Discussion in '2018 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SFBC, Jan 1, 2018.
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Was out on New Years day. Released one undersized and caught a feed of prawns. Breaking ice getting out of the harbour. Great day on the water!
OK-- heres a bone. Ran from Comox to Kiddie Point , north end of Texada, this am after dropping crab traps in Comox harbour. Five to the boat .Two legals and three undersized chinooks. 180 ft, green glow Coyote 3 inch spoon. A lot of critters showing on the sounder below 200ft. because the bottom is so irregular, we didnt risk going deeper. Fantastic weather . Comox produced no dungeness crabs.. but a nice feed of large Rockies.
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Made my way over to grants reef for the tide change today. Kept me busy going 1 for 4 lol. Slowed after tide change so dropped at sentry shoal and picked up another in 10mins so headed home. All in 200ft water close to bottom on purple spoon and hoochie.
Yesterday coho/rebecca west Ils point, 11 am right away into a 13# 512 5" spoon at 180 feet ,turned around and again right away 9# 512 spoon 180 .Turned around and right away a lost fish .Then switched things up for low slack and tryed for a ling ,not a thing.Trolled some more and a under size.Pulled the pin around 4pm ,popped the lines put the boat in nutral and started reeling in ,100 feet from the boat on anchovie a under that knuckled me.Sunstroked to bed early.Today the wind warning kept us close to PR no fish.
All that needs to be said is Coho Point go there you will catch fish.
Fished coho point yesterday, ended up with two keepers lost another at the boat and released one all on plugs. Fished Vananda on saturday and picked up two keepers both on plugs.
Fished south of Vananda for a couple hours this afternoon, picked up one keeper on a plug
Started today south of Vananda & worked our way to Cyril Rk. One under near Vananda then nothing till we got to Cyril.
Very nice 14 lb red landed in 145' off the light before the feed disappeared.
Took a cruise around Coho Point & found nothing on the sounder. Talked to a couple of guys who said they were catching lots of undersize. Out to Grants Reef. Hooked a 15 lb marbled at the western tip.
A lot of running, but two nice fish in the box was ample reward.
Breaking in a new Suzuki, so didn't mind the mileage.
No Bananas flasher did the trick today.
fished vananda this morning between tides. got two on plugs
Hey Scar... Do you use a dummy flasher below your plugs?
No I don't. But have talked to a few guys that do.
Went out on Saturday at noon to catch low slack. Pretty lumpy with a stiff Southeaster, so we stayed close to shore.
A couple of barely legal Chinook released in the first hour. Then picked up a 12 pounder at 85' on the rigger in 120' depth. Landed one more 8+ lbs right in front of the harbour also at 85'.
Worked hard for it & tried about everything in the tackle box but a chartreuse flasher & green spatterback hoochie did all the work. Lots of small feed balls showed between 50 & 100'.
Both fish had 4' herring in their stomachs.
Talked to a guy who landed a 22 1/2 pounder on a buzz bomb.
With two on board, we limited out in three hours. Too rough to go looking for bottom fish, so we went home early.
Will try again on Tuesday.
Fished Vananda this morning picked up a decent spring on a plug. saw a couple others caught
Finally! After a week of stiff winds, the weather finally cooperated today. After a showery start, it turned into a beautiful day. Hit Coho Point about 1 1/2 hours before low slack. Scattered feed all around from 80' down to 200'. At slack tide we picked up an 11 pounder, then nothing. Feed disappeared, so we took off to Grant Reefs.
Lots of undersize & barely legal fish released before we latched onto a 7 pound Chinook. Released one wild Coho as well.
No bananas flasher & 3 1/2" NB spoon had most of the action at Coho Point. Chartreuse glow flasher & black & white hoochie did well at Grant. Most fish came out of 85' to 125' on the riggers, trolling along the 150' contour.
Had company for 3 days. fished the better part of the day in that nasty wind on Friday. Saturday was beautiful as was most of Sunday. We go into a lot of fish all three days all on plugs. Coho point and the light in blubber bay were both very productive.
Finally made it out had some family in town went to Sandbanks and cleaned up. Got our limit had fun lots of action. Anchovies down 111 in about 200ft of water. Nothing big. Biggest was 12lbs but that was enough to draw blood on a rookie knuckle buster.
We haven't been doing as well the last two times we were out. Lots of fish on the sounder, but not many in the box.
Had one really good fight with about a 15 pounder. He used every trick in the book & after 5 minutes of driving me nuts, he shook the hook, right beside the boat. That one definitely deserved to get away! I did try a new spot for cod & we came home with one just legal spring & a couple of good sized snappers. Not complaining.
Can you tell me where "Sandbanks" is? I haven't heard of that spot before.
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