2017 Winter Harbour Reports

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

  1. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    Hi Guy's Just curious, what are you guy's fishing for around Solender island? We where down they last year and only managed to catch a pair of sea ball.
     
  2. Heavyc

    Heavyc Active Member

    Fished slack low @ Kains last weds & it was sporty for sure with the wind. Lost a screamer inside the zip line at 25ft on the wire. Picked up a 22lb slab b4 the wind rendered it unfishable. Stopped at cliffe 4 a bit, but back to coal by 230.
     
  3. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    Killing "silvers" for hali bait is not really something you want to report. Either is ignoring the halibut regulations for one over 83cm one under. Gotta love coming down to the coast and abusing the resource.
     
  4. big rock

    big rock Member

    My thoughts exactly Kelly. Which bring me back to my question about fishing for Hali at Top knot. As I see it top knot is inside the RCA unless the lines have changed. Or maybe there is an other spot called top knot? I'm not looking for coordinates just clarification.

    Thx for the report Tyeeslayer and SF I will give a report when I return on july 8Th.

    Scott
     
  5. JWS

    JWS New Member

    How many on board with you?
     
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  6. I have a honey hole over there for ground fish but last year we hit a large school of coho and limited out 4 guys in a hour.. All 8-15lbs
     
  7. Jetboater

    Jetboater Member

    where we fish top knot is outside of the rca its a long burn that is definatly worth it if the fishing is tough if its easy we stay closer to lippy
     
  8. spring fever

    spring fever Well-Known Member

    The RCA hasn't changed but if you look at your charts directly opposite topknot--way off-shore --right on the RCA line there is a pinnacle/bank/reef 1/2 in and out of the RCA--well known anchoring spot--don't think I'm spilling any secrets here!! Probably what he is referring to--Let's hopeLOL
     
  9. Fish Camp

    Fish Camp Well-Known Member

    just landed home.friday am WH light house gap on fire. sat cliff am .limit of all fish 8lbs -25 for three .first time out that way .yesterday was the calmest day of the year so far. PICT0016.JPG PICT0016.JPG PICT0006.JPG
     
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  10. You got it SF, just outside the 91 Pinnicle! Great spot for salmon, and bottom dwellers.
     
  11. There were 5 of us.
     
  12. Kelly

    I look at this forum as a very useful and knowledgeable tool for planning and executing fishing trips! I wasn't aware that I needed to specify that we stopped to catch some silvers for some fresh salmon bellies, heads, and tails! I kinda figured that any seasoned fisherman would have figured that out without question!! I am also well aware of the 133 and the 83, and that is why we released 3 to get our limit.
    I have fished the pacific all my life, commercially and sporty, I know the regulations and RCA'S and respect them 100%!
    I have met and fished with some very respectable members of the forum, and will continue to do so!
    My post was to help fellow fisherman, not to cause drama!!

    Tight lines!!
     
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  13. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    I hate guys picking reporters apart as much as the next guy but you clearly posted that your smallest Hali was 35 lbs along with pictures of 9 oversize and no mention of undersize. I apologize if I was mistaken. You guys must have been a large group, pulled the undersize out of the photos and didnt mention them in the report.

    As for the silvers, there are a lot of guys who use small springs and coho specifically for bait and that is how you worded it. Glad to hear you guys weren't killing coho just for bait.
     
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  14. RBL

    RBL Member

    Not to mention the coho's all have their Heads, tails and bellies intact lol
     
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  15. JWS

    JWS New Member

    hmmm, weird...I count 8-9 big hali
     
  16. tains

    tains Active Member

    Are docks usually made out of 2x6's?
     
  17. Heavyc

    Heavyc Active Member

    I see 5 overs.

    Let this inquisition die please. Last thing we want on this forum is people not posting about their trips because of forum police. I'd rather hear about the good fishing as opposed to trying to pull teeth to get any info.
     
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  18. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Actually, over the 2 days it's 6 overs and 2 mediums, which were probably over 83 cm's.

    There is no sense in reporting if you aren't compliant
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2017
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  19. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    It's frustrating when guys post obvious regulation violations. He even provided weights and pictures so it's not really in question. There are more than 5 oversize there. 83cm is only 14 lbs.


    I've been sending guests home with only 1 Halibut lately strictly due to the fact that we can't find any under 83cm. I personally am not a big fan of such a small second slot but I'm still abiding by the rules. Therefore if someone publically posts a report where they are ignoring this regulation, I'm going to call them out.
     
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  20. N2013

    N2013 Active Member

    Got back from 5 days up at WH. First trip up there for myself and it's such a unique place. We got into our limits of chinook and bottom fish, but only scraped up two small chickens. First day we went around the lighthouse and up towards lippy for our salmon. Trolled up some bottom fish in the mix. Our skinny g out fished bait easily. Gold/silver with a super betsy flasher. Next day we anchored up and got a pile of nice sized lingcod and bottom fish, no hali's. Last day we ran down to Lawn Pt and couldn't scratch up a salmon so we ran up to Kwakiutl and picked up the last of our limits. A few coho in the mix as well. Green skinny g with green flasher started doing a little better for us that day. Lots of smaller baitfish. Most fish were 12-20 so nothing big but lots of fun and these guys rip hard! A couple times we cleared the deck thinking we had something that was pushing the bell as it screamed line off, only to reel in a teenager. Weather worked out in our favour as it was getting better each day and sounds like it's gonna be a beauty the next couple days. Had a blast.
     

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