2015 Nanaimo Reports

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

  1. Is it just me or is the size up this year? Last year I struggled to break 12; this year half are pushing 20.
  2. vanisland

    vanisland Member

    Right on GU. How deep were you down? Hard to say on size cause ive only got out a few times this year here. Although it wouldn't surprise me, down in the south island there have been a lot of large springs caught this season including a number of them in the high 30's.
  3. 120. Hit on the anchovy side. Probably should have got in sooner, but that's fishing.
  4. Salty

    Salty Member

    I guess I've been unlucky then cause it seems like everything I catch are just undersized, 7 in the last week but I did get a nice little 12# tonight. There were plenty of fish on the sounder all night, I was out in 650ft of water and there was a row of fish 350 down that went on for over 2 km. never seen that out here before.
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  5. Bone man

    Bone man Member

    Interestingly I was thinking the same thing but after checking my logs for the past 4 seasons the numbers of fish I've ( or more often my guests) landed over 20 lb has been remarkably consistent. 21, 23, 16 and 17 to date this season. The one thing that does jump out at me is the number of fish over 20 caught early in the season is way up. I boated a 21 in April this year where previously mid May was the crossover point. No tyee yet this year but fingers crossed!!
  6. seadog19

    seadog19 Active Member

    heads up in Nanaimo area... ( off fishing topic)

    my friend has had his 24ft grady in a locked, secure area, in central Nanaimo and last week boat was broken into and all of his fishing gear swiped, except 2 islander reels...( someone didn't know what they were looking at I guess) He had enuff tackle to keep a store open and most was still in original packages. dozens of silver horder and gold start packs.. so if anyone is offering cheap gear in the next little while, maybe ask where it came from..
  7. DoubleLife

    DoubleLife New Member

    Can you explain this please? I've scoured the DFO site and can't find any reference to a sox closure off Nanaimo.

  8. Barnacle Bill

    Barnacle Bill Well-Known Member

    Look up Fishery Notices, posted every Tuesday and Friday for Sockeye.
    All inside of Van Isl is closed so far this year.
  9. Reel Time

    Reel Time Active Member

    Out 2 nights ago and saw the water temp at 22.5 celcius. So fished deep but just pinks, sickly looking pinks with red sores all over their belly. Never seen water this warm, but did see a nice spring at the dock when i got back, so still worthy to put in efforts.
  10. UkeeDreamin

    UkeeDreamin Well-Known Member

  11. Barnacle Bill

    Barnacle Bill Well-Known Member

    Ikee, maybe you could also post the DFO Fishery Notice web site?

    I would, but do not know how to do it.
  12. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Hey, the below is a copy of the DFO post , pertaining to Area 17 (Nanaimo) , Sockeye . Which means CLOSED until they print an opening in writing:


    Sockeye 30 cm See below for in-season decisions. April 1 - March 31 Barbless Hook & Line
    Additional Restrictions

    Then when you look below ;


    In-season sockeye management decisions will be posted here.

    Hope this helps !

    S-V II
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  13. TipUp

    TipUp Active Member

    Quick fish last night off the fingers. Lots of pinks around anywhere from 50 to 120 feet. Small pink hootchies working well.
  14. quicksilver11

    quicksilver11 Member

    2 springs at the fingers this morning a 12 and 8 at 120ft coyote spoons
  15. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Nice thanks for the report !

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  16. Salty

    Salty Member

    Was out this afternoon and got a nice close up of the cg hover craft which was pretty cool and a couple orcas around the fingers but no fish today.
  17. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Was Out off fingers from 2pm to 6pm... Released about 4 pinks to 5 lbs...no other action....

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  18. Reel Time

    Reel Time Active Member

    I'll back up the amount of Pinks, got a couple hours in at entrance, same thing over there. Beer tasted the same.

    JUST ONE MORE Member

    [​IMG][​IMG]here are those nice fish from this morning

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    JUST ONE MORE Member

    Oooops, I'm not too good with the pics. But these guys we got this morning on anchovy not too deep. all were whites----Iguess Columbia river fish. Had a double header that had us hopping. Lots of fun!!---- How do you make the pictures smaller?

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