Day Rate (7 to 8 hour trips)
4 guests ($50 for each additional guest up to 6 max)
Night Bite Special Departs at 5:30 or 6:00 p.m., returning at dusk
Chinook fishing off Nanoose Bay and Nanaimo starts toward the end of April, and lasts until mid June. These fish follow the herring spawn in March and hang out actively feeding on schools of herring until June. This can be a very productive fishery, very close to home.
Port Alberni Inlet or Somas Sockeye start arriving around the 3rd week of June and peak in the first 2 weeks of July. There can still be good fishing through until the end of July in years where the run is a decent size. These fish are perfect eating and the right size for family fun.
We experience some good chinook or king fishing from April through June when these fish often stage out in front of Schooner Cove and Nanaimo. The early run fish are in prime condition and are great eating…not to mention they fight well! There are times when the fish are over at Sangster and Lasquitti Island, which is a 30 to 40 minute run.
Come and enjoy a quick, inexpensive evening fishing. Trips depart the dock at 5:30 p.m. and we return at dark (usually 9 p.m. That means you can get in a good 3 hours of fishing right at dusk when fishing is often quite good. These are priced well at $300 plus GST. Limited to 4 guests. These trips target fishing opportunities around the Schooner Cove area where there are a number of small islands and drop off areas offering good fishing.
Day trips for salmon fishing charters depart from Schooner Cove Marina in Nanoose Bay. We will typically fish either around the islands in this area, or run across to Sangster and Lasquitti Islands to take advantage of different opportunities.