2019 Tofino Reports

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  1. SFBC

    SFBC Admin Staff Member

    Post your 2019 fishing reports here!

    J-GLOBAL Well-Known Member

    REPORT #1 !
    When departing the marina (trying too) found out I had no steering - hydraulic fluid had all leaked out.
    Several hours later went out for a few hours trolling around close, farming some weeds and making sure everything is in working order.

    Only 1 fish worth reporting, a nice FAT Coho probably 8 or 9 pounds just as I was bringing up the last rod.

    That was unexpected and Exciting!

    Not much of a report, but hey, its #1 !
  3. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    Congrats on being the first!

    Like Codfather, my regular guests for BC day weekend were hit by a drunk driver with devastating results.

    The dates are August 3-4-5.

    Any takers contact me at

  4. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

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  5. chinnok

    chinnok Active Member

    Not many Tofino reports, how come? Wondering how the fishing is right now?
  6. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    Very slow for salmon because we can't keep Chinooks out on the banks where they are this time of year
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    J-GLOBAL Well-Known Member

    Just back into town tonight.

    Fished local and came upon a few springs and 2 coho in the 2 hours we were out. Largest Spring in the teens, coho was clipped and was close to 10.

    All released tonight didn't want to clean fish in the dark.
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    J-GLOBAL Well-Known Member

    Fished a few hours Wednesday morning, a couple of Springs no Coho. Both on Hootchie.
    Fished tonight for a little more than an hour. 1 Coho on Hootchie + 1 Spring on spoon.
    Kept 1 spring each day, herring inside both, no squid.

    BTW - a fish decided to take money hootchie & flasher with him on Wednesday morning. If you catch him PM me I'd like to know where he ended up.
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    J-GLOBAL Well-Known Member

    Spent last couple of days fishing inside around Tofino, several springs per day.

    Hootchies were the most productive, even though the main bait we found in fish were very small baitfish. Some had squid in them.

    Today was a pretty good day with a Tyee to the boat, some coho, 2 Halibut (bigger one at 36lbs) and a good ling as well as HUGE Starry Flounder caught on a Buzz Bomb (That was a surprise).
  10. J-GLOBAL

    J-GLOBAL Well-Known Member

    And both Halibut were on the Best Spoon Ever Made, of course!

    Tyee and most of the springs on Hootchies
  11. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    Congrats on your winner!
  12. morganic

    morganic Active Member

    Pretty humble post they're bud. Your emphesis is on the flounder. What Shane didn't mention was the tyee we caught early Sunday morning put us in the lead at the Tofino Salt Water Classic for both spring and coho categories. We had to wait nervously for 8 hours that a bigger one wouldn't come in. White glow hootchie on the bottom was the ticket for both fish. Our 31.2 lb spring and a 11.8 coho took both 1st place finishes.
    Hell of a weekend bud.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2019
  13. cohochinook

    cohochinook Well-Known Member

    Any recent Tofino reports? Heading over for 5 days on Wednesday.
  14. J-GLOBAL

    J-GLOBAL Well-Known Member

    For salmon, lately, small spoons & Coho killers working best for me & friends.
  15. cohochinook

    cohochinook Well-Known Member

    When I was over 2 years ago, they were hitting small 2.5 inch spoons. I was using the smallest herring aid. It got us our biggest fish of the trip a 25 pound spring. Fished naked 10 feet above and 20 feet back of flasher combo. Crazy sometimes what works!

    Any locations holding fish better than others? Thanks! Hayden tofino.jpg
  16. fishchaser

    fishchaser Active Member

    Long Beach produced these last night, 3.5 inch nickel / green Coyote spoons 60 inches behind hot spot Green Stryper flashers between 67 and 77 feet deep. canada 096.jpg
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  17. cohochinook

    cohochinook Well-Known Member

  18. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    Just remember that Long Beach is in the offshore zone that’s restricted to max 80 cm and hatchery coho only
  19. Big Green Machine

    Big Green Machine Well-Known Member

    Thanks for clarifying that, lots of people claiming the ‘buffer zone/beach’ as fair game.
  20. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    The Surfline is and has been wide open all year for us so that where we have been fishing.

    The traditional Long Beach tack is actually 3.5 miles offshore so outside the 1 mile Surfline strip
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