Port McNeill/ Telegragh cove

Discussion in '2017 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by ExFlyGuy, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. bolts15

    bolts15 New Member

    Has anyone tried black bluff? We are heading up next weekend so I was just trying to get a sense of where to head the first day. Thanks for all the updates!!
     
  2. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

    A few fish have been coming in from Black Bluff - but a few fish have been coming in from most of the popular areas - Donegal, Flower, Lizard etc. Yesterday was a pretty good day as the rain may have moved some fish into the area. Hits seem to be coming at first light and around the current turn. Anchovies on 7' leaders are doing well.
     
  3. bolts15

    bolts15 New Member

    Are there quite a few pinks around yet? Last year at the beginning of August was tough fishing and we didn't even catch a single pink, which was odd compared to previous years.
     
  4. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    No pinks

    Good bite early this morning 2 springs and 1 coho in the box. Pretty much dead now
     
  5. tidal shot

    tidal shot Active Member

    Limited out on Coho today, still looking for a spring! Never had a problem finding one here till now, even last year I did better than this?
     
  6. Thunder21

    Thunder21 Active Member

    That's crazy, I just left there on Saturday. We fished Wed , Thursday and Friday and didn't get a single coho. Every fish was a spring.
     
  7. Capt_Ed

    Capt_Ed Active Member

    We had the same coho limits and no Springs yesterday. That's a nice looking Striper you have Tidal Shot.
     
  8. papalorge

    papalorge Member

    still no pinks?
     
  9. tidal shot

    tidal shot Active Member

    Thanks!

    She's working nicely, got most of the bugs out, a few more tweaks and it will be a slayer!

    We ended up with one spring last night on the back end of high tide at flower! Always pull one out there if I'm desperate! Lol!

    Today more Coho, broke off a dandy on a double header while my first mate was in the cuddy sleeping! She woke up to a bunch of swearing, but was mostly my fault for not loosing the drag enough before putting it in the rod holder to grab the other rod.
     
  10. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

    Thought I saw you on the back side of Malcolm this morning. Called you on 16 as Tidal Shot, but no answer. I've got a white striper with an AK hard top - Finntastic. We had a long day today, but managed to pick up a spring and a coho within about 5 minutes of each other off Donegal around 4:00 pm - about 15 minutes before we were going to call it a day.
     
  11. tidal shot

    tidal shot Active Member

    That was us, we are on Ch5, be bobbing around there again in the morning.
     
  12. bolts15

    bolts15 New Member

    Any updates? We'll be up there Sunday evening for a week. Fishing out of a Campion explorer 602. What channel is everyone on?
     
  13. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

    Fishing has been OK - Not great, not bad. Good tides/currents for Halibut for the next few days. I usually sit on Ch 16 until called.
     
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  14. Busterbrown

    Busterbrown Active Member

    I have been here for most of July...fishing has been average with a few springs every day. We got some very big coho a few weeks ago but they are much smaller the last few days. Pinks have arrived and are real thick on the back side of Malcolm along Black bluff and Malcolm point. The Springs we have caught have been a little deeper than most years for us. 90-120 feet at all the usual spots . Lots of sockeye jumping along the shore from Blinkhorn to Zuni rock , put a red hootchie down today and had instant hits. lots of fun, catch and release. Cracroft on the flood has been VERY good. We managed 4 springs and a coho yesterday, also lost a couple springs, one beauty at the boat. Luna Rosa on channel 16
     
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  15. bolts15

    bolts15 New Member

    We did ok at Flower this morning. 2 Spring and nice Coho. Action was pretty good released 2 or 3 undersized. Hardly any boats first thing but they did show up a bit later. How did everyone else do? Where were you fishing? Anybody target Hali today? Tried backside of Cormorant this aft but a little too much chop. On 16 tomorrow. Explorer 602
     
  16. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

    Tons of pinks around - hard to keep them off. Got a nice coho and a good sized pink back side of Malcolm early this morning. Picked up a 93cm Hali in Mitchell before the wind kicked up this afternoon. Great currents for Hali tomorrow if the wind stays down. No more wild coho starting tomorrow.
     
  17. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

    Did some boat clean/maintenance and trailer clean up today (wife coming up on Thursday) so didn't go out, but the cleaning station was as busy as I've seen t in awhile. Several good size Hali's (over 100 kms) as well as quite a few high teen low 20 springs - and of course lots of pinks. Mitchell Bay and Stubbs were the popular spots for the Hali (good current day for Stubbs) and Donegal all the way to Black Bluff for Springs. 75+ ft.
     
  18. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

    Well, Fogust has arrived. Socked in for most of the day yesterday and can't see the end of the dock this morning. Not much action at the cleaning table yesterday afternoon, and only a few hardy souls going out this morning. May be another good day to settle in with a good book. Fishing should be fun and IMHO fishing in the fog isn't fun!
     
  19. Capt_Ed

    Capt_Ed Active Member

    Decent yesterday, fished4 hours in the fog. Caught a 27 and 15. Heard of one boat with 4 Springs wouldn't have believed it but I watched him vacuum pack them :)
     
  20. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

    Guy came in today with a 44 lb Spring. I've never seen a fish that big!!! Made my 22 lb'r look like a minnow. Said he got in on the "other side" where ever the hell that is.
     

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