2014 ECVI Nanoose Bay, French Creek Reports

Discussion in '2014 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by VanCity Tyee, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. VanCity Tyee

    VanCity Tyee Member

    Hi everyone i thought i would get this years thread going.

    Lets have all the reports here
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  2. lure-washer

    lure-washer Member

    Not much to report, unless you want to hear bad news.
    I`ve been out 6 times since the middle of February, and have yet to bring home anything. One really nice Ling and a couple of nice rockfish, but nothing in the larder.
    With the nice bright sun, the plankton bloom should be on anytime soon.
  3. Seafever

    Seafever Well-Known Member

    Out today off F.C from noon until about 4:445 pm.

    Nice day....just like summer

    There is a bit of algae starting....sticks to your lines....but so far it is soft and easy to get off.

    Little bit of weed in places.


    1 4lb Coho (hatchery)...released

    4 Chinook...of which.....3 undersize (released) but last one was a keeper.

    Bite on from about 2:15pm to 4:15 pm.

    All caught on the lure in picture.........5ft behind a green/glow flasher.......190ft down in 200ft of water.

    Lure was a "Manistee"....but I shaved quite a bit off each side to give it better profile...then repainted it, same on both sides.

    This fish had a six-inch herring in it's stomach.

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  4. tidal shot

    tidal shot Active Member

    Plan on coming out that way first part of June, what kind of action is around that time of year?

  5. Seafever

    Seafever Well-Known Member

    "Miigratories" will be around by then......as well as the resident "feeders". I think Coho will be open by then as well......always pays to check the regs...

    LIngcod/Rockfish should be open by then too.
  6. VanCity Tyee

    VanCity Tyee Member

    Nice to hear people getting out, Great report Seafever! Looking to try and maybe get out next weekend. Likely going to give Gerald a try
  7. Seafever

    Seafever Well-Known Member

    VanCityTyee:-.......I was thinking I should've given Winchelsea area a shot.......

    FC Marina p/lot was packed with boats yesterday.......where they all went I don't know, there was only about 4 boats fishing out front most of the time.

    On a side note:- I saw zero baitballs on the finder all day...............almost zero fish too......save for one or two Coho clusters at 20 to 60ft depth.......

    About 4pm I did see a about a half dozen fish at 160ft depth.

    But in times gone by I've caught fish when there was nothing on the finder........
  8. HookNSlice

    HookNSlice Member

    pretty epic orca show Saturday night out front of schooner cove, anybody trolling the point get anyfish?
  9. VanCity Tyee

    VanCity Tyee Member

    Fished the last two days at Gerald and Ballenas, very slow out right now
  10. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    There are a few around Gerald and Ballenas, a little shallower than normal at 140. We were into 4 this afternoon, boated 3, the biggest went 23 lbs. We will be out there steady for the next month until moving out west.

    Vancity were you in the striper?
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  11. VanCity Tyee

    VanCity Tyee Member

    Fished the tide at 5:30 am and the tide at 9:55 am hoping for a morning bite, called it a day after that, was fishing deep today 177 - 200'.

    Was in the 18' Hourston 150 merc Hardtop
  12. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    We hit our fish mid tide which was unusual. These were the bigger 2 we bonked. Might try to sneak out for the flip tomorrow.


  13. Derby

    Derby Crew Member

    Nice fish guys
  14. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    That's a beauty man.. Nice fish!
  15. Seafever

    Seafever Well-Known Member

    Kelly....how's the algae bloom down that way?
  16. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    Not too bad. Cleared the lines once or twice.
  17. Klob

    Klob Well-Known Member

    Nice fish boys! Great way to start the year. Maybe Stella is the new Lucky?
  18. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    Still some fish around. Tubbed out with bigredsnapper today. 140-170ft on spoons.

  19. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    Nicely done :cool:.
  20. bigredsnapper

    bigredsnapper Well-Known Member

    Thanks again Kelly, it was a beauty day and it was nice to bonk a couple....................BRS

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