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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 looks of the fish they are all Fraser River chinook, aka Fraser River reds.  We have been watching and waiting as we can see lots of these fish in the test sets in the lower Fraser but not many have been getting caught off  Pt. Grey in the typical spots like the Bell Buoy, or QA marker.  Hopefully this trend of fish getting pushed into the  harbor continues, the next few tide changes will be telling.  To target these fish, try the flood tide.  For gear, we prefer a flasher with a 6 foot leader to an anchovy in a Rhys Davis anchovy teaser head.  We usually run glow teaser heads.  Some fish also get caught on 4.0 Coyote Spoons in Glow/Green or Cop Car.  We have lots of high quality, vacuum packed anchovies at Pacific Angler in a variety of sizes and herring as well.  To get rigged up for these fish come down to the shop and we will get you all set up. Guide Andrew had a blast with his guests on charter today hooking into a double of large Chinook. One of the big ones spat the hook, but they finished with a nice Coho and a nice upper 20’s Chinook! Tight lines and See you soon!