Many of you have heard that Chinook fishing changes are coming for 2019…. and have been wondering how they will affect Hakai Pass …
Good news all around!…
DFO Pacific has posted the update and you will be happy to know that fishing Hakai Pass remains essentially the same as last season.
Chinook limit for area 8 and 108 remain at 2 per day / 4 possession of a total salmon count of 4 per day / total salmon possession 8. As the last few years all chinook must be recorded on your license as soon as caught…
Minor changes that will affect guests….
It will be mandatory to use a descending device for any rockfish that are not being kept in 2019 Ole’s has had descenders for guests for a couple of years but the good news for guests this year….. Ole’s will have a special shorter rod pre-rigged up with descenders and extra weights so guests can descend rockfish quickly while continuing to fish. Rockfish limits will be 3 per day with a possession limit of 6. Yellow eye (the orange coloured rockfish) remain non retention for 2019.
Halibut regulations change slightly allowing guests to choose a larger halibut or 2 smaller ones that are still larger than the smaller limit from 2018….. The possession limit is either of: one (1) halibut measuring from 90 cm to 126 cm head-on length, OR two (2) halibut measuring under 90 cm head-on length.
For full details and area charts the DFO regulations are available through this link.
Happy Fishing everyone!
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