One of the most valuable assets in Nootka Sound is the saltwater fishing that exists today and has existed for decades. Due in large part to the hatchery systems in place in Gold River and Tahsis the fishery is one of the best on Vancouver Island.
Every year thousands of anglers converge on Nootka Sound to partake in a salmon fishery that is renown for its abundance of 20 lb plus salmon. All five species exist in the sound with Chinook and Coho the most predominately sought after trophy fish.
Salmon fishing starts in mid May and runs into late September and sometimes into early October depending on the weather patterns that exist at that time. The peak of the salmon run is from mid July to mid September. Continue reading “Saltwater Fishing in Nootka Sound”