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Re: South Vancouver Island salmon heads up
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2017, 09:08:50 PM »
Moutcha Bay was a lot of fun. Being a greenhorn to salt I had more fun watching than I did catching.
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Re: South Vancouver Island salmon heads up
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2017, 09:14:01 PM »
Must have been an adventure ! Seems off the beaten path some.
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Re: South Vancouver Island salmon heads up
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2017, 09:52:55 PM »
Must have been an adventure ! Seems off the beaten path some.

A little bit but not bad. You should have seen the places we went on the island lol.

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Re: South Vancouver Island salmon heads up
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2017, 10:23:47 PM »
 It was a blast at Moutcha bay.  Hope to see you all again there next year.  It was not quite fish in a barrel but it was close.  And the road to the resort is not that bad.   You should see the road to Winter harbour.

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Re: South Vancouver Island salmon heads up
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2017, 04:56:31 AM »
I cant wait to start seeing some pictures out of there.


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Re: South Vancouver Island salmon heads up
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2017, 06:41:37 PM »
I went out west of Sooke to Otter Point chasing coho this morning. Lines were in by 7 AM on a beautiful calm morning. I went out into the deep looking for coho sign and started to get strikes when I reached a depth of 400 feet, 65 feet down on the rigger with a 5 lb ball. I had 4 or 5 strikes and had a ball with 2 coho to the boat between 8 and 9 AM but unfortunately the regs are you cannot keep an unclipped coho until October 1st. Both fish were released to continue their journey to the river. By 9 the bite was over and the flood current was picking up so I pointed the yak towards the beach. As I got nearer to Otter Point I saw a few boats on the spring tack looking for late stragglers, in tight to shore. What the hell--I put on my favourite spring spoon, an AP  moon glow needlefish, and joined the parade. I'm glad I did, as 30 minutes later I landed a 14 lb spring. Beauty way to end a great day.
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Re: South Vancouver Island salmon heads up
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2017, 02:59:53 AM »
Nice one, T2. Are their backs all that dark? It's been a while since I caught one in Lake Ontario but as I recall they're lighter in colour.
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Re: South Vancouver Island salmon heads up
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2017, 05:25:25 AM »
Great looking coho. Im sure u will get plenty more

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Re: South Vancouver Island salmon heads up
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2017, 09:10:39 AM »
Nice one, T2. Are their backs all that dark? It's been a while since I caught one in Lake Ontario but as I recall they're lighter in colour.
This late in the year the mature springs are starting to darken up. If you want to see some really dark springs, check out the Moutcha Bay pics. If you catch "feeder springs", in other words, springs that are not heading into the river this year, they are still silver bright.
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Re: South Vancouver Island salmon heads up
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2017, 11:34:56 AM »
Nice chinook T2.
So when do you call a "Spring" a " King " ?
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Re: South Vancouver Island salmon heads up
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2017, 01:38:38 PM »
Nice chinook T2.
So when do you call a "Spring" a " King " ?
When you're talking to Americans.
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Re: South Vancouver Island salmon heads up
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2017, 04:06:15 PM »
Nice one, T2. Are their backs all that dark? It's been a while since I caught one in Lake Ontario but as I recall they're lighter in colour.
This late in the year the mature springs are starting to darken up. If you want to see some really dark springs, check out the Moutcha Bay pics. If you catch "feeder springs", in other words, springs that are not heading into the river this year, they are still silver bright.
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You are correct about the darker smilies trying to get up river at Moutcha, but there were alot still in haling the jigs and still quite silver, alot like your pick with the dark green back and silver belly... I was out there for the tourney and caught 35 total, with maybe about 18-20 of them good eaters and green/and silver.

great catch by the way... may need to pick up that spoon ;)
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Re: South Vancouver Island salmon heads up
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2017, 12:29:24 AM »
"great catch by the way... may need to pick up that spoon" they are very popular here in the Victoria area. Andrew, the guy who makes them, used to drop his boy off at my school(before I retired)with his boat in tow. He'd pull up to the drop off zone where I'd be standing and say" jump in, I'm going to do some  product testing! You're the principal, you can skip school!" I'd wait til his son was well clear of the truck before leaning into the cab and tell him to go get f&$#*d. 8) he'd laugh like hell and go fishing.
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