Great Day on the Water on September 13th

MV Charlotte Princess - September 15, 2014

A huge 100 pound Halibut, Coho and Lingcod, along with Orcas and Humpback whales rounded out a perfect day on the water with Kingsize Adventures, work out of the Oak Bay Marina!

Brendan McCarthy’s group from Vancouver and Toronto had non-stop action starting with Lingcod then moving on to Halibut where they caught and landed a 147cm 100lb Halibut that was quickly released back to the depths (133cm is the max size we can keep). A little later they reeled in a 35 pound Halibut and then moved onto some salmon fishing. While they were busing catching 5 nice Coho salmon they were visited by both Humpback whales and Orcas as well.

The fishing will only be getting better for the next 6 weeks so book now to reserve your spot!


Dwayne Mustard's Weekly Fishing Report (Sept. 12)

Painter's Lodge and April Point Resort & Spa - September 12, 2014

We may be late in the fishing season but the fishing at Painter's Lodge and April Point continues to be exceptional. Here's Dwayne to give you the inside scoop about what's been happening out on the water!

The good Chinook fishing south of town just won’t end. Fishing at the Lighthouse, the Hump, and the Green Can has been just as hot this week as it has been all summer. The general consensus is that these are resident feeder Chinook and they will hang around right through the winter which is great news for us that love fishing winter Chinook. And these fish are fat and happy too, tipping the scales at anywhere from 8 to 13 pounds. I am still attributing this great salmon fishing to the resurgence of the herring schools in the area although the herring we have been finding in the bellies of these fish are a little bit smaller at about four inches. Of course the purple UV army truck hoochie remains the lure of choice but a little green glow coyote spoon would probably have deadly results too.

We should also see Chum starting to show up in late September. No word yet on what sort of Chum run we can expect but the hope is that it is similar to the good returns of sockeye, pink , and Chinook we have seen this year.

On a final note, there have been reports of great Coho bucktailing at the Green Can, so bust out your grampa’s tackle box and get in on some cool topwater action.

Until next week,

tight lines and keep on fishin’

Dwayne


New Rescue Station Built By Oak Bay Marine Group

MV Charlotte Princess - September 9, 2014

There’s a new boat house at the Oak Bay Marina in Victoria, and it has some very special tenants. The structure was built for the Oak Bay Sea Rescue Society by the Oak Bay Marine Group. It was constructed at OBMG’s Ladysmith Marina and then transported to Oak Bay to serve as OBSR’s new rescue station.

The state of the art building features a hoist to lift the boat completely out of the water for repairs and maintenance. It also includes a mezzanine to be used for crew training and a “ready” room where crew equipment and gear can be safely stored. The mezzanine and ready room are heated spaces, meaning all gear can now be kept at the rescue station to dry out.

Boating and marine safety is of the outmost importance to the Oak Bay Marine Group, so we were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Oak Bay Sea Rescue Society on this project. We’re confident this new structure help OBSR better serve our community and continue to keep our waters safe.

For more information on this project check out this article published in the Oak Bay News.

To learn more about the Oak Bay Sea Rescue Society, go to www.obsr.ca.