2015 Bamfield and Barkley Sound Reports

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

  1. getbent

    getbent Well-Known Member

    Bump, how's Bam doing these days?
     
  2. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    Headin over with Cathy next week , last outting inside was slower on our side ,
    Good fish 12-17 lbs comin in off southbank now ,
    Give me a shout if ur headin over Guy , Pass on whatever we find
    FD
     
  3. Seaspanker

    Seaspanker Member

    anyone know the price of boat fuel in Bamfield ? , also has the after aug 1st chinook limit actually been set @ one over and one under per day in area # 23 or are we still waiting for this to be done ? anyone ? curious is all .
     
  4. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

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    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

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  7. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    finfish other than Salmon

    http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/species-especes/fintable-tableaupoisson-eng.html

    Rockfish 1 to 10 5 Apr 1 - Mar 31 Hook and line, spear Aggregate daily limit for all rockfish is 5,
    no more than 3 may be yelloweye.

    Lingcod 11, 12-14, 20* to 27 ( 123 as well ) 3/day - 6/possession
    Apr 1 - Nov 15 Hook and line, spear Minimum length is 65 cm with head on and 53 cm for head off, including the tail.
    * Area 20 west of a line from Sheringham Point to the International Boundary. Minimum length is 65 cm with head on and 53 cm for head off including the tail.

    fd
     
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  8. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    these mapped areas are CLOSED to all fishing ,
    all these regs and maps should keep ya outta trouble ,
    gd lk out there , see ya soon

    fd

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  9. Tide Up

    Tide Up Member

    Great info Fogducker
     
  10. Seaspanker

    Seaspanker Member

    WOW ! thank you so much for all the data Fog Ducker i appreciate the reply . The Seaspanker owes the Fog Ducker a adult beverage for sure !
     
  11. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

  12. Chinook Breeze

    Chinook Breeze New Member

    Just got back from a 4 day trip to Poett Nook. Fishing was really slow for us, only one salmon :(. Fished South bank, 7 mile, Cree, Whittlestone, and Vernon Bay. No bait anywhere or Salmon. Focused our efforts on bottom fish, Cree was good for cod. Prawning also not so good as the commercial guys are in there.
     
  13. Sharphooks

    Sharphooks Well-Known Member

    yikes, was planning a trip---that report doesn't exactly make me want to break any speed limits driving to China Creek for the launch
     
  14. robertg

    robertg Member

    just spent 3 days over in the sound, tried pill, swale. meares. edward king. one undersize spring.
     
  15. UkeeDreamin

    UkeeDreamin Well-Known Member

    Fish on the inside definitely come in waves this time of year. Based on Columbia forecasts, waves of fish should keep building as we head into June. At least I hope so, headed to Ukee for the first trip of the season June 15th!!

    Cheers!

    Ukee
     
  16. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    as promised....

    fd

    Somass Sockeye Stock Assessment Update

    Pre-season forecast:
    Somass (Great Central and Sproat) – “Abundant Range” 700,000 -– 1 million
    Henderson Lake sockeye outlook ~ 25,000 – 45,000

    Escapement to May 28: ~ 2,000
    Test Fishery: Seine vessel Nita Maria starts June 8th

    First in-season re-forecast: June 26

    Catch Estimate: ~ 11,200 adults
    Somass First Nations – 11,000
    Maanulth First Nations Domestic harvest – 0
    Area D Gillnet - 0
    Area B Seine - 0
    Recreational - 200
    JUNE FISHING PLANS:

    All Fishing plans are subject to change depending on escapement.

    First Nations
    Tsu-ma-uss (Hupacasath, Tseshaht) Economic Opportunity Agreement for sales is in effect.

    Gillnets: Weekly Sunday Noon to Wednesday Noon (Paper Mill Dam Pool to Hook Bay)

    Drag Seine : Weekly Thursday to Sunday 6 am to 2 pm daily (Paper Mill Dam)

    Hook and Line: 7 days a week from Papermill Dam to Hook Bay. (Paper Mill Dam Pool closed)

    Maa-nulth – 7 days a week. The harvest plan may include the contracting of designated Area D Gillnet vessels to harvest sockeye. These vessels will be displaying Maa-nulth identification flags.

    Commercial
    Area D Gill – Starting June 9th and every Tuesday in June, a 14 hour opening from 6 am to 8 pm from the Bamfield line to the Pocahontas line.

    Area B Seine - First possible fishery in week of June 15th or 22nd depending on escapement levels and catch rates. Will fish to a weekly target or 3 to 4 days of fishing each week, which ever occurs first. Boundaries from Pocahontas to Polly Point ( Will include a closed area “seine free zone”)

    Recreational
    May 1 until further notice 4 sockeye per day in Area 23 except for the tidal portions of the Somass River which remain at 2 sockeye per day.
    For more information please refer to Fisheries Notices or contact the DFO office in Port Alberni at 250 720-4440
     
  17. scotth

    scotth Member

    Thanks Felix
     
  18. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    and for the record , its on !!!
    get out there

    fd
     
  19. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Yes, sockeye are starting to stack up in the inlet in catchable numbers. Its not hot fishing yet, but catchable numbers. Unlike the last 2 seasons the river water is low and warm. The upper layer of water in the canal is warm. That is a slight barrier to migration into the river. This may be a good thing for the recreational fishery in that sockeye will not migrate into the river as quickly as they have done in prior years. When the fish stage in the canal, it makes angling for sockeye more successful. Barring any dramatic changes the run forecast is 700,000 to 1 million +. Should result in good fishing opportunity for sockeye. You can expect to see commercial fisheries starting next week. Gill net goes first (weekly), followed by 3 day openings each week for seine fleet.

    Here's update on coho. Please note the regulations are identical to prior years (not 2014 season). The Minister is still reviewing recommendations from SFAB regarding coho regulations based on finding a balance between protecting upper Fraser Coho and creating angling opportunities. That means for now, pending Minister's review, the old regulations are in effect:

    RECREATIONAL - Salmon


    Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada


    Subject: FN0487-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Lower West Coast Vancouver Island - Areas 21 to 24, 121, and 123 to 124 - Coho Fishing times and limits


    Unless otherwise specified below, the daily limit for coho is two (2) per day,
    hatchery marked only from June 1 to December 31, 2015. Management measures may
    change in season depending on the Minster’s decision with respect to the
    approved 2015 Interior Fraser Coho exploitation rates. Any changes to coho
    regulations will be released in a subsequent fishery notice.


    Please be aware that these limits do not apply to salmon non-retention areas
    and/or fin-fish closed areas. Please check the DFO website referenced at the
    bottom of this notice for further information.






    Area 21/121


    Effective 00:01 hours June 1 until 23:59 hours August 31, 2015, you may retain
    two (2) hatchery marked coho per day.


    Effective 00:01 hours September 1 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2015 you may
    retain four (4) hatchery marked coho per day.


    Area 22


    Effective 00:01 hours June 1 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2015 you may retain
    four (4) coho per day (hatchery marked or unmarked).




    Area 23/123


    Area 23 shoreward of a line
    ---------------------------


    Subareas 23-1 to 23-6, 23-9, 23-10 and those portions of Subareas 23-7,23-8 and
    23-11 shoreward of a line from Amphitrite Point to the Chrow Island Light, then
    to the Benson Island Light, then to the Coaster Channel Light, then to the
    southwestern tip of Sanford Island, then to Aguilar Point.


    Effective 00:01 hours June 1 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2015 you may retain
    four (4) coho per day (hatchery marked or unmarked).


    Area 123 and Area 23 seaward of a line
    --------------------------------------


    In Area 123 and those portions of Subareas 23-7, 23-8, and 23-11 seaward of a
    line from Amphitrite Point to the Chrow Island Light, then to the Benson Island
    Light, then to the Coaster Channel Light, then to the southwestern tip of
    Sanford Island, then to Aguilar Point.


    Effective 00:01 hours June 1 until 23:59 hours August 31, 2015 you may retain
    two (2) coho per day (hatchery marked only).


    Effective 00:01 hours September 1 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2015 you may
    retain four (4) coho per day (hatchery marked only).




    Area 24/124


    The following waters are closed year round to coho retention: Subareas 24-1
    (Hesquiat Harbour), 24-3, 24-4 (Millar Channel), 24-5, 24-7 (Bedwell Sound), 24-
    12, 24-13, 24-14 and that portion of Subareas 24-2 northerly of a line from
    Starling Point true west to the opposite shore of Sydney Inlet, that portion of
    Subarea 24-10 inside a line between boundary signs at the entrance to Warn Bay,
    and that portion of Subarea 24-11 southerly of a line between boundary signs on
    either side of Grice Bay approximately half way between the entrance and the
    head of the Bay.


    Area 24 shoreward of a line
    ---------------------------


    Subareas 24-6, 24-8, a portion of 24-9 westerly of a line commencing at Ginnard
    Point on Meares Island to a point on the Vancouver Island shoreline on the
    opposite shore of Browning Passage at 49°07.48’N and 125°51.81’W and a portion
    of Subarea 24-10 seaward of a line from boundary signs on either side of the
    entrance to Warn Bay and a portion of Subarea 24-11 northerly of a line between
    boundary signs on Vancouver Island on either side of Grice Bay approximately
    half way between the entrance and the head of the Bay.


    Effective 00:01 hours June 1 until 23:59 hours August 31, 2015 you may retain
    two (2) coho per day (hatchery marked or unmarked)


    Effective 00:01 hours September 1 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2015 you may
    retain four (4) coho per day of which only two (2) may be wild (unmarked).


    Area 124 and Area 24 seaward of a line
    --------------------------------------


    Area 124 and that portion of Subarea 24-2 seaward of a line from Starling Point
    true west to a boundary sign on the opposite shore of Sydney Inlet at 49°
    23.649’N and 126°15.734’W.


    Effective 00:01 hours June 1 until 23:59 hours August 31, 2015, you may
    retain two (2) hatchery marked coho per day.


    Effective 00:01 hours September 1 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2015, you may
    retain four (4) hatchery marked coho per day.




    Refer to the following website link for a description of the Area and Subarea
    maps and for information on salmon non-retention areas and fishing closures:


    http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.html




    Notes:


    Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal
    waters of British Columbia.


    Anglers are requested to release any hatchery marked sockeye. These fish are
    hatchery raised sockeye and part of a recovery program designed to increase the
    numbers of Cultus Lake sockeye.


    The term "hatchery marked" means a fish that has a healed scar in place of the
    adipose fin.


    Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery
    program by labeling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped chinook and
    coho salmon. Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical information for
    coast-wide stock assessment. Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program
    toll free at (866) 483-9994 for further information.


    Rockfish Conservation Areas that are currently in effect and are closed to all
    fin fishing. Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing
    information, can be found on the Internet at:


    www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish


    Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation? If so, please call
    the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line
    at 1-800-465-4336.


    For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at
    1-866-431-FISH (3474).
     
  20. UkeeDreamin

    UkeeDreamin Well-Known Member

    Back to the pain in the ass boundary that bisects the Ukee Harbour mouth/Beg Island/Food Islets/Chrow Island fishing area - can keep wild coho on half your trolling tack but not the other half. Of course the schools of coho know this and don't follow the schools of bait inshore and offshore of this arbitrary line … Oh well, it is what it is.

    Cheers!

    Ukee
     

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