Coho salmon Archives - Vancouver Salmon Fishing Charters with Watermark Charters - Fully Guided
We have had a great couple weeks of charters in Vancouver. We were fishing in english Bay for Coho and the odd Spring till a week ago and now have been off the Fraser river going after the Sockeye salmon with an odd Spring salmon mixed in. We have a few days open in August still and a few more days in September. This sockeye run should keep going into the first week of August and we will switch over to our West van fishery for the great Coho and Spring run in mid September to early October. We also get a great run of Springs and Coho off the Fraser river which we key on on full day charters. Give us a call and book a trip or ask any questions you would like to have answered. If you are trying to go get them yourself give me a shout and i will help you out anyway i can. The Sockeye have been hitting on Gibbsdelta flashers with Yamashita hootchies the springs like them to. If just keying on Coho and Springs i have been mainly using Watermark Gibbsdelta flashers with rhys davis heads and anchovies. Good luck look forward to talking to you.
Beautiful on the water the last few days when the wind wasn’t up. Fishing was a bit slow around Vancouver this weekend, but very few people were out fishing. I haven’t herd of anyone seeing the dolphins in Howe sound in the last week. If it’s like last year the fishing started to pick up pretty quickly after the dolphins left. There were fish caught here and there in the last few days with a nice 17lb Spring caught at 3rd marker on the West side of Bowen. Other places worth giving a shot include: Grace islands, Tunstal Bay (a few fish caught there), Vancouver harbour closer to the Capilano river seem to be good on the flood tide as there were a few smaller keepers caught. Defence islands tends to be where the bigger fish have been getting caught with a 21lber on friday and a 33lb caught a week ago. With the wind up on Sunday we couldn’t go very far, so we did a couple hours at Hole in the Wall and enjoyed the first run in the boat for this year. We did great on crab and prawns with the weather looking better this week. We should get out for some fishing in Vancouver. In the next few weeks with the weather improving more people will be out on the water and we will be getting alot more fishing reports and start to get busy doing charters in early April. Ended up taking some photos while we were out this weekend, check them out below or in the gallery. Good luck.
Another great day on the water in the waters around vancouver. It was slow down South today off T10 and the South arm of the Fraser river mainly because the Killer Whales went through yesterday so it’ll take a day or so for the fish to turn back on down there or we will have to wait for the next batch to come in. The West van shoreline in English Bay was good for some boats this morning mainly West of the Capilano between 14th street and 29th street. We had trouble getting them in this morning only landed 1 nice hatchery Coho, released 2 undersize Springs and lost 6 Coho. Crabbing was good again we kept 8 nice big dungeness. The afternoon trip was also nice calm and warm we fished the same place on the West Van shoreline we limited out with 6 nice hatchery Coho, lost a bunch and got a bunch of nice Dungeness crab on the way in. The Coho seemed to be abit smaller today than earlier in the week so there’re fresh fish moving in it seems with every flood tide.
A few Springs have been getting caught in the Gulf islands with them moved inshore to Thrasher Rock and the Grande with a 30lb Halibut getting caught at Thrasher rock trolling the bottom. On this side of the Straight of Georgia, Howe sound there’s still a few Springs getting caught at Hole in the Wall and Grace islands. The West Van shoreline in English Bay has started to produce a few Spring salmon and some Coho also. The tides get better for fishing the West van shoreline next week with a good flood in the morning which is the tide we want to fish as the fish get pushed to the Capilano river you don’t want to fish this area when the tide is ebbing. Crabbing is still been very good with lots of big dungeness crab around 7 inches across the back. It usually is slow the first 2 or 3 weeks of June then the West van area usually heats up as long as it does not rain much and Salmon rock and Howe sound pick up for Springs heading to the Squamish river.
The Salmon fishing has calmed down abit the last few days from the unreal fishing we had a couple weeks ago. The Gulf islands have slowed down abit some nice Springs still getting caught off Thrasher, Five fingers, and the Grande. This side of the Strait of Georgia the Spring salmon fishing has slowed down abit also but some real nice fish getting caught. Hole in the Wall and Grace islands have produced some nice Spring salmon. The Bell buoy off point grey has produced some nice Springs and a few Coho have started to show up. The West van shoreline has produced some nice Springs off the Marker at the Capilano river. The Coho from the Bell buoy will move to the west van shoreline and wait for rain to go up the Capilano River. Crabbing is still great lots of Dungeness alot being over 7 inches.