Vancouver Saltwater Fishing
The Pinks are in and fishing is Hot.
We were out today up Howe sound chasing pink salmon. It was a bit breezy but we were able to find a large school of pinks that kept us busy for hours. We caught and released several fish and kept a few for the BBQ. It was a great day for the young kids we had out today on there first salmon fishing trip. I think they are hooked.
The pinks we hooked today are some of the biggest pinks we have seen in years which shows the ocean conditions have been very favourable over the last 2 years. The Fraser stocks showing up soon should be as fat as these. We ended the day trolling the West Van area for an hour before we picked up the crab traps. We noticed some sockeye jumping in the outer reaches of the harbour on our run back to the dock.
West Vancouver is also producing some nice Coho and Chinook, we saw several large fish landed this week and fishing should only improve as summer fishing heats up.
Our ocean charters are out daily but we do have a few spots available for next week. Please call or e-mail us for availability
Sturgeon fishing has been challenging this past week. We have had some great fish but just not the numbers we come to expect. The average 6 hour trip have been yielding 4 to 6 fish with 1 or 2 over 5 ft, yesterday I had my best day this week with 10 fish and 3 over 5 ft. Although there is fresh sockeye in the river, fish seem to want Lamprey more than anything. At least for me that was the bait that worked best.
I did pick up a stinky old Chinook and it also worked well with a couple large fish coming to the boat.
Lots of Sockeye still moving through, a few jack springs as well. I heard of a few Pinks caught so they are slowly moving in. The Vedder will slow down for a few weeks then you will start seeing the Pinks and a few Coho move in. Water conditions are prefect so great time to fish this river.
Overall fishing is starting to really take off, over the next 3 months we will experience our best fishing for salmon and trout. October is one of our best months so be sure you book a day with us during this great fishing period.
Here is a big hawg we caught this week, 7 ft 9 and man was he fat.
Hope to see you on the water.
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