Discussion in '2017 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SFBC, Jan 1, 2017.
Right on Brad...great to hear!
Hope your other trip was awesome...will be in touch soon.
Had another nice trip down from PA this past weekend. Though we would try prawning one last time before the commercial opening. Had planned to head over to the spot we did so well at on the Easter weekend but last min reports from some friends said that that area had dried up too. Hit Rainy Bay as I was told it was hit or miss but if you hit they were big ones. Well we missed. Pulled and set in another bay and that too was a miss. Fished in between sets at Pill point. Tried all depths but were hitting them on green flasher with army truck spoon or white hoochie at 45 and 55 feet. One keeper in the boat, lost two at the boat and released 3 small ones. Nothing showed on the sounder. Saturday dropped prawn traps around Assits island. Tried Tyler Rock for ling with no success. Jigged the walls of Congreve Island and got two (smaller) Copper Rock fish. Decided to set up the riggers and troll into Poett nook for gas. Seen bait balls and fish on the sounder at 350 feet when we made the traverse across Numukamis Bay from Hoise to Santa Maria Island. I kept my rigs at 55 and 100 feet and got a hit at 55 just in front of the log sort at Sarita. Circled a couple of time but didn't get another hit. Got gas at the nook and headed back to pull the traps on our way back to Port Alberni. Got 81 prawns between the 4 traps. Two had tails the size of my little finger and the rest were Med-Large with 20 or so in the "Jumbo" size. Nice little haul. Too bad we didn't find them on Saturday and got a couple of sets onto them. Well all in all catching fish and getting prawns is just the bonus to being out on the water with my wife.
Took the boat on its first major shake down this weekend out to effingham inlet to my buddy's cabin. Most of Saturday was spent getting the cabin set up as it was the first trip of the year. We did manage to get out fishing Saturday night and Sunday morning at 6 am. What a beauty weekend out in the sound. We spent all our time fishing targeting lings around Baeria rocks, milhus rock and other various spots around the inlet. Had a couple really big pulls and head shakes at Baeria but wasn't able to connect. We got a couple tiny lings that were released and a couple rock fish that were turned into dinner and breakfast. I guess we'll get them next time! Jig of the day was a 3.5 oz pink lil nib. If you pick any of these up immediately scrap the triple treble they come with as the are junk and bend open.
Glassy Sunday morning.
Have not posted for quite a while. I have been fishing Barkley and the inlet for many years. Planning on getting the boat out there soon. I spend quite a few days May to Sept dragging lines around the sound. I plan on sharing any worthwhile news on the forum over the coming months. I enjoy reading the posts. Good luck everyone. Be safe.
Just back from 4 days in bam...
Weather and winds where great !
For the 3 of us we managed 9 keeper springs(one teener) .... 1 Hali ... Rockfish and 5 keeper lings
Threw a ton of time and effort on Hali off shore .... No love .... Caught ours trolling for salmon in 30' of water at whittlestone on a coho killer .... Go figure ??
For salmon Early mornings seemed best .... Evening bite gave us some love
But afternoons ... Dead ....
3 commercial trollers between bammy and poets nook ..... So seemed to indicate where fish where ..
Tried Kirby ... Nadda (no boats) Fleming and Meers bluff... nadda also
All salmon caught at wittlestone and Brady's .... all salmon on cop car coho killer and glow hoochie .....
Not a ton of bait on sounder seen but saw needlefish boiling near beal ... Medium sized baitfish (chovies maybe) in some of the stomachs .... The rest empty ...
Road in and out was pretty good .. And recently graded ...
......". Took the boat on its first major shake down this weekend out to effingham inlet to my buddy's cabin. Most of Saturday was spent getting the cabin set up as it was the first trip of the year. We did manage to get out fishing Saturday night and Sunday morning at 6 am. What a beauty weekend out in the sound. We spent all our time fishing targeting lings around Baeria rocks, milhus rock and other various spots around the inlet. Had a couple really big pulls and head shakes at Baeria but wasn't able to connect....."
Hey ExFlyGuy-- I'm thinking of staying in Effingham Inlet next June for a couple of days--- How long a run is it to Meares/Kirby etc from Effingham? Never been in the inlet before. Also, are there any beaches to let a dog run around?
Thanks for comments
appx 5 mile crossing ( my bad , i see your inquiring about effingham inlet , i marked from effingham bay ) i believe the inlet is deeper north in the sound !!
beauty bay , anchored a few times over night, bigger boats tend to stay here , yachts , , can be slightly exposed to northwesters , make sure you have a good hook set !! unreal sunsets , i prefer to anchor up more towards turtle , much more protected , always like glass , some of the best sleeps ever
Thanks for that, Felix---big help!
Based on that run timefrom Effingham Inlet, a good arguement to leave the dog at home and stay in Bamfield instead
anyone else going to be in the sound this weekend?
coeur d Alene creek would be a good place to let your dog run loose. It my understanding that there are lots of places to try for salmon close to the inlet as well.
you cant reel ,, so no.
yeah , this sucks ballz , tough sleddin on life right now
Heading out to find some calm spots near Ukee to get some fish with the kids, any suggestions? Happy to jig or troll. Also anyone know a good spot for oysters this time of year near Ukee or Bamfield?
Calm probably means over by Meares Bluff or Gibraltar I, depending on wind direction. Ttroll out toward Cree and see if it is too bouncy for the kids.
If you can get out around the corner from Cree, the kids would have fun jigging the humps out there. It is exposed though.
Check the regs for closures on oysters.
Are you coming out of Ukee or Port Alberni?
were running the boat out to bamfield tomorrow am what channel you on ?
Sorry for the non-report, but have the salmon regs for 23/123 been published for the summer fishery? Wondering about the status of inside chinook retention specifically, and having trouble navigating the new regs web landscape. Thanks in advance.
little tricky this year navigating DFO Site
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(a) Annual limit
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