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. ryanb

    ryanb Active Member

    Lots of sea lions out there the last two times I've been, you'll never win a tug of war with one of those.
  2. capt hook

    capt hook Well-Known Member

    a couple well placed grains of lead is needed !
  3. Crow

    Crow Active Member

    Out to the hump at the crack of noon fished until 4:30. Late start for first day of the season. Didn't notice any keepers being netted. Released a couple of undersized. Brought up quite a few small pollock when changing gear. I thought there was nothing on the lines which made me wonder how long I was trolling them around. At least the weather gods were decent.
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  4. Teja

    Teja Well-Known Member

    Definitely some fish out at the Hump this a.m. Had 5 good fish on and boated my 2nd shortly before 9 a.m. Hits were on Skinny G's between 105 ft and 130 ft on the rigger running with the wind on a fast troll. image.jpeg
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  5. salmon slayer

    salmon slayer Member

    Went out to the hump today and fished in the lump out there. Managed to net a 10 pounder as well as a hatchery coho. Also release 2 undersized. Crabbing was also good.

    On a side note, when does the commie crabbing season open?
  6. Old Blue

    Old Blue Active Member

    Early June after prawn season closes for them
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  7. wishiniwasfishin1

    wishiniwasfishin1 Well-Known Member

    The hump april 22 2016.jpg We were out last night at the Hump and got this guys at 90' on an Irish cream coyote. Great night spent in Howe Sound. Fished this am but the combination of a late night and lumpy water sent us home.
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  8. Tightlines22

    Tightlines22 Well-Known Member

    No luck for Springs on our last few tries at the Hump. Just one little Blueback!

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  9. GWT75

    GWT75 Active Member

    Hole in the Wall yesterday, picked up a 12lber right after midday slack. 80ft, homeland security. Anchovies in the belly.
  10. 63stingray

    63stingray Active Member

    Fished the hump for about a hour until the wind made us move lolone keeper and a few little fellas, went to the bell buoy and got one just under and bunch more little guys .
  11. ryanb

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  12. 63stingray

    63stingray Active Member

    Im guesing he ment herring or stickelback!
  13. adanac

    adanac Well-Known Member

    Dont think he meant stickleback or herring, been coming across quite a few massive schools of true anchovies in howe sound / Indian arm so far this year, usually filter feeding right on the surface, easily distinguishable from herring.
  14. 63stingray

    63stingray Active Member

    Nice! I didnt think they're around this time of year.
  15. TheBigGuy

    TheBigGuy Well-Known Member

    My dad told me that there used to be local Anchovies in Indian Arm when he was young. Commercial fishing wiped them out, and the local stocks never recovered. That's great news, if local runs of Anchovies are reestablishing themselves.
  16. CBsqrd

    CBsqrd Active Member

    Our first fish this year from Bell Buoy at the beginning of April had four anchovies in the 4 - 5 inch range in its stomach (and nothing else). Looked like they came right out of the Rhys Davis pack. I was surprised to see them as well, good to see they are making a comeback.
  17. GWT75

    GWT75 Active Member

    Definitely not herring and sure looked like anchovies to me. Could be wrong though - it's happened before!
  18. icthos

    icthos New Member

    Bait pretty scarce out of Horshoe bay on Sat but managed to pick up two reds on trolled chovies. Bait that was showing was largely on the surface.
  19. ryanb

    ryanb Active Member

    Hey, I love learning new things and being wrong, never caught a spring with anchovies in its belly... Cool.
  20. jim morrow

    jim morrow New Member

    Saturday; tried the hump for a while to get 2 undersized. Too rough at 10 am so went to Tunstall bay. Just before 11 am hooked a nice one at 111" on Army Truck hoochie, but lost at the surface when breaking water.
    Sunday; Started at Hutt island and got a 65cm, red flesh, on the first pass on herring. Wind came up so went to horseshoe bay and got 3 on hoochies. I let 2 go and my fish had 5 baits in the stomach. Finally quit at about 2:40 pm. I got another coloured hoochie going, blood and bones.
    I had a fish near the bell buoy in late march with 2 anchovies in it.
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