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 of year we start to think about the feeder springs, aka winter chinook. These fish frequent our local waters feeding on herring and pack on the pounds week by week. A few boats were out over the weekend with the sunny weather and calm seas and there are some fish around already. Most of the fish are still under size with the odd barely legal fish being taken, but the numbers of fish seem to be strong. This is a good sign of things to come. The fish get bigger and the fishing picks up as November comes to a close and we get into December. We had some great fishing last winter in the local Vancouver waters, up Howe Sound, and over at Thrasher. We will keep you updated as the winter chinook fishery progresses.