2015 Gulf Islands Reports

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

  1. Dan The Man

    Dan The Man Active Member

    Headed over to the gulf this afternoon for the weekend. Any recent reports?
  2. CDC

    CDC New Member

    Out at Porlier again yesterday afternoon. One hit and one undersize caught at 125ft in 180ft of water. Nice day on the water except for the wind coming in.
  3. Any action in the Gulf Islands today? We're going to head out tomorrow. Looks like a great evening to be on the water :D
  4. shamrockin

    shamrockin Member

  5. shamrockin

    shamrockin Member

    Kingfisher galiano salmon classic is where the link should take you. May 2nd Montague harbour

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  6. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    Shamrockin, thx for the post. I'm registered already and will be coming over from Vancouver with a few others boats as well. I think there are some boats from Saltspring, Galiano and other gulf islands entered as well. Should be good times!
  7. barrie

    barrie Active Member

    PENDER BLUFFS, I've never fished there but going this wknd. Where do I troll? Depths? And lures? Thanks!!
  8. Atlas Marine

    Atlas Marine Member

    Just thought I would let you guys know that Atlas Marine is doing a fishing derby. No cost to enter but you do have to bring it in and have it weighed.

    Catching your fish out of Ladysmith’s waters? We invite you to bring it in to Atlas Marine during store hours for a weigh in*(Open Monday- Friday 8-5) Contest will run from March 16, 2015 to July 16, 2015. Two prizes will be awarded. Largest Lingcod (Opens May 1st Due to Conservation reason's nothing over 20lbs will be accepted) and Largest Salmon. The guy or gal with the largest fish in each category will win. (Prizes packages will be pictured on our Facebook page and at
    www. Atlasmarine.ca) We are conveniently located at 1260 Rocky Creek Rd. 2 min away from the Ladysmith Boat Launch.

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  9. high tide

    high tide Well-Known Member

    Cool, Good on ya Atlas Marinbe and best of luck with your Derby and Business.

    No to be a prick or such ..... if I can make a suggestion ...... on the biggest Ling cod .... Could you put a cap on size, say closet to 20 lbs. with out going over, as the big big breeders are the ones we all should be letting go. Only a suggestion, and please don't be offended.

    Good luck to you, wish I could attend, but Across the pond doesn't help to get any thing weighed in.
  10. Atlas Marine

    Atlas Marine Member

    Not offended and duly noted!
  11. Rum Buddies

    Rum Buddies Well-Known Member

    Ya, in this day an age a "biggest lingcod" category shouldn't be a thing. If a guy wants to keep a big lingcod for dinner that's his thing, but let's not encourage it by putting money behind it.
  12. 7Deuce

    7Deuce Active Member

    This!!! :cool:
  13. Atlas Marine

    Atlas Marine Member

    It's been edited. Thanks for the suggestion.
  14. high tide

    high tide Well-Known Member

    A Max Size of Closest to 20 lbs. in the Ling Cod category ........ EVEN COOLER of you at ATLAS MARINE ! now thats stand up ..... to bad the Big Lodges on the COAST wouldn't follow your example !

    If I lived near you this is yet another reason to bring you Business !

    Thanks for the Conservation of Lings !
  15. Time

    Time Well-Known Member

    Add another congrats to Atlas Marine.
    Good attitude to conservation by having a closest to the mark prize for ling cod.
    And for being open to suggestions.
    Nice to see and could be the role model for any other derbies that usually award for the largest fish, even if they are the prime breeding stock.
  16. Rum Buddies

    Rum Buddies Well-Known Member

    good job Atlas! Hope the derby is a success.
  17. islander55

    islander55 Well-Known Member

    should be a prize for over 20lbs cause the average lings i catch are over 20lbd
  18. Rum Buddies

    Rum Buddies Well-Known Member

    you missed the point. They're trying to encourage guys to release the big breeding females, not slaughter them.
  19. 7Deuce

    7Deuce Active Member

    Not something to be proud of...
  20. hastamanana

    hastamanana Member

    should be closest to 15lb because the chances are way better you won't be getting a female, or bonking a 24 then weighing it

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