2017 Secret Cove, Pender Harbour and Texada Reports

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

  1. Burban

    Burban Active Member

    Sounds like some hot fishing Gramps. Were they fishing the Epsom area?

    I fished the inlet last weekend and did well for lings and yelloweye, hoping to get out front for some springs in the sun this weekend.
     
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  2. Gramps

    Gramps Member

    They where going for a run, Epsom was choppy
     
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  3. Gramps

    Gramps Member

    My brother and I left Vancouver around 3 on Saturday and had to deal with the chop till past half moon bay and then calm for the remainder. Got to my old spot that I grew up in the 80s and 90s fishing Around 6pm and within 5 minutes had a 26# in the boat. Skinny G, homeland security on bottom in 180 feet of water. Lost another shortly after then went for some bottom fish for dinner.
    Started Sunday morning trolling at 6am, Landed a 10 and 14 and released one around 10 and an under. Lost 2 screamers (my spoon on one) most fish between 62-72 feet before 8am. Didn't get anything on spoons for 30 minutes so switched to anchovies and as soon as I stepped back from setting the rod at 80' I picked up a 29#. At 9 am we went for breakfast and a nap. Went and got our lingcod and where back trolling around 6pm. We where happy with 2 fish each so anything else would be catch and release. Immediately got into a 20 which I tailed and released, 2 more around 10-14 pounds and called it a day. Made it back home now but can't wait to go back, this time it won't take me 18 years to go back. IMG_2240.JPG IMG_2259.JPG
     
  4. kingblazer84

    kingblazer84 Well-Known Member

    this must be a magical spot im jealous! and congrats on all the lunkers! rough idea of location you were at? haha
     
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  5. LIVELINES

    LIVELINES Member

    Agreed!!
     
  6. Gramps

    Gramps Member

    Ahhhh yah, I can tell you I grew up fishing out of pender harbour in 80 and 90s and we would go there in the morning, come back for breakfast and go back for night bit. Sorry but there was few people who fished there then and less now as I didn't see another boat fishing. I didn't even go to my other spots cause the fishing was so good.
     
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  7. Floater

    Floater Active Member

    Don't blame you.
     
  8. el.Pereh

    el.Pereh Active Member

    Ya I want to know that spot...
     
  9. LIVELINES

    LIVELINES Member

    Limit of 4 from 10 to 15 lbs at Epsom last night with the "Hurt Locker " on board. Lots of action for us on green glow hootchies.
     
  10. Filletandrelease

    Filletandrelease Active Member

    Nice to know. Thanks. Have buddies coming from town for the weekend and I was hoping something would start happening at Epsom.
     
  11. TheHurtLocker

    TheHurtLocker Well-Known Member

    Are we going again tonight?!!
     
  12. leftcoast

    leftcoast Well-Known Member

    Good to see your still using the Green Glow. One of my classics. Local derby tonight I'm sure a few of the boys will be on the...... I'm heading out in the am.
     
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  13. Powerguy

    Powerguy New Member

    It was slow for us last night on Epson. Lots of bait. Still managed a nice chunky one to BBQ. Hoochies on the port side
     
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  14. LIVELINES

    LIVELINES Member

    Ya we were a bit late getting out I'd guess we started fishing around 630, got one 12lber within minutes on a 407 plug and there was bait all over, picked up another right on the tide on a "turd" hootchie but it was slow for us also at Epsom compared to the night before when we hooked 9 fish in less then two hours.
     
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  15. Filletandrelease

    Filletandrelease Active Member

    Good nite for us at Epsom. Kept 5. All nice size. Had a tangle with that prawn bouy though.
     
  16. TheHurtLocker

    TheHurtLocker Well-Known Member

    Saw that! Don't wish that on anyone. I don't know why the bait is always around those damn things!
     
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  17. Dan The Man

    Dan The Man Member

    Any reports? Headed up that way on friday..
    Cheers
     
  18. Burban

    Burban Active Member

    Did a full shift yesterday, for us Sangster was dead seas until noon so we moved on. Young was packed with boats and lots of fish being caught, we didn't do well there but lots of nets out, so we went to Upwood and ended up doing well there.

    Water was glass from Halfmoon Bay to French Creek alllllllll day long. Nicest day all year!

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  19. bones

    bones Well-Known Member

    nothing at sangster? that was saturday/sunday plan
     
  20. Burban

    Burban Active Member

    Anything could change in a week, but we fished from 900-early afternoon. Coho point and up around the north end amongst the reefs. Marked bait a couple times but not much, and hit one 9lb ling for our only hit. Several boats came and went in the time we were there, none stayed.

    Young was defiantly the hotspot, I'm not used to fishing "in the pack" lol, but there were a lot of bent rods out there.

    Id still try Sangster. Lesquiti and Texada are just around the corner if your getting a bad vibe at Sangster.
     

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