2017 Campbell River Reports

Discussion in '2017 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SFBC, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Tangled

    Tangled Member

    I was fishing 180 to 220
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  2. Gearbox Paul

    Gearbox Paul Member

    Fished the Green Can on Sunday night along with a lot of other boats. Beautiful evening but slow fishing, at least for me. Never got a bite, only saw 2 other boats playing a fish. Never saw any bait on the sounder.
  3. Rednex3

    Rednex3 Member

    A few boats out at the hump tonight. We ended up with an 11 lb spring on a 7" blue and green plug down 170 feet. Put up a great scrap after hitting like a freight train. Right at tide change.
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  4. triplenickel

    triplenickel Well-Known Member

    We were out again today, 3 undersize springs but got a nice eater ling for dinner tonight.

    Edit; out in the 100 boat fleet Saturday and got 1 small keeper spring and 1 undersize. Honestly didn't see another keeper caught although I'm sure there was some.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2017
  5. fished green can Sunday nite 7-9:00.......managed 1 spring 15lbs.
    fished chovy and a white hoochy.......hoochy was the winner.
  6. Hog Tide

    Hog Tide Member

    Great fishing between can and hump.
    18,12 and 2 cohos wild Released.
    Springs were deep. Cohos around 120.
    Great nite out.
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  7. Trimtab

    Trimtab Member

    Thanks for the report. Nice to hear coho are showing up. Remember the good old days.
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  8. Trimtab

    Trimtab Member

    Tempted to try north of the narrows this weekend., it just feels like that time of year. Maybe a little early?
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  9. Rednex3

    Rednex3 Member

    Ha ha, I was already thinking the same thing. I already ran up to Hall and Denham for a nice sightseeing and gear bathing session. I think the sting has worn off enough to go for another try up north.

    Fished from the red to green can tonight and ended up with a perfectly BBQ sized beautiful red spring. We tried out deep near the end of the night and caught a Hake of all things. Funniest thing about it was there were at least two separate fish chasing it up, and when I actually lifted it out of the water, it had its belly chomped away. It was still moving its gills and everything, just no belly or guts! The crazy things you see on the water.
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  10. Trimtab

    Trimtab Member

    Fished in the lighthouse and hump area today, no salmon for me. Seemed to be a lot of bait around 200 - 250 feet in a few spots. Found the dogfish at the lighthouse reef range. Green can to red can seemed to look a little choppy so I didn't venture so far. A lot of boats still gave it a go, hope it paid off. We did manage some fish for the chips.
  11. I was out today also....no love either, a couple of wild coho.

    I was looking through the regs, just curious, when does the lighthouse close? or does it still? I could not find anything on it.....

    thanks in advance
  12. bigbuzz

    bigbuzz New Member

    July 15th
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  13. vancity16

    vancity16 New Member

    Any tips/reports fishing around Denham, Stuart, Sonora island area?
  14. bigbuzz

    bigbuzz New Member

    I have not been north of the narrows this season yet.
  15. Trimtab

    Trimtab Member

    Vancity16 let us know how you do. Those areas can be a bit of a trip for me from Campbell River. I usually fish as far as Chatham Point and Green sea bay, once to Hall point. I have only heard it has been slow so far.
  16. Fishbox

    Fishbox New Member

    Saw several boats out last night we started fishing at the hump went all the way around the green can not much action in fact we never saw another net out and the only bait on the screen was at the hump so at 8:30 pm went back there had a few wild coho on one side and brought a beauty of spring to the boat from way deep but the second time he broke the water he shook the hook....was a beautiful evening
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  17. N2013

    N2013 Active Member

    I know it's early but gave Greensea a fish last night through the flood. Nothing touched. Was up with the old man doing an overnighter and figured it'd be worth giving it a shot just because. Zero expectations, and they were met.
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  18. Dirty_Oar

    Dirty_Oar New Member

    Fished around the green can tonight. It was a little choppy but the Coho were hitting. 9 on and 5 to the boat but only 1 was hatchery.
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  19. Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee Active Member

    Had a solid day yesterday between the Green can and Francisco point. Two 13-15 lb white springs, half a dozen springs just under, 4 wild coho. 1 hatch coho, 2 pinks and a nice whale show over by Mittlenatch. Cop car spoon and Bon Chovy flasher at 180 was a great combo(thank GS!!), and anchovies worked well too.
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  20. Trimtab

    Trimtab Member

    Thanks for the report. It's hard to believe there is fish around Wilby Shoals but not much north of the narrows, considering that there are some pinks in the vicinity.

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