Sidney Reports 2015

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

  1. Rum Buddies

    Rum Buddies Well-Known Member

    Pulling a halibut from that area is pretty damn rare, first I've EVER heard of halibut in that area. Spill the beans, where did find it?
  2. Chumbawumba

    Chumbawumba Member

    Coming around the corner from wain into satellite. I thought I was hung up on someone's trap so didn't think much of it until the trap started fighting back. About 120-145 feet of water.
  3. NautiGirl

    NautiGirl Well-Known Member

    I have heard the area around the rocks down the channel toward Piers Island have some small hali that lurk there. Just stay out of the way of the ferry and prepare to ride the traffic waves.
  4. Andrew P

    Andrew P Well-Known Member

    It was pretty windy on the Vic waterfront so I took my boys out to Sidney on Saturday for a picnic on the spit and a bit of a fish. We dropped the lines beforehand for a couple of hours in Sidney Channel. After an hour and a half without a bite I was thinking it was time to head for the picnic. Was giving it another few minutes when the pin popped, I grabbed the rod and it was a good one. Jasper yells and I look over to see the other rod going. Double header was on! I put the first rod in the holder to attend to the other rod and make sure it was out of the clip.....adjusted drag and back into the holder and back to the original rod. That turned out to be the right call and played a beautiful 23lb red spring to the net and in the boat. The other fish was still pounding away. Luckily the wind had really picked up at this point which had pushed the boat and kept some pressure on the rod. This one was about a 10lb hatch which I released beside the boat since we already had plenty of meat to take home. Both fish caught on sandlance spoons behind Peetz flashers. 30" leader for both. Then we had a great picnic on the spit. Thanks to the fellow angler that helped me retrieve my boat that was drifting quite quickly towards an anchored yacht in the wind after I forgot to tie the anchor rope to the cleat! Oops! Took home 4 nice dungees for dinner too! Great day!

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  5. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    No wonder look at how close that lure matched the bait..Great job Andrew.
  6. Pursuit

    Pursuit Active Member

    Fished Fairfax Point through the ebb yesterday - nada - it was a wasteland out there: no birds, no feed, nothing showing on the fish finder. Hope these big tides move some fish in.
  7. Big Green Machine

    Big Green Machine Well-Known Member

    What a great story, great photos too!
  8. markustyson

    markustyson Member

    Was out this morning from 5:30 - 9:30. Trolled the Powder Wharf and landed a 15 pound Spring on a green/silver Coho Killer following a Purple Haze flasher. Caught at 76 in 110 ft just south of the wharf and 6am. No more bites but a beauty day! Only two other boats out there but don't know if they caught.
  9. Xena

    Xena Active Member

    Great report, I hope to find his brother on Sunday! Xena
  10. Arjento

    Arjento Active Member

    Gotta be some reports from fairfax or hambley good or bad???
  11. I hit a couple fish over the weekend - wasn't red hot but I got one each day. Pt fairfax.
  12. Cannonball

    Cannonball Active Member

    UPDATE: Fished Coal, Fairfax and Hamley on 2 different days this week. Hamley had the most fish on the sounder. Landed one at Hamley at the tide change. Guys at Coal in a Grady said they got one in the boat there. A ThunderJet at Fairfax said they had one in the boat there.
  13. hambone

    hambone Well-Known Member

    Caught a mid teen jigging this afternoon, lost another and watched one follow my jig right to the surface.

    Nothing on the troll.

    Red can and surrounding area. Needlefish everywhere.
  14. Arjento

    Arjento Active Member

    Yup nailed three got one in around powder wharf. Double header was too much to handle with two tiny kids in the boat. None the less great day best company ever my kids amd the wife notta to complain about. Tight lines all
  15. hambone

    hambone Well-Known Member

    Jigged up another teen this morning. Got bored but was convinced there was more fish so towed some plugs and hit one in short order on a uv 602.
  16. Hillier420

    Hillier420 Member

    Where were you jigging?? Thanks
  17. sachehache

    sachehache Member

    Jigged up this nice guy after work this evening in the Tinner. Just off James Island about 50ft from shore. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435382469.139386.jpg
  18. Max and 99

    Max and 99 New Member

    Max loves jigging.....finally

    Aimed for the slack at around 5pm and went to Coal Island, no luck there. Moved on to the Powder Wharf. After an hour I had only dogfish, and 99 had only baby sole, and a bullhead. Not optimistic, since it is always 99's idea to mooch. Never before caught a salmon jigging, but yesterday caught 2 in the course of 15 minutes. One 15lb, one 8lb, both red hatchery springs. First two-fish day since starting fishing over a year ago! 99 says to mention that I used a green-back stinger, 3oz, fish caught in 50-60 ft depth, right at the bottom.

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  19. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    That's the second biggest pair of jigged up Chinooks I've ever seen. Good thinking Max. Did you use your shoe phone to find the spot?
  20. Pursuit

    Pursuit Active Member

    Where are all the Sidney fishermen? What's going on, has everyone sold their boats?

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