2018 Nanoose Bay/French Creek Reports

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

  1. Randy waugh

    Randy waugh Member

    I dropped off a head a couple of weeks ago at the French Creek Store I’ll post when I get an email back
     
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  2. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Last few days have shown an interesting pattern. For example, Friday was good, Saturday was scratchy and loads of coho, and Sunday was back to good again. Fish on Saturday were empty stomachs and today they were stuffed. Willing to bet that Monday will slow down again, with the fish gorging on herring one day and taking a break the next. 4 inch coyote spoons at 177 feet was working for us.
     
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  3. Hab#9

    Hab#9 New Member

    I really enjoy the tips and information posted on this site and am very grateful to the contributors.
    Please let's not politics ruin it and just stick to the sport we are all fanatic about
    Thanks
     
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  4. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    I consider myself reprimanded, bad boy. End, full stop.
     
  5. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    Politics are driving our access to the fishery. That's just reality
     
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  6. Oh Sure

    Oh Sure Member

    Did DFO change the regs in area 14? Heard today only allowed 1 chinook per day. Also Juan de Fuca closed to all fin fish.
     
  7. Foxsea

    Foxsea Well-Known Member

    Area 14 generally 1 Chinook for the summer but some spots like Sentry Shoals and out front of Kitty Coleman are non-retention so check the regs. carefully.
     
  8. Hab#9

    Hab#9 New Member

    No reprimand, just a nudge. You have good postings keep them up.
    I'm fairly new in this area and need all the help i can get
     
  9. Oh Sure

    Oh Sure Member

    Contacted DFO and area 14 is one chinook only until september.
     
  10. lure-washer

    lure-washer Member

    Except sub-area 14-14 which is zero retention
     
  11. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Well it was blowing a gale today, so no fishing report. Fingers crossed the hurricane drops for tomorrow.
     
  12. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Good fishing on the morning tide, not so much on the afternoon shift. Lots of small chinook and coho late in the day.
     
  13. TipUp

    TipUp Active Member

    Out at the humps yesterday from 11 to 5. A couple of undersized spring/wild coho. Hopefully some fresh fish will be moving through soon.
     
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  14. Pescado_Loco

    Pescado_Loco Active Member

    What VHF channel do you guys monitor out of French Creek again?
     
  15. Che

    Che Active Member

    AFAIK its 68. However, there's not much chatter. There's good cell phone coverage right out to Lasquiti, so most people just phone or text their buddies.

    I monitor 68, 69, 88, & 16. Wish I knew who "old patty" and "dan" are, because I hear those old farts every time I'm out there.
     
  16. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Out last night, 1 for 4. No puck luck on keeping the hooks in the fish...must be the cheap hooks. Started out a little lumpy, but soon calmed down.
     
  17. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    Get Derby to get you those hooks form his secret stash
     
  18. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Lol, he's holdin out to keep the on ice advantage
     
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  19. Che

    Che Active Member

    Out this morning to the humps for first light, expecting calm winds. Nope, all lumpy until tide change at 9. Managed a Hatch Coho in my first 30 seconds, then about eight more wild ones. Bonked a second hath coho around ten and had enough of the 'coho show.'

    All coho taken on a 5" 602UVii Plug, depths ranged from 225-125. Speeds were hard to tell due to fighting the current and wind.

    Ran over to Sangster. Got a 10# adipose clipped chinook, with some of the reddest flesh I've had all year. 3.5" Gforce Outfitter, 90' about a 2.8knot troll. Right off the south tip of the island.

    Quite a few jelly fish in the water. Lots of bait balls. Saw a small pod of pacific white sided dolphins near the south hump. Crossing the straight was interesting as the water turned to a tea colour and then appeared quite turbid around Sangster. I guess the Fraser is still in freshet.
     
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  20. Pescado_Loco

    Pescado_Loco Active Member

    thanks for the report. We’ll be out tomorrow morning. Hopefully it’s a little less lumpy and we can find a spring on this side.
     

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