Port McNeill/ Telegragh cove

Discussion in '2017 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by ExFlyGuy, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Thunder21

    Thunder21 Active Member

    Any updates? Heading up Tuesday or wed for a few days . Got a cabin rented at telegraph .
  2. Capt_Ed

    Capt_Ed Active Member

    Not that many boats here yet, just got here myself. A few fish every day, tomorrow will be my first day out
  3. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

    Heading up tomorrow for a month. Will report.
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  4. bolts15

    bolts15 New Member

    We are heading up July 30 for a week staying at the drift inn on Ella point. It would be great to meet some of guys on the forum if you're around. We are in a Campion explorer 602. Looking forward to your reports.
  5. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

    I have a 2101 Striper - Finntastic.
  6. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

    Day 1 - very, very slow. Fished Donegal to Lizard - quite a few boats, including several Sunds Lodge boats - no joy and didn't see more than a couple of nets. Only one fish back at the cleaning table this evening. From the folks who have been here for awhile, seems to be a bit of a pulse fishery. Good one day and SFA the next. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day, as today was the SFA.
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  7. Scavenger

    Scavenger Member

    Anyone know if Alder bay got the slips and break water set up
  8. SpringFever552

    SpringFever552 Well-Known Member

    Your up there in beautiful waters for a mth..

    I'd be picking my days and trailering over to put in at Coal Harbour to fish out off Winter Harbour once and awhile or run/trailer to Hardy and head North up around top of Island..
  9. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

    Slips yes, breakwater, not so much. Expecting to have to pull my boat if a south east wind of any significance comes up.
  10. robertg

    robertg Member

    Just finished our first day at telegraph cove fished baronet, double bay and then donegal not a thing, going to try lizard point tomorrow morning
  11. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

    Guy at the cleaning table this afternoon got a couple of 20+ springs at Bold Head this afternoon. We got a couple of smaller springs at Lizard yesterday afternoon. 100' on the rigger in 140' of water. Anchovies. Fishing seems to be better than last year, but not what I would consider great. On the positive side, the weather and water conditions have been very good. Bit of fog for a few hours this morning, but typical for this time of year. Burned off by about 10:30.
  12. tidal shot

    tidal shot Active Member

    Hey Bigbruce , we will be there this Friday for a few weeks!! We should keep in touch, my boat is a black Striper "SHELBY" maybe we could coordinate if a guy starts hooking up in a spot, we will be running on channel 5.
  13. papalorge

    papalorge Member

    Can someone please pm me a spot or 2 or even just the name of an inlet to try for prawns. I only make it up there every two years so don't worry about me depleting the population.

    And NO, Beaver cove is not a good option lol
  14. Old Blue

    Old Blue Active Member

    Get the navionics app and search out potential spots....not many people give out prawning areas that produce but you may get lucky
  15. Capt_Ed

    Capt_Ed Active Member

    Just heading out for our 4th day at Telegraph, fishing has been OK but not great. Have 4 Springs and 1 nice coho in the freezer. Nothing over 20 yet but lots of summer yet to com. Almost have all the bugs worked out of the new boat and am liking it alot.
  16. Thunder21

    Thunder21 Active Member

    I got to telegraph yesterday am around 830. Fuelled the boat up and went over and fished just north of donegal for a couple hours and Picked up a decent spring around 12 lbs. Went out again at about 630 to the same spot and picked up another 3 springs around the same size . 10 to 12 lbs . The fish were packed with anchovies but all the fish were caught on hootchies. Blue and silver caught 3 of 4 .
  17. BigFish51

    BigFish51 New Member

    I'm headed up to TC on Saturday. 10 days of fun with the family, I can't wait. My local friends have been catching fish at all the usual spots. Anchovies and no bananas have been the better options so far for them. Some nice fish and some days not so good, but hay, it's fishing. The worst day fishing is better than the best day doing anything else! Good luck to all of you out there and remember, you can't catch a salmon sitting on your sofa! Tight lines!!!!!!!!!!
  18. Thunder21

    Thunder21 Active Member

    We slept in this am and made it out around 11. Fished through the noon tide change until about 2 . Picked up a 27, 25 and a 15 all just after slack . Just north of donegal with hootchies .
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  19. Capt_Ed

    Capt_Ed Active Member

    great job Thunder, hope my wife doesn't read this, she's still wondering why we have to leave the dock by 5am when the first fish doesn't usually bite till 7am. Any chance you would share which hoochie color.
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  20. Thunder21

    Thunder21 Active Member

    Ya we've had most our luck on a blue and silver hootchie. We fished lastnight and got another 15 lb. this am we went out for the same tide and had less luck but still picked up a smaller spring on a white confetti hootchie.

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