Sorry for the long periods betweeen reports. The fishing over the last few days there were mixed with some great but some with not so great days. We’re still waiting for summer to arrive so we can get started with the Vancouver salmon fishing season. The Gulf islands around the area of Thrasher still report red hot or for some people cold. I know a lot of boats that were limited out with one boat catching 8 with several others with 4 or 6 but there were also a lot of boats with 1. They were in pockets and if you hit one of the pockets you did great. Most of the springs were betweeen 12 and 18 pounds. This side of the strait closer to down town Vancouver has had mixed reports also. The Capilano river has a bunch of Coho in it in the next week or so if it doesn’t rain there will be good fishing on the West van shoreline for Coho and a few Spring salmon. Howe Sound over the last few days has been producing also with Grace islands, hole in the wall and Defence islands producing some nice Springs up to 20lbs. One boat at Defence got 4 nice ones on Saturday, the biggest being 19lbs. A good week over all if the water stays nice and calm and we fianlly get some summer weather it’s looking like a good month in front of us. Until next time good luck if you need any questions asked feel free to call and i will help you out any way i can.
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Wow some nice weather finally hopefully this is the start of Spring in Vancouver. The vancouver fishing has still been abit slow but the weather has not helped much at all. Hopefully now the weather will let the Vancouver salmon fishing season really begin. In the last week not many people have been out fishing but Defence and Poteau Cove has produced a few fish for the few people that have ventured up Howe Sound. The South end of Bowen, which everyone has been waiting for, has still been slow but with the weather and the water conditions it has not been fished very much. The West side off Bowen island Tunstall, 3rd marker, Hutt, Grace islands a few fish have been caught. The Gulf islands a few fish have been caught off Thrasher rock which is a great. If this weather stays nice and it warms up we should see the fishing pick up quite quickly.
Sorry for the long time without a report just enjoying the summer fishing and enjoying the water. Over the last couple weeks there have been ups and downs in the fishing. The weather has been great and generally calm. In late August the South arm off the Fraser river was loaded with pinks, a long run but was well worth it. The Bell Buoy has had it’s good days and some slower days with a few Springs, Pink, Sockeye, and the odd Coho being caught. The last week the West van shoreline has started to heat up for those September Springs. Fishing from the Pink apartment to the Marker off the Capilano River on the flood is the tide to fish. We’ve been doing well on Jack Springs and our biggest Spring weighed in at 31lbs. If you have to fish the ebb tide there has been some good fishing at the Bell buoy. The biggest I’ve herd about was a 36lb Spring with a few more in the 20lb range. From now till the end off September or if the rains hold off into october is when we get our biggest fish of the year in English Bay to the Capilano river. It’s a Great time to try and catch your tyee to end the year off on a great note after a great summer of fun on the water. Untill the next report good luck hope to see you out there. The crabbing remains great and we’ll start prawning soon when a few less people are on the water.
Well Spring time seems to be here. Fishing this winter was decent one day then slow the next day. There wasn’t that much feed around this winter if you found feed you usually picked up a few nice winter Springs. The Crabbing and Prawning this winter has been nothing short of amazing this should continue for both till the comercial prawning starts usually some time in June. This is the time of year in Vancouver we start to get a good number of Spring salmon showing up in the Straight of Georgia, Off the Fraser River, in Howe Sound, and for full day trips the Gulf Islands. The Herring have moved into the Straight to spawn in good numbers and the Spring salmon are usually not far behind. In the last week or so there have been a few Springs caught off Point Grey to the North Arm mostly just undersize with a few nice ones mixed in. The West side of Bowen seem to have bigger fish with some nice fish getting caught at Hutt Island, 3rd Marker, and Tunstall Bay. The South end of Bowen island starts to heat up at the end of March and goes till May. The crabbing in Howe Sound remains great all year round there’s no commercial fishery for them at any time in this area. This is the time of year everybody puts there boats back in the water and the marinas turn from ghost towns to full of boaters. They’ll be alot more people out fishing in the next few weeks so we’ll get a lot better idea of where the fish are and what they’re eating better having 100 boats spread out everywhere fishing to 10 or so boats fishing in the winter. Till next time good luck and if you have any questions email me and i’ll be glad to help you out the best i can. Should be a great year lets all hope the summer was as nice as the winter.
In the last week we have seen the last of the Pinks go up the South arm off the Fraser River. The fishing in English Bay the last week has picked up at the Bell Buoy and the West Van shoreline to the Capilano River. We’re generally fishing the flood tide near the Capilano and on the ebb tide out toward the Bell Buoy. We’ve done well fishing the flood tide near the capilano getting quite a few Jack Springs, and our biggest Spring being 31lbs. There have also been the odd Coho taken and early in the week a couple Pinks. The Bell Buoy has been hit or miss with some boats doing well with the biggest Spring that has been confirmed has been 36lbs. In the next few weeks this is the time of year you have your real chance at a tyee. Until next time good luck hope to see you out there. The best time to do a charter at this time of year is in the week if possible it really helps staying away from the crowds on the weekend. Crabbing remains great with lots of 7 inch dungeness
It has been another nice couple of days fishing in Vancouver. It looks as though the last of the Pinks have disappeared from up Howe Sound and headed toward the Squamish River. We have had a great couple of weeks fishing for Pinks while using our light tackle. The Spring salmon has started to show up off of the Fraser river and also in English Bay. We have seen some Pinks, Sockeye, and Springs produced at the Bell Buoy in English Bay as well. Furthermore, there have been a couple of Springs caught off of the West Van shoreline on the flood tide. Moreover, there have been sightings of some Springs and Pinks off of the Fraser River from t10 to the South arm. We had a great day on the water Monday morning, where we ended up with a 30lb and 16lb Spring. That same day, we lost a Spring in the mid 20’s and released one that was just short of being considered legal size. It was near the end of august of last year when the late run of Spring salmon arrived. Fishing looks good so far, and should only get better over the course of the next week or so. We can only hope that the killer whales stay away. As always, crabbing remains a success!
Wow, was it ever a rainy day on the water! I had a group of guys that wanted to brave the rain so off we headed up Howe Sound to Camp Potlatch. We fished for 3 hours in the downpour and with a little luck we caught a Pink. We also lost one and had another hit. We then got a call that there were a little school of Pinks off of Furry creek. We got there and fished for about 15 minutes and limited out. They then disappeared. The Pinks are starting to hump up and are definately moving up towards Squamish river. In the harbour there were a few Springs taken for those who braved the rain. Friday was alot nicer of a day. We headed up the Sound in the afternoon. The people that fished the morning in English Bay at the Bell Buoy, had a few Springs and an odd Pink. We went and looked at Furry and saw nothing, so we headed up to Potlatch. At first we saw nothing, however, just before we left, we saw a little school of Pinks off of the creek. We ended up with 6 Pinks and we released a couple again. Some of them had very big roe in them already. They are definately headed up to the Squamish river. The next fishery should be very soon if we don`t get any more fresh Pinks up Howe Sound. There are still the Fraser Pinks to come also, and then we have our Springs still to come. These should be showing up at the Bell Buoy and then the Capilano Springs. Alot off great fishing ahead still just need things to dry up for us.
The last few days had mixed results. Aug. 11th was the first day after the real big rain we had the day before. The harbour remains slow (English Bay, West Van shoreline). There were a few fish caught but most boats went home empty handed. We went up Howe Sound with our fingers crossed that the Pinks were still there. The fishing was quite good but nothing like it had been. We got our limit of 8 Pinks lost a bunch and released about half a dozen. Aug. 12th a few more fish got hit in English Bay near the Bell Buoy. One boat ended up with a near 30lb and a 20lb Spring. In Howe Sound we crossed our fingers and headed up Howe Sound again to try our luck at Pinks. The first hour was pretty good fishing we ended up with 5 Pinks fed 3 to a seal and lost 5 or 6. After that first hour it went dead we didn’t see very many fish at all fin or jump after that. We hope that this is a one day event and that they haven’t gone up the Squamish River. There’re a lot of fish still coming down we’ll just have to see where these fish end up. The weather sounds like after the next day or so it’s going to get better hopefully the fish stack up like they did before that rain.
Well the rain came and was it ever a downpour. For the few brave people that went fishing today up the Howe Sound, were they ever rewarded. There were Pink salmon everywhere! The 4 boats that I saw at the Spot where I was fishing, all limited out very quickly. We all released a alot of salmon as well. Today, we kept our 8 Pinks and released over 20 more in the morning. Hopefully this fishing continues!
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.
Fishing was alot better today with Sockeye, Pink, Coho, and some Springs showing up on the West Van shoreline. On the flood this morning quite a few fish were taken from the Pink apartment down to the marker off the Capilano River. There also later in the day a few Pinkis were taken off the Fishery Station. In the last couple days these fish have moved in this is what we’ve been waiting for the last couple weeks it should get better every day. The Gulf islands The Grande and Thrasher rock some good fishing for Springs continues when the water lets us get over to that side. Howe Sound a few Pinks have shown up any day now we should get a big push off them up the Sound to the Defense Islands, and Furry Creek area. Things are looking very positive for the next month for Coho, Pink and Sockeye with a few Springs mixed in. Crabbing remains very good with lots off big dungeness crab. Until next time good luck
The past few days some fish have started to show up. In Howe Sound there has been a few Pink salmon hit and some Springs. It’s nice to see the Pinks salmon it’s a bit early for them but when the first few show up it’s not long before Furry Creek, and Porteau Cove get hit by the thousands and limits happen every day. English Bay and the West Van shoreline not much seems to be happening on the Ebb. The big tides this week blows those fish out into the Strait Off Georgia. The Flood tide had been not bad some days with a boat yesterday getting 2 15lbs Springs and losing another one while another boat got a couple Coho and a Spring with a few more hits. Not many boats have been fishing off the Fraser River this week but the few boats that have gone down to the lightship which is off the South arm of the river have caught some nice Springs. There’re a few Sockeye in the river so very soon we should be catching and keying on them (waiting for them to open them for us). The Gulf islands, Thrasher rock, and the Grande if you put in the time through a tide has not been bad with a couple Springs up to 30lbs have been caught in the last few days. We fished today and headed up Howe Sound to try and see if we could find Pinks. We checked out the usual spots that we cast for them and nothing was there we saw a couple flip but no big schools to key on. We only picked up one Pink today but a beautiful day on the water flat calm and hot. The test sets up north have been great not long till we have more fish than we know what to do with. Call now for charters August is booking up quick.
Fishing has been picking up the last few days. With the water being calm the last few days people have gotten over to the Gulf Islands. Thrasher Rock and the Grande have produced. Some boats have done very well limiting out on Spring salmon up to 30lbs most fish seem to be in the high teens. This fishery is great you drag the bottom so you’re usually busy with some kind off bottom fish if you don’t have a Spring on. On this side off the Straight of Georgia, Howe Sound some nice Springs have been taken off Hole in the Wall, Grace, and Salmon Rock. In English Bay the Bell Buoy has quite a few undersize Springs with the odd big one. The West van shoreline seems to still be active when you get on top off a school of Coho with a Spring mixed in. I got my first Sockeye of the year yesterday off the sailing club off 14th street that was a surprise hitting a spoon we also lost a Coho, had a couple other hits, a few small salmon, and a few cod when we were dragging the bottom off the pink apartment. There seems to be quite alot of small salmon (grilse) on there way out to see a good sign for years to come.
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The weather finally sounds like it’s going to stop raining and dry out. The Gulf islands fishing has been good one day spotty the next. Fishing the Grande dragging bottom has been producing there also have been 3 or 4 halibut caught in the last 2 weeks in the Gulf islands. T10 south has been producing one here one there but with the water and weather changing should start to get back to where it was a couple weeks ago. The West van shoreline is still producing a Coho here and there and a few undersize Springs with the odd legal Spring. This area should get better after a few days of no rain and the fish will start to stack up again. Howe Sound has started to produce some nice Springs Hole in the Wall has produced some nice Springs up to 30lbs with a few Jack Springs mixed in. Other places that has produced fish in Howe Sound Salmon Rock, West side of Bowen, and Grace Islands and the Hole in the Wall area up past Sunset marina. Sounds like the weather is going to be sunny with no rain so things should look better in a few days. Only a couple more weeks till the Pink salmon hit Howe sound.
The fishing in the Vancouver area over the weekend had some good results. The West van shoreline has slowed down there’re a few schools of Coho down there so if you hit one you can do well and a few nice Springs were hit. T10 to the South arm some boats did quite qell this weekend for Springs but it was you were a hero or a zero. It looks like the Squamish fish have started to arrive into Howe Sound. There’ve been fish caught at Salmon Rock, the west side of Bowen, and Hole in the Wall to Sunset marina. Hole in the Wall yesterday had a fresh run off Springs come in the biggest I know off was 33lbs and one boat kept 3 Springs another kept 2 and about another half dozen were caught in the last say or so. They were all white Springs so definetly Squamish fish. If this is the start of the Squamish fish coming in the next couple weeks in Howe Sound will be the place to be. Nothing like a 5 minute run to the fishing grounds. Crabbing is still good with lots of large dungeness crab should stay this way for most of the summer.
Well finally after a week of North west wind it has died down abit can’t remember the last time it blew for a week. Boats could finally fish the West van shoreline again. There were a few schools of Coho down there and an odd Spring hopefully it calms down and the fishing will get back to how it was a couple weeks ago. There still are fish in the Gulf Islands off Thrasher and the Grande but the water has not let anybody fish over there except the few that are docked in Silver Bay. In Howe Sound a few nice Springs have been caught at Hole In the wall, and off Sunset marina with a few Jack Springs also which are just undersize mature Spring salmon. The West side off Bowen island has produced some real nice Springs in the last week again the North West hits there so limited time fishing there so if it stays calm we will get a good read on all these spots in the next day or so. Crabbing is still great and should stay that way.
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.
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.