Discussion in '2019 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SFBC, Jan 1, 2019.
Just shoot one with a rifle and the rest will disappear
Lead injection would do the trick.
buy a .22 rifle , buy a few boxes of sub-sonic bullets.
they dont break sound barrier so are very quiet...like clap of your hands.
And they do the TRICK>
Be a responsible shooter. And go quietly about our business.
Plenty of discussion about Seals and Sea Lions in the conservation threads. Let's keep this one for fishing reports.
Excalibur,muzzy broadhead cant even ear it when the kicker is running
My advice to you is—-stop fishing and move to a different spot. When they are on you like that you are fishing for them....not you. The seal is going to win every time on a winter Chinook. I’d rather the fish live than feed a pinniped.
Sitting at the dock debating heading out but second guessing the logic based on the sky. Anybody out there that can comment on conditions out around Bowen?
2 in the box west Bowen.
Double header one on a splatter back hootch, other on an Irish cream spoon. Seals are a bit of an issue but the seem to have settled down since this morning.
200-210 on the bottom
Got one in the harbour near the West Van shore line with the STS flasher and Outfitter spoon. Bait showing up in there too. Prawning was good and the 3 crabs released were all 1/4" under size. The winds were an issue and there seemed to be a few more seals around than normal.
Had planned on spending the morning out on the water but two fish before 9 a.m. shortened the time out there. Lots of birds and bait on the west side of Bowen. Nothing big but two spunky little 8 lb’ers made for a good morning ... both were caught on skinny g’s on bottom in +/- 160 feet of water.
Didn’t get enough time on the water yesterday so I had to go out again this a.m. for a couple hours or at least that was the excuse given to the much better half ... this time it was in the harbour amongst the freighters and out towards the Bell Buoy where there was a little bit of Howe Sound outflow action. Managed to box one about 9lbs and lost another about the same size to Whiskers within 4 feet of the boat ... tried to yard the salmon out of the bugger’s mouth but the skinny g hook gave way.
Nice work and thanks for the reports, Teja Still at least a week before I van get the boat off the docks but I was on the Coast Friday to Saturday mid day and saw 2 boats off grace bouncing around like mad due to the outflows. Apparently it was nasty in Howe sound this morning too. Week after this and I hope to to have some value to add here too. In the meantime keep those reports coming!
First order of business is replacing those hooks on Gibbs spoons when you open the package!
Love how every post people are complaing and seeing excessive seals. Why doesn’t dfo limit the seals to one hatchery marked fish a day..
I saw a beautiful slingshot at a local shop this weekend
Was out yesterday morning. Launched at Mcdonald beach tried to cross over to Bowen and it was really blowing out of the sound. Had to turn around and was full pucker retreating to the harbour. Fished the Harbour to the bell for a few hours dragging skinny g's off the bottom. 3 undersized and a flounder lol. Seals were ballsy and trying to snatch the fish right at the boat. Managed to release them successfully unscathed by the sea dogs. Turned out to be a beautiful afternoon. Need to find a keeper next trip
herring spawn should be happening soon so more legal fish should be around
It was a stunning morning for a couple hours fishing on the west side of Bowen. I think the fish gods rewarded me as it was going to be the last time out until early April. Two extremely red springs ... an 11lb and a 9lb on bottom with skinny g’s.
A couple beauty Puget Sound hatchery fish!
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