The Vancouver salmon fishing season is in full swing. The last 2 weeks have been nothing but excellent. We’ve been fishing mainly up Howe Sound near Furry creek. Most days have been easy to catch limits of Pink salmon casting at them in the shallows with Gibbs pink jigs. There also has been some decent fishing on the West van shoreline. There have been some real nice Springs, Coho, and Pink salmon caught all the way from the fisheries station to right at the light at the Capilano river. The main run of Pink and Socheye salmon are still to come to the Fraser river which should arrive any day and it sounds like they could open us for Socheye any day. If you’re thinking of a trip book soon we’re nearlly booked up for all of August and September is getting there also. If you have anymore questions feel free to call I will help you any way I can if i’m booked i will recomend a few people to you. Crabbing remains okay, although we’ve not been doing it often and prawning is good. Till next time good luck. Mark
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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.
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.
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.
The fishing has picked up quite abit in the last few days around vancouver. In the last few days there have been some fish caught in English Bay, the Bell Buoy, the South end of Bowen, and Grace island. Hopefully the last few days is the start of our Spring fishery. English bay off the Capilano to the Dundarave peir on the flood has produced a few nice Spring from being just undersize to the mid teens. The Bell Buoy there were a few more smaller undersize fish with a few legal fish in the 8 to 14lb range. In Howe Sound at Grace island a boat had a few good hours there losing a nice fish getting a nice fish and two undersize fish also. The South end of Bowen island it seems the better luck has been a mile or two off Cowans to Roger Curtis. The fish here have ranged in size from just legal to about 15lbs with one boat yesterday getting three legal and losing two other good ones in a short time. The Gulf islands seem to have picked up abit also so everything seems to have started. This is the time of year we go out one day and we get busy it seems to be heading that way it usually happens in mid April. If you have any questions feel free to call and you’ll get an honest answer have a great day.
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.
The fishing has picked up on the west side of Bowen in the last few days. The Spring salmon fishing in Howe Sound on the west side of Bowen island has picked up at Grace Islands, Hutt Island, and 3rd Marker. The weather has been on our side and some nice Springs in the 8 to 16 pound range have been caught there also have been quite a few undersize fish caught also that range in size from 5lbs to just undersize. It should just keep getting better as the Spring moves on and we’ll start fishing off the South end of Bowen Island to the Gulf Islands soon. Crabbing and Prawning remains great. Until next time good luck.
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.
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
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.
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.
Another couple days on the water with mixed results. Thursday we headed up Howe Sound in the morning and fished for Pinks. We ended up with 3 Pinks had a few more hits and lost 4 or 5. When we arrived the Pinks were schooling around we got a couple right away and then the seal moved in took one off our line and scattered the schools and they never came back. Not a bad morning but could off been alot better if the seals had not bothered us. The morning in English bay on the West Van shoreline was very slow. A few boats moved over to the Bell Buoy later in the morning and caught some Sockeye that had to be released, a few Pinks and a couple boats got a Spring. The afternoon we headed down to the West Van shoreline to fish the flood tide that had produced the last few days. The fishing was very slow I saw one boat get a small Coho or Pink. Later in the evening a few Springs got hit at the Bell Buoy a friend of mine got a 15 and 20lb right near the high slack. This morning was a different story quite a few boats at the Bell Buoy did well with a few boats getting 4 or 5 Springs all high teens to mid twenty’s. We went up Howe Sound again this morning and it was the complete difference from the morning before. We limited out on Pinks in a very short time and realeased 28 over the next couple hours and lost a bunch more. A great day on the water all around Vancouver. Crabbing remains great with alot of 7 inch Dungeness crab.
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.
The fishing for Pink Salmon in Howe Sound has remained unstable. One day appears successful and the next day is potentially a bit slower than normal. They still have not arrived in huge numbers yet, although every day is more promising, with increasing numbers of schools fining about. One of the main problems off of Potlatch is the numerous seals that we have encountered. It appears as though the schools that tend to come into the shallows are being scared off by these predators. Without a doubt, the best fishing is when the seals do not seem to be around. A few days ago, the Gulf Islands produced another Halibut off of Thrasher Rock. This is great news, and hopefully it continues! Some well sized Springs, the biggest one weighing 35lbs, have been caught off of the Fraser River from T10 down to the South Arm. The West Van shoreline has picked up within the last few days with regards to the Spring, Coho, and Pink Salmon. The most action and success seems to be on the flood tide where Springs into the low thirties have been caught, however most averaging into the high teens. It is great to see that fishing is continuing to improve everywhere. We still look forward to the main run of Pinks still to come in the near future. As per usual, the crabbing remains fabulous! This is a great time to book your charter and enjoy a day of fishing in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia!
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!
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.
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.