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Fishing from a boat

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Fishing from a boat

We have a boat that we keep at Maple Bay. But we have never done any line/rod fishing. Could you please tell me information about that? or let me know where I can find out about fishing from a boat in waters that are not to distant from shore (We'd like to take our grandkids out)

What kind of fish can we catch? Where? What kind of bait?

I'm not talking serious salmon fishing....just a leisurely day on the water.

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1. Re: Fishing from a boat

You ended up on the Mill Bay Forum and your boat is in Maple Bay. It's a big subject for here. Ask around the marina. Local knowledge helps. Samsum Narrows is right around the corner but you need to know regulations and restrictions. You probably want to avoid the currents of the narrows.

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2. Re: Fishing from a boat

I would think a fishing forum would be better for this question than a travel forum. There might be a couple of locals on TA who happen to know detailed info about the fishery where you are but specialized knowledge like that would be far more abundant on a forum about fishing.

Google <BC fishing forum> or something to that effect and you'll see a few options.

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The best thing you could do is hire a local guide for a few hours to show you the ropes.

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4. Re: Fishing from a boat

For sure check the link that Sam posted

There are fishing opportunities in your area but with no experience chances are quite limited you may want to look at prawning or crabbing

You would need to get licenses and a regulations book and ask DFO as there are lots of localized closures etc

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