2016 Victoria waterfront and Oak Bay

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  1. saltydawg

    saltydawg Well-Known Member

    Damn pirates with super soakers :)
  2. Sam7

    Sam7 Member

    Went out Saturday, we hit Constance up until 1:45 when the winds started to come up. Fished the 80' as well as the surrounding areas. Changed depths, spoons, flashers as well as anchovies on different heads. Nothing, not a sniff. Went in and tried the waterfront for an hour and 1/2, not a sniff there either. The good news is that out of the 20+ boats yesterday, I did see 1 fish taken by Foghorn Charters at about 3:00 just on the left of the green marker boy as you're entering the harbour. When we were back at the boat launch, recreation surveys were takeing place, out of the ten boats he had done at that time, 1 small hatchery (7lbs) taken off the flats. Slow day, but one hell of a day for a boat ride.
  3. SFBC

    SFBC Admin Staff Member

    Fished OB Flats from about 8 AM til noon Saturday. Managed one smaller hatch for the bbq and saw a few more netted as well. In talking to some of the boats in passing, any that had fish aboard did say they were on the smaller size, but did see one that had to be released that looked like it was mid to high teens. Lots of boats and a beauty day on the water!
  4. Cmiles

    Cmiles Active Member

  5. Cmiles

    Cmiles Active Member

    Fished about 4 hours at Constance this morning caught 2 small hatchery lost 1 saw 1 other fish lost at a boat that was it
  6. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    very slow weekend.....:(
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  7. Kildonan

    Kildonan Well-Known Member

    Breakwater and Saxe, one half hearted strike, saw nothing caught. Slow going.
  8. Gear'n'beer!

    Gear'n'beer! Well-Known Member

    washed some gear from 12-3 today. Nice day for a boat ride.....very slow for me, but very nice day
  9. FamousThamous

    FamousThamous New Member

    After only getting one hit on Friday and Saturday out in Sooke I tried my luck in Victoria. Went out around 9:30 and had a 11 pounder in the boat by 9:45. One more hit after that but then took off around noon. Beautiful day on the water.
  10. saltydawg

    saltydawg Well-Known Member

    We need a Rambo!
  11. Humpbubble

    Humpbubble Active Member

    10-1pm for Hali up haro,1 doggy.
    1-3pm ten mile, marked fish but they didn't like our gear. Nice day for a boat ride;)
  12. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    How did that southwest affect Haro, lumpy ?
  13. Humpbubble

    Humpbubble Active Member

    1'-2' chop. Mellow current helped, and the wind wasn't as strong as predicted,i should have headed out much earlier as it was beauty early. Tomorrow is another story:)
  14. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    I think we'll give halibut a try tomorrow if the wind isn't a problem.
    Salmon fishing has been very slow.
  15. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    Good luck with the halibut....last time we were out we couldn't keep the dogfish off....none stop!!
  16. Fisherman Rob

    Fisherman Rob Well-Known Member

    True. Was out at Constance Friday morning from about 930-1130. Nothing. Must have been 15 or so boats out there and didn't see anyone playing anything either. I just missed the slack, so maybe all the action happened a little earlier? Got a bit bouncy for me, so headed for the waterfront and did a sweep from Brochie, towards the breakwater, and to the green can. Nothing. Only action was a US nuclear sub on it's way to visit Esquimalt. Where are the salmon?
  17. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    you were right about the dogfish, had to pack it in after about a dozen.
    trolled for a while, no luck.
  18. TenMile

    TenMile Well-Known Member

    Same here Scott. We were pulling in doggie doubles (two dogs on one hook set). No hali and nothing else. Tried trolling back home again but nothing going there. Wind and tides don't get much better than today however. Didn't set an anchor and we stayed in the same place for 2 hours until the light flood pushed us about 500 yards.

  19. Sam7

    Sam7 Member

    Left the dock just before 7am in search of halibut, headed out to The Mud Hole, too much chop ( for my boat) wind coming up so I headed to Albert Head. Fished the plateau of 240-260'. Wind & chop died down, then it came up, then it died down, then it came up again, either way great day out there. Returned to the dock about 3:30. What did I have for my efforts? 7 dogfish and 1 small sole. A couple of other boats around, both nothing for their efforts either. Returned to Esquilmalt harbour, 1 group returning from 27 fathom, 3 beauties 40-70 lbs.
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  20. NautiGirl

    NautiGirl Well-Known Member

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