2015 Nanoose Bay / French Creek

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

  1. Copper Moon

    Copper Moon Member

    Last week I picked up a semi submerged float and was able to contact and return the trap lost last year to the owner. Wrapped around that set was a tangle of line without a float and a couple more traps that appeared to have been in the water for some time. Traps drift, particularly if they are not weighted well enough. As was the case in this situation.
     
  2. Prairie Buoy

    Prairie Buoy Member

    I put a stone, roughly size of my fist, in each prawn trap under the bait. This should keep trap in proper position and help keep in place. Then about 10 feet in front of top trap, I put a 5 pound weight with bent rebar attached. This works like a mini anchor and drift should not be a problem in any current. Small buoys work better than large for drift prevention too and may make your set less visible to nosy people. Best solution is to stick around your trap area for couple hours, jig or read… No problems then!!

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  3. Trophy

    Trophy Member

    Fished high tide on the french creek hump this morning. A few random marks on bottom and a few small bait marks on bottom. Threw everything at em.... Nothing, not even a tap. Lots of big gill netters heading north. Nice sunny calm morning on the water though!
     
  4. Finished Business

    Finished Business Well-Known Member

    Prairie Buoy, That is one gorgeous day on the water. Great pic, thanks for sharing it.
     
  5. Oly1

    Oly1 Active Member

    I second that. Great looking picture and the scenery looks awesome.
     
  6. Big Green Machine

    Big Green Machine Well-Known Member

    Yes the scenery in that pic is awesome. No, delicious is a better description.
     
  7. Trophy

    Trophy Member

    Fished French Creek hump this morning. Lots of birds mainly closer to shore feeding on washed up herring spawn, odd sea lion and seal, few small bait balls with afew on the bottom as well. Hit off the clip right away-gone (glow flasher/glow Irish cream spoon at 180 ft). I landed/released a undersize spring (glow flasher/purple glow spoon at 210 ft).
     
  8. Trophy

    Trophy Member

    Good news - Lots of random marks and lots of small bait marks off french creek hump
    Bad news - those marks seem to be pollack! Everytime you raised or lowed your line to get past them you would catch one. One small chinook shaker released.
     
  9. Sangstercraft

    Sangstercraft Well-Known Member

    How were the size of the pollock? It looks like there's some good recipes for them..
     
  10. Trophy

    Trophy Member

    Shaker size, one a little bigger (thought about keeping him)
     
  11. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    Whoever has the double eagle with turquoise high top and Suzuki power give your head a shake. They ripped full speed right up to a Sealion colony within 10 feet. All of the animals panicked to get in the water while they did doughnuts overtop of them. Go look at them if you want but don't be an idiot.


    On the fishing side of things... It's slow.
     
  12. southern star

    southern star Member

    Look what the Easter Bunny brought me :)

    21 1/2 lbs winter Chinook. Caught out front of French Creek Harbour on the humps.

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  13. lordofthesprings

    lordofthesprings Active Member

    good job!! how deep and what did it bite?
     
  14. southern star

    southern star Member

    Bait at 200'. Wish I could go out today. Looks like another perfect opportunity. Happy fishing :)
     
  15. Island bonker

    Island bonker New Member

    Almost a spring-spring? nice fish!
     
  16. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe Member

    Got out yesterday for a fish. First day of the year for me and mostly just wanted to get the boat running but we lucked out and nailed a 17! Caught it on an Irish Cream around 160 just outside of Winchelsea. salmon.jpg
     
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  17. Oly1

    Oly1 Active Member

    Great looking fish southern star and SmokinJoe. Nice to see some decent fish are being caught around French Creek. Keep the reports coming.
     
  18. Trophy

    Trophy Member

    Fished high tide at French Creek Hump, odd small bait balls and lots of pollack marks around 80-120 ft (released 7).
    Lost two half way to boat, caught/released one fat 59 cm chinook.
     
  19. lordofthesprings

    lordofthesprings Active Member

    excellent what was working for you ?
     
  20. Trophy

    Trophy Member

    185-215 ft, glow flashers and glow spoons. Landed one took brined green ancovy in teaser head with glow flasher.
     

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