Nanaimo - Spring / Summer 2014

Discussion in '2014 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by Sculpin, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    I thought we should start a new thread as it is spring and the fishing should pick up any week now.

    Can we make this one a sticky please?
  2. Admin

    Admin Admin Staff Member

    Thread is now sticky.
  3. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    Wish i had a sticky
  4. Big Green Machine

    Big Green Machine Well-Known Member

    I agree, being lumped in with the Ukee dukes is not really accurate is it? It's like Kitty being lumped in with CR or Nanaimo. Lots of variation in dem dare parts.
  5. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    Heard a couple of decent reports. I going to try to get out one evening this week to test out the new transducer and hopefully put something in the boat:).
  6. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    YES you should.. I can personally help you oversee the operation..:cool: out for a rip are ya
  7. vanisland

    vanisland Member

    Hoping to get out as well this week as the weather is looking nice! Now I just have to put my kicker head, valves, intake etc back together lol
  8. Shwappin

    Shwappin New Member

    Hi All,
    New the Qualicum area, seeking advice on two counts: kings and prawns. Any tips for lures, depth, location between Hornby, Lasqueti and Ballenas Isles much appreciated!
    Went out yesterday; great calm day, but skunked. Fellow fisher said to look for 200-300' trenches around NW Lasqueti, using green/white/black/glowing hoochies. Hope to
    try there Saturday.
  9. Jlewis

    Jlewis Member

    [​IMG] good way to knock that east coast skunk off your boat !!!
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  10. Mighty Sylvan

    Mighty Sylvan Active Member

    So it begins. Beauty.
  11. Derby

    Derby Crew Member

    that is called a nice start :)
  12. Jlewis

    Jlewis Member

    But then come in to the table at brechin to all undersized crab come on a 4 inch crab really next time I'm crabbing I'm gonna keep a carapace and pin it up at the launch to show a LEGAL crab and also pretty sure your supposed to keep the carapace until your at your place of residence
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  13. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Yup I have seen the undersized crabs in the gut box a few times now at breccin, what a joke crabbing is good right now no need to poach...not even a bite for me yesterday but I forgot my bait in the freezer at home, care to let us know the secret weapon there Jlewis?, in other news I think my prawning gear is starting to pay off :)
  14. Jlewis

    Jlewis Member

    Anchovy for me where abouts were you fishin yesterday Jeff
  15. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    we were off of brickyards about a couple miles out, not even a sniff, tried spoons n hootchies.. 062.jpg landed on a few jumbo prawns anyway .. probably go out again sunday and leave the prawngear at home and concentrate on the salmon...gotta get the skunk off my Islander..
  16. Jlewis

    Jlewis Member

    That's a great pull I'll keep my eyes open for the ss fugly you can bet I'll be out there lol
  17. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    haha you bet..Fugly is hard to miss... quite a few boats out yesterday not to many hoisting nets.. what did that slab weigh? and what channel on the vhf you using?
  18. Jlewis

    Jlewis Member

    17lbs and we are usually on 88 boat name "just one more "
  19. Fish Assassin

    Fish Assassin Crew Member

    Let's all go prawn area 17 prawning looks great.......
  20. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Really three sets to get a few prawns.. I would hardly call it great... My Bauers just make it look good...trying to put a few in the freezer so I can rack the traps n be done with prawning for the year. might try Tent island off of Thetis if you really want some good prawning.. area 17 is bellow average at best.. but you can read the picture however you want FA.. they are just bugs, the ocean is full of them.

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