2019 Prince Rupert Fishing Report

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  1. SFBC

    SFBC Admin Staff Member

    Post your 2019 fishing reports here!
  2. SerengetiGuide

    SerengetiGuide Well-Known Member

    Heard Rupert will be 1/2 on Chinook and not be completely closed this year. Any truth? Heard regs for areas 1-2 will be same as last year.
  3. Confused

    Confused Active Member

    That is the proposal for the Rupert area.....not official yet. 1 and 2 not sure if it will be different.
  4. Rednex3

    Rednex3 Member

    Curious what you guys would recommend gear wise for the area. I’ve usually only got a couple hours after work, and don’t plan on keeping fish. Going for catch and release only, so I figure plugs and spoons are less likely to be swallowed and easy to get out of a fish’s lip.

    I managed to get moorage in Port Ed as a base for the boat. So far we’ve started to familiarize ourselves with Lawyer Islands, Humpback Bay and a trip down to Oona River. I’m starting to get a better handle on the area in different types of weather and tides.

    I normally fish Campbell River so I’ve got the full compliment of plugs and spoons. Only thing that has worked so far has been a Coho Killer in Herring Aide color. Really hoping I can start to get some fish on plugs. They usually work pretty good for me at home.

    Soooo...... any advice is appreciated. What and how deep do you fish when you’re in the Rupert area? Going to keep the boat here for the summer.

    Thanks everyone
  5. spoiler

    spoiler Active Member

    I have only fished around Dundas Island and mostly power mooching with a cut-plug herring and 6 oz. weight.
    although the biggest salmon I ever hooked there was on a herring stuffed into a modified Anchovy teaser head fished off a downrigger.
  6. Confused

    Confused Active Member

    Any reports from the Rupert area?
  7. Rednex3

    Rednex3 Member

    We have been seeing a few more fish lately. I mostly fish Humpback, Hunt Inlet and Lawyer Islands. Spoons have been the most successful for me. We’ve been throwing lots of different stuff out and been catching fish on a wide variety of gear. Most often in the 75 to 85 foot range.
    I talked to the creel survey girl at the dock the other night and she said she has been seeing quite a few fish for this time of the season.
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  8. captmike

    captmike Active Member

    what is the chinook retention for areas 3,4,5?
  9. walleyes

    walleyes Crew Member

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  10. Bambam

    Bambam Member

    Any reports from up here ?
  11. Regan Ede

    Regan Ede New Member

    Was out yesterday and caught a nice hali, lots of boats out by Stevens but we didn't connect on any salmon but others were pretty successfully.

  12. Did you see any Coho on the cleaning table ?
  13. Regan Ede

    Regan Ede New Member

    No but Dollys had a couple when i brought mine in or processing.
  14. Rednex3

    Rednex3 Member

    Out fishing at Humpback last night and long line released a freight train. Landed another small feeder spring as well. Both on five inch pilchard spoons.
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  15. How deep did you hook them at ?
  16. Rednex3

    Rednex3 Member

    Between 50 and 80 feet.
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  17. Confused

    Confused Active Member

    Anything recent? Am heading to Rupert Thursday.
  18. What’s the skinny ! Headed there later this week.
  19. Rednex3

    Rednex3 Member

    Spent the whole day out today and only saw one small feeder spring down below Humpback Bay. Went through all the proven gear and some new stuff, both spoons and hoochies, but not much love for us. Fed the eagles a few small cod. We fished from Table Point all the way to Chismore Passage, depths from 50 - 150’. Beautiful day for fishing!
  20. Zman

    Zman New Member

    Any recent news for Rupert? Any Coho around?
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