2017 Nanaimo Reports

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

  1. PapaWisky

    PapaWisky Member

    Went out solo last night. 2 double headers. Lost a zinger. Landed a couple 10lbers. 11/12 hits in total. Landed 6. All deep...190 to 205, about 1 km straight off big finger, near the highway. Pretty much where all the boats were. Chovie was best with green flasher of course.

    This slime will move on with a tides and winds. Be careful with the the build up of that slime, apparently there are no warranties for broken rod tips because of that, just saying.

  2. Madmax

    Madmax New Member

    Yes, ditto what PapaWisky said....noticed last night the coating on the eye at the tip of my rod was gone...good way to lose a fish! Got it re-tipped today.

    Make sure you check your equipment.
  3. Bigdogg

    Bigdogg Member

    ya anywhere from 100-150 I've been fishing.
  4. photocopy

    photocopy Member

    Good salmon fishin out there today! 110-150 ft, cop cars and irish cream on green flashers
  5. First night I've had better luck on the anchovies. Other than that, not much different to report.
  6. ExFlyGuy

    ExFlyGuy Well-Known Member

    Headed out after work tonight. On the water at 5 pm and had our lings by 5:50! my buddy landed this nice 20 pounder! After the lings were in the boat we headed over to neckpoint humps to try for salmon. Salmon fishing was spotty at best but we managed to put two in the boat. Salmon were taken on green glow flasher with glow Irish cream spoon at 140 and 220 feet on the rigger.

    Hopefully another wave of fish come through before the serauxmen derby...

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  7. photocopy

    photocopy Member

    Caught some shakers today but nothing worthwhile. Others seemed to be doing very well and there were limits at the ramp
  8. Steveo

    Steveo Active Member

    Nice Fish being3. Should have zoomed out a touch and got my fish in there too.
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  9. vanisland

    vanisland Member

    Was that from the tide change in the morning? Cause we saw one fish netted all day out there off the fingers but we started about 9.
  10. photocopy

    photocopy Member

    Yes, I was back at the launch around 10 and saw lots of catching out there between 7 and 9. Unfortunately I was only able to find shakers.
  11. Steveo

    Steveo Active Member

    Same morning as yesterday. Homeland security got me a nice 10 lb hatchery. Released two just legal hoping for bigger. No avail. In the deep off the fingers. 900 ft of water 119 on the rigger.
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  12. adrian1991

    adrian1991 Active Member

    Still lots of slime?
  13. Got into a nice bite last evening fairly tight to fingers. Anchovy still out producing spoons for me.
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  14. Yetti

    Yetti New Member

    Fished mile off fingers yesterday and Saturday, limited out by 10 both days. 10lbs - 20lbs fish homeland and Irish cream at 130'.
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  15. JoJo

    JoJo New Member

    Braved the strong winds Tuesday aft that were supposed to die down and headed out for the minor bite around 1 pm. Were rewarded with 2 nice hatchery fish. 20170516_132039.jpg Kitchen sink at 165' x 3/4 mile off of Five Fingers. Tough slugging in 20 knot wind. Gave up on anchovy - two hard to determine strikes. Warm once the sun came out but wind did not die down while we were out there. Still we were rewarded.
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  16. Bordeau

    Bordeau Member

    Went out yesterday evening. Got this 21 lbs down at 180 over 600 feet of water, off Fingers at 5:30pm. A few more hits after that at 140ft but nothing in the boat. There was less slime but it seemed harder to get rid of it. Nature produces very strong stuff.

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  17. quicksilver11

    quicksilver11 Member

    I did this a couple years back and met a few good guys. So I will do it again. Any members want to fish out front Nanaimo next week I have some room on my boat let me know can kick in a few bucks for fuel, I have all the gear, rods etc.
  18. More like catching than fishing for us tonight. Limits for 3 in a couple of hours tighter into the fingers than most of the boats. Small kitchen sink and chovies did the damage.
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  19. Steveo

    Steveo Active Member

    Pounded them last night. Had a dozen keepers to the boat. Ended up bonking 3 around 11-12 lbs and an 18.5 lb. Homeland security was good bit chovies way out produced. 99-119 on the rigger in 600-700 feet of water. Crazy good fishing this year!
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  20. Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee Active Member

    Thanks for the reports guys Heading down to Brechin about 2pm... see you guys out there.

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