2018 Nanaimo Reports

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

  1. Whitebuck

    Whitebuck Well-Known Member

    Predation marks 100%
  2. RBL

    RBL Active Member

    Lol! I’ve commercial and sport fished for a few decades. I’m seen my fair share of “Net Marks” and “Scars” but if that’s what you want to believe knock yourself out lol.
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  3. Whitebuck

    Whitebuck Well-Known Member

    Must be the fish farms then!!!!
  4. RBL

    RBL Active Member

    Or it got attacked by and Indian eh Whitebuck
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    Hey, thanks for the update fellas, nice to see a few fish around and am looking forward to a bit of weather. April is usually a good month ,and those early fish are great fighters. See ya on the water
  6. RBL

    RBL Active Member

    02C0EEDE-A081-4BE8-B174-E4292F4DCB78.jpeg Really good bite off the fingers this morning. Pink Sink and Derby Winner at 137 and 167. Looked like most limited out no problem. Things are looking good for the derby!
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  7. N2013

    N2013 Active Member

    Any algae showing up ?
  8. RBL

    RBL Active Member

    A little bit on the lines but not too bad.
  9. albernifisher

    albernifisher Well-Known Member

    Yup, Nanaimo is on... had our 4 early and then played catch and release for a couple hours. Nothing huge, all around 10lbs but it won't be long till some bigger ones come rolling through
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  10. Steveo

    Steveo Active Member

    Fun morning out there. Deeper water was better. Lotsa boats out there. Not quite like sockeye fishing in the canal but Lotsa boats.o_O
  11. wildwest

    wildwest Active Member

    Went down to the Brechin boat launch this afternoon and saw some guy cleaning undersized springs..wish the DFO were around more often....
  12. wildwest

    wildwest Active Member

    willydw....why would you ask? Coho are closed...look at the REGS!!
  13. Unreel

    Unreel Active Member

    Did you say something? It doesn't surprise me, the amount of people out there that don't have a clue what the regs are is rediculous, I see it every year.
  14. wildwest

    wildwest Active Member

    I'm sure the dude cleaning his small springs was {guiding with paying quests}....it makes to become much more upsetting.I know who it is but I will not venture with it for now.
  15. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Should take a pic and send it into DFO. There's also an enforcement line you can call in. Most guides have their phone number etc on their boats, so not hard to identify who it was and report it.
  16. Buckethead905

    Buckethead905 Active Member

    Got out today for a few hours with the girl... managed 3 in the box, a few just under, and a few shakers. Purchased some Andrew P needlefish and herring spoons... the needlefish seems to be a magnet for the shakers and the unders. The herring spoon in homeland colours did well for the bigger fish. Most we clean have had 5-9 inch herring in them. Same depths as everyone else out deep. These fish are feisty!

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  17. Duck

    Duck Member

    Did well in the deep east of Entrance today. Plugs and spoons with 220 ft of string out. Released many just legal waiting for smiley. She never came .
  18. Bugs

    Bugs Active Member

    Stoked.. and jealous... to hear about the great fishing up there at the moment. A quick plug for the salmon diet program that we are running. You can read a bit on the thread here:


    You can follow updates on facebook here


    Two things:

    Many thanks to Harbour Chandler who have agreed to act as a depot for stomach drop off. You can pick up bags and data cards from the freezer and drop of your salmon guts at their location.

    Also, we will have a crew at the derby this weekend at the Brechin cleaning station. They will have cards, information, and will be collecting stomachs on site. Please drop by and say Hi, and good luck in the derby.


    Please PM me your email address if you would like info on this program
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  19. albernifisher

    albernifisher Well-Known Member

    Ummmm, no fish in Nanaimo. We didn't keep a 15,14,10 and 8... or release a few more just legals. Spoons and hootchies were not working between 150 and 110
  20. banger17

    banger17 Well-Known Member

    Haha nice -
    I don't like your report and its a bunch of garbage. Saw lots of boats out this am in the NW wind - I wasn't one of them so good on you all!

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