The Boat

21′ Sea Sport

The “Spring Central” is a 21 foot Sea Sport. Truly a sport fishing machine! It has a hardtop with an enclosed cabin that seats four comfortably, washroom facility up front and a fishing deck that’s open and roomy. Fishing in safety and comfort is assured. It’s powered by a brand new 225 h/p Yamaha 4 stroke and a 9.9 h/p Yamaha 4-stroke kicker. The boat is rigged with 3 Scotty electric downriggers, Garmin colour GPS, Lowrance sounder, JRC radar, VHF, and satellite radio. All the essentials for an unforgettable Vancouver Island, BC salmon and halibut fishing charter.

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Rods and Reels

Good Time Dave’s Fishing Charters fishes with top quality gear for the British Columbia sport fishing enthusiast. Islander MR-2 mooching reels spooled with 350 yards of 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen monofilament and G-Loomis 10′ 6″ rods are our choice for “The Big Springs” and other salmon species. Qualia Q16 single and 2 speed reels spooled with 400 yards of 80 lb Tuf Line combined with Shimano Technium rods are our choice for Pacific “Barn Door” halibut. Big, long, hard, line peeling runs, no worries Good Time Dave’s Fishing Charters has got you covered.
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Islander and Qualia Q16 Reels, G Loomis Rods

Good Time Dave’s Fishing Charters fishes with top of the line rods, reels and equipment. We use G-Loomis rods with Islander and Qualia Q16 reels.

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Electronics

Lowrance Colour Sounder

Display
5.0″ (12.7cm) diagonal 16-bit color SolarMax™ TFT display
High-detail 480V x 480H pixel resolution
Wide viewing angles in all light conditions
Fluorescent cold-cathode screen and keypad backlighting
Multiple color sonar display choices
Performance Features
Depth penetration to 2,500 feet* (760 m) at 50 kHz
4,000 watts peak-to-peakpower
Dual frequency 200/50 kHz Skimmer®transducer
Temp/speed/distance readings
Enhanced sonar data processing
Adjustable ping speed automatically engages HyperScroll™ for locating fish targets at higher boat speeds
FlashGraf™ LCD flasher+sonar graph with COLORLINE™
FasTrack™ vertical flasher bar
Overlay data
Standard sonar features – Advanced Signal Processing (ASP™), COLORLINE™, Advanced Fish Symbol I.D.™, FishTrack™, multi-zoom options, sonar alarms, backup memory, and more

3 Scotty Electric Downriggers

With a 60″ long 1 ¼” diameter telescopic stainless boom and boom mounted rod holders this bulletproof pedestal swivel mount downrigger is a must for Pacific Salmon trolling off Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada.

Garmin 182C GPS/Chartplotter

The GPSMAP 182C feature crisp, high-resolution displays and high-speed processors, which allow for an extremely fast redraw rate. These chartplotters have a built-in WAAS receiver, which means they can pinpoint your location and other map features within three meters, on average.
The GPSMAP 182C’s built-in worldwide basemap provides coastline detail, Canada and U.S. tide data, and inland cartography. Like all Garmin marine products, these units are tough enough to stand up to saltwater, sunlight, and other elements.

JRC Radar

The RADAR 1500MKII is a compact LCD radar designed for ease of use and reliability. It utilizes a small 18″ Radome with a high-speed 32RPM antenna, outputting 2kW of power, with a narrow 5.2° beam width. The 6.5″ Black & White, sunlight viewable, high definition LCD display utilizes a Jog Dial and Joystick for simple and quick operation. The Jog Dial allows the user to set Gain, Range, Tuning and Sea Clutter. All the features you would expect in larger radars are standard, including interfacing with your GPS for Course, Speed, and Waypoint navigation.

Scotty Black Box

It has been proven that many species of fish have a strong sensitivity to electrical energy in the water. Pacific Salmon are one of theses species. To maximize our downriggers fishing potential Good Time Dave’s uses the Scotty black box for positive voltage control.

Bluetooth Stereo

“Spring Central” is equipped with a bluetooth stereo for your listening pleasure. Whether it is the peaceful sounds of the ocean, heart pounding baselines or music for the kids, Good Time Dave’s Fishing Charters promises a fun and safe salmon and halibut sportfishing charter on Vancouver Island.