2016 Nanaimo Reports

Discussion in '2016 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by AquaDisiacIII, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    Nicely done :).

    Good luck in the derby this weekend folks.
     
  2. twogone

    twogone Member

    Fished off the fingers on Thursday from 10 AM until around 2 PM. Two or 3 other boats in the same area and we didn't see a lot of nets out scooping up fish. We got 1 good solid bite on a kitchen sink at 150''and that was it. Ran over to Tharsher Rock looking for a ling for dinner. Got 2 undersize on anchovies and 2 very nice Rockies. Beautiful day on the water and a tasty dinner. Don't know where all the springs are but will keep on looking as long as the weather holds windwise.
    Cheers; twogone
     
  3. Salty

    Salty Member

    Curious what how the derby went... I didn't get to partake. Any decent fish taken? Still pretty spotty out there? Or starting to see more fish?
     
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  4. adrian1991

    adrian1991 Active Member


    146 fish taken
    A few in the high teens
    And a 24lb won it
     
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  5. Olde School

    Olde School Well-Known Member

    Well run derby, for a good cause. Congratulations to all of the Serauxmen involved - notably Chris.
    I vote for a subcategory in next year's edition of the derby: biggest Pacific Cod.
     
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  6. vanisland

    vanisland Member

    How many tickets were sold? Anywhere you can view the top fish caught?
     
  7. ExFlyGuy

    ExFlyGuy Active Member

    I heard them say they sold around 250 tickets, 150 of which were sold in the last week. You can see the fish on the serauxmen facebook page.

    We fished for about 30 hours over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Only boated 15 springs in total and we were fishing hard the hole time. It is a grind out there but there are fish around in 100- 1000 feet of water. We threw the hole tackle box at them but got most of our fish rolling chovies.
     
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  8. Hot Reels

    Hot Reels Member

    Fished Entrance this morning for lings with no luck. Went from the Fingers to the spoil ground and got into 7 springs between 1: 30 and 2: 30. Kept 2, naturally the big one got away. All on Army Truck hootchy at 180 ft.
     
  9. SprinterX

    SprinterX Member

    Hoping to do some fishing off Thrasher Rock this coming May long weekend. Any reports from there or close by that can help a new guy land a few big ones to start the season.

    Thanx.
     
  10. Bordeau

    Bordeau Member

    Went out tonight from 18:30 until 20:30. Got 1 just under size on green speckle back hoochy at 145 in 750 feet of water. The hit came within 15 min. after starting.
    Didn't see other boats playing fish.
     
  11. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Is this an unusually slow start for Chinook in your area ?
    seems last few years there were lots of fish being caught before now.
     
  12. Hot Reels

    Hot Reels Member

    got this guy at the Fingers last night at 5pm on army truck hootchy at 140 ft. DSCN4920 (2).JPG
     
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  13. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    Nicely done. Great pic! Thanks for sharing.
     
  14. tains

    tains Active Member

    Nice fish hot reels. Couple shakers this morning. Out front fingers down to neck. No other action seen. Threw the whole tackle box at er but no love for us.
     
  15. vanisland

    vanisland Member

    This is deff one of the slowest starts I can remember, usually this time of year is when you can head out and catch your limits in no time. It's weird because the fish came in late in April, and were around in good numbers till we had that big wind storm then all of a sudden its lights out. Hope it picks up soon.

    Nice fish Hot Reels!
     
  16. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    And here i thought the last couple of good years were the exception and not the norm.
     
  17. Jimfish

    Jimfish Member

    Yesterday was my best day but I've only been out 2 times. The hot weather may be a factor. 600 tomic at 100' got me a couple
     
  18. adrian1991

    adrian1991 Active Member

    Landlord got a 20lb and 14 off the fingers this morning on irish cream and arny truck spoons
     
  19. trevor_shiggs

    trevor_shiggs Member

    Fished from about 8:30 to about 1700. Landed two barely legal before 11:00. At 150ft on army truck hootchies with twinkle skirts. Couple shakers and lots of pollock throughout the rest of the day. image.jpeg
     
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  20. ExFlyGuy

    ExFlyGuy Active Member

    Was out this morning from 5am - 11am. Lots of small fish and just unders were caught and released, 1 keeper in the cooler and a couple decent fish LDR... At about 9:30 the pollack showed up and you couldent even get your gear in the water.

    Every hook that went in the water had a fish on it within a minute or two but chovies still out fished 2 to 1.
     

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