2017 Nanaimo Reports

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

  1. fish brain

    fish brain Active Member

    That Nogs looks more like an Andrew P to me
  2. Bigdogg

    Bigdogg Member

    Was out at the fingers today and it really productive. Hooked into 10 springs this morning. We got our limit is a short period of time. It's sure nice to see some salmon coming through already this year.
  3. Policeman44

    Policeman44 Member

    some salmon porn boys.... From the weekend

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  4. codfather

    codfather Active Member

    IMG_6674.JPG This was hooked on the prawn trap when we pulled it up.

    Is that a rat fish?
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  5. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    yup, that it is.
  6. han

    han New Member

    Had our limit in the boat by 8am, with a 12 and a 15lb the biggest and caught on a double header. Was using a cop car spoon behind a green flasher on both sides. Yesterday evening we got two on a cop car spoon and one on an army truck spoon. 120-140 feet down, out there where everyone is fishing. Counted 35+ boats out there today.
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  7. Steveo

    Steveo Active Member

    Hmm. Thought it was. My mistake. Sticker is coming off already. Going to try and glue it back on. Love the action of it.
  8. chevyshaulass

    chevyshaulass Active Member

    has anyone seen a Pollock yet this year around nanaimo? not that I miss them, but after getting hundreds of the things over the last few years and not a single one yet this year, it leaves me wondering why. Oh yes and it is still very fishy out there, best ive seen in a few years out here anyway, almost every fish ive cleaned has been stuffed with large spawned out herring.
  9. finaddict

    finaddict Well-Known Member

    Nice to kn
    Nice to know they are spawned out. Herring fleet came up short on their 30,000 ton quota by about 9,000 tons this year. We really need a lobby to reduce the commie quota on herring.
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  10. Resinrider

    Resinrider Member

    Not a single Pollock yet for me...Just a whole lot of that nasty line snot. Makes the last reel in of the day an arduous affair, but Im not complaining...best fishing I've ever had, right at our doorstep!!
  11. lucher14

    lucher14 New Member

    Great weekend off Nanaimo. Fish are stuffed with herring. Best set up for me was a Jughead Shaker double glow needlefish lure anywhere between 95-140 over deep water.

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  12. Reeltime

    Reeltime Well-Known Member

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  13. Has anyone been out to entrance? I'm thinking the biggest mass of fish has moved south.
  14. LukeSeawalker

    LukeSeawalker Member

  15. Just hoping not to have to go that far. Might go launch out of Ladysmith and go to Porlier.
  16. Steveo

    Steveo Active Member

    We got a 13 lb tonite, lost another at the net and released 3 undersize off the fingers all in under 2 hours before we got blown off the water in that squall.
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  17. Salty

    Salty Member

    I was at thrasher this morning, we limited with 4 10-12 pounders in about 2-1/2 hrs.

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  18. treblig

    treblig Active Member


    Finally we were able to get out on the salt chuck. We started late but our lines were in the water by 3 pm. A new version AP Tackleworks herring spoon Neon Army Truck was hot. We landed 6 springs and 4 were legal . All the springs were white. Had to quit by 5 pm as we limited out our catch..

    Conditions were sketchy as it was forecasted all day for high winds with 25 MPH gusts . Visually it was calm. So we took a gamble for an afternoon adventure.

    We reached our destination NNE 2 miles from the islands called the fingers near the entrance of Nanaimo Harbour.Our down rigger were at 140 and 160 feet. Trolling against the current at 1.8 to 2.5 MPH it didn’t take long for the first hit. For the next two hours we had numerous hits and landed 6 Chinook salmons with 4 being legal size.

    We returned to the launch by 5:45 pm and the wind storm came . Luck was on our side today

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  19. wishiniwasfishin1

    wishiniwasfishin1 Well-Known Member

    Hi Treb,
    Great report.
    Did you not get any fish going with the current? With 2.5 SOG into the current I would imagine you have quite the angle on your riggers. How heavy were the DR balls?
    Seems like if going with the current you would really want to rip to replicate the into the current spoon action....
  20. walleyes

    walleyes Well-Known Member

    Well done gentlemen.

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