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Port Alberni Inlet Sockeye Salmon – Fishing Report – June 23, 2010

| June 23, 2010

Whats wrong with this picture?…thats right its that massive HOG of a Sockeye that we caught today on a wigglewood cotton candy lure… http://www.blackcreekflyandtackle.com/ sells them.  It is the largest Sock of the year so far, and it really is quite a bit larger than most of the Socks that we have been catching. 

The sporty fleet was down at China Creek, and it was a traffic jam.  I decided to be a little more sporting, so I caught my limit downrigging with my fly rod.  Which made a 5lb sockeye feel like pretty good…  it was crowded at China Creek, one person had to be driving the boat at all times.  
 
Anyhow, the fishing is excellent and it seemed like most were getting their limits.  Leader lengths make a big difference and we have been using 20inch leaders.  For flashers, I don’t think it really matters that much, we have been using green, purple, gold betsy, purple haze and a new one I got for my fly rod, its like a gold betsy but 1/2 the size.

The weather is calling for a few days of rain, if the river rises a couple feet, the fishing will cool off a bit.

Here is a video of that big Sockeye that Rick caught, just as I was trying to net it, the hook popped out of its mouth and I just managed to scoop it before it swam off!

 

Tight lines,

Ian B.

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