Sidney Reports 2015

Discussion in '2015 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by 4bouys, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball Active Member

    Kind of a crappy fishing report but...
    Was out yesterday. Trolled Powder Wharf and Coal Island at the tide changes-no luck. Jigged zero rock and Wain rock-no luck.
    Last week. Trolled Pender Bluffs-no luck.
    All boats in the area-no luck as we didn't see any nets or action amongst us.
    On a better note-cleaned up on crab both days at the spit.
    As I live on the Peninsula, I would love to be able to go out fishing off Sidney and come home with a fish, but it seems the catching part of the fishing is getting less each year out of Sidney.
    I am very open to suggestions from those that are successful each time they go out in Sidney. PM me if you wish.
    Maybe I am missing something, but have quite a few fishing years under my belt, and can't seem to make it happen like I do out in Sooke, Oak Bay, Constance area.
    Details I am interested in from a seasoned Sidney "catcher". Leader lengths, colors, flashers, lures, depth of tackle, depth of water, and locations for this time of year.
    Thanks all for your posts.
    Tight lines.
  2. Arjento

    Arjento Active Member

    Went out yesterday with the kids and wife; first time for them in the boat. No fish seen or caught around hambley point, crabbing down by the dock end of james island road no legals or males :( spent nearly an hour searching for our traps they were in 65 feet of water and 100 feet of line yet the egg floats were under water man that was crazy. All of in all nice weather kids had a great time and all is good. I think sidney will definitely be on the preferred locations this summer with the kids. Does anyone know if th pinks go through sidney?
  3. mhbradley

    mhbradley Well-Known Member

    can't speak to the pinks, but the coho will run by Pender in October.
  4. Xena

    Xena Active Member

    IMG_0147.jpg Fished Sidney on Monday. Tried hali fishing for a couple of hours, nothing. Then moved on to salmon fishing around the Powder Wharf. Nothing again. Decided to go up to Coal Island. Trolled around for 45 minutes, too many weeds and decided to go with the ebb towards Sidney Island. I was down at 100 ft in 115 ft of water. I had a fish on, it took off and then nothing. I dragged this guy up and we boated him quickly as my 30 pound test could only last so long! 122cm, 48 pounds. I have had a dry spell, 8 months and 8 days since my last fish, boy, was it worth it!! Xena
  5. Time

    Time Well-Known Member

    Worth the wait. Great fish.
    Well done.
  6. Xena

    Xena Active Member

    Thanks! quite the thrill............Xena
  7. Cannonball

    Cannonball Active Member

    Congrats Xena! That will help fill the freezer!
  8. 4bouys

    4bouys Member

    Awesome fish, Xena - especially on that gear!

    I trolled Powder Wharf and Coal Island for a few hours on the weekend. Nothing but a rock fish. Interesting that there are good salmon reports out of the northern gulf islands but not much down Sidney way.
  9. Fins -n- Skins

    Fins -n- Skins Well-Known Member

    Fished Hamley Yesterday.. No love for me but still lots of bait thereā€¦
  10. Hoochiebob

    Hoochiebob Well-Known Member

    Lots of bait around sidney/ Darcy Island area before low tide. Marked lots of balls with larger fish underneath. Still no love. Was a sea trial for me though so didn't work it as hard as I could.
    Love the new chirp sonar, so much more below you than you think.
  11. Englishman

    Englishman Well-Known Member


    Took a look at the Sydney thread as discussed at the coho clip event today. That is an astonishing fish to get on the troll!! Absolutely terrific. And well deserved after that wait......

    (The only hali I have ever caught trolling weighed a puny 11lbs....LOL)
  12. Xena

    Xena Active Member

    Thanks Englishman! yes, quite a fish, a couple of runs, I was using the old Peetz small reel so I got a good knuckle buster too! We sure enjoyed the coho clip event. It was great to talk to a few of the guys, I know their handle, now I have a face to the name! Tight Lines my friend, Zee
  13. sachehache

    sachehache Member

    Fished the powder wharf after work today in the tinner. My buddy caught this hatch spring jigging with a Macdeep! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1432103017.795404.jpg
  14. ziggy

    ziggy Well-Known Member

    Nice catch. We fished Powder Wharf and Hambley earlier in the day and not a sniff. Current was strong off Hambley and tons of weeds and kelp. Nice day on the water though.
  15. hambone

    hambone Well-Known Member

    No love jigging the powder wharf for a couple hours this morning. A few needlefish around though....
  16. Xena

    Xena Active Member

    A friend told me that I should post regardless of my results. No love for me either. Jigged at powder wharf, then headed to Coal Island for some trolling. Released a lovely Ling, only 45cms. One bonus,4 keeper crab off the Spit, great lunch!! Zee
  17. 4bouys

    4bouys Member

    Sunday, May 24 - Trolled Hambley w 3 other boats 3:00 - 6:00. Not a nibble. Talked to a guy who got an 18 off the Spit on Saturday, a few halibut being cleaned. I assume things are pretty slow around Sidney since there are few reports?
  18. Chumbawumba

    Chumbawumba Member

    Tried Wain Rock and Satellite channel for a three hours yesterday, dragged up a 20lb Hali but other than that no nibbles. Pulled gear and ripped over to Sidney channel and powder wharf for another hrs. and nothing.
  19. Andrew P

    Andrew P Well-Known Member

    Some may disagree, but pulling up a 20lb Hali there is pretty darn impressive! Nice surprise even if not the target.
  20. fshnfnatic

    fshnfnatic Well-Known Member

    Agreed^^ Fishing those waters all my life and only heard of a handful of hali caught over the years.Your a lucky man
    there Chumbawumba!

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