2015 Nanoose Bay / French Creek

Discussion in '2015 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by rowswell, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Tightlines22

    Tightlines22 Well-Known Member

    I have corrected by either editing/cropping the pic a bit smaller before posting or rotating it (in your case) to the right again before posting.
     
  2. bigredsnapper

    bigredsnapper Well-Known Member

    Thanks tight lines I will try next time...........BRS
     
  3. Hot Rods

    Hot Rods Member

    Lots of jigable herring off Neck Point right now PL
     
  4. Pescado_Loco

    Pescado_Loco Member

    Great, thanks for the reply. I'll get out there this week.
     
  5. Olde School

    Olde School Well-Known Member

    Hot Rods, are you jigging them out of a boat or from shore?
    Thanks.
     
  6. TipUp

    TipUp Active Member

    Fished out of French Creek today and christened my buddy's new silver streak with the first keeper landed in his boat. He picked up an 8-10# and I had 3 nearly legal springs. 200' and right on the bottom. Green flashers and a glow hootchie was the ticket but we also had action on a 4" blue/green/chrome coyote. I'm not very familiar with the area but I believe we were fishing the area known as "the humps". Great February day on the water!
     
  7. Hot Rods

    Hot Rods Member

    From the boat in front of Pipers. 80 to 200 feet. Lots of big schools right now
     
  8. Trophy

    Trophy Member

    Tried french creek hump at low tide today....wife lost a keeper close to the boat. Tipup was right, 200 ft, glow flasher with glow hoochie, thanks tipup! No other action and just one tiny bait ball found. Nice forcast actually turned into a cold north wind.
     
  9. bigredsnapper

    bigredsnapper Well-Known Member

    Got out yesterday and headed to Ballenas. Had Bushy and a buddy Paul, a rookie, on board. It was tough trolling at Ballenas, it was blowing NW and tough to hold the line. Went a couple hours with nothing until Bushy put on his famous "turd" and five minutes later Paul brought in his first salmon. It was a nice 12 lber and he did a good job bringing it in. I changed up and put a blue hootchie my wife picked out and after five minutes I hooked in to a beauty and got it the net. Bushy switched up to a spoon and hooked in to another beauty which Paul, now an expert, played him well and again Bushy was the net man. The sun went down behind Arrowsmith so we headed in and ended up with three, 12 17 and 18lbs, not a bad day for Febuary............BRS (the 17 was a white one)
     

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  10. Oly1

    Oly1 Active Member

    Wow nice fish BRS, and great report as well. Those are some pretty nice February fish for sure. You didn't get anything smaller, just those three?
     
  11. bigredsnapper

    bigredsnapper Well-Known Member

    Yup, went three for three with a rookie on board...........BRS
     
  12. Jwolfe

    Jwolfe Member

    Nice work guys
     
  13. high tide

    high tide Well-Known Member

    Nice fish there fellas, great to see good reports !

    Only in BC ..... Sat Chuck fishin and cuttin the grass in February : ))
     
  14. bigredsnapper

    bigredsnapper Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys, I should give some credit to Bushy the net man. Yes Rob, he is Bushy..........BRS
     

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  15. Hot Reels

    Hot Reels Member

    Nice to see the pictures BRS.Was out in front of Pipers and Neck point today for 5 hours. No sign of herring, no birds no seals nothing just a dead zone! Until I see a picture of a herring I will follow you guys around and maybe get a salmon!
     
  16. Oly1

    Oly1 Active Member

    Nice looking salmon BRS. Looks like your net man did a pretty good job and he carries the fish for you as well.
     
  17. Someday

    Someday Active Member

    Bushy, aka "cabin boy" is sure getting around.....glad he is good for netting fish!
     
  18. Hot Rods

    Hot Rods Member

    PL. Send me a PM if you have any trouble getting your herring. Glad to help out. The schools are migrating through right now and sometimes difficult to locate. We spent an hour running around yesterday afternoon and drew a blank despite a positive report from a local fisherman who had been out in the morning.
     
  19. Pescado_Loco

    Pescado_Loco Member

    PM sent, thanks
     
  20. rowswell

    rowswell Member

    Fished off Ballenas Tuesday in the fog. 3 hours over the slack in company of 3 other boats. Not a hit. Lots of bait in close to Ballenas in water under 150' deep, all at 80' to bottom.

    Out again this AM for an hour. Fished going North on outside of Gerald from Douglas but pretty choppy so turned at Dorcas pt & stayed close to Gerald on southbound trip. Got one right on the bottom on the inside of Gerald at 150'. 3.5" cop car on green flasher. With dinner in the box, called it quits for the day. Fish was stuffed with 4" herring - but I only marked one small ball and a few scattered marks the entire time out.

    When dog walking this AM, fellow walker said they had a small school of herring spawn just off their place on Dolphin y'day. 1st they'd seen this year.
     

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