Dog fish near Vancouver

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by Dragos, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Dragos

    Dragos New Member

    Good day everyone
    My dad is stuck here due to travel restrictions to the old country. He is an avid fisherman and I would love to give him the opportunity to brag about catching something such exotic like a “ shark “ when he sees his friends
    I do have a boat ( 23 ft Striper) and the fishing gear. I don’t have the “ know-how” ( location, baits, technique). If it’s not a big secret I would really appreciate any advice to put me in right direction and make my old man proud and happy
    Thank you in advance
  2. adanac

    adanac Well-Known Member

    Anywhere in the harbour deeper than 60’ , any weight, herring , anchovy , heavy or steel leader , you are in buisness. Or cross the strait for a lingcod
  3. Should be able to find them most anywhere. Drop a baited hook down near the bottom
    Yup that about sums it up. Any bait not moving too fast. If you haven't caught them before watch out for the spine, they really like to twist up and try to impale you or break off the line once they wrap it all around themselves.
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  4. Dragos

    Dragos New Member

    Thank you
    No , I haven’t caught any yet and I really appreciate the safety advice. Do I find a spot and I anchor there or do I let the boat drift?
    Much appreciated
  5. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    One day we were bored after setting some traps off the north arm so went into 50 feet of water put a salmon spoon down near the bottom and just drifted. Just left it in the rod holder dangling.

    Was about 5 mins before a dogfish hit it
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  6. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    If you have a comfy kicker setup or don't mind being at the helm then yah a slow troll will cover more ground and give you more action. Slow though like 2mph. Straight off the North arm in 80'-100' should do the trick.
  7. adanac

    adanac Well-Known Member

    Drift anywhere in the general area off ambelside
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  8. Reeltime

    Reeltime Well-Known Member

    You want sharks one after the other Kitsilano beach area in that bay... croc spoon and bacon light rods bounce off the bottom, drift or hang ... your
    pops with have a blast like the kids i take there, odd mini halibut
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2020
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  9. prodjsaig

    prodjsaig Active Member

    Some mud sharks get huge I remember fishing off gambier new brighton in a boat as a teenager. my buddy and I got this mud shark that was absolutely massive and was bashing its head against the side of the boat and eventually snapped the line and we were using wire leader. so could of been knot fatigue. Hooked a few off the QA buoy last summer. so shouldnt be too hard you can troll with herring in a teaser head and flasher or just cut them into pieces and bottom bounce.

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