Discussion in '2014 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by VanCity Tyee, Apr 13, 2014.
Hi everyone i thought i would get this years thread going.
Lets have all the reports here
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.
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.
Plan on coming out that way first part of June, what kind of action is around that time of year?
"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.
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
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........
pretty epic orca show Saturday night out front of schooner cove, anybody trolling the point get anyfish?
Fished the last two days at Gerald and Ballenas, very slow out right now
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?
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
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.
Nice fish guys
That's a beauty man.. Nice fish!
Kelly....how's the algae bloom down that way?
Not too bad. Cleared the lines once or twice.
Nice fish boys! Great way to start the year. Maybe Stella is the new Lucky?
Still some fish around. Tubbed out with bigredsnapper today. 140-170ft on spoons.
Nicely done .
Thanks again Kelly, it was a beauty day and it was nice to bonk a couple....................BRS
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