2019 Nanoose Bay/French Creek Reports

Discussion in '2019 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SFBC, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. bigdogg1

    bigdogg1 Active Member

    Great report. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  2. Sangstercraft

    Sangstercraft Well-Known Member

    Yeah I tried for lings in my usual spots off Lasqueti (north, south, and a bit of Texada) and nothing. About a dozen other boats trying the same thing I was. Good to hear about the coho!
     
  3. dmurph

    dmurph Well-Known Member

    Any recent reports, gonna head up this afternoon for an overnight, any coho around in numbers
     
  4. Unreel

    Unreel Active Member

    Haven't really seen any sustained numbers for coho yet in the area, some days you find a few, other days nadda.
     
  5. Tightlines22

    Tightlines22 Well-Known Member

    2EF44C90-CA8A-456C-AF9D-B56ABDE0A9E6.jpeg I’ve been out a number of times over the past week. Been catching and releasing numerous Springs with hardly a Coho in sight other than one hatch Ho we kept.
     
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  6. dmurph

    dmurph Well-Known Member

    Saw ya at the launch as you were dropping off some friends, I was just about to launch. Everyone was busy at launch otherwise would have introduced. Fished off texada, didn’t put much effort for springs did one pass from Upwood up the west side a little ran the gear up high just to see. Mostly put the effort for lings. Marked some big bait patches and could see it boiling a little. Anchored up and will give it a go in the am, try some catch and release
     
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  7. Beautiful afternoon at Balenas yesterday.
    10 hits in 2 hrs.
    Released a couple of beauty 14-15lb springs.
    Only one small wild Coho to the boat.
    All lip hooked safely released thank goodness.
    Lots of fun.
     
  8. Ronanmd1

    Ronanmd1 New Member

    Hi all - heading to the humps tomorrow. Suggestion for depth and lures? Haven't had much luck there the past few times out and itching to get the skunk off!

    Cheers
     
  9. TipUp

    TipUp Active Member

    Try a no-bananas skinny g or a homeland security spoon. We've been hitting fish down 140 - 160 ft off Nanaimo
     
  10. Ronanmd1

    Ronanmd1 New Member

    Thanks. Looks like I gotta get down a bit deeper!
     
  11. Tightlines22

    Tightlines22 Well-Known Member

    Fish are at all depths between 80’ and down. This weekend we hooked and played and released at least 20 Springs. At the humps even had a couple double headers. No Cohos amongst them though.
     
  12. Ronanmd1

    Ronanmd1 New Member

    Hey guys - Ended up going back to Neck Point and had great success with an Irish Cream. Much deeper than I had been trolling before. Ended up with about 8-10 fish all caught at around 150-200 ft in 200-250 ft of water. (Downrigger was at 225ft, but I only use a 6lb ball in my kayak, so I expect I had a fair bit of blowback). One small hatchery coho I released. The rest all springs. Largest was maybe 10-15 lbs...got towed around for a while :)
     
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  13. dmurph

    dmurph Well-Known Member

    Fished the humps for a few hours this afternoon, hit 6 or so wild coho, a few were good size. White needle fish hootchy, UV white double skirt and skinny g spoon all working. Marked tons of marks off the humps at times. The wind was a little nasty making it a bit of a chore so didn’t put a ton of effort or time in. Hit fish between 135 and 65
     
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  14. dmurph

    dmurph Well-Known Member

    Fished the humps today in the light winds for a change, lots of coho out there. We were into probably 2 dozen fish. Kept 6 hatched and some good size. Not many springs but lost one and released one around 15-16 lbs. We were getting fish from 160 up to 65 but 90 ish was pretty productive. Was running a uv white hootchy, skinny g, chartreuse ace high and chartreuse hootchy with green stripe. Spring hit the shinny g. Awesome day out there with some friends and their kids
     
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  15. BcChrome

    BcChrome New Member

    Anyone having any luck this weekend. Out here now trolling for the past 2 hours no hits so far. Beautiful day out though
     
  16. Pescado_Loco

    Pescado_Loco Active Member

    I lent my boat out yesterday and they got some coho but all wild, a couple small springs and lost a decent sized spring near the boat.
    I think fishing from 80 - 150 with spoons and hootchies at the humps.
     
  17. Pescado_Loco

    Pescado_Loco Active Member

    Got out yesterday from 11 til 2 and hooked maybe 6 or 7 springs. Most looked to be just under size with two between 12 and 15lbs. Most on a skinny g spoon around 120 to 140 feet.
     
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  18. Jwolfe

    Jwolfe Active Member

    Seven double headers today all on plugs biggest around 20 ...
     

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  19. Jwolfe

    Jwolfe Active Member

    Another beauty night out there, 5 double headers and five singles each biggest around 20 all on plugs
     

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  20. Bordeau

    Bordeau Active Member

    Let’s hope the springs are still around next Monday. Murphy’s law...
     
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