This last week the fishing has really turned on in the Vancouver area with some great results. The Gulf Islands remain good with fishing off Gabriolla Island, Thrasher Rock and the Grande which are still producing Springs and Coho and an odd Halibut is still getting caught. Tackle that has been doing well: Gibbs Highliner Flashers with an assortment of spoons (Silver Horde, Homeland Security, and the Kitchen Sink). On this side of the Strait of Georgia the fishing has really started to be good. Howe Sound has been very productive and this is where we have been fishing mostly.
Trolling Hole in the Wall mainly up to Sunset Marina has had the best results. There has been a mix of Springs, Coho and even the odd Pink which is a surprise. The Springs have been ranging from 6lbs to 25lbs, the Coho 4 or 5lbs, and the Pinks 3 to 6lbs. We have been fishing from 43ft to 103ft using Gibbs Highliner Flashers with anchovies or the Coho Killer Red Racer which is the same color as the Silver Horde Homeland Security. This fishery should continue until the end of July and then we will move up the Sound and change over to some light tackle spin casting for the Pink Salmon with Gibbs Minnows.
Finally, the rain has stopped, so the West Van Shoreline has started to stack up with Coho and the odd Spring has also been getting caught. As long as the rain stays away and the Capilano River remains low, more schools of Coho will stack up every day and the fishing will get better and better. We are fishing in quite shallow water so it’s an exciting fishery, the tackle we use is Gibbs Highliner Flashers with anchovies, an assortment of Silver Hordes and Coho Killers Spoons and even a white Hootchie is a good bet.
Crabbing continues to be good where prawning has slowed down a bit but should pick up again soon. It’s time to confirm your summer trip as we are starting to book up quickly. The fishing for the next couple months should be nothing but great, call to ask any questions you have and we will point you in the right direction. Until the next report, like our Facebook page, Watermark Fishing Charters or our twitter @SalmonCharter to see what we are doing out there to the minute. Mark