2019 Bamfield and Barkley Sound Reports

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  1. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Roger that, pretty decent Chinook fishing in Sound. Lots of smaller hatch jobs around. Small spoons at 121 feet.
  2. Derby

    Derby Crew Member

    looking forward to getting up there.. first trip is Monday for me :)
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  3. Hourston 26

    Hourston 26 Member

    Hey gents,

    Might be headed out Bamfield direction next weekend for a little fish Saturday-Monday. A couple questions:

    1. I’ve never fished in that area before so after I check the regs, can anyone offer up any “general areas” to start? I’m not looking for “the secret spot” just something to get my feet wet over on your side to give us a hint! Anything would help. Targeting chinook.
    2. Is it worth bringing a couple Hali rigs? I’ve never actually caught a halibut myself so I’ll be looking in to the regs and how to set up in the days to come.

    Thanks in advance for any advice you guys would be willing to share!

  4. Bod

    Bod Well-Known Member

    Lots of Chinook and a few Coho as well. The Bamfield Wall, Brady's Beach, Kirby Point, Cape Beale, Mearse Bluff have all been good at times lately. Who knows what it will be like in a week but I suspect the fish will still be around. There are Halibut around, both inside the sound and offshore with the offshore being more productive most times.
  5. Hourston 26

    Hourston 26 Member

    Roger all that, Bod.
    That’s enough to get me started. I fish mostly on the strait of Georgia so I’m pretty pumped to explore the west side! Really appreciate the advice. Tight lines.
  6. UkeeDreamin

    UkeeDreamin Well-Known Member

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  8. SaltyAlice

    SaltyAlice Well-Known Member

    I fish Georgia Straight and Barkley Sound and one thing that you will find is that structure can be more important in Barkley Sound that Georgia Straight. Fishing the south side of Bowen or the Hump often involves big swathes of ocean and fishing in 400’+ of water. I personally have found that in Barkley Sound you need to pay much closer attention to structure and how to get your lines in the right spot. I would sit back from the boats when you first arrive and get a sense of how they are working the contours and then start playing with depths on the tracks the other boats are laying down. Good luck!
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  9. John s

    John s Crew Member

    Sea.p.p. How’s the fishing over there? We’re heading over Thursday afternoon. Do they no why the boat sunk? I seen a picture of it . That would suck.
  10. trophywife

    trophywife Crew Member

    chins where plenty and decent size this weekend. i only fished the outside edges. bait galore. white needlefish and wee gee where the choice.
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  11. Derby

    Derby Crew Member

    Oh... no fish in Barkley sounds right now.. :) :) done in 3hrs today :) Skinny G 's green glow flasher 113 ft :)
  12. Brian Reiber

    Brian Reiber Active Member

    Nice to hear you had a good day. Any evidence of sox moving thru?
  13. Sea.P.P.

    Sea.P.P. Member

    Fishing starting to heat up lots of squid around also socks coming in at China creek.Have not heard why the boat sank safe to say he had a hole just don,t know if was a true wall or the plug. We will see you about 3 on friday
  14. David Meena

    David Meena Crew Member

    Heading out Thursday from North Saanich, hopefully weather permitting will be fishing Friday! First time to the Sound, and should be around for a week or so, any advice for this newbie to the area? Will be fishin out of our little 15' Montauk so say hello if you see us!
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  15. BigBadBrad

    BigBadBrad Active Member

    Friend has been up fishing since Friday. Fair number of small springs around are the reports. Anchovies close to the bottom have been doing the best for them. Said they have halibut fished for a total of 18 hours in the sound and 5-6 miles out with Zero success..... yikes.

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  16. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    My advice if you are driving a 15 footer be darn careful going through Nahmint, it really, really blows up in there in the afternoon when the weather is warm in Port Alberni. Best time is early morning and not to try coming back any later than noonish. It can be very nasty. Also watch out for logs!
  17. Derby

    Derby Crew Member

    Fully agree with you on that... pinned a nasty log coming home yesterday thru Nahmint ....
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  18. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

  19. David Meena

    David Meena Crew Member

    Thanks for the heads up. Going to be on our big boat Reelin Time to get to the sound and back and using the Whaler just for fishin but will keep three eyes open for sure!! Don't think we will get that far down towards Port Alberni as we are coming around Victoria from North Saanich thru Juan de Fuca then up the West coast to Barclay Sound, plan on hitting Effingham area and a couple others.....unless there are better ideas ???
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  20. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Crew Member

    Effingham was good for us on Saturday. Got our six in a couple hours. Just one other boat around. Sunday morning there was about 25 boats there and fishing was much slower. Went to Fleming to get our fish on Sunday. Small chovies and 3.5" spoons were the ticket.

    Lots of little squid on the lines but white hootchie only got one hit for us all weekend.
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