2015 Bamfield and Barkley Sound Reports

Discussion in '2015 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by Sculpin, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. gamechanger

    gamechanger Well-Known Member

    Fish Ass is right, lets do a derby thread
     
  2. Fish Assassin

    Fish Assassin Active Member

    A bite in the arse maybe..... LOL :)
     
  3. Fish Assassin

    Fish Assassin Active Member

    Just a moment, I am just posting the dates and location on facebook..... LOL :) just joking
     
  4. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    LOL, we need a new sign over the door...welcome to club debauchery. Fortunately for all who grace the club's presence there is the "healing couch." I can personally attest for the healing qualities of those who find themselves in dire need.

    Time for us to work on the sweat lodge to augment the healing couch.

    Oh ya, this is about a fishing report...no need to worry about those, commies got em all. Go back to drinking.
     
  5. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    why dont you fellas take this to nexopia....lol



    we need a fishing report!!
     
  6. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    hard for these guys ta post Blair , havent seen any of them out here all winter , painful comin on here lately
    got 12 days in so far this winter,,, , seems just the locals draggin lines ...
    what a ya wanna know buds :) , fishin has been very consistent since november
    i see Scott and Ken doin well on there fb reports as well
    no need ta go to vernon either , right on your doormat , or towards my place
    dont think reports are appropriate on here anymore lol ,
    gotta smokin deal on a 40 for ya ... go see Gordy
     
  7. gamechanger

    gamechanger Well-Known Member


    Ok Trophywife, here is a fishing report. I probably should have put this out earlier, but most of it is still relevant.
    Winter springs are in the sound, we caught some nice ones over the holidays in December and January including this little screamer just outside the harbour on Christmas Eve. Bamfields only remaining commercial troller has been fishing the sound for springs, with some decent days of 10-20 winters. Typical winter spots, gear close to the bottom and needlefish hootchies, coho killers, etc...are the keys at this time of year.

    Hard to believe that there are prawns out there after all of the BS on prawns earlier but the prawning is pretty good in the Barkley right now. We did pretty well in several places in the sound, and did a little prospecting and tried some new areas too with some decent hauls. Some areas are loaded with berried females and others more males, and lots mixed, but there have been some good scores on the prawn front. We had one trap that had 204 in it. Maybe the sky isn't falling.

    In between prawn soaks we've been doing some dives and checking out some of the areas underwater which is awesome to do at this time of year. The waters gin clear, and there's hardly anybody out here so you can dive at some of the places now that you wouldn't want to try once the fishing fleet arrives. Barkley has some of the most beautiful places, and a huge diversity of marine life...it's pretty cool seeing the underwater haunts that you troll over for what they really are. The rock scallops have been a tasty treat from these types of adventures, and we've also been eating sea cucumber, goose neck barnacles, urchin roe, oysters, digging clams, etc...winter is a different gear out here, and pretty awesome doing some of the things that you aren't thinking about when it's salmon season.

    I brought my boys out over the holidays and a couple of their buddies and we spent some sunny days exploring remote beaches and caves. Pretty cool getting the kids out on the beaches and islands and away from the computer screens, they didn't even bring them (poor reception) and after a little withdrawl on day one by the end of the week they didn't even care. Barkley's loaded with cool places to explore, and if you can get in close to the rocks and drop people there are some amazing places to see.

    If any of you guys would be more interested in getting out here in the "off-season" and checking more of this kind of thing out get in touch, it's pretty awesome. There's a core group of us who try and go out a few times each month, whether it's Bam or staying in the islands.
     

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  8. gamechanger

    gamechanger Well-Known Member

    Here's some more, can you put more than 3 pics together on here somehow...?
     

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    gamechanger Well-Known Member

    here are the last ones
     

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  10. HookNSlice

    HookNSlice Member

    gamechanger
    tell us more about the gin!!!
     
  11. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    Great report Brad. Going to have to get into the diving me thinks :). Thanks for sharing the great pics and kudos on getting the kids out :cool:.
     
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  12. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    Cool pics gamechanger :cool: ; how do the cukes taste??

    Just watched a quick video about the Goose Necks.....I had no idea about them being a tasty delicacy!!
     
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  13. gamechanger

    gamechanger Well-Known Member

    The cukes are good, but really rich, so you don't need a lot of them which is good because there's not a lot of meat in a cucumber. 5 little strips, next time we are going to wrap something with them like asparagus, or a rock scallop. The goosenecks are awesome you could eat a lot of those, lots of work for what you get but what isn't.
     
  14. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    Thanks Brad awesome pics...
     
  15. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    thank you ,much better, and the pics are a good fix!!, gonna head for some hali in feb with a couple buds!! see ya round
     
  16. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    let me know when , Jerry and i are talkin about goin white fishin early feb Blair,
    caught an incidental by ship that had ta go back ! there here...
     
  17. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    hmmm .....pretty quiet on here
    no one else fishin winter ??
    someone step up ?? .....


    fd



    fd
     
  18. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    Bod doesnt fish in the winter? lol
     
  19. gamechanger

    gamechanger Well-Known Member

    We'll be out there Sat-Wed, will post some info for you guys when we get back.
     
  20. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    appreciated,, cant get back to bam til spring break..
     

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