Discussion in '2019 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SFBC, Jan 1, 2019.
Dam nice work @Teja!. I'll be out Wednesday. Thx for the hot report. Can't wait!
2019 has been the year of the skunk so far, but had some beauty days to make up for it. Spent some quality time around Grace today. No fish to show for it but it was sunny and the mountains looked great. Wasn’t marking much on the sonar. Might try west side of Bowen tomorrow morning to see if the fish gods will smile.
Heading out to Howe Sound. Will report soon.
Spent some time at tunstall yesterday morning, then made the move back to the harbour. No fish to show for our efforts, didn’t even really mark much action on the sounder either. Tried the typical spoons, anchovy with glow teaser heads and white hoochies, couldn’t convince any to take a bite. Went home with about 160 prawns as consolation though, and enjoyed a beautiful day on the water. Good luck out there!
Fished the harbour yesterday morning. Lost one to the seal right at the boat that looked like a legal size fish. Hooked another small one close to the bell. No banana spoon and flasher combo at the bottom. Good haul of large crabs for a 2 hour soak. When we were dropping our traps, Had a short encounter with a chap who was accusing me of pulling his trap earlier b/c he had an empty cage. WTF!
All in all a nice day out on the water. Seals are definitely becoming a major problem.
I started at the falls yesterday morning nothing tried grace nothing moved to Tunstall ended up getting a beauty 11 lb feeder in the first five minutes after that nothing ended up geeting 110 prawns as well
Bowen sucks. Don't do it . Especially close to bottom in 200 ft of water .
Slow so far. Flat calm and sunny.
Update : Ended up boxing 1, lost 2. Glow flashers and glow 3” spoons at 240’/220’ on the riggers. 375’ of water. Poor prawn numbers. Slow day but great to enjoy the killer weather.
Wow, what a difference a day makes. Saturday was skunktown for me but today was fast and furious. Worked Bowen in the 145-185 range and I lost count of fish to the boat by 11. Skinny G Herring Aid was top of the menu. None of them were *quite* big enough to keep but were really close to legal and made for great action all morning. Had the first double header of the year which is always entertaining when running solo. Also picked up a few bottom fish and got to use the Seaqualizer for the first time. Feel a lot better fishing near the bottom when I can re-pressurize them quickly back down to 150'. Wrapped up the day doing a marine assist for a family dead in the water. All in all a fantastic day on the water.
Picked up a chunky 14 today in the harbor at 160 ft.
One more thing worth mentioning. Got my DR caught up in someones prawn trap on the south side of bowen. The person was using FLOATING line and no line weights that I could tell. Along with tiny floats like for a crab trap. There was a serious discussion about either pulling or cutting the lines as they were a hazard with over 100 feet floating on the surface. I'm sure everyone here knows better. But for f sake.. a line weight is cheap.
In the end we untangled and let there stuff be...
Get the name on the float? If no name and number isn't it the right thing to pull or cut it? Ideally it has a phone number and name, in which case you could give them a "ring" to inform them of the issue? I did this (floating rope) by accident a couple of years ago and got a call from a, let's just say not too happy chap who reamed me out. I apologized emphatically and assured him I'd never do it again and as promised, I've never let it happen again!
2 unders 1 65cm in the box. Tunstall
What depth you at today?
All fish 148
Outfitter skinny g
Update. Moved to bell. Had a keeper on. Feed snuffy the outfitter spoon and of course the fish lol
where is the falls? cheers.
West side of Bowen-small spot/short tack good place to check out-if nothing's hitting then move on.
Gonna poke around the hump this weekend, a little early but I have an itch to do something rather than drag bottom all day . Had good early results there last year , will report back
Anyone out? 2 little guys in the Harbour so far
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