Well, it’s that time of year again! Springtime and the Vancouver charter season has kicked off. The early Spring Vancouver fishery has had some unbelievable stretches in and around Vancouver spanning from English Bay, the west side of Bowen Island to the top end of Howe Sound at Defense Islands. The feed (herring and anchovies) has been more abundant than I’ve seen in years and the fish are sticking with it. If the positive trends over the past month continue the fishing at the south end of Bowen Island in April and May is shaping up to be fantastic!
Over the past month, the fishing has been good but the last week has been amazing. There has been a wide area of places that have produced fish and most sports have been good to excellent. Great bets are Defense Islands, Porteau Cove, Grace Island, 3rd marker, Hutt Island, Tunstall Bay, English Bay and the bell buoy. Good bets on gear (and what the Watermark has been using) are Gibbsdelta gear the Watermark flashers, chartreuse glow or blue glow. Behind the flashers, the Gibbsdelta Skinny G, the Irish Cream or the Outfitter have been hot! We haven’t been using much bait, usually fishing 3 spoons and one bait and we have been using the Rhys Davis heads (the 2 tone green glow one) or the UV green head with 5.5 inch anchovies on a 5-7 foot leader. Check the pictures out from the last few days to see our catches!
The Watermark 31ft Pursuit is now ready for charters for another year. I can’t wait to get out there to get people fishing, enjoying the waters, see the wildlife and scenery. Why not enjoy all Vancouver has to offer from the water in style and comfort. Feel free to call to ask about our different fishing charters from 5 hour trips to multi-day trips. Now is a great time to book while the days with the best tides are still available. As always, if you’re going to try your hand at it on your own feel free to contact me with questions about the area and gear to use. It’s always my pleasure to help out.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Mark – 604-816-8944