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walleyes

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Live From Ucluelet
« on: July 28, 2012, 10:07:28 PM »
Out at Ukee with the family for 5 days boys. We just rolled in today, got the boat in the water and got everything ready for morning. This is my first time out here so I am a bit anxious to get at them. I will try and keep yah all updated and with pics as we go  along. Got to hit the sack,, 430 comes early.

pitw

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Re: Live From Ucluelet
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 10:16:48 PM »
have a blast.  4:30 comes after 4:00 so early it ain't. ;D

walleyes

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Re: Live From Ucluelet
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 08:33:28 PM »
Been a couple productive days for us. Yesterday wasn't overly great but we were at a bit of a loss and we didn't really know where we were going, we just kind of followed a couple boats out and low a behold they went to the spot we were kind of looking for. It was only about 7 miles out. We managed to scratch up 2 decent Chinook, 1 at 9pnds and 1 at 15 along with 2 hatch hoes. Not bad for just fishing till 11am. Today we went for it and went about 12 miles out a 14 mile run from our shore. We hit them good, got our 2 man limit of Chinook all between 8 - 21 pnds plus 3 hatch hoes then we went for a run in closer and drug the bottom for a couple hrs. Got a dandy 35 pnd Hali and 2 rock fish. In by 3 today. Still have 3 more days of playing so hope the action keeps up. I will have pics when I get home, till then stay tuned.
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Pottymouth

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Re: Live From Ucluelet
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012, 12:42:48 AM »
Some great fishing out there. First time in years I'm not going this year.

walleyes

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Re: Live From Ucluelet ( Last report, Updated with Pics)
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 08:17:41 PM »
Well, we got home last night from the trip and all I can say is awesome.. According to the regulars of the area this was supposed to be a slow year, but as far as I was concerned it was great. Mind you I have been fishing Sooke for the last 9 years so compared to there this was awesome. As good as the best I have ever seen it at Sooke. In all we easily came home with enough fish. We werenít pigs about it we brought home only what we feel we can comfortably use. Of course we could always use more but we came home with plenty. In all we came home with 8 beauty Chinook and 7 Coho. The Chinook all ranged between 29# - 9#. The Coho all nice fish at around 4 -5#
The last day out I finally got a whopper. A friend of mine from Comox came out and we went offshore about 10 miles to a spot known as Starfish, we went there one other day on the trip but mostly we stayed with in 5 miles of shore.  It was just the icing on the cake for me it really was, the fish hit hard and did a few nice runs and held to bottom hard. I donít know how many of you have ever fought a big Chinook on a 10í6 rod and an Islander reel but there really is nothing like it, what a rush, its what I live for man it really is. We did go out for Halibut again but had no luck, we never tried hard maybe a couple hrs and then headed in but I was surprised we had no hits. The one we got will provide us with a few good meals so what else can one ask.
Yes it truly was one of the best Salmon fishing trips I have been on, I must say my son enjoyed it as well, never a complaint getting up with me at 5 every morning and just a real good companion to have on the water, he is turning in to be a real heck of a fisherman. As I stated we pretty much only fished until about 11 every day and one day only until 10 because the boy and  I went and tried surfing one afternoon. So to catch our fish with the ease we did was a really treat. Here are a few pics.

Sam and his Hali



Sam and a nice 22# Chinook


A nice days catch.


My big one for the trip, a 29#er





pitw

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Re: Live From Ucluelet
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 10:22:58 PM »
Great pics :).  Glad you had a super trip and am wondering how you do up the salmon?

Tuc

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Re: Live From Ucluelet
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 11:43:27 AM »
Nice looking catch.

I see you caught a couple of Sculpins, when your fishing for Halibut it's hard to keep those buggers off your hook.

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Re: Live From Ucluelet
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 11:48:46 AM »
Very nice, Walleyes!  I am jealous.  Thanks for sharing the pics.
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walleyes

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Re: Live From Ucluelet
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012, 06:06:30 PM »
Thx boys..

pitw..

we will do them up in a variety of ways. Some of he bigger chinook will be canned this fall, love home canned salmon, some will be home smoked. All the coho will be kept to eat. Some I will be cedar plank on the bar b, last night we steaked one out and fryed it in butter and spread fresh smashed garlic butter over it mmm. And some we just fillet and season like walleye and fry,, again its all good. All my fish is vacum sealed within minutes of being cleaned so it keeps fresh for a long time.

Tuc,,

I beleive those ugly buggers are Cabezons no ??
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Re: Live From Ucluelet
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2012, 06:15:27 PM »
Wow.. :)

Tuc

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Re: Live From Ucluelet
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2012, 07:22:27 PM »

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I beleive those ugly buggers are Cabezons no ??
Not sure what they call them in BC, they look like our sculpins back in the atlantic.

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Re: Live From Ucluelet
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2012, 08:57:15 PM »
Sounds awesome Walleyes.  Thanks :)