2020 Victoria and Oak Bay Reports

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

  1. 777

    777 Member

    Yeah it was Friday. Between say 10 am and 5 pm.
     
  2. fishinforever

    fishinforever Active Member

    Did you check the tides?
     
  3. 777

    777 Member

    They were moving...I know. 2 knots max I think. I added a couple 2 lb. Balls to each, but I haven't dealt with tides and prawn traps before. Anyways, followed the tide path Murray's tables had, binos for hours. there's just so much water. Saw a couple big metal barges move over the area, but I assume it's my operator error.
     
  4. 2xeagle16

    2xeagle16 Active Member

    I always worry about the big ships going in and out of Victoria and Esquimalt Harbour – it’s just not worth the risk of having a ship run over you’re trap floats. Prawning has never been that productive for me.
     
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  5. eroyd

    eroyd Well-Known Member

    Tides were brutal out near Discovery. Stronger than I expected. I lost a trap out there a few months ago. If I do it again I will use a small anchor.
     
  6. 777

    777 Member

    Yeah totally. We tried anchoring near zero rock and couldn't get our gear down,
     
  7. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised anyone would try anchoring in these massive currents.
     
  8. bottom feeder

    bottom feeder Active Member

    i might be wrong but the tides last week were not for hali s !!!! maybe just the turn if you are really experienced !! but seemed way too hot !!!! let me know please
     
  9. eroyd

    eroyd Well-Known Member

    Small anchor on the trap. Not the boat. Suicide trying to anchor a boat in these tides.
     
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  10. ryanb

    ryanb Well-Known Member

    Good tides for anchoring for Hali are good tides for dropping prawn traps in high current areas like everywhere off Victoria...and vice versa.
     
  11. Jacob's Ladder

    Jacob's Ladder Active Member

    Where is there good prawning
    near the waterfront?
    Depth?
    Type of bottom. Eg mud, sand, rock etc?

    Thanks. JL
     
  12. Original

    Original Well-Known Member

    Straight out To 250, ft stay out of the shipping lanes, have min 10lbs weight, 300ft sinkable rope & biggest float you have.Do that on the incoming flood on days with less than 2knots. If anything it will push your trap closer to Vic.
    I had 1 prawn one day but 60 on another day with 2 hr soaks.
     

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  13. Jacob's Ladder

    Jacob's Ladder Active Member

    Rodger that. thanks for the info.
     
  14. Original

    Original Well-Known Member

    Of course you realize I now get 10% of the plunder
     
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  15. Jacob's Ladder

    Jacob's Ladder Active Member

    I will give you 50% of my “plunder”. I will keep the tails and you can have the heads.o_O
     
  16. eroyd

    eroyd Well-Known Member

    Oak Bay was kind of slow for jigging today. Just one Spring, a few rockfsh and two scallops. Good news is that someone has fastened some old tires to those nasty exposed bolts at the Cattle point ramp.
     
  17. fishinforever

    fishinforever Active Member

    Nice! Was thinking about oak bay this morning, should be game on. Will be back in the marina after May long
     
  18. Rayvon

    Rayvon Well-Known Member

    Picked up a 45 Lb.-120 cm. halibut today,back at dock by 8:30.Missed the rain too.
     
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  19. mbowers

    mbowers Active Member

    I noticed that the deepest / last tire was installed with white letters up versus black side up for the others so you can tell which tire is the last one. Seems to me like someone was thinking. Guess we'll soon see how visible the white letters remain after a some marine growth.
     
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  20. chris73

    chris73 Well-Known Member

    Ok, this is a bit different but very interesting (I think): let's see who of you is a fish whisperer and has the 6th sense: what is this and guess from where?

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