OFFICIAL 2016 Vancouver-Howe Sound-Sechelt Reports Thread

Discussion in '2016 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by kevind, Apr 7, 2016.

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  1. Bait&Sea

    Bait&Sea Active Member

    3 for 6 before 8am, couple more late morning, the hump most around 90' on rigger. Spoons, chovys.A couple more mid afternoon howe sound. Best day in a long time...
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  2. Eastmon

    Eastmon Active Member

    Dry out there today.
  3. bullyjack

    bullyjack Active Member

    Is the hump the same area as halibut bank?
  4. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    no. go 3 miles directly south from roger curtis (tunstal bay/ SW corner of bowen) look for 450ft depth
    halibut bank is nw from the hump
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  5. Hookin'up

    Hookin'up Well-Known Member

    Look at your charts off the south end of bowen isld approx 3 miles you will see a rise in the ocean floor from 6-700' rising up to 4-500 that area is known as the hump, its just a big area out in the middle of nowhere so to speak lol
  6. CBsqrd

    CBsqrd Active Member

    Went out this evening and fished the Bell to QA and back from 5 - 7 pm running anchovies, spoons and hoochies. Pretty slow. A couple shakers and P-cod but no other action to speak of. Beauty evening to be out on the water though.
  7. bullyjack

    bullyjack Active Member

    Righton, thanks guys! Hopin to get out in the next few weeks, once i fix all the gremlins.......
  8. ZENYO

    ZENYO Active Member

    To ugly for us to go out to the hump so we went to bell on Sunday. 1 in the box (Glow white hoochie), 1 nice one lost at the boat (Anchovy with splatter back Teaser) and 3 undersized... Mostly between 120 and 150.. Great day!
  9. El_Kabong

    El_Kabong Member

    Got the tub in the water today! We faced some lumps to the hump! Didn't get out until 11ish. Only managed a Grisle there though. 115' on a glow spatter back hootchie behind a Lemon Lime. Still need to dial in on that place. We dumped the hump and headed for the Bell.

    Got, a Hatchery Coho in the freighters, Capliano sized. KABONG! In to the ice chest for breakfast tomorrow! It took a Skinny G Homeland Security behind a Bon Chovy... the depth? Sixty-Nine Dude! One more grisle, then I headed home.

    Great day on the Chuck.

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  10. ryanb

    ryanb Active Member

    Put a good 5 hours in at the hump yesterday evening. All we managed was one barely legal and 5 or 6 undersized. Didn't see a single boat with a net out. Where are all the fish?!
  11. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Its to early ..... May and June should be hot on the hump. With all this nice weather it might seem like May or June or even August but its not lol.
    I was out there too, trolled from QA to the Hump only a few schools picked up but nothing in the box for dinner , had to settle for Moose burgers lol !
  12. ryanb

    ryanb Active Member

    Well last spring was my first spring with an ocean boat so that's my comparison. Went out probably 6 times last April and did very well every time out on the hump. Just seems much much slower this year, but maybe this is normal and last year was a hot year.
  13. Eastmon

    Eastmon Active Member

    I got some great reports that the fish are in the water......somewhere.
  14. TheBigGuy

    TheBigGuy Well-Known Member

    Could you be a little more cryptic :)
  15. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Really, so your telling me after fishing this area fir 20 odd years I've been late to the party...Damn! lol
    Good on u, they say "just put your time in and you'll get em" And good luck!
  16. Reeltime

    Reeltime Well-Known Member

    So true for local fishing .. a guide told me once put your time in and you will be rewarded .
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  17. Wooden Shampoo

    Wooden Shampoo New Member

    Got out on Tuesday afternoon, managed to get our limit of nice big dungies. Only fished for about an hour and a half, from the freighters up towards the bell. Had a herring on one side(maybe a bit big for this time of the year) and 3'' homeland on the other side, nothing but a small flounder to the boat.
    Does anybody have a Hummingbird fish finder, how are they? In the market for a new fish finder and just trying to decide on a brand.

  18. wildthing

    wildthing Well-Known Member

    lowrance elite 7" gold now Ti me thinks with a Airmar p66
    will be the best bet dont go to cheap and small as then your better off just going 5" for sonar and an iPad or tablet for chart

    at the hump to day keeper legal on hoochie and a nice 15lber on bait just down over the 100'
    at the midday low

    out tomorrow with a few guests see how things go with the weather and wind
    oh and the kicker got to claim a flasher and the tangled rod .
    flasher lost somewhere on the bottom of the hump
    yellow and lime with a double bead chain and snap
  19. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    i wouldnt recomend a standard horizon plotter, nothing but problems with mine
    and the 12 lb red i caught last sat had a big herring in her belly
  20. Tinny

    Tinny Member

    At the hump today all morning. Lots of action but no luck. Two in the mid teens lost right by the boat , one lost in a tug of war with the biggest seal I've ever seen, and one not quite legal. Plus 8 cods to keep us busy. All on Skinny G's - outfitter and bon chovy.
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