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. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    I use a 6 hook and reel fast, if they really start thrashing let em run it doesn't last long, if you at a 50% capture rate your invited on my boat anytime lol Good Luck and tight lines
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  2. Brian Reiber

    Brian Reiber Active Member

    Were 6 for 9 at sandheads. We've definitely found it a little spotty. Hours with nothing and then bam double headers.
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  3. SSwilson92

    SSwilson92 Active Member

    Still can't figure out the up and down photo lol. last couple nights 6 socs and a few springs between me and my buddies. Lost quite a few as well Finally got a good one on a chovie. The pink hootch is doing damage! Big thanks to Jens and Stillwater Sports for setting me up and coming out to rip some lips. 70-30 ft in the gauntlet of boats for us IMG_0154.JPG IMG_0123.JPG
  4. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    I see the commies quota has been increased so does that mean ours is as well, ya right
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  5. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Well-Known Member

    Are you trying to stock pile sockeye for the next four years??? How many sockeye do you need and are you not getting enough?
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  6. Kapt. Kirk

    Kapt. Kirk Member

    At my marina today a Commerical boat came in and they saw an enormous school out in the Straight south of Sooke. He thinks they’re a week away.
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  7. eriks

    eriks Active Member

    Sandheads was great for us this morning, 55’ & 77’. Similar action on both our green and red sides. We started at North Arm and had no luck there, headed south and found fish.
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  8. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Welp. The struggle continues. Went 1 for 6 in a 1 hour fish at the North arm. All blue flashers in the Pacific Angler setup. Ripped out at 10:00, rods set up by 10:30, lost 5 fish in 20 minutes then managed to haul one in. I was by myself today though so it was fun to try and figure it out anyways. Boat parked and gear clean by 12:30. At the pub now for happy hour. Happy Friday guys.
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  9. Tightlines22

    Tightlines22 Well-Known Member

    Well at least you got the stink off!
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  10. Matthias

    Matthias Well-Known Member

    Just dropped the gear at the north arm. Anyone out at sandheads right now?
  11. Alex_c

    Alex_c Active Member

    just dropped at North arm, conditions are beauty. One wild coho released so far.
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  12. Alex_c

    Alex_c Active Member

    any bites? didn't see any action or nets out so I decided to troll down to T-10
  13. Limitles

    Limitles Member

    Sandheads from 8 t0 12. Limits for me and the 8 year old kid. Out deeper by ourselves. Found a school and tried to hover on over it.58 to 45. The green worked best again
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  14. Matthias

    Matthias Well-Known Member

    No bites so went to sandheads. 1 for 2 in the first 20 mins
  15. cohojohnny

    cohojohnny Active Member

    3 for 6 north arm One was 11# spring so more fun than sockeye. In shallower water than the pack. Action pretty much on tide changes. 30-70 like everyone else
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  16. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    I was in tight as well. Not many boats where I was. Maybe you saw my gear flying around.
  17. Wondermur

    Wondermur Member

    Went to T10 yesterday am with a friend and got 5 by 8am then got 3 more at nth are 10-10.30 we also lost another 8 probably. Usual setup and with red and green and purple onion flashers that all worked. Also went out wed and thurs after 2 pm nth arm with my son and could not catch anything either afternoon! Hard going for me on the low tide at nth arm 225 -300ft and my son already didn’t love fishing.
    This morning I went out solo to nth Arm and went 4 for 4 with 3 rods down, took 4 hours. (I totally surprised myself not losing any ) It was slower today and I could not find as many schooled fish. Also a wild coho release.
    Good times. Lots of boats out This morning but still lots of space to fish. So Saturday am there is going to be a mega-squadron of boats :)
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  18. Alex_c

    Alex_c Active Member

    5 minutes after showing up to sandheads. A big one!

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  19. ab1752

    ab1752 Well-Known Member

    T10 for us by 7:30 am and I sucked the entire time for sockeye, need to work on my "dialed in" setup...got fed up and put a spring rig down around 11:30 am and bam, screamer on a pink / white hoochie with a chartreuse flasher, 105' on the rigger. Really peeled out the line and ended up with a sweet low 20's red spring, caught in about 210' of water. Good luck to everyone else, and tight lines for the derby tomorrow everyone!
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  20. chromie

    chromie Member

    Was out at sandheads first time this year on Thursday boxed 4 sockeye and lost 8. Today was better boxed 12 lost probably another 6 including a spring. Good day out there.

    What I have noticed is how much sea lice are on these sockeye each one load with around 15 to 20. Anyone else notice that
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