The fishing the last few weeks has been crazy with limits most days check out my twitter account @SalmonCharter and the crabbing is very good also. (check out our gallery at the bottom of this post!)
There are 2 main places to fish right now; one is the West van shoreline for Coho, Pink, and Springs but mainly Pink salmon. There have been a few real nice Spring salmon being caught and the biggest one has been close to 30lbs, but most of them mid to high teens. This makes things look good for our Spring fishery at the Bell Buoy and off the Fraser river in the next month.
If you like light tackle fishing with light spinning rods in the beauty of Howe sound surrounding you this is the time we only get this fishery every 2yrs. Its been limits of Pink salmon every day so far and its only the end of July. This fishery doesn’t normally peak till mid August so fingers crossed its just an early start. The main lure we use up in Howe sound is the Gibbs minnow 3 quarter ounce in the pink color they love it.
We have stopped prawning for now mainly because too many peoples traps have gone missing or have been checked constantly. The Dungeness crabbing is still very good. Look at my twitter postings to see the salmon and crab pictures its also a great place up Howe sound to go for a swim after your day of fishing. Give me a call if you have any questions I will help you any way I can. August is nearly booked up so if you’re thinking of a trip give me a shout.
Until next time good luck Mark