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SOCKEYE are OPEN in

MARINE WATERS &

in the Tidal Fraser River & the Non-Tidal Fraser 

Sockeye limit is 2 per day in the Fraser River System 

You may also retain Spring Salmon as well

But only 1 over 50 cm and only 4 salmon total 

 AUG 1ST - We are temporarily unable to do

any Scotty downrigger repairs or servicing 

Jessica's First Sockeye 

Opening day Sockeye limit caught by Chris and Ron

Port Hardy halibut catch by Peter Zaoralek 

Fraser River Spring July 23, 2018

Check out the NEW COLOR Pesca spoon Postmark

  

SALTWATER FISHING REPORT
 
We are now selling Tidal water angling licences.
 
For Tide tables for Point Atkinson please go here 
 
 
Saltwater Report
August 16th, 2018
 
Sockeye fishing in now open as of Aug 1st - we have heard of a few guys with limits on their first time out :)
See photos above . 
Fish Multiple dummy flasher above and below your gear. 
The best hoochie is a small pink sockeye hoochie . 
 
The South end of Bowen Island has been the most consistent area with most of the fish reported closer to the entrance of Tunstall Bay and Cape Roger Curtis. Productive depths have been between 80' and 150' with the majority of fish caught on spoons and Anchovies. The Gulf Islands have slowed down compared to how it was 2 weeks ago  however this could change quickly!! With the drier weather upon us the West Vancouver Coho fishery has been quite good, Anchovies and White Hoochies are the ticket at depths of 20ft to 50ft. There are also fish starting to show off of the mouth of the Fraser and this area will only get better as the summer progresses.
 
Be sure to check out our HUGE selection of spoons from Pesca, Coyote, Silver Horde, Titan, Iron Needle and Gibbs. If you are using bait try dying your Anchovies with Procure Chartruse Brine, this can make a big difference in making sure the fish see's your presentation. 
   
 
Southern BC Inside Waters
 
Areas 13 to 18, 28 and 29 and Subareas 19-1 to 19-6 (except those portions listed below):
 
Effective June 1, 2018 until September 30, 2018, the daily limit for Chinook Salmon is one (1) per day in in Areas 13 to 17, 28 and 29 with the exception of those four areas listed below under the headings Strait of Georgia, Pender Island, Juan de Fuca and Fraser River mouth. Terminal fishing opportunities 
at full limits for Chinook may be considered in-season if abundance permits.
 
Effective October 1, 2018 until further notice, the daily limit for Chinook Salmon is two (2) per day in in Areas 13 to 19, 28 and 29.
 
Exceptions:
 
Strait of Georgia: 
Note: this measure came into effect on May 7, 2018 as previously announced in FN0370 issued May 7, 2018.
 
Effective immediately until June 28, 2018 the daily limit for Chinook salmon is two (2) per day, of which only one may be greater than 67 cm in Subareas 18-1, 18-3, 18-6, 18-11, and 19-5.
 
Effective June 29, 2018 to July 31, 2018 the daily limit is two (2) Chinook salmon per day between both of which must be less than 85 cm in Subareas 18-1, 18-3, 18-6, 18-11, and 19-5. 
 
Chinook salmon retained in these waters must have a fork length of at least 62 cm.
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Pender Island:
Effective June 1 to September 30, 2018 there is no fishing for finfish in Subareas 18-2, 18-4, 18-5 and 18-9.
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Juan de Fuca (Subareas 19-1 to 19-4 and Area 20):  
Effective June 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018 there is no fishing for finfish in Subareas 20-3, 20-4 and that portion of Subarea 20-5 that lies west of 123 degrees 49.30 minutes west longitude (Otter Point)
 
Effective June 1, 2018 until June 28, 2018 the daily limit for Chinook salmon is two (2) per day which may be wild or hatchery marked between 45 and 67 cm 
fork length or hatchery marked greater than 67 cm in Subareas 19-1 to 19-4 and 20-6 and 20-7 and that portion of Subarea 20-5 that lies east of 123 degrees 49.30 minutes west longitude (Otter Point).
 
Effective June 29, 2018 until July 31, 2018, the daily limit for Chinook salmon is two (2) Chinook per day which may be wild or hatchery marked between 45 and 85 cm or hatchery marked greater than 85 cm in Subareas 19-1 to 19-4 and 20-6 and 20-7 and that portion of Subarea 20-5 that lies east of 123 degrees 49.30 minutes west longitude (Otter Point).
 
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Fraser River Mouth (Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10):
Effective June 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018, there is no fishing for salmon in Subareas 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10. Effective June 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018, there is no fishing for salmon in Subarea 29-6.
 
Effective August 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018, there is no retention of Chinook Salmon in Subarea 29-6. 
 
Variation Order Number: 2018-RFQ-0307; 2018-RCT-0321
 
This means we can still fish the Fraser river mouth outside the area that used to be called the Banana 
  
FishingBC App
 
The FishingBC app, Apple version is available now with the Android version coming soon. It ’s free, and is already providing thousands of anglers with real-time access to regulations and other fishing-friendly features.  Anglers can find species and area specific regulations through map tools which identify their current location and species of interest. Because of how DFO has organized information to be delivered to the app, anglers now have access to virtually everything they need to know on their portable electronic devices. In addition to providing current regulatory information, the Fishing BC app has several other important features:
• It holds an electronic copy of your recreational licence and a permanent record of your catch log;
•It allows photos and entries to be shared by social media or e-mail directly from the app
IF you have an Apple iphone get the app today and in preperation for the coming season.  
 
A link to the app store here or on the icons below 
 
 
 

 To purchase your saltwater licence please go to

www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cf

to view the online Saltwater regulations please go 

HERE

 Jig packages for only $ 5.99 or $ 6.99  

Perfect for bottom fish

Comes with a 6 or 8 oz jig head and 2 tails- lots of colors 

To see full selection go here 

LINGCOD- OPEN MAY 1ST 

Effective at 00:01 hours May 1 to 23:59 hours September 30, 2018 fishing for lingcod will open in the following areas:

 

Areas: 12-1 to 12-13, 12-15 to 12-48, 13 to 19, 20-5 to 20-7 and 29-5.

Daily limit: one (1)

Possession limit: two (2)

Size limit: 65cm

Annual limit: ten (10)

Gear: Angling (hook and line) and spear fishing while diving.

 

Areas 28 and 29 (except of Subarea 29-5) remain closed to fishing for lingcod, this includes catch and release.

 

 

ROCKFISH - OPEN MAY 1ST 

ROCKFISH (Rockfish and Yelloweye Rockfish in the aggregate):

Effective at 00:01 hours May 1 to 23:59 hours September 30, 2018 fishing for rockfish will open in the following areas:

 

Areas: 12 to 19, 20-5 to 20-7 and 29-5

 

Daily limit: one (1)

Possession limit: two (2) 

No size limit or annual limit is in effect.

Gear: angling (hook and line) and spear fishing while diving.

 

Areas 28 and 29 (except of Subarea 29-5) remain closed to fishing for rockfish, this includes catch and release.

 

Rockfish Conservation Areas are currently in effect and are closed to all fin fishing.  

 

North Coast:

Areas: 1 to 10, 101 to 110, 130, 142

Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined - three (3), only one (1) of which may be a Quillback rockfish, a Tiger rockfish, or a China rockfish; there is zero (0) retention for Yelloweye rockfish and Bocaccio rockfish; lingcod - two (2).

Close time: November 16 to March 31 (open April 1 to November 15)

 

South Coast (Outside waters):

Areas: 11, 21 to 27, 111, 123 to 127, Subareas 12-14 and 20-1 to 20-4, and Area 121 (excluding the following portions described below): 

 

Area 121:

No person shall fish for or retain Halibut, rockfish and Lingcod in Area 121 outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.000 minutes and 125 degrees 17.386 minutes W and continues south easterly at a bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48 degrees 28.327 minutes and 125 degrees 01.687 minutes W.

 

Area 121:

Closed to all finfish, year round in the waters of Swiftsure Bank, inside a line from 48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 125 degrees 06.00 minutes W, thence to 48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 124 degrees 54.20 minutes W, thence to 48 degrees 29.62 minutes N and 124 degrees 43.40 minutes W, thence following the International Boundary between Canada and the U.S. to 48 degrees 29.55 minutes N and 124 degrees 56.20 minutes W, thence in a straight line to the point of commencement.  

 

Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined - three (3), only one (1) of which may be a Quillback rockfish, a Tiger rockfish, or a China rockfish; there is zero (0) retention for both Yelloweye rockfish and Bocaccio rockfish; lingcod - two (2).

Close time: November 16 to March 31 (open April 1 to November 15)

 

 

HALIBUT 

 

For 2018, the recreational fishery allocation of Halibut is 927,990 pounds.The following measures will be in effect as noted below. 


COAST-WIDE:


Open time:

Effective at 00:01 hours on April 1, 2018 fishing for halibut will be opened coast-wide until further notice.


Limits and sizes:


Effective April 1, 2018 until further notice:


-The maximum length for Halibut is 115cm. 


-The daily limit for Halibut is one (1). 


-The possession limit for Halibut is two (2), only one (1) of which may be over 83cm in length.


-The annual limit is six (6) Halibut per licence holder, as set out on the 2018/2019 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.


-All Halibut retained by the licence holder shall be immediately recorded in ink on 

the 2018/2019 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.  The area from which each Halibut is caught and its length shall immediately be recorded on the licence.

 

The exceptions to these openings are:


Areas 121:

No person shall fish for or retain Halibut, Rockfish and Lingcod in Area 121 outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.000 minutes and 125 degrees 17.386 minutes W and continues south easterly at a bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48 degrees 28.327 minutes and 125 

degrees 01.687 minutes W.


Area 121:

Closed to all finfish, year round in the waters of Swiftsure Bank, inside a line from 48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 125 degrees 06.00 minutes W, thence to 48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 124 degrees 54.20 minutes W, thence to 48 degrees 29.62 minutes N and 124 degrees 43.40 minutes W, thence following the International Boundary between Canada and the U.S. to 48 degrees 29.55 minutes N and 124 degrees 56.20 minutes W, thence in a straight line to the point of commencement.  


Variation Orders: 2018-81 (Close Time) and 2018-82 (Quota)


Non-residents of Canada wishing to fish for and retain Halibut in Management Areas 121, 23 and 123 must purchase an electronic licence through a Canadian vendor.

 

We are a certified Scotty downrigger repair depot.

 

Aug 1st 2018 - We are temporarily unable to do any

Scotty downrigger repairs or servicing 

Please allow at least 5-7 working days during peak season.

Contact Berry's at 604-273-5901 or via email at 

                                 Berry@berrysbait.com