2019 Vancouver-Howe Sound-Sechelt Reports Thread

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

  1. Gator

    Gator Active Member

    How deep either locations ?
     
  2. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Really ...have u read the prior comments I once had a wife like u ...
     
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  3. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    100ft was doing it at defence,
    80 at hitw
     
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  4. Admin

    Admin Admin Staff Member

    Yes I did and that's why I was pointing out that you did the right thing by starting a new thread, so more people didn't post about it here.

    I have an ex wife like you...she didn't realize when I was tossing her a rose either! :)

    Now...back to reports!
     
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  5. Trophy79

    Trophy79 Active Member

    Late Report...
    Fished Thrasher Friday night and Saturday Morning...not as productive for me as past two weeks...
    Tried all depths and both spoons and hootchies. Water depth 100 - 500. Rigger depth 50-220.
    Friday 330-730pm - 2 undersized
    Saturday 730-1200pm - 3 undersized
    Won’t be fishing this upcoming long, but will be back at it the following weekend...tightlines till then...
     
  6. sweettjim

    sweettjim New Member

    u guys have any luck that day?
     
  7. Trayvreller

    Trayvreller Member

    Over at Thrasher for our annual Victoria Day weekend trip to Silva Bay. Very strange to be out here with only a handful of other boats on a nice day. Fishing offshore of the reef. Had about 10 on with 1/2 dozen to the boat. Most borderline legal, a couple smaller. A variety of spackleback hoochies and spoons have worked at various depths between 100 and 200 ft. Whales showed up south of the reef and the bite has slowed down.
     
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  8. reeltordarius

    reeltordarius Active Member

    Is the restaurant at Silva open yet?
     
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  9. Trayvreller

    Trayvreller Member

    Not sure. Haven’t checked into the marina yet.
     
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  10. 1marko

    1marko Active Member

    just called still havnt started renos
     
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  11. ab1752

    ab1752 Well-Known Member

    I was one of the other boats off thrasher today. It was lights out for springs from 9 am til 1130 on anchovies and pink / white hoochies 90 to 120 in the outer bands around 600". Some big currents with a big tide today.

    Then we headed to the reefs for lings and we limited out in 10 mins at full slack plus 10 mins. Had one more to the boat off a double header and sent it back as gently as we could. Lots of commercial prawn traps and I hear the recreation guys are getting near shut out.

    The pub is only a foundation it appears

    I would have stayed over but had to run back
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2019
  12. Trayvreller

    Trayvreller Member

    Fishing Gabriola this morning. Six to the boat so far from 9:30 - 11:30, a couple low teens among them. Three were clipped. Beautiful conditions, and I see two other boats. And, no, the restaurant is not open yet. But they’re starting construction on it “soon”, lol.
     
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  13. hippaisland

    hippaisland Active Member

    Not a report but just a heads up the Galiano derby is next weekend if anyone’s interested. New catch and release format this year but it is always a good time! Lots of laughs and cold beer with some good prizes. All proceeds to psf.
    https://www.psf.ca/event/2019-galiano-salmon-classic
     
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  14. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    How's registration so far? We're coming with a group of 7.
     
  15. el.Pereh

    el.Pereh Active Member

    Fishing was good today at thrasher. There were some good fish tighter to structure but we lost them all. 140-180’ hits on hootchies and spoons. 12:30-3:30
     
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  16. hippaisland

    hippaisland Active Member

    Not sure! But we’ll see ya over there! Heading over Friday.
     
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  17. Sangstercraft

    Sangstercraft Well-Known Member

    Has anyone had luck prawning in Howe Sound since the commercial opening?
     
  18. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    We headed over to Thrasher on Sunday for some Ling Fishing, disappointed to see the 3 usual Asian super jiggers found my little spot. Had a tough go finding our lings but got them in the end. Crabbing was great, even though we where in the same area as a native crabber. They didn't look too happy to see use start pulling traps in the area we got buzzed has he headed off. Guessing he wasn't legally fishing as his trap lines where unmarked.
     
  19. capt hook

    capt hook Well-Known Member

    use extra big hooks during this catch and release times....
    it does save fish.
    i,m ex commie troller 50 yrs and forget all the other crap studys..
    believe me a big hook will hook on side of mouth and jaw and not gill..
    it saves fish.
    hold leader in left hand and gaff in other , put gaff around leader line and push left hand away from body and pull gaff towards body.
    gaff will slide down line to go hook to hook and bingo fish is off without having to net or touch it...no blood.
    get hand close to lure and wrap around line.. try it ...its the commie way. and works like a dream.
    and big black or blue hooks fish well...and make lure swim better. buy a box of open eye blues...change them when they start rust up.
    anyone using small hooks or triple hooks is crazy for a release fishery.
     
  20. el.Pereh

    el.Pereh Active Member

    How big for hootchies? I am thinking about a single siwash. Would you shorten up your leader to account for the additional weight? I normally run mine 36" from the nose of the hootchie to the swivel but have been advised to run them shorter on bigger cuttlefish guys
     
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