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.
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.
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