2015 Nanoose Bay / French Creek

Discussion in '2015 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by rowswell, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Hot Reels

    Hot Reels Member

    I was in the white 17' Campion with the blue top. We lost a nice one 180' on anchovy. Just got the boat and first time at Ballenas, very nice spot.
     
  2. bigredsnapper

    bigredsnapper Well-Known Member

    Hey alanperky, saw you out there. It is a beautiful spot and protected from ths SE winds. Have never had so much luck there this time of year, maybe because all the bait around., good luck........BRS
     

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  3. Hot Reels

    Hot Reels Member

    Hi bigredsnapper were you in the Striper on Friday? We hope to be out on Tuesday in the same spot. We trolled at 160' and 180' in about 200' of water, cop car one side anchovy on the other would you change anything? That was our first fishing trip in that boat, good thing we didn't catch too many we forgot the net!
     
  4. bigredsnapper

    bigredsnapper Well-Known Member

    I was in the white 18 foot Hourston hardtop steering from the back. Do you launch or moor? ..........BRS
     
  5. Hot Reels

    Hot Reels Member

    Launch at Shooner what about you? I had a 16ft Lund until this boat so never wanted to go too far from the ramp. Got lots of fish at French Creek and Little Q last year, but my favourite spots are Gerald Mistaken and Ballenas.
     
  6. bigredsnapper

    bigredsnapper Well-Known Member

    My boat is in the water at Beachcomber. I have been there for about fifteen years so I know all the spots. PM me anytime if you want for info.........BRS
     
  7. Copper Moon

    Copper Moon Member

    Thank goodness BRS doesn't know where Winchelsea is.
     
  8. bigredsnapper

    bigredsnapper Well-Known Member

    Hey Moon, I fished the gap for years when I had my boat at the marina at the Reserve before the docks fell apart. That was the days before navigation and you had to make sure you were lined up right. Lots of other fish around there too if you like the white meat..........BRS
     
  9. MRWood

    MRWood Well-Known Member

    I hope you're out there today Mr Snapper. Looks like a beauty, flat seas and sunshine.
     
  10. bigredsnapper

    bigredsnapper Well-Known Member

    Hi Mike , would have been a great day but couldn't do it. Hopefully tomorrow might work, you around?........BRS
     
  11. MRWood

    MRWood Well-Known Member

    BRS...I am around but I'm working all week :( Good luck to you if you get out.
     
  12. Hot Reels

    Hot Reels Member

    Nice to see you out there BRS. We had a great whale show and lots of crab but no salmon. Spoke to a couple of guys at the ramp no hits for them either. Taking my daughter out tomorrow hope she brings better luck!
     
  13. Trophy

    Trophy Active Member

    Out tuesday at low tide on the french creek hump. Only one small bait ball found that quickly spread out. Released one just undersize, no other hits. Spring caught on glow flasher and glow spoon deep.
     
  14. bigredsnapper

    bigredsnapper Well-Known Member

    Hi Alan, thought I pop over and say Hi. Well we did about the same as you at Ballenas, trolled for a couple hours and squat. There was still lots of bait, just no action. It wasn't from lack of trying, Bushy and I tried pretty much everything including bait. We just missed the whales but maybe they had something to do with it. It was a beautiful day though and we did get one undersized at Gerald before we came over..........BRS
     
  15. rowswell

    rowswell Member

    Took advantage of the calm wind fcst & launched boat & fished y'day & today. Unlike last week, no sign of birds feeding on the surface anywhere, but the eagles are starting to gather on the offshore islands. Counted at least 10 y'day.

    Y'day fished Winchelsea & outside of Yeo to N end of Gerald over the slack at noon for 3.5 hrs. Beautiful day, but not a hit & only bait was in the gut & a little to the North of it at Winchelsea.

    Today fished Ballenas over the slack at noon for 1.5 hrs. Despite fcst for light wind, was pretty choppy offshore - 4' wind waves on return run to schooner cove - but calm in the lea on N end of Ballenas. Scattered bait, mostly 150 to 220'. 1 hit, 1 fish just under 80 cm on the bottom at 205'. Green & White Hoochy on green flasher. Fish had 4" herring in its stomach.
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  16. MRWood

    MRWood Well-Known Member

    That's nice chunky fish a real beauty. Thanks for the report. What do you think that fish weighed. Looks over 15.
     
  17. Copper Moon

    Copper Moon Member

    Nice report Scott. Hope to catch up in a couple of weeks.
     
  18. Pescado_Loco

    Pescado_Loco Member

    Any recent French Creek reports? I was out earlier in the month and it was pretty active out there. We lost a decent fish, kept an 11 lber and released several undersized.
     
  19. Trophy

    Trophy Active Member

    Out at french creek hump yesterday at high tide. Couple small bait balls, few marks 100-150 ft. Lost one that hit glow flasher with glow yellow/white hoochie.
     
  20. Hot Reels

    Hot Reels Member

    Fished Ballenas and Gerald for 5 hrs today, nothing. Did get a few prawns. Foggy to start and calm all day.
     

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