2016 Sooke Reports

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

  1. Rockfish

    Rockfish Well-Known Member

    Lately it has been around 55 degrees F. That is about 20 inches down from the surface as the temp. sensor is on the bottom of my pod. It will very a few degrees depending on things like:

    sunny and calm equals about 54 to 57 although one day it got up to 61. Sometimes one side of a tide line will be a degree or so warmer than the other and an ebb will usually be a little warmer than a flood. Bumpy water is usually a couple of degrees cooler, having deeper water mixed into it.
  2. Aridhol

    Aridhol Active Member

    Out today early from pedder and fished whirl bay for a while with no luck so moved onto beechy. Picked up 2 dinner sized springs, one hatch one wild.
    Hatch was just a hair under 10lbs.

    Both at 55ft and on bloody nose.
  3. zfish

    zfish Member

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  4. Aridhol

    Aridhol Active Member

    Forgot to add that it was real windy out there today, I couldn't actually dock in my space at pedder.
    Want to send a shout out to the guys manning the fuel dock who helped me get situated, great help and great service.
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  5. Out today fished the head for one 13 lbs spring, one 8.8 lbs hatchery coho and released one wild coho. Have to say fishing was ok but weather did make it tough.
  6. chris73

    chris73 Well-Known Member

    Early morning was a waste then when the flood turned on, fish moved in and we got a 17, 15# springs and a 6 hatch ho in short order. Lost another good fish after few seconds and then let an under 10# spring go. Beechy Head, 40-50', herring and AP herring did the damage. Very sporty conditions today.
  7. brands51

    brands51 Active Member

    Fished Cheanuh Derby both days this weekend. Saturday was extremely blowy, so we couldnt get to any better spots like otter or the sheringham. Fished Peddar bay instead from 5am-2pm. One small spring about 7bs, and missed another nice strike. Was back out Sunday out west. 12# spring, 8# hatchery coho and 5# hatchery coho. Lost A good one that wrapped downrigger line and missed at least 4 other nice strikes. Fun derby and congrats to the winner.
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  8. Last Chance

    Last Chance Admin Staff Member

    Was hot and heavy this AM off Secretary with multiple hits. 3 for 6 springs then at 830 itnwas over. Lots of coho there for anyone who wants them.
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  9. vicsurfer

    vicsurfer Active Member

    Fished the Trap to the Bedfords today. Had one hit at the Head early and then absolutely nothing until a 9# wild Coho around 1pm at the Bedfords. Didn't see much action all day.
  10. N2013

    N2013 Active Member

    Secretary/Possession was similar. Lots of coho. Couldn't find any Chinook but got a clipped 7&8 coho on anchovy. Lots of bait.
  11. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    Fishing is still decent for springs. Landed 5 today up to 19 pounds. Had a couple coho slip off at the boat as well. Fished Sheringham, Muir and Otter.
  12. RogersonCrusoe

    RogersonCrusoe Active Member

    Went out to the tide lines off Beechy from 6:30-8. Caught a wild 10+ and had two other sizable hits that amounted to nothing.
    Lures of choice were AP anchovy spoon and Chartreuse Coho killer
  13. Sookesailor

    Sookesailor New Member

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  14. Xena

    Xena Member

    Nice fish, SS!! I haven't caught a ling big enough to keep!! What did catch the coho on? and what depth? Thanks, Xena
  15. Sookesailor

    Sookesailor New Member

    Hey Xena

    I got both Coho at 100' with chrome cop car teaser head and gold betsy flasher about 1/4 mile south of Beachy. I got a tip on where the Ling's like to hang out from a buddy, I will share with you the next time we go Coho clipping with Gord.
  16. Xena

    Xena Member

    Thanks for the info, very helpful!
    They didn't clip coho this year, the weather got too hot and the fry grew too fast, too bad. It is really an amazing place, a dedicated, hard working core of volunteers. Something to do with one's kids (of a certain age) or like we did, a group of friends......... Great job, Jack Brooks Hatchery!! I'm sure the other hatchery have the same dedicated crew, hats off to all of you. Xena
  17. Tsquared

    Tsquared Well-Known Member

    Anyone fish this week?
  18. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    we were out Wed. and got 4 teenage springs between the Head and the Trap
    two at 120' and two at 60'...go figure....and 2 where whites..one at each depth
    Anchovies in bloody nose and blue and silver heads green and red hot spots.
    good bite early and then just after the tide changed to the flood.
    Released two unclipped Coho around 7 or 8 pounds.
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  19. Discus

    Discus Well-Known Member

    Today my buddy and I gone from 7 to 11 am , Head to O'Brain was really hot. We got 4 clipped ho up to 10.15 lbs and 17.34 lbs spring.

    Two times for double headers and one time triple headers.

    We released 17 wild hoes, 5 x lost and 4 x hit and miss.

    We used the bait and the g force spoon "flamin hans" are hottest tickets. Super beasty , STS and Bon Choey flashers are tickets.

    54' -65' on 100 -200' water.
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  20. Tsquared

    Tsquared Well-Known Member

    Thanks fogged in and Discus.
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