Tofino Fishing Report August 2002
by Jay Mohl, Tofino
Great weather, stunning scenery, diverse recreation opportunities,
and fantastic fishing... August in Tofino. Not too hard to take.
If you are interested in chrome bright, acrobatic Coho Salmon on
the cast fly, or searching the deeper waters around Tofino for long
running, tackle busting
Chinook. Powerful Halibut of various sizes, along with the plethora
of Bottom-fish to provide an interesting mix.
August is a prime part of the season in the Tofino/Clayoquot Sound
area, with angling opportunities providing a great diversity of species,
as well as numerous areas of fishable water. Undoubtedly, the most
notable option is the renewed access to fish the outer coastline of
the Sound, and its many scattered islands and reefs for large Chinook
salmon. These maturing Salmon are attracted to stage in the shallow,
baitfish rich areas of Tofino's outer coast, enroute to their
natal streams nearby.
As of August 1st, retention of Chinook in Tofino is limited to 2
per person per day, while only 1 can be over 77cm. Watch local regulations
spot closure at Wilf Rock for part of August.
Even as promising, are the phenomenal numbers of Coho Salmon expected
to return to most systems along the coast around Tofino, providing
awesome light tackle action for both gear and fly fishermen. This season
the best yet, for sprotsfishing anglers interested in catching large
late season Coho on the fly. Don't disregard the great bottom
fishing opportunities that await offshore. Halibut, Ling Cod and various
provide great action through the late fall.
Come and see for yourself why Tofino is labelled one of British Columbia's
premier sport-fishing destinations.
For any further information on the great opportunities available
yet this season in Tofino, give us a call at 1-888-534-7422, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or
stop by our Fly & Tackle as you drive in to Tofino.
Tofino sportsfishing guide Jay Mohl article: Tofino fishing report for August 2002 - coho salmon, chinook, halibut, ling cod.