Summer in Vancouver has arrived and we’ve had some great fishing charters in the past week! The Coho (Silver salmon) have shown up earlier than normal and in big numbers in the waters around Vancouver including: Bowen Island, English Bay, Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound.We’ve also had some nice Spring salmon (King salmon) mixed in which has resulted in days full of action! We have mainly been fishing the South/South West part of Bowen Island when calm winds allow. On windy days we’ve been looking for the Spring salmon (King salmon) close to Horseshoe Bay at Hole in the Wall (towards Lions Bay). It’s a great time of year to book one of our 5 or 8 hour charters. We recommend an 8 hour to enable us to fish a whole tide.
For those of you wanting to give it a try on your own, we have been using Gibbsdelta tackle: mainly the Watermark flashers with a white, green or red blade or a chartreuse glow flasher. Rhys Davis heads with smaller anchovies seem to be working great for both variety of salmon, Springs or Coho.We’ve also been using a few different Yamashita little squirt hootchies for the Coho (picture attached of gear).This fishing should continue to be great with all the bait (anchovy schools) around. Looking toward August, the success should continue until we hopefully get a chance to fish for some Sockeye off the Fraser River.If that fishery doesn’t open, we are still in great shape with the Capilano Coho and the Springs returning to our rivers.
Feel free to call to book a charter or if you’re trying for yourself, ask a few questions. I’ll help any way I can. Until next time good luck let’s get out and enjoy a day.