2018 Port Hardy Reports

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

  1. SFBC

    SFBC Admin Staff Member

    Post your 2018 fishing reports here!
  2. Beacon

    Beacon Member

    Any fish showing up Port Hardy way. Will be in Telegraph Cove last week in June.
  3. happy hooker

    happy hooker Well-Known Member

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    happy hooker Well-Known Member

  5. happy hooker

    happy hooker Well-Known Member

    Whats happening up there?
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  6. BearCove

    BearCove Crew Member

    Hey Guys,

    Haven’t been on the water a lot as of yet and the weather has been the shits. 2-4 meter swell makes it tough to get anywhere to fish. There are some fish around in the usual spots.

    The local fishing has been good, boys limited out yesterday right in the bay.

    Bait has been working as well as coho killers but that does change daily depending on what’s missing bing through
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  7. Heavyc

    Heavyc Active Member

    Out yesterday at Duval from 730-10am. 3 springs to the boat between 8-14lbs. Saw lots of action in other boats. Didn't have any luck with the ho's, only a couple of shaker springs too.
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  8. BearCove

    BearCove Crew Member

    Was at Duval yesterday morning shooting a promo for FishBC. Gear in the water at about 7, hooked into 8 springs in an hour and a half, all 18+

    Had to keep two that were bleeding, the rest released

    Chovie was hot, 7 of the 8

    Bait was so think the sounder blanked out

    No need to venture very far
  9. Tom Innes

    Tom Innes New Member

    Coming up in August.

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  10. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    That is just wicked!
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  11. barkerfam

    barkerfam Well-Known Member

    EE8408C7-DA3A-45CD-AA1E-B2C742008C14.jpeg 3DD52BCD-67D0-4893-A582-679E4D649D33.jpeg EE8408C7-DA3A-45CD-AA1E-B2C742008C14.jpeg My friend is doing well in Port Hardy. He just sent me these pics. 40” leader. Purple haze herring grand slam bucktail.
  12. sekiuking1

    sekiuking1 New Member

    Are they fishing local to hardy or running out to the ocean? Beauty of a fish!
  13. barkerfam

    barkerfam Well-Known Member

    I think local but I will find out. He has a large boat in which he motored up from WA.
  14. Tom Innes

    Tom Innes New Member

    What's happening at Duvall?
  15. Chovy1

    Chovy1 Member

    Was out this morning for 4 hrs. Decent bite came on around 0630. Lots of guys hooking up. Picked up one chinook around 15lbs. After the morning "bite" there were still the odd guy hooking into a chinook and a few decent coho to keep busy. Couldn't get my second chinook but picked up a 6lb wild coho. Tons of boats out there, a bit of a gong show, but there were fish being caught.
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  16. sekiuking1

    sekiuking1 New Member

    Port hardy was on fire for us. Honest to god, didnt need to leave hardy bay for nice springs. Limited on springs at the mastermans and west side of hardy bay for three days of fishing. Limited on wild coho( back side of gordons and mastermans). 70 ft down was hot depth. Anchovie bulletroll, gold nugget skinny gee, and herring aid coho killer, all worked equally well. Too many fish caught and released to count. 11523.jpeg
  17. Sitkaspruce

    Sitkaspruce Well-Known Member

    We came back with a bunch of fish from our trip last week. Limits of springs and Yellow eye, must have caught 15 hali, released 4 between 50-85 lbs, ling was a little slower than usual.

    Springs were on the small side this year, lots of 8-10 lbs we weeded through. Too early for coho so none came home.

    The Seaquilizer worked awesome, a permanent addition to the boat.

    Interestingly enough, got checked twice in the first 3 days on the water; dock side by the CO's and RCMP, who looked at our licences, fish and trailer lights, but no safety gear or boat operators lic. Second time was on the water by the Officers from the Coast Guard boat, who showed up just as I hooked a good hali. They proceeded to check lic and check our fish we had. had a good chat with them and they were impressed that we had our shit together....apparently not a lot of people do.....the hali measured 120 cm and was released just as they left. Was good to see them on the water.


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  18. Brian Reiber

    Brian Reiber Well-Known Member

    I'm always happy to see DFO and the coast guard or police out on the water making their presence known. How did that go measuring and releasing a 120cm fish with them alongside? I only ask because I've seen a borderline fish go either way once it's killed and dragged aboard. Let's be honest 5cm is a very small measure especially trying to make it while leaning over the side of a boat.
  19. Sitkaspruce

    Sitkaspruce Well-Known Member

    It's is actually quite easy: The fish did it's usual to the top, then to the bottom and repeat. Once it was along side the boat, we tail it with a rope and let it fight another battle. Once she was along side, we lay the harpoon on top to see if she is close. She was so we take the trusty measuring tape and get the best we can for a measurement. Three measurements gave all around 120 cm. To big!! We gently took the hook out, I grabbed the rope and her tail, removed the rope and moved her around until she started to give me some kicks. One good push and off she went to the deep. All this was caught on video as well.

    It was nice to see the enforcement out and about. It is the third time we have been checked in the last two years. What is weird is that the PH office has 3-4 officer in town, but have never seen them. Instead, it has been the RCMP Marine Patrol and CO's from Port McNeill who did dock/ramp checks and the CG DFO officers from the Tully on the water.


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  20. barkerfam

    barkerfam Well-Known Member

    My buddy Dr Jim rocked it in port Hardy today. Beautiful tyee caught on a purple haze needlefish grand slam bucktail.

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