Discussion in '2018 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SFBC, Jan 1, 2018.
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Not a sniff today out off Sooke today. Harbour mouth down to Otter without a bump. Turned and ran back to the bluffs and trolled home. Same thing. Tons of porpoises though, way more than normal. Been doing better further east.
Been finding a little more feed inside the bay lately. Had a day in Whirl as well this past week but nothing was happening for myself or the other boats that I talked to. I feel there isn't a lot of fish around, but they are a decent size to them, anywhere from 6-11lbs. Have had some days where anything green is all the rave, other times it's a white hootchie. Some right on bottom, others 20' up.
If I was in the Trotac Derby tomorrow I would give the trough in front of Cheanuh an honest try. Little birdie whistled about some decent springs there today. Good luck!
I was out on Wednesday. Tried Whirl,Cheanuh and all the way to Secretary Island.
Used Irish cream and green skinny g , an Andrew P with the blue stripe White and glow hootcies .
We caught at least 30 shakers and not one keeper, or hit that might have been one.
All the shakers I looked at seemed to be coho all the same size about 12 inches
That' a good sign if they were coho and that there are schools around , I remember when I was a kid fishing bluebacks in the strait in the spring. Limit was 8 I think, tons of boats you would limit out on them. Now of course we realize we shouldn' have been hitting those young coho so hard.
I remember that too ! just like trout fishing gang troll and worm or a small tom mack spoon
Fished Pedder and Whirl today with a couple of shifts of folks from work. It was rougher and slower than we had hoped! Put in a good effort with one bite/one 61 cm fish to show for it between the can and William Head. Saw a few very small fish caught for about a dozen boats. Also, for the first time ever, managed to prop the rigger cable in the kicker making a turn into the wind, thank god for heavy braid. Tied it off, cut it, retied and no loss of gear.
Just a note to say that we (UVic Fisheries Ecology Group) are continuing our stomach content sampling program in 2018 and trying to ramp up our samples. I am concerned about getting enough samples from the Victoria and Sooke area in winter, and would encourage those who participated before to keep at it, and those who have not yet participated to consider it.
If you need some added incentive, Islander reels has generously donated an MR2, each stomach submitted to the program in 2018 (with complete associated information) will count as an entry in a draw for this reel.
If you are interested PM me your email address. I will add you to our e-mailing list and send you sampling instructions and our 2017 data update.
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