2017 Sidney Reports

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

  1. RogersonCrusoe

    RogersonCrusoe Active Member

    Lots of Bait and arches at the powder wharf this afternoon, but a strong flood tide and endless amounts of weeds, grass and assorted detritus kept the skunk on board the boat.
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  2. advTHXance

    advTHXance Well-Known Member

    Lots of salad there on Saturday too. The tide is gonna be ripping like crazy (3 kt ebbs and 3kt floods from Wednesday-Sunday) so maybe itll flush some of it out by next weekend.

    Heard of a ~25# wild caught in Sidney today. Only slightly jealous...
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  3. Mark L

    Mark L Active Member

    Made it back on the water this week for the first time in two months. Fished 7-11 starting at Wain rock for a half hour, inlet was very thick with algae. Moved on to Sidney channel which was pretty much a boat ride with current ripping. Around 10 with no bites and feeling defeated, ready to call it a day and heading back to Mil IMG_20170424_110433.jpg l Bay. Dropped a line on the Sidney side of satellite channels the current was pretty slack..... About 5 minutes in Tap tap tap....Whammo!15 lb wild on an anchovy spoon 100ft right on the bottom.
  4. Fins -n- Skins

    Fins -n- Skins Well-Known Member

    Went 1 for 2 yesterday. 12 lb hatchery. coho killer in the mud.
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  5. advTHXance

    advTHXance Well-Known Member

    I was starting to wonder what happened to you, Mark. Thought maybe the killer whales gotcha! :p
  6. Mark L

    Mark L Active Member

    My better half and I went to Ballina Australia for 3 weeks to visit my best bud of 25 year who lives there with his wife and 18 month old lil man. Did a bit of estuary fishing as they live right across the street from Richmond river. We had a nice placed booked in Cardwell Queensland to do some barramundi fishing for 4 days but had to cancel as tropical cyclone Debbie hit there the day we were supposed to the fly in. 400mils of rain 250km winds didn't sound like great fishing conditions. Did manage to catch a couple flathead(nice eating whitefish bullhead looking thing) and hooked into a 36ish inch giant herring that screamed and tailwalked but snapped me off. Caught a cold on the 14 hr flight and been sick as a dog for the last 3 weeks. Was nice to finally feel better and get some fishing in. IMG-20170419-WA0008.jpg IMG-20170419-WA0007.jpg IMG-20170419-WA0005.jpg IMG_20170322_173247.jpg IMG_20170325_190459.jpg
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  7. advTHXance

    advTHXance Well-Known Member

    Caught this fella today out in the slop and ripping current. 19 lb hatchery that peeled line so hard I thought I had a seal! Biggest fish of the year for me so far, hopefully I can catch his big brother in the Sidney Anglers derby in a couple weeks!

  8. Mark L

    Mark L Active Member

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  9. PatyO'Furniture

    PatyO'Furniture Active Member

    great fish! care to share where abouts you caught that sucker?
  10. advTHXance

    advTHXance Well-Known Member

    You can see where I caught it in the pic, right in the corner of the mouth!!! :D

    I didnt really wanna disclose that info with the derby so close. The places Ill be fishing will be crowded enough as is!
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  11. advTHXance

    advTHXance Well-Known Member

    Ill let u know on May 7th, PatyO.

    I thought I was being pretty generous showing the lure!
  12. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    I think not!
    Bet you don't repeat on Derby day
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  13. Salted

    Salted Active Member

    Ha! You're a good sport advTHXance - hope you get some fishy karma for the derby. Nice fish.

    When I saw your pic the worst part of me wondered if you *actually* caught it on that glow back (cookies and cream I suspect) coho killer. The line's tension is away from the rod after all ;-) But leaving my suspicious nature behind, I'll share that the mother-of-pearl coho killer has done best for me in that area.
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  14. advTHXance

    advTHXance Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the vote of non-confidence, FI. Youre a ray of sunshine.

    Salted - its not a staged pic, thats the lure I caught it on. The other rod is in the pic because I was retrieving the other side 20 feet at a time when the fish ran, the rod I caught it on is leaned out the port side which should explain the tension on the leader. Lots of coho killers have glow backs as far as I know. I was gonna fish bait for the derby but I might have to throw out a spoon on one side now!
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  15. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Congrats on your fish.

    There's no obligation to reveal where you got your fish or lure.
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  16. RogersonCrusoe

    RogersonCrusoe Active Member

    Nope none. (I just GPS bugged his boat while he went to get the trailer :p)
    Great fish THX! Looks like they're starting to move in.
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  17. advTHXance

    advTHXance Well-Known Member

    Youve seen my boat, RC. No need to bug it, its visible for miles around! ;)
  18. High Time

    High Time Active Member

    Hello THX, I've seen you a few times over at Pender in the past. Any reports from that neighbourhood?
  19. advTHXance

    advTHXance Well-Known Member

    I havent been out that way yet this season, High Time. Youll see me over there in the summer though Im sure.
  20. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    So if you don't share information about lures and location, what is it....just bragging?
    Or in the case of a guide, just looking for business??
    Thanks to those who share info, I say.
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