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Aug 31, 2017 7:18PM Post #1
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New prototype lures and tackle on their way. To test out for the fall of 2107 beach fishing

AP Tackleworks
who has the best stainless steel trolling lures have created casting protoype versions for 2017 . The one that was created last year was a herring version and on it first day landed 5 COHOs. Can't wait to see the version of needlefish, sandlance and more herring. Weights will be 3/ 8 to -1/2 ounce.

Olympic Tackle
Have new lures called the Bend E . This is a lure designed to cut through the wind and cast far. Also new colours for the Squid spinners that have had huge success the last two years with coho and spring salmon.

Amundson Outdoors Spey rod
I have received their spey rod to test out on the coho and spring and chums .

Of course there is a new reel for the spey rod to check out to.

WiggleFin action disc for those lure that have no action to themselves .
Great for hootchies , bucktails , soft body lures . Lots of free samples too hand out to my fellow anglers. If your out of town just pay the postage.

Lucky Strike Bait

Sent Rainbow spoon with the copper back side that turned the coho on when all else had failed last year . 3/8, 1/2 ounce and a 3/4 ounce.

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Sept 1, 2017 9:41PM Post #2
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Today I ventured to Departure bay with the kids and met Peter. Lots of pinks around and had a great evening .

Lots of potential accidents. Had swimmers come right into our casting , Had people walk and wade right behind you when back casting.

So just be careful of your situation but there is allot of pinks to catch
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Sept 5, 2017 6:34AM Post #3
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Not much happening on the beaches. Nile creek s very poor and the little Q estuary we see them moving but tits to hot , to calm, to sunny. I have seen some boaters get some jigging mostly and a few trolling. We need colder weather and that is predicted to start Thursday so let hope it turns them on .

Lots of pinks at Departure Bay so pick your time or location were the public doesn't interfere and the fishing if you can get to them is great.

if you want to do the drive lots of pinks at the oyster and the campbell river estuary
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Sept 5, 2017 9:12PM Post #4
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I was up at the Little Q today. No sun but it was too calm and too hot. I saw a few finning, but couldn't entice them with anything. I saw a couple caught by a boater, but that was it. I might try to give it one more shot before I turn to coho down here.
Sept 6, 2017 4:47PM Post #5
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Oooookkk, finally decided to register since I've been a lurker here for years and I see you, Cliff, everywhere once fall starts. This is Dave (the guy who gave you the super rusty old magic spoon last summer).

I spent a day up there last week and managed to land one, but I made a LOT of casts and there was a nice chop on the water, and it was an incoming tide. I then went back on Sunday morning but it was an ebb and nothing was stirring.
Sept 6, 2017 6:09PM Post #6
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Are there still pinks at departure bay? I might head over there tomorrow, I haven't been shore fishing in ages and it's slow out in the chuck right now.
Thanks
Sept 6, 2017 8:12PM Post #7
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Randy and I went out today and nothing . Heard from Adam who was pontooning that the boaters were catching quite a few trolling but it was getting nasty with all the boats around him in his pontoon. No luck for him either
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Sept 6, 2017 11:14PM Post #8
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DPar wrote:
Oooookkk, finally decided to register since I've been a lurker here for years and I see you, Cliff, everywhere once fall starts. This is Dave (the guy who gave you the super rusty old magic spoon last summer).

I spent a day up there last week and managed to land one, but I made a LOT of casts and there was a nice chop on the water, and it was an incoming tide. I then went back on Sunday morning but it was an ebb and nothing was stirring.


Hi Dave,

I'm glad you decided to register. It's always a pleasure to fish beside you and I know you could contribute a great deal to this site.

I still have that well-worn old spoon you gave me that worked a charm last August. I've used it several times, including my last trip up to the Little Q, but, unfortunately, the magic hasn't worked yet this year.

Hopefully I'll be seeing you soon down here.

Regards,
Cliff
Sept 7, 2017 4:13PM Post #9
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I went over and checked out Departure Bay, didn't see anything. Drove to the waterfront and there were a few guys there, one of whom was reeling in a tail biter with his buddy excited to net it. I ended up giving it a pass.
Sept 7, 2017 6:56PM Post #10
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Not looking good for Departure bay. My buddy fished it yesterday and said it was dead. Is the run over? Seemed like most systems are not having a good pinks year.
Sept 9, 2017 8:03PM Post #11
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Departure bay can be spotty even on the best years, I have seen fish disappear for a couple days and then reappear. I would ensure you are checking the entire beach as well, sometimes they stick at one end and not the other. The school can also sit on the bottom and not show at all, i have waded through the shallows and spooked an entire school that I could not see other than the dark patch it made on the sand. Still might be worth another look down there.
Sept 9, 2017 9:26PM Post #12
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Finally the weather has turned and the beaches are on. Great seeing Cliff again . Going to be a hard and difficult outing tomorrow as the tides are not the best for this beach. But we are going to give it a try.

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Sept 11, 2017 8:43AM Post #13
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Not as aggressive as the other day but we all had success. Spoons and Olympic Squid lure were working again

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I broke my personal record of landing a 22 pound 4 ounce chinook. This one was close to 25 pounds on 8 pound main line but had to change the leaders to 17 pound as I had lost 4 the other day on 12pound leaders. Tricky tying light line to heavy.

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Sept 11, 2017 11:08AM Post #14
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I wish I could tell everyone how much fun I had watching Leonard, Randy and Gil landing fish over the weekend -- not to mention Dave and his friend Esme who both tagged two on Saturday. Yep, I wish I could.

I did my best to keep the scorecards closer. On Sunday I chased Leonard's 16 to 18-pounder around with the net until he finally twigged to what I was up to and beached the beauty on his own. I made repeated attempts to knock Randy's bright 18 to 20-pounder off, but the damned fish eventually swam right into the net. Gil was out on a bar that I hadn't reached yet so I didn't even get the chance at some treachery on the 25-pound or better whale that he finally battled into submission.

In defence of my dog-in-the-manger behaviour on Sunday, I should point out that on Saturday a smiling Randy actually did manage to knock one of Gil's fish off with the net. And I won't mention any names, but at least I didn't stoop to giving someone an Olympia tackle spinner to use where the hoochie-like skirt hid the fact that it had no hook -- something that was only discovered many casts later. Now that was just nasty!

Seriously, it was great to spend back-to-back days fishing with guys I don't get to see often enough. Lots of excitement and chuckles and just loads of fish.

Of course apart from netting some fish and gawking at others, the only fish I actually got my hands on consisted of a couple of nicely vacuum-packed packages of Gil's salmon candy that my wife and I are looking forward to snacking on.
Sept 11, 2017 12:46PM Post #15
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Great to see you up there, Cliff. And, oh man, what a great day of fishing.

When we first made it to the gravel bar, I started casting near the southern side while Esme walked a few paces northward. I was fly casting as it seemed to be the most effective thing at the time. Sure enough, about 10 casts in I hook a beauty on a Mickey Finn. It’s not a monster (relatively speaking, to me they’re all monsters) but it’s pretty feisty. Mid-fight, the fly fisher next to me points down the gravel bar, “looks like your buddy’s got one on.” Sure enough, Esme’s rod is bent over and it looks like he’s sprinting out into the open ocean, also into Cliff and his gang. This is only the second salmon Esme’s been into in his life, and it looks to be a decent one. I manage to land the bright 8 or so lb’er and the guy next to me says, “I’ll bleed your fish and drop it with the other one, go help out your buddy!” So I grab the net and jog down the gravel bar. When I get to Esme, he’s waist deep in the channel with his salmon circling him counter-clockwise, both looking tired. I time my entrance for just when the fish passes 10 o’clock on its way around, and swoop in with the net. Success! We had pretty giant smiles plastered on our faces as we walked out of the water and back down up the gravel bar with the big ol’ spring in the net. Thanks Cliff, Gil, and Randy, for helping Esme navigate the fish-on etiquette.

We ended up catching our two each and Esme’s were the biggest (~13# and 9# ish). It was definitely a once-a-year kind of a day for us.
Sept 12, 2017 7:22AM Post #16
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The tides have become very bad so . After a week of river and beach fishing the body was telling me to slow down. so 2 day off from fishing and then back again on Wednesday.

The best of the day was to fish with my friends and see again their faces when landing these monster. Including Cliff. Somedays it just doesn't click.

Here is that huge spring my new record catching 25 or + on 8 pound main line using the Amundson Kudos Strategy Rod ksp 13' -2 ljne wt 12-20 pound lure wt 1/4-1 oz. centerpin/beach rod


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Sept 13, 2017 8:40AM Post #17
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Nice Fish. Must be hard to keep from breaking off with such light line, especially on the beach.
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Sept 13, 2017 1:05PM Post #18
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wishniwuzfishn wrote:
Nice Fish. Must be hard to keep from breaking off with such light line, especially on the beach.


The light line is carried by the rod. I never lose on the 8 pound line it always the leader . I change out the top half of the reel spool every 2nd or 3rd outing. This year the salmon teeth seem to take it toll on the leader. Moved to 15 pound test leaders today and lost three so back to 17 pounds. The trick is tying 8 pound to 17 pound without friction as you draw the knot together.
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Sept 13, 2017 6:32PM Post #19
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Hey Gil, what type of Mono are you using for your leader? I have been just using straight 12# Trilene XL for the springs, I upped that from 10# which I normally use for Coho from the beach. I still get the distance I am after, and I actually haven't had any issues with them breaking off (yet). Could it be the type of Mono?
Sept 13, 2017 7:18PM Post #20
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adrock1981 wrote:
Hey Gil, what type of Mono are you using for your leader? I have been just using straight 12# Trilene XL for the springs, I upped that from 10# which I normally use for Coho from the beach. I still get the distance I am after, and I actually haven't had any issues with them breaking off (yet). Could it be the type of Mono?


I normally use Suffix pure floracarbon but this year their teeth is cutting though it so I moved to 17 pound Line Xstrong

The suffix floracarbon spool is 3 years old but I keep it out of sun light. Wonder if age has a effect
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