2020 Comox Valley-Comox Harbour, Kitty Coleman, Cape Lazo, Denman & Hornby Islands

Discussion in '2020 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SFBC, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. SFBC

    SFBC Admin Staff Member

    Post your 2020 fishing reports here!
     
  2. GLG

    GLG Well-Known Member

  3. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    Got out yesterday during a lull in the hurricanes we have been having. Looking for prawns--not springs. Got a couple of nice meals for a short set. But as I was sorting them and releasing the berried females and small ones, I got the full attention of about a dozen Stellars sealions. Basically I found I was chumming them right to my boat. I dont think very many released prawns made it to the bottom before I realized what was happening. So much for conservation-- to the lions its just a snack bar ! I ran over half a mile before I got far enough away from the boogers to safely drop the rest of the unwanted prawns.
     
  4. Bugs

    Bugs Active Member

    Anyone else been noticing a change in behaviour of the sea lions. Last three trips out north and south of Denman this winter have resulted in fairly intense interactions with sealions. In two cases a juvenile Stellar repeatedly surfaced at high speed within about 5 m of the boat, just clipping the surface each time. On one occasion I was just heading out... and the animal followed with the boat on the step, repeatedly porpoising in the wake. On Tuesday off comox bar a group of larger male Californias started playing around the boat. I had my head down squatting down in the boat and looked up to see one in a full porpoise jump at eye level no more than 5 m away... heading straight for me and fully airborne with teeth bared.... it was enough to make me get to my feet. I just find it strange as I have spent a lot of time on the water and never had interactions quite like that before... but I am new to winter boating around comox
     
  5. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    It will get worse as more herring move in Bugs. So far not that many in Baynes Sound. But that will change. No point in trying to do much more than jig herring when you are surrounded by 20-50 lions. And they are not intimidated by boats. Seiners and gillnetters are dinner bells and sports boat are something that seems to catch their curiosity.
     
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  6. Sangstercraft

    Sangstercraft Well-Known Member

    I havne't noticed a change in behavior, but I have noticed a massive increase in sealions in the SOG. I heard it was because of a collapse in sardines in California so they moved up. Soon the Great White sharks will be cruising around :)
     
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  7. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    Maybe our Southern Residents will develop a taste for Great Whites and stop eating Chinook!
     
  8. RBL

    RBL Active Member

    Great whites like eating seals
     
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  9. nicnat

    nicnat Active Member

    we just need to train the resident orcas to eat the sea lions too, that would just solve so many problems lol.
     
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  10. Fish Camp

    Fish Camp Well-Known Member

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  11. Bugs

    Bugs Active Member

    Any recent reports (from those who braved the weather?) South to Kitty or North to CR tomorrow? Looks like a nice day.
     
  12. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    Bugs-- Out today for a 4 hrs to keep the rust to a minimum. Total of 4 boats off Kitty. Fished the bottom at the hump.. WOW !!! two 12" lingcod. Didnt see anyone else waving a net. Two other boats fishing off Lazo in the 200 ft zone...... I was hoping to see a couple of schools of herring staging-- nope.
     
  13. mayday

    mayday Active Member

    i was one of the lazo boats - 2 small shakers and 1 about 40cms or so.
    Lots of botanical bits in the tide line - hit one with a loud enough thunk i was checking for water! One of the few times i was wishing for aluminum :)
     
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  14. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    Lambert Channel has large schools of herring right now. Need bait ? Or rollumups ? Go get them
     
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  15. Mozart

    Mozart Member

    Hello do you you just cast off from beach from denman island or needs a boat?
    Thank you
     
  16. big rock

    big rock Active Member

    There is lots of herring at point homes. Saw one guy casting from shore didn’t notice he caught any but I’m sure he did.
     
  17. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    N
    Need a boat and its over now anyway....
     
  18. Mozart

    Mozart Member

    Okay thank you for the reply. May be next year
     
  19. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    Out yesterday..No fish as there is a heavy plankton bloom along a large portion of the Island shore. Downrigger lines and fishing lines looked like rope after a short time on the water.
     
  20. Phil my boat

    Phil my boat Active Member

    Got out to Kitty Coleman hump today. Great day on the water but no fish for me. Not even a bite. Still lots of plankton in the water, making a mess of all lines.
     
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