2019 Nootka Sound/Esperanza Inlet Reports

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

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  1. Big Green Machine

    Big Green Machine Well-Known Member

    Yes. No Springs over 80 cm, why was he so far offshore to begin with when fishing has been great inshore and off the beach?
  2. dmurph

    dmurph Well-Known Member

    Anyone hear how the boat in distress made out?
  3. Normfish

    Normfish Well-Known Member

    So they were 18 miles out , they did get the big ones in the legal water which is one mile and less off shore . Not sure why , not my boat. Their riggers were between 230 to 260 in 400 feet plus of water . White hoochies and smaller herring was the bait of choice . The fish they cleaned had big herring in them .
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  4. barkerfam

    barkerfam Active Member

    Beano side of macquina or wash? Or somewhere else? Depth? Lures?

    Enquiring minds want to know. One more sleep!!!!

    Will be st Nootka rentals. Monitoring 69. “Bucktail baby” 20’ trophy


  5. codfather

    codfather Crew Member

    It's amazing that so many people don't know or keep up with the regulations.

    The other day I was at Crittter Cove and was walking by the fish cleaning station.

    There was two people cleaning a bunch of fish so I stopped to congratulate them on the nice catch.

    After chatting for a while they said they were in 270 feet of water and had non stop action catching 4 Springs and 4 Coho all wild.

    Without being to much of a dick I informed them that all those fish were illegal and if the law caught them they could have lost the boat and all the gear.

    I believe they just didn't know the rules but still wrong.

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  6. RiverBoy

    RiverBoy Well-Known Member

    they are stuffed full of squid. white glow cuttlefish were knockin’ ‘em. troll them low and slow. uv flasher is fine. no need to go glow flasher
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  7. barkerfam

    barkerfam Active Member

    Thank you!!!
  8. Is the bite picking up at the usual inside spots yet? Back up this Thursday.
  9. codfather

    codfather Crew Member

    HFL there are still very few fish inside yet.

    It seems like it's at least a week behind schedule.
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  10. C
    Thanks for the update
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  11. spring fever

    spring fever Well-Known Member

    Just back from a 2 week stint at westview tahsis. Road last night was not bad but more washboard has developed over time. The one unpaved hill before Nesook dump road is really washboard. Fishing has been good to excellent. Outer black and green island have been very good. Some fish in at rosa but not a lot yet. Lots of coho around and some decent springs. White hootchy,s , turds, no Banana,s, coho killers have been good. Off-shore has been decent for hali's and on fire for salmon however DFO's blindside of an 80cm limit on chinook was a real shock. Be aware there is lots of enforcement-I was boarded twice which is 2 more times than I have been in 40 years. Good Luck
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  12. sharrontime2

    sharrontime2 Member

    Thanks for all the good reports, greatly appreciate the information. I have been away from the west side for 21 years and looking forward to our trip back to Critter in August. I needed a break from the Bouy 10 madness on the Columbia, fantastic fishing but they call it "bumper boat fishing" for a reason. Just the wife and me this trip hoping to relax and enjoy fishing the beautiful Nootka Sound again. Being from Washington, I can sympathize with confusing regulations and enforcements. See you on the salt.

    CCA member Washington
  13. Normfish

    Normfish Well-Known Member

    People talk about getting sealed, my buddy that's over there got Sharked 3 times today .
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  14. dirty oar ll

    dirty oar ll New Member

    Anybody been fishing the inside. Camel, the lighthouse, etc.. trying to decide when to come up.
  15. Osama Bin Hopper

    Osama Bin Hopper Active Member

    Ya I saw three of them yesterday! One big one too.
  16. RiverBoy

    RiverBoy Well-Known Member

    , Salmon sharks?!
  17. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Yes and they love Blue coloured gear seen that a few times last year.
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  18. BAK

    BAK New Member

    Two years ago we saw several large sharks 10+ miles off Espernza...Must have been salmon sharks.
  19. Jwolfe

    Jwolfe Active Member

    Any one know the name of the camp spot on the reservation near camel rock
  20. pacemaker

    pacemaker Member

    It's called Tuta Marina.....
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