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. seatosky

    seatosky Well-Known Member

    Negative but our fish had their slime setting on maximum. The deck was slicker than dog shit leading to some amusing triple headers / fails.
  2. Seaducer

    Seaducer Member

    Currently out at t10, seen one get netted. We lost a nice spring at the boat and had one other nice strike but gone.

    More to come.
  3. mudguts

    mudguts Active Member

    Sox have very soft lips. Don’t try to set the hook like you normally do. Don’t stop reeling and yes, you won’t need a net. 7-9lbs is probably your average weight.
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  4. Ian wagner

    Ian wagner Active Member

    Throw the fish into a plastic tote bonk and bleed them then into cooler
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  5. Ian wagner

    Ian wagner Active Member

    Sockeye lips are very hard they just like to spin and thrash that's why they get off bring them in as fast as you can before they realize what's up
  6. seatosky

    seatosky Well-Known Member

    Good idea. The Fish box in the transom was the plan. Shit hit the fan - first triple header 1/3, second 3/3 in the same net and it ripped open. We were pretty lucky and appreciative either way.

    A buddy fished sandheads and struggled today for 3 hours with the wife at the wheel. Managed an injured Chinook. Landed 2 sockeye.
  7. seatosky

    seatosky Well-Known Member

    Agreed. When they develop a spring in their ass just keep the tension on and keep their heads in the water. They have coho like spunk.
  8. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Ya, in fact I am still eating salmon I canned in 2010 why not, what's your point
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  9. Marsman

    Marsman Active Member

    Hit sandheads noon to 4 pm. Lost a few at the start but then started to hold on to them. Went 7-13 on sockeye and 1 spring around 10-11lbs.
    Cheers, Rob
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  10. Alex_c

    Alex_c Active Member

    ended up 4/5 for sockeye. As it seems to happen more often than not, venturing from the pack into deeper water yielded a huge school of sockeye and coho, with 3 sox bonked and 2 wild coho released in about 15 minutes. I had a newbie driving the boat so landing that double header alone was interesting on my small boat.
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  11. Trayvreller

    Trayvreller Active Member

    Going out tomorrow. Figuring it may set a record for the most boats out ever, with the tourney on. Sharpen your elbows everyone - we’ll all be jockeying for space!
  12. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    Dead zone off north arm for us tonight. A few dozen boats out there all spread out prettt well. We had sockeye gear down and didn't get a sniff in 2 hours of trolling. Short stint but would have expected something. Saw a random fish caught here and there but not a good bite from what I saw. Hope others managed to find em.
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  13. high tide

    high tide Well-Known Member

    Fished south arm area today. Couldnt get in early due to tides and my v hull.

    Had limits for my lovely bride and i including 1 mid teen nooky ...... Several swam away to replenish their stock . .wild coho too. Fish all hooked shallow 30 to 60 feet. got a sox on green hootch too while searching for springs.

    80 plus boats. Off the water early with smiles and avoid the rush.

    Again use of lots of flash attractor dummies and vavoom .Those with little to no dummies not doing so well . Our re pink silver flash mob set up works for us. All pink silver and red theme except for a green hootch haha.

    Gong show at the south arm predicted this weekend. Glad i fish during the week. Bonus!!

    Google eye and glo head pink hootch. Short leaders. Any speed. Didnt matter. Corners dead slow fast. Vavoom.

    Have fun. Go get some great eating sockeye.
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  14. Sliver09

    Sliver09 Member

    Nice evening troll between bell bouy and north arm. Nothing but doggies until about 745. Had an absolute freight train hooked up for a good ten minutes and then spat hooks behind the boat. Purple haze flasher, army truck hoochie at 75'. Had another whack shortly after on a lemon lime flasher with a fat herring at about 45'. Wasn't messing with socks tonight, targeting springs.

    Good luck to all the anglers taking part in the chinook classic this weekend!
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  15. Brian Reiber

    Brian Reiber Active Member

    Finally got a moment to put out a report. We ran across from Ladysmith to Sandheads yesterday morning with my father and my son. Lines in the water just before 7. Things were slow getting started, we missed 3 soft hits that were gone before we even got the rod out of the holder. It wasn't until just after 10 that we got our first fish in the boat. We found the real bite came on closer to noon and all the double headers filled the cooler quickly. We ended with 10 nice sox and were done at 130. I'm sure we could have got the last 2 but we had enough fish. All in all a great day on the water with 3 generations. Pretty cool.

    For us green flashers, pink squirt 22" leaders, all fish on the deep rod about 70' with the exception of the last double of the day which smashed the gear right off the surface.
  16. Trayvreller

    Trayvreller Active Member

    At North arm now. Just me and s couple hundred of my closest buddies. Sox gear down. No action yet. Not much local wind but there are some rollers.
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  17. high tide

    high tide Well-Known Member

    B Reiber......
    Awesome you zoned in on them. Sounds like you had a terrific day travelling from the island. Good on ya.
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  18. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Well-Known Member

    Well I don’t see any annual limit for sockeye, so what was your original point?
  19. reeltordarius

    reeltordarius Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the derby action is in full effect....
  20. scotty

    scotty Active Member

    Been at South Arm since 7 am 3 socks in the boat. Been pretty slow for us so far. Winds definitely picking up. Got all our fish out in 300+ deep water came in closer and can’t see anyone catching. Came out last night and onlyscrapped our one coho. Hopefully the afternoon tide is going to show us some love.
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