2017 Port Hardy 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. Honey Badger

    Honey Badger New Member

    Anyone fished Malcolm Island yet this year?
     
  3. maurice

    maurice New Member

    Fished Hardy this weekend. Lots of undersized fish around the harbour area. Tried Castle w/o much luck. Ran out to the Bar and got a couple of keepers in the mid teens. Seems a little slow so far this year.
     
  4. Redfisher

    Redfisher Active Member

    A cruel, cruel post.as I sit at a desk today.....:)
     
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  5. happy hooker

    happy hooker Well-Known Member

    Anything happening up there? Will be there in early July again for a week.
     
  6. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    Well? 3 weeks to go till we are up there. How has it been?
     
  7. BearCove

    BearCove Well-Known Member

    Fishing has been solid with most local spots producing quality fish. Biggest I've heard of so far is a 34# off Duval last week.

    Duval, Castle and Daphne all have fish. Massive amounts of bait in the area which I think is helping hold fish.

    The numbers for early season have been above average, hoping it continues.

    Good luck
     
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  8. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    Thats great sounds like where we have been before.

    I will see if we can stop by one night and see if you are around. Will be up around the 11th. Staying at Scotia Bay.
     
  9. BearCove

    BearCove Well-Known Member

    Was just out at Duval this afternoon with my family for a couple hours, non stop action. Put 3 nice springs in the boat and had some bad hook luck on 3 more. There is a ton of bait in the area, fish were full of what looked to be 5-6 inch anchoive type bait. With this nice high pressure system rolling in I'm thinking they will hang around for a bit.


    Stop by for sure. I am generally at my shack at the Quarter Deck marina until about 4:30 each day telling fish stories and having a beer. Back at the cottages after that.

    Cheers
     
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  10. Heavyc

    Heavyc Active Member

    Fished with River Boy and my dad at Duval the past 3 days, as well as a short hop over to Castle Point yesterday AM. First 2 days were mostly ho's, with a single spring. Today it was a springy one. Good action including a nice double header between 9-11am. Not sure if it was the trick, but I switched to an orange flasher instead of my standard green. Took 3 in the 10-12 lb range and lost a hum dinger between witches tree and the cabins to the west. Fun day on the water despite a strange start. Nice to have fishing that good (and until later in the morning, relatively not busy) so close to the launch.
     
  11. RiverBoy

    RiverBoy Active Member

    Really? :)
    It was a busy few days. Nice to see so many coho around
     
  12. happy hooker

    happy hooker Well-Known Member

    I hope they stick around, I will be there in 2 weeks.
     
  13. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    Up there in a week. Any reports?
     
  14. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    Sure thing we will try and get over there.
     
  15. Brian Steel

    Brian Steel New Member

    I'm heading up July 23 can't wait, haven't fished on the island for about 10 years, really looking forward to it!
     
  16. RMAC

    RMAC New Member

    I'll be heading up on July 27th and staying for a couple of weeks. Haven't been up there in August in a number of years as I always usually go up around the middle of July. Can't wait to get up there.
     
  17. sekiuking1

    sekiuking1 New Member

    Ill be up from july 23 to 30th staying at scotia bay. Good luck all.
     
  18. SpringFever552

    SpringFever552 Well-Known Member

    Good luck..and say hi to your great hosts Sandy and Sandra for me...
    from Patty+Steve
     
  19. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    I am going to ask a very stupid question. Is it even worth me packing my prawn traps? If someone knows PM me. I don't need a prawn spot just general area. I just thought it would be fun to explore a bit and see.
     
  20. Mozart

    Mozart New Member

    Prawning is still good
     

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