Gulf Islands Archives - Vancouver Salmon Fishing Charters with Watermark Charters - Fully Guided
The Gulf Islands, across the strait, at Thrasher rock has been smoking most days with double digit fish getting hit. The weather is supposed to be calm and sunny all week so now is the time to book.
The last few days on the water since the Killer whales went through on Monday has been abit slower. Thursday and Friday this week were windy in the morning and was not helping fishing out. In the past few days in English Bay to the Bell Buoy there has been the odd Spring taken and there are a few schools of Pinks and Sockeye. The main run off Pinks for the Fraser are still coming and in the next week the Spring fishing off the Bell Buoy to T10 should heat up and if it’s anything like last year we’ll all have fun. The Capilano is still a couple weeks away for that Spring run and that’ll run till the start off October and longer if the rain stays away. The last few days for my boat had mixed results. Thusday afternoon we fished for just over an hour and we released 2 Sockeye lost 1 and had a couple grills. Friday late morning we fished and had a few grills, fished for 3hrs there was a nice 20lbs Spring caught but very slow everywhere and the water was windy and had a couple feet chop. This morning we released an undersize Spring, had a shot at a nice Spring, released 2 Sockeye lost a Sockeye, and kept a Pink. It was slow overall most boats had a shot at a pink or Sockeye but slow. The fishing should pick up very soon if it’s like previous years. Best time to do charters at this time of year is in the week if possible the weekends get very crouded when these fish get here. Crabbing remains very good lots of big Dungeness crab.
It’s time to get out and try Vancouver Salmon Fishing the Pinks have started to show up Howe Sound in some good numbers. Some boats today limited out on Pinks a great sign these fish are here usually they show up in the first week of August. Furry Creek and just South of Defence islands is where the fish have been hit. The West van shoreline is still producing the odd fish on the right tide but for the next 3 weeks the place to be will be up Howe Sound for some light tackle Pink Salmon Fishing.
Vancouver Salmon Fishing is continuing to get better after weeks of being slow. The West Van shoreline is producing Pinks, Coho, Springs and evan getting an odd Sockeye. The Pinks and Sockeye have started to show up in the last week. The start of over 20 million returning to the Vancouver area and the river systems. Howe Sound the start off the Squamish Pinks have started to show up not in huge numbers yet but by August Howe Sound will be stacked with them. The Gulf Islands are still producing some very nice Springs and surprisingly a few more Halibut were hit this week. Things look great for August and September. Crabbing remains great, lots of big dungeness crab nothing like a crab and salmon barbeque after a day on the water. August is filling up book now for a great day on the water Vancouver Salmon Fishing.
It’s been a nice sunny weekend on the water around Vancouver. The Gulf islands off of Thrasher rock and the Grande have produced some very nice Springs. It’s still hit and miss but well worth it when you hit. One boat got 3 very nice Springs weighing 34, 26, and 20lbs, but a boat beside him had one hit and did not get it in. This side of the Straight of Georgia has been alike, hit or miss. T10 and South has had some nice Springs and a few Jack Spings mixed in. There has been the odd Spring and Coho hit on the West Van shoreline, but this has slowed down. In Howe Sound, a few Springs and Jack Springs have been caught in certain areas such as: Salmon Rock, Grace islands, and Hole in the Wall. Crabbing still remains successful. On the last trip out to the traps, we got 15 legal Dungeness Crab. Looking forward to the next couple of weeks when we should begin to see the Pinks and Sockeye arrive. Hurry and book your August charters now!
After that bad weather a few days ago that brought all that rain things have seemed to have settled down to sunny with a few clouds. The West van shoreline there’re are a few nice Coho getting caught with a Spring salmon mixed in there. The Capilano River is back down to a trickle after that rain which is great the fish will start to stack up on the West van shoreline again every flood tide a few more should arrive. T10 and South a few nice Springs got caught this morning with a few Jack Springs mixed in. Howe Sound looks good again with one boat this morning getting a 31lb, 22lb and a few Jack Springs all on the West side of Bowen island. Hole in the Wall right outside Horeshoe Bay a few nice Springs have been taken the last few days with a 25lb being the biggest i’ve herd of. Up Howe sound Defence islands has produced some nice Springs so it looks like the Squamish fish have started to come into Howe Sound making there way up. The Gulf islands with the water being abit rough the last few days not many people have been fishing them the water should calm down in the next few days and people will be heading back over there. The crabbing has been great as usual with lots of bid Dungeness crab.
Today was the first not so good day in quite some time. It rained real hard on wednesday and the weather is changing back to sun so it’s not surprising it was slow everywhere today. The Gulf islands were slow but with the weather changing back to steady sun should be back in the next few days when the weather settles down. I was on the West van shoreline today in English Bay and it was very slow. A few nice Coho were taken in the early morning and that’s about all i herd. I fished in the afternoon and i did not hear or see a fish caught but with that rain those fish check the river out when it dries up in the next day or to the fish will start to stack up again it will just take a day or so. The Dungeness crabbing is still great 17 legal crab out of one trap yesterday. Big North west supposed to blow tomorrow should bring the sun back and should evan blow some Coho back to the West van shorline.
Another day on the water around vancouver. The West Van shoreline was nearlly unfishable and by late morning was not fishable. A few Coho were caught in the morning but it was so rough it was very tough to fish. We left the dock late morning and by this time the West Van shoreline was not fishable. We went to Hole in the Wall and the Sunset Beach area. We had a decent day in the end we ended up with a 20lb Spring and 2 Jacks which are just undersize mature Spring salmon both weighed about 7lbs. We had a bunch of dungeness crab so with the wind a not so bad day in the end.
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.
Still great weather and the fishing has just got better. The Gulf islands are still good off of Thrasher and Five fingers. Howe Sound there have been a few Springs taken off Salmon Rock. The West van shoreline has been quite good for Coho and there’re a few Springs mixed in. T10 which is off the airport and the middle arm of the Fraser river has been producing Springs with some days being very good. Things are looking up, things should keep getting better especially the West Van shoreline if it does not rain. The Capilano River is very low right now and the fish really can’t get up the river and should continue to stack up