After another great week of Vancouver fishing and it’s still going strong. The last couple weeks we’ve been mainly keying on the Pink salmon run up Howe Sound the action was nonstop. It’s a great experience for kids and people that like spin casting up beautiful Howe Sound or for those that have never caught a salmon. We had many (50 to 80+) Pink salmon in the mornings, mainly fishing near Camp Potlatch. Those fish have pretty well moved on up to the Squamish River and we are now keying on the Spring run going to the Fraser River. It’s a great time to do a charter if you want to catch the big one.
We have started fishing anywhere from Point Atkinson (Lighthouse Park). Bell Buoy, North Arm to the South Arm of the Fraser River. The fishing most days has been great. In addition to hitting Spring salmon we also have released some Sockeye salmon and hit Pink salmon heading to the Fraser River as well. This fishery will continue till the early part of September. Come that time we will fish the Capilano River on the West Vancouver shoreline for the great run of Springs we get there. The main run of Pink salmon hasn’t hit the Fraser River yet so mix that in with the Spring salmon and we have a great couple weeks ahead of us.
Majority of our Pinks have been caught using light tackle action. Tackle to use is the Gibbs Minnow the 3 quarter ounze pink jig has been producing great results. The last few trips of the Fraser River I’ve mainly been using Rhys Davis heads with the Watermark flasher 40 to 80ft with anchovies with great success.
If you want a chance at a big Spring/King salmon, now is the time to do a fishing charter! September is also a great time to get your chance at a Tyee salmon. If possible,doing charters in the week gets you away from the crowds of the weekend and makes it that much more enjoyable. Call to see avialable days and ask questions about the remaining fisheries we have. If you are trying to catch the big one youself feel free to ask questions also. Until next time good luck.