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Plankton are organisms that live in the ocean, drifting with tides and currents. Boring?
Hardly! Collectively, plankton fuel the entire marine ecosystem and represent the vast majority of the ocean's total biomass. This incredibly varied group includes everything from algae encased in jewel-like glass shells, to fierce and deadly predators - and their elusive prey. An entire ecosystem on a microscopic scale!
In June, the fishing season really takes off on the west coast. Long sunny days make the perfect combos for exceptional fishing days.
For the last few weeks, bottom fishing has been consistent and productive. Tons of action catching giant skate and, of course, halibut !! After a few long fights with these gorgeous flat fish, we respectfully keep only one halibut for dinner and came back to the dock...
With the new regulation on Chinook Salmon closure, it's easy to get confused. In Tofino, we are allowed to fish offshore within 1 NM of the surf line until July 14th. See link for details: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/tidal-maree/a-s24-eng.html
The area 124 is from Estevan point to Florencia Bay, and don't forget that the inshore is open for retention with 2 Salmon over 45 cm per day.
Halibut fishing is great now, with no need to go very far, usually going maximum 3 NM offshore has been enough. Fresh bait is important for these bottom feeders, salmon or octopus are the best. When it's added to a Grubb it's a deadly combination!
With the fortunate increase in the number of Humpback Whales off our coast, it is essential that boaters know more about the risks of collision and entanglement (for the sake of whale AND boater safety).
The “How to Save a Whale” by MERS is an essential resource on the risks of collision and entanglement. Please see below for the video and share widely!