point with no bites. Action began at 11:30am, released 3 small Springs and landed 4 keepers infront of the Trailer Park. Had 1 Dungeness and 1 Red Rock Crab in the Trap on the way in. TOP


April 03, 2017 Morning Charter with Bob
Bob fished with returning guests Mel, Heather and Jerimiah for salmon on 2REEL2 for a half day. Four bites on the trip landing 2, fishing the gear at 120ft on the downrigger is 180ft of water. TOP


March 30, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Melody and 2 Sons Stacy and Trent for salmon today. Wind was down but tide was ebbing hard out of the harbour making the water lumpy. Dropped the gear at the Harbour mouth and trolled West to Otter Point. Very slow, Stacy played 1 nice salmon to the boat, no other strikes to note. Wind report was for more wind, opted not to Halibut fish today. TOP


March 29, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Melody and her 2 sons Trent and Stacy originally from Saskatchewan, came out for 2 days of Halibut and salmon fishing. The family landed 2 small Springs trolled up on the Gibbs 3.5 Bon Chovy spoon,with the gear at 135ft on the downrigger. Next we found a Halibut spot that I had not yet visited this season and the boys had fun with 2 very nice Hali's landed on whole herring in 230 to 250ft of water. While fighting the 2nd Halibut the wind came up quick and strong, we had to pull the gear and leave. Great day filled with action. TOP


March 24, 2017 Full Day Charter with Mike
Mike fished with John,Ray,Brian and Tom for Halibut. The boys had won the fishing trip from the Prestige Hotel during the Sooke Saltwater Series derbies last year. Mike had chosen a spot up West,decided to anchor up early, and the Halibut were definitely in the area. The boys had a great time landing Hali's over the next few hours, limiting out by noon. No wind and flat water made this an awesome very productive day out. TOP


March 23, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with repeat guest Louie and his friends Dan and Paul for salmon,Halibut and Crabs, departed the dock at 7am, and dropped the Crab traps on the way out of the harbour. Trolled to the East side of Otter Point where Louie landed a small winter Spring salmon on a 3.5 Gibbs Bon Chovy spoon trolled behind a bright green flasher. Next Paul played and landed a much larger 19.5lb hatchery Spring that took long powerful runs after it struck a glow hootchy trolled behind a classic red/silver flasher trolled at 135ft on the downrigger. No Halibut bites after we switched to bottom fishing, but we did catch and release a nice Lingcod which appeared to be around 13lbs. Pulled 2 nice Dungeness Crabs out of the traps on the way back in. TOP


March 23, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Had 3 boats on separate trips today fishing for salmon and Halibut, each boat caught fish, 2 landed salmon to 19.5lbs and 1 landed 2 Halibut to 30lbs. The Halibut appear to be in the deeper water for the time being, of coarse this can change very quickly. TOP


March 16, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished for salmon with Jenn and Kevin from Langley B.C. from Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina, dropping Crab traps in the morning on the way out of the harbour. Early morning 7:30am start, started at the harbour mouth and trolled Gibbs Bon Chovy 3.5 spoons near the bottom in 120 to 140ft of water. Very slow, only one good strike which Jenn reeled in on the West side of Otter Point, her first ever salmon! Four good Dungeness Crabs in the traps on the way in. TOP


March 11, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Eric,Alec, Margo and Matt for salmon and Halibut departing the dock at 7:30am, dropping Crab traps, then heading out to the Sooke harbour mouth. Dropping green flashers infront of a glow hootchy and a Gibbs spoon we trolled West with the gear on the bottom at 135ft. The glow hootchy hooked 2 winter Springs by 9:30am. Switched to Halibut fishing, which was slow, no bites to report. TOP


February 23, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Jim, Marlene, and William for salmon,Halibut and Crabs on a winter special trip. Headed out of the harbour at 7am and dropped the Gibbs Bon Chovy and No Bananas spoons to 130ft on the downriggers. Trolling the bottom we picked up 2 Spring salmon, 1 at about 12lbs. At about 9.30am picked up the gear and headed to the Halibut spot, dropping the anchor in 260ft of water. Soon we had a slow pull down bite which resulted in our first Halibut. Landed 3 Hali in total on Herring and Octopus before 2pm. Sunny cool morning, great day of fishing. TOP


February 22, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with Andrew, Payton, Josh, and Bob for Halibut and Crab out of Sooke Harbour, early 7am start. Dropped the crab traps on the way out. Anchored the boat in 260ft of water, dropping Herring and Octopus down on double "J" hook set ups connected to spreader bar systems. Had one Halibut hit around noon. Pulled one Dungeness Crab out of the traps on the way in. TOP


February 15, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Bob and Mike from Sooke and Equimalt for winter Chinook salmon, departed Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina early, off the dock by 7am. Mike was into a nice Spring within the first 30 minutes as the sun came up in the Strait. Trolling Gibbs No Bananas and Bon Chovy spoons near the bottom in 130ft of water, turned the boat around went back across the Bluffs and hit another Spring in the 10lb range. Finished the morning with our limit of 4 Springs by 11am. TOP


February 13, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fishing with Maxairwalk Films crew, Wayne, Dylan, and Vance for winter Springs this morning. Trolling Gibbs spoons close to the bottom in 130ft of water off the Sooke Bluffs. At sunrise Wayne hooked into a sweet 11lb Spring taking line and almost passing the boat. Winds increased while the boys landed 2 more smaller Chinooks before heading in. TOP


February 11, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Halibut fishing with the crew from Maxairwalk films today, first time ever for 2 of them. Wayne, Dylan and Vince learned how to rig herring on spreader bar systems and wait patiently for the current to slow down and the fish to bite. Anchored near the Sooke harbour mouth in 280ft of water, landed 2 nice Hali's 18 and 21lbs. Had lots of other smaller strikes where we lost bait. Current was rushing in the morning but slowed down for the afternoon. Some short rain showers in the morning, opening up to clear skies in the afternoon. TOP


February 07, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Bob and Ian from Sooke for Chinook salmon and Crab, departed the dock at 8am. Dropped Crab traps on the way out of the harbour. Began trolling spoons behind bright green flashers at 130/135ft on the downrigger West towards Otter Point. Released alot of small Springs, landing 2 small ones for dinner. Winds calmed down and sun came out in the afternoon. Great afternoon fish. TOP


January 26, 2017 Morning Charter with Bob
Bob skippered 2REEL2 with local guest Bob and his nephew Greg from NewBrunswick for winter Spring salmon. Late 10am departure the boys hit the Sooke harbour mouth and began trolling the bottom with a pearl Palco spoon (PC3), trolled behind a bright green flasher. They landed 2 Springs 7 and 10lbs in the early afternoon. TOP


January 18, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Helmut and Mary-Lou now living in Sooke for winter Spring salmon and Crabs. Cloud cover and some short periods of rain moved slowly through the strait with light winds. We ran out to the Sooke harbour mouth and dropped trolling gear in 120ft of water heading West to Otter Point. Helmut and Mary were surprised how good the fishing was, playing 5 Springs landing 4 keepers to about 7lbs. Best spoons were the Gibbs Trailhead 4.0, and the Silver Horde Blueberry Muffin 3.0. trolled behind a Bon Chovy and Coyote glow crush black blade flashers. There were 5 big male Dungeness Crabs in the traps on the way in. TOP


January 15, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Bob and Mike, our 2 Reel guides, in the Winter Trotac Fishing derby. Sunny skies and calm waters as we departed the harbour at 8am, dropping the gear at the Sooke harbour mouth. Trolled Bon Chovy and black Coyote glow chrush flashers, ahead of Gibbs Trailhead and Bon Chovy spoons at 75 to 95ft on the downrigger in 90 to 110ft of water. Noted approx. 15 boats fishing the Sooke waterfront, many like us releasing some undersized Chinook salmon. Bob landed a nice 7 to 8lb Spring at 75ft on the downrigger in 85ft of water, not a derby contender, but a nice eating fish. TOP


January 14, 2017 Full Day Charter with Ron
Fished with returning guests Al and Dean from Victoria for winter Spring/Chinook salmon. Departing the dock at 8am, the boys opted not to drop Crab traps but go straight to the salmon grounds. Calm water and partially cloudy skies were a welcome sight coming around the corner at Whiffen Spit. Began trolling Gibbs Trail Head and Silver Horde Blue Berry Muffin spoons behind a Coyote crush glow black blade, and Gibbs Bon Chovy flashers, at 130ft on the downriggers. Starting out in 130ft of water infront of the harbour mouth we had 2 or 3 hits landing 1 decent Chinook. Trolled shallower into 110ft of water mid morning, brought the downriggers up to 105ft and immediately got into a double header, the action continued from that point until the crew had their limit of 2 salmon each. TOP


January 02, 2017 Morning Charter with Ron
Fished with Robert and his family for winter Chinook salmon and Crabs departing Sooke Harbour resort and Marina at 8am. Brisk winds and overcast skies kept things cool, but we did manage to land 2 small Chinook salmon and some nice Dungeness and Red Rock Crabs. TOP


February 16, 2008 Morning Charter with Mike
Mike Friesen Skippered Gord, Rodger and crew out front of Sooke harbour for a half day of salmon fishing. The crew ran Gibbs STS and Bon Chovy flashers with Pesca Blue Ballz, Lemon Lime,and Gut Bomb spoons. Fished the bottom in 140 to 170ft , released 3 small ones,and lost a few more. Got 3 Dungeness and 5 Red Rock Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


February 16, 2008 Morning Charter with Mike
Mike Friesen Skippered Gord, Rodger and crew out front of Sooke harbour for a half day of salmon fishing. The crew ran Gibbs STS and Bon Chovy flashers with Pesca Blue Ballz, Lemon Lime,and Gut Bomb spoons. Fished the bottom in 140 to 170ft , released 3 small ones,and lost a few more. Got 3 Dungeness and 5 Red Rock Crabs out of the traps on the way in. TOP


 

 

 

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