Powell River 2014

Discussion in '2014 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by TheHurtLocker, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. charlie415

    charlie415 Well-Known Member

    Yesterday fish met bonker at Mystery and Grants. Lots of under size too.
     
  2. Prairie Buoy

    Prairie Buoy Member

    Hi guys! My wife & I (from Comox) zip over to Powell River side of straight for the occasional fishing outing. Can you recommend a mooring place where a guy can get off boat, walk dog around, maybe lunch, a cool one?

    Thanks
     
  3. nooky

    nooky Member

    How about the Gov't Dock - I used it many years ago.
    http://www.bigpacific.com/accommodation/governmentdocks.html
     
  4. Jencourt

    Jencourt Well-Known Member

    If North of Powell River then Lund is great. Lunch at Nancey's is always good. Westview Gov wharf and you are only minutes from Marine drive and a bunch of businesses and restaurants. If you are South of town the Beach Gardens was a very nice spot. not sure if it is still there?? Around the corner a little from Grief Point.
     
  5. leftcoast

    leftcoast Well-Known Member

    The main harbor in Powell River http://marinas.com/view/overview/1568_Powell_River_Westview_Harbour_BC_Canada

    Beach Gardens this is a neat place where you can dock for a cold one and you can even watch your boat from the deck good summer stop http://www.beachgardens.com/

    Also you can moor in Van Anda on Texada Island and walk up to the Texada Island Inn for a snack

    I personally love going to Lund they have all the services you would need and great food at Nancy's bakery free moorage for 2hrs.
     
  6. Prairie Buoy

    Prairie Buoy Member

    Thanks for the info people
    Tight lines!!
     
  7. Thx for posting some great pics Hurt...fished PR with my older bro a long time ago..miss the scenery...looks like fishing there may be on a come back after a lot of slow years
     
  8. TheHurtLocker

    TheHurtLocker Well-Known Member

    I hope your right. Its a beautiful place. Fishing has been getting better every year.
     
  9. Kisinana

    Kisinana Active Member

    Fishing is picking up. Still not back to the early 80's levels yet. Used to be able to go out and pick up a couple of coho almost anytime, did it quite a few times before going in to work. Maybe with the return of the herring things are starting to improve. I can remember derbies with 30-40 guys 120 coho easy. Not as many springs back then, but that was prior to our in strait hatcheries.
     
  10. trks13

    trks13 New Member

    hi guys, new to the area and were leaving from pender harbour. Fished to south end of texada last year and netted a few but looking to expand are fishing area. can somebody fill me in on were mystery,coho point, or rebecca rock might be. I'd like to do some fishing this weekend but not to sure where to go. any pointers would help. Thanks
     
  11. Kisinana

    Kisinana Active Member

    If you are leaving from Pender Harbour, it is a run to the top end of Texada Island. Coho point is the Northwest tip of the island and Rebecca Rocks are in the middle between Texada and Harwood islands. Mystery is further to the far side northward of Harwood. Not sure what size boat you are running but it is a bit of a run. There are a number of spots closer that can be very productive.
    Scotts Fir Point is the first point on the mainland when you come north from Hardie Island and there is the Bluffs and Hole in the Wall between Hardie and Nelson, Agememmon Channel (probably not spelled right) leads straight to Jervis Inlet.
    Slightly north on Texada from you is Northeast Point and Pocahantas both areas can be good.
     
  12. hambone

    hambone Well-Known Member

    You don't need to travel that far.. The Pender area has good fishing but probably just far less reports.

    I'd focus on bjerre shoals, Epsom point (Thormanby), bottom end of Texada, Lasqueti and sangster. Epsom has been good this time of the year in past years. Fish the deeper ridges you can see on charts surrounding the point (150-200').
     
  13. trks13

    trks13 New Member

    Thanks for the help guys. Im fishing in a 20' trophy so on a good day a run to the top of Texada wouldnt be out of the question. Fished the bjerre shoals yesterday with another boat for about 4 hours and neither boat had any action. There was a lot of red slime on the lines, some kind of algae i think, ive read somewhere its best to move when you start going through that, not sure the truth behind that. Is the hardy island your talking about on the NW corner of nelson, the bluffs and hole in the wall are in blind bay? ive thought about heading up there before, is there good crabbing to be had in blind bay too? Were going to head down to epsom today and give that a try. i usually fish spoons but would you guys recommend bait at this time of the year? Thanks again, i'll let you know how we make out.
     
  14. hambone

    hambone Well-Known Member

    Bait is never a bad choice but coyote spoons IMO work as good as anything else in that area. Mongoose pattern or green/white glow.
    The algae is a pain in the ass but there's not much you can do about it.
     
  15. charlie415

    charlie415 Well-Known Member

    Couple undersized at Coho Pt this morning. Easy limit of dungy's though.

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  16. hambone

    hambone Well-Known Member

    Lewis channel.....
     
  17. charlie415

    charlie415 Well-Known Member

    What a great night out at Grant Reefs. Killer whales are on their way out there though. A couple around ten pounds as a bonus. Looked like the lings were stacked up over the wreck waiting for tomorrow. Good luck to everyone heading up on the derby. I hear the fish are still around up there.
     
  18. TheHurtLocker

    TheHurtLocker Well-Known Member

    I can't wait, we leave at noon tomorrow. Looks like we should get some great weather for at least the first half of the weekend.
     
  19. charlie415

    charlie415 Well-Known Member

    Just remember "moderation" is the key. LOL And a private radio channel would a good idea too. Although it is entertaining listening in. Unfortunately I will be working so no fun for me.
     
  20. leftcoast

    leftcoast Well-Known Member

    Private radio channel lol. Should be fun I need prawns fresh out
     

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