2015 Nanaimo Reports

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

  1. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    Well it's 2015 already. Here's to some good fishing this year :).
  2. LowTide

    LowTide Member

    We fished Entrance on New Years Day and got everything but Salmon. Huge Lings and an enormous Dogfish that was well over 3 1/2 feet long. All while trolling fast. Apart from that, it was a beautiful day on the water.
  3. luckysalmon

    luckysalmon New Member

    Trolled green can too neck point around the fingers last weekend no luck tried various types of bait and lures loads of feed but no salmon. Pod of orcas was in the area and fun to watch
  4. Steveo

    Steveo Active Member

    Got out 3 afternoons over the past week and a half. Fished outside the fingers and the milk run to neck point. Depths from 90'-190'. Thrown all colors of spoons and hootchies, even chovies for a spell but not a sniff. Figured I'd see more of you guys out there. Piss on a plate calm. Next outing will be plugs and apexes'. Might as well get the whole box wet.
  5. chevyshaulass

    chevyshaulass Well-Known Member

    Try the cannery it always used to produce more this time of year than the fingers ever did for me.
  6. fishin_magician

    fishin_magician Well-Known Member

    Go south....ie Gabriola...on fire...spoons only behind flashers...saw a smokin' photo report from yesterday.
  7. Steveo

    Steveo Active Member

    Thanks guys. Been nice just to be on the water but a spring or two would be sweet. Chevy, by cannery do you mean the green can bouy?
  8. chevyshaulass

    chevyshaulass Well-Known Member

    no its the stretch of water between Tinson point/Pilot bay and entrance island, just inside the duke pt ferry lane, theres and old grey cannery building on the beach in there. lots of structure in closer to the beach there watch the sounder, theres a couple gulleys you can troll in and out of that hold some bait and fish from time to time.
  9. Steveo

    Steveo Active Member

    Thanks! I'll give er a go.
  10. vetteman

    vetteman Active Member

    Hey Sculpin, PM sent.
  11. Steveo

    Steveo Active Member

    Beauty day out there today. Fished brickyard then the milk run and outside the fingers. Threw the box at em including 602 plugs and kwik fish. 200' and up. Nada. Killer whale show off the fingers capped the day!
  12. KokaneeJoe

    KokaneeJoe New Member

    What’s the fishing like in March typically? Is it worth putting the boat in the water for the month? Or just weekend it? January was crap! washed every hook i had!
  13. gamechanger

    gamechanger Well-Known Member

    Hi guys, had a report yesterday of a Vancouver party boat catching rockfish off Entrance. If you guys see this happening, call ORR 1-800-465-4336. Put it in your phone. C&P documents all of the calls and if they can respond they will. No guarantees obviously but reporting it gives the officers a much greater chance of doing something about it. K numbers, C numbers, vessel name, description, pictures, etc... all help. Not reporting it doesn't help.

    Cheers, gc
  14. blake_a

    blake_a Active Member

    I was hoping to go prawning outside of nanaimo this weekend, am looking at the DFO site and it appears to be closed in most of the nearby areas. Can someone confirm that the areas are closed and when they reopen?
  15. Hot Reels

    Hot Reels Member


    Go to the DFO Pacific website under Prawn closures all the info is there. Area 17-18 is open thats west of a line from Neck Point to Winchelsea everything else opens up April !st. You can have the DFO e mail you all notices for a specific area.
  16. islander55

    islander55 Well-Known Member

    anyone know if porlier pass is producing winter springs ?
  17. vanislehunter

    vanislehunter Active Member

    Porlier questions should go in the gulf islands section. I'll be out there this weekend though I hope. I'll let you know then.
  18. Olde School

    Olde School Well-Known Member

    Hello, everyone.
    How does one find out when the herring are in?
    I would love to shore cast for them, or, take the boat out and jig a bunch.
    Have always wanted to cut plug, bought a cutting jig today, now need the herring!
    Thank you.
  19. Steveo

    Steveo Active Member

    Got out this morning for a few hours around high tide. Brickyard to fingers. Nada. Again.
  20. Resinrider

    Resinrider Member

    Me Too! :(. Ran over a ton of bait right inside the fingers, but no luck other than a couple bottom fish that went back.

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