Pender Bluffs

Discussion in '2015 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by Weinstein, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. mhbradley

    mhbradley Active Member

    Last year we hit fish on the first weekend in November off the bluffs - quite a bit of action. That being said, things do change and there has been a lot of rain this past week :)
     
  2. kaelc

    kaelc Well-Known Member

    We set the traps at Sidney spit as it is on our way out and back in. As we get into winter Bedwell harbour should start to recover and some good size males will start surviving a few days without being caught.
     
  3. SSIREELACTION

    SSIREELACTION Member

    was out yesterday not a sniff maybe the rain pushed those fish out.?
     
  4. Rum Buddies

    Rum Buddies Active Member

    gotta think with all this rain anything milling about made a b-line for their rivers -- heard last week was very good though.
     
  5. mhbradley

    mhbradley Active Member

    No action for us either.

    Pod of porpoise, but no salmon.
     
  6. kaelc

    kaelc Well-Known Member

    Any winter springs off pender or near by? Fished off of Moreby today and one little coho, no other bites.
     
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  7. kaelc

    kaelc Well-Known Member

    Fished Pender bluffs for a little while soaking some traps. Great day of sun and no bites.
     
  8. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    Fished off fairfax the other day and had decent action, including a nice 10 lb spring that we boxed. A few small shakers as well that were let go. Was going to fish pender bluffs as well but didn't have time.
     
  9. cyborg

    cyborg New Member

    So for my first post... thought I would ask if there is any place along or near the bluffs where it's worthwhile setting a couple of prawn traps. I'm a former flatlander who is relatively new to salt water fishing. I've been spending some time burning fuel around Pender Island in search of salmon. Caught a few fish there and hope to be back to the bluffs in May. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  10. carpeweekend

    carpeweekend Active Member

    The commercial guys set right in front of the bluffs during the Spring. They are usually about 300 - 400 yards offshore when they set. I have tried with not much success. Be aware of some real strong tides off the bluffs so use lots of weight in your trap.
     
  11. cyborg

    cyborg New Member

    Thanks.
    I'll have to figure out how much weight to use.... and what the best bait is. I have 2 folding traps that were given to me by a local commercial guy. They got wound up in his gear because they weren't set with enough weight!
    I'm going to head to the boat show this week and see what sort of deal I can get on a pot puller. If I'm paying $500 a pound for salmon, why not get some prawns too....
     
  12. vancity16

    vancity16 New Member

    anything going on at the Bluffs these days?
     
  13. Flatlander

    Flatlander Member

    Have been out the last 2 days for short scouts ,not marking any bait , no birds ,no seals, pretty quiet. Fairfax was quiet as well.
     
  14. TenMile

    TenMile Well-Known Member

    Going to be out that way this weekend and if the stars align will give the bluffs a try for my first time.
     
  15. Canso

    Canso Well-Known Member

    Nice on Vancouver side. Nasty on thrasher side. Bow dips while trolling. But still fishable. No fish yet :)
     
  16. TenMile

    TenMile Well-Known Member

    Didn't get the chance to fish the bluffs this weekend. However, hiked to the top and got a photo of someone who did fish it :)

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  17. Harps

    Harps Member

    Not sure you missed out on much, other than being on the water which is always nice.
    Spent the weekend on Saltspring with the Family and managed to fish Sat and Sun afternoon for a few hours.
    Not even a nibble.
    Did see a Grey whale and some Orca's on Sunday, you can never get tired of that.
     
  18. Flatlander

    Flatlander Member

    Out today between 11 and 2 ,marked some bait,but no bites. Had the traps down for soak took home a 1/2 bucket of prawns. Hopefully they start showing up soon as last week has been pretty slow.
     
  19. High Time

    High Time Active Member

    First time out this year on Sunday morning and picked up a 13 lb. white in the first hour 8:00AM . 110 ft. on the rigger,running a 4.0 coyote naked. Happy camper....:cool:
     
  20. mhbradley

    mhbradley Active Member

    Wow - well played!

    Right off the bluffs or in deeper water?
     

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