Finally got into nice fish yesterday.It was like summer out there.Flat water,and wearing just a shirt.Got fish 12 to 16 lbs trolling white and pink stripe hoochies at 170 to 180 ft.I wish every day was like this. :thumbup:How do I post pics on here?
We went across and fished Gabriola yesterday. Boated two, 17 and 19 pounds. The 19 looked as though it was headed for a river as it already had a bit of grey on its gills? It was a clipped hatchery fish, I will be dropping the head off.
I always fish on the Vancouver side of the straight. I wouldn't mind coming across to the Islands to fish but have no idea where to go. Someone was saying they fish the east side of Galiano. Can anyone be more specific and give me some landmarks or something to find the fish over there...
There are a number of places to try but it is going to depend on the time of the year you are over there. As the spring get's moving along I know a lot of guys target the Thrasher rock area just off of Gabriola/Silva Bay. I also hear of people in the Porlier area.
I don't fish over there this time of the year so someone may have to steer you in the right direction for the "winter feeders". I would think anywhere you can find bait along the inside of Galiano and Gabriola is worth trying. Your "straightest" area to head to would be head "straight" (relatively) across to Gabriola if you are heading out of English Bay. That would be your shortest distance to run but Galiano isn't too much different as far as timelines.
As I have said before keep an eye on this site as this guy runs out of Silva Bay.
tsweet...sorry I hadn't checked my post for awhile.I'm the one that fishes east side of Galiano.I prefer to fish near Porlier pass end of Galiano.the fish have been deep at 170 or 180ft.It is sandy bottom and they are feedin on the sand lance.If the depth is 170,then I set downrigger at 170 or175.the fish are on the bottom and won't show on the fishfinder.be sure to check DFO closure map as there is a section of Galiano that is a rockfish conservation area and is closed to all fishing.
Too many of those big guys and they will be shut down, be carefull. The Juan de Fuca strait from cadboro pt to sheringham has allready been to protect the early fraser run which is seeming to have better numbers this year but still far from fine eace:
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