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December 8th Salmon Charter Fishing Report for Vancouver, BC

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With winter taking longer to arrive this year, we’ve had some amazing weather to allow us to capitalize on the great fishing in the Vancouver area. We’ve been out a lot over the last month, primarily venturing into Howe Sound to the west side of Bowen Island. We have mainly fished Tunstall Bay, 3rd Marker and Hutt Island other great bets  are Grace,  further up Howe Sound Defense Islands and Porteau Cove or ventured around to English Bay.
A key method for winter fishing is to drag the bottom. We’ve been successful getting a decent mix of legal Spring salmon, undersized salmon and the odd rock cod, lingcod and flounder which we release. We have had a lot of these days with a great mix of active fish. As far as gear goes, we’ve been using Gibbsdelta gear – Watermark flashers green, purple and blue and Rhys Davis the Herring Aide head with anchovies. We’ve been using the Skinnyg outfitter spoons, Irish cream or the Silver Horde Herring Aide and Irish Cream. Also adding to our success, there is a lot of feed around: herring and anchovies. If the feed stays, so will the fish! This could mean continued great fishing for the next few months in Vancouver!
Generally on our charters we try to hit a low or a high tide so leaving early morning isn’t a necessity. Feel free to call us to ask about the daily reports, to book a charter over Christmas or if you’re looking for tips when venturing out on your own! As a bonus for charters this time of year, we throw the prawn traps out to contribute to your seafood fest!!

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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report – July 10, 2018

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Nice limit of Spring Salmon (King Salmon) and hatchery coho (Silver Salmon). Great morning

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Cruising home on the Watermark after a great evening fishing charter

The lineup that has worked this week.

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.

Beautiful Spring Salmon (King Salmon) to start the morning off.

Having a break waiting for the next hit.

Two nice Springs (King Salmon) to start the day before the Coho showed up.


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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report August 28, 2017

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It has been a while since my last fishing report. We have had some great Vancouver fishing charters the past month and it should continue till the end of September if the rains stay away.  The Howe Sound pink fishery is now done so we are turning our focus to fish returning to the Fraser and Capilano Rivers. Right now, we’re mainly fishing off the Fraser River. In the next week or so, the Capilano River should start to pick up again for the fall fishery. We’ve been successful lately with some great sized Springs mixed with a few Coho and Pink as well.  We are mainly fishing the Bell Buoy area to just South of the North arm, 30 to 80ft with Ryhs Davis heads and anchovies as well as Gibbsdelta Watermark flashers with the skinny g homeland security.  We have a few days available for charters for the Fraser River fishery as well as some days available later in September for the Capilano fishery which we only fish the flood tide. Call anytime for charter booking or to ask questions if you are going to try yourself.  The rest of the year looks great. Come spend a day on the Watermark.  Until next time good luck. 


Salmon Fishing Report – Vancouver, BC August 11, 2015

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      It’s been roughly another week in the vancouver salmon charter scene with great results all over.

In the last week Howe Sound has really started see big numbers of Pinks showing up.  Spin casting for them with Gibbs minnows has been dynamite in the 3 quarter ounce pink color.  There are several areas to do this fishery off Furry Creek golf course and Porteau Cove.  Keep an eye out when running, there are large schools heading up the shoreline.  Stop and fish if you see Pinks finning or jumping! We have been keying on Potlatch which is an area just south of Defense Islands.  It’s one of the most beautiful places we fish all year.  If you like light tackle action this is a great fishery for you and it’s great for kids with so much activity.IMG_20150807_170216 IMG_20150807_171636 FullSizeRender_0 IMG_20150807_173304

There are several other areas providing the chance of a great day on the water. In the last week Seal Rocks just off the West Vancouver shoreline has been on fire most days. There has been massive schools of Pink salmon and most trips we have had a shot at some nice Springs. Other great trips have been off IMG_20150728_084330Point Atkinson (Lighthouse Park) toward Passage Island. We have hit some real nice Springs with a mixture of Pink salmon and have even released some Sockeye salmon. Also seeing great results T10, Bell Buoy, and the West Vancouver shoreline near the mouth of the Capilano River.  All have produced Pink salmon, a few Coho salmon and some nice Springs. In all these areas should continue to have great fishing for quite a while.

IMG_20150721_120334In the last week I have been spin casting or jigging for the Pink salmon up Howe Sound where I use Gibbs 3 quarter ounce pink jigs. For trolling I use exclusively Gibbs Delta flashers chartruse glow, or the Watermark continues to rock! Rhys Davis heads with anchovies and a small mini hootchie UV with pink splatter has been great for Pinks (see picture to get an idea of the hootchie.)

Call to ask questions or about our different fishing charter options. Feel free to call if you are trying to catch them yourself I have no problem helping you guys out any way I can.  Until next time good luck.



Big Spring Salmon

July 25th Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report

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This week on the Vancouver fishing charter scene we’ve seen a mix of Coho, Spring and Pinks and some great results across the board!


The Pink salmon have shown up in pretty big numbers with more showing up every day. The shore casters up Howe Sound at Furry Creek have started to do well.  The guys that have gone up Howe Sound have done very well wherever they find the schools from Potlatch to Furry Creek. We will start doing this in the next week if not sooner.  It’s a great fishery for young kids and people that like light tackle salmon fishing coupled with the scenery of Howe Sound you can’t beat it. The tackle we use for thse pinks is spinning Rods with Gibbs minnow 3/4 ounze ‎pink jigs they drive the pink salmon nuts.


First Salmon

All smiles after her first salmon ever, for a wet and rough day she was a champ. Reeled in a few of them herself.

Morning Charter Results

Great catch from morning charter. Kept 3 nice springs, lost 2, kept 5 pinks and lost a bunch.

Couple more springs from this morning, Rhys Davis Heads and watermark flashers rocking it at 40-60ft

Couple more springs from this morning, Rhys Davis Heads and watermark flashers rocking it at 40-60ft

Nice Big Spring Salmon

Real Nice Spring to start a morning charter, caught on gibbs watermark flasher and Rhys Davis head with an anchovie.


The West Vancouver shoreline has still been producing quite a good number of salmon; a mix of Coho, Pinks and a few Springs. We have been fishing more off of Point Atkinson (Lighthouse Park) over to the QA Marker (Point Grey), to Cowans Point (Bowen Island). As you see in the pictures we have had great days on the water in the last few days. Other areas are good bets are Hole in the Wall just outside Horseshoe Bay, t10 off the middle arm of the Fraser River, and if you’d like a day trip the Gulf Islands off Gabriolla Island which have all had fish caught there in the last week. Back on the West Vancouver shoreline, we’ve landed a couple Springs weighing in the mid-twenties – big fish for this time of year! On one charter we kept 3 springs and lost 2 more. This fishery is fun for everyone.  We stand a great chance at getting into a big Spring while catching Pinks or Coho salmon. The gear that has worked has been the Watermark flasher with Rhys Davis heads the two glow green one or the UV one with anchovies and a little Yamachita pink UV squirt hootchie has been great for Pinks.


Gibbs watermark flashers or chartreuse glow with Rhys Davis heads and a yamashita pink uv squirt.

Call for info on the different fishing charters that we can do or call if you’d like to pick my brain if you are heading out yourself to try your luck and I can help you out. Until next time good luck!

Mark – 604-816-8944



Vancouver Salmon Fishing Charter – May 4, 2015

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Another week of good fishing in the Vancouver area.  The water hasn’t been cooperative in the past week so I haven’t been out at much as I’d like but when I’ve been out, we’ve seen some results.  The other boats that have been braving the conditions and finding the patches of calm water have been garnering some great results.

Watermark got out on Sunday for the North Shore Fish and Game Clubs fishing derby out of Thunderbird Marina.  A big thank you to Derek Hardy for putting on another great day and of course thanks to all that helped with the event and donated prizes.  There was a bit of a westerly blowing that day which made fishing a bit tough but we were fortunate enough to get some sun.  We ended up placing 7th out of over 200 tickets sold!  We kept one legal, lost 2 legals, released another 2 and got a good smack that didn’t stick.  The cod are also out there and becoming a bit of a nuisance.  We had to check our rods every 10 minutes and at one point every line had a cod on.  We caught over 20 on Sunday!  It’s tough to catch a salmon when you’re dragging cod around!  Overall, it was a bit slow with the pressure of the derby and the full moon the night before but we were pretty pleased with our result nonetheless!

The south end of Bowen Island is the place to be right now, weather dependent of course.  The most successful gear hasn’t changed much in the past weeks.  Anchovies with Rhys Davis heads working best with 6-8 foot leaders or the Silver Horde Homeland 3.5in with the same length leader is working well.  I’m pretty much only using 2 flashers right now made by Gibbs Delta tackle – the Watermark or the Chartreuse Glow.  In the next week or two the Gulf Islands will heat up.  A few boats have started to see some results a bit north of Nanaimo, not far from Thrasher Rock and Gabriolla Island.  For these destinations we do full day trips and when it’s on, it’s lights out fishing within an hour of Vancouver.   Crabbing and prawning is still very good.  Prawning will be ending soon with the start of the commercial season.  Soon if you don’t pull your traps from the water, someone else will do it for you!

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Now is a great time to book a charter for a local trip, there are lots of fish starting to migrate down the Straight.  Until next time, call for more info or to chat strategy if you want to give it a shot on your own!

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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Charter Report – April 20, 2015

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It has been another good week on the Vancouver charter scene garnering great results not only on the Watermark but other boats as well.

Most boats are now fishing somewhere off the south end of Bowen Island with good to great results most days.  Areas also producing: the 3rd marker in Howe Sound, Hutt Island, Grace Island and Hole in the Wall.  Keep an eye out for feed on the sounder, it’s usually a good bet that the Springs won’t be far away!  This fishery should continue for another month.  Over the next couple of weeks the Gulf Islands usually start to pick up and people start to migrate over towards Gabriola Island.

Over the last week we’ve been successful with a bunch of different gear.  The flashers that have produced the best results this week are Gibbsdelta flashers, chartreuse glow, or the Watermark.  Spoons: G force 3in Outfitter, 3.5 Bon Chovie and the Silver Horde 3in Homeland Security.  On the Watermark we exclusively use Rhys Davis heads.  The UV green or the two green flow work well with anchovies.  Leaders for bait and spoons are most effective between 5 and 7 feet.
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We’ve been averaging 6-12 hits each morning with salmon ranging from just undersized to up to 20 lbs.  Some we’ve lost to play while a few just didn’t stick.  These pictures are from a charter this past week.  We had a fantastic morning and ended the day with 5 springs ranging anywhere from 14-20lbs, a few undersized, a couple hits and a few Pacific cod (more of a nuisance).  To end the day, we had a great haul of crab and prawns.  In addition to the great fishery, this past week we’ve been entertained by eagles, seals and were even lucky enough to see killer whales.  A perfect ending to an already incredible day.

It’s a great time of year to book a charter.  The Straight of Georgia is always a great way to spend a day.  In order to get the best experience and yield the best results, we’d recommend a charter 5-7 hours and beyond so we can catch both sides of the tide but have a full tide in to fish.

If you have any questions feel free to call.  I’d love to have you out on the Watermark but equally as happy to answer questions if you want to give it a go on your own!

You can check us out and keep up to date on the Watermark adventures on Twitter: @salmoncharter or Facebook: Watermark Fishing Charters or on our website

Enjoy the weather and until next time…good luck.


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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Charter Report – April 9, 2015

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Another week has passed producing some good results on the Vancouver fishing charter scene.  Defense Island is still generating good numbers with fish into the high teens and a few undersized.  As long as the bait sticks around this area should continue to produce.  Alternate locations include Grace Island, 3rd marker on the west side of Bowen Island and as usual Hole in the Wall is always a good bet.

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We have now started to fish the south end of Bowen Island which will remain the main fishery for the next month or so and we should start to see a real pick up in the upcoming  week.  At the moment we are fishing anywhere off Cowan’s Point west.  Most fish we catch tend to be in the 13-16lbs range which is great to see.  The gear we have been most successful with this week has been the Gibbs Watermark flasher or chartreuse glow, Rhys Davis heads with anchovies.  Also, G-Force 3.5in spoons or Silver Horde homeland security spoons.  The best depths have been from 70-130 feet.

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Today Watermark had a terrific group out on a charter.  Our lines were in around 7:45am off Slash.  We had our first fish pretty quick – a nice 14-15lbs Spring.  A great way to start the charter!  Throughout the morning we got another about the same size, one slightly below the legal limit and one even smaller.  We also had a good hit that didn’t stick…the one that got away!  Slower numbers today but still finished with 2 in the box.  We’ll blame it on the killer whales that came by and surprised us this morning!

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In 3 times out this week we’ve had between 4 and 9 hits for salmon and quite a few Pacific cod mixed in.  The crabbing is good and the prawning is excellent.  It’s a perfect time to book an April charter.

If you have any questions about charters or if you’re just going out on your boat, feel free to call 604 816 8944 and I’d be happy to help any way I can.

24.5lb Spring Salmon at Hole in The Wall

First Fishing Report of 2015

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With the arrival of Spring in the Vancouver area, it’s fishing charter time!  It’s time to start hitting the water in pursuit of the many different runs of salmon heading to the coast of British Columbia (specifically Vancouver and its vicinity) for the next 6 months.  Last year was a banner charter season, one of the best in 20 years.  We saw record numbers of Sockeye salmon returning to the Fraser River in addition to other very strong runs in our river systems.  This year we have seen plentiful bait in our area.  It looks like we will have another great fishery mid-April through June for Spring salmon fishing in Howe Sound.  The south end of Bowen Island and the Gulf Islands are already showing promise to deliver excellent results.  We are expecting a massive pink run, another strong Sockeye season and Coho and Spring fishing through to the end of September and if the weather remains dry, we have been known to fish all the way to Halloween.  Watermark Charters finished it’s 2014 season with fish caught on October 10.  A great way to end a great charter season!

The Watermark is a 31’ Pursuit Express which is owner run to ensure quality every trip out on the water.  We leave from beautiful West Vancouver which is consistently one of the closest points to prime fishing grounds.  Why ride an extra 20 or 30 minutes when your lines can be in the water catching salmon?  The Watermark will be kicking off its charter season in the next week.  She’s cleaned up, tackle is ready, new cushions arriving shortly.  All we need is the weather to start cooperating a bit more and she is ready to go!  Equipment and amenities on the  Watermark are high end and deliver the creature comforts to satisfy the most discerning customer.  Last year the Watermark logged 80% repeat customers or referrals.  Watermark Charters strives for customer service excellence and this track record reinforces that people are enjoying their time on the water.  Many of these customers have not only become repeats but friends.

24.5lb Spring Salmon at Hole in The Wall

24.5lb Spring Salmon at Hole in The Wall

The fishing season is just starting to ramp up.  So far this spring, there have been some great fishing days.  With so much feed around, there have been more good days than bad.  This inconsistency is normal for this time of year but we have seen some excellent results which leads us to believe we’re in for a great season.  Many of our successes have been up Howe Sound – Defense Island, Hole in the Wall and Tunstall Bay on the west side of Bowen Island.  In addition, the third marker off Hutt Island, Grace Island and Gambier have all begun to produce.  The largest confirmed catch to date has been a 24.5lb Spring off Hole in the Wall, luckly by me with friends on their boat.  Others have come close in the high teens and low 20s, also large for this time of year.  Most of these fish have been caught on Gibbsdelta G force spoons, Gibbsdelta flashers and as of late Rhys Davis heads with anchovies.  It feels like an exciting season ahead!

We will be publishing fishing reports more often when we start hitting the water consistently.  For the fishermen out there, Gibbsdelta tackle has some great products to stock your tackle box.  Some of my favourites are the Gforce spoon, Silver horde, Coho killer and Gypsy spoons.  Flashers I exclusively use Gibbsdelta guide series flashers; a couple of my favourites are the Watermark and the chartreuse glow but I use far too many to list.  Rhys Davis heads are my go to when using anchovies and herring.  It’s also a great time of year for Dungeness Crab.  After a day on the water it’s great to check the crab traps and add a couple crabs to your catch at the end of your charter.  It’s a great way to spend a day!

Charters are starting to book up on the Watermark, beginning April 9.  If interested in booking a charter or have general questions about lodging, restaurants and other amenities when not on the water please feel free to call or email anytime.  Until next time, good luck and I look forward to hearing from you.  It’s going to be a great season!

You can follow us on our webpage or on Facebook at WatermarkFishing Charters or on Twitter @salmoncharter for daily reports!  Give us a call 604.816.8944 for info and to book a charter.  I am happy to help in any way I can.

Have a great day,


Aug 23rd 2014 fishing report

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Well the fishing has been great the last couple weeks with most days with limits getting hit. The Sockeye seem to be here now in full force and the odd Spring mixed in. The charter season has been great so far, with this Sockeye run to still be fish, then we end the main part of the charter season with a great Spring run. We fish two spots for these two separate Spring runs the West van shoreline for one, and off the Fraser river for the other one. With how the Sockeye forcast looks we could be fishing them into mid September also. We have a few days left available in August and September we are starting to book up also. Call to book a charter and get the best days available.

Fishing mainly off the Fraser river right now for Sockeye between the North arm and the South arm. We have mainly been fishing the middle arm of the Fraser using Gibbs Highliner flashers with glow head, glow stripe pink hootchies seem to be best between 30 and 50ft. There will be more Springs showing up in the next week or so and we will start to try and key in on them on charters, for people who prefer to go for them. Anchovies behind a Gibbs flasher at 50 to 90ft seems to work well for them. If you have any questions feel free to call and ask I will help you out any way I can. Until the next report good luck.

Vancouver salmon fishing report for August 5th

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It is time for another Vancouver fishing report. After a couple good weeks of fishing on the West Van shoreline for Coho and Spring salmon we are now fishing off the Fraser river. Our first big push of Sockeye salmon hit the mouth of the Fraser in the last couple days. Today was the first day most people t‎hat know how to fish for Sockeye did very well. The fish seemed to be south of the north arm off the Fraser ‎river and down to T-10 but I’m sure there are fish all the way down to the South arm from reports I have heard.

Nice limit of Sockeye on the deck. Gibbs Highliner flashers and lots of dummy flashers helped. Early day heading home

Nice limit of Sockeye on the deck. Gibbs Highliner flashers and lots of dummy flashers helped. Early day heading home

Just got the full arsenal out for Sockeye. 6 rodds and a bunch of dummy flashers. Gibbs Highliner flashers.

Just got the full arsenal out for Sockeye. 6 rodds and a bunch of dummy flashers. Gibbs Highliner flashers.

Fishing for Sockeye we are using Gibbs Highliner flashers blue glow, red glow, and chartreuse glow. Fishing with 6 rods and a bunch of dummy flashers is key to get as much flash down there as you can to attract the schools to you. We are nearly booked for the whole month of August already, call now to book a day on the Watermark. It’s been a great year so far, and with the next month or so fishing for Sockeye will be great, then we will end the season with the Springs off the Fraser and at the Capilano river. Follow me on twitter @salmoncharter or FB on watermark fishing charters and you will see up to the minute reports while I’m on the water. Crabbing remains very good and should continue for the rest of the summer. Call to ask any questions and I will help you out anyway I can. Mark

Fishing Report May 16th.

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Another great week in the Vancouver salmon charter season. This week had a mixed bag but turned out to be great for us with limits of Spring salmon and with a surprising amount of Coho showing up here and there across the Strait of Georgia that we released. If you want to know what’s going on up to the minute follow @salmoncharter on twitter or like watermark fishing charters on Facebook.

The Gulf islands were great again this week with lots of Springs and some days a lot of Coho which is a great sign to see them at this time of year. We mainly fished off Thrasher rock and the gear that works best was Gibbs Highliner flashers chartreuse glow. At the start of the week hotchies were best but in the last few days SilverHorde 3.5in spoons were the best and mainly Homeland security, Irish cream and the Kitchen sink rocked. Check out my twitter to see pictures of the fish we were getting.

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This side of the straight there was some good fishing. ‎ Today guys did well in Tunstal bay and throughout the week fish have been caught off the QA, point Atkinson, the south end of Bowen island, and a few at hole in the wall. A mixture of spoons, hootchies and bait seem to be working best.

To do a charter to the Gulf islands a full day charter is required while local fishing we advise a 5 or 6hour trip. Crabbing remains great with Dungeness crab caught in Howe sound. Give us a call for any questions and to book a charter with the weather supposed to be nice next week it’s a great time to book a charter.   ‎With the numbers of Coho showing up in the straight already it looks like we will have a great fishery for them in the upcoming months.  Until next time good luck. Watermark

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March 30th 2014 Watermark Vancouver fishing report.

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    The start of the Vancouver salmon fishing charter season has started. The Watermark is starting to do charters. There have been some good reports in the last few weeks and with Spring at the South end of Bowen,  fishing will start with our first run of Springs in the next week or so.
   In the past few weeks there have been some nice spring caught on the West side of Bowen island. Grace, 3rd marker, and Tunstal have produced a mix bag of just undersized, and some nice legal fish. The fish have been caught mainly on spoons. Silva Hordes (Irish cream, home land security). Gibbs Gypsy (flamming hans). G force ( bon chovie). Also anchovies have worked well.
  There have been a few fish caught off the South end of Bowen island it’s still a bit early but that’s a great sign with so few people fishing the area to see a few legal fish caught. Anchovie seems to be what’s worked so far but a mixer of spoons mixed in is a great bet. We will be out this week if the weather is good, so check my twitter out on my web page and see how we are doing‎.
 The crabbing has been very good and the prawning is good also and this usually stays like this most of the year. Until next time good luck it’s a great time to book a charter for fishing the South end of Bowen island. It’s the first good run of Spring salmon in Vancouver to start the year. ‎ Until next time good luck.
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Sept 1st fishing report 2013 for Vancouver Charter Fishing.

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The salmon fishing in Vancouver remains very strong off the Fraser river from the N. Arm to the S. Arm of the Fraser river. Check out my twitter @salmoncharter and you will see the results. We are getting a mixer of fish most days from releasing Sockeye salmon, and wild Coho with an odd hatchery mixed in and keeping a lot of Pink salmon, and the Chinook fishing (springs) has been great also. If there is no significant rain this should continue for another week or so. Call for more info and what trip best fits into this fishery for you.

After the Fraser river fishery slows down we move into English bay and start fishing the West Vancouver shoreline again for our last big run or Spring salmon for the year. This fishery we only fish the flood tide which is the low tide to the high tide this pushes the fish towards the river and concentrates them in a small area. In this fishery we also catch Coho salmon and a bit later on we get Chum salmon.  For this fishery we advise a 6hr charter minimum or fish the whole flood tide because the fish can come in anywhere on the tide. We also advise don’t fish the weekends if possible in the week there’s 15 to 20 boats and on the weekends there can be over a 100 boats fighting for a very small area and can sometimes shut the fishing right off.

Some great pics of our catches over the past week or so:

Off the Fraser river our best tackle have been Gibbs Highliner flashers with anchovie or herring, or Silver Horde spoons and for the Pink salmon little pink hootchies are best but they hit anything.

The Crabbing remains very good and should continue and we will be starting to prawn again also its a great way to end a Vancouver charter on the Watermark. Call for booking or questions I will help you out anyway I can. Unti next time good luck, another great summer coming to an end in Vancouver

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Vancouver fishing report July 30th 2013

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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