2020 Vancouver-Howe Sound-Sechelt Reports Thread

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

  1. Bben

    Bben Member

    Epic indeed. What gear were you running? I’m curious but it sounds like anything with a hook would do. Lol. Nice work. .
     
  2. Benham99

    Benham99 Member

    Yeah ...... everything worked. Flashers were Bon Chovy and I think the other is called green onion. White hoochie ..... Army Truck hoochie ...... Bon Chovy spoon ....... Cookies and Cream spoon and another spoon that the name escapes me (Edit:looked it up .. it was a Herring Aid) were gear we used. I'm pretty sure anything would have got a hit yesterday.
     
  3. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    In past we used to catch Coho in early June off entrance island that where I would be trying
     
  4. sweettjim

    sweettjim Active Member

    ive caught keeper coho last couple years off roger Curtis and wolcombe around this time of the year
     
  5. ReelFun

    ReelFun Member

    Any hints on the area you dropped your traps?
     
  6. hippaisland

    hippaisland Well-Known Member

    No one in their right mind will give away crab/prawn/ling/hali holes. Guys/gals spend lot of time finding them to begin with in many cases. Get some good bait (save your fish carcasses if you’ve got the freezer space) and try some different areas. It’s always rewarding when you try your own spots away from the usual spots that get carpet bombed. 50-100’ is a good place to start depending on where your dropping. Crabs move pretty quick check them after 2 hours, no love, move em!
     
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  7. ReelFun

    ReelFun Member

    Hah, okay, definitely acknowledged. I was a bit resistant to ask in the first place. I definitely didn't expect gps coordinates, maybe a tip on general area. I'm more than happy to keep putting in the work, we've been getting a few keepers every time we are out, just seems like our spots are drying up a bit..

    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  8. Viking

    Viking Well-Known Member

    The mile markers to the bell bouy would be a place to look.
     
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  9. getbent

    getbent Well-Known Member

    Those are a little out of the norm I would think with the yellow tail...
     
  10. adanac

    adanac Well-Known Member

    had a few more on Sunday, could be a sign that the rockfish population is rebounding
     
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  11. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Just north of the south arm in 86 feet of water, can't miss lots of traps in the area and a very good spot. Also, just south of the north arm in about 69 feet of water.... You won't be disappointed but watch out lots of thieves travel these areas. Use Chicken it really works for me with a few prawn pellets and anchovies luker oil ... Good luck !
     
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  12. Paravoffka

    Paravoffka Member

    You're talking about crabs not prans, right? I do crabbing in White Rock, but deraming about catching prawns.
     
  13. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Yup Crabs, oh well maybe help someone else then, tight lines
     
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  14. Dixsea

    Dixsea Active Member

    Fished south side of porlier yesterday down along Galiano. Followed the 130 ft countour and it was on fire. One side we fished 4” cop car and the other side 3” herring aide. 10 to the boat including this beauty. 349AE3F3-F6D6-4F20-9F8F-9567F600B490.jpeg
     
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  15. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    nice fish Dixsea, yup looks like another we made that we SHOULD have the right to keep but , let it go hopefully the seals don't get it !
     
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  16. capman

    capman Member

    Very nice fish Dixsea. It's a shame we can't keep even one hatchery fish.
     
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  17. Tinny

    Tinny Well-Known Member

    A shame and a dereliction of duty by DFO.

    Anyways - back to the reports. Went over to Thrasher today. Released three legal sized chinooks along with a half dozen undersized. Tried for a Ling, but no luck today. Had seven undersized lings to the boat but the big boys were either not there or hunkering down with the tides. Was hard to fish (jigging and trolling) as the current was really fast. Ran into a few of those yellow tail rockfish mentioned earlier. First time for me seeing them. 7 legal crabs at North Arm.
     
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  18. Jordan330

    Jordan330 New Member

    Went to thrasher today as well. Hooked into 23 fish total, in depths of 300ft to 600ft of water. Riggers anywhere between 70ft and 300ft was getting them. Also got 2 nice ling, great day!
     
  19. Dixsea

    Dixsea Active Member

    Fished south side of porlier yesterday down along Gabriola. Followed the 130 ft count our and it was on fire. One side we fished 4” cop car and the other side 3” herring aide. 10 to the boat including this beauty. View attachment 53537
    Quick pic and he swam away like a champ!
     
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  20. Gungho

    Gungho Member

    Okay Dixsea, two pics
    now you're just bragging and I'm so envious ;)
     
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