O-FISH-ALL 2014 Vancouver, Howe Sound, Sunshine Coast Reports Thread!

Discussion in '2014 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by fishin_magician, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. fishabout

    fishabout New Member

    Thanks for the advice so far! its good to have some new stuff to try this weekend! Oh and T&T is worryingly cheap for chicken... just over a buck for a full bait bag.. maybe thats why the crabs are staying clear.
  2. Revenge

    Revenge Well-Known Member

    More traps is always good to. We put out six at a time (3 people)so it doesnt take long to limit out. Set them at different depths till you find the happy place.
    Super store has cheap chicken also ($2 a pac necks and backs)
  3. Springling

    Springling Member

    I've been crabbing on the west van shore line with a few keepers hear and there but not many. Any suggestions as to where to drop them?
  4. Revenge

    Revenge Well-Known Member

    Across the other side of the bay!
  5. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    SHHHHH!!!!! :p
  6. Springling

    Springling Member

    Haha k thanks
  7. Revenge

    Revenge Well-Known Member

    lol sorry its a big area and its not were "I" go so ???:D The crab we got were in around Barnet/Belcarra area . Ok i gave up my secret spot so dont tell any one :)
  8. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member


    I am not going to say what has a definite effect.....but posting up crabbing/prawning spots on a forum where anyone with a computer can see is something I would do with caution. ;)

    I know English Bay is no secret (nor is Belcarra)....but there are areas within those "general areas noted above" that certainly do seem to produce better than others. ;)
  9. Peahead

    Peahead Well-Known Member

    Yes and just a reminder to members here that there may be only 60-90 of us showing on here at any one time on average but there are often 3 times as many guests reading as well ....which of those, many are non-members just taking info only.
  10. Bait&Sea

    Bait&Sea Active Member

    Agreed, and I believe floats and boat traffic is definitely increasing in the local spots
  11. fishin_magician

    fishin_magician Well-Known Member

    Most of the fish are caught in 90-120 feet of water.

    8 oz, cut plug on a 8 foot leader, 45-55 pulls. stay within 10 feet of the bottom.

    You can mooch winters out of there if you can crawl at 1-1.5 mph. ...the fish move...and that's the way it used to be done.
  12. Revenge

    Revenge Well-Known Member

    Oh ok didnt think i was letting the cat out of the bag lol. Oh and Sunday we saw one other boat where we were and they had there trap stollen .... at least i think thats what they were trying to tell me :confused:
  13. Springling

    Springling Member

    I wasn't expecting a specific spot from anyone. But thank you
  14. fishabout

    fishabout New Member

    Hey Revenge, that may have been me? I found the trap in the end.... note to self, always use GPS.
  15. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    And weight-always weight your traps.
  16. jig-55

    jig-55 Member

    What depth are the crabs and prawns around this time of year.
  17. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    prons --225-300.. crabs are 30' to 120'.. just gotta find em.
  18. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

  19. Peahead

    Peahead Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tincan - I have sent in a request that I have permission to shoot this presentation using digital video and have audio mic on the presenter so hopefully they will allow.
  20. capt hook

    capt hook Well-Known Member

    Does anyone really believe the dfo will pay attention to a scientist?
    hell , they dont even listen to the results and suggestion of the multi million dollar Cohen Commission.
    DFO and Harper and Norweigen dollars are only thing they listen to

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