05-13-2012, 08:35 AM
I have fished the Pender Harbour area a fair bit over the years and had success fishing off of the light marker at Francis Pt. There's a 200' hole infront of the light and trolling in the 90' to 110' range with a chovi, glow Prawn spoon or a green/chart glow spoon has worked for me. Another spot to try is along the Georgia Straight side of Whitestone Island; I like to run a 4" chrome plug on a bright sunny day along here (pull the pin on the plug).
There is a set of Hydro lines that run from Sakanaw Lake across to Nelson Island (Agamennon Channel) and along the Sakanaw side is a good place to try if it's too rough to fish Francis Pt.
05-14-2012, 06:11 AM
We fish (what i was told) the whale bone area on Saturday. Put four in the box and then topped the day off sitting on the deck at Silva Bay pub with beer and fish and chips. C
05-14-2012, 06:40 AM
Any reports from up at the Pender area?
05-14-2012, 10:10 AM
Pics from friday @Thrasher
05-14-2012, 10:51 AM
Really lumpy at QA, NO fish yet , 4 hours
Last edited by sir-vivor; 05-14-2012 at 06:22 PM.
05-14-2012, 12:09 PM
I dunno what i am doing wrong. I am new to fishing and been following all the advice on here and i been to the hump 6 times and not even a bite .
05-14-2012, 02:52 PM
you are probably doing nothing wrong Roddy!
Originally Posted by roddy88
Thats fishing man! A lot of people catching fish in recent weeks have caught their only bite of the day! In the last week things have picked up quite a bit, but thats been on the thrasher side of the straight.
Keep working at it...your first fish will make it all worth while...
Originally Posted by Sculpin
05-14-2012, 03:05 PM
Roddy 6 times out to the hump and not a bite is a good indication that something is not working ....... although I was out sunday and got skunked... but we did have 1 hit.
I suggest that you go fishing with someone who has some success and learn the ropes... a pro guide or good amateur ....there are lots of variables at play including depth, location, speed, gear, leader length, time of day, tides, lures etc etc etc
Originally Posted by roddy88
05-14-2012, 04:02 PM
Do the fishing course at Pacific Angler - it's focused on the Vancouver fishery and they take you out for a day too. You will learn tons, and for the money, it'll be a very good step forward in getting you more successful. I did it, and am very happy that I did. There are a lot of factors at play in fishing this area, but its also not rocket science.
Alternatively, just keep watching this forum - lots of great advice gets posted over time, and it's free.
05-14-2012, 04:19 PM
Thanks for the info Little Red. Actually on Saturday we ended up at that hole off Francis Point. We saw one salmon jump. A couple of seals followed us around and we took one rockfish, one sole and threw one sole back. After that we tried the south side of White Stone Island and drifted back up to Francis Point.
Originally Posted by Little red boat
Sunday we headed the other way and hung out around the west side of the entrance to Agamemnon Channel. Only got one rockfish. Then the wind picked up so we said fuck it and went sailing. Life is grand! I'll remember the tip for up the Agamemnon and give it a try one day.
I would sure like to land a decent sized salmon.