2016 Secret Cove, Pender Harbour and Texada Reports

Discussion in '2016 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by TheHurtLocker, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Burban

    Burban Active Member

    Nice one HurtLocker. I tried soaking a plug the other night, I really like they way they swim in the water. Are you fishing dummies or just two naked plugs?

    I got skunked at Nine Mile yesterday, heard of some nice fish taken there this week but all I managed was a 5lb Yelloweye. Think Ill give it a rest till the weekend... gotta be in the right place at the right time soon tho. :cool:
     
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  2. TheHurtLocker

    TheHurtLocker Well-Known Member

    Just two plugs nothing else. Try adjusting your speeds. You just have to keep them down and let them do their thing. Epsom was holding so much bait like I said on the last post. I'm just going to start going out at 630 or 7 and hit the night bite for a while.
     
  3. Burban

    Burban Active Member

    Cool thanks. Do you run a bead chain or any swivels between the clip and the plug?

    I always run bait, so it'll be nice to try something different every once in awhile.
     
  4. TheHurtLocker

    TheHurtLocker Well-Known Member

    Pm sent
     
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  5. Fishin'Zinn

    Fishin'Zinn Active Member

    Going to be out this weekend, first time this year for me finally. Depending what the weather is doing will be around Quarry bay, channel, or Upwood/south texada. Kicker steering is not setup on the boat right now therefore probably will cover a lot of ground hauling ass with some plugs looking for bait on the sounder ;), I think that's maybe going to be the key regardless... Definitely always bring prepped/brined bait out now if I am feeling 'serious' about bringing something back. Weather permitting, wind forecast is kinda up in the air. If it picks up not much in the way of sheltered spots in the area (probably my only complaint about those spots!)
     
  6. TheHurtLocker

    TheHurtLocker Well-Known Member

    image.jpeg Went out to Epsom with Livelines, found all the bait and pounded plugs through it. Action was none stop, kept 5 released 3. 407 and a Green Meanie.
     
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  7. Burban

    Burban Active Member

    Too sweet THL and LL. No legal silver sides for me, trolled for a couple hours further down around the sergent's bay area. A couple of 4-5 lb Yelloweye again... oh well, fish taco's tonight. Zero to no bait... some very small blips.

    Might have to try Thormanby tomorrow.
     
  8. BCTony

    BCTony Member

    Green Meanie?
     
  9. Fishin'Zinn

    Fishin'Zinn Active Member

    Quarry Bay for about 3 hours around the morning tide change with 5 other boats or so in sight... Nothing. Not even a mark on the sounder. So they are not here.

    Lots of bait being marked however. Not even a shaker or anything on anchovies. Going to travel a bit for afternoon & find the fish!
     
  10. TheHurtLocker

    TheHurtLocker Well-Known Member

    It's a custom order plug from Tomic. It has a 5 digit number that I can remember. I'll get it tonight when I get back out there.
     
  11. Filletandrelease

    Filletandrelease Active Member

    1 good keeper at quarry last night and only 1 at Epsom this morning. Think we will try the pilings for the late bite today. Good work HL. You have a great knack for right place at right time.
     
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  12. Fishin'Zinn

    Fishin'Zinn Active Member

    Hit Epsom for the afternoon tide. Rolled in, lines down then immediately hit fish. a LOT of undersized, one after another for an hour straight. Had a nice one about 10lbs right away I threw back. Shouldve kept it because nothing but undersized!!! Put plugs on to counter that issue, then by that time nobody was getting fish anymore.

    Lots of current didn't make it easy to fish solo, also my pliers broke, multiple hook stabs ensued in releases, and slime all over the lines once the tide kicked in. :) Was done after that!

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  13. BCTony

    BCTony Member

    Thanks.
     
  14. Filletandrelease

    Filletandrelease Active Member

    Change of pace today. Went to egmont point to get out if the wind. Was dead calm. Kept two 13's and an 8. Purple was the color again today.
     
  15. SprinterX

    SprinterX Member

    Now now, while purple was very productive, you know we caught my 13+ on a yellow/green jellyfish flasher and green glow teaser head.
    Great day to end a full weekend of fishing.

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  16. sly_karma

    sly_karma Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the posts and pics guys. I'm happy to see this area with its own thread instead of being buried in the lower mainland thread. We have a cabin on Thormanby and I love to fish this beautiful part of the world. It's an 8 hour trip from the Okanagan so I don't get there as often as I'd like.
     
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  17. Filletandrelease

    Filletandrelease Active Member

    I could have mentioned that combo but no one would have believed it. Lmao. That flasher hurt my eyes. But yes it did work. Once.
     
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  18. kevind

    kevind Active Member

    How is egmont point first week of july the last few years? i'll be up their for a week and am think either fishing there or quary bay?
     
  19. Filletandrelease

    Filletandrelease Active Member

    I really can't speak for Egmont as I very seldom fish there. Quarry has been one of the best areas for a few years now.
     
  20. cohochinook

    cohochinook Well-Known Member

    Put 1.5 hours in at Epsom this afternoon on the run up to Secret Cove. Pretty lumpy out there. Landed a 8lb Chinook and 1 undersized. 102 feet on Skinny G Outfitter.
     
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