2015 Nanoose Bay / French Creek

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

  1. Trophy

    Trophy Active Member

    fished high to low tide this a.m. Few random marks and bait balls mainly around 100-150 ft. Wife lost a big 20+ lb chinook around the motors. Hit a green flasher with a no banana glow spoon at 150 ft. Threw back afew pollack as well.
  2. Seafever

    Seafever Well-Known Member

    Out yesterday all afternoon. Beautiful day.

    Fished everywhere (French Creek) from outside Humps to inshore. Didn't mark any baitballs. Lots of Pollack, caught at least 12.

    Bite on at 3 and 4 o'clock. Caught two undersize Chinook(released) at Humps on No Bananas G-Force spoon. 190 in 210 ft of water.

    Caught 3 more Chinook inshore at 4'oclock. All just short of legal. Tiny green, yellow, white spoon and tiny black, green, white spoon. 170ft in 170 ft of water.

    Spoons were working better than hoochies.

    And.........the algae bloom is ON. Picked slime/snot off the lines all day.

    Of the boats that were out there , I saw no fish on and no nets coming out.

    Tried various lures,rigs, "go-to's".....Pollack loved all of them.......half the time towing them around without even knowing they're on........

    Lots of weed, flotsam closer into shore.......

    One guy I talked to said he saw baitballs while fishing tight in to shore (120ft deep and less)...but too much debris/weed that close in for my liking. He was also using Apexes and did get a couple (too small...released) on those.
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  3. Trophy

    Trophy Active Member

    Out monday am on french creek hump. Lots of lettuce around and lines starting to get slimed. Few marks and afew random small bait marks. Did catch a chinook but lost him when he did a backflip as the flasher broke surface. He hit a glow spoon and glow flasher at 155 ft.
  4. Trophy

    Trophy Active Member

    Out at french creek hump this a.m. Lots of random marks 100-150 ft (pollack- releasd a bunch of them). Did have afew good hits but quickly lost them. Good hits on everthing, jughead hoochie, anchovies, glow/non glow spoons and flashers. Did land/release one 60cm chinook that hit a watermellon glow spoon on green oinion flasher at 99 ft.
  5. Fished near Lasqueti for the first time today from 9 - 2. Kept one 12 lber, missed one that looked pretty good and released a small spring. The stomach was filled with 4 fish, I attached a photo, maybe a perch?
    Bites came on anchovies from 90-150.

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  6. Island bonker

    Island bonker New Member

    Yup perch for sure. Weird, never seen that before!
  7. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    They will target them pretty regularly. Small 3 inch spoons with green/yellow usually best produce when they're on perch.
  8. Oly1

    Oly1 Well-Known Member

    Are perch usually a shallow water fish or are they found in deeper water as well. Just wondering if the springs are heading into shallow water to feed maybe at night and thus feeding on perch.

  9. adanac

    adanac Well-Known Member

    From late fall - spring the shiner perch are way out deep , only really seem to move back into the regular piers and kelp in the warm months
  10. Island bonker

    Island bonker New Member

    I've never seen them in open water, that's why I'm so surprised. I would think that fish must have been feeding in the kelp or near shallow structure. Shiners are not a open water fish, unless my fishing 30 years on these waters is mistaken. (Don't get me wrong, I love to learn new things:)
  11. Island bonker

    Island bonker New Member

    Okay adanac, I learned something today.
  12. Trophy

    Trophy Active Member

    Still the king of "just under size" on the french creek hump!
    Landed/released 55 cm chinook, caught on glow spoon with glow flasher at 122 ft. Fewer marks (pollack?) than past couple weeks at 100-150 ft and one small bait ball noted. Threw back two good size pollack as well,
  13. Seafever

    Seafever Well-Known Member

    Out today off Winchelsea.......
    5:15 pm:- one 12 pound Chinook on 3 1/2 " Mongoose spoon which was 60" behind a green/glow/plaid flasher :- 150ft on 225 ft of water.....outside of island.

    Earlier:- couple of undersize on 4" CopCar/Glow TKO spoon........behind a "Madi" -style flasher.....outside of island.

    Wasn't seeing a hell of a lot on the fishfinder..........didn't catch a single Pollock or P-cod (Yippee!).

    Almost no algae bloom.....just a little bit.....nothing serious.
  14. Island bonker

    Island bonker New Member

    Got one 24 1/2 lbs Sunday morning on the humps, but not another sniff other then a few pollock
  15. Klob

    Klob Well-Known Member

    Went two for two on teenagers. 140 on green splatterbacks. Fun until the Pollock showed up.
  16. coyotespoon

    coyotespoon Active Member

    I fished FC today but didn't get on the water until 11:30 and only lasted until 2:30 when I became overwhelmingly frustrated by the pollock! I couldn't keep the lines in the water for more than 15min without both rods hooking one of the little rats. It didn't seem to matter what I used, what depth, what speed... they were everywhere. That is my pollock rant haha. If anyone finds a magic sent which repels pollock and attracts springs please let me know :D
  17. Seafever

    Seafever Well-Known Member

    Well... you could catch a smaller Pollock...then put it in a Jughead or something (maybe even cutplug it) and troll it.....:cool:

    I have it on good authority here that Chinook bigger than 25lbs will nail those.......:p
  18. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Go a little faster, the little buggers have trouble keeping up.
  19. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    Had an awesome charter with Jack Fish today. Limits of Chinook to the low 20s. Small spoons, long leaders and trolled faster than normal (pollack).

  20. bigredsnapper

    bigredsnapper Well-Known Member

    Finally something to report other than pollock. Went to Ballenas with Bushy, my cabin boy, and went 2 for 4. Hootchies and bait were the ticket. We did the usual passes and nothing so decided to head out to deeper water and finally got some action. Bushy just bought a new G.Loomis mooching rod and put some bait on and nailed the first one then I got the second on an army truck. Fish were at 120 ft in 500 ft of water. Weird Qualicum blew up so we had to tuck in on the back side of Ballenas where we lost a couple nice ones and waited til it calmed down a bit. Maybe try again today...........BRS

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