2018 Secret Cove, Pender Harbour and Texada 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. Burban

    Burban Active Member

    Happy New Years Sunshine Coasters!

    Looking forward to getting out soon. Boat is getting ready to go into the shop for a tune up and a once over. Haven't been out for winter springs yet at all as December was a busy month for me. This time last year was really good so I'm itching to be out there... water has been glass the last 4 days too and I've been feeling the pull to get on the water.

    See you out there peeps!
     
  3. Jessi Castellarin

    Jessi Castellarin New Member

    Hello

    I will be posting my boat up in Mediera Park this year. We run a 166 Double Eagle. We are new to the area and any info would be great. Thanks for the help and tight lines.
     
  4. TheHurtLocker

    TheHurtLocker Well-Known Member

    Well today was a pretty epic day weather wise, as I’m sure it was everywhere around the south coast.
    It’s been a pretty good winter in our neck of the woods.
    Today it really felt like summer is just around the corner. Fished Trail islands for the first part of the day, lots of bait in all depths. I was running through the gear, hoochies on one side and naked spooons and plugs on the other with kone zone dummy flashers on the other. Lost a decent fish on a speckle back hoochie and released a undersize as well.
    Cruised up to Epsom for the remainder of the day. Lots of bait around as well. Got into a lot of action, Released 3 keepers and kept one. Speckle back hoochies and 602 4” tubby where the hot ones.
     
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  5. jig55

    jig55 Member

    Heading out in the morning. Going to drop traps and hit epsom. Fingers crossed.
     
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  6. Filletandrelease

    Filletandrelease Active Member

    We kept one at quarry yesterday and lost a couple. Very nice day on the water. On our way out this morning again.
     
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  7. TheHurtLocker

    TheHurtLocker Well-Known Member

    Back out at Epsom this afternoon, Fishing the far contours running north south. Lots of bait in all depths again. Picked up a beauty on the speckle back hoochie again. Good size teener. Pretty pumped on a good size fish this early.
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  8. Filletandrelease

    Filletandrelease Active Member

    We were at Epsom also. Kept a nice 10. Several hits but only the one keeper. We had lots of luck with anchovies.
     
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  9. TheHurtLocker

    TheHurtLocker Well-Known Member

    Got out yesterday at the tail end of tide at 530. Hammered fish for about a half hr, kept 2 good size and released another. All on the green and glow hoochies. Epsom, in 140 to 160 ft of water, dragging bottom.
     
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  10. Marty-party

    Marty-party Member

    Fished Epsom today for the lunchtime slack tide, 5 fish to the boat all barely undersize. Green grow hoochie 180’.
     
  11. Jessi Castellarin

    Jessi Castellarin New Member

    How's the fishing been lately? I'm planning on bringing my boat up this weekend.

    Thanks
     
  12. TheHurtLocker

    TheHurtLocker Well-Known Member

    It’s been really productive on tides. Epsom Pt.
     
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  13. Jessi Castellarin

    Jessi Castellarin New Member

    Thanks
     
  14. Andrew P

    Andrew P Well-Known Member

    Looks like we are going to cross on friday from the island to Pender Harbour for the weekend. Of course I'd like to drop a line on the way. Thrasher or Epsom? Or?...
     
  15. Filletandrelease

    Filletandrelease Active Member

    Quite a bit of action around Whitestone island/ Francis point last weekend.
     
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  16. Burban

    Burban Active Member

    The Garden bay derby is this weekend, and I heard theres a derby out of French Creek this weekend as well - will likely be busy up our way this weekend. Not that there isn't room for one more! Fishing has been relatively slow for me and my friends, hopefully some fish roll in this week.
     
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  17. Andrew P

    Andrew P Well-Known Member

    Oh nice, that's this weekend; we may just have to enter the Garden Bay Derby! Where are tickets available?

    I guess I'll try a little closer to Pender then on friday.
     
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  18. Andrew P

    Andrew P Well-Known Member

  19. TheHurtLocker

    TheHurtLocker Well-Known Member

    The old Garden Bay Pub at the end of Pender Harbour is buy in. You need to be there by 4 pm. I believe the angler buy in is 125 per guy. Your boat will go in the Calcutta, it goes up for bid. If it’s a Grady or Pursuit or a nice aluminum you have to buy your boat for anything around 500 to 1000! Winning fish with your Calcutta is usually around 18,000 cash!
    See ya there!
     
  20. TheHurtLocker

    TheHurtLocker Well-Known Member

    Not the greatest wind conditions for derby weekend.
     
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