2015 Nanaimo Reports

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

  1. Resinrider

    Resinrider Member

    Ramp was pretty busy when we came back in. Maybe they had better luck at low tide. Lots of people out there..
  2. Trolled from entrance down to thrasher... 1 rockfish 1 dogfish and a 7-8 pound spring popped the hook near the boat. On the bottom most of the day using chovies hoochies plugs and cop cars. Pretty slow fishing still up here.. Been down to the Victoria area the last few months and filled the coffin with 10-19 pound springs each time! WTF?
  3. Olde School

    Olde School Well-Known Member

    Great day on the water, thanks FW. FTW.
  4. Next time leave your bananna at home! :cool:
  5. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    Oh, he's one of those is he......................
  6. Hot Rods

    Hot Rods Member

    Looks like Free Spirit found them out there this morning. He stopped by the house on his way home and dropped off a 15 pounder that fed us and a few of the neighbours tonight. He boated 3 keepers at 9:30 - 10 am. 800' of water north of the Fingers. 135' down using 5" spoons above dummy flashers. Silver Blue was also into a few good size fish in deep water off Silva Bay. He was a little out of practice and farmed both. Looks like it has started.
  7. esmacg

    esmacg Member

    Trolled off of the fingers yesterday for 2 hours, not a bite.
  8. Steveo

    Steveo Active Member

    Trolled around the deep all afternoon. Sweet FA. Came back inside by the the fingers on my way back in. Outside clarke rock and into horsewell channel showed a bunch of baitballs.

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  9. Hot Rods

    Hot Rods Member

    Dropped the gear north of the Fingers at 9:30 this morning and was rewarded with a nice 70cm hatchery. 160' down in 800' of water using 5" Irish Crème spoon. He was feeding on 7" herring. Saw two other fish caught in the same area. Free Spirit had a couple again this morning including one that looked about 15.
  10. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Nice to hear some fish are trickling in...hope to have the new to me boat in the water soon

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  11. Steveo

    Steveo Active Member

    Got out for a few hours either side of the low slack tide this afternoon. Got one just undersize outside the fingers in about 800 '. 180 on the rigger. Irish creme coho killer. Another beauty February day to be on the water.
  12. Hot Rods

    Hot Rods Member

    Jigged a bucket of herring off the Brickyard this afternoon. Lots of massive schools heading north. Most were out in 200 to 350 feet of water and some schools went from the surface almost to the bottom. Couple of boats trolling around us and one had a legal size fish and the other a sub-legal.
  13. fishin_magician

    fishin_magician Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up Hot Rods.
  14. Shermanater

    Shermanater Member

    Picked up a hatchery 12 pounder in the same area that Hotrods was jigging herring this afternoon. Lots of herring in the area and the rods were bouncing through every ball i trolled through. Released another that was a bit too small. 5 inch tomic spoon down 200ft. Fish had an empty stomach. [​IMG]
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  15. islander55

    islander55 Well-Known Member

    where abouts is the brickyard, im located in ladysmith , i was out today seen little schools of herring on the surface near tent isalnd but forgot my damn herring jigs
  16. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    It's long haul for you. Better bring quite a few extra gas cans lol. It's been awhile, how's it going buddy :).

    My boat is in the shop right now for servicing. The reports are much appreciated. Thanks for posting up folks :cool:. I'm glad to hear that some folks are hitting some fish and that your putting some bait in the freezer to boot!
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  17. Hot Rods

    Hot Rods Member

  18. Someday

    Someday Active Member

    I was watching a boat with four guys jigging for bottom fish at Entrance on Sunday. I video taped them and trolled right up beside the boat. As I got about 30 yards away, both rods went off and I was into a double header, by myself. This was too much for the other boat, and went back to the Vancouver waters. I landed the one that felt the heaviest and lost the other. Managed a 12# and a little later, a 10# for my efforts, in 3 hours of fishing.
    I am tempted to post the boat on here for all to see.
  19. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Doesn't rockfish not open till april first in area 17?? Let see the culprits...

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  20. vanislehunter

    vanislehunter Active Member

    likely May 1st for the rockies and lings to open.

    I saw two boats in Porlier on sunday that sure looked like they were fishing lings and rockfish. Maybe they were fishing salmon though? Grrr.

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