It's Big Chinook Season!
August 21, 2023 Vancouver 5 photos
The salmon season in Vancouver has been spectacular all summer! Good numbers of chinook, coho, and huge numbers of pink salmon have kept the action consistent, and often, hot and heavy! We are now coming into the time of year we catch our biggest chinook of the season! Last September/October was terrific, and with the great season we've had so far, this year promises to be just as good, if not better! Weather has been the only wild card, with many days too windy to get out - but other than that, this has already been a season to remember!
Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
Spring '23 - We're off and running!
June 19, 2023
Although we are lucky enough in Vancouver to be able to fish for chinook salmon year round, Spring marks the beginning of our main salmon season, as migrating fish also begin to show up in local waters. And for weather and fishing, Spring came in like a lion this year! May saw hot, summer-like weather, virtually no rain, and the chinook salmon fishing was on fire! In fact, on a lot of days its seemed like double-headers were more common than catching single fish! June has been more seasonable, and the first coho of the year showed up in numbers, adding to the already great chinook fishing! Vancouver area waters will also see a big run of Pink salmon soon, as they are on a two year cycle. This year, Pinks will arrive in the millions starting in July and they always provide lots of action and good fun. Add it all up and we’ve already enjoyed a great start to what promises to be a terrific salmon season this year! Let’s go fishing!Continue reading
Winter Fishing is Heating Up!
January 21, 2022
As we finally get a break from torrential rainstorms, then snow and freezing temperatures, both the weather and the winter Chinook salmon fishing around Vancouver is heating up! Over the past week, we've been getting good action on spoons and hootchies trolled right off the bottom, behind green or black flashers. Winter or "feeder" chinook around Vancouver range about 8-12 pounds, are scrappy and very good eating! In our area, these fish need to be 62cm to be legal, and over the past week, our ratio of undersized to keepers was about 3 to 1, but they are all great fun when the bite comes on (see video). Catches of delectable spot prawns have also been good - a staple part of our winter fishing program! After almost two months of really bad weather, it is nice to get back out on the water and find good fishing!Continue reading
"Opening day" did not disappoint!
September 1, 2021
September started well with three chinook to the boat today on a half-day, morning charter, on the first day of the chinook regulations allowing 2 fish a day, per angler in Area 29, outside of the mouth of the Fraser River. Green flashers with anchovies in various teaser heads were the ticket for us this morning. The chrome army truck and green glow splatterback teaser heads produced for us today, fishing fairly shallow - no deeper than 60 feet all morning. The pink salmon also continue to provide good action in the local area, and we also released one wild coho. With glassy calm waters and solid sunshine, all in all it was a great start to September! Lets go fishing!Continue reading
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