Here’s a video of something a little different. There is more and more interest in albacore tuna fishing off Vancouver Island’s west coast. These fish are great fun to catch, with frantic action once you find the school. Fresh tuna is also one of the best treats that come from the sea.
Most of the anglers chasing tuna do so from Bamfield, Tofino, or points north, as the warm blue water needed is closer to shore. This video is a rare Port Renfrew tuna fishing trip, with Jolly Rogers Fishing Adventures, September 2013. The lines were untied at 3am, motoring in the dark the 85 miles to the tuna grounds. Trolling for tuna all day until the ice ran out, then a quick run back in calm seas. Tied up the boat at 9pm, just before dark. A super long day, a super fun fishing trip!