Herring spawn reports?

Discussion in '2015 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by Cuba Libre, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    Just one confirmed report of a small spot spawn near Henry Bay in Upper Baynes Sound. Anyone seen any others between Campbell River and Qualicum?

    It butt bait gathering time!
     
  2. Hali killer

    Hali killer Member

    Sweet. Did you see it yourself or from someone else? Sandy areas are often mistaken for spawn from afar.
     
  3. Andrew P

    Andrew P Well-Known Member

    In an effort to document different spawning areas....eventually to be linked to DNA analysis in hopes of gaining protection for threatened areas, it would be great if anyone could take the time to make a posting on this map of anything herring related: spawn, animals feeding, commercial activity, etc.

    Thanks!

    http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/pacific-herring-in-the-salish-sea
     
  4. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    Hali-- reliable second hand report

    Andrew-- will do
     
  5. Pitre

    Pitre Member

    There were a group of guys jigging for them at the Craigflower bridge at 1:00 pm today...
     
  6. Kildonan

    Kildonan Well-Known Member

    I think they are catching too, one dude that I saw when driving by had a bucket beside him and there was a crowd standing around looking into it.
     
  7. getbent

    getbent Well-Known Member

    And yet they are, everything changes, we should have a foot of snow not plus 17...
     
  8. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    You know-- just when you post what you think is gospel-- along comes someone to say "Slow Down" There are always exceptions to the rule.

    Have a look at the spawning records from Area 14.... yup-- lots of spawning in last week of Feb and in March. But there are also some BEFORE. And those are the ones I want for bait. Not squishy ones

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    Perhaps I should have said "Pre-spawn herring" Because I know there are out there staging ..

    Anyway-- not to get into a big debate that wont change the herrings behavior one bit-- I just would like to get a "heads up" for those of us that jig hali bait this time of year.
    Cheers
    me
     
  9. Islandgirl

    Islandgirl Active Member

    A few of the herring predators are doing quite well just south of gartley pt. I have seen it myself.
    Yes, it is starting to happen.
     
  10. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    and I repeat Perhaps I should have said "Pre-spawn herring" Because I know there are out there staging ..

    Anyway-- not to get into a big debate that wont change the herrings behavior one bit-- I just would like to get a "heads up" for those of us that jig hali bait this time of year.
    No de-bait--- Thanks Islandgirl. As soon as the weather gives me a good opportunity I will be out there.
     
  11. Hali killer

    Hali killer Member

    I love your enthusiasm but the day you have the fish figured out is the day pigs fly.
     
  12. Fish Assassin

    Fish Assassin Crew Member

    On Feb. 4th I flew on Harbour Air out of Comox Harbour. We had to fly real low till south Hornby cause of the weather. I was amazed to see the small patches of spawn so early. It's happening........
     
  13. Prawn Star

    Prawn Star Member

    If herring are being sold by the bucket could someone post it or PM me. I missed the CR sale. Thanks
     
  14. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    Shelter Point to Lazo on the east coast of VI ---- HUGH schools of herring. And they are bigger than I have seen for years. If you want bait now is the time.
     
  15. Hali killer

    Hali killer Member

    Only 3 more days till the herring spawn. a little bird told me
     
  16. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    For those that don't live on the coast like me, Superstore has pretty big frozen bags of big herring for much cheaper than regular bait herring. A guy could grade them for size and quality and re-pack them on trays and vacuum pack for summer.
     
  17. fishinforever

    fishinforever Member

    Any reports on where someone could go jig up a bucket of herring tomorrow or is it too late?
     
  18. fishspoon

    fishspoon Active Member


    a friend of mine jigged up a few herring yesterday. There are some herring around in Gorge Canal.
     
  19. Prawn Star

    Prawn Star Member

    Courtney Superstore is getting fresh ones in today.
     
  20. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    That is awesome news.
     

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