It’s been another good week for fishing charters in Vancouver. Some days have been nothing but excellent from the south end of Bowen island to across the straight to Gabriolla island and Thrasher rock.
Across the Straight of Georgia at Thrasher rock and the Grande most days have been very good. Many days there have been limits with a few slower days mixed in. Look at my Facebook Watermark Fishing Charters pictures or my twitter feed on my website to see our weeks action. What worked best for us was Gibbs Highliner flashers with Silver Horde spoons between 100 to 180ft. The best sizes of spoons were the 3.5 and 4 inch ones with anywhere from a 5ft to 7ft leaders. The fish we got into we’re mainly 14 to 19lbs but there were a few real nice fish up to a beautiful 36lb one caught by a friend Brain. This trip is best done on a 9hr charter a great day in the Gulf islands.
The south end of Bowen island has also been very good most days fishing anywhere from a mile off shore to 6 miles off shore. We’ve had some great days with most fish coming on Gibbs Highliner flashers fishing anchovies or spoons between 90 and 130ft. There have been some great fish caught with a few proven fish around 30lbs most our fish have been between 10 and 20 lbs. This is a great fishery to do a 5 or 6hr charter and it’s only a 10 to 15 min run from the marina.
In the last week we have also fished in Howe sound on the West side of Bowen island at 3rd marker for a fishing derby and did quite well we were looking for the big one. We ended getting a 17lb and a smaller one that got us 4th and around 10th in the fishing derby we also has a chance at another one and released 2 undersized. It’s always a good bet to try Howe sound and try and intercept fish going to the Squamish river or other fish passing through. Other places that are worth a shot are Grace island, Porteau, Defence islands, Seymour bay, and Hole in the Wall near Horseshoe Bay.
It’s a great time to get out with this weather and how good the fishing has been its a great time of year because you have more than one option when you go fishing. Call for more info about charters and if you’re coming up for a holiday feel free to ask what else there is to do in the greater Vancouver area and I will help you out any way I can. 604-816-8944 Mark. Until next time good luck and hope to hear from you soon.