2019 Vancouver-Howe Sound-Sechelt Reports Thread

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

  1. A-a-Ron

    A-a-Ron Member

    I would say a combo of 2015 being a good spring year, and the fact the commercial sector was shut down. Rec closures would have a minimal effect but likely some. IMHO, as they say...
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  2. A-a-Ron

    A-a-Ron Member

    Not what I need to hear. My boss (who produces my paycheque) and my boss (who produced my children) can be hard to convince of this.
  3. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Well-Known Member

    Got 2 fish yesterday day at the t10 on plugs again. Was supposed to take a buddy today but he bailed last minute as he was depressed from his ex keeping his kid away from him. I couldn't convince him so I went to work today instead.
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  4. Chasin' Dreams

    Chasin' Dreams Well-Known Member

  5. Bben

    Bben Member

    Took the words out of my mouth. I’m sure DFO would say yes, but seems to me the closure was apparently pretty unnecessary.
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  6. Bben

    Bben Member

    See ya out there!
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  7. AB3

    AB3 Member

    Fished N. Arm today 08:30-11:15 with only one hit that ended up being a decent sized pink. Caught on skinny g at 75'.
    This was my first fishing trip for springs out there. It took me a few tries to figure out the sockeye fishing last year, so hopefully next time will be better!
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  8. Bben

    Bben Member

    Your boss fishes more than Rain City. He’ll understand. Lol.
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  9. Killeraye

    Killeraye Active Member

    What’s the wind and waves like out there today?
    Wife can’t do waves!
  10. seatosky

    seatosky Well-Known Member

    Lumpy, small white caps
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  11. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    Amazing morning at t10. Hits on all depths from 70-110. 85 ft seems to be out magic number
    Salted anchovies on all 4 rods was out ticket
    Boxed 5 chinook, biggest was 22.5lbs
  12. seatosky

    seatosky Well-Known Member

    Tides are ripping. Only seen 2 nets out so far.
  13. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Ya , like these fish have been here since May and June ....Dont think so. DFO doesnt know Chit when it comes to the actual return dates its obvious
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  14. Dragos

    Dragos New Member

    Where do you guys launch to get to the Sand Heads? Is it safe to take my 16 ft Aluminum with a 70 hp motor out that way?
  15. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

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  16. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Well-Known Member

    PM @fishin solo he's really helpful with things like this
  17. seatosky

    seatosky Well-Known Member

    Ended up boxing 3 at T10. 20’ to 70’, 300’ of water.

    Punches in bunches with long lags between. Guessing many fish went up the river at the high tide.
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  18. prodjsaig

    prodjsaig Member

    Fished gower yesterday 15lbs spring at high tide rigger at 50’ in 80-100 water. I would head over to sandheads but i would need to bring someone to make it feasable. Not many seals over here but the fishing is a little more challenging patience wise.



    After a good day yesterday today was very slow but i stook with it and slow trolled for a spring further out. There were a few seals where i was aiming for but went to 300’ of water at 135 on the rigger pink hootchie l. I thought i lost it the fish actually swam over to the boat and then put up quite a fight. 15 lbs i think.

    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019
  19. Killeraye

    Killeraye Active Member

    Made it out to fish the North Arm area yesterday evening with the wife and daughter 5:00 till 8. Thanks for the conditions report Seatosky. Wife was a trooper. But it didn’t help not having any action for the first hour and a half besides shakers and tangles then only a pink came aboard. Thought it was my karma for complaining about too many springs the day before! Another dead half hour goes by so I check the tides for high slack and it is now. I tell them it’s coming. Soon after my daughter loses a spring that spat the hook. She was bummed but I said that’s ok at least they’re biting now. Only problem was we were out of bait now except for the few used ones I’d saved from changing out. I put them down. They worked. Soon after that she gets another good spring on but loses it to a snapped line after a fight. Didn’t loosen the drag. That’s ok. Got the line back down. Bam. Double header shit show. I’m sure everyone around could hear the girls screaming and yelling. Long story a little shorter, the daughter battered her reeling hand, the wife bashed her head with the net and we lost one when the lines crossed in close. Lesson learned. Bring them in one at a time and maybe use a gaff?
    We boxed this 18. Reused chovie at 50 feet in around 200 feet of water.
    B5E32C3D-DC6C-4390-9850-60426975A8B0.jpeg Good times
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019
  20. Funkmania

    Funkmania New Member

    Hi guys, heading out to sandheads and t10 tomorrow. Never been and newish to fishing. Pls forgive the silly question, but what are the best tides for fishing there?

    Excited to get in on the action and will post a report!

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