Victoria 2014 Reports

Discussion in '2014 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by porcupine, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. zed

    zed Member

    Fished out of Esquimalt Anglers 11:30-2:30. Slower than a couple weeks ago but the fish seem a bit bigger. Spoons worked best for us. Sure blew up for an hour or so, otherwise it was pretty nice.
  2. NautiGirl

    NautiGirl Well-Known Member

    Launched at Esq and headed away from the fleet and the seals towards the lagoons. Dropped 2 traps and trolled with the tide to Witty's Lagoon, then return trip. 10-2pm largest fish by the lagoon around 6-7lbs sealed, but let him chew it off to get the gear back. No more seals after that, but picked up another half dozen 3-4lbs with various glow/haze/chair hootchies in 120-180ft bouncing bottom. Gravel pit, Albert head, and Witty's Lagoon all had some action. Kept one for dinner with the crabs.
  3. Tsquared

    Tsquared Well-Known Member

    Out yakkin in front of Esquimalt lagoon from 1-4 for nada.
    Didn't hear too much on the radio either.
  4. Papajames

    Papajames Member

    Out with my godson all day. He just passed his boating license so I suspect that my boat driving days are done. Lost at least 10, released 5, kept 4. 6lb 7lb 7lb 10lb. No seals. Saw most boats catching and keeping fish. Fishing off Saxe and MacCaulay. Fished the bottom in 150' to 170'. Want to know what we were using catch the fish trailing my white flasher and bloody nose teaser for anchovy. Hoochy and spoon worked well also.
  5. Lap Dance

    Lap Dance Member

    Had the pleasure of spending some R&D time on the water yesterday to find a few fish here and there (Clover to Flagpole with a few little ones in the harbour mouth). Had a beauty of a day with Trevor from No Bananas. Unfortunately the seals got the better of us many a salmon but the beer and strongbow was cold. Today is last day for the The Local Salmon Superbowl signup. Tix are available at Outfitters and for those interested, there are 19 boats paid as of the time of this thread. The weather will be epic, fishing be fun, beer ice cold and food to fill our bellies!
  6. boogieman

    boogieman Member

    Out this morning on the water front, beauty day, pretty much summer out there. Got 4 fish to the boat, brightest about 8. 150-200. Green glow gear

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  7. chris73

    chris73 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for taking me along today, kayladog! It was a fantastic day just out in front with plenty action up to about 1 PM. Lots of little springs but we found a nice 10# beside a couple 5 pounders. Warm, sunny, the lightest wind - man, tell that someone from Winnipeg or Regina - it's end of January!!!! Bait and hardware worked, bait seemed to attract a little more quantity while hardware caught the quality today. Thanks again!



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  8. calmsea

    calmsea Well-Known Member

    We trolled in front of Macauley and the Harbour mouth today and found some keepers too. No real size to them though. Can't beat the weather though! Lucky, no seal incident either even though there were a few around.
  9. kayladog

    kayladog Active Member

    Yes it was a beauty day out there. Feel sorry for easterners...NOT! lol. We only saw a couple seals off Esquimalt, but there were lots of boats in the area so less chance of getting singled out. Sounds like the farther east you go towards waterfront/clover pt guys are getting sealed more.
  10. A73

    A73 Member

    On the flats 11:30-1:30 nothing for me. Someone at the ramp said they saw one salmon brought in. Still got 4 crabs for dinner.
  11. BigBen

    BigBen Member

    Out from 1 till 3 on waterfront. Clover to Mcaughly. Not a bite.
  12. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Pretty quiet on this thread, did anybody make it out on the weekend ?
  13. Kildonan

    Kildonan Well-Known Member

    Life keeps getting in the way of going fishing. Oh woe is me. :-(
  14. Bugs

    Bugs Active Member

    One small one (5lb) off the OB flats on Saturday. The other 2 boats out that we heard about were after hali and each got 1
  15. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Good to hear , thanks for the report.
    was it lumpy out there ?
  16. boogieman

    boogieman Member

    Went out saturday as well, waterfront, deep!! Really bumpy most of the time, saw one other boat, we kept 1 5#, and released a couple others, 1 to a seal who took it on bottom, then came all the way to the surface. Got the gear back at least.
  17. Bugs

    Bugs Active Member

    The guys who were out in the morning said it was super nasty. By the time we were out there in the afternoon it was fine, but with a cold wind. We were ont the flats and I would not have wanted to be outside discovery, it looked white out there

  18. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Looks ugly for quite a while as the "pineapple express" brings SE wind and rain for at least a week :(
  19. saltydawg

    saltydawg Well-Known Member

    Thats okay. I,m thinking that this gives the winter springs a chance to get all fat and lazy while the wind blows.
    I,m going to give them a nice surprise wed or thursday
  20. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Seals were hungry yesterday, lost 2 out of 3 fish to them.
    Managed a 10lb hatch with one large herring in it.
    overall, pretty slow.

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