2017 OFFISHALL Vancouver-Howe Sound-Sechelt Reports Thread

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

  1. Teja

    Teja Well-Known Member

    Exactly. As much as I love to fish 4 rods solo for the increased activity both with and without fish biting, 4 rods at this time of year in deeper water with the bottom bouncing rods hooking most of the fish for me only ends in more tangles either when the fish hit on when turning the boat. Staying in gear also helps me to reduce the risk of slack line and hook spitting when the fish quickly comes up from bottom with more line out at this time of year.
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  2. 63stingray

    63stingray Active Member

    Went out Saturday didn't get a sniff first time ever lol and watched some bone head unload my crab out of my traps before I could get over to him and he fucked off!!! got lots of prawns though lol
  3. Barcelona

    Barcelona Member

    Thanks for the advice on trolling solo and generally not rod stacking given that its winter spring time of year. I didn't mention it, but I am in an 18 footer, only fish one downrigger. So, sometimes I feel a little under-gunned when those 4,6 and 8 rod setups are nearby. (So much simpler when we just mooched "live -ey's") .....but it's still great out there!
  4. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Later in the season try running an Apex or favourite spoon 6' behind a Deep Six or Dipsy Diver it has been known to work occasionally.
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  5. fishin_magician

    fishin_magician Well-Known Member

    Was out in the fleet of 11 boats in Tunstall on Saturday hiding from the Lower Howe Sound wind... On my side of the boat the top rod hit a fish as the bottom rod did. If there is bait around, don't discount more rods. If you're in more forgiving area... lots of tightly spaced rods without flashers can be fantastically effective. In winter, plugs and spoons without flashers can be more effective than the usual flashers with lures.

    When fish start to suspend... stacked rods and the more rods the better are hard to beat!!!
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  6. wildthing

    wildthing Well-Known Member

    When fish start to suspend... stacked rods and the more rods the better are hard to beat!!!
    sorry FM just had to...lol [​IMG]
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  7. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Well-Known Member

    I like to fish two good rods on bottom myself. Solo or not but that's just me
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  8. fishin_magician

    fishin_magician Well-Known Member

    No apology warranted... I like it!!! I used to run 6 all the time... and 8 was good too... unfortunately the scarcity of salmon gave me plenty of time to want to put out 8. I fish 6 regularly offshore in my own little sled. In 2010 I think I set a Vancouver record with 12 on a 13 foot beam. Lol. The boat owner was impressed. 20 minutes before the first tangle sockeye fishing.. 24 total flashers including dummies....25 if you include me fixing the tangle... and then putting them back down.
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  9. walleyes

    walleyes Well-Known Member

    Looks sharp.
  10. Floater

    Floater Well-Known Member

    I'm with you. Nice and simple.
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  11. Tugcapitan

    Tugcapitan Well-Known Member

    Fished Tunstall today. Got one shaker and one very close to legal that popped off at the side of the boat while we were debating whether or not he was legal. The flood started and the place went quiet. A few other boats arrived and I can't say we watched them, but we eventually got another shaker, and saw another boat do the same.
    Thx to Bonchovie for the tips
    Mmmm Prawns were delicious at dinner
    Good time had by all
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2017
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  12. captmike

    captmike Member

    this has been covered before but I'm wondering how 2017 guys stack. daisy chain on CB,lower rod,spoon,no flasher,short fall back-8-10' rod pointed to stern,15' up hootchie or anchovy with flasher 15-20' fall back rod pointed out ?
  13. fishin_magician

    fishin_magician Well-Known Member

    I like alternating flashers and bare lures. I generally do Flasher with short lead off the wire on one side, slight offset depth with a bare lure on the adjacent rigger, back to Flasher and lure on the other side or bare lure followed by Flasher etc. If a fish fails to strike I like them to Check out something else in close proximity before leaving.

    A local guide running Cannon downriggers gets quite a few strikes when his downriggers oscillate between depths automatically. It triggers strikes and he covers more of the water column.
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  14. hippaisland

    hippaisland Active Member

    Going to head out Saturday morning for the ebb at Tunstall(Fished the flood there on Tuesday for a few hours, only 1 fish on that I farmed, felt decent. Didn't see many nets out but wasn't there in the a.m.) Hopefully see some of you out there! Calling for balmy high of 10! Hopefully wind stays down. ;)
  15. GWT75

    GWT75 Active Member

    Saw on Instagram that Korsch landed a 29lb this morning and had a 20+ taken by a seal. Some big ones out there...
  16. noluck

    noluck Active Member

    fished hole in the wall, double header just south of the marina one did not stick and one 1/2" to short. one rigger at 90 feet and one at 200 in 350' of water

    then went to Porteau, for a couple quick fish, but did not find any bait
  17. noluck

    noluck Active Member

    where abouts?
  18. hippaisland

    hippaisland Active Member

  19. Reel Time

    Reel Time Active Member

    If you have time to fish 6 rods, your probably drinking more beer than catching fish. Joking. It goes without saying, when the fishings good, 1 rod is all.
  20. reeltordarius

    reeltordarius Active Member

    Out at Tunstall today for a couple of hours, nothing but crab to take home this round. Apparently a few others had some luck though.

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