2017 Bamfield and Barkley Sound Reports

Discussion in '2017 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SFBC, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. SFBC

    SFBC Admin Staff Member

    Post your 2017 fishing reports here!
     
  2. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

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    were alot of these guys in the traps past wknd , species anyone ??
    one trap had 6 of them, released unharmed

    excellent feeders in the sound now , draggin in the mud
    loaded with 4 in herring

    fd
     
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  3. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    IMG_8680.JPG IMG_8689.JPG IMG_8692.JPG IMG_8672.JPG glow needles and Horde spoons , 150-175 on the rigger
    best winter fish in a few years !!
    get out there ,
     
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  4. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

  5. IronNoggin

    IronNoggin Well-Known Member

    Bycatch was juvenile Sablefish (aka Black Cod).

    Looks damn nice down that way btw!

    Cheers,
    Nog
     
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  6. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    could stay another week Mat ,
    dont wanna go home lol

    cheers

    felix
     
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  7. fishin solo

    fishin solo Well-Known Member

    Hey Felix how's prawning there right now??
     
  8. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    might wanna check the regs !!
    WAS fabulous

    fd
     
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  9. TheBigGuy

    TheBigGuy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the great reports, as always Felix. Those were juvenile Sablefish in the traps.
     
  10. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Those are Halibut bait Felix.... Great pics and looking forward to 2017.... Good luck
     
  11. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    fresh report bud??!!
     
  12. gamechanger

    gamechanger Well-Known Member

    Those are baby sablefish Felix...the juveniles seem to like shallow inshore areas when they are younger, and then head into deeper water when they mature. That they spawn offshore on the continental slope, deeper than 900 ft usually and their larval fish stage drifts around with the plankton and are widely distributed offshore, (we've seen them 180 km offshore before in plankton tows), and then once they settle out they migrate inshore, get bigger then back offshore . Tasty too.
     
  13. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    thanks Brad , interesting , seen quite a few past 2 years in the pots ,
    to cute ta kill lol , will stick with bellies and herring

    blowin like hell yesterday Blair , limited time on the water ,
    much better today , gonna be sweet for a few days with low winds and some sun , had a few sun breaks today already

    huge tides , im feelin lucky ... drag some lines this afternoon tide change perhaps ,
    tmrw am for sure..... found some sweet goodies today on another note....FINALLY !!!!
    send ya sum pics

    stay tuned

    felix
     
  14. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    what a day yesterday !! actually got a sunburn on the boat lol ,
    drag the lines today , zero wind !! IMG_8906.JPG
     
  15. gamechanger

    gamechanger Well-Known Member

    looks great out there, hopefully we'll get that lucky with the derby but it'll probably be snow and fireball weather.
     
  16. Policeman44

    Policeman44 Member

    Had a great weekend up in Barkley....Fishing was spotty, prawning was the shits, crabbing was ok....but who cares...it was amazing....no sign of winter out there, other than the swells....
     

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  17. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    to the guys that messaged me , easier this way..
    traveled in white out conditions getting there , must admit i was white knucking it down the hills ,
    nothing that a few shots of crown couldn't fix on arrival ,
    as predicted , cleared up beautifully for the wknd , light winds and sunburns ta finish
    off our wknd ,
    fishing , as last year , rediculous amount of fish at all the spots i went to , moved around alot ,
    non stop action throughout the day , even in the huge tide swings , unfortunately most fish were only 3-5 lbs , filed down barbless hooks and gaff got them back on there way unharmed , for the most part id like to hope ,
    best spots were west flemming , kirby , whistlebuoy , fishin in 200 feet or less , 90-125 on the riggers at 3mph
    fish were dumb , hitting everything , but the irish creme, and the mini splatter needle jug head was the winner ( cudos to AJ )
    first time pulling them , caught all the larger fish , fish were definitely smaller than last outting , but a few at 6-10 lbs lurking about , kept a couple for the smoker ,( best smoke ever , sweet sea salt glaze coating ) gone in one day lol....FRESH is key...

    Crabbing , got a few beauties in a new area , has been brutal in my reg spots lately ..
    Prawning remains CLOSED in most of the Sound including area 23/4 until April 1/2017
    a pail of medium oysters for our seafood feast when i returned

    upgraded to the new high torque Brutas line hauler , holy crap , amazing power ,
    highly recommended , no more assist pulling , what a difference

    overall a fantastic trip , got the trailer all up to speed , finished my taxes , had an amazing dinner with close friends on return ,
    life is good

    oh yeah , 9 of 1o fish were clipped GOD BLESS AMERICA !! again,,,,,

    gd lk to the derby boys,,,,,
    later
    fd

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  18. TheBigGuy

    TheBigGuy Well-Known Member

    As always a great report, thanks FD
     
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  19. ExFlyGuy

    ExFlyGuy Well-Known Member

    Well I didn't see Fog Duckers post until I got home tonight, but we managed to find some fish anyways. Saturday the weather was awsome and we picked up a few decent springs. Sunday the weather was not so great, windy and rainy but we figured out where the fish were and picked up a couple more before we headed for home. Dropped the crab traps both days and never seen a dungy. We put about an hour or 2 each day back trolling over some structure looking for a Hali but didn't even get a sniff. Maybe this year I'll pick up a anchor system... Kitchen sink was our best producer.

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  20. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    nice work , all clipped !!
    you were at the right spot too !!

    fd
     
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