July 12 Fishing report

By July 18, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

The salmon fishing around vancouver the last few weeks has had some great days, good days and some ok days.  If you live in vancouver you know what i’m talking about the weather has not been good so far this summer its rained alot.  This time of year we mainly fish the West vancouver shoreline for a mixture of Coho and Spring salmon but with all this rain the Capilano river is running very high and the fish have been going straight up so this fishery hasn’t really started yet but if we get a week of sun the river will lower and the fish should start to stack up near the river mouth.  Since this fishery hasn’t happened yet we have been fishing Howe sound more on local salmon charters Hole in the Wall, West side of Bowen, and up the sound at Defence islands.  These spot have all produced good days but also with a few bad days with the fish ranging in the 12lb to 20lb range.  The best bet in town is still the Gulf islands at the Grande or Thrasher rock.  There has still been a few great days and most days are still good.  Springs running in the 13lb to 20lb range.  The prawning and crabbing remain good and the good news is the comercail prawn fishery is over so lots of room to put your traps out without being worried about the commercial guys putting there gear on top of yours.  We’re only a couple weeks away from the Pink salmon run which could be up to 40 million of them.  If you’re thinking of a trip book now we’re getting filled up.  If you have any questions about a trip please feel free to call and any other information you would like to know about vancouver.  Good luck till the next report.