Sooke has been hot the last few weeks for coho. Lots on the surface. A sparse polar bear bucktail cast at feeding fish or trolled quickly on the surface produced some violent strikes. Probably half the fish to the boat, about 15. Nothing big, all between 3-6lbs.
I was able to get out again. The fog created a entirely different atmosphere. I was figure the fish would be more likely to be on top due to the lack of direct sun light. As it turned out I was only able to spot a few fish chasing bait on the surface. Starting off towing a couple of white polar bear bucktails I was into a couple of coho right off the bat, but then things slowed down. I switched over to the "dark side", even broke out the down rigger for 1/2 hour, but decided it sucked. Went back to one rod just fly and the other 3 oz and fly. Did just as well, if not better than everyone else. 9 fish to the boat including one small spring.
Dunno. It seems kind of odd that most people out Sooke was are stuck on the down rigger thing, especially when we're fishing for fish that at this time are mostly under 5lbs.
Kind of a slow day. On the way back in towards the harbour I slowed down to see what a bunch of seagulls were up to. The spot was loaded with herring. Fly rod back together. Three short casts, three fish. Just like that! 20 mins of crazy action. Right place. right time.