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This morning did not look like a promising day for fishing at all. That being said, I packed up the fishing machine and headed out at 7 am. Rain, rain, rain and more rain. Then the sun broke through the clouds and the day actually became quite nice at about 10 30. Then the good part. Just as I was pondering the possibility of my 17th skunk, my rod on the starboard side started jumping like crazy. I jump up and set the hook and miss it. Just as I am reeling up my bitten in half anhovie, the big chrome bastard must have noticed that there was a white hootchie in close proximity. My rod on the left started bouncing, the tell tale sign of a big fish hooked. I drop my other rod and set the hook and reel like crazy to catch up with him. When I did, he ran in every direction possible, at me, away from me, back at me, passed me, and under me. All while this is happening I am scrambling to get all my gear out of the water so I can net this bad boy. When I finally get him to the boat and net him on the second try, pull him over the side and give the loudest WOOHOO anyone has ever heard, it dawns on me. I won't have to go home tonight and have my girlfriend tell me that it was my 17 th skunk. Instead, we will eat half bbq'd and smoke the other half of my 27 LB RED SPRING!!!!!! WOOHOO!!! :happy: The best day ever!!! :thumbup:
 
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I watched a couple of guys come into the Marina today and pull a 20+ pound salmon out of their boat. The guy that caught it, had one of those BIG smiles on his face.... I love my job, but I hate it when you "guys" come into my work wiht BIG FISH
 

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Just got in......had a couple of shakers; one that we dragged around for awhile. What do those little guys think going after an anchovie almost as big as they are?? :confused:

Had one hit when we were adding another rod on to the rigger....but....I was too slow as he was on for a minute and then......gone.

Lots of boats out there on a nice calm evening, but didn't see much in the way of nets getting wet. We were marking a lot of fish mostly well inside the Bell Buoy but.....Morgan and Pippen are 0 for 2. :wallbash:

 

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scoopy said:
I won't have to go home tonight and have my girlfriend tell me that it was my 17 th skunk. Instead, we will eat half bbq'd and smoke the other half of my 27 LB RED SPRING!!!!!!
Just like the Red Sox.....every good drought must come to an end. :peace:


Now....back to business.....where are the frickin' pictures!! :naughty:
 

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More fish...

Well..I decided to head out to wet the lines for a 3.5 hour fish. Tonight I fished out a 23 lb Red and 3 Jack Springs (I let the jacks go). Gotta love it. :thumbup: Fish in the box on the last 5 consecutive trips out...lovin' it!

Problem was that there were 28 bloody boats on the area royally fouling things up-----there would have been a better result without all the traffic clogging up the water. A few "not so experienced" twits out there tonight seemed to think that trolling perpedicular to everyone is just the way to do it....sorry fellas...but don't fish around so many boats if that's the way you wanna troll. In addition, don't troll on intercept courses and bring your boat within less than 100 feet of other boats particularly in the area we were tonight...it's NOT necessary and...that's just not right!

Before I got out--- a few phone calls to a couple of buddies I had out yielded a low thirties in the box, a couple of other fish but otherwise a few fish hit. While I was out I saw 3 other boats land a fish.

I think there were a couple of hot boats in the fleet tonight putting the fish off.

Shoulda fished a different spot...probably would have had it and all the fish to myself...

8)
 

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Yeah, what was with that perpendicular thing??? Its one thing when you're singlehanding and get off course while adjusting lines, but those guys had 4 -6 folks on the boat. One 14# red in the box for me just before dark and four jacks. I agree w/ you FM, judging by the few fish on perhaps a different spot may be in order... If I can sneak away from work early tomorrow, that's where I'll be.

And scoopy, solid work! I've been feeling for ya the past few weeks... Tight lines for the next trip!
 

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I always think its kinda funny when all the boats concentrate in one area. I started to fish away from the pack and as soon as I did I hit my big fish. I wonder if the fish spook and move to a different spot when 56 lead balls are flying around the area? I will try to fish around the outside of the pack from now on.
 

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I always think its kinda funny when all the boats concentrate in one area. I started to fish away from the pack and as soon as I did I hit my big fish. I wonder if the fish spook and move to a different spot when 56 lead balls are flying around the area? I will try to fish around the outside of the pack from now on.
Not to mention that if you do get a fish on and it's cruising around on the surface 150 ' to one side of your boat, you actually have a chance at bonking it...
 

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fished today cap and pont grey nothing again ,tried white hooch ,chovie ,herring I didnt see anything caught either,can any one tell me how to keep the flashers from getting tangled when fishing two lines per rigger ,I always have trouble I find it very hard to fish four whenI am on my own,,
 

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fished today cap and pont grey nothing again ,tried white hooch ,chovie ,herring I didnt see anything caught either,can any one tell me how to keep the flashers from getting tangled when fishing two lines per rigger ,I always have trouble I find it very hard to fish four whenI am on my own,,
Farny.

Step 1. Run a minimum of 15 foot leads off your release clips. Tighten the drag so that there is not a big belly in the line as the downrigger is lowered.

Step 2. Lower the Cannon balls at a medium speed to 20 feet, slowly and evenly is best. Clip on Release Clip. Put deep rod in the outside rod holder. Make sure you're trolling at a good speed.

Step 3. Run out your 2nd line out a minimum of 15 feet. Attach to release clip. Place Rod in rod holder to the right of the first rod.

Step 4. Lower downrigger to desired depth. Crank down on rods to remove most of the slack on each line so you can see strikes.

Step 5. Repeat on other side. Troll straight. Do not turn while lowering your downriggers. Keep your downriggers at different depths to fish the desired depth range. Do not turn too sharp or "stall" in a turn. Perhaps even speed up slightly as needed to complete a turn and "own" your downrigger balls. Don't take all day to turn. Don't turn on the spot either.

That simple.

Once you get the hang of it, tangles almost NEVER happen.
 
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I hear the Northwest side of Anvil Island is hot this time of year. :peace:
I work at Sunset Marina in West Van, Anvil island is HOT, but so is everywhere up that way. Everyday at least a dozen boats back & forth between Sunset & Bowen, Keats, Anvil islands. Word on the docks is between 50 & 200ft on Anchovies or Green hootchie. Lots of fishermen launching everyday from our ramp.
 

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I hear the Northwest side of Anvil Island is hot this time of year. :peace:
I work at Sunset Marina in West Van, Anvil island is HOT, but so is everywhere up that way. Everyday at least a dozen boats back & forth between Sunset & Bowen, Keats, Anvil islands. Word on the docks is between 50 & 200ft on Anchovies or Green hootchie. Lots of fishermen launching everyday from our ramp.
Hot for what?! White Springs? Going up the Squamish? According to the latest Sewell's Reports there's nothing significant going on.

At this time of year there hasn't been a whole lot of anything for many years now...

Care to elaborate?

BTW..any of the 40 plus boats fishing Pt. Grey/Spanish Banks area have anything to report tonight? The guides were all whining about there not being anything. Let's see...160 rods fishing less than 2 square miles of water....wondering if someone managed to snag anything of significance in that GONG SHOW?!

I had fun and decided to skip that mess ---enjoyed a BBQ and a couple of :beerchug:
 

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i was out today fm. not a lot to report. five shakers and 1 small flounder when i bounced the bottom.
lots of boats didnt see one fish being played. talked to salmon assesment guy at vanier launch. he said he'd seen one fish brought in today and it was a 17 lb. white from the pink apartments. waters got that red look to it again. dont know if that affects fishing.
 

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fishinmagician said:
DeepSix said:
Pippen said:
I hear the Northwest side of Anvil Island is hot this time of year. :peace:
I work at Sunset Marina in West Van, Anvil island is HOT, but so is everywhere up that way. Everyday at least a dozen boats back & forth between Sunset & Bowen, Keats, Anvil islands. Word on the docks is between 50 & 200ft on Anchovies or Green hootchie. Lots of fishermen launching everyday from our ramp.
Hot for what?! White Springs? Going up the Squamish? According to the latest Sewell's Reports there's nothing significant going on.

At this time of year there hasn't been a whole lot of anything for many years now...

Care to elaborate?
FM....just to clarify; I had my tongue FIRMLY planted in my cheek when I made the comment about Anvil. Note that it was in reference to the "boatsmanship" out at the Bell Buoy. ;)

Just testing if the "power of the internet" would work and send people rushing to Anvil Island. :confused:

Just had a text EARLY this morning from a buddy at the Bell Buoy; 30+ boats out at 6:45 and not much happening.
 

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Will be heading out tomorrow with a couple friends...going to fly fish a bit and troll. Have heard from non website sources that it's been pretty good at times out there...

Hopefully will have something positive to report fishwise once the day is done...

:cheers:
 

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nice one pippen...had me for a second..i often get fish in the spring down towards anvil but closer to defence...couldn't figure out how i would miss that at this time of year...the sound ain't exactly a salmon area in august-november....
 
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