Kyuquot

Discussion in '2017 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by Trophy21, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Trophy21

    Trophy21 Active Member

    any reports from kyuquot? I'm heading there next week. Any members been to the lodges or out on there own boats, any intell would be great! Looking for salmon this trip. Wondering if the fish are all offshore?
     
  2. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    Have seen good reports from Murphys including a 38 2 days ago.

    This time of year I would be at the reef, the 'T' or due west of the reef at the 50 fathom line. I prefer offshore but if the slot limit is not in place...Spring Island can be great, troll along the kelp on the west side of it.

    @finaddict is usually up there around now...I am sure he can also offer some insight.
     
  3. Trophy21

    Trophy21 Active Member

    Thanks pippen. Usually hit the reef and spring island upon arrival. Last two years reef has been slow for me. Used to be stuffed with fish.
    Do you know the lure of choice for the lodges this year?
     
  4. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    I don't but they don't go too fancy. I have had great fishing up there with a pearled white hooch that outfished everything by a mile. Simple glow spoons as well....and you can't go wrong with bait unless the coho are thick. I like spoons with blue when out there too....also J55 hooch or a blue splatterback.

    If the reef is quiet...get out to the 50 fathom line; reef was slow for me last time and I ran due west to the line and it was going off. The T is a bit of a run but another good spot.
     
  5. Trophy21

    Trophy21 Active Member

    Any members find fish this week on the reef? Spring island? Thornton islands?
     
  6. Chuck

    Chuck Active Member

    Trophy21, you boat in Kyuquot or trailer into Fair Harbour? A trip I'd be interested in.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2017
  7. Trophy21

    Trophy21 Active Member

    I trailer into fair harbour Chuck. The road can be rough but I just take it slow.
     
  8. Chuck

    Chuck Active Member

    How long does it take to get to Fair Harbour from Is. Hwy?
     
  9. finaddict

    finaddict Well-Known Member

    Just came back from Ky. Three days and amazing flat calm waters for two of those days. Easy limits of springs 15 - 25 lbs. at all the normal locations. Off-shore was a different story. With flat calm waters we had two boat and 4 rods out looking for halibut with almost no success. Put in about 10 hours both days and probably 20 well known halibut spots during this time. We threw everything at them we had and got one 20 lb. chicken for our results. No yellow-eye. no dogfish, no skate....Nothing. Talked to a local guide who said that the Native Food Fishery long-liners had been in there for the past couple months and vacuumed everything off the bottom. I believe him. One of the local long liners is a friend of his and he had mentioned that last week when he was out long lining the same area he could not catch a single halibut, so when the Longliners cant get anything, there is nothing to be caught.

    I have been fishing Kyuquot for 10 years and that was without a doubt the worst bottom fishing I have ever experienced there.
     
  10. Chuck

    Chuck Active Member


    But Sporties, you can only take one Hali a day!! Idiots!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2017
  11. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member


    That is starting to happen here except they are selling them
     
  12. finaddict

    finaddict Well-Known Member

    So Chuck, what part of my post said anything different than that?
     
  13. Chuck

    Chuck Active Member

    Finaddict, wasn't meant to be a negative comment against your post at all.. Was directed at the regs.
     
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  14. finaddict

    finaddict Well-Known Member

    Thanks Chuck. I jumped to wrong conclusion. Cheers

    Fin
     
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  15. Trophy21

    Trophy21 Active Member


    Well I hope they didn't find my Halli hole! Good to hear about the salmon can't wait to get into some fish.
    Thanks for the report finattic!
    So sad to hear human greed could continue to collapse fisheries time and time again.
     
  16. Trophy21

    Trophy21 Active Member

    It's about 2.5 hours of loggin road into fair harbor.
     
  17. Trophy21

    Trophy21 Active Member


    Curious...did the reef produce salmon? And did you anchor up for Hali?
     
  18. Reel Time

    Reel Time Active Member

    fish2.jpg

    Past weekend at Walters Resort, Russ Hanson was pulled out of retirement to easily guide us to limits Saturday and Sunday. 10/10 trip
     
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  19. relentfish

    relentfish New Member

    Waiting in Nanaimo for the ferry on the return from Kyuquot. Easy limits of springs mostly around spring island but did drop down and get a couple outside. Bottom fishing for us was decent but had to work hard anchoring for them and waiting them out. BTW road is in excellent shape and made fair harbour to Hwy in an hour and a half. Not sure why photo loads upside down?
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  20. Trophy21

    Trophy21 Active Member

    Thanks for the report! I'm leaving tomorrow for kyuquot. Good to hear the road is in good shape. If all goes well I'll be hitting a good tack at spring island this time tomorrow! Can't freaking wait!
     

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