2016 Pender Bluffs

Discussion in '2016 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SFBC, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. ziggy

    ziggy Well-Known Member

    Fished the Bluffs today, marked lots of bait and saw lots of small feed on the surface, but no action. Noticed we had a seal that followed us pretty much the whole time, so you may want to bring a slingshot. Seal had no fear and surfaced about 10-15 ft being us every time we recovered gear. No doubt what his plan was!
  2. Flatlander

    Flatlander Member

    Fished Sunday lots of boats,not many nets or fish being caught. I had one hookup, lost it no other bites in about 4hrs.
  3. Flatlander

    Flatlander Member

    nothing to report ,again!!
  4. High Time

    High Time Active Member

    Flatlander, I share your pain. We have a place on the bluffs and visit regularly. Up up until a month ago I was averaging a fish
    per outing. Nothing large, 8-15, however the last month has been painful. A bit of small feed along the shoreline but very little
    showing on the sounder or on the surface offshore. Distinct lack of seagulls,eagles and seals and the orcas are not working the
    Bluffs as usual. I'm thinking there is very little to hold fish in the area. Filled up my tanks on Sat. and will be trying a change of
    scenery next week. Rock on....
  5. Flatlander

    Flatlander Member

    Might be a waste of gas,sounds like every where is slow,any ideas where?? Lots of seals yesterday,snuffy was eyeballin my rigs pretty close,even if I caught one he was lookin for his share.
  6. SprinterX

    SprinterX Member

    Bummer to hear this lack of fish around Pender. Was going to be there Friday, Saturday and hoping to get something for dinner. Will be cruising north from there, any ideas where the fishies are?
  7. RogersonCrusoe

    RogersonCrusoe Active Member

    I've heard Nanaimo / French Creek has been good :p
    I haven't caught a worthwhile fish since early May in Sidney area... Not through lack of trying too.
  8. Salted

    Salted Active Member

    You must be a 2016 Chinook.
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  9. Stosh

    Stosh Well-Known Member

    Good one Salted! If I was a 2016 Chinook, I'm still out there, maybe not in the usual places. Try deeper!
  10. Allbay

    Allbay New Member

    Sooke is warming up. I fished out there the weekend before last for the first time and nailed 25#, oversize. It's a bit of trek from Sidney, but the fishing out that way is improving.
  11. SprinterX

    SprinterX Member

    I hear you RC. Fished for about 3 hours Saturday, 12 - 3. Saw some other boats out there but no nets. Bait deep in the water but zilch for bites.
  12. Flatlander

    Flatlander Member

    Well 3 weeks have passed ,no fish,one hookup. Holiday is over ??? On the positive side didn't spend alot on gas, found my prawn traps ,didn't have scrub the blood off the deck ,got lots of sleep and drank lots of beer!!! Maybe next year!
  13. Salted

    Salted Active Member

    Still averaging less than 1 bite an hour (4-5 rods out) but it's slowly picking up, and starting to see decent strikes. Seeing most action lower than usual - 140'

    Use something small - coho killers, squirts trimmed to 3" or so.

    This thread needs a Salmon picture - post it if you catch it!
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  14. slabjacker

    slabjacker New Member

    Fished bluffs this morning 110 - 140ft, spoons and hootchie combos didnt bother with bait. Had one smaller one on a 3" coyote at 132ft. Real slow for us and no other bites. Didnt see anyone else with nets out, but maybe someone had better luck.
  15. Arjento

    Arjento Member

    notta on the bluffs for takers, ran over all of them lots of bait, and marks on last Sunday just no takers :p all depths in close and deeper. Fished 1pm-4pm
  16. Mavericko

    Mavericko New Member

    Any action on the bluffs lately?
  17. SprinterX

    SprinterX Member

    Sounds like the Bluffs are dead. No body fishing there anymore?
  18. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    No kidding. this time is year there are usually regular reports from pender bluffs. Must be quiet... or it's on fire and the few boats out there don't want others to know :)
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  19. ziggy

    ziggy Well-Known Member

    Was out there a couple of days ago and it certainly wasn't on fire. Had a couple of hits over about six hours and was sealed both times. Snuffy has set up shop near the more northerly guano rock.
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  20. sniperren

    sniperren Member

    Fished 4-7:30pm tonight. One coho about 6lbs. Only hit we had.

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