2016 Victoria waterfront and Oak Bay

Discussion in '2016 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by megabite, Apr 7, 2016.

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  1. beemer

    beemer Well-Known Member

    You should start catching bigger fish "Fogged In" then you would know! HAHA The fish was weighed and measured twice using two different scales. I was surprised at the weight as well thought it was around 20. I didn't measure the girth , but 63cm would not be out of the question. She was a girthy lady.

    Here is a steelhead photo for a example of weight -girth vs size. 40.5 inches length with a 24 inch girth, a 30.1 pound steelhead.
     

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  2. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Way to go Brian, nice to hear some success
     
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  3. Tips Up

    Tips Up Well-Known Member

    ?? Comment did not come from me.
     
  4. Tips Up

    Tips Up Well-Known Member

    Although I might have thought it. Lol.
    Hope you were in the derby.
     
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  5. beemer

    beemer Well-Known Member

    Haha , Sorry tips! corrected the original post.
     
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  6. NautiGirl

    NautiGirl Well-Known Member

    Good to see a great fish like that caught on the oak bay side instead of Sooke.
     
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  7. bottom feeder

    bottom feeder Active Member

    nice fish -congrats!!!!! why is there always some nob on these posts staining somebody when they catch a great fish ??????
     
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  8. beemer

    beemer Well-Known Member

    Fogged In is a well known contributor on this board and he shares his information freely with everyone. I don't mind his questions if it leads to a better understanding about the area and our fish. It has been tough sledding out there for everyone lately .
     
  9. NautiGirl

    NautiGirl Well-Known Member

    Personally I never question weight. According to medical charts, I am 4 -6 inches short for my weight. Lol
     
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  10. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    Thanks Beemer for not being offended by my question.
    No doubt you caught a beauty. Nice to see such a fat fish!!
    Some of ours have been pretty skinny this year.
    Being an old guy, I work best in inches...
    We had to release one last year that was about 40" (101 cm)
    Really hard to measure a live fish....we guessed the girth to be 25" and released it quickly.
    the calculator said it would be 32 pounds
     
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  11. Fished Oak Bay. 6-10. Bite came on for others at 7. Not a nibble for us.

    Went to constance 1030-1 ish. One small hatch. 60cm. Only needles in stomach this time.

    Lots of marks on sonar. Lots of bait and the birds were busy. Just couldnt get the combo right today. Maybe I needed one of those flashers. ;)

    Thats it for awhile. Company is gone. As you were

    JL
     
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  12. Gear'n'beer!

    Gear'n'beer! Well-Known Member

    Hit Constance pretty hard again.......not my day today but I did see pics of a 32-35 pounder released off the waterfront today.

    GnB
     
  13. Rayvon

    Rayvon Active Member

    The fish that won the derby in sooke was 20.5 pounds and was barely under 85 cm..and wild.
     
  14. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    There was 25 boats fishing the flats Sunday morning around 9:30am
    By noon there was less than 10 and I didn't see a net come out or anyone playing fish the whole time.
    Slower than I've seen for quite a few years.
     
  15. Humpbubble

    Humpbubble Active Member

    no doubt, after an amazing last summer, and proceeding winter , this year is starting to worry.
    Don't think I will be questioning the boats passing on by for sooke and the big banks this year.
     
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  16. these salmon are self conserving.
     
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  17. Willyjim

    Willyjim Member

    I tried Constance from 6-8 this morning and got nothing. Then over to OB flats until 11:30. Had a few nibbles but nothing stuck. Didn't notice anyone else catching anything, but talked to a couple of guys at the dock that got a couple of small ones on the flats.
     
  18. Andrew P

    Andrew P Well-Known Member

    As to whether an 85cm chinook could be 27lb...totally possible. I had a 25.5lb white spring last September that measured 86cm. It was thick...but it could have been thicker and easily had a few more pounds on it.
     
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  19. Bloodbuggy

    Bloodbuggy Member

    Fished Oak Bay today 1 till 4pm on bottom picked up and releases a couple hatchery then got this one, exactly 85 cm and weighed 19 lbs
     

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  20. Fisherman Rob

    Fisherman Rob Well-Known Member

    Nice one Bloodbuggey, so they are slipping through the tweed curtain after all! That's encouraging.
     
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