2018 Gulf Island Reports

Discussion in '2018 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SFBC, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    The facebook page for the derby just yesterday posted the 'rules and waiver' form here (scroll down a bit) - https://www.facebook.com/galianosalmonclassic/ so if you're not able to make it to Montague Harbour on Friday evening for check in and to pick up the rules/waiver you can print it off now, sign it, and email it to Ryan at ryan@salishseacharters.com. All registered anglers should fill out the form and send it to Ryan or drop it off on Friday night at the marina. You can also take a pic of the signed waiver and text it to Ryan at 604.518.8946

  2. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    Here, just downloaded the rules and waiver from the facebook page and uploaded it here. The fishing boundaries are basically anywhere in/around the gulf islands (5nm from all southern gulf islands) so no fishing off Victoria or Vancouver allowed!

    Attached Files:

  3. Tockeyetalmon

    Tockeyetalmon Active Member

  4. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    quick fishing report from galiano. Very hit and miss this past weekend. Fished porlier, salamanca and some inside waters when the wind picked up on the outside. Long stretches without bites for us but we did run into a few hot bites over the course of the weekend and got fish up to 15lbs. I didn't find any consistent depth/bait that worked and we ended up finding a few fish at a variety of depths. One hot bite off porlier with bait around 140' and another off Salamanca with spoons at 90'.

    Good times at the derby this year as the weather was pretty solid and most boats (once again) ended up with fish which was great to see. Montague marina keeps getting better with all the new work they are doing so it's a pretty awesome setting for the event.
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  5. Jimfish

    Jimfish Member

    Porlier was slow with only 2 undersize. Current was formidable.
  6. Fished Porlier on Sunday morning. A couple of undersized, and lost a mid teener right at the boat just as I was reaching for the net. Perils of fishing solo.

    90' on a green/white skinny G.
  7. Jimfish

    Jimfish Member

    Had a 15 at Porlier. A few released. Not much action.
  8. el.Pereh

    el.Pereh Active Member

    I will be over on the south end of Valdez the next couple of weekends. I had a nice day in April in the straight off porlier in some deeper water (first time out there). Do you fish closer into the structure this time of year?
  9. vanislehunter

    vanislehunter Member

    We did well at Porlier on Sunday and we were a bit offshore. 250-300 feet of water. Pretty steady action at 120ft with outfitter spoon.
  10. el.Pereh

    el.Pereh Active Member

    Thanks for the tip I'll spread the effort around.
  11. paulo

    paulo Crew Member

    Anybody fishing Active Pass?
  12. Viking

    Viking Well-Known Member

    You might want to check the regs. Srkw foraging habitat. Likely till we or they die.
  13. MadJigga

    MadJigga Crew Member

    Check your regs,
    No fishing there.....
  14. paulo

    paulo Crew Member

    Thanks. Missed that.
  15. We went to Porlier last night, fished 6 -8:30. Marked lots and lots of fish but I think they were all small coho and jack springs because we released about 8 of them. Current was pretty wicked yesterday too with these big tide swings.
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  16. el.Pereh

    el.Pereh Active Member

    I was out mid day for a couple of hours on Sat and experienced the same. Some of those jacks were feisty ones! Two were aggressive pin poppers and I thought the party was on for a while. All in the 115-130 range.
  17. Eleanor Creighton

    Eleanor Creighton New Member

    Any idea what the crabbing and prawning are like in Stuart Channel or down in the Cowichan Bay area?
  18. el.Pereh

    el.Pereh Active Member

    Nice spring at 121’ on a chartruse splatterback hootch 9:30 yesterday am
  19. Jeffzee

    Jeffzee Member

    Where abouts?
  20. el.Pereh

    el.Pereh Active Member

    Sorry didn’t mean to be that guy. Porlier pass. Heard thrasher was still producing well too
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