2017 Nootka Sound/Esperanza Inlet Reports

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

  1. bones

    bones Well-Known Member

    Any reports from nootka? Specifically prawning? I heard a rumor it was the shits, 5/ trap. Anyone been or heard otherwise? I also have heard a rumor that prawning will be closed down next year for several years. Can anyone confirm these rumors?
  2. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    As long as there is a commercial opportunity it will remain open...heard rumours it was slow...
  3. bones

    bones Well-Known Member

    Rumor was everyone shutting down.
  4. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    could very well happen.... :(
  5. pescador

    pescador Well-Known Member

    Think I'm gonna lose it..........79 days to go. Cannot wait to get out to Nootka. Wish I felt this way about work.
  6. bones

    bones Well-Known Member

    Any reports? Prawning hali?
  7. Matty4x4

    Matty4x4 Member

    I'd like to hear some reports as well. We head in on Friday morning.
  8. bones

    bones Well-Known Member

    Where going? Just out of nootka? Esperenza? Will you be dropping prawn traps?
  9. twolabs

    twolabs New Member

    Will be up again this August staying at Critter cove again can't wait. Does anyone do any crabbing around Nootka?
  10. bones

    bones Well-Known Member

    No crabs in nootka sound sorry

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  11. crazycanuck

    crazycanuck Member

    Looks like you borrowed my gaff ya bugga! that'll be a beer next time I see ya! prawning apparently extremely bleek... Comies clean em out 2 years ago guess dfo thinks its time to shut er down now they are all gone! awesome conservation of a once great resource... so frustrating
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  12. crazycanuck

    crazycanuck Member

    and i'm talking about prawns... them furry little buggas did the crabs
  13. Matty4x4

    Matty4x4 Member

    Staying in cougar creek. In search of prawns crab and the unlikely spring.
  14. bones

    bones Well-Known Member

    Leave the crab traps at home I caught 14 one year a have not caught one since.

    Only a beer? Thing is so bent I have to play a lead when swinging. Wonder what Ballsdeep gonna cost me when I "borrow" it later? Pilsner lol?
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  15. IronNoggin

    IronNoggin Well-Known Member

    War Wagon is fueled, ice down Saturday, then paddling North West. Quick stop for a pick up in Club Zed, then wandering out to commence this year's troll effort. Will try and report in from time to time if the hotel in Club Zed has internet access still...

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  16. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Good luck and be safe
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2017
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  17. TheBigGuy

    TheBigGuy Well-Known Member

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  18. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

    Just back from a few days prawning out of Tahsis. Great accommodation at Westview Marina, but the prawning not so good. After 3 full days on the water, we were able to get our limits, but man it was tough! Lots of empty pulls. Sure hope they shut that area to Commercial this year. According to several locals, it's been pretty much decimated an needs at least a year off to recover.
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  19. Mervillite

    Mervillite Member

    Went to Nootka last weekend looking for some prawns and crabs. while the crabbing was pretty good, the prawning was terrible. Our prawn traps were filling with hake which i have not seen before in the sound. worst prawning i have ever seen as well, we ended up with 100 in 2 days. at least they were Jumbos. too windy to get offshore and look for any Halis.
  20. bones

    bones Well-Known Member

    Any salmon?

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