2019 Victoria and Oak Bay Reports

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  1. Mozart

    Mozart Member

    Fished from 11:30 to 4:30. Good tide and calm out there. Fished 200’ two rods with herring two with salmon belly. No love for Hali. Got one skate and a dogfish.
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  2. Roberth

    Roberth Active Member

    Fished the 325 ft mudflats (east of Race Rocks) for halibut Thursday to Saturday last week. Limited out all three days by noon. 11 halibut in three trips. All fish but one was around 20 lb. the other was 114 cm.
    Octopus for bait
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  3. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    we have been fishing in our usual Oak Bay spots in 200 to 300 ft. and it's been scratchy.
    4 halibut in about 10 trips since opening day.
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  4. Wheels

    Wheels New Member

    Out today with good morning tides and wind. managed one bite, a 7.5lb within the first hour then nothing. Still great.
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  5. bottom feeder

    bottom feeder Active Member

    Out for hali with my buddy today , great day on water - thats it !! great tides - no love for us !! we usually fish deep but been skunked our first 2 trips so we went to about 200 feet 1 good hit and that was it !!! slow start this year for us !! oak bay -octopus not a lot caught today by other boats either !! strangely enough . no dogs !! Wanted to go out tomorrow but buddy has to stay home and clean wife s toes Lol !!!!!
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  6. halimark

    halimark Well-Known Member

    No hali love for us today. Seamed to have vacated my spot, time to go looking again. None registered in at Pedder at 2 when we spoke to creel survey guy. Nice calm wet day today, maybe a bit bumpier tomorrow if BWD is correct.

  7. bottom feeder

    bottom feeder Active Member

    know that feeling !!!!! worries me a little bit when everybody seems to be doing poorly this year
  8. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    From the reports happy I did a salmon trip on Friday. Beauty day and good action all morning. Finished early after 3 hours, kept a six fish limit, released a couple and lost 4 more. All on spoons in 110-120 ft of water. Lots of bait on sounder and all fish were stuffed with med to large sandlance.
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  9. Rayvon

    Rayvon Well-Known Member

    Picked up a 112 cm. Friday morning at current change.
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  10. Slabbedout

    Slabbedout Active Member

    What areas where you fishing ?

    Constance seems to be holding a good number of fish lately. I have not tried oak bay this year though and thought I should soon .
  11. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    It was Constance
  12. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    Fished halibut out Border (Coyote Bank) Bank way Friday and got skunked.
    300', herring and salmon belly.
    Was hoping to give a more positive hali report after the weekend, but the rotten weather kept us off the water.
    Anyone know if the halibut long liners have got their gear out this year?
  13. bottom feeder

    bottom feeder Active Member

    they were setting it on friday south east side of constance- running east to west
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
  14. paguy

    paguy Well-Known Member

    Tribes are long lining this side also.
  15. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    I wish the long liner halibut fishers a dog fish on every hook!!!
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  16. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    Chinook Salmon retention fishing closed right now eh.
    "Non retention April 1 thru July 31"
    Hook and release only...What a joke.
    fishing closures april 1 2019.jpg
  17. barkerfam

    barkerfam Well-Known Member

    Not on the official app. Seems like fishing is still open.
  18. ryanb

    ryanb Well-Known Member

    Until they actually publish the fishery notice, it remains open.
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  19. Silver Streak

    Silver Streak Member


    The east side wharves and ramp will be closed to install new wharves starting Wednesday April 17 followed by closure of the west side next week. One side will remain open at all times to accomodate the few boats that will likely be launched due to the new chinook non-retention regulations now in effect. Your membership and launch fees have paid for these nine (9) new wharf sections at a cost of approximately $220,000. Jenkins Marine has built and is installing the new wharves. The Esquimalt Anglers' Association has taken over twenty years to accumulate the necessary funds to replace the aging wharves. This is being accomplished without any grant monies or Esquimalt Municipality assistance. The EAA wish to thank everyone for their patience while this project is being completed.
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  20. advTHXance

    advTHXance Well-Known Member

    Oh no, my heart cant take any more closures!
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