Orcas spotted off Deep Bay during sport fishing trip

Killer whale sighting a highlight of the day

A pod of Orca whales were spotted off Deep Bay

At around 12 noon on Saturday, August 6, a boatload of anglers were amazed to see a pod of Orca whales near their vessel.

According to Bobbie Baldwin of Bowser, the group were sport fishing on their own boat — C.E.O. of Nothing — in Lambert Channel, between Denman and Hornby islands, when they spotted the pod.

“The whales were obviously chasing the schools of salmon,” he stated in an e-mail to The News

After half-an-hour, he continued, they ran out of film and headed back to the dock at Deep Bay.

“The old timers on the dock said that they hadn’t seen whales of Chrome Island in 20 to 25 years,” Baldwin wrote.

The pod was of six whales and were feeding in approximately 60 feet of water in the channel.

As for the sport fisherman, Baldwin stated the fishing was good as well.         


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