2018 OFFICIAL Vancouver-Howe Sound-Sechelt Reports Thread

Discussion in '2018 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by fishin_magician, Dec 24, 2017.

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  1. mikeyman

    mikeyman Active Member

    Smell. I find the reds to have a different look. Stubby heads compared to whites. A bit different in shape and colour when they start to change post spawn. Spotting and colour. U can sometimes tell under gill plate as well. Sometimes i have been fooled not knowing until I clean the fish. The whites are just as good table fair when ocean fresh. Once they turn they are smoker fare.
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  2. Bait&Sea

    Bait&Sea Active Member

    Resized_20180822_171307.jpeg Resized_20180822_211602.jpeg Not white but yup ran into a slab amongst the socks today..
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  3. AndrewH

    AndrewH Well-Known Member

    got our 8 today,

    Found a school and pulled our last 4 in about 5 minutes... lots of fun!

  4. Limitles

    Limitles Member

    Is that a couple big springs below....lol
  5. Scalper66

    Scalper66 Active Member

    Just reading the last few pages of reports and some ppl annoyed not doin as well as others and blue flashers gonna weigh in for some newbies looking for some tips and prolly fuckin jinx myself hard for next time I hit the Chuck but so far tubbed out quick every trip...

    -Haven't run a blue flashers in my life
    -2 dummies per side has worked fine for me
    -Been running all red flashers nothin else
    -Short leaders foot and a half rougly
    Only run the same 4 googly eyed wild things all season actually haven't even changed them out
    I love them and recommend Google them and buy some off the guy few of my buddies have this season and dude on the island had quick shipping but I'm sure any pink hootchies work just what I been using
    -Ran same depths all season 62 and 63 dummies at the ball up 5 feet another dummy then rods 6-7 feet above them
    - don't be afraid to fish outside of the pack just cause the fleet is there doesn't mean anyone is catching shit
    - I always start way out 600 ish and turn in 30 degrees and do a big tact towards shore to try and locate fish when I first drop for the day to cover the depths and find some fish hasn't failed me yet
    - and if I haven't hit shit in 40 min I pull up rip a few k out or over and drop down and start fresh sometimes that's all it takes

    Just my 230 am blabbin on lol but definitely just jinxed myself I'll be asking for tips next week!
  6. seatosky

    seatosky Well-Known Member

  7. Manolaki

    Manolaki Member

    I'll do the testing for you guys. I have acquired a number of the "dildo" sok lures from a private vendor who swears they're the best (only $69 each! Even less than Kone Zones!)
    Will fish 1 side with blue flashers and the other side with green and will report back custom sok tackle.jpg
  8. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    Just dropped in north arm for sox. Little roll out here but pretty nice overall so weather not an issue at this point. Small handful of boats out here now. No fish in first 2 mins
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  9. seatosky

    seatosky Well-Known Member

    That’s one queer looking unit

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  10. cohojohnny

    cohojohnny Active Member

    If you catch something I'm NEVER going swimming in the ocean again!
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  11. spoiler

    spoiler Active Member

    Hi Scalper66, I had never seen a googly eyed wild thing until I read your post. When I looked it up I see there are several different patterns of this. I'm just curious what pattern you are using? If you don't want to say then no problem.
  12. reeltordarius

    reeltordarius Well-Known Member

    Anyone out at the NA this morning yet? Curious how the wind is...
  13. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    NA is fine. Small swell but very fishable. 2 for 4 on sox so far. Gear at 50'
  14. ScapeBoat

    ScapeBoat Active Member

    That should get mostly female fish along with the odd Male. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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  15. Manolaki

    Manolaki Member

    HEY!!! Who you callin odd!?
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  16. ScapeBoat

    ScapeBoat Active Member

    I'm not biting. Must be a European plug.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2018
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  17. high tide

    high tide Well-Known Member

    I think the Hot Pink in Dildo mode would out perform the New Blue colour recommended by some.
    Just my opinion.
  18. Admin

    Admin Admin Staff Member

    Cleaned up a couple posts and sending a reminder to everyone else. Our posting guidelines state that personal issues or attacks are not to be posted in the forum. While we are at it, this is a family friendly forum so let's not get carried away with the adult oriented content.
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  19. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    Moved to sandheads. Near flat calm here!! Boxed 3 sox offshore at 40ft shortly after dropping in. Nice day to be on the water. No dildo's for me but pink squirts still seem to work.
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  20. Alex_c

    Alex_c Active Member

    Lately I've been finding schools and marking them on the gps but by the time I turn around for another pass I've lost the school. On Tuesday trying to get our last two fish I started zig zagging very hard (180* each way) and not only did it help stay on the school, it seemed like I was getting way more bites (went 2 for 5 in about ten minutes). Might be something to try for those getting less bites or passing thru a school with no luck.
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