'24 Salmon Forecast is off the charts!
February 09, 2024 Vancouver 5 photos

Trip Summary

The ‘2024 Salmon season is shaping up to be nothing short of spectacular!!! In 2023, salmon anglers around Vancouver and southern BC waters enjoyed numbers of fish that haven’t been seen in years. And in fact, Canada’s Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans recently released their statistics which reflects this historical abundance of salmon. Some highlights: * in the immediate Vancouver area, summer return chinook salmon (stock 4.1) to the Fraser River in 2023 were estimated at an astounding 627,000 fish - which is about 6 times the average annual return for the past decade! In addition, another indicator stock for the fall return chinook salmon to the same river was also over twice the escapement goal. * in the southern Georgia Strait, another indicator stock from the Cowichan River was estimated to be over three times the escapement goal, and has been well over this goal for the past several years. In short, most of the runs of chinook salmon on the south coast of BC are very healthy and at high levels of abundance. In addition, last year also saw a great abundance of coho (silver) salmon, and huge numbers of pink salmon as well. Bottom line - 2024 is shaping up to be another one for the record books, so if salmon fishing is on your to-do list, conditions couldn’t be much better! Be sure to book your spot early, and let’s go fishing!
Roy Tanami
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Roy’s Fishing Charters operate in the beautiful waters of the Salish Sea and Howe Sound, around the spectacular city of Vancouver, BC. They offer year-round charters for all available and in-season species of Pacific Salmon. On longer charters in wi...

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