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2023-24 Winter Fishing is Hot!
2023-24 Winter Fishing is Hot!
November 27, 2023
Well after some record setting coho fishery in mid summer to another September to remember for large and feisty Chinook Salmon returning to the Fraser River, it's time to layer up and stay on the fish. The "winter fishery" just rolled over without a lull moving away from the Fraser River arms to the more traditional grounds in Howe Sound, the Vancouver Harbour and over across to the Nanaimo side. We've have changed tactics from fishing shallow on the riggers to going deep just off the bottom of the ocean in depths anywhere from 120 feet down to over 250 feet on the riggers. We have been most successful when we let the cannonballs hit the bottom then bring it up a couple feet. Our go to tackle in the winter is glow hootchies and glow 3-3.5" spoons with glow flashers. Notice the key word "glow" as the gear is deep. There is a vast difference in glow qualities amongst the tackle manufacturers. I believe in the adage of you get what you pay for. Westcoast Fishing Tackle is the premium equipment I recommend. Charge up the glow with a UV flashlight, deck light or your cellphone and change up gear every 20-30 minutes. Using bait at these depths is not "fun" as the bait could blow out as it descends as well as any little bite requires a lot of reeling to check the bait. Troll faster than with bait to cover more distance and watch for bait on your plotter/fish finder. This is good time of the year to consider switching to a 50 lb braid mainline with a 30-60 foot topshot of 30 lb monofilament on your reels. It is much easier on you and your rod when tripping the line off the retention clip. Good luck, stay warm and "Let's Go Fishing!"
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What anglers said about fishing in Burrard Inlet

You can’t keep chinook salmon at this time but that was ok as we just wanted to catch and release.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can’t keep chinook salmon at this time but that was ok as we just wanted to catch and release.
Built For Speed Fishing Charters
Built For Speed Fishing Charters
It was nice to wait until the Chinook were in season so we could take one home for dinner. The weather was great, but layers are a must. Go with a good captain, like Captain Turk.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was nice to wait until the Chinook were in season so we could take one home for dinner. The weather was great, but layers are a must. Go with a good captain, like Captain Turk.
Reel Time Fishing Charters & Marine Tours
Reel Time Fishing Charters & Marine Tours Dayton, OH
If you want to keep your limit, go after July 14. But there is a lot of good fun out there!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to keep your limit, go after July 14. But there is a lot of good fun out there!
Lazydayz Charters & Adventures
Lazydayz Charters & Adventures Toronto, ON
Definitely go in June, the fish are biting like crazy! Nice weather as well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely go in June, the fish are biting like crazy! Nice weather as well.
Unreel Fishing Charters
Unreel Fishing Charters Calgary, Alberta
In Colorado we don't have fish this big. My son and I caught 8-10 lb fish right at the start. Very fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In Colorado we don't have fish this big. My son and I caught 8-10 lb fish right at the start. Very fun.
Salmon City Charters
Salmon City Charters Denver, CO
I didn't know it was peak season for salmon when I went, and even though we didn't catch anything, I had a great time out on the water with Roy. You can't expect to catch a bunch of fish every time you go fishing, that's not the point. I made a new friend today, and that's more important.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I didn't know it was peak season for salmon when I went, and even though we didn't catch anything, I had a great time out on the water with Roy. You can't expect to catch a bunch of fish every time you go fishing, that's not the point. I made a new friend today, and that's more important.
Roy's Fishing Charters
Roy's Fishing Charters Fallbrook, CA
Jacket or light raincoat comes in handy. Know that the seals will nab a meal off your hook when around
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Jacket or light raincoat comes in handy. Know that the seals will nab a meal off your hook when around
Bon Chovy Fishing Charters
Bon Chovy Fishing Charters Vancouver, British Columbia
Scott at Mongoose fishing charters is top notch. Great boat, great captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Scott at Mongoose fishing charters is top notch. Great boat, great captain.
Mongoose Striker Fishing Charters
Mongoose Striker Fishing Charters North Vancouver, BC
Yes call captain Tim at saltwater city charters had a great time out with him
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes call captain Tim at saltwater city charters had a great time out with him
Saltwater-City Fishing Charters
Saltwater-City Fishing Charters St. Albert, AB
Yes, the guide are Professionals so any anglers with no knowledge or skill should be fine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, the guide are Professionals so any anglers with no knowledge or skill should be fine.
Saltwater-City Fishing Charters
Saltwater-City Fishing Charters Surrey, British Columbia
Check out the reviews and websites. Check to see if tha salmon are still around and what the fishing report is like
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Check out the reviews and websites. Check to see if tha salmon are still around and what the fishing report is like
Pursuit Sport Fishing Charters
Pursuit Sport Fishing Charters Williams Lake, BC
Relax and enjoy. Fishing is fishing, sometimes you catch,sometimes you don't. Enjoy the moment.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Relax and enjoy. Fishing is fishing, sometimes you catch,sometimes you don't. Enjoy the moment.
Saltwater-City Fishing Charters
Saltwater-City Fishing Charters Winnipeg, MB
Book a charter and they'll show you where to go and how to they do it but if you already know how these day you got to fish in 750 to 950ft. of water and downriggers down to 180 - 200 ft. Evil eye or pink sink spoon or anchovy with teaser head! Happy fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter and they'll show you where to go and how to they do it but if you already know how these day you got to fish in 750 to 950ft. of water and downriggers down to 180 - 200 ft. Evil eye or pink sink spoon or anchovy with teaser head! Happy fishing!
Go-fish-charters
Go-fish-charters Nanaimo, British Columbia
Be sure to dress warmly and bring lots of snacks. If you bring children pack activities to keep them entertained. Five hours is a while for any child to sit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to dress warmly and bring lots of snacks. If you bring children pack activities to keep them entertained. Five hours is a while for any child to sit.
Amazing Fishing Charters
Amazing Fishing Charters Everett, Washington