Fished the afternoon tide at Bjerre Shoal. What a beautiful couple of hrs on the water. Released a good size winter spring. South end on bottom 160’ ish down on the tubby 602.
Always seems great at the beginning of the year up there.I bucked the trend and went solo to quarry, first trip on my own boat this year. Kept a nice scrappy hatchery. 180 on rigger in 180 of water. Irish creme. Fair number of fish caught up in the area today.
Looks like I will be launching in town as well, any of the launches at Halfmoon, Gibson's or Seshelt allow you to leave a trailer not hooked up to a truck for a few days?Actually I find my navionocs charts pretty great around thormanby however that area is like a second home so I don't look at my charts too often around South Texada or Thormanby to be honest. Definitely have your charts handy and review before heading out as there are some nasty reefs on approach to Buccaneer Bay and long sand bars etc.
Make sure you're aware of areas closed for rock fish Sounds like you're heading for salmon so a great place to start would be Epsom Point. Watch for westerly winds and if they're blowing then you can check out bejjore shoal and the entrance to pender harbor.
Where are you going to put the boat in? There is a free public launch at Coopers Green in Halfmoon Bay and fuel / bait at Secret Cove or Buccaneer Bay marinas both located in Secret Cove
My favourite areas are around the southern tip of Texada island and spend as much time in that area from April to late summer as I can.
Buccanneer marina would likely let you launch there (it is pay) and leave your trailer there..maybe give them a ring..?Looks like I will be launching in town as well, any of the launches at Halfmoon, Gibson's or Seshelt allow you to leave a trailer not hooked up to a truck for a few days?
Also, figured out my Navionics, somehow had all color and contours turned off