2020 Vancouver-Howe Sound-Sechelt Reports Thread

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

  1. max-p

    max-p Member

    Fished S bowen this morning. Released 2 wild ho's in the first 20 min, was a bit rufffff, pulled the plug and went for a cruise up in How sound.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2020 at 6:25 PM
  2. pescador

    pescador Well-Known Member

    Sept 1 can’t come fast enough. Can you imagine landing a nice 22 lb Spring this last week in this awesome weather off the QA? We can only hope for a repeat of last years awesome Sept/Oct fishing.
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  3. A1winder

    A1winder New Member

    Started at Pink apartments around 9:30 put an hour in with no results and nothing on the horizon. Moved to Pt Atkinson just before low slack. Saw a couple of nets out - like 2. Then the wind came up - called it a day. Nada for me.
  4. Mo

    Mo New Member

    Heya , am miss reading something
    Area 29-3-5,8. Open till aug 31st ?
    Thanks M
  5. Skins88

    Skins88 Active Member

    No. You just need to read further.
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  6. Mo

    Mo New Member

    Oh crap I found it, so much for sandheads tomorrow
  7. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    It doesn’t open until September 1st?

    Boy, the options sure are limited!
  8. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    Sandheads, t10,north arm, bell, south Bowen. West van

    all closed till sep 1 for chinook

    There basically is no van chinook fishery left
  9. Bad Habit

    Bad Habit Member

    No love from the ho's today off south Bowen, or Gower for me. But I'm curious to y every yacht has to plow up the coast 200ft from shore,
  10. ab1752

    ab1752 Well-Known Member

    Cates Park if you're in north van. Its 20 bucks and includes parking for the day. The ramp is easily accessible at all tides.
  11. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Drives me nuts. Gotta save that fuel I guess.
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  12. Howesoundhound

    Howesoundhound New Member

    Fished off west van today from 3 to 5. One bite but didnt land it. Very slow though I saw one other boat net something. Still cant figure out where to fish off West Van.

    Moved to south Bowen and starting an hour before tide change, got 3 bites almost immediately, including a double header - from 50 (hoochie) and 70 feet (bait). Landed and released 1 undersized chinook (hatch) and 1 barely legal Coho. An hour later, got another small one off CRC, released again. Basically, no keepers all day.
  13. prodjsaig

    prodjsaig Active Member

    You are not allowed to keep chinook there. West van should be good you can keep 1 chinook at the shoreline.
  14. Fishing?

    Fishing? Member

    You can keep them if you fish the Chilliwack and Vedder rivers though, weird come September we can keep 1 in the salt, but they can keep 4 in a confined fresh water fish trap. Isn't that counter productive?

    Management measures - Chinook salmon:
    Effective July 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020:
    - The daily limit for Chinook salmon is one (1) per day.
    Effective September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
    - The daily limit for Chinook salmon is four (4) per day, only two over 62 cm.
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  15. Tugcapitan

    Tugcapitan Well-Known Member

    Crossed the strait yesterday morning with Jason @bonchovy on his 25’ Grady. Forecast SE 5-15 was more like sustained 15 almost all day. Challenging conditions to fish with only a handful of guide boats and a few other rec guys. Got a beauty right away, only to be riggered by the neighbouring boat. Oh well, it might have had to have been released anyways with the slot!?
    My Dad is over 80, and he and my bro and I were lucky to release and keep some springs. Fun stuff! An incidental catch was a 20lb Ling by the tail!! Can’t wait for fish and chips tonight :)
    Highlight was my 8 year old son soloing his first chinook into the boat on a knuckle buster. Great video and pics, he was so pumped. The other boat beside us cheered as Jason netted it which really made it so cool. Memories for a lifetime!
    Springs were found pretty deep and were closer to 10 than 20 pounds.
  16. prodjsaig

    prodjsaig Active Member

    Heading out on Tuesday to all the regular spots. The key with coho is faster trolling which means I have to use my main only have a 6hp kicker. Have a chartreuse spatter hootchie, white glow hootchie, no bananas spoon and a cop car spoon. Will try running the spoon naked on one side and going to rely on the hootchies. 7km/hr minimum and will be trying everything zig zagging with the current and all that. Gower point may be too far off but well see. I unfortunately had 3 prawn traps stolen so Im a little pissed have to baby sit those there are some shady characters in our fishing area.
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  17. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    The other day I just threw one of the mains in gear and ran the kicker for steering. Worked great.
  18. Benham99

    Benham99 Member

    Hit Grande to Entrance today ...... got my 11 year old nephew into his first fish ..... a 7 pound spring. He also caught a 6 pound hatch coho. Needless to say he was ecstatic with the experience ... grin from ear to ear for the entire trip which makes me super happy considering I had bought him a fishing rod for his birthday a couple years back and him and his dad have had no luck fishing the No.2 road pier which had him pretty dismayed with the idea of fishing. I was impressed with his iron guts too because I thought for sure he would be puking in short order with the chop we were fishing in. On a side note ...... we had problems with the inboard heading back to Ladysmith .... had to shut it down just as we passed by SilvaBay ..... a shout out to the couple in kayaks that came over to offer assistance if we needed a distress call made on their VHF. They noticed us trying to get the kicker started and thought we were having troubles doing so. We did get it started and had a nice long ride back to Ladysmith to end the day ... thankfully it was very calm by then. In any event ... just want to recognize all others on the water that go out of their way to offer assistance to perfect strangers on the water if needed.
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  19. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Glad you made it home safe.
    What depths were you finding them at?
  20. Benham99

    Benham99 Member

    Rain City ....... riggers at 80 and 120 with all hits in 100 to 200 water depth. Including the two we kept ....... we had 11 fish to the boat. A mix of undersize chinooks and wild coho. Irish Cream spoons and green onion flasher.
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