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Kerry Reed's 2023 Fishing Season Recap: A Memorable Year with Reel Adventures

Kerry Reed's 2023 Fishing Season Recap: A Memorable Year with Reel Adventures

Reflecting on the memorable moments and triumphs of the 2023 fishing season, Kerry Reed, proud member of the Gibbs Pro Team and owner/operator of Reel Adventures, shares insights into a year filled with excitement, challenges, and unforgettable experiences.
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Fishing Season Overview:
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The season began with its fair share of hurdles, with rough seas and inclement weather delaying the start of the salmon season. However, once the conditions stabilized, the fishing flourished, turning into one of the most memorable seasons yet. By mid-July, an abundance of salmon graced the shoreline, offering Kerry unparalleled opportunities for a successful catch.
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Areas of Focus:
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Throughout the season, Kerry concentrated efforts along the West Coast, with particular emphasis on Ucluelet's prime fishing spots. Locations like Red Can, Wya Point, and Florencia Bay proved to be goldmines for anglers seeking thrilling catches and breathtaking scenery.
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Species of Focus:
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While salmon and halibut remained the primary targets, Kerry introduced guests to the exhilarating world of light tackle fishing for rock cod and ling cod. This newfound technique quickly became a favourite among visitors, offering a nostalgic throwback to simpler times of spin casting. The versatility of Reel Adventures' offerings catered to both young and seasoned anglers alike, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all.
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Top-Performing Gibbs Products:
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Among the arsenal of gear utilized by Reel Adventures, Gibbs products stood out as reliable companions on every excursion. The combination of 6ft medium action spinning rods, 30lb braided line, and 30lb mono leader proved to be a winning formula, especially when paired with the 4.5oz Jumbo Anchovy lure. This setup not only yielded impressive catches of black bass but also provided exhilarating battles with ling cod and even large halibut, pushing the limits of what a spinning rod can achieve. Kerry's recommendation to try this setup for halibut fishing garnered enthusiastic responses from guests, cementing its reputation as a game-changer in the world of angling.
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In addition to the Jumbo Anchovy lure, Reel Adventures found success with other Gibbs Fishing lures. For salmon, the Skinny ‘G’ and Kingfisher Spoons proved effective, while for halibut, the Gibbs Hali Rigs and Lighthouse Squid were go-to choices. When targeting ling cod and rock cod, the team relied on their favourite Jumbo Anchovies, completing a versatile arsenal that consistently delivered results.
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As the adventures of 2023 become cherished memories, Kerry Reed eagerly anticipates the upcoming season, brimming with new opportunities and the promise of more unforgettable moments on the bountiful waters of the West Coast. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for the sport, he stands ready to welcome anglers from near and far for another season of thrilling fishing expeditions.

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