2016 McNeil & Port Hardy reports

Discussion in '2016 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SpringFever552, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. SpringFever552

    SpringFever552 Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to getting up there a few times again this yr.
    Safe travels a good luck everyone
  2. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    will be out on our annual trip in summer... Looking forward to it again.
  3. BearCove

    BearCove Well-Known Member

    Halibut fishing has been great as of late, have not heard of any salmon hitting the decks yet.
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  4. RiverBoy

    RiverBoy Well-Known Member

    Hey Wade: have you heard about any Hali being caught around McNeill? I may have a chance to get out for a quick jig
  5. BearCove

    BearCove Well-Known Member

    Have not heard of anyone fishing down that way, only the boys fishing local here.
  6. Heavyc

    Heavyc Active Member

    Recently transplanted to Hardy, anyone looking for a fishing partner hit me up a DM. I'll spring for gas & refreshments.
  7. SerengetiGuide

    SerengetiGuide Well-Known Member

    What the heck is someone transplanted to Port Hardy for?? :eek::eek: haha
  8. UkeeDreamin

    UkeeDreamin Well-Known Member

    Worse yet, transplanted to Hardy without a boat!! You'd better rectify that Heavy C!


  9. Heavyc

    Heavyc Active Member

    I got transfered from Campbell River. Currently I'm in hardy, but when the family moves up after the school year, they'll choose whether we settle in Hardy or McNeill.

    Oh, and I do co-own a boat with my dad. But we are waiting till I buy a place & a truck b4 moving it up here.
  10. Robalo245

    Robalo245 New Member

    I'm headed to Pt McNeill next weekend for 3 days. I've never fished that area so I was hoping for recents reports and/or info on where to try. Are the springs moving through yet? I'd also like to try and get my 2 boys (7 and 5) into their first halibut. Thanks for any info you could offer up!
  11. I have been hearing of Hali and Springs being caught, I will be heading up there next week as well. Just wondering about prawning opportunity up there this time of year. I understand the commercial fishery is well under way, just curious if is a complete waste of time? Do the commercial boys fish Beaver Cove I wonder? Any intel would be much appreciated.
  12. RiverBoy

    RiverBoy Well-Known Member

    Looking for a more recent report. Heading up next weekend, hoping to get into a Hali or two. Hearing that FN are long lining closer to McNeill? Can anyone confirm that ? May need to change my strategy if that's the case. Thanks!
  13. SpringFever552

    SpringFever552 Well-Known Member

    RB did you get up there?
    Any others making it out in the area?..

    I've heard of some good days around Hardy in last few weeks for springs.

    We're heading up to stay with the great people (Sandy & Sandra) at Scotia Bay on Wednesday & Thursday night June29/30 on start of our 5 day trip up north island.
    Hope the wind cooperates as I'd love to make a run up around top of island again this yr.
    Time will tell...fingers crossed
  14. RiverBoy

    RiverBoy Well-Known Member

    Hey Springfever552-'I was in Port Mcneiil on a Hali / crabbing trip. Did terrible on both accounts. Spoke with the owner of the local tackle store; he indicated it is slow in McNeill for Chinook my friend lives not far from Daphne point in POrt Hardy.Have no ideas about numbers, but he said lots of boats arounddaphne
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  15. happy hooker

    happy hooker Well-Known Member

    Been a couple weeks, anything happening?
  16. SpringFever552

    SpringFever552 Well-Known Member

    Fished Wednesday..not much to report on salmon
    Up north all around and across Nawhitti
    Very slow for our boat and didn't see any nets out of the other 4? boats around..saw huge schools of pinks heading south.
    Met some guests Matt "Banks" and company staying at Scotia Bay that caught this beauty at a location I did not fish lol
    Heading out of McNeill today..Fishing and site seeing around Malcolm/ Craycroft and area..
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