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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 and the mouth of the Capilano River.  I love getting up in the morning to a light fog over the water and cool, crisp air.  Nothing beats these kind of mornings for me, especially when I get to go chase big chinook salmon all day.

Some nice chinook off the Cap Mouth in the evening

Some nice chinook off the Cap Mouth.

The name of the game this time of year is bait.  Herring and anchovies in glow teaser heads to be exact.  Use these with a 6 foot leader behind your favorite flasher.  If you are fishing the T-10 or Sandheads try depths of 35 to 75 on the downriggers, and if  you are fishing the mouth of the Capilano River, keep your gear close to the bottom.

Some brined herring and anchovies ready to go...

Some brined herring and anchovies ready to go…


Anchovy Teaser Heads

Some glow chartreuse/green and glow with red (aka the “bloody nose”) teaser heads.

 We have a solid 30 days of good chinook fishing left, so if you would like to book a charter, the next 2-3 weeks are absolutely prime time!  Give us a call at 778-788- 8582 to book your charter today!


4 Nice chinook salmon taken off the mouth of the Capilano River this Monday, only 2 minutes from our dock!

See you in the shop or on the water.

Jason Tonelli