2015 Campbell River Reports

Discussion in '2015 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by salmonkiller01, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Califbill

    Califbill Member

    Very nice. A suggestion. Seeing your crab pots on a nice piece of boat. I bought a thick rubber mat at Home Depot for floors, has holes in it. And toss that on my dog house to protect the boat.
  2. pinball90

    pinball90 Member

    Oh they don't ride there, just kicked them out of the way to take the pic.
  3. Califbill

    Califbill Member

    I cover the dog house with the mat as someone will put a pot up there. Bought 2. One I tie to the rails and hang over the side to protect the boat.
  4. fshnfnatic

    fshnfnatic Well-Known Member

    That's a really good idea,Califbill.I don't have a doghouse myself (outboard) but I like your idea with the one hanging
    off the side to protect the gelcoat from the metal traps.Especially if it's choppy and your getting tossed around at all!!
  5. Chaisin' Tail

    Chaisin' Tail New Member

    I'm thinking of picking up a Panther T-5 steering unit. Has anyone had any good or bad experiences with them?
  6. ThreePer

    ThreePer Member

    Saturday is looking good to get the new rig wet and salty. Any ideas? Hump? Green can? Red can? North? South?
  7. Stoisy

    Stoisy Active Member

    Hey guys,
    Heading up this way tomorrow for a few days of fishing. What channel are most guys operating on? Give the Salty Johnston a call on 88a if you are heading out and want a report. Staying over on Cortes, so we'll be fishing over towards that area, but likely will hit the hump and other areas!
    Tight lines
  8. Dbastock

    Dbastock Member

    if you're staying on cortez, fish the bell. Just off the reef there on the west side 100-150 feet of water. Fish the depth of the bait. Sometimes 10-20 ft off the bottom. sometimes 60-90 ft. Been doing well there lately on plugs n spoons.

  9. Stoisy

    Stoisy Active Member

    Great trip to Cortes/Campbell River. Good fishing at the Hump on Saturday around the low slack near noon. Had 3 to the boat with the one pictured being the biggest, about 22-23 lbs and a happy angler with his first of 2015. Well his first was about 8 but....his first real one! North side of the hump, hit two on flash chovie and 2 on a flasher hootch. Landed two on the hooch, lost one/got one on the chovie.

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  10. Gearbox Paul

    Gearbox Paul Member

    Great day, Stoisy. How deep are you fishing?
  11. Oly1

    Oly1 Well-Known Member

    Yes nice fish Stoisy. Looks like a pretty happy fella in the picture. Are you still fishing up there or did you just fish the one day.
  12. Stoisy

    Stoisy Active Member

    Between 160-180 was our most productive depths and we were dragging bottom or very close to it. Lots of Pac Cod to deal with but it was worth it! fished Friday down near Savary/Texada and then yesterday morning near the Hump, and unfortunately some funky motor issues took us off the water... And the fish taped out to 27lbs...bigger than I thought!
  13. Fish Camp

    Fish Camp Well-Known Member

    PICT0011.jpg I found the place of the piture of the cover page of SFBC site,north discovery passage looking at Mt Waddingtonl. Landed a 20# spring and some bottom fish for opening weeekend ,cut plug,50' ,90 feet trolling, 1undersize spring released . PICT0009.jpg i will in next day be cropping from video. CLIP0011-008.jpg CLIP0011-003.jpg CLIP0011-004.jpg
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  14. Chaloopa

    Chaloopa New Member

    Fished a 200' contour around Sentry Shoal on the rising tide yesterday afternoon. Numerous strikes and 3 nice fish in the boat. 165-185' on the downrigger, green glow and orange flashers with army truck hootchies.
  15. charlie415

    charlie415 Well-Known Member

    Had mine for a full season and love it. For me wireless was the way to go.
  16. SpringFever552

    SpringFever552 Well-Known Member

    Thats awesome. Thanks for sharing
    Will be launching in CR in the morning and heading up that way and around Sonora ..try a little prawning and such for the day..
  17. Island Fish Lifter

    Island Fish Lifter Well-Known Member

    ill be on the water at tail end of the ebb. Drift the hump for a bit, then maybe head to green can at tide change. We will see what happens, supposed to blow northwest 15 to 20.
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  18. salmonkiller01

    salmonkiller01 Well-Known Member

    3 springs and a ling for us today around the hump/red can.... Finally got some salmon blood on the deck.
  19. SpringFever552

    SpringFever552 Well-Known Member

    Prawns were a bust for me in the 2 spots i had set traps up around East side Sonora Is...
    we were rewarded with a nice catch of crabs a limit of good sized lings and rock fish..did not target any salmon
    Beauty day on the water
  20. ThreePer

    ThreePer Member

    Saturday we did the early morning at the green can during the end of the ebb and landed one on a 602 plug/lost one on the black+white hootchie. Ran up towards Toba and got one more on a anchovy. Hump fish was red, Toba fish was white.

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