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June 13th fishing report 2011

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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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May 30th 2011 Fishing Report

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Finally some sun 2 days in a row. The best fishing in vancouver is still to head to the gulf islands for a full day trip. The best fishing seems to be at Thrasher Rock to a few miles out and up to the Grande. Alot of boats are still getting there limits if they hit the pockets of fish and most of the fish seem to weigh in the teens. Its a great day to go over to the Gulf islands and with Watermark being 34ft if the wind blows up we will still get a nice ride home and we just turn the heat on. This side of the Strait it has slowed down a bit the South end of Bowen island has slowed down and usually does at this time of year. Howe Sound has produced some nice fish at Hutt, Defence islands, Porteau Cove, and Hole in the Wall in the last week and most fish weighing in the teens with the biggest i know of being in the low 20’s. I will be out a lot this week with a weekend in the Gulf islands and a couple days in the week so till the next report good luck. If you need to book a charter or get any other info you need about Vancouver i would be pleased to help. Have a good few next days.

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Salmon Fishing CharterWell today we headed out on a charter, it wasn’t supposed to be the best day, but when we got to the South end of Bowen island we realised it was calm and the weather report was wrong. We headed over to Thrasher rock in the Gulf islands. It was worth it, as it was the best day of fishing of the year so far. We only fished 3 rods 143ft, 163ft, and 183ft one with a spoon, hootchie, and an anchovie. It didn’t matter what rod or lure they all got hit. We limited out very quickly with 4 nice Springs weighing betweeen 12 and 18lbs. After we limited out we realeased 4 more nice Spring biggest one being around 18lb and smallest about 13lbs and had 6 other ones on. We only had one undersize fish. We stopped fishing around 1230 after it had started to flood and the bait seemed to disappear and headed back over the the Straight of Georgia to Howe sound. We checked the prawn traps and did very well then headed into horseshoe bay. It was the best day of the year for us but has been very good over there for the last couple weeks or so. The South end of Bowen has still been producing some nice Springs also and there has been a rumor that some big fish have caught up Howe Sound. The next week looks good and the weather is going to get better for the long weekend so good luck till next time.

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Fishing report May 9th 2011

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What a beautiful day Salmon Fishing in Vancouver.  We headed out around 9am from Howe sound to the South end of Bowen Island. We started about 2 miles off. We had a great day we ended up keeping a 11, 17lb Spring lost one and released one not bad for starting mid morning. Most boats off the South end of Bowen got a legal Spring and a chance at a couple more with a few boats doing better. We caught all our fish between 100 and 130ft on anchovies. The Gulf islands today were exellent with alot of the boats limiting out with between 2 and 6 legal fish. They were catching Springs from North of Naniamo to Thrasher rock fishing offshore 2 to 4 miles. Prawning was great we are only fishing 2 traps right now in shallow water and we got around 200. Until next time good luck.

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May 8th 2011 vancouver fishing report

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Another decent week around Vancouver with the gulf islands really started to come on. With the weather being better this week people have been out on the water a bit more and more fish have been hit. Howe sound has died off a bit but not many people have been fishing the sound since the South end of Bowen island has started to produce. There seems to be good days followed by a slower day. One reason for this is the killer whales have come by a few times this week so have a few big groups of dolphin. The salmon have generally been caught between 100 – 150ft on a mixture of spoons, hootchies, and bait. The fish that have been caught have been 14 to 20lbs real nice fish for this time of year. The Gulf islands from North of Naniamo to Thrasher has been nothing but excelent. Mainly fishing offshore 2 to 4 miles many boats have been limiting out with fish between 15 – 25lbs and it should continue with the South end of Bowen getting better also as the fish move down. Most of the fish over the other side of the Strait have been caught between 120 – 180 ft on spoons and hootchies. Crabbing and prawning remain good. Good luck till next time

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May 2nd 2011 fishing report

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This weekend we can finally say the Springs showed up in a big way off the South end of Bowen island. It’s better late than never the fish showed up just in time for the North Shore Fish and Game fishing derby on Sunday. There were over a hundred people entered into the derby and with the water flat calm and sunny everyone could get off into the Strait of Georgia and fish the south end of Bowen Island. The weigh in was at 2pm and there was an even 50 Springs weighed in, with the winning fish weighing 21lb 3oz. A great start and it should only get better for the next month. Good luck till next time hope for sunny calm water people now will be fishing alot more since this run has showed up and we will know where the fish are.

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Fishing report April 29th 2011

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The fishing in vancouver has picked up a bit in the last few days since the last report. The South end of Bowen island has started to produce, not in great numbers, but most boats are coming home with at least one nice Spring salmon. The weather still has been a problem with rain and wind it is the end of April so Spring in vancouver has to get here soon and give us the weather we’re used to at this time of year. Most people are fishing the South end of Bowen island now but a few fish have been hit up Howe Sound and on the West side of Bowen island for the few that have gone there. The Gulf islands have started to be better also from fishing right off Thrasher rock to fishing a few miles off the rock. I will say it again hopefully the weather starts to be like the weather we’re used to in Vancouver at this time of year and warm up stop raining and we can get back to the fishing we’re used to. The crabbing and prawning remains great now just need the vancouver weather to start to be nice and we will be out most days chartering the vancouver waters. Good luck till next time.

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Fishing report April 23 2011

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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.

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April 4th 2011

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Another weekend on the water around vancouvers salmon fishing grounds.  Howe Sound has started to heat up like it does every early April with Grace,  Hutt island, 3rd marker, Gower point and Defence all producing fish with half a dozen fish caught close to 20lbs between the places in the last week.   It still seems to be if you find the bait you stand a good chance at catching some nice Spring into the low 20 pound range.    It should only keep getting better and when the weather gets a bit nicer a lot more boats will be fishing alot more including the Watermark.  The South end of Bowen island should start to heat up in the next week. The crabbing and prawning remains very good in Howe Sound and should continue.  If you want a daily report feel free to call be glad to give you an honest report.  Until next time good luck

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March 29th 2011

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Great way to start the 1st charter of the season.   Had a 3 people from P.E.I on there first Vancouver salmon fishing charter.  We started the day off with checking the traps that had been left out in Howe sound the day before, we got 6 legal dungeness crab and 400 prawns, a great way to start the day.  

We then headed over to the West side of Bowen island and started at 3rd marker before the high slack.  We lost a small Spring salmon in the first half hour but nothing else.  When the tide started to slow down near the high and the bait came into the area we hit a 16lb Spring  dragging the bottom on an army truck spoon.  Soon after we hit another 14lb Spring on the same thing dragging the bottom right off the cabin at 3rd marker.  We trolled around for another hour the bait seemed to move on and a couple seals moved in also we called it a day and headed back to deal with the days catch.  A good way to start the charter seaon the water was flat calm and didn’t rain till the last hour or so of the charter.  Until next time good luck. Don’t forget to send us an email or give us a call if you would like to arrange a charter.

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March 20th 2011

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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.

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April 9th 2010

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What a beautiful day to be on the water in the Strait of Georgia. We left Horseshoe Bay at 1130am and headed out of Howe Sound to the South end of Bowen island. We got our gear down around noon 4 miles of Roger Curtis. We trolled around for an hour or so and didn’t see much. There was no wind and the Stait of Georgia was flat calm

 we headed over to Gabriolla Island. On the way over we saw Dolphin to make the ride more enjoyable. We got out gear down at 3pm at the Grande we then saw a big bunch of birds and 8 to 10 bald eagles  feeding on a school of big herring that was on the surface. We started to show feed on the bottom as we were nearing Whale bone Bay. We then started to get quite abit of action  with bottom fish we ended the day with 9 rock cod  , 2 flounder, 1 lingcod, 5 pacific cod, and we did get a nice Spring salmon . It was a great day on the water with plenty off fish probably would of done better for salmon but there were just to many bottom fish. We stopped fishing at 7pm to get back before dark . On the way back we saw the Dolphin in the middle of the straight again. The crab traps   did well with a good number of large Dundeness crab. The fishing should just get batter hopefully the weather stays like it was today and we’ll be able to get across the straight and to fish off the South end of Bowen Island. If you have any questions feel free to call until next time good luck.

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April 3rd/2010

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Another couple stormy days in the greater Vancouver area. The good news is in the last 4 or 5 days when people can get out in this weather there seems to be alot more feed showing up. There seems to be feed showing up at Hole in the Wall to Lions Bay when this weather calms down there should be some Springs to be caught. There also is some feed showing up at the usual spots on the West side of Bowen Island, 3rd marker, Tunstal, and Hutt island. I did know one boat that did get for an hour or so of fishing at Grace island and did manage to get a 10lb Spring before he got blown out of there. The prawning and crabbing remains very good. Hopefully this weather blows itself out and we get some settled weather and fishing should pick up quite quickly. It’s very close to the time of year we start to fish the South end of Bowen island. Should be some great fishing there are some blue backs which are small Coho salmon already are in the Stait Of Georgia. If you want any questions answered feel free to call and ask I’ll help you out any way I can to make your visit more enjoyable to Vancouver.

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March 29th 2010

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Well the weather this weekend was not on our side. Not many people went out. The algae bloom seems to have arrived in parts of Howe Sound already. The salmon fishing seemed to have slowed down abit on thursday and friday last week at Grace, 3rd marker, and Tunstal but the water was very brown with the algae bloom. There was a boat that got out for awhile on sunday and fished Tunstal bay for a few hours. He did end up with one legal Spring and 2 undersize not bad for a few hours. The south end of Bowen island should start to pick up here in the next week or two. There is the odd Spring getting caught on the flood at the Capilano river off the marker. There will be alot more activity on the water if the weather gets back to being nice including myself just waiting for calm winds and flat water. Crabbing and prawning remain very good and should continue untill the commercial prawn fishery is opened. Good luck till then give me a call if you need any questions answered.

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Fishing report march 13 2010

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For the people that went out in the weather today it paid off. The one boat i know that fished the west side of bowen island at Hutt island, and 3rd marker got rewarded today. They ended up getting two Winter Springs a 13lb, 9lb they also got 2 just undersize and lost one. The weather was windy and rainy but it turned ouy yo be worth while. Hopefully the weather turns to the better and we will all get out there and get a lot better idea of how the fishing is. Untill next time good luck and it should start picking up later on in March.

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Fishing Report Aug. 11th and 12th

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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.

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Fishing Report Aug. 8th

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A fabulous day on the water! The fishing was great again today around vancouver. A few nice Spring were caught near the high tide in English Bay and on the West van shoreline near the Capilano River. The Bell Buoy was again the main place most people fished this morning, with most boats getting a chance at a couple Springs. The biggest Spring landed today was 31lbs. Also at the Bell buoy today, a few pinks and sockeye were caught. We went up Howe Sound once again and were successful. We limited out on Pinks quite quickly, and realeased 22 more throughout the morning. Crabbing remains fabulous and prawning is just around the corner!

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Fishing Report Aug. 5th

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It has been another great day on the water in Vancouver. The morning was a bit slow on the West Van shoreline. There were a few Springs, Coho, and Pink Salmon which were caught, however, when the ebb tide really started to move, the fish got sucked out of there. The killer whales spent alot of the day off of the Fraser River between the North arm and the South arm. Some boats did rather well off of the afternoon flood tide. Our boat, in particular, caught a Pink and lost one. We also got a 7lb wild coho and released it, and lost another one. Furthermore, we lost a 10 to 12lb Spring and kept another that was 22lbs. We had a couple of other hits as well. Clearly, not a bad afternoon on the water. I saw a few more boats catch some nice Spring, Pinks, and Coho. The biggest of the day was a 31lb Spring. Crabbing still remains excellent to date! The fishing should continue to be a success from here on in while we continue to wait for the main run of pinks.

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Fishing Report July29th

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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.

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Fishing Report July 28th

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Another warm and sunny day on the waters around vancouver. Very calm and hot today on the water. The West Van shoreline produced a few fish today. We fished for a few hours today kept 1 Pink and lost 3 Pinks and realeased 4 little Lingcod. Another boat near the Fishery Station hit a Coho, and a Pink. The Gulf Isalnds produced again with a boat getting a 15lb Halibut and 2 Springs around 20lbs each and lost 2 others at Thrasher Rock. It’s very surprising that a Halibut keeps getting hit every few days a great sign if they stick around. Howe Sound a few more Pinks showed up at Furry Creek with a few of the beach casters getting a few more today early in the morning. Crabbing remains very good for Dungeness Crab. Getting close to August a few more fish showing up every day looks great for August.

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