2016 Nanaimo Reports

Discussion in '2016 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by AquaDisiacIII, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Red Monster

    Red Monster Well-Known Member

    The commies are prawning now?
  2. codfather

    codfather Active Member

    What VHF channel do most people stay on when fishing around the Nanaimo area?

  3. Scouse

    Scouse Member

    Commercial prawning starts on the 15th May
  4. grascal

    grascal Member

    No, commercial prawning opens at noon on 12 May
  5. Scouse

    Scouse Member

    You are correct.
  6. greenhornet

    greenhornet Active Member

    godfather most sport fishers are on 88a on there vhf..Did you open up a restaurant for those amazing ribs from knootka Ive been fishing there for 14 years got 5 weeks booked this summer june and of course july/august.hope everything is well
  7. greenhornet

    greenhornet Active Member

    LOL sorry codfather speak check got me again lol
  8. vanisland

    vanisland Member

    Lots of boats out there last few days and no reports..hmm, sounds like its slowed down out there, anyone have any reports?
  9. Kildonan

    Kildonan Well-Known Member

    Sometimes when the reports go quiet it's an indicator it's time to fish. ;-)
  10. albernifisher

    albernifisher Well-Known Member

    Jeffywestcoast and I were out for a few hours last night. Zero bites and didn't see anyone else have any action. Hopefully things pick up for the derby this weekend
  11. LukeSeawalker

    LukeSeawalker Member

    Out yesterday morning and again tonight, brown water with algae all over. Fished fingers, spoil grounds even Entrance. Very quiet on the rods not even seeing any pollock around.
  12. Hot Reels

    Hot Reels Member

    Fished 5hrs tonight Fingers to Neck pt and out. 2 cod for us, only saw one small fish taken.
  13. dmurph

    dmurph Well-Known Member

    Came over from the other side to fish the derby this weekend. Didn't salmon fish today, but did very well bottom fishing lings out off entranc drifted 50 to 120 feet. See how the salmon goes next few days
  14. Bordeau

    Bordeau Member

    Not much action tonight at Fingers. No salmon, just ling cods. All boats were empty at the dock as well.
    Lots of sticky algae on the line.
    The wind storm seem to have had an effect.
  15. Salty

    Salty Member

    Ya I was out all afternoon Wednesday too and only caught a diving bird on the way up, it was an adventure though, trying to get the hook out of its wing while its trying to bite you is tougher than you'd think, not a bite in 6 hrs aside from that though.
  16. Buckethead905

    Buckethead905 Member

    There is still the odd fish out there right now.. We have managed a couple decent fish each time out this week... First day out after the wind storm (Tuesday) we bonked one nice spring with some hard fishing but not a single p-cod... Obviously something was way out of whack from the wind/moon. Went out again yesterday, beauty day on the water and picked up a few nice ones including this guy.


    Kitchen sink has been the ticket, homeland and resurrection a close second. Hopefully it picks up for the weekend and best of luck to everyone in the derby!
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  17. Duck

    Duck Member

    I agree that there is the odd fish off Nanaimo, but this is not the middle of May we have seen the past few years. I fished the morning tide and right through to sunset yesterday, from Snake to Lantzville. Not a lot of feed showing on my sounder. Hit a couple up on the border of the forbidden zone off Lantzville - both lost. One was a classic screamer that pealed off a hundred yards before getting off. First big fish I have touched this year. Then nothing till late in the day off the Fingers. Tried everything, but Irish Cream at 150' had all the hits. Beautiful day!
  18. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    Nice report and fish Buckethead!

    It's been absolutely crazy at work this spring. Going to get the final maintenance stuff done on my gal tonight and might actually get out there this weekend:).
  19. vanisland

    vanisland Member

    Thanks for all the reports guys, thats kinda what i figured was happening. Usually when the forum goes quiet that goes the same for the fishing. Hopefully some more runs come in soon! Best of luck to everyone in the derby this weekend!
  20. dmurph

    dmurph Well-Known Member

    We went 2 for 4 today out off nanaimo. 1 big hit that didn't stick, 1 popped the clip hit hard ran for awhile and gone. Landed a 17 shortly after and then a just over legal. Green speckled back hootchy at 180 took the first hit. Bon chovy skinny g took the rest at 137. Was out from 130 until 430

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