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Fishing Reports

Take a look at The Guide Journal for recent and past trip details. In a blog-style format this section is your unique opportunity to take a look at where we are fishing, what we are using and what we are catching. Our guides are on the water everyday, follow them throughout the season and learn from the best!

 

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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: April 19, 2019

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well it’s official.  The DFO and Fisheries Minister have made it non-retention for chinook salmon on the south coast.  They just shut down some of the best fishing I have ever seen in our local waters and what is very likely the best fishing on the entire coast right now. …

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: April 12, 2019

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well it’s official, the wave of springtime chinook showed up in full force this week, and right on schedule! As usual, we are seeing a mix of whites, reds, hatchery, and wild fish.  It’s nice to see some of the larger whites showing up as well, into the low to…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: April 5, 2019

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Looks like we are in for some SE winds this afternoon and Saturday and along with that comes some rain.  Luckily the winds are forecasted to back off mid-day on Sunday and we should be in for a mix of sun and clouds. Fishing has been sporadic this past week. …

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: March 22, 2019

Well it is that time of year where there are a lot of options. I just spent a good 2 beers worth of time looking at past journal entries, emails, and pictures on my phone and comparing them to our trips this past week. There really is no “one spot” this time of year and…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report March 15, 2019

I am going to start off this weeks report with an update on where we are at with potential chinook conservation measures that may affect your ability to fish for or harvest a chinook this season. The Sport Fishing Institute has done a great job of summarizing this issue and recent events. Read the information…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: March 8, 2019

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report The fishing this week definitely picked up, as it seemed like a fresh wave of fish came in around this new moon and the big tides. Luckily the big tide changes were at night and we enjoyed relatively mild tide changes during the day, always better for fishing. It was…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: March 1, 2019

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Thanks to everyone who wrote letters to DFO, they are having an impact. If you haven’t done so already, go to last weeks report for details and send one in today! Fishing this past week was pretty consistent. Each day there seemed to be a pretty good bite on the…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report/DFO Proposed Management Measures

Here is the quick winter chinook report. The fishing has been consistent in the Harbour and in Howe Sound, much like the last few reports, but there are much more pressing matters to discuss, so read on… We have received a lot of calls these past 2 weeks about some of the proposed management measures…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: February 15, 2019

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well finally we have some sun in the forecast and this white stuff will hopefully go away. The winds might even back off enough today for me to get up Howe Sound. It’s 5 AM here in the Tonelli household and I am reviewing the forecast, typing up the report,…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: February 8, 2019

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well winter is finally here I guess.   I was hoping we would escape the sub zero temperatures and big outflow winds but that is exactly what we have lined up for this weekend, even a freezing spray warning for today. If you are going to head out, make sure to…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: February 1, 2019

Another great day of prawning! Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report After some nice weather this past week we are back to a bit of wind and rain just in time for the Friday anglers, a brief sunny patch on Saturday and maybe even some light snow on Sunday. There was some decent action early in...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: January 25, 2019

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report This past week was a mixed bag of weather with wind, rain and some really bright sunny days. This weekend the forecast for both the Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound looks decent, with light winds forecasted for Saturday, and some NW winds for Sunday, and northerly outflow forecasted for…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: January 18, 2019

Well last weekend was one of those reminders of how special Vancouver is. Flat calm seas in our local waters, great guests, sun in the sky, chinook, prawns, and lots of laughs. It is these kind of days that make up for all the 40 knot winds and sideways rain! Speaking of rain, it looks…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: January 11, 2019

It was a bit windy and rainy this past week but despite the weather we got out there and got into some fish! As per my past reports, there isn’t one particular spot that is out producing, it has been more about where you can hide from the wind. Then you need to put in…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: January 4, 2019

Happy New Year to all our customers new and old! Here is to a great year in 2019 and lets hope for another good saltwater year. The New Year winter chinook fishing has been off to a solid start with good reports in all the major fishing areas such as Howe Sound, Gulf Islands, and…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: December 28, 2018

Well this is the last saltwater report for 2018 and all in all it was a good year. I think in the New Year I will do a review of the season and bring to light some of the issues we will be facing in 2019. For now though, lets talk about winter fishing. We…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: December 21, 2018

Well that was a windy one on Thursday, with winds howling even in False Creek at our docks and reaching a speed of 120 km/h at Sandheads. Looks like there will be some strong SE winds this weekend, so take caution on where you choose to fish, but you should be plenty protected in Vancouver…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: December 14, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well the wet November weather is officially here, its just mid December, so it looks like we didn’t escape the mega rains after all. This is when the good rain gear pays off! If you are thinking of heading out this weekend, make sure to keep an eye on the…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: December 7, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well November 2018 is in the history books and compared to a lot of Novembers, I have to say the weather was pretty darn good and the fishing was decent too. Looking at December, let’s hope we get some more sunny days, calm seas, and aggressive winter chinook are on…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: November 30, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Fishing has been decent this past week in Howe Sound. Not a lot of numbers, but there has been some decent size ones to hand if you put your time in. Of course there are the usual undersize to keep you busy in between, so all in all, pretty standard…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: November 23, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report I hope you got out last weekend as the weather and sea condition were amazing. It was sunny and flat calm for the most part and the fishing was pretty good as well. There were some nice fish taken in Howe Sound, with Saturday being particularly productive, but things slowed…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: November 16, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report We had some guided trips this past week and I did some personal fishing as well and we can confirm there are fish spread throughout Howe Sound as well as some fish over at Galliano and Gabriola. This past week the fishing was actually pretty tough, it was definitely better...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: November 9, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report We survived the downpours from last weekend and this weekend it looks like we will be rewarded with some sunny days and decent marine conditions as well. So if you are getting the itch to get out there, this could be a decent weekend to do it. This time of…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: November 2, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report We haven’t been out on the water much this past week with windy and rainy weather so we don’t have too much fresh information to report. We are basically in the early winter chinook season holding pattern. What does that mean? Well it means there are a few fish around…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: October 26, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report As we are coming into late October, the season is slowly winding down, or is it?  Today’s report will be two-fold. First, naturally, a fishing report, but also some end of season maintenance tips, which I will get to in the latter portion of the report. In terms of the…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: October 19, 2018

Captain Eddie's guests enjoying our balmy October weather! Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report In terms of the guide business we are very thankful for the wonderful late fall weather we have had the last few weeks, and our focus has been on fixing up our fleet of Grady White’s. If you are running your own...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: October 12, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report As we are nearing the end of the saltwater season our guiding team is slowly shifting their focus to our freshwater trips. There is always a last wave of chinook showing up at the Cap mouth this time of year and while there are fewer chinook around, if you get…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: October 5, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well fall is certainly in the air with nighttime temps in the single digits and frost on the dock in the morning! This also signals the back end of our Cap Mouth fishery for chinook. The fishing this week has been a bit slower, but the big fish are finally…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: September 28, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report This past week we have been focusing our efforts close to home, which is always nice after a long season of running to the Gulf Islands in the spring and the South Arm in the summer. Fishing on Friday last week for the DNV derby was good at the Cap…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: September 21, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well it looks like they aren’t going to shut down sockeye, or at least I haven’t seen any emails as of today. It’s late in the season and there are still some around, lots of jumpers down at South Arm, but there aren’t too many fresh fish left to show…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: September 14, 2018

Sockeye Update: The late portion of the run was upgraded and that is what stalled the closure by about a week. Now we are being told that the announcement of a marine closure will likely come out on Monday, which means that it will be closed on Wednesday of next week at midnight. The upgrade…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: September 7, 2018

The big question on everyone’s mind is when are they going to close sockeye? The river is closed, the commercial fisheries have been closed, but we are still open and the good news is it looks like we are going to be open for this weekend. There is a panel meeting today, and from there…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: August 31, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Sockeye: There was some pretty red-hot fishing this week on the morning bite. If you can, try and get out at first light. In general the first few hours have been so good it can be hard to get the gear down on both sides and things get progressively slower…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: August 24, 2018

There is a lot going on this time of year so we will take a look at all of the major fisheries, sockeye, chinook, and coho. Sockeye: The fishing has not been what I would call easy, by sockeye standards. We have had some amazing catches, but until recently it has been confined to a…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: August 17, 2018

 Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Lets start with sockeye fishing as this seems to be the hot topic. There were some pretty hot days earlier in the week from the Bell all the way past the North Arm and Iona Jetty and all the way down to Sandheads. So yes, everywhere, but it definitely slowed…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: August 10, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report  Well what a week it was for coho, best described as feast or famine. There were a few charters where we felt lucky to get a bite and then there were a few charters where our guides literally hit the mother lode! Below are a couple of pictures from 5-hour…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: August 3, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report It has been an eventful week; where to start? The first few days of August are historically difficult to predict, that, and in combination with the sockeye opening that was announced on August 1st has everyone talking. Locally, we have had good numbers of coho during the week. In the…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: July 27, 2018

SALTWATER FISHING REPORT     Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report: Cap Mouth up to Point Atkinson, West Vancouver Well it’s the last week of July and it really does fee like summer with hot days, NW winds, and some coho off W. Van. This past week saw some good action from the Cap Mouth up…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: July 20, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well it’s the back end of July and there is a lot going on, so I think this week I am going to break it down by coho, chinook and sockeye Coho: It’s official; we are currently experiencing the best coho fishing in the Strait of Georgia since the mid…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: July 13, 2018

SALTWATER FISHING REPORT Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report We had some good to great chinook fishing from Nanaimo down to Gabriola earlier in the week when the winds allowed us to get there on our 10-hour trips. It is great to see so many chinook around in these areas almost into mid July. I have…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: July 6, 2018

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report We had a productive week out on the water for both chinook and coho in a variety of locations, so let’s get right down to business. When the winds have allowed we have crossed the Strait of Georgia and fished Gabriola and Nanaimo and have done well….

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: June 29, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Looks like we are going to have a bit of mixed bag this weekend with the weather and the winds with a SE and some rain, then switching to a NW and some sun later in the weekend and into next week.   Depending on what day you go out you...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: June 22, 2018

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS   Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report As I am writing this report this morning at 5:00 am, just before I head down to the dock, it looks like I got lucky on the winds today. The strong wind warning has ended and that means I can get across to Gabriola or Nanaimo,…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: June 15, 2018

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Fishing was pretty decent this past week with some success locally as well as decent fishing around Gabriola. The hotter fishing has been on the other side on the days we have been able to get there, so let’s start there. For the most part the fish…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: June 8, 2018

A productive day fishing Thrasher this week. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report We are in for some SE winds this weekend as the low pressure system sets in so make sure to bring your sweaters, jackets, and even some rain gear as it has been a bit chilly out these past few days. David and...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: June 1, 2018

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report If you haven’t heard there are new regulations coming into effect today. Go to the link, but in short, our local waters have been reduced to 1 chinook salmon per day. I will be detailing how we arrived here in future reports, or perhaps in a separate…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: May 25, 2018

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report The fishing locally definitely picked up this week. If you read last weeks report you will remember we talked about the new moon and big tides. That has passed and this weeks tides were not as severe and the bite came back on. Let’s take a moment…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: May 18, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Lets take a look at the last 7 days of fishing, as there were some major changes.   Last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we had some great fishing, even in the big winds and rough sea conditions on the weekend. There were great catches around Roger Curtis, a few fish at…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday May 11, 2018

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report For the most part the fishing this past week has been nothing short of exceptional. There was the odd morning where it was a little slower because some transient orcas passed by, but besides that, the fishing has been very consistent. Most of the fishing pressure has…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday May 4, 2018

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report This past week saw some great fishing for those who were able to get out. Anglers who fished locally found fish at the QA, The Hump, South Bowen, and even a few were found in the harbour by those who stayed close by. Depths on this side…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday April 27, 2018

Our guests back at the dock with their catch after some productive trips with Captain Jason this week. Fishing has been nothing short of exceptional this past week with good numbers of chinook being taken in pretty much every spot I can think of. There are now chinook off South Bowen from Roger Curtis to...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday April 20, 2018

Can't go wrong with day's like this over at Gabriola! Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report The good fishing continued this past week in our local waters as well as over in Nanaimo to the Gulf Islands. Lets take a closer look at what is going on locally. There is definitely a good number of chinook...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday April 13, 2018

Captain Eddie's guest with a nice one from a local trip this week. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report It has been a great week of fishing, but we can’t say the same about the weather. This past week we saw our fair share of SE winds and rain. Looking to the weekend and next week...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday April 6, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report The fishing has been consistent this past week with lots of options. There is currently good fishing off the Bell Buoy, QA, Hump, and the first reports of the year are coming in from Thrasher. So there are lots of options. I wouldn't say that one spot is better than...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday March 30, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Our guide boats were out on a number of trips this past week and for the most part the fishing was solid.  Our guests worked hard and were rewarded with some nice fish along with some more that managed to get away, and a fair amount of undersized fish.  We...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday March 23, 2018

Lars’ guest with one of three nice fish landed that day on a 5-hour trip. The fish have been anywhere from right off bottom in the shallower waters close to the Bell all the way up to about 60 feet when out in deeper waters off the QA and SE corner of the Hump.  This...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday March 16, 2018

Stretched out at Porlier. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report There was a lot going on this past week with water conditions, fish depth, and we also fished all over the place, including Lower Howe Sound, Bell Buoy, Thrasher, and Porlier. First lets start with the water conditions. This past week we saw a distinct change...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday March 9, 2018

Captain Tom’s guest Emma visiting from Sweden with a beauty winter chinook. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Looks like we left some of the cold weather behind us for now, with some bright and sunny days in the forecast for the next few days so don’t forget to bring your sunglasses if you are heading...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday March 2, 2018

Captain Eddie's guests had some great winter chinook fishing in some true winter conditions! Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Looks like the cold weather is gone for now. Do I dare say it is gone for the season? Time to start on the boat maintenance pretty quick. Don't wait until April or May or you will...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Feb 23, 2018

These Skinny G spoons are a must have for local winter chinook fishing. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report It's a winter wonderland out there today so it might be a good weekend to tie leaders and get ready for when the weather finally warms up.  On the other, if you are a diehard the forecast...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Feb 16, 2018

Eric holding up a nice fat red spring from a trip on Monday! Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report We were on the water a lot this past week and spent some time over in the Gulf Islands, in Vancouver Harbour, and in Howe Sound. We picked up some nice chinook in all locations and lots...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Feb 9, 2018

Natalie with a decent winter chinook taken just off the bottom with a 3.0 Herring Aide spoon Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Fishing was pretty solid this past week with good reports from a variety of locations. We didn't make it over to the Gulf Islands, but some of our friends did and had some...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Feb 2, 2018

Must have winter chinook flashers and some of my favorite spoons these past few months. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well finally it looks like there is a little break in the wind coming up with winds light in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday, although that could change by Friday night. Lets hope not,...

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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Jan 26, 2018

A couple of nice ones from Eddie’s trip this week! Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well it has been a bit of a nasty week filled with big winds and heavy rains, but that didn't stop Eddie and some guest from heading out this week and the fish were in a rewarding kind of mood!  ...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Jan 19, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report This past week was a mixed bag of weather with wind, fog, rain, even a little bit of sun from time to time.  If you are heading out this weekend be aware of the Gale Force Warning for the Strait of Georgia South of Nanaimo with SE winds up to...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Jan 12, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Fishing continues to be solid and if you can find a day where the winds and rain aren’t too bad, even better! Looking ahead to this weekend it looks like some rain on Saturday but on Sunday the sun is going to make an appearance. As for the winds, the...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Jan 5, 2018

Aimee and Darren holding up a couple of Gulf Island chinook from our efforts on Saturday. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Happy New Year to all you winter chinook fisherman out there and a Happy New Year it was indeed! Fishing over the New Years weekend was productive in the Howe Sound area as well...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Dec 29, 2017

Kai with a nice winter chinook caught on a very wintery trip this week! Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report I am happy to report that fishing has been good this past week. We have been out on a number of charters and have had some great success with lots of action from smaller fish to...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Dec 22, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well the snow finally showed up this week. Despite that, there has been some activity out on the water. Not much has changed from last week, except the temps are colder. There continues to be fish caught in Howe Sound and Vancouver Harbour and the odd report of fish over...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Dec 15, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Finally the fog has lifted!  Fishing was decent this past week when we could sneak out past the fog.  Eddie headed up Howe Sound and was into some nice fish this week. Captain Eddie’s guests holding up some nice keepers from a trip earlier in the week. I fished the...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Dec 8, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report If you have some time off in December for Christmas Holidays, have some friends in town, or are just here visiting, I would suggest getting out for some winter chinook fishing.   It has been about a month now since the winter season really got rolling and so far, so good. ...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Dec 1, 2017

A pair of nice winter chinook from our last trip. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report It finally looks like we are gong to get a break from the rain, just a bit more to go on Saturday. The same can be said for the winds as well. No more gale force wind warnings. So that...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Nov 24, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Windy and wet has been the theme these last couple of weeks and it looks like that isn’t going to change much for this weekend.  Not too much has changed on the fishing front either.  There has been moderate effort from our guide boats and customers in the traditional winter...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Nov 17, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Looks like we have some heavy rain this weekend, as one would expect with the SE winds. It seems like a few things have been relentless these past few weeks, like the wind, the rain, and these darn colds going around. I have been home sick for 5 days, finally...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Nov 10, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well the saltwater report is going to be short and sweet this week. Last week had a few charters lined up and few personal days but they never ended up happening. The winds got the better of us on the days we could head out, sometimes gusting north of 60...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Nov 3, 2017

A decent size winter chinook from this week. Vancouver Saltwater Report Well it is November and the cool winter weather is starting to arrive with even some snow in the forecast for some regions. So when it feels like winter some get the skis ready but for us that means winter chinook season has finally...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Oct 27, 2017

Examples of reel grease and oil we use on our reels and have in stock at Pacific Angler. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well it is that time of year, you either have your boat out of the water or you are gearing up for winter chinook. In today’s report I am going to talk...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Oct 20, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORT The rains have showed up in full force and as a result the Capilano River has come up and the last of the chinook and coho that were staging off the mouth of the river have gone up the river, officially marking the end of the Cap Mouth season. If you are...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Oct 13, 2017

Eddie’s guest Dave with a nice hatchery coho from the Cap Mouth. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report The fall season is winding down but there are still some fish being caught off the Cap mouth for those of us diehards still out there. Eddie and guests were out yesterday and hooked 2 nice chinook, which...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Oct 6, 2017

Captain Eddie's guests with their catch from a Cap trip this week Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report The fall rains are here and we are officially into the tail end of our summer salmon season. It does seem like things have slowed down a bit this past week but it wouldn't surprise me if we...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Sept 29, 2017

The Pacific Angler staff had a chance to sneak out for an evening fish on one of our boats on Sunday. Dustin landed this nice chinook. Still a few chrome ones rolling in. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report The fall rains are here and we are officially into the tail end of our summer salmon...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Sept 22, 2017

Some productive trips at the Cap this week!  Can't beat fishing close to home. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report It’s that time of year where we look forward to some of the bigger white chinook showing up in our local waters and so far so good. We have had some good catches this past week off...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Sept 15, 2017

Brett holding up his Tyee from a trip with Jason at South Arm this week.  This fish tipped the scales at 30.73 pounds and almost emptied the reel on the first run!  Way to go Brett! Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report This past week we did see the fishing for the red chinook slow down,...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Sept 8, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report It’s hard to believe it is Sep 8th already. That means the big white springs should be on the way. There have been a few tyees caught this past week, but for the most part the big wave of whites hasn't shown up off the South Arm or Cap. We...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Sept 1, 2017

Mike Miller from Pier 73 Marina holding up a nice one that tipped the scales at 31.5 pounds! Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report We had some classic late August chinook fishing this past week. Relatively calm seas, hot weather, and lots of red springs around. There were some pretty awesome catches of chinook from the...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Aug 25, 2017

Some nice chinook from North Arm and South Arm this week. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Fishing was solid this past week with the focus being on chinook salmon. There were good numbers of chinook taken from the Mile Markers, the Bell Buoy, the North Arm, T-10, and South Arm all week. I am text...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Aug 18, 2017

Jason's guests from Arizona were all smiles yesterday after catching a limit of chinook salmon off the South Arm. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report The big story this week is the chinook fishing. A nice wave of chinook showed up on Monday and there was some hot fishing from the North Arm all the way...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Aug 11, 2017

Captain Eddie’s guests were from Miami yesterday and landed this beauty while fishing on the other side. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well we are approaching the half way mark of August and there is a lot to report on, so let’s get right to it. Let’s talk about pinks.  It hasn’t been a red-hot...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Aug 4, 2017

Captain Tom’s guests with some nice fish landed at Cowan earlier this week. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Saltwater reports have been a little soft this week. Guys are catching the odd chinook off Cowen point on the tide change and it is worth a look if you are heading out. Boats around point Atkinson...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday July 28, 2017

Captain Tom's guest with a beauty from earlier this week at the Bell Bouy. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report This past week we split our efforts between the Bell Buoy for chinook and West Van for coho and pinks.  Overall both locations had a few good days and some slow days.  Hopefully things will get...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday July 21, 2017

Captain Tom got his clients into these 2 nice chinook earlier in the week off South Bowen. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well things finally picked up in the harbour this week with some decent catches of coho, pink, and chinook.  I wouldn't call it red hot for any of these 3 species quite yet,...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday July 14, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report It’s official, the pinks are here.  We caught our first ones of the year off South Bowen this week.  These pinks are heading to the Squamish as the Fraser fish show up much later, usually early to mid August.  Number should build over the coming weeks to the point where...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday July 7, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Fishing picked up nicely this week with some great action off S. Bowen from Cowan Point to Roger Curtis as the herring and anchovies moved back in and the chinook came right along with them.  Hot depths were in the 50-100 range on the downriggers.   Anchovies, herring, spoons, and white...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday June 30, 2017

Congratulations to James on his first ever chinook that he caught while fishing with his Dad this past week off Roger Curtis after stopping by Pacific Angler to pick up some new rods and tackle! Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Happy Canada Day Long Weekend!  There is lots going on out in the saltwater this...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday June 23, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Well you knew it was coming, the warm summer weather and NW winds have officially arrived.  This has made it difficult to impossible to get over to Thrasher so the vast majority of our trips this past week were confined to local waters or up in Howe Sound to avoid...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday June 16, 2017

Jason's guests from Sunday with a couple of nice ones from S. Bowen. Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report This past week things were definitely a little slower than the action we had become accustomed to in May and the first few days of June. There are still some good numbers of chinook around, and some big...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday June 9, 2017

John with a beauty from his trip this week. Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report Fishing this past week took a bit of a turn.  The previous weekend was good, but as the week progressed the fishing did finally slow down a bit.  We can’t really complain though, the fishing had been good to great for a...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday June 2, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report Fishing was pretty good this past week with lots of fish around in our local waters.  With so many fish on this side of the pond we haven’t been heading over to Nanaimo, Thrasher, or Porlier very much.  So this weeks report will focus on what is happening close to...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday May 26, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report This last week saw some interesting fishing.  There were some hot days at Thrasher then some dead days, only to have some hot days down at Porlier and then some slow days.  There were also some red hot days at Roger Curtis followed by a few dead days and some...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday May 19, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report We are well into the spring time chinook season and by all accounts it has been a great one.  There continues to be good numbers of fish in the local waters, Howe Sound and over in the Gulf Islands. Locally it has been consistently productive from the QA to the...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday May 12, 2017

Nick and Justen with some nice fish from a Thrasher trip with Jason on Monday.  Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report The great fishing continued once again this past week.  I can’t recall a season with such consistent spring time chinook fishing.  If you look back at past reports from April and May you can see...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday May 5, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report The good fishing continued this past week. When the winds allowed we were running over to Thrasher and there are still lots of fish over there and I don’t anticipate this changing anytime soon. Hot depths have been 90-150 on the riggers. Locally we are doing well from the Bell...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday April 28, 2017

Oliver's guest with a beauty fish landed at the Bell Bouy this Thursday. Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report The fishing this past week at Thrasher was nothing short of world class.  Double-headers and triple-headers earlier in the week kept our guides and guests busy but it did slow down a bit these last few days. ...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday April 21, 2017

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report   We had some excellent fishing this past week with good numbers of fish at the QA, Hump, and Thrasher.   When the winds have allowed we have been over at Thrasher and the fishing has been nothing short of phenomenal.  We have had easy limits and hit double digits...

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday April 14, 2017

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report Well things are happening out on the ocean, good things, like lots of fish showing up in multiple locations.  It has been an interesting past couple of weeks actually.  Here is a quick recap. Last week we had great fishing all through the weekdays and myself and other guides were anticipating…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday April 7, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORT   Is it April?   It feels more like January, but hopefully, that will change soon.  Despite the cool and wet weather, the cherry trees are starting to blossom and that is a sure sign that the bait and chinook will start to show up off the Hump and in and around the…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday March 31, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS   Not much has changed since last week, the fish are moving around a lot and that means hit and miss results.  We had some wet days earlier in the week, which made for some cold days out on the water, but these past few days were pretty nice and Eddie was…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday March 24, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS   Fishing was pretty solid this past week. There were good reports from Vancouver Harbour, multiple locations in Howe Sound, and fish over in the Gulf Islands. A lot of undersized chinook moved into some of the spots this week, keeping the guides busy with double headers and even a triple. Although…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday March 17, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS   Fishing continues to be steady; with fish being caught in Vancouver Harbour and Howe Sound this past week.  As usual, the fish are moving around a lot, searching for bait, here one day gone the next.  If you are in the right place at the right time, there has been some…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday March 10, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS   Not much has changed in terms of fishing…..except for the weather. We’ve had one extreme to the other and I’ve been using my rain gear and sunglasses all in one trip some days.   Over the last week there was some pretty good fishing in some spots up Howe Sound and…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday March 3, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS   Eddie was out on a number of trips this past week and for the most part the fishing was solid.  There were a few nice fish that managed to get away, a few that hit the deck, and a good number of undersize.  We have been focusing our efforts in Vancouver…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday February 24, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Fishing this past week was much like the last week. Not red hot, but if you were able to get out on the days where the wind wasn’t too bad, there were some fish around. Howe Sound has been producing a few fish and so has Vancouver Harbour, primarily the Cap mouth…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday February 17, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report Not as much to report this week as we spent most of our time installing new electronics and autopilot into our boats. Sometimes in the winter you have to take advantage of these sunny and dry days to get some work done so you can be out everyday…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday February 10, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report Well it has certainly been true winter chinook fishing this past week with the freezing temperatures and all the snow. That didn’t keep us off the water though, as we picked our days to head out in search of chinook, prawns, and crab. The fishing was decidedly slower…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday February 3, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report Fishing this week was a little slower than last week and we didn’t have as many opportunities to get out on the water with the strong winds. On the weekend there were a lot of boats up Howe Sound or over in the Gulf Island but for some…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Jan 27, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report We have been fishing two rods, one per downrigger, and for the most part have been right on the bottom with glow flashers and glow spoons. Our top flashers this week have been the Salty Dawg, Green Onion Glow, Chartreuse Glow, and Lemon Lime. Productive spoons have been…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Jan 20, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report I feel like a broken record, but what can I say, the fishing continues to be good! There has been consistent fishing in Vancouver Harbour, Howe Sound, and the Gulf Islands for many weeks. There has been the odd slow day or weekend in there, but for the…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Jan 13, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report The trend of good fishing continues once again with multiple trips this past week producing some nice chinook and prawns. For the most part, the fishing has been very consistent, with only this past Saturday being a little slow for some reason. That didn’t last long though, as…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Jan 6, 2017

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report We had a great start to 2017 with multiple trips this week and awesome fishing! There seems to be good numbers of chinook pretty much everywhere with fish in Vancouver Harbour, Howe Sound, and the Gulf Islands. I honestly can’t think of a spot where I haven’t heard…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Dec 30, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report Well the good fishing has continued.  Looking back, it has been good since mid November now so I can officially say this was one heck of a start to the winter season! The winter chinook are definitely around in full force this year and we have been very…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Dec 16, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report We managed to get out on the water this past week despite the wind, snow and cold temperatures. It was well worth it as Eddie’s guests put 3 nice chinook in the boat and got some prawns as well! The winter chinook fishing is definitely off to a…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Dec 9, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report Not too much to report this week as the snow, ice, and winds kept most of us of the water.   There were some outflow winds this week in 50-knot range, that’s quite the wind chill factor. Even with the heater, that’s just a bit too cold to keep…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Dec 2, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report Well we were out on some charters this week and were very happy with the results. Without a doubt we have seen an excellent start to the winter chinook season. Locally the fishing has been good and we are starting to hear some reports of good fishing from…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Nov 25, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report Well that was quite the windstorm on Wednesday night, but it looks as though things will be back to a more normal SE wind of 10-20 knots by this weekend. SE usually means rain, so if you are heading out this weekend make sure to dress warm and…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Nov 18, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report Typical November weather, wet, cold and windy. We haven’t been on the water much this past week, instead opting to do some boat maintenance. As per last weeks report, there have been a few nice size winter chinook caught for this time of year. Prawning has also been…

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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Nov 11, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report Well the rivers have been flooded so we haven’t been out chasing the salmon up on the Squamish or Vedder, but we have been out chasing some winter chinook.  The fishing is typical for this time of year, hit and miss, but we are encouraged by the number…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Nov 4, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report  We have been out on the water on a few charters this past week and have been catching a few winter chinook. As usual for these fish, they have been on the bottom, right where the herring are. We are often fishing in 150-250 feet of water so…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Oct 28, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report Despite the windy and rainy weather this past week we were out on the water on some 8-hour BC salmon fishing trips and we ventured out to our early season winter chinook spots. The action was encouraging for this time of year with lots of encounters of small…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Oct 21, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Well there isn’t too much to report on out in the saltwater this time of year.  There are a few winter chinook around and most of the fall migratory salmon, like coho, chinook, and chum, are well on their way up the rivers after all the recent rains.  So today we are…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Oct 14, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report Well, all good things must come to an end and the sun is gone and the fall rains are here.  This marks the beginning of the end for our saltwater salmon season as the river anglers rejoice in the rain as the salmon move upstream on their spawning…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Oct 7, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report Well looks like the rains are on the way.  Good news for those fishing the Cap, Vedder, and Chehalis rivers, not so much for the saltwater anglers.  The forecast for Friday is for 5-10 mm, Saturday 30-40 mm, and Sunday 20-30 mm.  This will, without a doubt, raise…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Sept 30, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report This past week was a good one.  The rains stayed away for the most part, the skies were sunny, and most important of all some big chinook rolled in just as predicted.  Those who were lucky enough to be down at Sandheads on Saturday enjoyed some epic fishing…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Sept 23, 2016

VANCOUVER SALTWATER FISHING REPORT Well it looks like these winds are finally going to back off and at the time of writing this report the forecast is for winds light this weekend and mostly sunny. When you are lucky enough to get that kind of forecast in late September the place to be is the…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Sept 16, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report Things have picked up nicely this week with some consistent catches of chinook and hatchery coho off the Capilano River mouth area.  This fishery really gets going about now and for the next 30 days as waves of chinook show up on the flood tide and stack up…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Sept 9, 2016

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report This week was pretty slow as the red springs seem to have all gone up the Fraser and we haven’t had a decisive push of white springs show up yet.  This resulted in some spotty fishing this past week off the Bell Buoy, North Arm, T-10, and South Arm.  There were…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Sept 2, 2016

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report The whale watching boats have sure had a good week, the chinook anglers not so much.  There seems to be orcas working the North Arm to the South Arm of the Fraser pretty much every other day with numerous pods spotted all week.  Without a doubt this affects the chinook fishing…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Aug 26, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report Well it is a great time of year isn’t it? The back end of August is nice and hot, summer is in the air, and the chinook are rolling in! We had some good to great fishing this past week for chinook off the Bell Buoy, T-10, and…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Aug 19, 2016

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report Well signs of life in the chinook department at last!  Right on que things perked up this week with more Fraser bound chinook starting to enter our waters.  We had some good fishing at the Bell Buoy on Saturday last weekend with Eddie boating 3 and Jason boating 3 as well….

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Aug 12, 2016

Vancouver Saltwater Report Well it was another lack lustre week with the coho fishing and the chinook fishing in our local waters being very difficult for the most part.  The coho season has certainly not shaped up how we were hoping. With some good early season catches of oversized fish for June and July, including…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Aug 5, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS North Vancouver Beach Fishing report I went to check out the beach this past holiday Monday and there were more fishermen than fish. There were reports of one or two getting caught on gear but other than that things are quiet. I can come up with a few theories as to why…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: July 29, 2016

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report We have done a few trips across to the Gulf Island this week (weather permitting) and it seems fishing has been slowing down just a bit. There are still fish there but fewer boats are coming back with some in the box. Thrasher Rock has been the main place to fish…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: July 22, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS North Vancouver Beach Fishing Report I finally saw a small pod of coho and a few jumpers a couple of days ago when I was out scouting. That said it was still relatively slow to get excited over this fishery but it at least it gave me hope that it is about…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: July 15, 2016

SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS   North Vancouver Beach Fishing Report The tides are looking great this week and there is minimal rain in the weather forecast therefore the Capilano river levels should remain low. There were a lot of coho in the Cable pool last week in the range of 8-9 pounds which is bigger than…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: July 8, 2016

Beach Fishing Overview The Capilano river levels play a huge effect on the beach fishing scenario.The river has been really low for a while so we will have to see if this rain is going to rise the river level or not, however the tides are not in our favor to fish off the beach…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: July 1, 2016

SALTWATER REPORTS Beach Fishing Report It is that time again to get your beach fishing tackle ready as the coho salmon will start accumulating in our estuary at the mouth of the Capilano River. The river is low and will probably stay like that as there is no rain in the forecast. Some coho have…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: June 24, 2016

VANCOUVER SALTWATER REPORT There is a lot to talk about this week so let’s just jump right into it.  The bait continues to move around the South Bowen and Gibson area.  Where you find bait you find chinook and coho.  It is pretty much that simple.  Now being in the right place at the right…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: June 17, 2016

Well the fishing on South Bowen from Cowan Point to Roger Curtis continued to be good this past week.  Saturday in particular was very good, Sunday was slow, but then it picked up again mid week.  The chinook, and now plentiful coho, seem to be full of anchovies for the most part.  The bait has…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: June 10, 2016

  Well you know it is starting to get warm out when the NW winds show up!  Just like last year, the NW winds have often gotten in the way of the run across the pond to Gabriola and Nanaimo.  Those that have been across have had some good fishing, but for the most part…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: June 3, 2016

  Our boats have been out on the water a ton lately and things have been interesting. We had some amazing shallow water fishing off Bowen island last week with guys catching fish 20 ft below the boat! This is super rare for our local fishery and a result of lots of bait. Another nice…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: May 27, 2016

It has been an interesting week of fishing with a number of good reports. We heard of a couple really big fish, great number days, and a few tough reports mixed in. We would like to see more big number days but we have been seeing lots of bait everywhere and the general consensus is…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: May 20, 2016

VANCOUVER SALTWATER FISHING REPORT Well the big news this week is Thrasher Rock! If you have been waiting to book a Thrasher Rock trip do not hold off any longer! The fish are in and we expect things to be awesome for the next 4-6 weeks. Call now to book because dates fill up very…

VANCOUVER SALTWATER FISHING REPORT: May 13, 2016

  Fishing spoons around the Vancouver area has become very popular over the last decade in part to a number of top guides putting in the time to tweak and perfect their favorite colors, paint recipes and shapes. For the average angler the selection can be overwhelming and much of what you hear is more…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: May 5, 2016

This past week we caught fish in a variety of locations including the Hump, QA, Bell Buoy, Howe Sound, and Thrasher Rock. The Hump is usually the place to be this time of year and should be peaking right now, but for whatever reason it has not been as good as previous years.  This could…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: April 29, 2016

Well it has certainly been an interesting week.  We were fully booked a lot of this week and that always makes for some interesting intel as we have multiple boats in multiple locations.  This week we fished the Bell Buoy, the QA, the Hump, Gower Point, Cape Roger Curtis, Cowan Point, Tunstall Bay, and Hole…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: April 22, 2016

VANCOUVER SALMON FISHING REPORT Well it was a slower start to the Hump season but the fish are definitely here now.  If lady luck has been on your side then you have had some pretty good fishing this past week.  The trick has been in the right place at the right time as the large…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report April 15th

Top Image: This chinook was caught this week off the Hump and had herring and a stickleback in its stomach. Well it is officially Hump season, but the fish don’t seem to know that.  In checking with our journals and fellow guides, it is well documented that the fishing off South Bowen on the Hump…

VANCOUVER SALMON FISHING REPORT: April 1, 2016

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report Well, spring has sprung!  We are starting to get solid reports from chinook out on the Hump off South Bowen, a sure sign spring is in the air.  There have also been some nice winter chinook taken up Howe Sound as well as a few fish off the Bell Buoy. Without…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: March 25, 2016

Well it was a pretty active week and weekend since our last report as a lot of fish rolled in!  On Saturday, the Bell Buoy looked like the August long weekend with at least 40 boats.  The herring were in the area and the chinook piled in as well.  It was some of the best…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: March 18, 2016

This week was much better for weather once that big storm system pushed through on Sunday.  There were some beauty days on the water mid week and we were happy to be out personal fishing as well as on charters. The harbour has been pretty darn good for a few weeks now with fish off…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: March 18, 2016

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report This week was much better for weather once that big storm system pushed through on Sunday.  There were some beauty days on the water mid week and we were happy to be out personal fishing as well as on charters. The harbour has been pretty darn good for a few weeks…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: March 11, 2016

Well the wind and the rain is here but so are some fish!  There has been good fishing for winter chinook in the harbour this past week.  There have been fish along W. Van on the flood and there has been fish off the Mile Markers and Bell Buoy on the flood and the ebb….

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: March 4, 2016

Vancouver Saltwater fishing Report We heard of some good reports this week from up Howe sound and near the bell in the harbor. One report was interesting with guys fishing large 4 inch Pesca spoons in the gut bomb and cluopia. This is interesting because most anglers focus on smaller spoons this time of year…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report, March 4, 2016

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report We heard of some good reports this week from up Howe sound and near the bell in the harbor. One report was interesting with guys fishing large 4 inch Pesca spoons in the gut bomb and cluopia. This is interesting because most anglers focus on smaller spoons this time of year…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: February 26, 2016

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report Consistent has been the word that best describes this years winter chinook season. When the weather has permitted anglers usually find fish but we have not had any epic reports.  Anglers have been finding fish in the harbor, up Howe Sound, down towards the mouth of the Fraser and across the…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report, February 26, 2016

Consistent has been the word that best describes this years winter chinook season. When the weather has permitted anglers usually find fish but we have not had any epic reports.  Anglers have been finding fish in the harbor, up Howe Sound, down towards the mouth of the Fraser and across the straight but no spot…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report February 18th, 2016

A customer shared this picture with us! Look at all the herring that were inside this winter chinook!!  The Report Well to say it has been wet lately has been an understatement. For the most part we have been on the sidelines with the wet and windy weather. There was one exception this past week…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: Feb 12th, 2016

Another week of winter chinook fishing and not much has changed. The big highlight of the week was the great weather on Monday. With the holiday many customers were out on the water enjoying the relatively calm seas, blue skies, and that big yellow thing in the sky called the sun! The same theme from…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: Feb 12th, 2016

Another week of winter chinook fishing and not much has changed. The big highlight of the week was the great weather on Monday. With the holiday many customers were out on the water enjoying the relatively calm seas, blue skies, and that big yellow thing in the sky called the sun! The same theme from…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report, Feb 5th, 2016

Things were fairly consistent this past week, not red hot fishing, but certainly better than the fishing around the full moon in late January. For the most part there were fish to be had in Vancouver Harbour, Howe Sound, and the Gulf Islands. Those who put their time in were rewarded with a fish or…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: January 29th, 2016

Fishing continued to be decent this past week but you definitely needed some luck on your side when it came to picking your locations. Last week on our guided trips and personal trips we fished Vancouver Harbour, multiple spots throughout Howe Sound, Coal Ports and Porlier. I feel like we got a pretty good sampling…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: January 22, 2016

If you read our report last week you would have noticed I predicted that there would be some good size fish caught in the harbor this week. From past years our journal showed it usually picks up in the harbor mid January and that is exactly what happened. There were some nice fish in the...

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: January 15, 2016

 Report The fishing continues to be good for winter chinook here in Vancouver. So far in general the season has been a productive one for those willing to put in the time in search of these tasty winter chinook salmon. Fishing in the harbour has been producing mostly undersize fish so far, with a few…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: January 8, 2016

VANCOUVER SALTWATER FISHING REPORT The season is now in full swing and as mentioned in the last report, there has been good fishing from Washington up to Campbell River. A little closer to home, right in the harbor along the West Van shoreline, there were some decent reports this past week. In fact the fishing…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: January 1 , 2016 Happy New Year!

SALTWATER REPORT Finally the rain and wind backed off and our guides were able to get out and chase down some winter chinook! As mentioned in last weeks report, so far so good, as we are getting good reports pretty much from Campbell River down to Washington. We landed these two nice fish by keeping…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: December 18, 2015

Well it’s official! We are past the mid point of the month and the winter chinook season has started. On the days where the wind has not been too strong boats have been out and they have been into fish. There are still a lot of undersized fish around, but that is actually a positive…

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: December 18, 2015

SALTWATER REPORT Well it’s official! We are past the mid point of the month and the winter chinook season has started. On the days where the wind has not been too strong boats have been out and they have been into fish. There are still a lot of undersize fish around, but that is actually…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: December 10,2015

SALTWATER REPORT Well it is true!  It’s December already and right on queue we are starting to hear about the first winter chinook, or feeders as they are sometimes called.  These are chinook that hangout in our local waters in the winter and are aggressively feeding on herring.  They are some of the scrappiest and…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: December 4, 2015

  Well it is true!  It’s December already and right on queue we are starting to hear about the first winter chinook, or feeders as they are sometimes called.  These are chinook that hangout in our local waters in the winter and are aggressively feeding on herring.  They are some of the scrappiest and tastiest…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: October 30, 2015

There are still a few die-hard anglers searching for coho and chum off the South Arm of the Fraser, but for the vast majority of anglers, this year’s salt season is finished. Those who have been catching fish down south have been doing well with anchovies and flasher in the 30-65 zone on the riggers….

Vancouver Saltwater Report: October 23, 2015

There are still some die hard anglers down at the south arm. These are mostly my friends and guides who don’t river fish for salmon or sturgeon fish on the Fraser, so they will keep at it out in the salt until the bitter end. The fishing has actually been pretty decent if you are…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: October 16, 2015

Well its true, the season is slowly coming to an end and what a year it was. Without a doubt a few things to look back on were the wind and the chinook. April, May and June the NW winds never seemed to cease and this made the Hump and Thrasher Rock chinook fishery hard…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: October 9, 2015

Reports from down south have slowed down but we’ve been out at the mouth of the Capilano for most of this week and have had some consistent fishing throughout the week with things really picking up as the week progressed.   As reported in previous weeks, for the Capilano fishery we like to hug the…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: October 2, 2015

Local Saltwater Last week still continued to be hot fishing! After I had already submitted last weeks report, I took the day off to join my buddy John and his brother Colin to take part in the District of North Vancouver Fire Charity Fishing Derby at Lion’s Gate Marina. There were just over 50 boats…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: September 25, 2015

Beach This is the last report from our local beaches for this season until. It was certainly one of the best years in the last 6 due to early low river levels. Many fisherman, myself included, caught more coho and pinks than any other year and our guided trips went really well with clients catching…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: September 18, 2015

Beach We’ve got another 2-3 weeks left for fishing for salmon off the beach. I have had a few reports of coho and chinook caught on gear so the fish are definitely around. Remember to keep your eyes on the water as any sight of a fining fish could change your luck. Don’t look for…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: September 11, 2015

Beach Well it is fall finally and the long weekend has past. I went to Ambleside beach last week for the low tides and found myself fishing amongst four other fisherman on the entire beach. There were no fish jumping which meant that all the stale fish had moved on or there was no fish….

Vancouver Saltwater Report: September 4, 2015

 Beach Fishing After much anticipated rain last week the Capilano river came up significantly. I went to the beach last Wednesday to check it out and it was a ghost town with no fish in sight. They had all moved up the river. Having said this, don’t think it is over yet as the river…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: August 28, 2015

Beach I have had customers come in the store last week with pictures of chinook that they caught; it is a great year for chinook numbers and it already shows. Use a cleartip or full clear sink fishing for these brutes as they swim a little deeper than other salmon. Try fishing streamers, wooly buggers…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: August 21, 2015

Beach Fishing There are still pinks getting caught at Ambleside and Furry creek. The tides are going to be in our favour from the 24th to fish off the beach. There were a few reports of wild coho caught on both fly and gear. I am looking forward to September, as it is my favourite…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: August 14, 2015

Beach Fishing The salmon continue to mill around the estuary with the extremely low river levels. You are already seeing a lot of fish jumping, which indicates that they have been there longer than they should. It can be challenge to catch this fish but by no means is it impossible. At some point of…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: August 7, 2015

VANCOUVER CHINOOK CLASSIC Have you signed up for your chance to win over $50,000 in cash and prizes? The Vancouver Chinook Classic is the premier catch and release salmon fishing event hosted annually in Vancouver. With a new location, based out of the new marina at the amazing Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond derby entrants…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: July 31, 2015

Local Saltwater Beach Fishing Just before the full moon the fishing was great with lots of pink salmon with coho mixed in but with the big tides Wednesday the pink salmon moved on to Indian Arm. There was a few coho swimming around but the challenge was back on to get one of this fish…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: July 24, 2015

SALTWATER REPORTS Beach Report The tides are not super low for the weekend but from Monday onwards the low tides start, which is great for those looking to fish from the beach. You want to be on the beach as much as you can as the full moon approaches by the end of the week….

Vancouver Saltwater Report: July 17, 2015

SALTWATER REPORTS Beach report: West Van First and foremost I would like to congratulate my students Enrico “The Eliminator” and “Big Fish” Byron, who took my beach fly fishing course two years ago, for the success they are having this year. Their dedication and obsession has resulted in both having caught over 20 coho each…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: July 10, 2015

SALTWATER REPORTS Beach Fishing Last week the tides were not the best to fish off the beach but a few fish were caught on gear off the jetty. I saw a lot of fish where we would normally be able to stand close enough and fish for them on a day with suitable tides. This…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: July 3, 2015

SALTWATER REPORTS Beach Fishing West Vancouver I was out on the water Monday to Wednesday this week, with Tuesday being the most productive day out of the three. I hit 3 fish and landed one and like last week I had to change flies numerous time to get a bite. A lot of other fishermen…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: June 26, 2015

West Vancouver Beach Fishing About two weeks ago I started scouting the beach for early coho, getting excited for the start of the season. Customers in the store have been asking me when I thought the coho will be here and I kept saying jokingly June 24 or the 25. Turns out I was right!…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: June 19, 2015

SALTWATER REPORTS Beach Fishing It is getting close to the arrival of salmon at our local beaches. Yes it is time to get ready for another season of beach fishing for coho and pinks. I have been checking regularly for the past two weeks to see if by any chance there are fish, but haven’t…

Vancouver Saltwater Report June 12, 2015

SALTWATER REPORT The persistent winds offshore have prevented everyone from fishing almost everywhere but hole in the wall. Although it hasn’t been hot fishing yet there are certainly a few nice fish around with a 24lb’r topping the chart.   Productive depths are in the 100ft range with one day producing fish at 50ft. In…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: June 5, 2015

It’s early June and usually the chinook fishing at Thrasher is great this time of year, but if you were out this last week you would have experienced the much slower than normal fishing in this area.  The weekend was particularly slow fishing and lots of good boats got one or none.  After the great…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: May 29, 2015

SALTWATER REPORT This past week had trips out at the Hump as well as Thrasher. The Hump has been consistent and had produced fish on all of our trips this week. The water is a little dirtier in this area due to the Fraser River water coming out of the N. Arm. As a result,…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: May 22, 2015

It has been an interesting week out on the water with some hot and cold fishing depending on your location and your luck.  There have been some double-digit chinook days from Thrasher and Nanaimo only to be followed by some days of extremely tough fishing for a lonely chinook or two.  To make things even…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: May 15, 2015

As we were talking about in last weeks report, we figured the Gabriola and Nanaimo area would heat up this week and indeed it did.  We have had a number of trips over there in the last 7 days and we have been hitting 5 to 10 fish on most trips and one recent trip…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: May 8, 2015

This week on the saltwater we experienced some rough weather but the fishing was still consistent when you got to the Hump. Spoons seemed to be the hot ticket the last few days for quite a few anglers including myself. In particular a 3.5-inch Irish Cream and four-inch Gut Bomb were my favorite choices for…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: May 1, 2015

Well this is it; the first week of May and the chinook are truly here in full force!  We have had great chinook fishing all week off the Hump on South Bowen and there is also good chinook fishing off Thrasher and Nanaimo this time of year.  Anytime after May 1st we have had good…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: April 24, 2015

The good fishing continued this week with some great waves of chinook moving across the Hump off South Bowen. Overall the fishing continues to be excellent but there have been a few slow days. For example, Eddie was out Saturday and had 2 bites but none to the boat and on Sunday they were into…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: April 17, 2015

Well the great season of winter chinook fishing we had is rolling right into a great early “spring” chinook season. This is the time of year we start to explore for these spring chinoook off S. Bowen, and so far fishing has been nothing short of fantastic. We were out this past weekend and all…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: April 10, 2015

 As the weather gets better so is the fishing! As I mentioned in my last report the “Hump” south of Bowen Island is now the place to be. I did fish the Vancouver Harbour a couple of days this week but other than a few undersized fish we only managed one shot at a decent…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: April 3, 2015

Vancouver Saltwater Report  As is typical for this time of the year the weather can be very unsettled. We had a couple of trips where we got lucky with the weather and fished the harbour. It was a little slow but still producing fish. The 3.5″ Homeland Security with the Purple Double Glow flasher have been…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: March 27, 2015

Vancouver Saltwater Report Fishing has been good this past week with a few chinook being caught in Vancouver Harbour, some fish up Howe Sound and some fish off S. Bowen as well. The better reports have been up in the Howe Sound area but you need some luck to be at the right spot at…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: March 20, 2015

SALTWATER REPORT It seems as though this week was boat maintenance week. We have one of our boats out of the water and we saw a number of friends and clients in the shop doing early spring-cleaning down on their docks. Whether you have been running all winter chasing feeder chinook or you are dusting…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: March 13, 2015

SALTWATER REPORT We’re nearing the half way of March and we are still catching fish on a regular basis. The next 3 weeks are the last of the ‘winter’ chinook season, as we transition into targeting fish off the south end of Bowen Island. Good places to concentrate on are the Vancouver Harbour and Howe…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: March 6, 2015

SALTWATER REPORT We are well into our winter chinook fishing season. March and April can be great months to get out and try your luck for some of the year’s biggest feeder chinooks. As per usual at this time of the year, the fish have grown in size and you can expect the fish in…

Vancouver Saltwater Report: February 27, 2015

SALTWATER REPORT Well, what can we say, we’ve had another week of terrific winter chinook fishing. As with last week, all of the spots (Vancouver Harbour, Gulf Islands and Howe Sound) have been consistently producing. So with the all the sun and the balmy temperatures, now’s the time to get out there. Remember, the winter…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: February 20, 2015

The good fishing continued this past week with reports of fish in Vancouver Harbour, Howe Sound and the Gulf Islands. The hard part is choosing where to go and having luck on your side. There were some days this week where the fishing was nothing short of fantastic with limits of feeder chinook to be…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: February 13, 2015

SALTWATER REPORT We are now well into the winter chinook season and by most accounts it has been a good one. There has been solid days in the Vancouver Harbour, down south towards Washington, over in the Gulf Islands and up in Howe Sound. This past week we have fished over in the Gulf Islands…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: February 6, 2015

 SALTWATER REPORT We made some trips over to the Gulf Islands this week and the fishing was a little more sporadic than the last couple of weeks. We had success one day, only to have tough fishing 48 hours later. This can be typical of winter chinook fishing as these fish move around a lot….

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: January 30, 2015

SALTWATER REPORT The harbor (Cap Mouth & Freighters) has been pretty slow this week. We had a few charters in this area and some of our regular customers at the store have been out and it has been tough. The fishing in the Gulf Islands continues to be good and there are also some nice…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: January 23, 2015

SALTWATER REPORT Good reports from along the BC coast continue to roll in. In general, from Campbell River down to Puget Sound, the winter chinook has been good to excellent with some saying the best they have seen in decades. This past week we had some local trips and some trips to the Gulf Islands…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: January 16, 2015

Vancouver Saltwater Report It’s hard to believe it is only January 16th with the kind of winter chinook fishing we have been having the last couple of weeks. We made it out to the Gulf Islands a few times this week with the flat seas, and it was well worth the run. We were into…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: January 9, 2015

Vancouver Saltwater Report Winter chinook fishing has continued to be productive overall this past week. It seemed things slowed down a lot up in Howe Sound but perhaps this was due to the full moon and the lower pressure system we had about 4 or 5 days ago. Mother Nature never leaves the good fisherman…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: January 2, 2015

Vancouver Saltwater Well it is official. The winter chinook season is here. We have had multiple reports of fish from Vancouver Harbour, Howe Sound, Campbell River, and down in Washington. We had a couple of long-range trips planned this last week but wind and weather kept us at the dock. Those that opted for shorter trips…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: December 19th, 2014

Local Saltwater Well, as predicted, things did perk up a bit this week! Some anglers hooked some chinook up in Howe Sound and there were a few chinook taken in Vancouver Harbor as well. Productive setups have been glow flashers with a 6 foot leader and a glow spoon, like a Pesca 2.5 or 3.5…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: December 12th, 2014

Local Saltwater The wet and windy weather has not been very conducive to heading out and searching for winter chinook, crabs and prawns this past week. It is right about now that we usually see a few fish starting to show up off West Vancouver and around the freighters, so once the rain and the…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: December 5th, 2014

Local Saltwater There hasn’t been too much saltwater fishing going on this last week with the sub zero temperatures. When it is freezing during the day the bottom of the boat deck basically turns into an ice rink. It can be a deadly endeavour trying to get to the back of the boat to work…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: November 28th, 2014

Local Saltwater With the unsettled weather typical for this time of the year we haven’t heard a lot from the local saltwater. A few boats have gone out in search of the first winter chinook but other than a few undersized fish there hasn’t been much to report. Prawning has been the most productive part…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: November 21st, 2014

Local Saltwater This past week have had a few reports of the first winter chinook being caught. Don’t go rushing down to the dock and blow the leaves of your boat and race out there though! It is still early for this fishery and the best fishing will be from late December to early April….

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: November 14th, 2014

Local Saltwater With the sunny weather finally upon us, we headed out on the water this week to check out the local fishing and give the boats a good run. Both fishing and crabbing were slow but it was great to get out on the water and enjoy the sunshine! There are reports of good…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: November 7th, 2014

Local Saltwater While many people are starting the countdown to Christmas, we’re starting the countdown to the winter chinook season. Our saltwater guides are in fishing withdrawal so even though we are a few weeks out from the start of the winter chinook season we’re hoping to get out this weekend and do some prospecting…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: October 31st, 2014

Local Saltwater As with our report last Friday we have had very little reported from the local saltwater scene in the last week. While we are waiting for the winter fish to arrive, we’re busy working on the boats and getting the gear ready in anticipation of getting out on the water. Winter is soon…

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: October 24th, 2014

Local Saltwater We have had very little reported from local saltwater fishing in the last week. We are looking ahead to next season and starting our fall maintenance on our boats after a great 2014 of local saltwater fishing! It will be a few weeks before winter chinook salmon start showing up locally. We will…

Saltwater Fishing Report: October 17th, 2014

Local Saltwater It seems that fall is here with the steady rains starting up. We had a few nice rain free days last week despite the gloomy forecast. The fishing has been a little slower over the last 2 weeks, but you can still hope to hook up to at least a couple of nice…

Saltwater Fishing Report: October 10th, 2014

Local Saltwater We’re well into October and we’ve had no rain since my last report. This means the fish have remained in the salt water and we can still target them. We have had a little slower fishing due to the strong tides. We’ve also lost some fish going home with anglers for dinner but…

Saltwater Fishing Report: October 3rd, 2014

Local Saltwater As I forecast in the last report, the first good rains of the season pushed most of the stale fish up the river. Shortly after the rains last week we had more fish arrive and there are some chrome beauties out there! As usual, some days the fish are very active and some…

Saltwater Fishing Report: September 26th, 2014

Local Saltwater We are nearing the end of Sockeye fest 2014 at the end off the month and a lot of our guests are well stocked up with fish. We’ve now been fishing one of my favorite fisheries, which is for the big chinook! They can be found as far as the South Arm of…

Saltwater Fishing Report: September 19th, 2014

Local Saltwater Fishing has been good this last week with a nice mix of sockeye and chinook. There are some huge sockeye down off the South Arm of the Fraser and we have been making the run down there in the morning to pick up some of these nice fish. Sockeye don’t get much bigger…

Saltwater Fishing Report: September 12th, 2014

Local Saltwater The sockeye season continues in our local waters with tons of schools off the North and South Arm. The other day as I headed out from our dock in Coal Harbour, I spotted what looked like a school of sockeye on the sounder. Sure enough a couple of sockeye jumped out of the…

Saltwater Fishing Report: September 5th, 2014

Local Saltwater The 2014 sockeye season has been awesome! As is with all types of fishing, there has been a few slow days with a few fish hooked but a lot of days where we’ve been filling the box with our guest’s limits. Most of the fishing has been off the North Arm of the…

Saltwater Fishing Report: August 29th, 2014

The saltwater fishing over the past week has been excellent. Sockeye fishing from the North Arm down to Sand Heads has been getting better day by day. Jason and I hosted Breakfast Television on the Salty Dawg this past Wednesday morning. We took Dawn over to the North Arm for a little sockeye action and…

Saltwater Fishing Report: August 15th, 2014

Local Saltwater Sockeye Fest 2014 is on! Other than the occasional slow down attributed to the visits from the J pod Orca family, the fishing has been p 32″ behind the flasher. The shorter leader length is the standard but I prefer mine a little longer. For the flasher I prefer any flashers with the…

Saltwater Fishing Report: August 8th, 2014

As you have likely heard, sockeye are indeed open in our local waters and we are already enjoying some great sockeye fishing.  Check out these fish from Wednesday’s charter.  Eddie got his guests limits of chrome sockeye on a half day charter. This is just the beginning of what is going to be a fantastic…

Saltwater Fishing Report: August 1st, 2014

Local Saltwater   With last week’s rain we had a few days of slow fishing off West Van and I was concerned that we’d “lost” our coho up the river. However, the fresh water seems to have drawn in even more fish. Not only have I had some pretty decent fishing but these newer coho…

Saltwater Fishing Report: July 25th, 2014

I have been spending a lot of time out on the water but I finally have a moment to provide you the latest intell. Early in our Coho season I had been concerned that the fish had sneaked past us and made it to the Capilano river after the rains we had a few weeks…

Saltwater Fishing Report: July 18th, 2014

Local Saltwater   It looks like we are going to be changing from these very persistent NW winds and sunny weather to some SE winds and rainy weather. Hopefully there is just enough rain to help with any forest fires, but not enough rain to bring the Capilano River up too much! The long dry…

Saltwater Fishing Report: July 11th, 2014

The last 48 hours have seen a dramatic shift in coho action off W. Vancouver. It seems the strong NW winds helped push some fish into the harbor and we enjoyed some good fishing late this week with some nice coho coming to the boat and a few chinook as well. The coho have been…

Saltwater Fishing Report: July 4th, 2014

It looks like Thrasher is pretty much done for the year as this past week has seen some difficult fishing over there as both Eddie, Dimitri and I had some lack luster days there in the back end of June. We are hearing of some good fishing up by Campbell River, and perhaps some fish…

Summer Has Arrived!

Local Saltwater We have been hitting Thrasher hard the last few weeks in search of chinook. Dimitri, Eddie, and I have had the Grady’s busy this past week and fishing has been hit or miss. One day we hit Thrasher and the fish are co-operating, the next they seem to disappear. The best depths have…

Friday Fishing Report, June 20th 2014

Local Saltwater Our guides, Jason, Eddie, Dimitri, and Gordy have have been out a lot these past few weeks hunting down chinook salmon.  The vast majority of our effort has been over at Thrasher Rock, and for the most part fishing has been pretty good.  There have been a few days when the Orcas have…

Big Bites and Frayed Cable

  Thrasher Rock has been fishing great this past week. The Grande and Thrasher reef have been producing some nice chinook. Anglers who are willing to take a chance and venture out off shore have been greatly rewarded with some fast paced fishing once they have located fish. We have been hitting our fish from 75ft…

Pacific Angler’s Friday Fishing Report: May 23rd, 2014

Thrasher has been hot and cold this past week. The fishing seemed to slow down a bit earlier in the week but it is starting to pick up again. Both off shore and the reef have been producing some nice chinook. Anglers who are willing to take a chance and venture out off shore have…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: May 16th

What a week it has been!  We seem to be having one of the best May chinook seasons in recent memory.  The Hump off S. Bowen has been a consistent producer for our customers on 6 hour charters but the hot days and big numbers have been on our full day charters over at Gabriola…

Big Fish and Big Smiles!

Local Saltwater The time to go after chinook is now!  I could end the report right there, but that would be pretty boring.  In short though, the fishing has been red hot over on the other side of the Strait of Georgia with excellent reports from Nanaimo down to Thrasher, down to Porlier.  Anglers have…

Sunny Skies and Tight Lines!

Local Saltwater Report The past little while has seen the fishing on The Hump being good to excellent, with most fish being found in and around depths of 90 to 120 feet. Reports from anglers have been that fish are being caught on on herring, anchovies, and spoons. So far, spoon size has been relatively average…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report April 24th

As usual for this time of year, we have had to battle the winds from the spring storms and have had our fair share of NW and SE winds in excess of 20 knots.  When we have been able to get out to where the fish are, they have been cooperating nicely.  Things really picked…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: April 18th 2014

The weather has been a little tricky lately with some strong NW and now SE winds keeping anglers off the “Hump” out by S. Bowen for most of the week. When we have been able to get out there, the fish have been around, but it has been spotty. Many boats are not getting fish,…

Clear Skies and Tight Lines

By Jason Tonelli Crabbing is really starting to get good in the harbour and we have seen some pictures of some pretty impressive prawn catches as well!  It looks like the NW winds are here  for the next 2-3 days so it should be pretty sunny out there and hopefully not too rough. Where to…

Sun, crabs, and salmon- another day on the Best Coast!

We were out on Tuesday and found a few nice chinook up Howe Sound and also did very well on crabs in Vancouver Harbour.  It was for the most part, a flat calm day- the sun was out, and the chinook were biting. Some things you just can’t beat, and our guests from Vancouver and…

Nice weather, prawns and chinook!

Eddie Matthei: After an interesting week of weather with wind and even a good a good dump of snow I finally got back on the water. My opportunity came in the way of a very good fishing buddy taking me out on his new ride. A brand new very nicely equipped 27′ Aluminum Kingfisher. The…

Winter Chinook are here…just not in numbers yet.

The big winds have pushed through and we are looking at SE winds for the weekend of around 10-15 knots.  As usual, the SE winds bring in the low pressure system and that means cloud and rain.  At least it will be pretty much flat calm out at the mouth of the Capilano, and that…

Wintering on to land a feast…

Eddie Matthei: The recent cold snap have been keeping all but the die hard fishermen off the water. I was able to get out last Sunday with three repeat guests who paid me another visit all the way from Germany. We lucked out on the weather and even though it was frosty in the morning…

Chinook, Crabs and Prawns…feast!

Todd Sweet:  Friday I dropped prawn/crab traps and headed to Howe Sound where there was no fog. Fished Tunstall which was loaded with bait even some boiling on the surface. But no fish. We moved up to the Falls and hit one keeper and one 23 inch and lost another. Two of the fish were…

Winter Chinook Report Update

Todd Sweet, one of our regular guides and saltwater fishing junkie was out last weekend.  Here is his report: Saturday Off the dock at 745 and headed straight to Tunstall Bay for the start of the Ebb.  Lines in at 830 and at 845 hit a scrappy Spring just under the legal.  Kitchen sink spoon…

Winter Chinook Fishing is Picking Up!!

Saltwater Reports Things have picked up this week as predicted.  The full moon and big tides seemed to perk things up and there have been consistent catches off the mouth of the Capilano on the flood tide and out towards the QB and the freighters on the ebb tide.  The go to flashers like Green…

Winter chinook are growing in numbers and size!

Saltwater Reports: Todd Sweet: Last weekend was cold and clear with almost no wind so it was perfect for winter fishing. I dropped off some crab and prawn traps then headed to Tunstall Bay to catch the tail end of the high slack. The ebb had just started so I figured I would give it…

Crabbing, Prawning and Chasing Winter Chinook!

Jason Tonelli Report: The fishing this week in the harbour was a little slower than last week. We had a few charters out and it was definitely on the slow side this week. We did have a few different weather fronts come in, a high pressure NW and then a low pressure SE, so things…

Winter Chinook Fishing is ON!

Outlook: Checking in on the weather forecast for this weekend and the long range we will give you Vancouver & Squamish 14day forecasts.  While we have a snowfall warning for this weekend in the GVRD but don’t let than dampen your shopping spirits!! The winter chinook salmon fishing is in full swing now so don’t…

Winter Springs are on their way…

You may have noticed that I didn’t do a report last week. That’s because there really wasn’t much to report. On the day the previous weekly report came out the rains started up which allowed the remainder of the mature salmon to head up the river. Since then we’ve had spells of rain and unsettled weather typical for…

Season Wind Down…

Saltwater Report: October 18th, 2013 It’s been a bit of a dry spell for chinook after the wet spell we had in late September that flushed up the main run up the rivers, particularly at the Capilano River. A few coho have still been caught. With that said we have also enjoyed a dry spell of…

South Arm Grand Slam!

Last week all the rains we had gave any salmon at the mouth of the Capilano a green light to head up the river, causing some slow fishing at the “Cap Mouth”.  I am pleased to report the rains have backed off, the river has dropped, and we are once again starting to see some…

It may be slower but patience pays off!!

Saltwater Report: The mouth of the Cap has been slow since the last report due to a huge amount of rain than allowed the fish easy passage up the river.  However, the forecast is much better this coming week and the river is now dropped back down and we should see some more coho and…

Celebrating Bday’s on the water and hooking slabs!

Saltwater Reports: Eddie Matthei We have certainly been enjoying an Indian summer and although the mornings and evenings are getting cooler the fishing is getting hotter! This past week has had some amazing bites that got myself and a few other guides close to or into the double digits on fish on in a 5hr…

Another Great Day!

We have had multiple boats out the last few days and fishing has been fantastic!  There have been chinook, coho, pinks and chums down at Sandheads, chinook and coho at the T-10 and Bell Buoy, and more chinook and coho at the mouth of the Capilano River.  So if you have time for a 5…

Fall Chinook Salmon Fishing

This is one of my favorite times of the year.  The weather cools off a bit as the hot summer sun and NW winds are replaced by overcast skies and SE winds which often result in flat calm local conditions.  The big fall chinook are rolling in at the S Arm of the Fraser River…

Pacific Angler Saltwater Report: Sept 6th, 2013

Welcome back Capt Air Cast!   A.K.A. Eddie! It sure felt great to be back on the water after a month long absence recovering from a broken foot. All the reports of the good fishing I was missing was driving me crazy. My main goal was to heal in time to participate in the Chinook Classic…

The BIG fish are rolling in!

Outlook: The tides this week are fantastic for out in the Salt.  Slow, gradual flood tides that have been the type of tide that has consistently produced over the last month. We generally use the Dairiki Tide site for our updates. When reviewing the Georgia Basin forecast for conditions is a great tool to use for…

Chinook Fishing is HOT!

The chinook fishing continues to be good to outstanding at the Bell Buoy, North Arm, T-10 and South Arm.  If you have some time to get out fishing or book a charter with us, I suggest  you do it now.  The big chinook are here with more on the way in the next two weeks….

The Chinook Salmon Are Here & Pesca RSG Spoons!

The chinook fishing has really picked up over the past 7 days with some frantic action in the last 2-3 days.  We are experiencing good to great chinook fishing off the Bell Buoy on our 5 hour and 8 hour charters and some equally good fishing on our 8 hour and 10 hour charters down…

Pacific Angler Saltwater Fishing Report – Aug 9th, 2013

Outlook: Weather forecast for Vancouver = GREAT Wind forecast for Georgia Basin = GREAT (moderate 15knot to light 5knot) Tides for Vancouver Harbour = GREAT!  Early morning flood tides this weekend with nice mid-day low slack and evening flood. Thompson river reports are getting better, pinks in the Squamish, Skagit fishing nicely with more bulls…

Saltwater Fishing Report July 19th, 2013

Saltwater Report – Eddie Matthei Fishing has continued to improve locally along West Vancouver and  it seems that along with the big plump cohos we’re getting we are also hooking chinooks as well. Not to mention an ever increasing amount of pinks in West Van and Hole in the Wall. A successful outing with Eddie…

Pacific Angler Fishing Report: Friday, July 12th 2013

Outlook: The long-term forecast calls for a 48hr heavy rainfall of over $50k in cash and prizes, YES it is the Labour Day Chinook Classic is coming SOON!! LABOUR DAY CHINOOK CLASSIC is the premier catch & release salmon fishing event hosted annually on Vancouver’s North Shore. Held over the Labour Day long weekend, this 2-day event (Saturday…

Monday Fishing Report: July 8, 2013

With heavy NW winds all weekend the charters were quite often being blown off of W. Van even though there was a good early bite.  Once the wind kicked up we ended up having to head to Hole in the Wall where the waters were calmer and some great Chinook were being put into the…

Friday Saltwater Report: July 5th, 2013

Saltwater Report: Beach Fishing:  Its time to start tracking the start of beach season for W. Van, Furry Creek and Cate’s Park.  No solid reports yet but this fishery will begin turning out some fish within the next 7-10days while the true season is not expected to start till late July. I have been to…

Fishing Report: Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

Here is our current report up to and including this morning! Fishing at Thrasher slowed down this week. Most trips only had 3 or 4 hookups but the good news is that those fish were big and hard fighting. Many were in the mid to high 20’s.  These fish were taking lots of line with lots…

Saltwater Report: Friday, June 28, 2013

Saltwater Report Eddie Matthei:  Well despite having the strongest tides of the year, the Gulf Islands continued to produce. The gear is the same I’ve described on my previous reports. spoons, hoochies and even bait works. Thursday the conditions changed. The first thing I noticed was the lack of good bait concentrations which resulted in…

Saltwater Fishing Report: June 21, 2013

Saltwater Report Eddie Matthei: Grip’n Grin! Not much has changed across at Thrasher except a couple of things. Still getting a mix of great calm days and a few windy days (like yesterday). Still getting those nice mid teens but a few more bigger fish are now coming back with us as dinner guests. The…

Saltwater Fishing Report – June 14, 2013

Jason Tonelli:  The place to be is still over at Nanaimo down to Thrasher Rock.  When the winds have allowed, we have been running over to these areas and have had great success for chinook, coho, and lingcod.  There is a mix of chinook inshore and offshore as well as some large schools of coho…

Friday June 7th Fishing Report

Saltwater Report: Jason Tonelli: Fishing continues to be good to excellent from Thrasher Rock up to Nanaimo.  There is a mix of fish inshore and offshore so you can literally hit fish in 120 feet of water to 800 feet of water.  The best lures are spatter back glow hoochies, and your favourite spoon with…

Friday Fishing Report: May 31, 2013

JT’s Report: Was out on Chasin Tales, our new Grady White Gulfstream with some of our regular clients yesterday.  This group always books a few days late May and early June for some of the hot chinook fishing at Thrasher Rock. There was a strong bite in the morning and by 10:30 am we had…

STOCK UP ON SW GEAR @ PA SUMMER SUPER SALE May 31 – June 2nd

In our Pacific Angler Friday Fishing report last week we announced the pending SUMMER SUPER SALE and now we will tease you with the list of the deals but NOT all the deals, come and see what else we have cooked up!! Speaking of cooking, we again will be whipping up a FREE BBQ (Donations…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update: Monday, May 27, 2013

The salmon fishing continues to be “good to excellent” at Gabriola Island up to Nanaimo.  The fish are all over the place and by that I mean they are inshore in 150-300 feet of water and offshore in 500-1200 feet of water.   These actively feeding fish are not hard to catch, just a little…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Finally after some relentless Northwesterly winds that hampered our fishing, the weather changed to hot sunny calm days. It feels more like summer!  These fish seem to like this weather as well as the fishing has also improved. The Hump off Bowen Island has had some slow days but is still pretty productive on overall. …

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Monday May 6

Captian Eddie and the Salty Dawg were out this weekend searching for chinook salmon off Bowen Island at the Hump.  While there was a lot of pressure from the fishing derby this weekend there were not a lot of fish landed.  However, Eddie did manage to get his clients into a couple nice chinooks, landing…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Friday Update, May 3rd

Well, it is May and that means one thing. The spring chinook are here and it is time to get out in your boat or book a Vancouver salmon charter for some of the best chinook fishing of the year! The sunny days bring on the NW winds that can be annoying when trying to…

Vancouver Salmon Monday Report, April 22nd

The seas were a roll’n this past weekend.  However, Eddie, the Salty Dawg and his guests braved the winds this past Saturday and put in a good effort getting a few hits, and pulling up a mess of crabs and prawns. When the winds have allowed the “Hump” has been the hot spot for winter…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, April 19th

There has been some decent chinook fishing this week, with some excellent fishing last weekend.  Most of the action has been off S Bowen on what is known as the Hump.  This fishery has lived up to its typical random nature as some boats were fortunate enough to find fish while others had little to…

Friday Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report, February 15th

This past week has been a good one for the local Vancouver fishing scene.  The Vancouver harbour has finally perked up a bit with a few legal winter chinook being caught. The Vancouver weather forecast is calling for cloudy conditions with periods of rain throughout the weekend and into next week.  The daily high temperatures will…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, February 13

The Pacific Angler guides have put in some serious time over the last week, fishing both locally as well as within the Gulf Islands. Local fishing has been quite challenging with very few legal fish being taken.  Fishing across the Georgia Straight was strong last week with some great reports.  However, early this week we…

Vancouver Friday Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report, February 8th

Fishing this past week has remained steady with some great opportunities for the first ever BC Family Day long weekend, which we have renamed BC Fishing Day.  Because you can bet we are all going to take advantage of having the store closed on monday.  The question will be where? It looks like we are…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Wednesday February 6

Happy upcoming BC Family Day!  From the staff at Pacific Angler we all hope you get a chance to get out on the water with family and friends…we definitely will.  In fact Pacific Angler has renamed the holiday BC Fishing Day. Salmon fishing within the Vancouver Harbour has been tough as of late.  However, the…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Monday February 4th

Eddie and Jason were out this past week in search of winter chinook salmon in the Vancouver harbour.  Unfortunately, the local Vancouver salmon fishing has remained tough.  While both Eddie and Jason fished extremely hard they returned to the dock with little to show.  Fortunately, the crabbing is picking up.  A big pull of crabs…

Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, February 1st

The weather pattern seems to have changed from cold and dry conditions to our typical mild and wet conditions that we Vancouverites experience on the coast.  You can expect to see this trend as we move further away from winter and closer to the spring.  Yes I said it spring! The Vancouver weather forecast is calling…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Monday January 25

Well, it is hard to believe that January is coming to an end.  In my view February is always a welcome site as it means we are just one month away from the Vancouver spring.  However, there is still some great fishing on the saltwater to look forward to over the remainder of the winter….

Monday Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Update, January 21

Well, it’s another winter Monday morning in beautiful Vancouver.  At this time of year most people are hitting the fresh powder on the slopes.  Few realize that this can be a great time of year to get on the water.  Flat calm seas, mild winter temperatures, and chrome winter chinook are reasons enough to grab…

Friday’s Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Update, January 18th

There have  been a few solid reports of winter Chinook salmon caught locally over the last seven days.  The conditions are looking great this weekend and so are the tides so if you are winter Chinook salmon angler it is time to get out on the water.  Where else in the world can you go…

Vancouver Winter Chinook are Here!

We were out on Wednesday and what a beautiful day!  When I looked at the forecast on Monday it was calling for gale force winds on Wednesday and when I saw the rain on Tuesday, I must admit, I wasn’t sure if we would make the charter on Wednesday.  Luckily the forecast changed and by…

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Report, December 28

Well, the world didn’t end so it’s been a pretty good week. And oh yeah, some fish have been caught as well. Winter Springs are a hot topic this time of year for the saltwater angler. We have heard of some of the first good local saltwater salmon reports for winter chinook. Jason Tonelli will…

December 28th Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report

This last week of December has seen the local salmon fishing pick up.  We usually see some bait and some chinook show up in the harbour right about the last week of December and this year did not disappoint.  This marks the beginning of the local winter chinook season where anglers fish the shoreline of…

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Christmas Special

Book Before December 25th and Receive 10% Off Pacific Angler is offering you a 10% discount on all salmon saltwater guided trips booked before Christmas Day, December 25th. This past season was a great year for the Salty Dawg, Pacific Angler head guide Eddie, and Pacific Angler owner Jason Tonelli. Just check out all of…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report November 23rd 2012

Things have been pretty quiet this week in the ocean which is normal for this time of year.  We  have been focusing on our freshwater charters, taking our rafts and jet boats to some of the local rivers and hooking good numbers of coho the past two weeks.  If you are in town and thinking…

Winter Chinook Fishing in Vancouver

It is that time of year where we head out in search of winter chinook.  Many of our local customers and tourists alike are surprised that we can catch salmon this time of year, but it is true!  Aggressive feeding chinook salmon, commonly referred to as “feeder springs” (spring is a common name for chinook)…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report October 4th 2012

Some fresh chinook showed up the last few days on the flood tides and they provided some great action!  There were fish hooked from 10-30lbs with most of the fish in the mid to high teens.  On Thursday we hooked 4 nice chinook on the flood and then things died off on the ebb around…

Vancouver Fishing Report, Wednesday Update

The Vancouver salmon fishing has seen some tough days this past week.  However, we are happy to report some good news for all the local saltwater anglers.  It seems some fresh fish have moved through and the tides have now mellowed out making for some great Thankgiving chinook fishing.  Maybe you will be swapping out…

Vancouver Fishing Report October 1st

What a weekend to be on the water!  It was amazing weather this weekend, much like the last 6 weeks, no rain, sunny skies, it seems summer is trying to hang on.  This extended summer has resulted in the Capilano being extremely low for sometime now.  As a result the coho are still stacked up…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Friday September 28

Wow, I can’t believe this is the last friday of September.  It hardly feels like we are into fall with this amazing weather we’ve this month.  September has been a good month for the saltwater salmon angler.  While there have been a few slow periods through the month we’ve also had some amazing days of…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Friday September 21st

The chinook fishing has been red hot for the past couple of days.  Captain Eddie had one of his best trips this morning hooking into several big and chrome salmon. Days like today not only put a smile on our guides but more importantly our guests.  Our guides expect this fishery to continue all the…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Monday September 17

The Vancouver salmon fishing has been heating up over the last two days.  While Saturday afternoon was quite slow Sunday was a different story with some big chinook salmon hooked in the early morning off of the high slack tide and into the ebb. Head Pacific Angler Saltwater guide, Eddie, had an early morning start…

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Update, Friday September 14

It has been an interesting week on the saltwater.  The story for this week has been the transition of the fisheries from T-10 and Bell Buoy to the mouth of the Capilano River. Both Jason and Eddie have been on the water with some mixed results.  Last weekend the fishing had turned on and Eddie…

Vancouver Salmon Update, Monday September 10

The boys at Pacific Angler are hoping you are getting out on the water this month.  September started off with a bit of a lull but now we are into some great fishing for larger chinook salmon as well as some of the larger coho salmon of the year. So far September has brought Vancouver…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing September 6th

We have been on the water every day this week and have been catching some nice chinook.  There are a few chinook off the mouth of the Capilano River, it is a little early for this fishery yet, but a few early ones are getting hooked. Head guide Eddie Matthei has been getting a few…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Friday August 31

Well, it is the last day of August and the fish are on the bite.  Pacific Angler head guide Eddie had a good day on the water after a couple of slower days this past week.  He was able to get 3 springs to the box in a 5 hr morning charter.  Eddie has been…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report, Friday August 24th

There have been some good numbers of chinook around lately as they pass by the S Arm, N Arm, and Bell Buoy area.  Depending on the winds we have been fishing these areas with some great success.  Hot depths have ranged from 30 to 80 feet but most of our fish have been in the…

Vancouver Saltwater Report, Wednesday August 22

The Vancouver salmon fishing has been hot and heavy over the last week or so.  The coho fishing has been excellent especially if you are willing to get up at the very crack of dawn.  However, the real story has been the amazing fishing for large chinook salmon over the weekend.  It was simply on…

Hot Weather and Hot Fishing!

Well it looks like Wednesday was the turning point as the slow fishing of the last few days heated up in a hurry! The good coho fishing and good chinook fishing started on Wednesday and continued onto Thursday. The coho fishing off W. Van has been good to great.  The first light bite has produced…

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Report, August 14

Well, it has been a pretty tough weekend for our saltwater salmon guides.  Some strong northwest winds and big tides have made the fishing difficult over the weekend.  However, last night Pacific Angler saltwater guide, Eddie, hooked into a monster chinook salmon last night.  Pacific Angler guests did a great job landing the big chinook….

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report, August 10th

I was out yesterday in the local waters of Vancouver on an 8 hour charter.  We spent most of the morning off W. Van, in particular, the flats in about 20-30 feet of water just W off the Pink Apartment.  There were about 20 other boats fishing the area for Capilano Coho and you could…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report August 6th

Well I had the pleasure and fortune of hosting some Pacific Angler clients on a fly fishing trip to the Dean River at BC West lodge this last week, so I haven’t been out locally.  Our Head Guide Eddie Matthei was on the local saltwater all week in the Salty Dawg, salmon fishing in Vancouver…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Friday August 3

It is hard to believe that we are now in the month of August.  And with August comes great weather and great fishing conditions.  The vancouver salmon fishing has been rolling along and now we finally have the summer weather we’ve been waiting for! The Environment Canada Vancouver forecast is calling for sunny conditions all…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Wednesday July 25

The Vancouver salmon fishing has been steady over the past couple of days.  On our 5 hour trips we’ve been focussing on both coho salmon along the West Vancouver shoreline and Fraser River chinook salmon off of the Bell Buoy (Spanish Banks).  On a 8 hr and 10 hr charter the action has been at…

Summer Salmon Special & Celebration of Lights

Pacific Angler is offering a summer salmon special for the month of August. Book a full day charter for the month of August aboard the “Salty Dawg” and receive a 10 HR charter for the price of an 8 HR charter. Summer has officially arrived and so have the Fraser River chinook salmon. For the…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Monday July 23

Welcome to the Pacific Angler “Guide Journal”.  We are proud to offer you the most up-to-date local Vancouver salmon fishing information available.  Lets start off with a recap of this past weekend, written by Jason Tonelli, Pacific Angler saltwater salmon guide. “West Vancouver shoreline has been fairly slow in comparison to that last two weeks. …

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Wednesday July 18

It has been an interesting week for the Pacific Angler saltwater salmon fishing guides.  It seems as though the coho action has slowed down a bit from the weekend.  Last week we were getting multiple fish days for coho with the odd chinook.  This week we are still hooking into fish but just not at…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Monday July 16

Pacific Angler Fishing Charters had another busy weekend in the salt chuck.  It was an interesting weekend as well, with a nice hot and sunny day on Saturday and then a major rain/thunderstorm on Sunday. Eddie was once again doing his thing and targeting the coho salmon off the shoreline of West Vancouver.  He really…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Friday July 13 “Summer Fun”

Phew…what a week it has been!  The fish are biting, the weather is amazing, and people are in a great mood.  Our store, Pacific Angler, has been buzzing this week with people fishing on the ocean, in the interior and local lakes, to the Dean River (near Bella Coola) and other rivers both locally and…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Wednesday July 11

Welcome to the Pacific Angler Guide journal.  This is where you can find the most up-to-date Vancouver saltwater salmon fishing reports.  Pacific Angler guides and staff regularly post reports every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Pacific Angler saltwater salmon head guide, Eddie, was out at Thrasher Rock yesterday.  While the conditions were good the fishing was…

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Update, July 9

Well it appears that summer has officially arrived!!!  Vancouver was a hub of activity this weekend with people flocking to the beaches and water to enjoy this amazing weather.  The forecast is calling for more sun this week all the way up to Sunday with daily highs ranging from 22 to 24 degrees Celsius and…

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Update, July 4

I am happy to report a great week of weather for the Vancouver area.  The Vancouver weather forecast is calling for sun for the foreseeable future, which is Tuesday according to environment Canada.  Daily high temperatures will range from 19 to 23 degrees Celsius while daily low temperatures will range from 10 to 15 degrees…

Vancouver Friday Salmon Fishing Report, June 29

First off, Happy Canada everyone.  From the Pacific Angler Staff in the store and our saltwater guides we all hope you have a spectacular long weekend.  And there is no better way to celebrate Canada’s birthday than getting on the water and hooking into a few fish. Anyways, lets talk about the fishing.  So it…

Celebration of Light with Pacific Angler

Pacific Angler is offering a once a year, one-of-a kind salmon fishing experience!!! Imagine fishing in Vancouver’s local waters for salmon all day or afternoon and then ending the day watching the spectacular fireworks show from the WATER at English Bay.             All you need to bring are some snacks…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing, Monday June 25 & Weekend in Review

Well the chinook fishing has been hot and heavy for the past 7 days.  Our saltwater guides have been into fishing every trip which always puts a smile both on our guests and the guides. Last Wednesday and Thursday were definitely the most productive days with Jason limiting out on Wednesday and Eddie, Pacific Angler…

Vancouver Summer Chinook Fishing!

Well I was out guiding yesterday and finally some sun!  It was one of those magical days where the sun was shining, the ocean was flat calm, and the chinook were biting. I was out with guests Monte and Kelly on their annual Tharsher Rock trip.  Expectations were high as last year we had great…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update: Wednesday June 20

What an amazing day to be on the water.  Flat calm conditions, bright blue skies and lots of fish.  Pacific Angler guide Jason Tonelli was out this morning at Thrasher Rock and did very well.  This is exciting news as we have charters all weekend across the Straight. The “Salty Dawg’s” availability is limited for…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update: Tuesday June 19

Welcome everyone to Vancouver’s salmon fishing headquarters.  We not only offer fully guided salmon charters but we are Vancouver’s largest fishing tackle store. Not to toot our own horn but all of the guys have been working hard to make sure we have the best tackle in town and get our clients into fish on…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report for Friday, June 15th 2012

What a day to be on a Vancouver salmon fishing charter!  The winds are light and we are finally getting some sun!  Eddie is out on a 5 hour charter this afternoon and I will be working in the shop. Eddie will be working the flood tide and high slack this evening for Capilano coho…

Mid-Week Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report, June 13

On Monday we heard of some strong reports from Thrasher Rock.  Fish are now starting to be caught more inshore off what is called the Waterfall.  This happened last year but during the May long weekend.  That means that the fish are a couple of weeks late.  Our guides expect this fishery to be the…

Tyee Time

We were over on the other side this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday fishing from mid Gabriola up to Entrance and Five Fingers.  Overall there has been some good fishing with the fish anywhere from Thrasher all the way up to Five Fingers.  There have been fish inshore in 120-300 feet and there have been…

Pre-Weekend Update

Well, the Pacific Angler saltwater guides have put in a good stint over the past three weeks.  There have been some ups and definitely some downs but when it all comes down to it you are on the water fishing.  You know what they say, “a bad day fishing is better than a good day…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report for June 1st

We were out multiple times this week and the conditions were good for the run over to Gabriola and Nanaimo. There was some good fishing offshore of Gabriola in 1000-1200 feet of water for chinook up to 25lbs.  The fish were at a variety of depths, we hit some as shallow as 65 and some…

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report for May 23rd and 24th

We were out on the water on the 23rd and 24th in search of some Vancouver chinook salmon! On Wednesday the 23rd it was flat calm almost all day with crazy weather that alternated from hot to cold to sun to rain and on and on.  The rain gear was on and off at least…

Long Weekend Chinook Report

The Salty Dawg was out of the water last week during the heavy NW winds for her annual service.  The boat is in mint shape and I was excited to get her back out on the water.  Fresh cut polish, new bottom paint, engines all serviced, she was ready to go! On the long weekend…

Mid May Report

It is May 16th and the past 5 days the weather has been nice and sunny with clear blue skies.  Although this means great weather in the city and on the patio, for the fisherman it often means we have to contend with some NW winds that come along with the high pressure system and…

A Good Week of Fishing

Yes, it has been a very solid week of fishing for the boys at Pacific Angler.  Our head guide, Eddie, hooked into chinook throughout the entire week. The hump has been producing well for us this pas week.  Eddie did well with a flasher and spoon combo.  The smaller spoons were actually the hot ticket….

The Chinook Have Arrived!

Well if you read our last post on April 9th you will see that we were expecting some chinook to show at the end of April and they are here.  It was pretty slow in April up until April 26th and then the fish really showed up.  The fishing over the weekend and up until…

April 9 2012 Vancouver Fishing Report

Well! It has been a while Pacific Angler fans! With the store move, everyone has been very busy working on the move. Now that we’re all settled in, it’s time to get down to business….uh oh…and you know that is…FISHING! Hahaha! Bet you saw that coming didn’t you? LOL. Today’s  write up will be centered…

January Winter Springs

Well it is that time of year, the Holidays are over, the retail rush has subsided, and we start to head out on the local salt scene in search of some winter chinook.  We had a charter on Monday, Jan 2nd, our first of 2012 and despite the forecast for rain and gale force winds,…

Early November Report

We had a few charters in the very end of October and we hit some Capilano chinook into the mid 20’s right up until the end of the month, but that is all a distant memory now.  The rains have come and the last of the chinook have headed up the river.  So this time…

October 15-17 Vancouver Saltwater Report

Hey there folks! It’s time for a Mid-Month update! Since our last report we haven’t been on the water much, however, there is something to  report. On Saturday October 15  the usual 25 boats were plying the West Van Shoreline-Cap River Mouth. We left the dock at the crack of 8 am and headed out and dropped the…

October 10 Update: Vancouver Saltwater

Hey there folks! It’s time for the “after the long weekend” fishing report. Over the last 4 days, we’ve been fishing the local area hard and doing our best to  hook fish at the best bet in town, the mouth of the Capilano River.  Since our last Guide Journal entry, things have changed significantly. Significant…

Solid Fishing and Purple Onions

Well the solid fishing continues…  The word is out that the big springs are in and the mouth of the Cap was packed on the weekend with the nice weather.  Despite the crowds our boats did extremely well and hooked multiple chinook and clients had big smiles and soar arms!  Guides Eddie and Andrew have…

The Last 3 Weeks of Saltwater Fishing!

Wow…it is Tuesday September 26.  The month of September has rolled by and we are just a few days away from October.  It is simply amazing that we are still blogging about the spectacular saltwater salmon fishing or more particularly, the amazing spring/chinook fishing.  Seasoned Vancouver veterans are calling the fall of 2011 “the best…

The Second Wave!

If you have been following our blog, were on a charter with us, or came by Pacific Angler last week, you know about the hot chinook fishing we had late last week and into the weekend.  Then it seemed to die down over the last 48 hours, with yesterday being extremely slow on the flood…

Fall Salmon Fishing

Fall is here and that brings in the big push of fall chinook and coho to our local waters, most notably West Vancouver and specifically the mouth of the Capilano River.  This fishery is literally only 5 minutes from our dock so it is a favorite for the locals and guides as the fishing grounds…

Pacific Angler: The Dawg Days of Summer

Here at Pacific Angler we live, breathe and dream of fishing 365 days of the year.  Some call us crazy, but to us it is just part of living the dream.  So what do the boys at Pacific Angler do on their one day off work…well of course fish. Let me introduce myself to you. …

Pacific Angler Guide Report: Early September

Hi there folks….as you no doubt have noticed….we haven’t been filing reports…that simply because…we’ve been WAY TOO BUSY to file reports..because we’re busy fishing, netting, cleaning and bagging our guest’s catch. Guide Eddie has been netting Sockeye and Pinks like a bandit jumps trains, Jason T. has been pointing fingers and yelling “Fish On!” like…

Aug 17th: The Chinook Bite Continues

We had two 5 hour charters yesterday and chinook fishing was good on both the morning and the afternoon trip.  Multiple chinook in the 10-25lb range were hooked off the Bell Buoy area by Captain Eddie and his guests on the Salty Dawg!  The fish were being hit from 30 to 70 feet down with…

Chinook Fishing Heats Up!

Yesterday was an epic day for chinook fishing in Vancouver!  Eddie was out on the water and hooked up 7 springs, including a tripple header with 2 chinook and 1 coho.  A boat next to Eddie had a quad, yes a quad, and multiple other boats were into good numbers of chinook salmon throughout the…

August 10th : Sockeye Opening!

Sockeye officially opened this morning and already there have been reports of decent numbers of fish caught off the Fraser.  Prior to the opening we were catching sockeye while using spoons and bait targeting other species like chinook and coho, so that is a pretty good indicator at the numbers of fish around.  The daily…

August 2011: Are you ready? We are!

Over the last few weeks fishing has been spotty in the Vancouver area…however…..over the last few days we have experienced some big improvements in local fishing results. We have 4 species of salmon in local waters right now so it’s time to get out on the water and fish! Coho, Pinks, Chinooks and Sockeye OH…

Socks, Humps, and Springs…

Well we have been guiding like mad men the last few weeks from dawn till dusk catching socks (sockeye), humps (pink), and springs (chinook)!  Fishing has been rock solid with great catches on every charter.  We have been targeting the sockeye with multiple flashers and 18-28 inch leaders with pink hootchies.  By multiple flashers we…

July 24: Vancouver Fishing Update

Over the last few days the Pacific Angler Saltwater Guide Team has been fishing several different areas. We have fished West Vancouver, the Hole in the Wall to Sunset Beach in Howe Sound, the Point Grey Bell Buoy, the T10 Marker, the QA and the Mile Markers and Gabriola Island. Gabriola Island continues to produce…

July 11 Update

Hello fishing fans! Again, we’ve been delinquent at filing reports…tsk tsk….got to do something about that…maybe cut off someone’s beer supply and that’ll teach ’em! Haha! Since our last report, we’ve been fishing a multitude of areas. However, given our recent efforts, we’ve found the best area to be fishing is the Eastern Shoreline of Gabriola Island…

Looking Back on June and Looking Forward to July

Well June was the “Month of Gabriola” this year as the bulk of our fishing efforts were in this area.  The chinook fishing was generally good to excellent with even a few fish hitting the box on the slow days and on the good days we were hooking double digits and limiting out on nice…

First Week of June Report

I was back out on the water on 10 hour charters on Monday and Tuesday at Gabriola and Eddie was on a 5 hour charter on Wednesday in local waters.  The fishing at Gabriola continues to be good for chinook salmon in the 10-25lb range. At Gabriola on Monday we hooked 5 and landed 3…

Another Solid Day…

We were scheduled to head out Thursday with some of our regular clients, Tim, Doug, and Chris and as the day came to a close on Wednesday I wasn’t too happy with the wind forecast.  We had already postponed a few winter spring trips with this group earlier in the year due to strong wind…

What It’s All About

The Pacific Angler Pro Staff had a rare day off yesterday, so we did what we always do on our day off.  We went fishing of course!  It’s not very often that the staff here at Pacific Angler get the chance to actually fish together because we are usually too busy covering each others shifts…

The Springs are Here!

In our last report we talked about the slower start to the chinook fishery this late April and hoped that perhaps the fish were just a few weeks behind, just like the rest of mother nature this year.  Well it looks like that was the case as the fish showed up a few weeks back…

April in Review and May Looking Forward

April turned out to be an interesting month.  It was so cold it felt more like February or March then April!  All in all there was some good fishing for those who braved the cold.  Earlier in the month we had some good fishing off W. Van, the Freighters and Bell Buoy area, and some…

April 9: Vancouver Fishing

Our local fishing has picked up in a major way over the last few days and the size of fish has bumped up a couple of notches as well! The majority of fish which have been landed on the last few trips have been in the 14-25 pound mark! Over the last couple of weeks…

March Update on Springs

Most of this month has seen some decent action but you definitely need to be out there on the right day.  It will be slow for a few days and then it seems like some fish move into the area and fishing is good for a day or two.  Like most fishing, timing is everything,…

Feb 27th 2011: Winter Spring Action!

It snowed hard all night and when I went down to the boat this morning it was covered in a foot of snow and it was still coming down.  I was wondering if I had made the wrong call, fishing fever can cloud your judgement, but there was no turning back now.  As the sun…

Feb 26th 2011: Winter Wonderland Springs

The snow didn’t keep us off the water today…  We headed out to fish the high slack and were rewarded with some good chinook fishing!  The first fish of the day had some weight to it, had big powerful head shakes and was peeling some good line off the Islanders.  Unfortunately during a bought of…

Feb 14 2011: Vancouver Fishing Reports

Hello Anglers! It has been a while since our last update. Since our last report Guides Andrew, Eddie and Jason T. have all been on the water doing multiple trips with our guests. We’ve been over to the the Gulf Islands on 2 occasions, fished West Vancouver on multiple occasions and been over the Vancouver Harbour a…

Vancouver Fishing Jan 26: NOW is the time!

Ladies and Gentlemen! May I have your attention please… THE TIME IS NOW!! In my earlier bloggings I’ve written about my belief that “the best is yet to come” in January and it has happened…today! It was an EXCELLENT day for Salmon Fishing in Vancouver! The report from today is quite simple…GET OUT AND FISH. One of our…

January 23 Vancouver- The Bite Goes On…..

Well..what can I say..when fishing guides start talking when they’re not on charter, the subject invariably comes around to…F I S H I N G.  Fancy that eh?   So…with the consistent fishing in the last three weeks and the Salty Dawg unbooked this afternoon, Captain Eddie and myself decided we’d head out for a short…

Jan. 22 Gulf Islands Report

A fun day today! The Salty Dawg with Guides Jason T. and Andrew on board headed over to the Gulf Islands to check in on the action–it’s a bit early for this fishery but RECON pays dividends when it comes to providing our guests the best results.   It was a late start today, but we decided we’d head over anyways. …

January 16 Report: Let’s Eat!

Without question, 2011 is off to a great start! With the Salty Dawg undergoing routine maintenance and some preparations for the 2011 season over the last few days,  Jason, Andrew, Eddie and Preston headed out on the Seastar for some winter fishing action! Our associates who were on the water the day before had a very promising report so we thought we’d follow up on…

January 9 Quick Report

Hello Everyone! We were on the water today and while we didn’t land any Winter Chinook of legal size,  we did have a fair amount of smaller fish moving the rods. We dropped the crab traps and finished up with over a dozen big Dungeness Crab and the prawning was outstanding—we finished with 550 prawns! Overall the bite…

January 3: Salmon Fishing in Vancouver!!!

What a magnificent day on the water! We headed out on our 38 foot Uniflite, appropriately named the “SEASTAR” at the crack of 10 am this morning. Hey, it’s not like we were on a schedule—today was about great scenery and sunshine! For those who don’t know already, the SEASTAR is the epitome of fishing comfort…

Jan 2 Update: Time to go Fishing in Vancouver!

Just got off the phone with Captain Eddie and he has a great report! Captain Eddie was on the Salty Dawg today fishing his guests  close to home off the West Vancouver shoreline. Looking to capitalize on the action from the last local trip just 2 days prior, Captain Eddie and his guests were met with some…

January 1 Report

The Salty Dawg was over at the Gulf Islands for New Year’s festivities and some impromptu salmon fishing was in the cards (Gulf Islands + fishing= must do). Jason A. dropped the lines down and the action was FAST AND FURIOUS! Over the course of an hour and a half, he hit 5 CHROME Spring salmon, 2 were undersize…

December 31 2010-Vancouver Fishing Report

Happy New Year: Salmon Fishing in Vancouver! Captain Eddie was out on the Salty Dawg for a local 5 hour trip today with his guests. The waters were glassy calm, the skies fantastically blue and the fishing not bad. Although it has been chilly, the strong ridge of high pressure has brought brilliant sunny skies to Vancouver…

December Report and Jan 2011 Outlook

Merry Christmas and Best of the Season from all of us at Pacific Angler! December  fishing in the Vancouver area has been slow to get going and overall the fishing has been lack lustre. There have been a few bright spots and in between those bright spots,  we haven’t been on the water a whole lot…

December 2010: Outlook

As November draws to a close, it’s time to start looking ahead..and I’ll have to admit…I’m already excited at the upcoming prospects! December is typically the month when winter spring fishing really picks up–particularly the second half of the month into the holiday season! If the past is any indication of the future, we’re in for some fairly…

November 20: Snowcapped Peaks!

It’s time! You know it’s time to go salmon fishing when….there’s SNOW on the mountains! So I headed down to the boat, extra hot latte in hand,  hosed the snow off and decided…calm water…so why the heck not…let’s go for a cruise. The sun was peeking in and out of the clouds and the North Shore mountains gleamed white with last…

November 2010: Checking in…

Hi there folks! 🙂 It’s November and Winter Spring fishing is now the focus of our Saltwater efforts.  It was a nice sunny day out there with no wind and overall a pretty pleasant experience!  After giving the boat a nice scrub I decided I’d head out and wet some lines not too far from…

October 2010 Wrap Up

It’s now late October and our mature Chinook fishery is over and the fall rains have called our Chinook upstream. Captain Eddie on the Salty Dawg found a TANK SIZED Coho (Silver) Salmon at 18.5 lbs last week! I’ll have to say that I was VERY ENVIOUS of his guests as it is not often that our…

October 2010: Smiles and Chinook!

October is always a bitter sweet month for us guides…we know that our guiding days are numbered for mature returning fish. However, the BEST part is that at this time we’re just about the LAST location on the BC coast enjoying the terminal Chinook fishery! Right here, 5 minutes from downtown Vancouver!  Over the years I’ve fished…

Sept 2010:Sockeye Continued and Chinook!

Well…hot on the heels of August, the Sockeye bite rolled right on through to about September 10. While it wasn’t quite as fast and furious as it was in August, as we got further into September the millions of Sockeye continued to hold but several weather and pressure changes and the long staging time of these fish frequently…

August 2010: Sockeye of the Century!

First off… What a month! I begin with some apologies…sorry we’ve been delinquent with filing reports…we’ve all been so busy fishing and guiding that we’ve had next to NO TIME to do anything other than FISH! The one word to sum our local fishery for the month of August is– simply AWESOME!  While we were awaiting the highly anticipated Sockeye Opening…

July 16th 2010

Eddie was out today and smacked them pretty good!  He was on a 5 hour charter and put 3 coho and 2 springs into the box.  They lost some coho and lost a nice spring that was taking some good line on a double header with a coho.  He was fishing off W. Van for…

July 15th 2010

There were some more chinook caught off the Bell Buoy this morning on the flood tide so this is a nice change of pace as we have been hitting the coho at W. Van pretty hard for more than a month now.  The test sets in the lower Fraser remain strong so looking for these…

July 14th 2010: The Summer Chinook are Here!

There was still some decent action of W. Van this morning for coho but it looks like some of the Fraser River chinook that have been heading up the S. Arm got pushed around Pt. Grey this morning on the flood tide.  Multiple boats hooked fish up to the mid 20lb range and from the…

July 13th 2010: What a difference a day makes!

Yesterday we had to cancel our charters due to wind but things backed off today and the fish showed up!  Eddie was out on an 8 hour and worked the W. Van shoreline hard for coho.  The end tally for the day was 15 coho hooked and 5 nice hatchery coho in the box with…

July 12th, 2010: The Wind Storm of the Summer!

Today was a crazy one!  There was a gale force wind warning in effect and it showed up!  30-40 knot NW winds ravaged the harbor as they collided into a strong ebb tide.  The result was 6-8 footers and boats weren’t able to make it past the Lions Gate Bridge.  As a result we had…

July 11th 2010

Things were a little slower today out off W. Van.  The coho were there to be had but the bite was short lived in most of the hot spots.  Those who were in the right place at the right time managed to hook up on some cohos on the short periods of activity.  We lost…

July 10th 2010

Andrew was out today on a 5 hour charter and opted for some W. Van coho action.  That was a good choice with multiple hook ups this morning and steady action throughout the tide.  There were some nice hatchery coho boated up to 9lbs.  White hootchies, pink Apexes, and the Coyote spoon in 3.5 or…

July 8th 2010

Jason went out after working at Pacific Angler all day for a shot at some fish on the evening high slack tide.  It turned out to be a good bet!  Jason and his crew mate Derek had their hands full with lots of action.  The tally for the evening was 8 coho hooked (all were…

July 7th 2010

The coho fishing off W. Van was good again today.  There seems to be a new batch of fish in today, some bigger fish!  We are seeing some nice coho in the 5-8 lb range and the good majority of them are hatchery fish.  The usual producers are still in effect, white hootchies and glow/green…

July 3rd 2010

Things were a little tougher today for the Salty Dawg. We were plying the waters off W. Van but the fish didn’t seem to be cooperating today, at least for us.  There are still some coho around and a few boats did okay but it was definitely slower than the last couple of days.  Tomorrow…

July 2nd 2010

Eddie was out today on two 5 hour charters, one from 7-12 and again from 2-7.  Things have remained fairly consistent for us over at W. Van for coho on the usual top producers.  White hootchies and small spoons.  We hooked a few coho in the morning and a few more on the afternoon charter. …

July 1st 2010 Happy Canada Day!

Eddie was out on an 8 hour today for a Canada Day charter.  W. Van was productive again today for multiple hook ups on coho.  We also managed to get into one spring that peeled off a good amount of line before a long line release.  There were a few springs up Howe Sound today…

June 29th 2010

Today we opted for the early start again to optimize our fishing time around the high slack, and just like the day before, this paid off with multiple hook ups for coho.  The white hootchies are really producing well with a few fish on green glow coyote spoons and coho killer UV white spoons.  On…

June 28th 2010

We decided to leave the dock at 6:00 am today instead of the usual 7:00 am departure time so we could catch as much of the high slack as possible.  Things paid off as the action around the slack tide was excellent for coho in the W.Van area.  Multiple hook ups were had, including a…

June 27th 2010

Andrew was out on an 8 hour charter today in search of some big springs.  The test sets on the Fraser are clearly showing that there are good numbers of chinook heading up the river.  The numbers are much higher compared to this time last year.  After searching hard from the Bell to the QA…

June 26th 2010

Andrew was out today on a 5 hour charter and found some coho in the W. Van area.  There are decent numbers of fish around and if you can find them and stay on top of them the action has been consistent.  Again the top producers have been white hootchies and smaller spoons on a…

June 24th 2010

Eddie  was out on two 5 hour charters today and had good success off W. Van for coho.  It seems some more fish have showed up and things are picking up again.  Working the top of the water column on a fast troll has been successful.  By this we mean from the surface down to…

June 19th to 23rd, 2010

Jason  Tonelli was over at Thrasher on the June 19th for a 10 hour charter and managed to dig out 3 springs for the day but the action was fairly slow over all.  Andrew Szabowas on a 5 hour charter closer to home and found some good schools of Capilano coho off W Van and…

Beginning of June 2010

All I can say is WOW!  We had some amazing fishing in the last few days of May and the first week of June.  The hot spot was over at Thrasher Rock.  At first the fish were offshore in 800-1200 feet of water and we were hooking them on glow green hootchies, glow blue hootchies,…

Looking Back at April and May 2010

We had some amazing fishing and crabbing in April and May this year. The season started off around April 10th for springs off the S end of Bowen and things continued to be excellent throughout the rest of April and all of May off the S end of Bowen and the QA marker. We had…

September 14th, 2009

Today is all about new arrivals. Not only did the fish show up today after some what of a slow weekend, but one of our top guides Craig Mumby is back on our 27 foot Grady the “Salty Dawg” as well. Craig guides at Langara in the summer and guides for Pacific Angler Charters all…

September 13th, 2009

Jason was out at first light with Danny Merth to give the local waters a quick fish before they both headed back to Pacific Angler for a day in the shop. In the quick morning fish they managed a small chinook around 8lbs which they released,

September 12th, 2009

Well I was out on the water today on a trip with Peter from Vancouver and Ken from Toronto. What a day to be out on the water. Flat calm and hot! We fished the flood tide at the mouth of the Capilano all the way up to high slack in the afternoon.

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