Another great hot day on the water! Up Howe Sound, the Pinks were thicker than they were the day before. In the morning, on charter, we limited out very easily and also released a bunch. It will only get better from here. Two years ago, when we last had Pink Salmon, they arrived August 4th. There are great signs that they are here in these numbers already. The West Van shoreline is still producing a few fish on the right tide. Down at the T10 marker to the south arm, off of the Fraser River, there are some big Springs that have been caught. The odd Sockeye has been caught and released as well. We are booking up quick for August, so this is a great time to book your vancouver salmon fishing trip! Crabbing for Dungeness still remains great!
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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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Nice calm day on the water around the Vancouver area today. The Gulf islands produced some nice Springs they were hitting near the high slack in the morning. Seems like there’re a few more schools of Coho in English Bay on the West Van shoreline and a few nice Springs. Fishing has perked up abit in the last few days everywhere lets hope the rain stays away. August is booking up pretty quick with the antisapation of the big return of the Pink and Sockeye salmon book now.
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.
Still good fishing. The Gulf islands is still very good off five fingers and of the Grande just outside off Silva Bay. All nice big Springs has not been like that for years over there and it doesn’t seem like it’s slowing down. This side of the Strait of Georgia, in Howe Sounds at Hole in the Wall there has been a few nice Springs taken and a few Jack Springs also. Up Howe sound Defence has been producing Springs another good bet would be Porteau cove it’s just been great fishing everywhere else nobody has gone up there lately. The West van shoreline is still going strong for lots of Coho and the odd Spring mixed in there.
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.
Great day on the water today in vancouver waters. We left the dock in Horeshoe bay at 7 oclock in the morning flat calm and sunny. We baited the crab traps on the way out we already had a few in there from the day before so a great start to the day. A nice 15 minute boat ride down the West van shoreline looking at all the multi million dollar homes as we have our morning coffee. We started fishing off Ambleside beach we had 3 hits in the next hour or so landing 1 nice Coho. Then we moved down the shorline more off Dundarave and had a chance at 4 more coho only landing 1 more. Not the best ratio but coho are like that some times 2 for 7 it should only get better if it does not rain each flood tide should bring a few more coho in with some springs in there as well. A boat beside us got about a 12lbs spring. We trolled the West van shoreline till about 1130 then cruised back to the crab traps picked up a few more crab and back to the dock. Not a bad day on the water great people, a bunch of crab, quite abit of action salmon wise, and 2 nice hatchery coho for the barbeque. If possible fish this area during the week, it is better than the weekend to stay away from the crowds. The Gulf islands have still been ok some boats have been in the right spot at the right time and have done very well while a boat half a mile away gets nothing we’d still love to see the fish move inshore more so it’s in a more consentrated area. T10 there has been a few Springs taken which is off the middle arm of the Fraser river. Till next time cheers Mark
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.
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