Halibut with Wolf May 1st Oak Bay 2016

Discussion in '2016 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by Dogbreath, May 16, 2016.

  1. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    A tad late with this my camera was lost for a bit.

    Oak Bay BC Marina



    Obligatory blaze-of-sunrise shots


    Lovely neighbourhood


    Not much for Crabs today


    Common scene thereabouts


    It was a long slow morning staring @ this- waiting, waiting, waiting

    Dogfish aka Squalus Acanthias not what we were after

    Finally in the bottom of the last inning.....






    Hippoglossus Stenolepis-spelled d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s
  2. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member



    More Cheek!

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    A fraction of what I had to process the next day for long term freezing
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  3. Time

    Time Active Member

    Loverly, looked like a perfect day topped off by a good catch.
    Thanks for sharing.
  4. vanisland

    vanisland Member

    Wow that's got to be the biggest report/advertisement iv'e seen on here so far!
  5. codfather

    codfather Active Member

    If you bleed the halibut when it's alive by cutting the gills on both sides your fillets will be snow white. All the blood in-between the meat and carcass will be gone and no blood lines thru the meat. I bleed all my Ling, Haly's and Yellow Eye ASAP for best quality.
  6. Looks like a great time! I've been hoping to get down there to try fishing out of SVI. Thanks for sharing Carl.

    GIVE ME A BREAK! How is this an advertisement or report! He's just sharing his experience, with some great pics. Jealousy will get you nowhere!!!!
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  7. noluck

    noluck Active Member

    haters will be haters, give your head a shake vanisland
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  8. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    Roy is one of the good guys.
    He and Profisher give a lot of helpful advice, especially from the Sooke area.
    They both get slagged from time to time, but that should come as no surprise.
    I know Roy bleeds his halibut...not sure what happened in the photo.
    I general cut thru the back bone and bleed them from that perspective.
    Could never find a real active blood vessel when cutting the gills?
    AND almost forgot Englishman...LOVE HIS REPORTS.....he is the most honest fisherman reporting on this forum!
    Last edited: May 17, 2016
  9. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    hmmmmm , does this follow the legal transportation of your catch requirments ..... sorry but just wondering . Oh ya nice catch !
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  10. Old Seadog

    Old Seadog Active Member

    Good looking fish there dogbreath....now I just need to catch one. Also liked all the Pic's.
  11. wolf

    wolf Well-Known Member

    Like he said bottom of 9th inning fish last rod out,,,, as i had to go play a ball game bleed it as much as i could by cutting the gills , as for any other comments whatever...... it was a GREAT day to be fishing with dogbreath once again we have so much fun and thats what it is all about.....
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  12. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Yes it does I never took a pic of the filet with the fin & tail attached because we were in something of a hurry and Roy really did have somewhere urgent to go after the charter finished-a baseball game as mentioned.
  13. SpringFever552

    SpringFever552 Well-Known Member

    Looks like an all round great day on the water..
    Bonus was a Hali like that
  14. walleyes

    walleyes Well-Known Member

    Top notch report, top notch pics.

    Wish it was me out there man.
  15. Englishman

    Englishman Well-Known Member

    Thx for the compliment Fogged In. I've not posted on Sooke thread since mid-April as I am on a camping/fishing trip across Southern BC to visit with my daughter in Calgary. As for a report - biggest fish so far is a 4lb Lake Trout from Mahood Lake (near 100 mile) and a 2lb rainbow (on the fly with 3lb tippet) from Mitten Lake near Golden.:)

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