2018 Nanoose Bay/French Creek Reports

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

  1. Burban

    Burban Well-Known Member

    There was some crazy tide slop at Sangster on the west side today, but the fishing was excellent. Action all day, lots of nets out. Moochers and jiggers were especially killing it. Sounder was lit up with bait and arches, depths didn't seem to matter, although chovies were definitely hotter then lures this day.
     
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  2. Che

    Che Active Member

    Took me about 10 minutes to get my fish. Saw a few others taken while jigging for lings. Hopefully the wind stays down and I can cross over there next week.

    This is the second clipped fish I've caught there in as many weeks. Will be interesting to hear back where they came from. Head's going in to the depot today.
     

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  3. Bugs

    Bugs Active Member

    Nice to see the clipped Coho... submit those heads too! http://www.sportfishingbc.com/forum...please-turn-in-your-clipped-coho-heads.70656/
     
  4. bigdogg1

    bigdogg1 Active Member

    Out yesterday from 5 - 8 pm. Managed two smaller chinook for a couple of guests so that was awesome! Water was good but winds came up a bit later on. Much less bait around than I have seen in other trips but also less weed and algae as well.

    145' in 225' off Gerald on Skinny G and Cop Car.
     
  5. tains

    tains Crew Member

    Out last night from 6 to 9 at Ballenas. Lots of bait and were rewarded with 2 springs and a coho. Released a few, lost a few. Irish cream and white hootchie. 120ft on the riggers.
     
  6. robertg

    robertg Crew Member

    finally got out today as my boat was in the repair mode, started right out of FC, 130 to 200 feet of water down between 90 to 150 feet no springs but landed 8 coho, everyone one of them was a hatchery. Of all the years I have fished around here this is a first. The hootchie of the day was a cop car and a coho killer in cop car, go figure
     
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  7. Jwolfe

    Jwolfe Active Member

    Landed a few nice fish this past week
     

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  8. Che

    Che Active Member

    Hope you get the head of that nooker turned in!
     
  9. Jwolfe

    Jwolfe Active Member

    Always do
     
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  10. Randy waugh

    Randy waugh Member

    COHO are in was out for the Low Slack this afternoon 2 keeper Coho didn’t even catch one wild one today all hatchery mabbie 6 or 8 to the boat lost both springs at the boat the green splatter back at 180-200 a couple at 140’
    Pulled a spoon on the starboard side all day but the hoochie got 80% of the action
     
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  11. Che

    Che Active Member

    Were you fishing the humps? Looked like a good afternoon out there.
     
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  12. Randy waugh

    Randy waugh Member

    Ya fishing the humps was a beautiful day and I’ll be out again tomorrow
     
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  13. Randy waugh

    Randy waugh Member

    Well limited out pretty quick this morning lots of Coho to be caught out there mostly hatchery right now 150-180 started with hoochies and was slow so switched over to a spoon on one side and BOOM spoons it was today
     
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  14. Che

    Che Active Member

    Got a late start today, some of the fleet was coming in tubbed out before 10am!

    Straight over to Sangster.

    Released one Chinook. Tomic 144UVii 5" Tubby, 69' 3.2kts
    Coho were up high, got several in the 20-40' coloumn, Trap Shack Needle G, 3kts. Bonked hatchery for the BBQ
    Second chinook, #13 clipped fish. 45', Gforce Outfitter, 3kts.
    Tried to jig a ling, but no luck.

    This is my fourth or fifth adipose clipped chinook this year. I wonder where they are all coming from?
     
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  15. bigdogg1

    bigdogg1 Active Member

    Just got in from the humps - lots of action, lots of undersized, and lots of dogs...

    Played 2 springs (both wild) - cop car and Skinny G at 190' in 240' with fairly liberal 45 deg angle on the DR.
     
  16. Che

    Che Active Member

    Dogs? You're getting spiny dogfish on spoons?! That's a sure bet you need to speed up.

    How was the salad at the humps last night? There was a huge slick of it just below the harbour coming in.
     
  17. bigdogg1

    bigdogg1 Active Member

    I thought to speed up but lines were even more angled than usual and still caught them. Will try even more I guess. Salad was okay for us.
     
  18. Randy waugh

    Randy waugh Member

    Ya that tide was ripping this week
     
  19. Che

    Che Active Member

    Do you have a GPS to measure Speed Over Ground, or are you just running angle on the dangle?

    If no GPS, get a GPS speedtracker app on your phone that will give you a SOG. Or you can run the navionics app too. The current and ball weight can really affect that rigger angle. Big tide changes recently mean strong current, so it's good to know your SOG. But if you're hooking dogfish on spoons, you're probably running too slow.
     
  20. bigdogg1

    bigdogg1 Active Member

    Food for thought - last two times out, we hit early while setting lines and kicker not yet engaged. Tried to match dangle using kicker to what I noted on the hit but maybe I will check for SOG as well. Rarely use the SOG as I find dangle more consistent but maybe my guesstimate is not that accurate :)
     

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