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Discussion in '2015 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by barrie, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Kildonan

    Kildonan Well-Known Member

    That's a dandy. I haven't had a 30+ in a few years and the last one came from Sheringham.
     
  2. chinook

    chinook Member

    Mmmmmmm,saw the same thing. no one with fish on ? Must have been a mysterious fog fish.
     
  3. sammyslabber

    sammyslabber Active Member

    Buddy had posted 2 today on Faceplant;17 & 22 lbs...yahoo,they're out there,timing is everything ;)
     
  4. Seagirt

    Seagirt Active Member

    The salmon weren't out there for me in the hour or two I spent trolling and I didn't see any nets out. Lots of bait below 100ft, some of the jellies fouling up the lines, and not many big targets. Fished for salmon (when the current was too strong to anchor) but focused on halibut today. My buddy kept one of the sharks caught and we filleted it, interesting to see the anatomy. HUGE eggs. He's going to let me know how the flesh tastes. I'm a snob and I'll stick to halibut for now, but I'm curious enough to try it sometime, as long as I don't have to waste two litres of milk soaking the fillets to rid them of urea.
     
  5. MacDuff

    MacDuff Member

    After picking my way through the biblical fog this morning did a few runs from secretary to and from the trap with zero action except a rockfish which became an eagle's brunch. reeled in, and ran up to otter. after a few hours there landed a pink and later a hatchery spring (8 lbs) both between 120 and 150 on the bottom on a #3 gibbs tri-colour spoon (white, pink and green) and on the slack. bait produced nothing. did not see another net out, despite the numbers, although a charter group went home smiling with their 3 good sized smileys. Was not expecting a pink this early but there was no mistaking its identity upon closer examination (and once filleted).
     
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  6. wolf

    wolf Well-Known Member

    There is fish there went out last 2 days first day hit 4 only landed 1 yesterday hit 5 got 2 so odds are increasing LOL found them in deeper water today im out again for 2 days ill post what i see . we have stronger floods coming in good in 4 days im sure it will pick up...

    Good luck Wolf
     
  7. Xena

    Xena Active Member

    Hey Wolf,

    Glad you are back, I enjoy your posts too. Keep them coming! Xena
     
  8. Halibut-face

    Halibut-face Member

    Out west 6-10 today. 2 wild, 2 hatch springs. 7-12lbs deep. 3 out of 4 came off the bottom using a small squirt and 22" short leader. Had a double header at one point of bigger summer fish on bait but lost both- guessing they were in the high teens. Decent action for 4 hrs of fishing.
     
  9. Englishman

    Englishman Well-Known Member

    Set out with two new batteries today following last week’s escapade. Fished 7:00 until 1:00pm. Possession point, Bluffs, down to trailer park and back. Had one big hit at 8:30 am at 56’ on anchovy off the Bluffs. Felt a decent fish, pulled for 30 seconds and then was gone. That was it for the day. Not been a lucky spell for us – 4 blanks out of the last 5 trips including two “no hitters” to use the baseball terminology. LOL:) (From HF's post above looks like we gotta go west!!)

    Cannot complain about the weather though. Felt like a late July day – amazing stuff for early June - , until wind picked up in late morning. However, even that seemed to be declining as we came in.
     
  10. fordzilla

    fordzilla Member

    I was out last weekend, 8am - 5pm, trolled from otter point to just past Sherringham, had 2 REALLY GOOD hits, one likely in the 30's and the other high teens to low 20's. both at 80', long leader green glow teaser, green flasher. lost them both :( then had another one (same gear) landed it, and it was a small pink. Also had 2 other little springs (like 12") we reeled in and let go.
    Mid week last week, went out in the afternoon for a few hours, was kinda snotty there so only went around secretary. Dropped the gear on one side (again green gear listed above) and before I had a chance to go drop the second line the first was going off. Had a REALLY BIG hit, was likely high 30's if not bigger, played for about 10mins, and then lost him :( Put the gear back down and within 10mins had another hit, got it up right beside the boat, played the 3 stooges game by myself, just about to net him and lost him. Guess I am a little rusty as this is the first real fishing I have done in over 10 years. was pretty exciting though!
     
  11. seadna

    seadna Well-Known Member

    Sounds like good fun but I'm not sure I have the highly developed skill you have to estimate the size of the fish from the hit. ;-)
     
  12. Theb55

    Theb55 Active Member

    There is still a slot isn't there? If so, 30+ lbs would be well into release so you were probably doing yourself and the fish a good deed by not handling it.
     
  13. Fisherman Rob

    Fisherman Rob Well-Known Member

    Perhaps, but where's the sport in that?!. And in my experience, every hit is REALLY GOOD. ;)
     
  14. fordzilla

    fordzilla Member

    You mean you have no idea how big a fish is as it peels out line and your playing it for 10mins? Maybe I am out to lunch, but I can tell the difference between how a 30+ fights from a 15lb er. But what do I know?
     
  15. fordzilla

    fordzilla Member

    Ya very true. And it was damn fun tho!
     
  16. wolf

    wolf Well-Known Member

    I hear the lunch bell calling ....
     
  17. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    We are going to be Zone 2 guys. Not sure if it begins this weekend or Father's Day weekend, but confirmed today!!!
     
  18. fordzilla

    fordzilla Member

    What's zone 2 mean please?
     
  19. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    You will be able to retain I wild with no upper slot size in areas 19 & 20
     
  20. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Can you retain a big hatch as second fish or will it be "one over one under" again ?
     

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