2017 Sooke Reports

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

  1. Old Seadog

    Old Seadog Active Member

    Good day out on the water. Went out for halibut just west of sooke. Dropped the pick around 8am and fished the morning, tide was not running too BAD.... Got my first fish on for the year, not big (18lbs), then one hour later my son got his first halibut of the year a (28lbs).:)

  2. Old Seadog

    Old Seadog Active Member

    IMG_0987.JPG IMG_0984.JPG Went out this morining looking for a nice one & got this.( 35 lbs)....Hopefully my luck holds out until tomorrow for the Derby.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
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  3. Kinetic

    Kinetic Active Member

    Fished Hali West of Sooke today.
    We boated 3, all around 25lbs.
    Snotty out for the 1st couple hours. IMG_20170422_160246.jpg
  4. walleyes

    walleyes Well-Known Member

    Nice haul boys,, well done.
  5. Newf

    Newf Active Member

    We got a 10lb hatchery this morning just outside the can at Pedder Bay.. on the bottom ,120ft of water,,white hoochie. We were also checked out by RCMP and fisheries officer.. We were easy pickins for them as we were the only boat in the area.
  6. Newf

    Newf Active Member

    Testing,,,trying to attach a photo..My buddy's catch from yesterday..

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  7. Old Seadog

    Old Seadog Active Member

    Nice winter spring there NEWF, keep them coming. Also where and what depth, and what you were using to get that one. Thats up too YOU.... Still nice fish. :):):)
  8. Newf

    Newf Active Member

    Most of the info was in the previous post but I didn't know how to attach the photo in the same post. (just outside the Navy can at Pedder Bay.. on the bottom ,120ft of water,,white hoochie.) Black and white flasher. The flasher and the hoochie probably have "proper" names but that's too much for me to remember. LOL
  9. Jaybones

    Jaybones Member

    Fished Pedder Bay yesterday in the pouring rain and last bit of the wind chop. Headed out about 2:30, picked up a nice 10lb hatchery white spring, literally right beside the Navy can buoy. 115 on the rigger, anchovy with bloody nose teaser head.
  10. N2013

    N2013 Active Member

    Haven't had much luck this past week. There are some fish around, just gotta put your time in. Think small.
  11. Kinetic

    Kinetic Active Member

    Another great day West of Sooke. Worth the bumpy ride! IMG_20170506_154831_367.jpg
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  12. paguy

    paguy Active Member

    Where is a good spot to look for halibut west of sooke. don't want your secrete spot just looking to get in a decent area.
  13. Kinetic

    Kinetic Active Member

    We look for structure or plateaus between Otter and Jordan River.
  14. paguy

    paguy Active Member

    Thanks, looking forward to heading out and catching a couple.
  15. Jaybones

    Jaybones Member

    Fished Pedder on Wednesday only out for about three hours but not a bite. Back at the dock I talked to the other boat that was fishing the bay at the same time and they had no fish or strikes either.
  16. chris73

    chris73 Well-Known Member

    First big one for me this season, at first light near O'Brian. Forgot how strong they are - was close to getting spooled. Prob high 20s. Got off as I was trying to shoot a picture beside the boat. Was fun. But then 5 hours of dead sea. Ouch!
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  17. ronj

    ronj Active Member

    Popped a 65 pound Hali out of Sooke 2 days ago..... lost another that felt as large... snapped the circle hook.... on each day. A few doggies.... no salmon of any mention.... headed to Winter Harbour in 3 weeks.... yahoo!

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  18. 23Hourston

    23Hourston Active Member

    Correct me if I am wrong
    Is there not a run to be coming sooke way this time off year. I ask as I am off work for a week
  19. Old Seadog

    Old Seadog Active Member

    Hopefully the fish are biting the next couple of days. Any word on the water guys....depth,bait,spoons or area. Anything would be helpful. :):):)
  20. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    Went out Friday from 7am till just after noon and fished Muir. Nothing for until about 10:30 then we hit a nice fish at 60ft. While the client played the fish I brought the oter 2 lines in...got the shallower one into the boat then worked on the last deeper one. Got it to the clip, released it and had the flasher about 20 feet behind the boat and a following fish grabs on, rolls near the surface then takes off...double! We landed the first one about a 15 pound clipped. While I was clearing the net the other one gets off. Just before ending the day the same rod set at 60 ft goes off again. This time a 12 pound clipped. With all the gear in the boat and the guys having a ferfy to catch we headed home. Beautiful flat calm morning, enough sun to have some heat and a couple of decent fish for the first trip targeting summer springs...works for me!
    Last edited: May 20, 2017
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