2017 Pender Bluffs

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

  1. vanislehunter

    vanislehunter Member

    Saw on facebook that someone caught a 6-7 pound Atlantic Salmon at the bluffs yesterday. Keep your eyes open!
  2. Blackmax

    Blackmax Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't believe it without pics.
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  3. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    I saw the pics on the pender fish. Basically from Vic to Ucluelet guys are getting them they are with our salmon now. There was two in ukee, one in renfrew and one just outside of Esquimalt in Vic. All today. There far in the jdf straight and most likely in straight of Georgia.
  4. Blackmax

    Blackmax Well-Known Member

    I might be a believer now as I saw a report on U.S. news that over 350,000 possible escaped from pens, I thought it was 5,000. Would still be curious to see pics since so many are being caught.
  5. RogersonCrusoe

    RogersonCrusoe Crew Member

    A lot of boats out and a lot of hands in pockets off the bluffs today. Nothing for us in the 2 hours we were there over lunch time today.

    Tonnes of Bait. The fish must have been too full to eat my offerings ;)
  6. Saw a few Chinook taken around 11. 70 and 90 feet...right around the time and area the Grey Whale surfaced.
  7. RogersonCrusoe

    RogersonCrusoe Crew Member

    Wow, cool! We were delayed with engine trouble, so we missed out on both of those...
  8. advTHXance

    advTHXance Well-Known Member

    I too was out at Pender this morning. Didnt have any luck aside from 1 hit that didnt stick - probably a pink. Saw a couple decent ones landed and one good one lost right around the current change. The good news is everything on my boat works after sitting idle for 3 months! Renfrew derby next weekend. :)
  9. carpeweekend

    carpeweekend Well-Known Member

    Fished the bluffs from 7 - noon. Was trying to stay away from the Pinks and was fishing deep - anchovies at 150 - 180 feet. Bit of a gong show (50+ boats) close in but found some Coho about 500 yards offshore away from the crowd. Waded through some wilds and ended up with 2 Coho hatch keepers 5 and 6 pounds and a small Pink for the smoker.
  10. Blackmax

    Blackmax Well-Known Member

    I would like to try for some coho's as well, can I ask what your set up is and how deep?
  11. Nigels

    Nigels Member

    Me too. I read some where that Coho like red and lots of bling, dummy flashers off yer balls as well.
  12. carpeweekend

    carpeweekend Well-Known Member

    We were fishing at 150 - 170 feet. Running purple flasher and teaser heads on anchovies. We had been catching Springs in the same area on the same gear a few weeks ago. About 500 yards straight out from the bluffs.
  13. Mayne Fisher

    Mayne Fisher New Member

    Was at the bluffs last night and got a hit that popped the clip at 117 but lost it, I then pulled in a nice 13lb Chinook. Decided to head home and while I was pulling up my gear I got a nice hatchery Coho.
  14. floored

    floored Member

    Those are the same colours I was running when I found the school of Cohos off the southend a week an a half ago. Mine were a little shallower (125-50), and they liked it faster, but on a turn.
  15. ryanb

    ryanb Well-Known Member

    330 to 730 this evening. 3 shakers and 3 undersize springs, and that was it. Didn't see another boat catch a single fish, including shakers.
  16. Blackmax

    Blackmax Well-Known Member

    Thanks for report , I hope to be out Thursday morning will let you know.
  17. Docmedia

    Docmedia Member

    After doing well this past weekend at the Bluffs, we were hoping for more of the same. We were out there tonight from 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm. Saw lots on the sounder, but no love for us. Didn't see any nets either. We fished anchovie, spoons, and pink hootchie, without a sniff.
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  18. Blackmax

    Blackmax Well-Known Member

    Out for couple hours so far 3 small springs, water like glass.
  19. Nigels

    Nigels Member

  20. Blackmax

    Blackmax Well-Known Member

    Got one 15-17lbs

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