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get off the couch and enjoy the great fishing.

Pics from today, most boat were into fish in my area.

Also heard great reports from T10 and even the coal port had some springs between the dogfish.

here's a teaser





 

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we were in 150' of water and fishing 80' and 50' with both getting hits.
I had a surface rod with a 4oz wieght and cutplug that landed the first at about 11am.
anchovy on 7' leader was getting the most action.
white hoochi had shakers but nothing of size.

I was out Sat. with some crazy rollers. only a few missed hits, so i was happy to redeem myself this trip.
 

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I am new to this site & this is my first posting... Great report & pics!!! My dad & I go fishing mostly at SANDHEADS but sometimes launch out at McDonald Beach boat launch. After seeing your post we will soon launch from there. It's a long run from Steveston to the UBC area. Plus we bought a down-rigger & will give it a "go". I think I know the basics to use it. We have a 16 ft boat --- 7ft 6in beam boat so we definately can go only out this area in light winds. Planning to use anchovy & on other rod a spoon [green-silver] 80 & 50 feet. Our boat is an ARIMA BOAT which are super for fishing... Good deals for them on craigslist seattle or bellingham... Even if we get one or two fish we will be very happy as we've got only shakers dog-fish flander but two monster springs we could not land... God bless & fun & safe boating!!! Al :)
 

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We were out there too, must have seen you guys but don't know your boats, only your posts. We were a 27 ft Monaro with teal canvas and two barking dogs, named Coriba. We got skunked, lost one good one at the boat, a few shakers, and probably a couple of hits we didn't hook.

Saw one black or dark blue hulled Trophy land two right in front of us. Saw another guy heroically land a nice one all by himself close to the QA. He had that fish on for probably 15 minutes while he got his other gear in and tried to net it with a really long leader. He couldn't get the fish close enough. I was really happy to see him land it because he was yelling at it pretty good.

Sort of lumpy at the beginning but got nicer as the day went on. The distress radio chatter was pretty entertaining.

"Alert, Alert, can anybody hear me? I see two people on a sand bar near Point Gray and they are shivering"

"This is Victoria Coast Guard Radio, can you give us a location from your GPS?"

"I'm pretty novice at my GPS but will do my best. I can see the lighthouse but we are on the other side."

I think he thought he was talking into his GPS.

Two or three boats on rocks, one lost motor from a dinghy, generally confused boaters and frustrated coast guard radio operators.

Dan
 

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Nice fish Canso. I saw you out there on Monday; I was out with BigJay but we got skunked. Were the springs red or white?

I am headed out Thursday afternoon and hoping for some action.
give me a big wave next time. dad was driving us around and doing pretty good job.

25years ago I would stand on the seat and drive the boat while he worked the rods, funny how life makes a full circle. same boat but now I do all the work in the back.


the biggest was about 20lbs and was a white male.

the others 16 and 17 and 18lbs were red females
 

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Was out Monday got 2 keepers 1 at first mile marker at 70 ft on white apex around 11:00am another 2hrs later at 2 nd mile marker at 84 ft ,nothing out farther. Caught about 6 shakers on the top lines and 2 massive red jelly fish. All in all a good day . Almost got hit bye a sail boat , saw him comming on my Starboard quarter, altered course so he would pass me on my stern only to look back later and see he was about 5 ft from me.After a few words with him he turned the wheel in the wrong direction. Had to through it in reverse to avoid a collision. Correct me if Im wrong all vessel over taking must giveway.
 

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CANSO - that's SWEET boys. Love the story about heading out with your Dad. Not having fished with him in years, I'm totally into bonding with my Dad out fishing these last couple weeks. - LOVING IT. good times. thanks for the update & the pictures.

Beach-Boy: This is what i got re: SAIL BOATs:

i referenced: http://www.boaterexam.com/canada/education/

As a general rule, rowboats, sailing vessels and canoes have the right-of-way over power- driven boats. However, if one vessel is unable to maneuver as it normally would, the most maneuverable vessel gives way.

Canadian Collision regulations: state that .. “the operator of pleasure power driven craft shall take early and substantial action to keep well clear of a vessel engaged in fishing, or a sailing vessel.

They state that .. “the operator of a pleasure sailing craft shall take early and substantial action to keep well clear of a vessel engaged in fishing.

RE: SAIL BOAT Mishap: I hear ya - ALMOST GOT CRUNCHED this weekend.

Was up on Lake Okanagan this weekend. BEAUTIFUL dinner with amigos @ the Eldorado... wrapped up a little late & had to cross the lake back to Westbank in the Dark... (NOT my kinda boating....but hey, i didn't buy dinner) ANyways...i decided myself to "be on look out duty" despite the nice CHOP, warm wind - that resulted in a few soakers (read: mascara running down my face & yes, wet t-shirt!) My bestfriends' husband... (aka boatowner) didn't see the one & only faint green light (on their bow) come up ahead... had to tell him to veer HARD RIGHT... it was coming up at an-11o'clock angle... (meaning any other power-boat we had the right of way) Despite the white sails - we couldn't see it coming until it was serioulsy close & well, we almost collided with Sailboat under full Sail - in the DARK! NOT GOOD at all.
 

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I have an 11 foot zodiac with 9.9 hp motor. It's set up with a downrigger for saltwater fishing, but I haven't used it out around the bell buoy yet as the only problem with the boat is that it is very light and tends to be a bit of a handful to control when it is windy. On a calmer day, it would probably be ok for that area though and I was thinking about giving it a try this weekend (weather dependant). What I am wondering is, is there someplace other than Vanier park to launch such a boat that would be a shorter run to the fishing grounds out there?

Thanks, Paul
 

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chromer.......

You "may" be able to drag it and drop it in at Jericho sailing center; I would call them and check. It would shorten the run out a "bit". Only thing closer would be dragging it across the beach/grass way out at the end of Spanish Banks; "if" the tide is low, you could have a LONG drag :'( either way and I am not sure about how close you are "allowed" to run in.

Vanier is your best bet for a "real" boat launch but Jericho Sailing Center may be worth calling.
 

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I went out to QA on sat. but couldn't mark very many fish, I've never fished it before but seems weird to fish in such deep water.

there was a few other boats, but no action.

Is the hole right at the marker? or somewhere close by it?
 

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Was out at the bell buoy for a few hours this morning. Lots of boats but saw no action anywhere. Caught a small spring that was released (too small to keep) :-[. Anyone else from this group out there? any luck?
 
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